Inspiration to Reality {#2}: Wishing Tree Placecards

by jacin on September 7, 2011

Happy Wednesday, lovelies! How are we already halfway through the week? I’m loving how fast it’s flying by, but I have so much to do before hopping on a plane tomorrow, so I’m hoping today slows down just a bit.

Moving on… today is my second installment of Inspiration to Reality (read all about this new series here), so let’s get going!

I had the pleasure of working a gorgeous wedding a few weeks back at the Montalvo Arts Center in Sarasota, California, and snapped an iPhone pic of the tree pictured above (in between directing guests to cocktail hour). It was a “wishing” tree, with a box supplying empty paper tags for you to write your wishes on and tie to the tree branches. I absolutely loved the idea, and of course, immediately thought, wouldn’t this be a unique way to display your escort/seating cards? Here’s how you can replicate the idea (super easy, too!)

See what I mean? How easy is that? Just put in alphabetical order and tie from the tree branches, letting them sway lightly in the breeze. You don’t have to go crazy with colored baker’s twine*, simple string will do, but adding a pop of color could really add to the overall look! And just think - for a nautical-inspired wedding, you could use heavier rope, and tie with a sailors knot.

What do you think? Too rustic for you, or can you envision this as being a pretty way to house your escort cards?

*Need to know where to get inexpensive (like, seriously inexpensive) baker’s twine? Go here to find out!

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking September 7, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Love this idea! And a big bonus that it is inexpensive and simple!


Kristina September 7, 2011 at 4:50 AM

Love this. I love the blue and yellow bakers twine! Such pretty colors.


jillian September 7, 2011 at 5:29 AM

what a great idea!! xoxo jillian:: enter to win Upper Metal Class Jewelry


Jenny ~ SOSN September 7, 2011 at 5:58 AM

Great idea - so creative! Love the bakers twine as well.


Brancoprata September 7, 2011 at 7:14 AM

Such a cool idea!!!


postcards and pretties September 7, 2011 at 8:42 AM

very cool idea!


Aleah + Nick Valley September 7, 2011 at 8:51 AM

Super cute! I love this idea and it would be so cute for any type of celebration!


Katie @ Lovebird Productions September 7, 2011 at 9:17 AM

So clever! I love creative ways to get guests involved!


birdie to be September 7, 2011 at 9:20 AM

Very cute idea! I love baker’s twine too! I just purchased some on Etsy, because I couldn’t help myself… but thank you for the other link. Wayyyy better!


Mrs. Pancakes September 7, 2011 at 9:43 AM

lovely idea! always liked them.


claire @ a realistic wedding September 7, 2011 at 10:47 AM

GREAT post, Jacin!!


Liesl September 7, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Those lovely little mailing tags will be seen a lot of at my wedding next year…so many ideas have been swirling in my head with them, especially with their super affordable price! :) This one is such a wonderful idea too!

Liesl :)


Elizabeth {Bridal Musings} September 7, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Such a good idea and so simple to do! Love it!


Lena September 7, 2011 at 3:58 PM

How do you take something so simple and make it spectacular? Oh, the baker’s twine…must remember that.


Krissy - Make Believe'N September 7, 2011 at 4:11 PM

I’m never disappointed when I visit your blog. Very cute idea!!!


Naomi September 7, 2011 at 11:53 PM

I am lovin’ this! Where were you for last weekends wedding? Such a cool idea my friend!


Sandra Downie @ Sandra Downie Event Designs September 8, 2011 at 6:17 AM

Great idea and it’s so pretty to look at!


Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) September 8, 2011 at 7:15 AM

Just darling! We have a couple of tabletop “wishing trees” written about on The Wedding Bistro, but having an actual tree outdoors is extra-special!


Rhiannon {Hey Gorg} September 11, 2011 at 1:00 PM

This is almost like the shoot I did in June with the real life version of a wish tree :) Great minds think alike sista!


erin September 13, 2011 at 7:47 AM

this is such a great idea!


paloma September 18, 2011 at 6:20 PM

So cute!


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