There must be something about the South and its food, because many of our escort card submissions involved mouthwatering treats! Allison Barnhill Designs opted to feature a sweet Southern dessert — pie! — and Elizabeth Ryan Photography captured the concept to perfection. I love the mini versions Relysh Catering created, and know guests would, too.
“I always have this image that pops into my head when I think of the South…my perfect Southern moment. I’m sitting in a rocking chair on a large wrap-around porch, tucked under an old quilt, reading a book, when my grandma comes out and hands me a piece of homemade pie. Throw in a glass of sweet tea in a mason jar and I’m in heaven (or sugar shock…whichever comes first!).
So, for this Ultimate Southern Escort Card Challenge, I used this “moment” as my inspiration. For the pie, I decided to go with a whimsical idea…mini pies on sticks…pie pops! Then, I picked out fabrics that reminded me of a handmade quilt. I used those fabrics to make fabric buttons that I attached to escort cards that were simple light yellow cardstock with rounded corners and rustic olive green fonts. I tied them to the pie pops with raffia bows. Adorable and yummy!
The escort card display is rustic and fun. It is filled with books, mason jars, bright wildflowers and even handmade flowers using book pages! I used the same material as used for the buttons to make a matching fabric banner to adorn the perfectly rustic table. Now, pop to your sweet seat, y’all!”
Thank you so much, ladies! Readers, if you love this idea, be sure to let us know in the comments! And remember, you’re welcome to give a vote of support to more than one concept.
P.S. Allison was so kind to include a PDF tutorial for the buttons and paper flowers she crafted. Click here
to download her instructions!