The first thing I find when couples walk into my office is that most have a particular style that they are looking to achieve in their wedding design. The vast majority have colors that they have chosen for their wedding party to wear and some even like to match their papers and accessories to the tones found in the venue that they have chosen for their wedding celebration. It is interesting to see that many couples believe they are going to make mistakes when putting together a theme or color palate for their wedding. I honestly believe that there are no mistakes just a couple simple rules of thumb to follow and you will be all set. Are you looking to achieve a sharp contemporary/modern look to your wedding or a classic elegant wedding? Are you more laid back in your style or are you going more for the black tie affair? Are you in love with a country barn theme look or are you more along the lines of vintage style and glam? Do you envision your wedding in the city, by the ocean, on a farm or a vineyard ? Depending on your colors, and your venue there are a plethora of products in stationery and accessories that can be found or created to suit every couples needs. I go by the go with your gut when telling a couple how to achieve their wedding “look”. An example that I would like to show is below of a monochromatic wedding style of elegant hues of cream, champagne and blush. I also show a menu from another wedding in a stronger luster gold, champagne and cream.
Above is a fabulous , champagne ,cream and luster menu (which we used as a starting point to create Danielle and Anthony’s menu) we had previously created the above menu for another wedding and just changed out the look for Danielle and Anthony with bahama paper (as shown in their wedding stationery below). As you can see above this is a stronger hue of creams and gold above and is a bit of a bolder statement to the lighter hues shown below in Danielle and Anthony’s ensemble of papers and accessories. Both are spectacular and yet both very different.
The wedding stationery was flawless created again using the hues of the wedding party’s attire, flowers (as shown below) and look that the couple wanted to achieve in party by the venue they selected. We happen to love the look of this invitation with the ribbon. So well suited to the bride. She was just elegant, stunning and the groom is a great guy. We also created a letterpress Save The Date that included a map of NYC as the liner – it was very elegant and so perfect for their Manhattan wedding. I will post that gorgeous piece when I do a blog post on letter press. It did not match the invitation suite – but again people need to remember that not everything needs to match.
Although I don’t take credit for creating that fabulous tree (I believe it is already in the venue) – the table cards were all done in cream and sable with Swarvoski crystals on each one to catch the light from the tree arrangement. It made for a marvelous focal point. Flowers shown are by Stamford Florist.
Lastly we created this fabulous custom card box along with the pen and guest book set also with crystals attached. These can be done in an array of colors. It is such a fabulous look for a bride that really wants to coordinate items for her big day. With this line we can also do stationery boxes, tufted favor boxes, table tents and menu jackets. The sky is really the limit and they are exquisite hand crafted pieces. Flowers shown are by Stamford Florist. To see more gorgeous images by the incredible Ira Lipkke Studio please visit the Carats and Cakes link below. It was our pleasure to work with this great couple and to be part of their beautiful wedding celebration. Wedding stationery suite, menu and all accessories shown: The Persnickety Bride, Sandy Hook, CT Flowers shown: Stamford Florist Fabulous photography courtesy of Ira Lipkke Studio http://caratsandcake.com/danielleandanthony