I love a collaborative effort in creating wedding stationery and event product. Having come from a marketing and sales background prior to entering the event business, I have learned that no one person, business, or success story is an island unto itself. It takes a lot of coordination and communication to make things happen. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise when I say that I love an involved couple. I really do! Especially when they agree with one another. Yes, I have had the occasional couples fight over items that we are providing for them. It’s especially interesting to see the differences of what they like and what they don’t like in paper color or fonts . One person wants one type of favor and the other “half” wants something completely different. Who likes the bows and who is more drawn to laser cut or letterpress. Or the spouse to be that is just there because it’s their duty to be at the meeting. It’s almost expected in my line of work. Then there are other couples that just are super collaborative, fun loving and have terrific ideas. Those are couples that can see the big picture and aren’t daunted by the outcome. They know what they like and are confident in what will be the final product. For these couples, you know their wedding is just going to have the right detail, color and texture and that it will be pretty special.
We are just loving Katie’s birdcage and wait until you see the flirty bridal gown and bridesmaids gowns super pretty and fun!
I knew that when I first met Katie and Ali we were going to get along famously. First off, I am a sucker for fall weddings. I am a red head that loves the jewel tones and colors of fall. I’m all about it. So they had me at the word … Fall. Once we started talking, I realized that paper textures and colors were very important to what they envisioned for their wedding stationery suite. They were confident, and they were quickly able to articulate the look they wanted to present to their guests. I could easily visualize just by their clear direction what we needed to get done. I’m lucky, because honestly it is sometimes hard for couples to articulate what they want clearly as well as for them to “see” what is going to be produced as I pull out swatches of paper and suggest fonts and colors. It does get overwhelming if you don’t keep everyone on target. I guess if you had to equate it to something that people understand, it is like looking at a house that you want to buy and you have to visualize yourself in it. Creating the look in any artistic fashion does take some doing.
The stationery suite opens up with an outer folio in a textured wood grain feel with a thin gross grain bow. The papers done in a sage and clementine (which I must note is also the name of Katie and Ali’s cat) was also part of the stationery suite. Actually, I believe the clementine was done as the rehearsal dinner card. Katie and Ali opted to do icon’s for the food selection (another tip to the fun, playful couples viewing this blog). As we didn’t have duck and lamb icons in our stationery stable, we had to create them to go along side the fish icon that was in our font collection.
How much do we love the Celtic Knot hair pins.
The gorgeous tea length lace and tulle wedding gown
Back to the colors of the day.. talk about a vibrant bouquet!
Beyond the adorable black and white first look! LOVE IT!!!
Ceremony over – one happy camper and his tickled wife! Check out the beautiful staggered floral hangings.
Every cool couple should have their own magazine cover don’t you think!
The Space where Katie and Ali had there wedding,Mashantucket Pequot Museum Connecticut, is just incredible such a wonderful venue for a chic wedding and reception the photography done by HK Photography is simply outstanding.
I love the bark wedding cake. On the top are these cute two little birds in a nest.
How much do we love the brides maid dresses! So flirty and fun. How about the matching ties for the groomsmen!
The bride and her gals – love this picture so a great view of their pretty dresses.
Venue: Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mashantucket, CT
Floral: Sharon Elizabeth’s Floral Designs, Berlin CT
Photography: HK Photography, Shelton, CT
Cake: Franck Iglesias | Executive Pastry Chef FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO
Hair and makeu: Norwich Spa at Foxwoods, CT
Stationery: The Persnickety Bride, Sandy Hook, CT