This has been the summer of weddings in my group of friends (remember all the handmade wedding invitations I’ve received?), and a couple of weeks ago I attended a really fun wedding reception that had a baseball theme. It was so fun and full of neat ideas that I just had to share.
A clever guest book
My favorite aspect of the reception by far was the guest book. Nothing ordinary would due for THIS baseball-loving bride and groom. Their guest “book” was actually a baseball jersey! They started by ordering a personalized baseball jersey, complete with their last name and the year of the wedding. Then they laid it flat on a table at the reception and provided several fabric markers with permanent ink for the guests to use to sign the shirt. What an awesome and fun memento once displayed in a shadow box frame. I just love this idea to pieces!
A wedding logo
The bride had decided to use a baseball theme many months ago, and had told me that she wanted to have some sort of logo to use throughout the event, to unify everything and make it all match. She wanted a stick figure sketch of a bride and groom playing baseball, and I was happy to help her out. Here’s the sketch I made for her, which you are welcome to use for your own wedding, too, if you like.
Having read our previous post on ordering custom rubber stamps, one of the first things she did with the sketch was to order a custom stamp from RubberStamps.net. Then she used the stamp on her invitations, envelopes, save-the-dates, and more. It really gave an adorable feel to the wedding.
Some cake ideas
For the wedding cake, my friend was lucky enough to find this cake topper of a bride and groom playing baseball. It was the perfect touch to a gorgeous cake. And just look at how much it resembles the logo I designed for them. Isn’t that neat? For the groom’s cake, a baseball-shaped cake made with Wilton’s Sports Ball Pan Set would’ve been an awesome touch.
Have any of you been to a sports-themed wedding or have more ideas for having a fun baseball twist? Our bride readers would love more ideas, so please share!
One of our readers, Michelle, asked us if the baseball bride and groom design above could be tweaked to show other sports. I was happy to oblige, and came up with this design where the bride is throwing a football and the groom is playing basketball. Isn’t it cute?
If you’re planning a sports-themed wedding that’s not just about baseball, you might want to check out our post about sports-themed wedding ideas!