Emily & Shane

Emily contacted me last summer about creating a wedding invitation for her December wedding. She and Shane are both avid cyclists and they fell in love with the invitations I created for Melissa & Patrick. So I was happy to create something that fit the colors and style for their wedding. 

Emily was gracious enough to send me one of their invitations. They went with a gatefolded invitation with just one RSVP card insert.

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The sillhouettes of the bicycles and the tandem bicycle are all of Emily and Shane's actual bikes!

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They had everything printed on a lovely linen card stock, it really added a classy texture.

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Don't stress, I changed their address.

Don't stress, I changed their address.

For the wedding itself, we also created some fun signs. These photos were taken by their awesome wedding photographer Ashley Russ. If you click on any of the photos below, you'll head over to her website. 

This sign is my favorite: "I've got a fever! And the only prescription is more BIKE bell!" I wonder how many guests got the fun SNL reference. Guests wrote their well wishes onto the wood boards displayed in the background. It will make for some really cool wall art for their home.

Rather than print out a hundred or so programs for guests, they printed one large program that sat in an entryway for guests to know the afternoon's schedule.

They had a local food truck that specializes in fancy grilled cheese providing dinner for the evening. Yum!

It looks like it was a really lovely wedding, congratulations Shane and Emily!!

Nikki & Damienn

Since my website was hacked a couple of years ago, I'm still getting some older projects added back to my blog. Nikki and Damienn's is one of them. They got married back in 2010, but their invitation still deserves a spot in the blog.

Nikki was such an awesome bride to work with. She was planning a black tie wedding for their families and we wanted the invitation to reflect that. I think we succeeded. 

Extra thanks to Nikki for being gracious enough to send me an invitation and program so I could photograph them for my website. 

She went with Perfetto pocketfolds from Cards and Pockets in a matte black and the printed items were printed on a metallic pearl card stock. 

There were just three inserts and love the pop of color that came from the metallic green rsvp envelope. The color is Fairway, also from Cards and Pockets.

We continued with a menu that was set at each place setting at the wedding reception.

For a wedding program, Nikki wanted to go with an elegant booklet that was bound with black satin ribbon. Kudos to the printing company she used for getting these black covers looking so good.

The back cover said thanks to the friends and family members who couldn't be there for the wedding. It's not easy to see, but I was stoked to see that the flourish that we used on their invitations printed beautifully in the background of the cover.

I love how all of these turned out and I hope Nikki and Damienn have enjoyed married life for the last seven-ish years. 

Amely & Ben

I had a blast working on a bunch of different items for Ben and Amely's September wedding. They got married at a lodge in Heber Valley in the mountains of Utah surrounded by close friends and family. 

Amely wanted to go big when it came to their invitations. She fell in love with these scroll invites and I was happy to create the graphics that were printed on each scroll. In case you're wondering, yes! They were really expensive to mail!

Rather than print a hundred program for guests, we opted to print one giant program that was framed and on display with their guestbook. I scaled this faux chalkboard to 24x36, had it printed at FedEx and we stuck it in a frame we picked up at Michael's. FedEx is my current favorite place to print big stuff since they usually print while I wait.

A number of guests were coming in from out of town and were actually staying at the lodge where the wedding took place. Amely and Ben put together welcome baskets for them and we included this itinerary to let them know the weekend's events.

The back (not pictured) included information about local events and attractions.

This fun door knob sign was also included in the welcome baskets.

Lastly, these are some of the signs that I created and were displayed in different spots throughout the venue on the wedding day.

We printed a handful of the cocktails menus and had them laminated.

They set up a fun photo booth using an iPad on a tripod.

This last sign is my favorite! 

Abby & Mark

I had the pleasure of working with both Abby and Mark on the printed items for their summer wedding in Massachusetts. There were nautical stripes, pint glasses, crab and lobsters! And they were gracious enough to share some photos that their wedding photographer got of the items I created.

Here's what we came up with:

It's not easy to see, but there's a crab and a lobster inside the circle of their monogram; an ode to their coastal Massachusetts wedding venue. 

The program was one simple printed card.

Escort cards were simple, they printed every guest's name onto a card with a crab faded into the background. Those cards were clipped together with a matching card that listed their table number and had an image of a lobster in the background. I love the shells they used to pair each set of cards together. And, of course, they're all sitting in sand!

Each table was named after a sailboat owned by a family member at one time. We included the name of the boat along with what type of boat and the year it was built. Since we had a variety of photos (some color, some black and white), we made them all sepia-toned to stay consistent. I love how these turned out!

Lastly, Abby and Mark took the monogram that I created for them and had them printed onto pint glasses that served as favors for each guest. I LOVE these!

Such a fun wedding, congrats guys!

Brianna & Justin

I had so much fun working with Brianna on the printed items for her May wedding. Many, many thanks to them for sending me one of their beautiful invitations!!

Metallic silver pocketfolds and fuschia belly bands are from Cards and Pockets.

I love the accent of the rhinestones that Brianna added to the invitations.

We had a little fun with the swirly flourish on the inserts... when they are stacked in the pocket, the flourish is whole.

We created a simple program that consisted of a piece of 8.5x11 card stock folded in half.

Lastly, as a fun item, we created these door knob hangers for guests. Fun!!

Andrea & Joe

Andrea and Joe wanted some fun and modern graphics for their wedding invitation that used their orange and blue color scheme. Their last names have been changed to protect privacy.

We did a booklet program that consisted of a piece of 8.5x11 card stock folded in half. It turned out great!

Debora's 60th Birthday

Debora has some amazing children! They planned a wonderful surprise birthday party for her to share with their close friends and family. I got to work with her daughter Brandi on the paper items. Since Debora loves to travel, we made that the theme.

For the invitation I found an old map of Michigan (where they live) to place in the background along with some fun passport stamps.

Each table was named after a country Debra had visited.

And we created a program to list the sequence of events for the evening. It also had the menu on it.

Lastly, we created a sign for the candy buffet table.

Happiest of birthdays Debora!!

Kelly & Patrick

I was thrilled when Kelly, contacted me to do the invitations for her wedding. She and Patrick wanted simple and traditional invitations and we showcased a bit of a travel theme in the other items. Check it out!

They added rhinestones at the top and bottom of the invitation for a little added sparkle.

The invitation was mounted on what's called a panel pocket. Flip the invitation over and there's a pocket to hold the inserts.

It was actually quite a challenge to find envelopes that would fit an rsvp card that was sized to fit in the pocket.

For a program, we used 8.5x11 card stock and folded it in half into a small booklet. It's kind of amazing how much information you can fit! 

We even managed to fit some fun facts about the bride and groom!

Each table was named after a place that Kelly and Patrick had visited when they were dating. The back of each card told a little story about each trip.

Kelly and I created a few signs for her wedding too... but we have no photos of them. It was an honor to get to attend this wedding with my husband. But you know what? I forgot to bring my camera! I was so excited to have a dressed-up night out without kids that I completely forgot. There was even more that I could have photographed! Such is life.