A while back I made a set of wedding invitations for an adorable couple named Jenn and Matt.
They were one of the few couples that I actually had the chance to meet – so many of my clients aren’t local. We went to lunch where they bounced off each other, firing questions left and right. But they weren’t the usual: “what colors do you have;” “can you print this on a square;” “does this come in metallic;” “will this cost extra?” type questions. They seemed more interested in getting to know me more than anything else. It felt like lunch with old friends.
They shared cute stories of how they met (at another wedding), how they chose their reception location (they both spent a good portion of their childhood in Charlottesville, Va), and some of the wonderful ideas they had for their wedding (collecting Wedgwood china for the dessert plates…that guests took home as favors).
And, if that wasn’t enough, Jenn was friends with Christian Siriano…winner of Project Runway Season 4…wait for it……..who was going to make her dress!!
Did I mention that Project Runway is my favorite show? Oh and that I think, even before I was trying to suck up to Jenn , that Siriano was the best designer the show has ever had? Did I also mention that I will eat nothing by celery for the next 6 months if it means that I can get down to a small enough size to borrow that dress?
Oh, I did? Ok.
*back to my Reeses Cups then*
Anyway, I’ve been wanting to post about this wedding since the invitations went out, but StyleMePretty did a much better job then I ever could. So here’s a sneak peak, but you’ll have to go to the site to see the full story.
Photos by Jen Curtis Photography
In Part I, Part II, and Part III
Kate and Todd had the perfect Colorado wedding in mind – mountains, pine trees, gorgeous browns and golds. All they needed was a stunning invitation set…
Ok, that’s probably not true. They probably needed a lot of things, but invitations was definitely one of them. They contacted me in September 2008 to create a custom order that would match their warm wedding theme.
We made everything from: save the dates to 3-layer invitations to programs to labels, all in ivory, brown, and metallic gold with a little mountain image on top.
The officially got married August, 29, 2009, and sent me some gorgeous photos of their wedding. Kate and Todd hired the amazing Mark & Michele Sprague-DeVries of INphotography.net:
and their venue was just stunning.
This might be the coolest thing though . They used the design from the labels to make a decorative spotlight for the dance floor.
Congratulations again to the happy couple!
Have you checked out Lindsay Ellibee’s blog, lu lu belle? Not only does does it feature gorgeous housewares and fabulous wedding ideas, it’s written by one of my awesomest clients!
Lindsay and Jared contacted me back in April 2008 about ordering some custom invitations. They were over a year out from their wedding, but we jumped right into designing. Lindsay had planned gorgeous colors (aqua, teal, ivory, sage, and brown) and a calming, relaxed mood. They created a DIY wedding at Lindsay’s parent’s Oregon beach.
Well, all is said and done and the wedding went off without a hitch (except for the couple getting hitched – I’m too funny) and Lindsay sent me some amazing photos from their photographer, Christina Gilchrist.
I love how they used the matching suitcase to collect cards (at least that’s what I’m assuming it was used for)
And I especially love that they displayed the invitation in the suitcase.
And the new king and queen of hearts stamps are perfectly coordinated.