Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

Arredondo-Hilton Wedding

November 3, 2011

Connie and Chris’ wedding took place the first weekend of October.  It was an outdoor wedding and the first cool evening of Fall had arrived.  The Bridesmaids wore chocolate brown and the Bride was in ivory.  The evening was filled with laughter, dancing and the blessings of a bright future for such a lovely couple.  I knew immediately that this particular invitation suite was going to be alot of fun, when I read the draft for the couples Save The Dates.  It read, “They share a mutual love of animals, music and cupcakes…”  How wonderful.  The Save The Date postcards were on metallic opal cardstock with the engagement photo of the couple, vintage designs and Nelly Script.  The wedding invitation was on Venitian Brown and Gold Leaf with custom brown thermography that included an ivory lined envelope.  The result, classic elegance.

When I was asked to do the wedding invitations for this wedding, I knew it would be exciting.  The wedding was held on the beautiful island of St. Kitts under a flaming red Royal Poinciana tree.  The bride and groom loved the idea of using old vintage maps of the West Indies and palm trees as their theme.  So, that’s exactly what I gave them.  Everything was printed on Crane white pearl using a custom font and color thermography.  The invitation included a weekend itinerary and RSVP in a beautiful metallic sapphire blue pocketfold with metallic bronze backing.  The pocketfold included a custom bellybelt and wax stamp with palm trees. This beautiful invitation wouldn’t have been complete without the custom postage stamp which included a compass rose.   Upon the guests arrival to their hotel, they were greeted with a Palm Leaf  Tote which included a welcome card from the bride and groom along with recommedations for activites and shopping while on the island, as well as another copy of the weekend’s itinerary.  The goodies inside included a beach towel, suntan lotion, water bottles, local rum and maps of the islands.  For the reception, I created a Table Seating Chart where all of the tables were named after islands of the West Indies.  When the guest arrived at their tables, each guest had a beautiful brass compass as their place card which had their name  and a colored fluer de lis (which indicated to the waitstaff what each guest meal selection was) and a menu card.  A good time was had by everyone! Congratulations Mary and Roger!!

Invitation Photography by Gandy Photographers

These are the three wedding invitations that I created, that will be voted on, for the Ultimate Wedding Giveaway at Hot 102.7 in Valdosta, Georgia. 

Fallen In Love

November 8, 2010

Recent addition to the Signature Line of invitations –  Fallen In Love is front and center with it’s falling leaves and romantic carving of the couples initials in the tree.  This particlular suite was mounted on Crane Espresso with the RSVP and Return Envelope snuggly tucked into the Fall Argyle Ribbon on the back of the invitation.  The Save The Date depicts a heart full of fallen leaves on Ivory and backed with Crane Espresso.  I think I have fallen in love!

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New Wedding Invitation Suites

September 10, 2010

Any of these Wedding Invitation Suites can be made in a wide range of colors.  Seen here is “Damask” in Grey and Lemon, “Storybook” in Deep Purple and Silver and “So Very French” in Espresso and Pale Blue.

Spring Forward

June 28, 2010

I know you probably think it’s too early to be thinking about next Spring, but some Bride’s don’t.  Here is a recent sample for an Atlanta Bride.

A Southern Affair

April 14, 2010

This bride originally wanted to incorporate pears into her invitation suite using colors of espresso and green.  However, when the maid of honor and her four year old flower girl tried on this adorable dress in guava, we simply eliminated the pears from the invitation and used a beautiful ribbon that tied all the colors together and kept a touch of green the bride originally wanted.  The end result was simply breathtaking.  The outdoor wedding will be at an old farm in south Georgia, complete with candlelit mason jars hanging from 100 year oaks and homemade pear preserves that the bride and groom will give as favors to their guest.  Oh, the beauty and simplicity in all things Southern!



A Winter Wedding

December 27, 2009

Oh, can’t you just see it?  A very small private ceremony against a backdrop of snow falling to the river.  The inside as whimsical and charming as this blue and white invitation suite. Snowflakes, silver sparkling, crystal glowing in a warm bath of candlelight.

Photography by Cory Cartwright, Atlanta

Black and Gold

December 27, 2009

Photography by Cory Cartwright, Atlanta