from inspiration to reality

by Grace Bonney

i love wedding ideas that can carry on after the big day is over. so when abby at style me pretty sent over this beautiful shoot designed by viola at chewing the cud, i was hooked. as part of their ‘from inspiration to reality‘ feature (where vendors turn one reader’s inspiration boards into a real life photoshoot), viola created this dark and edgy, but romantic, display that features a non-traditional guest book. rather than having them sign pages in a book, guests would be asked to write well wishes on a butterfly and than adhere them to the wall to create a fluttery installation effect. what i love about this idea is that it doesn’t have to be for a wedding. it would be so much for for a housewarming party, birthday, or other celebration where guests might leave nice notes for the hosts. you could pin them to a cork board, frame them, or recreate this free-flowing installation on your wall. to see more of this shoot, click here to check out the full post on style me pretty (i love the black and white plates!). and to see more wedding-inspired entertaining ideas, check out once wed‘s ‘beyond the big day’ posts here at d*s. thanks, abby! photos by blond tulip

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