Trending Now: Crest-Shaped Wedding Décor
Family crests are a longstanding wedding tradition-the British monarchy proves that. Contemporary couples, however, are finding new ways to introduce a coat of arms into their big day. Instead of visually representing family traits and estates, these pairs are choosing looser interpretations of the classic symbol. The result? Crest-shaped wedding décor. Though these stately structures don't necessarily act as heirloom monograms, they add a dash of tradition-and a whole lot of pretty-to your celebration. Here, a few of our favorite crest-inspired accents, from ceremony backdrops and seating chart displays to mini cocktail menus.
The above ceremony backdrop, created by Philosophy Flowers, acted as a crest-shaped frame to two of the duo's venues' most impressive details: the lake and breathtaking Telluride mountains.
Peanut Press brought this coat of arms seating chart display to life. Each crest represented a distinct table and was complete with guests' names. The calligraphed board, designed by Spreading Lovely, was flanked with rose, greenery, and pampas grass arrangements by Michelle Lywood.
Signature Cocktail Menu
This creative crest might not have outlined the couple's legacy, but it did reveal something just as personal-their signature wedding cocktail. The mini menus, which simultaneously acted as a bar coaster, were crafted by Signora e Mare.
White Door Events' baroque-style crest signage, complete with the bride's new initial, dressed up the live entertainment's stage.