We love when we get to create many different things for a wedding, Emily and Joe’s wedding allowed us to do this. Working mostly with the bride’s mom, Linda, we created pocket invitations, weekend itineraries, bridesmaids’ luncheon invitations, bridal shower invitations, rehearsal dinner invitations, ceremony programs, menus, table numbers, escort cards, place cards, gift bags, custom bottles of water, send off signs and hotel key holders.
The colors – navy, silver and a deep purple. The bride and her mom love shimmer – perfect for us! With orchids slated to be used in the decor, we thought that would be a good design element. We created the artwork and combined it with a fun, script font and my favorite block font. The monogram at the top was designed by the bride’s dad, a Graphic Artist.
Wanting the wedding to have a fun feel, we went with headings that were a little unexpected, but still conveyed the pertinent information. So, instead of guest information, the heading was Southern Hospitality.
To detail the events of the weekend of the wedding, we created an weekend schedule for the wedding party members. This was sent about a month ahead and accompanied the rehearsal dinner invitation. Again, we used illustrations, this time to highlight each event. This was no small task as there were multiple events starting on Thursday. No problem for us though, each event had a different illustration for a total of 21 different designs.
The rehearsal dinner invitation used a combination of fonts and was slim so it fit in the same envelope as the itenirary.
To welcome guests we created foil stamped gift bags that were filled to the brim with Charlotte related goodies as well as custom bottles of water. The couple wrote a welcome note on custom letterhead we created for them. Guests were greeted with specially designed hotel key holders upon checkin.
For the wedding day we created ceremony programs that had a similar look to the invitations.
Then onto the reception where the scalloped shaped stole the show! A medium size version served as the escort cards that were hung from a tree, the large size was used to create personalized menus for each guest, and as tented table numbers that featured fun facts about the bride and groom. The hand calligraphied place cards denoting each guests’ entree choices were the small size. For the newlywed’s exit, extra large scallop signs said things like Happily Ever After and The Newlyweds.
The vendors for this wedding were incredible; The Mint Museum of Craft + Design, catering by Best Impressions, WOW Factor for the Cake and Wowie Pops, The Place for Flowers, two bands , a DJ from Split Second Sound, draping by Sterling by Design, linens by Party Reflections, Furniture by American Furniture Rental and taking the lead, The Charmed Event. See a behind the scene video made by Katie Dowens of The Charmed Event by clicking here. Yes, that’s the back of me hanging the escort cards!
The wedding day was filled with BIG LOVE; the bride’s parents married for 39 years and the groom’s parents married almost as long. Other couples there had traditions of big love too just like the new couple!
See more of the stationery and decor for this wedding on our Facebook page.