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.
A formal wedding requires formal stationery. This couple went very classy with theirs. With gray and pink as the color palette, the bride wanted something simple, yet fancy — something formal, yet sweet. I drew up pink roses for her and put a scalloped diamond background on the back of each piece. The sweet touch? The love verse from 1 Corinthians printed on the backside of the invitation.
This suite was printed on smooth ivory paper, tied up with silver-gray ribbon, and paired up with a subtle shimmering ivory-rose envelope. And don’t forget to watch their super cute wedding video above!
For the reception pieces, the bride opted to do many of them on her own, but I did get to work on the menu, place cards, and table numbers. These were printed on smooth white paper instead of the ivory to match the white tablecloths, but the general look stayed the same.
My sister’s wedding invitations, I got to say, were just adorable. I made her a custom inspiration palette when she was just getting ready to plan her big day, and later on, it was fun to draw up stationery inspired by that same thing. We agreed early on that the design would include a bird or two, but the emphasis would be on mixing up type. Printed on smooth white paper with mint and gray inks, we tied up the lot with mint baker’s twine and kraft envelopes.
Once the wedding pictures are done, I’ll put up some more of the paper goods that I didn’t take pictures of.
The programs were flip book style, with the schedule and two hymns inside. I had my mother sew the pieces together — and it was her very first time. She was so nervous at first, but they didn’t turn out half bad for a first timer. I suppose her many years of sewing clothes helped.
We also had some wish tags — where the guests were able to leave little wishes behind for the newlyweds, then pin them up on a line with mini clothespins painted mint.