Fresh out of a design meeting with Nancy, we’re getting inspired by the but ultimately sophisticated couture of Inbal Dror. A modern take on lace where its delicate nature us updated by sketched textures. Mingling of textured stocks from the cottony to the slick maintain this suites edited but highly romantic vibe.
Twice a year I have the privilege of stepping out in the world to be welcomed with enthusiasm by some of the most exquisite resorts on earth. The Engage! Wedding Symposiums are my opportunity to get out and interact with my fellow wedding creatives. How else do we stay fresh and innovative for all our amazing couples? So take a moment today to see what happens when wedding creatives have the chance to…well, plan a party for themselves!
We designed menus and a special gift for all attendees which was presented at the gorgeous outdoor lunch on day 2. Raj Tents blew us away with their attention to detail and exquisite color palette. We took their cues from to design this textural letterpress menu featuring a textile inspired pattern made entirely with paint and a bit of spray painted lace!
The menu itself was letterpressed by Two Paper Dolls and then we went a bit crazy with paint spatter on each and every piece afterwards.
We’ve been painting for these Engage! conferences since 2008 and this year’s itinerary booklet was by far my favorite. Each was individually watercolored in the spirit of vibrant and lively Montelucia sunsets. We then added a custom laser cut binding reminiscent of wrought iron details seen throughout the resort.
The booklet’s interior featured our much loved timeline look complete with custom watercolor illustrations.
Each attendee received this inspiration deck filled with quotes from some Engage! veterans. Each was a limited edition set of watercolor and letterpress loveliness. Huge thanks to Matt from Revival Letterpress for sponsoring this project!
Each double thick card featured inspiring quotes about artistry in the wedding industry. We then hand painted each with an abstract vibe generated from the gorgeous Montelucia Resort.
Venue – Montelucia Resort and Spa :: Photography – thanks to Elan Artists – Chellise Michael Photography and Scott Clark Photo :: Hand Painted Stationery – Momental Designs :: Menu Letterpress – Two Paperdolls :: Limited Edition Inspiration Deck Letterpress – Revival Letterpress :: Linens – LaTavola Linen :: Tents – Raj Tents
It is difficult to envision a more Springlike color palette than lavender and white! Impressionistic in texture this suite reminds me a rustic flower fields worthy of Monet inspired brushstrokes!
When Amanda of Ashley Baber Weddings asked me to get involved in this editorial for one of my favorites, Southern Weddings Magazine, how could I resist? Now you may be wondering why I’m beginnning 2014 with just another wedding shoot post and I don’t blame you. All our Facebook and Instagram feeds are filled with promises of a new leaf being turned or grand ideas for the year 2014. Tis the season for renewing your life and mind, right? Well I decided to begin the first full week of 2014 with this post for one simple reason. Love.
If you read Southern Weddings mantra, you will quickly learn why this post and this editorial shoot is such a powerful way to start the new year. “From bow ties to biscuits, monograms to mason jars, we preserve the best of the past while celebrating the true heart of a wedding – the marriage at its center.”
So I begin this year very similar to last – with a call to preserve and remember what wedding planning is all about – the marriage.
This shoot, titled Generations Past and is all about sweet and sentimental details infused at every turn. Our “bride” had been collecting hankies from the family for years so we designed and invitation centered around her very favorite. Watercolor roses in shades of peach along with spring green leaves and aqua paint spatter became the artistic focus of all things paper for this project.
A favorite detail was our embroidered hanky lined envelope. Oh what a statement of time spent and love infused into a time honored wedding element.
Amy Osaba worked her magic with blooms… The loosely tied bouquet feels as fresh picked as if it were from Grandma’s garden.
I hand painted a monogram on our “brides” favorite heirloom hanky. The family Bible is such a strong image, especially with its obviously well-used and loved cover.
The seating plan was hung from a tree and I just love the thought that it swayed in the breeze as the day wore on… I created a watercolor of the iconic Whitfield Chapel in shades of aqua and peach. A simple change to the traditional color palette of the Chapel keeps the look fresh while honoring a sacred place.
The watercolor pattern, inspired by the “bride’s” heirloom hanky collection made it’s way into a few unexpected places… These fabric custom napkins at each place setting were produced especially for this project – oh I love it!! What I love more about these napkins is the thought they could be re-sewn into pillows to become new heirlooms!
Photographer – Katie Stoops :: Photographer – Adam Barnes :: Videographer - Naz Films :: Styling: Ashley Baber Weddings :: Venue – Whitefield Chapel at Bethesda Academy :: Florals – Amy Osaba :: Choir – Savannah State University Wesleyan Gospel Choir :: Stationery - Momental Designs :: Cake - La Bella Torta :: Rentals - Amazing Event Rentals :: Jewelry – Erin McDermott :: Bridal Headpiece – Lo Boheme :: Bride’s Dress - Reem Acra, from Rent the Runway :: Bridesmaid Dresses – Erin Fetherston, from Rent the Runway :: Shoes – Badgley Mischka :: Bow Tie – High Cotton Ties :: Hairstylist - Jordan Purtee Reddick :: Makeup Artist - Jules De Jesus Fritz, assisted by Jessica Mack
…Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate. – Mark 10:6-9
As I sit here, the day after New Years has passed, the studio stoop is covered in snow, with about another foot on the way. You can imagine how excited I am to write this post about light and bright, Spring-worthy wedding invitations from our archives. These are just a handful of my favorites whose details, each in very different ways communicate a Spring wedding (Spring as we know it in the US of course)!
First I’m reliving a lovely art shoot we produced to introduce the quintessential Spring pattern in collaboration with Envelopments. This lively, fresh, open weave pattern is aptly named Trellis! See it come alive in the film below:
Danialle’s suite featured a hand sculpted bloom reminiscent of a Magnolia bloom. We layered a custom watercolor pattern of sketchy floral and stripes of the same on the response envelope liner. The fluffy yellow flower center and fuchsia stamens took this look right over the edge of wonderful.
Zeina’s Chinoiserie suite was built from the most lavishly painted, petite Cherry Blossoms! Additions of sweet feathered friends and a birdcage scream a Spring vibe with the whisper of a watercolor paintbrush.
Charlotte took the obviously Baroque subject matter of an ornate frame, decorative swirls and a chandelier and gave them a decidedly Spring spin with richly painted pink peonies and a pastel color palette.
This vintage textures inspired wedding invitation features the most stunning of soft an shimmery color palettes. From our Vintage Orchid Pattern Collection, the main orchid-like shape and swirls are hand pressed onto each invitation. We then added graceful brushstrokes of shimmery blush and white inks against an ecru shimmer cardstock.
Recovering from a joyous Christmas with friends and family and planning a trip to Italy that the hubby surprised me with! Any suggestions on where to go and what to do, please??
Digging in to a major Momental Designs site redesign with the ever amazing Heidi and Otis from Spitfiregirl Design!
Painting away for a few celebrity invitation projects with the inspiring planner, Mindy Weiss!