Outside the Flowerbox: Vintage schoolhouse inspiration

Outside the Flower Box with Poppies & Posies

We found the idea of a vintage schoolhouse inspired wedding to be so playful and fun! In the end, weddings are about celebration, laughter, and a little joi de vivre! There is absolutely no reason you can’t carry this through into your design too! Who doesn’t love chalkboards, vintage tins, old school pencils and playful plates? The possibilities are endless and would surely make any wedding as cute as a button.

We we’re inspired to run with this concept after we visited Jen Huang‘s new studio and spotted her gorgeous dining table (made from reclaimed wood) and vintage, French, schoolhouse chairs. When the amazing team over at Mélangerie offered to design the seating cards, menu, and table name for our shoot we knew it was the perfect project to collaborate on. They really took the tablescape to the next level with their adorable details!

We tracked down a couple of vintage crayon tins on an antiquing trip and paired them with vintage glass bottles. In keeping with the schoolhouse theme we placed old books down the length of the table and chose bright, playful flowers for our arrangements. Our favorite pairing was the red gomphrena and chamomile with geranium leaves. They resembled strawberries and looked almost edible!

Mélangerie ran with the inspiration and came up with the idea of using chalkboards. Both the menu and table name are hand-lettered onto antique chalkboards. The place cards are pieces of book board they painted with chalk board paint and then hand lettered. To complete the setting, they tied a piece of chalk to each place card with apple red ribbon to match Jen’s chairs. Parfait!!

xoxo Poppies & Posies

[images from Jen Huang]

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5 Comments to “Outside the Flowerbox: Vintage schoolhouse inspiration”

  1. copywaitress Says:

    lovely:)

  2. Jen Says:

    oooo it is so cute!

  3. Hi-Fi Weddings Says:

    oh this is LOVELY! and weird!!! i have those dishes too…and they are my favorite!!! any idea where they got the dishes? :)

  4. chelsea Says:

    really well done! love.

  5. lizzie [ten thou bride] Says:

    this is so great, loving the plates! sparked my fiance to say, “WE SHOULD PAINT OUR OWN PLATES FOR THE WEDDING!” so thanks! :)

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