I’ve kind of been obsessed with silhouettes lately. I think they can work for a vintage theme or more modern wedding theme. Whether you incorporate them on your invitations, desserts, jewelry, or other decor, they will bring a custom feel to your day. I also love the idea of silhouette wall hangings displayed at the wedding with a beautiful ribbon to match your colors. Classic beauty! … will you be using silhouettes in your wedding?

{Top row from from this wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Menu from Artfool, Coasters from etsy seller boriquaz}

{Left invitations from lily darby via style me pretty, top invites from Posh Paperie, top right from unknown, bottom right design suite from Bird and Banner}

{Button from, necklace from}

{Left photo from Martha Stewart, right cookie photo by Amy Squires}

Another fun idea is to hire a silhouette artist to come to your wedding. Karl Johnson is an amazing silhouette artist and he lives here in Los Angeles. Having a silhouette artist at your wedding is a unique way to allow your guests an opportunity to take home a charming and wonderful keepsake of themselves and of your day. You can also send him a photo (before the wedding to use that day or after to keep as a memory) and he will create a custom piece for you.

The photos below are from two different weddings he worked at. Working in under three minutes, Johnson made two copies of each likeness at once – one, pasted onto paper, was given to each guest and one to the couple as a surprise. Love that!

{Left photos by Leigh Miller, Right photos from this wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings. }

Beautiful dessert table by Amy Atlas. Love how she incorporates silhouettes with this library theme.

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  1. ooh what a COOl theme!! love it!

  2. Love this collection – I want one of those necklaces!!

  3. Thanks so much for adding my grey & white silhouette cookies on your post! I loved all of the images! I have a step-by-step process on how I made the cookies on my blog if you want to check it out.

  4. Thanks for showcasing Karl’s silhouettes! What a great post!

  5. just had one of my brides hire a silhouette artist for her wedding…so excited! it’s gonna be a total hit combined with our vintage inspired yellow, white and navy color scheme!

  6. this post is AMAZING. all so gorgeous and what an awesome round-up!

  7. okay that is so awesome… love this post… and I am so glad I found your blog… random but found it and now I will be a reader…


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