You might have seen it on Pinterest in the Wedding category, already: The decorative bulletin board, adorably displaying escort cards or perfectly pinned (no pun intended) snapshots of the happy couple from their younger years. And if you’ve been thinking that this could be something you’d like to have at your own wedding, then you are going to have to check out these so-pretty, custom-made boards from a crafty Philly native that we just recently discovered.
Sharon Tully, born and bred in Philly (though currently living in Vermont while her fiancé finishes his MBA) didn’t originally start her Etsy shop, OnlyLally, for brides, but rather just for anyone who wanted to add a little color to their homes or offices, she says. “But recently, I was approached by a bride who saw the boards and thought they would make a perfect escort card display for her upcoming wedding.” And that one bride sparked her idea for offering totally personalized boards for weddings (including her own!).
Now, you can tell Sharon about your colors and your wedding’s aesthetic, and she’ll send you samples of fabrics—she’s currently got 13 designs to choose from—she thinks would work best. You can pick the one you like best, work with her to find something else that works, or send along one you’ve chosen on your own. (Whenever she’s back home in Philly, she shops at Fabric Row as much as possible.)
Each board is made individually. First, she sands and paints the wood, and then after the fabric is in place, finishes up with a nail border (you can chose either silver or gold) hammered into place one by one. Right now, you can choose from two sizes, 17-by-23 inches for $68 or 11-by-17 for $48, with just a small fee if you chose a fabric that’s not currently in stock.
Sharon recommends about three weeks for the making, processing and shipping of your custom board, though she’ll do her best to accommodate any deadline. Check out a few pics below, and her OnlyLally Etsy shop here to see her latest designs.