The first time I heard Sara Bareilles’ new song, ‘I Choose You’, I knew that it was perfect for an unforgettable First Dance or a cheerful walk down the aisle. The sweet tune will provide the perfect backdrop to your day, but the lyrics are the real star here.
“I’ll unfold before you
Would have strung together
The very first words
Of a lifelong love letter
Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you”
So how do you base a very visual design off of a song? Like Sara’s song, the palette should be flirty and fun, so I went with rich strawberry red, paired with cream and the warm fawn of barn wood. Keep the mood sweet and light, just like the tempo of the song, and add in playful touches and pops of color.
To carry the Love Letter theme, pick a fabulous font that can be used throughout your paper crafts – menus and invites, of course, but bring words of love into other aspects of the day as well. Wrap lyrics from a beloved tune around the tiers of your wedding cake, fly them on banners down the sides of your aisle, and stamp them on kraft paper bags to hold the favor of your choice. Most of all, relax, enjoy, and dance!
Credits: Love Letters - Photography and Paper Goods by Brumley and Wells | Strawberry Bouquet - Photography by S Leishman Photography, Wedding Flowers by The Bouquets of Ascha Jolie | Love Letter Cookies - Photography by Amara Ritchie Photography, Cookies by Little Wish Cakes | Striped Straw – Photography by Lauren Michelle | Centerpieces - Photography by Lisa Lefkowitz, Design & Styling: Jubilee Lau Events & Gloria Wong Design | Cake - Photography by Todd France Photography