Our Cut Paper Wedding Inspired by Tord Boontje

Philip and Alex Hughes

I may be biased, but our wedding was awesome! We got married at White Rock Lake in Dallas, surrounded by the people we love on a sunny but slightly chilly day in March. It was a day filled with some of my favorite memories.

Planning the wedding was also a fun creative project, all to celebrate the day I married my very best friend! I even made some block printed invitations for the occasion. Keep reading for photos of the best day ever.

Hello friends! You may have noticed that the blog has been quiet lately. Lots of exciting things have been happening, both personally and professionally. Can’t wait to share more about that soon. But first and most important: I got married!

Cutting our cake
Cutting our cake
Dancing at the reception
Dancing at the reception
The wedding was a fun creative challenge so I’m going to share a little bit about the design and planning process.
The first step was to choose the venue: the Filter Building at White Rock Lake is a former water treatment plant that has since been converted into a venue for weddings and events.
Alex and Philip after their wedding ceremony
Right after the ceremony
The building has an industrial feel with red brick walls and a big open room for the reception, as well as a lawn and outdoor area with a view of the lake for the ceremony.
The Tord Boontje curtain at our wedding ceremony
The Tord Boontje curtain at our wedding ceremony
Inspired by the work of cut paper artist Tord Boontje, I chose a theme of intricate whites accented with shades of blue. The main attraction was a Tord Boontje curtain that served as the backdrop for the ceremony.
The Tord Boontje curtain
The Tord Boontje curtain
Next, I designed our invitations to mimic the backdrop design and had them letter pressed to mimic the tactile quality of the cut paper.
Wedding invitations by Wandering Paper Co.
Wedding invitations by Wandering Paper Co.
Finally, the cake incorporated the cut paper theme as well, with a design made of punched flowers and leaves made of edible paper.
Our cut-paper cake
Our cut-paper cake

 

Outdoor seating area at the Filter Building
Outdoor seating area
The cut paper whites were accented by various shades of the blue in the form of bottles for the floral arrangements, bridesmaids dresses, pillows in the seating area, and wedding favors.

Table dcoations at the Filter Building

Floral arrangements by Lizzie Bee's
Floral arrangements by Lizzie Bee’s
Origami wedding favors
Origami wedding favors
Our wedding was captured by the exceptionally talented Joshua Aull. If you need a wedding photographer, he’s your guy.
Alex and Philip wedding photos
Anyway, the wedding was so much fun, and now we are married! I had such a great time designing everything that I wanted to share it. I even made a few linocut invitations just for fun. Who knows, maybe I’ll design some wedding invitations to sell in the future!
Block printed weddig invitations
Block printed weddig invitations
Alex and Philip wedding photos

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Published by Alex Hughes

I am a graphic designer from Dallas who loves printmaking, travel, illustration, soccer, and psychology. I love personality tests too--I'm an INFP married to an ENFJ.

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