Kelly knew she wanted a clean, modern look with just a hint of color, and a handwritten statement font that was sophisticated. When we decided to layer two beautiful trends, marble texture with a geometric pattern, she knew it was exactly what she had been looking for.
The style also paired well with her venue, The Temple for Performing Arts with its stately marble columns and patterns in the stained glass. We LOVED working with Alex Jimenez and all the people at Two Rivers Hospitality. He was key to smooth and easy planning with Kelly and Adam. Go see him!
It's the details that really carry your wedding branding through from save-the-date, to wedding day. We help with all those extras, from florals to stationery; bouquets, boutonnieres, mother's corsages and table florals + programs, escort cards, schedule of events, signage, and table numbers.
Doing wine bottle table numbers is one of our favorite tricks! Your table numbers can be a non-traditional guest book. Leave a notecard for people to write on, roll up and put in the table number bottle and you'll have well wishes every year you open a new bottle!
We HART Kelly and Adam and are so happy they gave us the opportunity to create all the wonderful details for their special day.
When my first college roommate asked if I wanted to create her invites for her wedding day – I said, YES!
Julie was one of those brides that knew what she wanted. She asked for a contemporary look with a monogram. Having lived with Julie I knew exactly what I would do. I created a lattice pattern and then made the monogram stand out from the pattern which enclosed the monogram. Julie mentioned that her colors were grey with yellow accents, so that wasn’t hard to incorporate. I picked a contemporary typeface to compliement the serifs used for the monogram and names. Overall creating a classic and contemporary look.
Helen + Joe
Kelsey + Cory
Lisa + Jeremy
Jean Marie + Adam
When I first talked to my sister about what we might do for her invites she was a little concerned that she had no idea what she wanted. Days later I got an exuberant phone call from her. "I've got it! Adam LOVES this yellow polk-a-dot dress I have! It has to be polk-a-dots."
And so it began. From there, she told me to run with it. My sister also has an affliction for very delicious cakes, so playing with the invite wrap to have some fun, talking about what to expect, was completely her.
I knew the day my sister would get married we would go ALL OUT. And we did. We had a lot of fun working on her wedding. From the Save-the-Date, to the invite, to the decor. Lemons were used to fill tall cylinder vases at the reception, with Black Eyed Susans coming out the top. Tables lined the rotunda of the Sioux City Art Center. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful dance floor.
Lindsay + Aaron
Dana + Jason
Dana is like a sister to me and when she said she was getting married, I knew this had to be something special for her.
Jason and her were getting married in Wisconsin — reception to be held at a nature preserve. Right away she started talking about the grounds and natural elements they were going to use as decoration. I knew this invite needed that hand touched looked.
The flowers were sketched and the coloring was done with watercolor. All was brought into the computer and processed to be able to use in all pieces of her invite, thank you cards, even on some signage for her dessert table.
It came together lovely and their rustic wedding in Wisconsin was everything they hoped.
Bonnie + Travis
Bonnie and Travis wanted simple elegance, but they also wanted to have some unexpected fun. Travis coaches for Iowa State wrestling and has tried out to be on the Olympic wrestling team. When Bonnie came to me and said "We'd LOVE to have a little more fun with the rehearsal dinner invite. Can you make it a ticket to an event?" I was in heaven.
We took a shot of them doing the stare down, SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY ... you know the drill, gave them some fun wrestler nicknames, and it wouldn't be complete with out VIP seating. It was super fun and I love that she pushed the idea of what an invite can be.
Here sister, one of my good friends, Betty, also asked me to design her bridal shower invite. Again, something fun and playful that I was happy to create for her.
It goes to show you can have a gorgeous, elegant wedding, but still manage to be playful in surprising ways.
Sara + Alex
Alesha + Andy
What designer hasn't dreamt of what their own wedding would look like?!?!? To say I went over board … is probably an understatement. But I enjoyed ever second of it.
Our photographer, the lovely & talented Anna Jones, set the mood for our Save the Date, with a photo of us in an old ticket booth. And when Andy proclaimed that he wanted seersucker suits … I knew I had fallen in love with the right person. All the wedding elements seemed to fall into place after that.
I've always had a love of antique botanical prints from encyclopedias. We knew we wanted to be eclectically old-timey (if that's a thing), with as much handmade items as possible. Between the paper flower boutonnieres, painted wine bottles, hand stamped initials, wine glasses as votive holders, ribbon curtains and twists of light blue bakers twine, every piece looked and felt like OUR wedding.
The envelope calligraphy was done by Kathryn Murray and vintage stamps from Holly Bedell at The Paper Nickel. Both were the perfect final touches.
Cheers to love and to all of the people that helped us make our wedding THE BEST DAY of our lives.
Megan + Bryan
Both Lisa and I do a lot of invites for friends. We couldn't imagine being able to give a more personal wedding gift to some of our dearest friends. Megan is one of those dear friends. Even when she was single we were talking about what we could design for her wedding.
Megan knew she would be using beautiful floral in her wedding. Even lining the columns outside the Greek Orthodox Church with traditional olive leaves. OPA! But Megan didn't want to go fully traditional on her invite. To have a little bit of both worlds we used a traditional serif font on the body of the invite but with a modern flair of their names in a beautiful cursive and illustrated followers of peonies and ranunculus that would also be in her bouquets.
The designer in me was probably the most excited to do the round menu card, to be set on each plate at the reception. I always enjoy adding those unexpected touches.