Having the honor to create stationery for my little sister's wedding day was absolutely amazing!! Designing gorgeousness for couples is always wonderful, but knowing that you're doing it for someone you love and care for takes it to an entire other level of awesome :o)
When Jami and I sat down to chat about what she was looking for, two things were clear - she wanted to incorporate a monogram and her favorite color, purple. So to check the first thing off the list, I went straight to the amazing talents of Laura Lavender Calligraphy - Laura is not only a favorite person of mine, but what she does with hand-drawn monograms and calligraphy is to-die-for! She certainly did not disappoint - the intricate, vintage-esque "EJ" monogram was so beautiful that we incorporated it on to everything we could think of. And when your older sister owns a stationery and design company there is A LOT of everything when it comes to paper, lol!
We started with a very traditional and elegant invitation suite printed on Ivorystone Classic Laid Stock (something completely unique to Jami and Eric), designed with a touch of that vintage feeling - incorporating the deep purple into the envelopes and finishing them with hand-written addresses. We also designed gorgeous, tall programs for the wedding ceremony itself.
At the reception, guests were greeted at a table full of crayons and cute pages to color on for the kiddos and cards for the adults to leave notes, advice and well wishes for Jami and Eric. At the gift table, a purple tulle encased bird cage was adorned with a sign reading "Cards". Each guest table, in addition to the beautiful centerpieces, had a homemade bottle of wine with a custom made tag and a hand-bent fork holding a sign with little bits of trivia about the couple. The dessert table, full of homemade goodies, had containers with "Thank You" labels so guests could take the treats home. Each dessert also had its own custom dessert stick with the name of the goodie (and who made it!) and couple's monogram was pressed into beautiful moss green napkins at the bar. Place cards told the bridal party where to sit at the head table and the bathroom kit even got a little sign!
We had an amazing time finding ways to incorporate stationery into Jami and Eric's big day and the result was breathtaking!