Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

Georgia’s Golden Isles

January 12, 2018

Just off the mainland of Brunswick, Georgia, lies it’s four beautiful barrier islands:  St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island.  For me, as a child, these were the magical places we got to wonder and explore during the summers, on our vacations from Atlanta.  For Jennifer, this was the magical place that she and James vowed their love and for one another and their commitment to join as husband and wife.  Springtime in Georgia is truly one of the most beautiful times of the year,  but to be gathered at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort for the weekend with family and friends, this is truly an experience.

Jennifer expressed her desire for her Wedding Invitation Suite to speak to the elements of this barrier island:  the sand, the water and the palms. Every element used was with purpose: from the blue ink, to the sand colored envelopes and enclosures, to the natural hand tied raffia with the golden palm, to the Coastal Bird stamps used for mailing.  Even the map that we used for the invitation envelope liner, with it’s beautiful color and vintage, old world detail, designed by Rich Britnell at GeographicsArt in Auburn, Alabama, answered all of her requests.

I wish Jennifer and James a beautiful, long life together, full of love and adventure.

Wedding Photography byDavel Photography (Bride and Groom, Bride with Bridesmaids and Groom with Groomsmen)

These Hands

January 10, 2018

These Hands

Jenny, these are the hands of your best friend,
young and strong, vibrant with love.
Hands that are holding your hands on your wedding day,
as he promises to love you all the days of his life.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours,
as you build your life together, as you laugh and cry,
as you share your innermost secrets and dreams.
These are the hands that look so large and strong
yet will be so gentle as he tenderly holds your children.

Jacob, these are the hands of your best friend,
the hands that will love and cherish you through the years
and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
Most importantly, these are the hands, that even when wrinkled with age,
will still be reaching for yours, giving you the same unspoken tenderness,
with just a touch.

On a beautiful, chilly, Dallas December evening, joined by their friends and family, Jenny and Jacob said their “I do’s”

Everything about this ceremony and reception spoke to their love of family and their love of outdoors.  On this chilly evening, their guests were welcomed to their lakeside seats with hot cider and hand tied blankets (which the couple donated to Family Gateway, a Homeless Shelter for Children and Families in Dallas, after the reception).  The Bride wore a beautiful lace illusion, long sleeved wedding gown with a full veil attached to a crown of miniature white roses and baby’s breath that had been worn by her mother on her wedding day. The Bridesmaids were in pink with grey pashmina wraps.  The Groom wore a vintage slim-fit blue sharkskin suit and his Groomsmen were in grey sharkskin suits.  The Groom and Groomsmen wore green with blue stripe silk ties, complete with recycled skateboard tie clasps (which were a gift from the Groom) The evening was full of surprises, laughter, tears and dancing.  Everything at the reception spoke to their love of the outdoors.  The Wedding Cake was a three tiered Aspen tree cake with their initials J+J carved in a heart, while the Groom’s cake was a skateboard.  The Wedding Favors were a collection of their favorite songs from The Guardians of the Galaxy on a custom wooden USB card complete with their wedding logo and picture.  After all the guests had left the reception to take their places outside for a sparkler send off, the Bride and Groom stayed behind as they were turning down the lights and shared one last dance to music only they could hear, to take a moment to remember such a special day.  The lovely couple Honeymooned, where else…In Colorado!

This Wedding Invitation Suite was one of my most challenging projects to date.  The Bride chose pink peonies, complimented with natural wood and Kraft as her color theme for the invitations.  The invitation was printed in white ink, with the couples wedding logo, on real wood veneer.  The RSVP, Details and Envelope Liners were printed in pink with peonies, and their envelopes in Kraft with White ink.

 

 

with a country heart!  Wynne, Jr. is an executive of a Texas transportation company and Lacey is a corporate attorney in the energy industry.  When Lacey first approached me about designing her wedding invitations, she had a very definite vision of vintage roses for their December wedding.  As beautiful as the original design was, we worked together to create a more refined design to reflect this more formal, black tie event.  Every attention to detail was given to this wedding suite, which included a Save The Date, Invitation, RSVP, Information Card, Rehearsal Dinner Invitations, Wedding Programs, Welcome Bags for all of the out of town guests that included a Welcome Card, Custom Designed Map with local points of interest as well as custom Hanging “Do Not Disturb” Door Tags.

After a lovely wedding ceremony, Wynne, Jr. and Lacey treated their guests to a beautiful reception at the Perot Museum.  Many blessing to you both!

 

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What a great evening shared with good friends and family at a family farm in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The bride pulled off a very lovely outdoor Vintage Chic Farm Wedding in October, complete with a crisp autumn breeze, shrimp po-boys, Zapp’s VooDoo chips, jambalaya with andouille sausage, great beer, wine, cider and dancing until the sun came up.  Cheers to Caitlyn and Tyler!!

Caitlyn and Tyler Collage copyAs a new Envelopments® Dealer, we selected a rustic Heart Sprigs themed invitation and designed it around the colors of the wedding.

Purple and Gold

August 16, 2015

Hoping that these lovely ladies had a wonderful day celebrating and showering their friend at her Bridal Shower.  The wedding should be a stunner.  Congratulations to all!

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Invitation and Invitation Photography by Artistically Yours©

Floral Designer:  Honeydew Events and Vogue Flowers

Linens and Coverings:  Classic Party Rentals of VA

Equipment Rentals:  Party Perfect

Cake Designer:  A Cake To Remember LLC

Photographer:  Stephanie Yonce Photography

 

 

Fairy Tales Do Come True

July 22, 2015

I was so incredibly excited to create invitations for two very special people. All the excitement leading up to their special day was electrifying. From the Rehearsal Dinner Celebration to the moment Kelly and Cameron said their I Do’s in front of their friends and family, you could feel the love that brought them together. The Princess got her Prince at a lovely castle and it was nothing short of a Grand Ball Reception that followed.
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Rehearsal Dinner Invitations by Artistically Yours©

Wedding Invitations by Artistically Yours©

Barclay Villa Photography by Carroll Creations Photography, Raleigh, NC – http://carrollcreationsphotography.zenfolio.com/

Wedding Photography by Joe Payne Photography, Raleigh, NC – http://www.joepayneweddingphotography.com/

 

 

 

A Castle Fit for a Princess

January 21, 2015

I was completely over the moon when I was asked to design the wedding invitations for this lovely couple from Raleigh, NC – Everything is set for Summer 2015 and waiting for the “I Do’s” in a castle fit for Cinderella and her Prince. It doesn’t hurt that the Groom to be, looks just like another prince we know; and to top it off, he was born in England. The wedding will be in blush pink, metallic beige, gold and ivory. Enjoy this sneak peak at Kelly and Cameron’s engagement photos.


Engagement photos by: Joe Payne Photography – Raleigh, NC – www.joepayneweddingphotography.com

The Color of My Love

October 31, 2014

…and with this ring ours lives will start, Let nothing keep our love apart. I’ll take your hand in mine, and be together through all time. – David Foster and Arthur Janov
And so this is how their love began, with a tender song of promising love. Keith and Ronda found each other and committed themselves to one another at a beautiful, quaint and intimate service at the Holy Cross Immaculata, at the top of a hill, rich in history, they took their vows, one to the other. Afterwards, their guests were whisked away by private coaches to the Cincinnati Art Museum to enjoy a delicious sit down formal dinner reception, music and dancing the night away. Thank you both for allowing me the opportunity to share in your special day.

Southern Charm

October 30, 2014

Simple and Sweet. The best way to describe these two beautiful people and their Rustic Farm Wedding. Complete with sweet tea and mason jars, tears, smiles and dancing into the wee hours. It was so much fun helping Jill and Cody make their dreams a reality. The Wedding Invitation is simple and sweet with love birds perched in a tree and an excerpt from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres “Those that truly love, have roots that grow toward each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find they are one tree and not two”. The program announces “Today I Marry My Best Friend” with the book sealed “Bound with Love”. The ceremony was complete with homemade flags individually hand stamped with “YAY” to celebrate the couple as they went down the aisle as husband and wife.
Wedding Photography by Kendall Hudgins

A Sneak Peek

November 3, 2011

I couldn’t resist publishing the engagement photo for one of the brides that I am designing for right now.  The wedding is early spring 2012.  Their colors are guava and ivory.  Until I can publish the invitation suite, take a look at their gorgeous engagement photos:

Photo Courtesy of Kendall Hudgins Photography