I started with a crisp white frame with clean lines to complement the preppy style. I then took the same paper that lined her invitations and mounted it with the cork board into the frame. Paper from here. The end result was beautiful backdrop for the place cards.
Next, the place cards. I went with crisp white with them as well. Using the same font color and style as the invitations (it's the little details, people!!!) I printed the outside with the guest(s) name and the inside with the table assignment. I was quite proud of doing this without catapulting the printer across the room. No paper jams. No printing on the wrong side. No running to the paper store because I was short one sheet. Some things just make you feel really smart. This was one of them.
Finally, I used some simple orange ribbon from which I hung the place cards and then mounted to the cork board. I had a hard time finding some "fun" thumb tacks so I opted to use a basic gold thumb tack. When I ran it by the bride she thought it was great since the ladies of the bridal party were wearing gold jewelry and shoes. I love it when luck is in my corner:)
I loved the end result and can't wait to see my creation in the "limelight"! Stay tuned for more pics!