Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish's Wedding Welcome Bags
A Warm Welcome
From big-picture plans to the smallest detail, Martha Stewart Weddings editors collaborated with Kate and Michael on every element of their wedding weekend. Not to be forgotten? The welcome bag. We worked with the couple to create a "survival kit" with modern ammentities for each of the 90 attendees for pair's Montana nuptials.
In each room, guests found a burlap tote customized with the couple's "brand" (designed by the groom as a twist on a rancher’s brand) stenciled on the front and stuffed with goodies for their four-day stay on at The Ranch at Rock Creek.
Martha Stewart Weddings creative director Kate Berry used a Designer Stencils stencil, a foam brush, and acrylic paint to give each tote a custom touch.
The team designed, folded, and assembled accordion-style pockets for antacid, ibuprofen, and acetomenaphin for when you've "enjoyed too much food," danced your boots off," "sampled too many sweets," or "threw back one too many drinks."
We also made welcome packets, adorned with the couple's "brand" laser-cut onto the cover. Pockets inside held the itinerary for the weekend.
Trail mix was bagged into individual servings and sealed with custom "Happy Trails" labels.
Fill 'Em Up!
Once the bags were dry, our creative team began loading each with a variety of items, like local favorite Americana Huckleberry soda, as well as a handwritten message from the couple.
The Finished Product
The result? Huckleberry soda; Montana-themed notebooks; a flask; a fir- or pine-scented Diptyque candle; Erbaviva organic bug spray, sunscreen, and chapstick; Taza Mexican chocolate; custom-wrapped trail mix; a bottle opener; a flashlight; and a pouch of single-dose medicines to cure any ailment from nights of revelry.
Get the Full Story!
But wait, want to see more? There’s a lot! This is only a sneak peek of the wedding weekend currently featured in the magazine, now on newsstands, or available to download. We featured a few details of our trip to Montana back in August, the modern hoedown rehearsal dinner, and stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes shots over the next few weeks at MarthaStewartWeddings.com.