Sparkling Lights + Beautiful Flowers

I just love these photos from two recent weddings.  First, from Diana + Anthony's wedding via What Junebug Loves, and photographed by Sean Flanigan, the globe lights strung across the reception area create such a beautiful effect:

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And from Jen + Nick's wedding photographed by the amazingly talented Robert Sukrachand via Once Wed, I love the idea of a floral wreath hung above the bride and groom during the ceremony — totally unexpected, and undeniably lovely:

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Aren't those flowers fabulous?  The arrangements were created by the fabulous Saipua.  Amazing.

{photographs by Sean Flanigan and Robert Sukrachand}

Carrie + Barrett’s Wood Veneer Mountain Wedding Invitations

Today’s real invitations come from the fantastic design duo of Bird and Banner, who created an amazing set of wood veneer wedding invitations (and ceremony programs, menus, favor labels, and table numbers) for Carrie and Barrett for their Jackson Hole, Wyoming wedding last year.  This suite is one of my favorites from the Bird and Banner portfolio, largely for its wonderful mix of different materials and typography styles.  Erin and Nicole, the talented ladies behind Bird and Banner, stopped by to describe the creative process behind these lovely pink and brown wedding invitations, so I’ll turn things over to them!

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From Erin and Nicole: Neither Carrie nor Barrett are from Jackson Hole but the couple had shared many special times there.  They knew it was the perfect place to celebrate their wedding.  Held at the Crescent Ranch, the inspiration was rustic yet elegant which included a formal BBQ menu and a fiddler band.

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Because it was a destination wedding Carrie and Barrett wanted to highlight the location in their invitations as much as possible.  This led us to explore using new materials and formats that would help introduce their guests to the location.

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Our initial idea was a muslin bag filled with wooden postcards.

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We loved the idea of mixing Carrie’s palatte of bright pink and brown with wood.  Working with language describing the location, we planned to use a mix of type styles.

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Unfortunately the design started to look like a “Most Wanted” poster!  So we scaled back, and then everything came together.

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Carrie and Barrett had a full weekend of festivities planned so we also created an itinerary for guests that included hand drawn illustrations of the various Jackson Hole event locations, including the arch in the town square where they got engaged.

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From the bride, Carrie: Erin and Nicole from Bird and Banner are so amazingly creative; I never had to reiterate the feel/mood we wanted to convey to our guests more than once.  Awesome!  The itinerary, invitations, packaging, etc., are what I was most proud of in the wedding planning process — even though they did all the work, they made me feel like we were a team in creating the PERFECT presentation.

So, so lovely — and a beautiful mix of rustic and modern design elements that create the perfect invitation for a wedding in Jackson Hole.  I love the attention to detail throughout the invitation, from the line illustrations to the tiny hearts and border details.  Thanks so much to Carrie, and of course to Nicole + Erin from Bird and Banner, for stopping by to share these gorgeous wedding invitations today!

{image credits: reception photos by Carrie Patterson, all others via Bird and Banner}

Letterpress Prints – Dee & LaLa

Good morning everyone!  I am so, so excited today because I've got a fantastic set of real wedding invitations to share with you a bit later this morning, but first I thought we'd start the day off with some sweet little letterpress prints from Dee & LaLa:

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Aren't these just the cutest little prints?  They come in the four versions below — either individually or as a set — and I think they would be a wonderful addition to any room, whether a child's bedroom or modern wall artwork for a living room. 

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Check out these prints and lots of other letterpress goodies over at Dee & LaLa.  And don't forget to check back a bit later!

{image credits: Dee & LaLa}

How can I help you?

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I spent a bit of time over the weekend working on a project (which I'm really looking forward to sharing with all of you!) — and while I was doing research for the project, it occurred to me that it's been a while since I asked you all if there's something I could blog about that would help you.  Perhaps you're looking for stationery or invitation ideas for a particular theme or color scheme?  Or maybe you have a technical question, and I can help find an expert to answer your questions.  Whatever your questions — I want to help!  So if there's something you've been wondering or a particular area where I can help, let me know in the comments or e-mail me by clicking here.  I'd love to hear from you!

{photo by Jenna Cole}