Wedding Stationery Inspired by the Most Iconic TV Couples
Wedding inspiration can be found in even the most unlikely of places, including your favorite television shows. To put that idea to the test, our friends at Cheree Berry Paper set out to create wedding stationery befitting of ten iconic small screen couples, and each of the following suites are as fun to look at as they are inspirational.
First things first. Expect to see big-day paper goods created for the fictional nuptials of these ten couples: Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley and Lady Mary; Friends
' Monica Geller and Chandler Bing;
This Is Us
' Randall and Beth Pearson. With such a diverse mix of shows represented here, there's an idea for every type of couple.
Throwing an elegant city wedding? Take notes from Carrie and Big's chic stationery, which features clean typography and the most special envelope liner. Prefer a more classic vibe? Lady Mary and Matthew's invitation suite is as traditional as it gets. If you love that look but a want a slightly more modern take, let Blair and Chuck's gold-edged invitations be your guide.
And what if you're planning a more nontraditional celebration? Olivia and Fitz's paper goods might be the one for you. The team at Cheree Berry imagine that these two would have eloped, so they created a fun wedding announcement instead. For those looking for ideas for their vow renewal, be sure to check out the paper goods created for Randall and Beth's 20th anniversary celebration, which features the sweetest vellum detail.
Whether you're looking for ideas for your own wedding stationery or want to enjoy the pop culture references, these TV-inspired paper goods are not to be missed. Click through to see each one (and a close-up of their unique details) here.
Friends fans, take note of Monica Geller and Chandler Bing's save-the-date magnet ("That's a nod to the early 2000s when they were married," says Berry. "Everyone sent magnet save-the-dates then."), which highlights the couple's most meaningful (and hilarious) relationship milestones. It all starts with Chandler's Flock of Seagulls haircut and culminates with their New York City wedding.
Does this suite's details look familiar? Avid Friends fans should recognize the color palette (inspired by Central Perk, the coffee house where the group hangs out) and the typeface (it's the very same one used on the show's credits). And how cute is that illustration of the chick and the duck, Chandler and Joey's beloved pets, on the back of the envelope?
Sex and the City
Is there a couple more iconic than Carrie and Mr. Big? Although it took time for this Sex and the City couple to get their happily ever after, the team at Cheree Berry Paper immediately knew what their invitation suite would look like. And not for a second could you mistake it for anyone else's invite. From the tulle coming out of the envelope liner (a nod to Carrie's dress in the show's credits) to the red balloons (just like the ones Big gave Carrie on her birthday), every detail is so them. Our favorite detail? The gold "Marrie" on the save-the-date, which was inspired by Carrie's iconic nameplate necklace.
Sex and the City
The big details are eye-catching, but the small ones are so meaningful. Berry calls out the pre-party invitation, subtly written on a matchbook from The Monkey Bar (one of the couple's favorite date-night spots), and the text on the envelope liner as two must-see details.
You're invited to an engagement party in Stars Hollow! After years of friendship rooted in coffee and diner food, it's only fitting that Gilmore Girls' Luke and Lorelai would celebrate an impending wedding with a low-key engagement party that celebrates those two things. Good joe, junk food, and Luke's iconic baseball cap are all on display on this couple's invite.
There's a healthy dose of flannel on this couple's stationery, but it's actually the special request card that Berry loves the most. "The final tiny envelope holds a card with a request from the groom," she says. Inside, a no cell phones enclosure. "It's the same design that's on display in the diner."
This Is Us
The team at Cheree Berry Paper decided to take an alternative approach when making stationery for This Is Us' Randall and Beth. Instead of an invitation for a wedding, they created one for the 20th anniversary vow renewal. "Randall said it best when talking about their relationship: 'We are perfectly imperfect,'" Berry says. "It made sense to use that quote on their invitation." The paper goods also feature raw edges and stitched details.
This Is Us
Berry's team imagined Beth and Randall throwing an intimate vow renewal with just their closest family and friends in their own backyard. The details were tucked beneath a vellum flap with Randall's quote. Berry's favorite element? Their monogram, which seamlessly mixes Randall's "straight-laced nature" and Beth's "spontaneity and spice."
Parks and Recreation
Red, white, and blue are the only colors Parks and Recreations own Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt would ever consider for their wedding, so they were used prominently throughout this fictional couple's invitation suite. From the campaign button-inspired RSVP card to the Lil' Sebastian monogram, everything about this patriotic invite screams Knope-Wyatt 2013. Don't miss the note about special performances: Mouse Rat, DJ Roomba, and Duke Silver are all recurring features on the show.
Parks and Recreation
Leslie ultimately tied the knot wearing a dress fashioned out of newspaper clippings and documents from her time in public office, so the team at Cheree Berry Paper used a newsprint motif for the outer envelope pattern. As for the stamp? "I love you and I like you," is what Ben and Leslie tell each other repeatedly throughout Parks and Recreations.
"Although they were married on the show, we never saw Blair and Chuck's invitations," Berry says of this beloved Gossip Girl duo. So her team imagined an ultra-luxurious suite inspired by the couple's big-day attire. The powder blue envelopes with piped edges mimic Chuck's lapel while the floral envelope liner is an homage to Blair's Elie Saab wedding dress. Some other not-to-be-missed details: the couple's elegant joint monogram and the vintage stamps.
There's plenty to love about this elevated suite, but Berry cites one tiny detail on the envelope as her favorite. "When Blair and Chuck weren't quite ready to say 'I love you,' they would say, 'Three little words, eight letters,'" the pro explains. "This sentiment sits subtly on the envelope shoulder and the translation is woven into the envelope liner." The gold-edged paper is pretty special, too.
Take one look at this invitation suite and you immediately know which Modern Family couple it was inspired by: Mitchell Pritchett and Cameron Tucker. "We created a modern, preppy invitation for this fun-loving couple," says Berry. "The envelope liner and the interactive invite corner flap were inspired by the couple's fashion sense."
In honor of Cam's side gig as a clown, Berry's team created a surprise invitation insert that made note of his impending appearance on the after-party. It's even sealed with a red sticker meant to look like a clown's nose!
Jim and Pam's relationship began and flourished in their office workspace, so their wedding invitations had to be packed with references back to Dunder Mifflin. Although Michael Scott definitely didn't host this couple's wedding, The Office character's name appears beneath the host line, because, as Berry puts it, "he would be so bold as to include himself on it anyway."
Don't follow Jim and Pam's etiquette lead: The couple flat-out asked guests to give them money in lieu of gifts, a detail the team at Cheree Berry Paper hilariously calls out with a Post-It style registry enclosure. Although funny in the context of the show, it wouldn't be so funny in real life. An idea you can steal? The dos and don'ts memo card.
Since Scandal's Olivia is a fixer and Fitz is the former President of the United States, the team at Cheree Berry Paper figured this duo would need to keep their actual wedding under wraps. That's why they created an elopement announcement instead. Since the pair famously discussed moving to Vermont (so that Fitz can be the mayor and Olivia can make jam), the imagine the couple would send word of their marriage with a jar of the homemade sweet stuff.
Berry's favorite detail doesn't have to do with the paper goods at all. Rather, she loves the inspired jam flavor her team dreamed up. "We chose strawberry merlot, since Olivia downs a large glass of red wine every episode," she says. As for the name of Olivia's fictional jam company? White Hat Jams comes from her former profession as a fixer, Berry says. "She describes her work as putting on a white had to rescue people."
For Downton Abbey couple Matthew Crawley and Lady Mary, the team at Cheree Berry Paper took a step back in time, creating on old-school invitation with just the right touch of modern sensibility. "But unlike today, there's a pew card that you present when you get to the church so you know where to sit," says Berry. "Gone are those formal days!" The letterpressed suite is wrapped in floral vellum, then closed with an elegant gold seal.
The suite may look deceptively simple, but several details subtly nod back to Downton Abbey. Take the border on the invitation, for example. It's inspired by Lady Mary's tiara. The floral print on the vellum wrap is a nod to the show, too. The pattern was based off of the flowers used to decorate the Abbey's stairs. But Berry's favorite detail is on the back of the envelope, where the Earl of Grantham's coat of arms was placed to inform guests who was hosting the wedding.