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Confession: I actually made this inspiration board a few months ago, but decided to wait to post it until it really felt like summer out. We’re not quite there yet in North Carolina, but I couldn’t wait any longer! This board (and wedding!) was inspired by the crab boil photo and all its delicious reds, yellows, and oranges. Rent some wood plank tables, mix together some fiery wildflowers, and hire a bluegrass band – done and done! Well, almost :)


Crab boil photo by Melissa Schollaert via Southern Weddings, sweet tea drinks photo by Lauren Brooks via Style Me Pretty, strawberry shortcake wedding cake photo by Cyn Kain via Southern Weddings, rustic bar photo by Carly Bish via Ever Ours, bright bridesmaid dress photo by Nancy Ray via SMP, rustic sign photo by Melissa Schollaert via Southern Weddings, wooden tables photo by Jill Thomas, bluegrass band photo by Belathee via Design*Sponge

P.S. Does this sound like your idea of a good time? Then I think you’ll like these posts:
A wedding with some awesome Southern food
A low country boil rehearsal dinner
A casual + rustic wedding

Melissa Schollaert, Cyn Kain, and Nancy Ray are fabulous members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily

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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.

From Allison:

“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!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Elizabeth & Ryan | Elizabeth Ryan Photography reply

    Our mouths were watering the whole time we were photographing these sweet treats! So tasty! ;) And I know if I were a guest at this wedding, I would have a little skip in my step as I found my seat! So much fun! Thanks so much for choosing Allison’s design as a finalist! ;)

  2. avatar Lisa reply

    Okay, this one is my favorite!! The display is adorable, and I’m sure every guest would love munching on a cute pie pop while they looked for their seat!

  3. avatar Allie reply

    Mmmmmmm!!!! I love it when your escort card is also a sweet treat you can eat! Such a fun display too!

  4. avatar Brittany Minturn reply

    This is by far my favorite!!! Soooo cute!! :-)

  5. avatar Allison Barnhill reply

    Love it! Thanks so much for featuring our submission. We had a “sweet” time putting it together.

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  7. avatar Erin reply

    Oh my goodness these are my absolute favorite by far! A pie on a stick!! And I thought I was amazing for having JUST discovered pies in a jar to send to Afghanistan!!! These are fantastic!!

  8. avatar Holly reply

    This are so precious! Favorite by far!

  9. avatar Karen reply

    What a creative idea – and so yummy looking! Definitely my favorite idea!

  10. avatar Sarah reply

    Oh My! I LOVE this idea!

  11. avatar Brooke reply

    What a fantastic idea – I LOVE this! How could you not smile with a pie pop in your hand?! :)

  12. avatar Carly reply

    These look awesome! So cute!

  13. avatar Kaitlin reply

    super cute!! what a fabulous way to add a bit of “southern belle” to your day! :)

  14. avatar Krista reply

    Love these! Such a fun idea for guests to snack on while they find their seats!!

  15. avatar Annemarie reply

    This is awesome! It also gives guests a little something to snack on before the pre-dinner speeches! Allison is so talented! I’m impressed with the homemade buttons too!

  16. avatar Katie reply

    This is adorable! I am sure guests would be thrilled to receive such clever, beautiful and TASTY escort cards. LOVE them!

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  18. avatar Kelly Beninghove reply

    WHAT A CUTE IDEA!!! I think this is a FABULOUS idea for Thanksgiving and/or other holidays as well – the perfect serving size for someone who might be trying to be a bit “healthier” and won’t over indulge!

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Like our last Handmade Find, this isn’t one you can necessarily buy, but I thought it might serve as lovely inspiration anyway!

Dani and Nelson were married at a summer camp, and I LOVE how they brought that carefree spirit into their canoe getaway! I might also have a soft spot for their sign since I made so many for my sister’s wedding.

Photo by Oh, Darling! See more from this wedding on their blog here!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar ATF reply

    I love it! I grew up going to summer camp (and I am an avid canoer) so this is just perfect!

  2. avatar Kristin Nicole reply

    Love this!

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