Friday, December 17, 2010

Jessican & Chad - 9.25.10

I had the pleasure of working with this adorable couple, Jessica and Chad. They were so easy going and laid back! They came to me after they fell in love with my own wedding stationery suite, the black, ivory and apple green damask but of course wanted it to be their own with a twist. The wedding was held at the amazing and oh so charming Glen Foerd Mansion! If you haven't seen this venue yet you MUST check it out... I got to visit it recently for a Bridal Expo and was so amazed at it's old world charm, tons of space, and elegance.
Save the Date! They wanted a postcard save the date that incorporated their theme of green damask. They gushed over a latte shimmer stock which we incorporated into the rest of their stationery. Engagement photo by Suzanne Collier Photography.
When it came time to design their invites, we found a way to give new life to this green damask design, of course printed on the lovely latte shimmer stock. I think I may love it more then my own invite ;) All of the printing for the invite was done in raised thermography too.
The last element I did for their wedding was this awesome seating chart! This was my first go-round on a seating chart and if I must say so myself, I think it turned out awesome! As you can see the damask design is incorporated as a border with their monogram placed front and center.
Congrats to Jessica and Chad! Talk about a beautiful couple inside and out.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wedding Tree Guestbooks

I have been admiring this idea from afar for quite some time now... so of course I wanted to share it with you. Wedding tree guestbooks!! This traditional guestbook alternative is a fun and interactive way for your guests to "leave" their mark on your special day (no pun intended). When the day has past, hang this one of a kind piece of art in your home to cherish for the years to come.

There are a couple ways of producing your wedding tree, below are some ideas I came across. Cute, right!?! Of course I would provide the tree print with a custom wedding monogram to match.
The trees above have a multi-color leaf design. These leaves are die-cut from different colored card stocks that have little permanent adhesive glue dots on the back of them (keep paper backing on each glue dot for ease of handling, when guest is ready to hang their signed leaf all they have to do is remove the paper backing and stick it to the tree! Simple as that. Glue dots brand are my recommended dot of choice and can be found at your local craft/office supply store.

Above are thumbprint tree designs; guests will stamp their thumbprint using provided ink pads (that won't leave ink on them after washing of hands) on an open tree branch and then sign their name next to it- and ta-da, your tree is complete!  Ink for these "fingerprint" leaves can be found at JoAnn Fabric.