I find that when I start designing for my couples, it is much easier to come up with a few design motifs that will travel throughout each piece of their celebration. A perfect example is that of Kerry and Andrew's wedding....It started with the graphic grape design and then a vintage styled loopy loop airplane was added (It was so liberating to finally bring pencil to paper with the airplane motif as well as honor Saltwater Farm Vineyard's history). Just as important to continue the color scheme throughout, these motifs help to bring cohesion, beginning with the Save the Date and ending the moment the guests step into the reception.
The hardest part in designing paper for weddings.....the fact that we don't get to see the final reveal...Usually that day my cuticles are non existant...dying to see a years worth of work and the couples faces as they walk into the room...Luckily for me, photographers like Justin and Mary Marantz have the amazing abilty to capture perfectly not only those details but the emotion and love of their couples, their families and their guests.. When I saw these images from Kerry and Andrew's wedding...ok yes there was a tear...I felt extreme gratitude to Justin and Mary for allowing me, through their imagery, to walk alongside Kerry and Andrew.
Gorgeous table design by Sarah True of True Event and
breathtaking flowers by Yumiko Fletcher of Hana Floral Design
The grape motif from the Save the Date made it on the custom wine bottle table numbers and the loopy loop accented the delicious menu by Jordan Caterers.
The vintage loopy loop airplane showcased the most decadent flavored cakes and cupcakes ever concocted
by Victoria of Toria Dolce
Collaboration at it's best...Andrew and Kerry originally wanted their Save the Date to be a coaster but as every great design idea can change and morph, Kerry came up with the idea of having coasters for guests to sign and then later laminate them to use in their home. They opened up a fun dialoge as they had sayings such as
"Having a husband is like", "Having a wife is like", " A key to a good marriage" and "Always remember to"
(I'm dying to see what many had written!)
One of my favorites....Not just because the windows came from my antiquated home (I had to secretly get them out so as not to let the husband know they were leaving) but that they were made with love from Kerry's familly who beautifully and painstakingly handwrote all the guests names..
So cheers to Kerry and Andrew who allowed me to add a little whimsey and become not only a part of their fabulous day but a part of their lives as well.
To Miss True who made the collaboration possible.
And to the Marantz's, who beautifully captured their day and allowed me to silently walk and admire two families come together.