Guest blogger: Head vs Heart, type as decor

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One of my biggest obsessions is typography. I could look at it, design with it and talk about it all day. So it’s been exciting for me to see typography playing a larger role in wedding and event design recently. Decor is an area where we’ve just started to scratch the surface, but we’re definitely looking for fun and interesting ways to incorporate type into our space. Here’s a few examples that are getting the wheels turning.


{Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Cheree Berry’s wedding via Martha Stewart Wedding}


{Style Me Pretty, Mille Holloman Photography}

Another aspect of our wedding I’ve yet to mention is that we’re trying to go handmade as much as possible, so Etsy has been a trusted companion throughout the planning process. Etsy also just so happens to be an amazing resource for typographic decor items. Here’s a few to get you started:


{Clockwise from top left: 1. Gold leaf wood letters, 2. XO Vintage Marquee Letters, 3. Love You Always Vinyl Wall Decal, 4. Personalized Sterling Silver Cufflinks, 5. Personalized Just Married Sunshine Banner, 6. Glitter Monogram Cake Topper}

~ Courtney, Head vs Heart

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Alejandra on Feb 17, 2010

You know -- one of the reasons I also love typography (aside from the aesthetic) is that it makes your words come ALIVE. Words alone, without swirls or blocks or curvy edges, just pull you in and stir up emotions inside of you. Then... combined with the beauty of design -- mmMmmm, heavenly! Thank you for the inspiration :)

Style Revolution on Feb 17, 2010

The Love is Sweet Picture is Amazing.. Love it

miss fancy pants (the bride) on Feb 17, 2010

Awesome ideas! We love the aesthetics of typography so much that we turned one of our favorite poems into a wall decal and displayed it in giant format on a wall in our apartment. You can't go wrong with typography.

Positively Preppy in Pink on Feb 17, 2010

All of these pictures are beautiful! I love the way couples are using special typography in their wedding day celebrations!

nina renee designs on Feb 17, 2010

I love the look of typography in wedding decor, adds an artsy feel :-) on Feb 17, 2010

I heart the first picture with "love never fails"

Bridgette on Feb 17, 2010

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this list of absolutely beautiful typography inspired items! So wonderful! I am a huge type nerd so these truly speak to me! I am so insanely honoured to have our Just Married Sunshine banner included! Thank you so very much!! - Bridgette / Earmark Invitations

Courtney Dolloff on Feb 17, 2010

@ alejandra i totally agree! @bridgette you're very welcome! @miss fancy pants great idea. do you have a good resource for printing the decal?

Sara on Feb 17, 2010

I love all of these ideas! We are planning on doing a monogram in moss, a Just Married Sign a la vintage Etsy style and I would love to have a candy bar with a sign that says "how sweet it is to be loved by you"

Lisa on Feb 18, 2010

I'm a lover of topography too and adore your ideas!

Design Fixation on Feb 18, 2010

The "Love Never Fails" sign is just such a fresh idea.... genius! Well said, Alejandra. It's very true.

Janet - Limousine hire Melbourne on Feb 19, 2010

The print on the wall is sweet :-)

tcamp on Mar 9, 2010

i love topography too i love the "love is sweet: how cute is that!!

Kelly Osterholt on Mar 16, 2010

The 'Love is Sweet' photo is fantastic! The outfits, the unorganized line up, it is great. The topography is great. I actually have a friend that works for a great company that does these type of things. Wonderful share! Thanks.

Kelly Osterholt on Mar 16, 2010

Oops, sorry I don't usually promote but it's fitting for these ideas.

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