Meg & Brian's southern wedding

Designing a couples invitation suite and all of the custom little details for the wedding day is always truly an honor, but when collaborating with a best friend for her big day makes it extra special! Meg and Brian exchanged vows and danced the night away on the evening of February 25, 2017 in Magnolia Springs surrounded by their closest friends and family. 

Knowing Meg and Brian's personality and style I knew I wanted to design a classic, elegant invitation suite with a hint of whimsical touches. To tie in Meg's love for antique treasures from her grandparents, I incorporated gold foil accents and an intricately designed wedding monogram. After seeing the navy bridesmaids dresses chosen for their February wedding, I knew a deep navy envelope would make the perfect final touch to wow their guests. It created a gorgeous contrast from the bright white paper and the handwritten gold calligraphy that graced the envelopes.

The invitation design was 5.5x8.5 (A9) and foil printed on a heavy weight cotton paper. The details card was 4.5x4.5 printed on the same paper using a dark navy letterpress ink. For an extra soft, romantic touch, a blush hand-made silk ribbon was used to tie the cards together so that they would stay stacked nicely inside of the envelope. 

To tie the wedding program in with their invitation suite, I included navy lettering, custom hand painted watercolor florals and a charming illustration of the Chapel where Meg and Brian exchanged their vows. A soft, hand-made silk ribbon was also tied on the programs.

The custom designed details did not stop with the invitation suite. Throughout the ceremony and reception, there were several signs including, navy and gold beverage and food signs, a welcome sign, direction sign and a little sign for the guests gifts from the bride and groom!

To thank the groomsmen for being a part of their wedding celebration, we had custom Tervis Tumblers made with their wedding logo. This was of course a hit, along with the gold foil napkins and frosted beverage cups. 

Invitation Suite, Calligraphy & Monogram Design  |  Kara Anne Paper

Wedding Day Photography  |  Dragonfly Photography

Wedding Design & Coordination  |  Jenna Laine Weddings

Courtney & Bradley

Fresno, California

Ceremony Venue  |  First Presbyterian Church

Reception Venue  |  Smittcamp Family Estate

Event Planners  |  Circle Of Events, Susan Vang-Xiong and Kristan O'Neill

Photography  |  ReverieVP

Wedding Gown  |  Oscar De La Renta

 Wedding Shoes  |  Manolo Blahnik

Florists  |  Gentile's Floral Basket

Cake Design  |  La Boulangerie

Linens |  Wildflower Linen /  La Tavola

Rentals  |  Classic Party Rentals / Walker Lewis Rents / Expo Party Rentals

Ceremony Musicans  |  The Emerald Duo

Band  | The Valley Cats

DJ  |  Event Pro West 

Catering  |  Pardini's Catering and Banquets

Groom's Attire  |  Custom Tuxedo from Crumps

Bridesmaids Dresses  |  Mia Bella Couture

Kara Anne Paper
Kara Anne Paper

 

 

Pumpkins + Calligraphy

DIY Pretty Pumpkins! 

You don't have to have special ink or paint to decorate your pumpkins. A gold sharpie will work just fine! Having a festive fall party or Thanksgiving dinner at your house? Little tiny pumpkins with handwritten names for the guests attending will have everyone talking! Be the "hostess with the mostest" and create a little take home goody for everyone.

Happy Fall Y'all!