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A Mailbox Escort Card Display By Barb Salzman

We love the shabby chic style of mixing home decor elements with wedding details. So for a bride that wanted each escort card to double as a personal note to each guest (how personal and sweet is that?), Barb Salzman, founder of Hatch Creative Studio, concocted the idea of presenting each letter inside... read more

A Evening Candlelit Wedding Ceremony (From Barb Salzman)

Photo: Joshua Zuckerman PhotographyPhoto: Joshua Zuckerman Photography
How do you take a ceremony on the top of a rooftop in New York City (at the TriBeCa Rooftop to be exact) with sweeping views of the city and make it more romantic? Cover the space in candles. Barb Salzman, founder of Hatch Creative Studio used dozens of pillar candles set in... read more

Zodiac Animal Escort Cards (From Barb Salzman)

Animal figurine escort cards are a subtle nod to the Chinese zodiac and an unexpected decor idea. Your guests probably haven't seen anything like these before and they're an easy DIY (with a bit of baker's twine, kraft cardstock, and a calligraphy pen anything is possible), double win! If you're as obsessed with this... read more

Rubber Stamp Escort Cards

Rubber Stamp Escort CardsPhoto: Studiofoto
Barb Salzman, founder of Hatch Creative Studio, created an escort card that was both stylish and functional with these rubber stamps. For this intimate, rustic wedding at Blue Hill in Manhattan the bride was stumped when it came to how to address the invitations. Barb's idea? Create custom stamps for each... read more

Inspiration of the Day: A Paper Chain Ceremony Backdrop

Paper Chain Backdrop -- Barb SalzmanPhotos: Dave Robbins
Paper chains get a serious sophisticated upgrade without losing their playful charm in this ceremony backdrop created by Barb Salzman, founder of Hatch Creative Studio. The paper chain garlands framed the the couple's vows in this chic loft-inspired space without blocking the natural light from the oversized windows as a... read more

Inspiration of the Day: A Hint of Feathers Bouquet

Hint of Feathers BouquetPhoto: Studio Foto Photography
Feathers add a whimsical touch to a floral arrangement, and for this bride feathers had even greater significance because after her wedding she would adopt the last name, Bird. For this winter wedding, Barb Salzman of Hatch Creative Studio walked the line between creating a bouquet that looked too springy, while also avoiding the... read more

Inspiration of the Day: A Faux Grass Aisle

Faux Grass Aisle
For a self-proclaimed "hippie" bride who wanted to walk barefoot down the aisle, Barb Salzman rolled out the green carpet with an aisle runner made of faux grass. Barb added bright sunflowers and wildflowers along the sides of the aisle to create a whimsical, organic look -- and constructed the ceremony arch and entrance... read more

A Virtual Family Tree Installation

Virtual Family TreePhoto: Gulnara Studio
For a family-oriented wedding Barb Salzman, founder of Hatch Creative Studio, created this 3D family tree representing several generations of the couples' families.  "The whole wedding was about family and the stories," says Barb, so the tree was the perfect way to incorporate the family members into the day. Barb carried the tree... read more

Inspiration of the Day: Vintage Slide Projector Photo Votives

Vintage Slide VotivePhotos: Dave Robbins
To create a custom retro touch, Barb Salzman transformed simple votive candle holders into stunning vintage photo displays using old slide projector photos. The groom from this wedding was actually an art historian with a focus on lighting, which made it all the more meaningful. Don't have any cool retro items laying around? Every weekend... read more

Animal Topiaries!

Animal TopiariesPhoto: Dave Robbins Photography
To kick off our 100 days of inspiration, we're starting with these cute creations: animal-shaped topiaries created by Barb Salzman at Hatch Creative Studio. The green monkey (yep, you read that right!), rabbit and elephant were made entirely out of moss -- and added a playful vibe to an otherwise elegant escort card table. "While... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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