Golden Winter Wedding

Kim and BJ are having a beautiful winter wedding tomorrow. I can't think of a more fantastic way to start off the new year and every other new year following!

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Kim's bouquets feature baby's breath as the main focal point and wanted the invitation to reflect this often understated flower. I wanted to make sure that the invitation reflected the winter season, so I had the petals fall off the branches as if they were snowing down over the words.

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Kim wanted her wedding colors to be a part of the invitation as well. The gold tones come from warm firelight and the brown hues are inspired by the couple's love of a comforting cup of coffee. Knowing the influence of coffee on their theme, I made the font flow and the swashes extend like steam from a fresh cup. I enhanced this idea by placing the main copy on a diagonal to make it seem as if the words were rising from the paper.

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I wish Kim and BJ a lifetime of wedded bliss, health and happiness. Good luck tomorrow and congratulations!

Custom Wedding: Russ & Alexa

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I have been dying to write about Russ & Alexa's Wedding stationery since I posted about their wedding gift way back in August of 2009.

Alexa and Russ are both lawyers, so many of the cards and invites they receive are very traditional and boilerplate. They wanted something that had modern touches and would make their formal invitations stand out, but they needed it to remain classic and elegant. Starting with the illustration of the flower, I wanted it to be as basic and simple as possible while holding onto its identity as a hydrangea. This style of illustration is unusual for a wedding design and having it stripped-down to its simplest form, proved to be a wonderfully useful design element.

Hydrangea Placecards

Alexa & Russ had me create all of their wedding stationery. I made the save-the-dates, invitation package, monogram, placecards, menus and programs. Alexa had this to say about her stationery,
"The quality of all of the pieces was exceptional. Her work is imaginative and elegant! She worked with us through the entire design process. Sarah created a "logo" for us with the first letters of our first names that became an integral part of the theme for our wedding. We were so pleased with the color and design that she chose - we're still receiving compliments on her work!"
Alexa was a pleasure to work with. She was involved in the process and I feel that together we made an amazing product.

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