Today we are celebrating our 3rd anniversary. It’s fun to remember back to our Sweet Day in May. Something that still stands out about the day is how blessed I felt surrounded by our cherished family and friends. I also remember how lovely the day was: It was a sunny, perfect Seattle day to get married. The past three years have flown by, so it’s sweet to take a moment and remember how it all began and how incredibly blessed I am. Here’s to many more years!
You can see more of our Sweet Day in May on Style Me Pretty.
Recently I was able to work with some friends, the O’Malleys (who also happen to be incredibly talented photographers), on a styled shoot in Sun Valley at the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch. I was so thrilled with the photos, the shoot and all the beautiful details. The wedding stationery and calligraphy were inspired by a mint, emerald green and gold color palette. The cream cotton cardstock featured a gold monogram in a vintage wreath. The calligraphy on the place cards, invitations, drink menus and groom’s letter was scrolled in emerald green ink that had a watercolor feel. I lettered the table menus in gold calligraphy. I think they looked so lovely with the gold and cream vintage plates.
One of my favorite features of the invitation set was the custom ceramic tags I made to match the monogram on the paper goods. The tags were strung onto mint green silk ribbons and tied around the invitation sets. Sweet little details like that make a set unique! The other unexpected detail was the dotted pattern adorning the envelope liners. The pattern was created with the same emerald ink I used for the calligraphy. Patterns are my passion! I think the emerald ink beautifully linked all details together and made the set feel elegant yet playful.
If you want to see more head over to the O’Malleys’ blog.
Photography: O’Malley Photographers // Calligraphy + Stationary: la Happy// Styling + Props: Ira & Lucy Vintage Rentals // Florals + Linens: Taylor’d Events// Wedding Dress + Veil: Wedding Gowns by Daci // Hair + Make-up: Danielle Anspach, Vertu Salon // Cake: The Sweet Crumb // Model: Andra Johnson // Venue: Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch // Suit: Tuxedos Now // Props: Bellissimo
I’m not sure about you but sometimes a card just doesn’t cut it for me (although a beautifully calligraphy+letterpress card does come close). Like when you ask your best girls to be a part of your biggest day… when I was a bride-to-be, I couldn’t find a card that accurately expressed my excitement to have those four girls as my bridesmaids. At the time I was working full-time in the corporate design world, so I didn’t have time to whip something together. In stead, I just called them up and asked them – but I really wish I would have come up with a creative way to pop the bridesmaid question; those girls have been with me through thick and thin, through some really big, life-altering events and continue to be a big part of my life today!
…Which is why these bridesmaid prize ribbons are the bee’s knees. Who wouldn’t want to open up a pretty box to find a beautiful ribbon with their name?! I recently created these prize ribbons for a Seattle Bride Magazine feature because: 1.) I am completely into prize ribbons right now and 2.) Letterpress on a silky, blush pink grosgrain ribbon? YES PLEASE!
I love these little, adorable ribbon pins and think they would be too cute for your ladies to proudly wear to your shower, your bachelorette night or even to the rehearsal (believe me, your officiant will thank me since it serves as a really pretty name tag). They can be made for the guys as well!
Are you interested in custom bridesmaid/groomsmen cards? Let’s chat!