Yes, I have another wedding to share with you today. It is so creative in its use of the school theme, I can’t decide whether I like this one better than the one in my previous post! I hope you like it too, and more than that, I hope it sparks an idea in you that you can use in your own home. Afterall, wedding ideas aren’t just for weddings, are they?
This precious wedding was in California. The couple met in fourth grade, were friends through high school and college, but did not start dating until they were in their twenties. He proposed to her in front of their old elementary school! Wasn’t that just the sweetest thing?! Their meeting in school was the springboard for the wedding theme.
In keeping with the school theme, they used vintage notebook paper and attendance reports in their invitation suite. I love it! 🙂
In lieu of a table to hold the seating cards, they borrowed a teacher’s desk from a nearby school to hold apples that directed guests to their seats. The guest’s name was on a slip of graph paper under the apple, and a sticker on the apple was printed with the table number.
The reception tables were covered with black paper where the guests’ names were written in chalk.
At each table were pop quizzes about the couple and pencils for the guests to use to complete them. The guests dropped them in a box, and the couple actually graded them and included them in their thank you notes! Talk about details. Wow!
And finally, the favors for the children who attended this wonderful wedding were small paper pails filled with candies and toys. The children’s names were written on the top with chalk.
If you want to see more of the clever ideas from this wedding, including the use of a big chalkboard for the photography backdrop, an accounting book used as the guestbook, and what they did with Polaroid cameras, be sure to click here to read all the other details. By the way, the reception site was a place they had visited on a field trip in elementary school!
Since his proposing in front of their school was so adorable, my question is to my married readers today.
Where did your wedding proposal occur?
Mine was while sitting on the sofa in my soon-to-be-in-law’s home, watching a very old rerun of Gidget on television. Real romantic, right?
(But after dating for 10 years, I was thrilled to be getting a proposal!)