Real Weddings: Deirdre & Jason

Photography by Elisa Bricker

Full disclosure, this is my wedding…shameless, I know.  When I first began the wedding planning process, I was so overwhelmed with choices and options that I felt paralyzed and unable to make any decisions!  Enter longtime friend and current wedding planner extraordinaire Meredith Zeller of Sage Nines Event Production.  We worked together for months to create a magical day.  It was the best day of my life, I truly wouldn’t change a single thing.

If you’ve seen my site, you might have guessed that coral is my favorite color.  With the now-husband’s go-ahead, it was a no-brainer that coral was going to play a large role in our wedding, with some help from some other faves: peach, mint, turquoise and gold.  It should also come as no surprise that one of the most important details to me was paper goods.  I enlisted Michele of Meant to Be Calligraphy to pen the calligraphy that I would letterpress into my invitation suite, and couldn’t be happier with the result.  However, since my designs were text heavy, I wanted to add a visual element to the invitation.  After much thought, I decided to dip dye each invitation in a pattern meant to echo the beautiful blue ridge mountains visible from the wedding venue.

I had such a blast designing and printing all of the paper goods for our wedding, it came a close second to marrying the man of my dreams!

Event Designer & Coordinator: Sage Nines
Venue: Inn at Willow Grove
Hair & Makeup: Le Mariee
Flowers: Sugar Magnolias
Stationery: Lennah Press
Calligraphy: Meant To Be Calligraphy  & Meme Davis
Cake Topper: Bonjour Poupette
Dress Designer: Marisa
Bridesmaid Gifts: Robes by Plum Pretty Sugar

See more of Deirdre and Jason’s wedding on Wedding Chicks

The bridesmaids in robes by Plum Pretty Sugar.  Photography by Elisa Bricker.

The bride and bridesmaids in robes by Plum Pretty Sugar. Photography by Elisa Bricker.

The ladies.  Photography by Elisa Bricker.

The ladies. Photography by Elisa Bricker.

Letterpress wedding invitations by Lennah Press.  Photography by Elisa Bricker.

Letterpress wedding invitations by Lennah Press. Photography by Elisa Bricker.

A close up of the closing page of the wedding program.  Photography by Elisa Bricker.

A close up of the closing page of the wedding program. Photography by Elisa Bricker.

Invitation Suite by Lennah Press.  Photography by Elisa Bricker.

Invitation Suite by Lennah Press. Photography by Elisa Bricker.

Beautiful flowers by Sugar Magnolias.  Photography by Elisa Bricker.

Beautiful flowers by Sugar Magnolias. Photography by Elisa Bricker.

Cocktail napkins.  Photography by Elisa Bricker.

Cocktail napkins designed by Lennah Press. Photography by Elisa Bricker.

Our bulldogs were there in spirit as the cake toppers.  Photography by Elisa Bricker.

Our bulldogs were there in spirit as the cake toppers. Photography by Elisa Bricker.

The couple (us). Photography by Elisa Bricker.

The couple (us). Photography by Elisa Bricker.

Real Weddings: Jilleen & Jake

Photography by Tec Petaja

Jilleen and Jake were looking for a laid back invitation to mirror their elegantly casual wedding which would be held at Southall Eden, a stunning rustic venue in Franklin, Tennessee.  The bride had a strong vision of what she wanted, most notably the addition of watercolor to tie in with other design elements used throughout her wedding.

The details made this invitation suite so fun for me, as the stationer, but also so unique to guests.  It was so fun to splash each invitation with a unique watercolor splatter, paint each envelope liner with an ombre watercolor finish and even dip dye the twine used to tie up the whole package.

See more of Jilleen and Jake’s beautiful day on Once Wed  and on Photographer Tec Petaja’s website.

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