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A School Themed Wedding in Napa


For our last school themed wedding this week, I want you to see this gorgeous one that was held in Napa Valley.  This couple, like the bride and groom in my last post, met in 4th grade.  And again, that was the jumpstart for their wedding theme.

This wedding seemed to be a little more formal than the others we have enjoyed this week, although they did include many elementary school elements.  This was their invitation suite with beautiful calligraphy and vintage stamps.

Their fourth grade school pictures were displayed at the guest signing table along with a chalkboard. (I would die if my school pictures were displayed at my wedding! Oh my gosh.)

Instead of a traditional guestbook, the bride and groom asked the guests to leave “love notes” written on notebook paper.

For table seating, the name of each guest was printed on a tag and attached to a yellow pencil.  The tag also told which “grade” the guest was in…aka the table for their assigned seating.

The tables at the reception had beautiful flower arrangements along with the “grade assignments” for their guests on clipboards.

The couple’s chairs had lovely apple garlands draped across them.

And for the final elementary school touch, the dessert tables were set up “bake sale” style with brownies, rice krispie treats, cookies, and cartons of milk.  Guests were even invited to take some of the treats home in little brown lunchsacks with the bride and groom’s names printed on them.

all photos above via snippet and ink

Wasn’t that another gorgeous wedding?  The school theme seems to be a popular one for weddings – especially for couples who met in school.  I think I could do a month of posts and still not cover all of the ones on the internet.  Here are some links to a few more if you would like to take a peek at them.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the creativity in these beautiful ceremonies and receptions.  My question for us to talk about today is…

If you could have a theme for your wedding, what would it be? 

I have one more wedding to share with you this week, but I promise you it’s not a school themed one!

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I like the school themed weddings for the particular couples you’ve shared. I think if I were getting married today I’d enjoy a simple, small family and closest friends wedding someplace like Napa Valley. We’ve been to a couple of weddings there and they are always beautiful because of the surrounding area. I would wear a formal gown (again) but I’d keep everything simple. These young women of today seem to be so creative with original ideas. It’s great to see the clever things they come up with.
Karen – A wedding in Napa would be beautiful – AND full of great food! I think I could eat my way through there – no joke! I agree with you that simple would be the way to go. I think I would like a simple one in front of a fireplace in the fall at a mountain lodge. I used to think I wanted a beach wedding, but the fall seems so much cozier and romantic. I guess that is what I think a wedding is supposed to be like – cozy and romantic.


Cathy Norrie - August 29, 2012 - 11:18 am

These school themed weddings have all been very cute! Having been a teacher-librarian for 30 years I guess I should have had at least a hint of books at our wedding. Our book filled house, however, makes up for it, I reckon 🙂
Thanks again for all the wonderful treasures that you share with us, Kelly.
Cath – I love books too. I just can’t make myself buy a Kindle or any other electronic device for reading. Our bookcases are overflowing all over the house. In fact, now that middle child has moved back home for awhile, we are going to have to either buy or build some more bookshelves for his very extensive collection. Thank you for reading all the wedding posts this week!

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