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Personalize Your Guest Favors With Hand-Stitched Escort Cards

Bring a touch of homemade whimsy to your table with needlework from Oregon artists
Abbie Burgess
Beautiful needlework serves as place cards at the reception

Hand-stitched embroidery, and the labor of love involved in its making, is a sentimental match made in heaven for wedding decor. “The little art touches that require a handmade element speak so well to moments like weddings,” says Valerie Senff, wedding and event coordinator for CK Events, who sees heartfelt wedding keepsakes trending. “It’s a thoughtful application for a favor that’s more meaningful than something mass-produced.” Brides are using embroidery hoops and vintage embroidered linens in place settings, stitching something blue inside the hem of their gown and adding a classic monogram to a pocket square. Embroidery artist and Oregon native Katie Brim Hefren of Katiedid and Co. says such needlework can be incorporated into most wedding themes without looking antiquated. “With modern embroidery, you can change it up a bit and make it your own. Geometric patterns, clean and straight lines make it modern and simple.”

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