Real Weddings: Ellen and Brad

Wills Invitation

I am so thrilled to see Ellen and Brad’s pastel wedding featured on Southern Weddings today! This wedding was beautifully styled by Sage Nines Event Production and expertly captured by photographer Mary Rosenbaum

I don’t always get the pleasure of meeting my brides and grooms in person, like Ellen and Brad who live a few states away. However, even during the design process over email, I could tell that the bride had impeccable style, and I just loved the simple laurel wreath monogram that we created to anchor the invitation design.

It’s such a treat to see all of the details of the wedding come together on Southern Weddings. Best wishes to Ellen and Brad!

 

Real Weddings: Eva and Cashion

Eva came across my work online and contacted me to create her wedding invitations to match a wedding that sounded like so much fun!  I’ll admit, I was beyond excited (and kind of wished I was invited) when she mentioned that guests would be given the option to camp over the wedding weekend in gorgeous western North Carolina.

We went with a handwritten font for a casual look and feel, and I hand-splattered each invitation with varying hues of blue watercolor.  The final touch was hand painted ombre envelope liners for an artsy and casually elegant wedding invitation suite.

Eva was a joy to work with, and I wish her and Cashion all the best in their life together.

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Real Weddings: Jenny & Andy

I’ve known Jenny since the second grade, we played soccer together, lived through some questionable haircuts (ok, that’s more about me than Jenny) and remained good friends through middle school, high school, college and beyond! As you can imagine, I was so honored when she and her fiancé Andy asked me to do their wedding invitations, especially since Andy is a kickass designer himself!

We met on a very rainy day in March in DC to discuss their ideas for the invitations. Andy being the designer was focused on typeface selection, paper type and pantone colors, whereas Jenny tackled the high level decisions. What a great team, right?  Their September wedding was going to be at a stunning vineyard in Virginia’s wine country, so they wanted to incorporate a subtle vineyard feel into the invitations without knocking guests over the head with a wine theme.  Ultimately, we decided to go with a blind impression of a vine pattern surrounding the dark peach and grey text.

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The bride and groom, photographed by A.E. Landes Photography http://www.aelandesphotography.com

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A blind impression surrounds peach and grey text on the response card. Design and letterpress printing by Lennah Press.

The peach and grey letterpress invitation drove the design for the rest of the suite

The peach and grey letterpress invitation drove the design for the rest of the suite

Jenny and Andy's letterpress wedding invitation

Jenny and Andy’s letterpress wedding invitation

Jenny and Andy's peach and grey letterpress wedding invitation suite

Jenny and Andy’s peach and grey letterpress wedding invitation suite

The Details card included information about accommodations and the couple's wedding website

The Details card included information about accommodations and the couple’s wedding website

And here are a few photographs of the wedding itself, photographed by the very talented Abe of A.E.Landes Photography.

 

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The interior of Bluemont Vineyards’ stable reception venue was beautifully decorated with pops of peach and orange. Photographed by A.E. Landes Photography, www.aelandesphotography.com

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Baby’s breath, orange roses and peach garden roses punctuated the bright colors on this gorgeous September day. Photographed by A.E. Landes Photography, www.aelandesphotography.com

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The bride and groom’s first dance, congratulations Jenny and Andy! Photographed by A.E. Landes Photography, www.aelandesphotography.com

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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