Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Casino Theme Couples Wedding Shower

A few pictures of details from the casino-themed couples shower/party . . . .

Box for loose greeting cards.

Guests wrote messages to the lucky couple on a deck of white/blank-back playing cards (found on Amazon.com).

"Pick a card, any card!"

Elvis made an appearance to deliver the message, "Thank you for celebrating with us!"

Black and white Linzer heart cookies from Foodstuffs were a casino-like favor.

Swirlz mini cupcakes are one of my party staples.  Delicious, and much more approachable that full-sized cupcakes!  

Whole Foods flower bouquets re-arranged into small vases, playing cards stamped with "T&A," purple heart confetti and gold chocolate coins served as table centerpieces.

More cupcakes on the bar.

My first project with my new Silhouette Cameo cutting tool (thanks, Mom!) is impossible to see in these pictures.  I used the tool to cut big letters and mounted the letters on playing cards with spray adhesive.  Strung together, the cards created a "Tiffany & Andy SigeRICH in LOVE" banner that hung over the pizza and salad buffet table.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Casino Theme Shower Invitations

I took inspiration from these vibrant Vegas-themed invitations and played on my girlfriend's future last name (Sigerich) to create a casino-esque theme for their couples shower.  "SigeRICH in LOVE" was the tag line for the invitations and other creative elements of the shower decor.  The casino/Vegas theme is great for a wedding shower with lots of uses for HEARTS and CLOVERS (lucky in love, the lucky pair . . . )!  

I tried to emulate the typography-style invitations and stationary I've been eyeing in stores and on other blogs of late.  I used the following fonts, all either free from dafont.com or standard on a Mac:   
  • AdamGorry - Lights - hard to tell from these photos, but looks somewhat marquee-like)
  • Brush Script MT
  • Charcoal CY
  • EcuyerDAX
  • Ecolier_court

My apologies for the blurry photography . . . Playing cards served as both a decorative tag and a method to relay registry information:  "Don't roll the dice, make a sure bet at Macy's & Williams-Sonoma."  I attached the cards with red and white Baker's twine