As regular readers will know, I have a teensy addiction to pinterest. I am building a collection of mood boards so large, it may well be bordering on embarrassing. Still, pretty pictures make me happy and lots of you are following my boards so in the interest of being helpful, I shall continue to pin to my heart’s content.
Anyhoo, one of my pinterest mood boards is ‘wedding signs‘. I’m a self confessed font geek and I love seeing how people use font with design to create gorgeous signs for their big day. I know I’m always banging on about using every element of your planning as an opportunity to reflect you as a couple, but it’s true, and wedding signs are another way to give a little stamp of your personality into your decor.
So, it is with great pleasure that I introduce today’s guest blogger, the super talented Suzy from local sign making company Muddy Creek Signs…
Muddy Creek Signs is a one-woman traditional signwriting company based in a beautiful secret garden in Cornwall.
I use traditional techniques and methods that have been on the brink of being forgotten , and that are just starting to make a comeback. Properly prepared and painted in enamel paints, on a ground of exterior plywood, a traditional sign can last for years in all weathers .
I love to let my imagination run wild in the creation of my signs – elaborate Victoriana, the kitsch and the vintage are endless inspiration, and it was this that led me into making wedding signs.
It gives me a lot of satisfaction to think of couples having my personalised signs hanging on their wall as a memento of their special day!
Too often, signs at a wedding are an afterthought. Yet, as well as being pretty much a necessity if you want anyone to find the loos (and, in the weird and windy Cornish lanes, often the venue itself!), they can be an easy way to inject a little fabulousness into your décor.
Think of signs for your wedding as uniquely personal. They are a great way to say what you want to say about your wedding – and not just literally!
Signs can be all colours, fonts- and shapes. They can easily be made to reflect the theme of your wedding. Have you got a carnival theme? Seaside? Victorian vintage? Here’s where you can go wild!
If you want to go DIY, you can cut shapes out of plywood pretty easily with a jigsaw, and paint them your colours. Or, for interior signs, download some gorgeous fonts and have a play…..
The first signs that your guests will see are the ones in the area around your wedding, pointing the way to the event. Are you going to have your names on them ? Or, alternatively, have a design that reflects your invites and theme- so that everyone just knows they’re yours?
A sign over the entrance of the reception marquee or building can be great to welcome guests in and tell them that the fun starts here!
A big sign would be ideal as an eyecatching centrepiece in your function room (barn, yurt, gazebo, marquee,cave…) One that echoes the colour of your flowers, details on your dress, the groom’s tie…one that every eye is drawn to. …And then, what would it say? Perhaps: “Just Married”? “Forever mine”? Or, your names entwined….
Little signs, maybe chalkboards, can be scattered around, accenting the décor and at the same time guiding people to the loos around the bend in the corridor, the rope swing or the guest book..
And at the end of the day…? Well, when the flowers have faded and the cake’s been eaten, these gorgeous reminders of your big day will last a lifetime on your kitchen wall, or hanging over the big double bed in your boudoir!