On the Menu: Custom-designed Menus, Place Cards and Table Numbers

From: Fall/Winter 2015 edition

1} Love: Spotted
This polished set of menus and place cards by MaeMae & Co. catches the eye with bold graphic elements and a cool, crisp color palette. Spots adorning the menu call to mind an abstract animal print, while a daintier version covers the place cards. A vintage-inspired typeface keeps the set in a perfect balance, melding classic and contemporary styles. Minneapolis, 612.208.2615

2} Fully Lined
“Clean, modern design”—that’s how Amy Steil describes these digitally printed menu cards that make a lovely addition to any table setting. “I was inspired by both of the grooms’ attire,” says Steil, co-owner of Mi Mi Design. “One was wearing a blush shirt under his suit and the other a light blue shirt.” With charcoal gray diagonals softly contrasting against the blush, this reversible menu card offers a perfect pairing for a perfect pair. Minneapolis, 612.789.2507

3} Round the Table
For this menu, Catherine Polacek of Printerette Press created a customized bride and groom portrait to rest at the bottom of the circular card. With the hand-lettered text and details stamped in glamorous gold foil, this piece can stand alone, but finds its perfect home, fit perfectly atop a dinner plate. Minneapolis, 612.568.6841

4} Floral Feast
These floral-themed table cards were hand-painted and printed on double-mount white linen stock, adding a modern twist to a traditional design. Carla Fahden, owner of Color Me Carla, strives to create timeless pieces, putting her own spin on the suite with unexpected font combinations and color schemes. This design in particular was inspired by a farm-to-table wedding with an abundance of greenery, says Fahden. Those little touches of orange and violet? Kumquats and berries—a charming detail in this rustic set. Minneapolis, 612.250.8448