Rustic Elegance on 100 Layer Cake

I know, we’ve been missing in action. But we promise to make up for it today!

Papertalk Press was featured on the marvelous 100 Layer Cake wedding blog last week, and we couldn’t be more excited. Once again, we had the pleasure of working on a styled photo shoot with our favourite wedding stylist, Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events (our last shoot together was this). She teamed up with Tonya Peterson, photographer extraordinaire, who flew out all the way from New Mexico to Michigan to capture this beautiful day. The result? The loveliest of rustic elegance.

The shoot’s inspiration came from a Snippet & Ink board, and we had tonnes of fun running with it. The palette was very natural, lots of whites and browns, but the faintest hint of blush really brought out the delicateness of it all.

Invitation Suite + Menus

For the invitations and the menus, the original plan was to letterpress kraft boards, but that failed attempt (I should have stuck to my initial instinct to foil stamp instead of letterpress) led us to an even cuter construction using white eyelets.

The invitation was printed on a nice, heavy uncoated stock, which was attached with an eyelet onto an A7 sized kraft board. Matching kraft envelopes with contrasting address labels finished the set. The menus also had the eyelet feature, and served as both a menu and a escort card. We attached a little pink name tag and table number onto the menu, which was then attached to a landscape kraft board.

We love the eyelets so much that we’re already thinking of other ways to incorporate them into new designs.

Caramel Favour Tags

The other bit that we love is our little favour tag marriage with scrumptious caramels from The Caramel Jar. Don’t they look like a match made in caramel heaven?

Though we haven’t had the chance to gobble them up ourselves (placing an order this week!), we know they are delicious – even Jimmy Fallon says so!


We created signage for the amazing life-sized wish tree that Rhiannon designed. Since we couldn’t print white ink onto the kraft paper, we scanned in a sheet of kraft board and imposed white type on it. When it was printed, you couldn’t tell the difference between the real kraft board and our scanned version!

Believe it or not, our super cute models are real life newlyweds who never got their own wedding photos! Hopefully this day can at least go into the photo albums as their pseudo wedding.

There were so many more lovely details, from the cake and Rhiannon’s larger than life crate-cake stand to the unbelievable heirloom roses and everything in between.

A huge thank you to Rhiannon, Tonya and the entire team for creating such a stunning scene. Be sure to visit Rhi’s blog for more images from the big day, and for all the details including the other talented vendors involved.

See the original post on 100 Layer Cake here

Photography: Tonya Peterson Photography / Styling and Design: Rhiannon Nicole, Hey Gorgeous Events / Venue: Crooked Creek Ranch / Florals: Liz Andre-Stotz, The Parsonage Events / Cake: Kelly Kobus, A Piece o’ Cake / Paper Products: Michelle Ellen Lee, Papertalk Press / Favors: Nicole Ebbitt,The Caramel Jar / Dress: Maggie Torongo, Renee Austin Weddings / Hair and Make Up: Lydia Terpstra / Wood links: West Elm / Videography: Paul and Vanessa Filan, Future Focus Media / Models: Real life married couple, Nick and Jen Doornbos

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12 comments for Rustic Elegance on 100 Layer Cake

  1. Brenda Fisher says:

    I love this shoot! Everything about it reeks of classiness! The tags and the menu’s are super cute. I love the brown background and the white writing. You did a fantastic job.

  2. Michelle. Your designs were so beautiful. We are so glad you were part of the team!!! Hope to work with you again very soon!

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  4. Kristin says:

    I’m seriously wondering how I can get all of that wonderful stationary from you guys? and where did that burlap table runner come from? it would all be perfect for my wedding!

  5. papertalk says:

    Kristin, you’ll have to visit to ask where the burlap runner is from! I’m not too sure myself.

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