Inspired by one of my past stationery suites, this bride wanted something elegant, yet playful with type. So we assembled something classic with black and champagne brown inks. Printed on smooth white cover paper and paired with matching white envelopes, the only thing flashy about this set was the names of the couple who was getting married.
This couple had a southwestern theme for their wedding with peach and turquoise blue as their colors. We kept the invitation itself soft hued and then added the turquoise punch with the envelopes. Printed on smooth white cover paper, these invitations conveyed southwestern all over with the touches of fringe, the cactuses, and the choice of fonts.
Last summer my sister got married and I’m only now getting around to sharing a little of the paper goods + details in action. I got to do both the stationery and help her with styling. She did most of the brainstorming herself, but it was fun getting to work on several DIY projects throughout and constantly sending her ideas from Pinterest. I also put together an inspiration board for her before we got down to the nitty gritty.
You might remember her bird themed wedding stationery that I shared a while back, but I didn’t show you everything. Here’s a little look into the blessing tags that guests got to write on and pin (I hand painted mini clothespins mint) onto twine string looping between trees. A welcome message inserted into a mint frame was placed on the guest table and a “love is sweet” scroll decked out the cake table. The chalkboard table numbers weren’t captured, but I did a DIY post on them earlier. Other than that, you’ll find everything below and the program over on the stationery blog post.
My sister decked out us bridesmaids in custom-sewn mint dresses and the groomsmen in charcoal suits with their sleeves rolled up. I think the color palette of mint, peach, and ivory was swoon-worthy — and the bouquets were to die for.
I am excited to finally share this styled shoot with you that I got to put together last fall. The photographer, Angela Shae, and I teamed up to make something pretty, but didn’t think we’d actually get such a big group involved and make all that that we did.
The weather took a turn for the worse the day the shoot was scheduled to happen. We were forced to switch locations and find some wild looking place that had shelter; the best we found was a park from my childhood. Plus, the fact that the rain refused to stop the entire time, we were constricted to a tiny space the entire time. Not exactly what we had planned, but we certainly tried to make the most of it.
The whole team was out there in freezing cold and rain to make everything come alive. The gloom almost added to the charm of the shoot since I wanted it to have an organic, earthy feel to it – absolutely perfect for spring time or fall. The shoot had a mix of various shaped terrariums filled with an array of succulents and moss, dripping candles twisted into jars full of dirt, sequins and lace, white burlap, bouquets of succulents and herbs, the cutest little cupcakes, and the list goes on. The goal was to balance natural, earthy details with man-made tidbits for something that looked rugged, yet put together.
For the stationery, I put together a watercolor background, added a faded chevron pattern atop and chose a fun handwritten font. Everything was printed on creamy linen paper and then tied up together with iridescent sequins. Then it was coordinated with recycled brown kraft envelopes and a brown kraft mailer.
For the dessert table, because of the space constraint, we added it to the end of our table setup. We flipped crates upside down to use as stands for the sweets and a wooden cabinet sheltered the teacups.
Credits: Photography: Angela Shae | Design + Styling: Anastasia Marie | Flowers: Captivating Floral Design | Cakes + Sweets: Sweet Lane Bakery | Stationery: Anastasia Marie | Linen + Dishware rental: Style Your Event | Makeup: ID Making + Styling | Hair: Anna Rubanenko | Venue: Lewisville Park in Battle Ground, Washington
We also had the honor of having this styled shoot featured on Style Me Pretty last week! Ooooh yeah!
Just recently I’ve had the honor of getting one of my brides’ weddings featured on the lavish Canadian wedding blog, WedLuxe — along with my stationery. What a thrill! You might remember the couple’s stationery + wedding video that I put up on the blog last September, but in case you forgot, here’s a refresher for you with photos from the couple’s wedding photographer, Alex Albojer of Life Images.
But what you didn’t get to see last time was all the paper goods that I got to put together for the couple’s reception. And goodness, was this wedding beautiful! The flowers were absolutely gorgeous (done up by the talented Sweet Woodruff) and I loved the mix of gold, silver, and pink in all the details.
All photos by Alex Albojer of Life Images.