Thursday, 23 June 2011

In The Mood - School Days Inspiration

At this time of year, I seem to spend quite a lot of my time at my son's school. There are sports days, cricket matches, swimming galas, summer concerts, trips and then tomorrow, we have Speech Day - an excuse to all get dressed up and head into school for a morning of open classrooms, music and prize giving. I love school events - I love watching my son and the other children all getting involved, I love how much they love their school, I really love catching up with the other parents and chatting over tea and cake (of yes, we get tea and cake at all events which is a bit of a bribe but never mind!) and it's always a great way to spend a couple of hours, however crazy my diary is.

And that's why today's post is in honour of all our school days - a perfect theme for school sweethearts, teachers or even if your venue is a school by day and fabulous wedding venue by weekend (like the rather splendid Hampton Court House for example). So sit down, be quiet and behave yourselves otherwise I'll be sending a letter home about you...

Above - love this cute little badges. You might not have been a prefect at school but you can certainly be in with the in crowd on your wedding day. These are also great to give out when you ask friends to be involved with the day too. Image - Cox and Cox

Above - if you're working the school theme, then sneaky notes and love hearts complete with your initials drawn inside are not just encouraged, they're almost essential. Perfect if you've never really wanted to grow up! Image - Kate Triano

Above - how fab is the report card stationery? Here, it's written out as a menu but it would work fabulously for a ceremony program or an invitation too. And I'm sure it's going to be A+ for everyone who sends their RSVP back on time... Image - Kate Triano

Above - sweet school tables with apples, books, pencils and a test. The great thing about school themes are that you don't need lots of complicated or expensive accessories. How about an exercise book instead of an expensive guest book? Or packed lunches instead of a huge dinner? Image - Lotus Events

Above - great seating card idea for a school theme wedding. An apple with a simple numbered sticker sits on a card with the guest's name printed on. Lots of these lined up a on a desk would be fabulous! Image - Martha Stewart

Above - a school theme arrangement needs primary colours and flowers that look like those you drew when you were a child. Sat on a little pile of books, this looks great. Image - Martha Stewart

Above - more primary colours, books and a cute chalkboard sign with an equally sweet table name idea. Chemistry is definitely what you want at a wedding (possibly without the dodgy safety goggles and weird smells however). Another great addition to this look would be school style chairs and bare wood tables, desk style. Image - The Knot

Above - a great school style wedding sign. Simple, effective and guaranteed to get guests smiling from the moment they arrive. Image - The Knot

Above - how wonderful is this 'Save The Date'? Personalised pencils, badges and a little note. I absolutely love this - the colours, the thought and the look is just great. I'd love all the guests turning up wearing those badges as if they're all part of the coolest school club ever! Image - via Oncewed


  1. One of the best wedding themes I've seen in a long time!! very cute ^_^

  2. Thank you! I love this theme lots and lots! x