{Real Wedding} Kellee and Derek’s Blue and White Country Club Chic Wedding

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Kellee and Derek married in July of 2012. The romantic atmosphere of TPC Sawgrass added to this traditional wedding, which had some amazing custom touches. Kellee wore separate bridal looks for the ceremony and reception, including a change of hair and jewelry! Her gowns from Priscilla of Boston and Martina Liana, Lace Mary Jane by Jimmy Choo shoes, and gorgeous make up by Maureen Riley made this beautiful bride into a show-stopper. Weber Photography captured the magical moments seen here, and Maverick Entertainment crafted a film for the couple to enjoy for years to come.

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The elegance of our creamy white and navy blue invitations and paper goods added to the wedding’s country club chic styling. Alexa Pulitzer designed the cipher, which featured two intertwined “M”s to symbolize the union of their families. The couple used this personal detail to connect all of the paper goods.

We designed their wedding invitation using textured warm white papers and pearlized midnight blue. Kellee and Derek chose a custom-printed folder with an enclosure band inside containing their custom cipher and their names.  To surprise guests with a truly personal touch, we printed a fish tail on the back of the invitation that represented varying aspects of the couple’s love story, from their religious roots to the groom’s favorite pasttime.  This “surprise element” fish tail was reflected again on the back of the programs and table numbers.  Even their wedding cake had a surprise fish tail on the back!

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Weber Photography, TPC Sawgrass, Bay Bouquet, Dogwood Blossoma

Our charming banner-style aisle sign reserved the aisle for the bridal party, and guests were greeted at the ceremony by our sign that asked guests to “choose a seat, not a side.”

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Weber Photography, TPC Sawgrass, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, custom ceremony paper goods

Bay Bouquet organized a neutral-toned reception, decorating the room in soft tans, mahogany chiavari chairs, gold accents and soft yellow lighting. Their white flowers with pops of pink and blue were the centerpiece of every table.

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The couple had fun with the detailed wedding cake, created by Classic Cakes, and even more fun on the dance floor! They hired a great band, Az Izz, who kept the dance floor in motion the entire night.

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Weber Photography, TPC Sawgrass, Dogwood Blossom Stationery, custom wedding papers

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Working on this wedding was a blast! Thank you Kellee and Derek, for choosing to work with Dogwood Blossom Stationery to create your custom wedding papers!

Thank you to all of the amazing wedding professionals involved:

Venue: TPC Sawgrass

Officiant: Joby Martin

Photographer: Weber Photography

Videographer: Maverick Entertainment

Floral & Decor: Bay Bouquet

Band: Az Izz

Bride’s Ceremony Dress: Priscilla of Boston

Bride’s Reception Dress: Martina Liana

Bride Shoes: Lace Mary Jane by Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bari Jay

Makeup Artist: Maureen Riley

Cake: Classic Cakes

Cipher Designer: Alexa Pulitzer

Custom Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery


{Real Wedding…and News!} Misty & Nelio's Blush Pink + Gold Shabby Chic Vow Renewal

Last May, we were excited to be a part of Misty and Nelio Miotto’s vow renewal, which was featured in Orlando Wedding Magazine this month! If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, check it out online here. The feature highlights the romantic opulence of the event, showing that a vow renewal can be just as exciting and celebratory as the first wedding.

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Royal Crest Room Outdoor Wedding papers by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

The couple expressed their ten-year marriage with a butterfly theme, which as Orlando Wedding stated, “represented the couple’s love and personal growth.”

Dogwood Blossom Stationery Custom Wedding Sign

Even the smallest member of the family got a chance to join the festivities, and celebrate the happy couple, by wearing our custom-made sign!

Mon Cheri, Royal Crest Room, Dogwood Blossom, escort cards

Mon Cheri, Royal Crest Room, Dogwood Blossom, place cards

For the impressive escort card display, we used clusters of butterflies in different sizes. Delicate hand-cut butterflies also dotted our reception paper goods.

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Pink wedding details by Dogwood Blossom Stationery
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The muted pinks, ivory and gold along with pearls, lace, and an abundance of flowers transformed the Royal Crest Room into a fairy-tale setting.

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Mon Cheri Studios took so many breathtaking photos of our invitations and paper goods! The elegant invitations, above, were displayed with their brilliant gold invitation boxes. We included a vintage brass key as an added sentimental touch.

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Our sign invited guests to enjoy an assortment of teas during the very Victorian-inspired celebration.

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For the menu cards, we used a classic combination of ivory paper with gold trim and embellished with ivory lace, a blush pink satin ribbon and a sparkling jewel.

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Reception tables were named after romantic cities of the world. We layered textures and added hand-cut landmarks.

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After signing the guest book, our sign invited guests to take seed packets home to start their own butterfly garden. How sweet!

Vow Renewal Reception Paper Goods by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Congratulations to Misty and Nelio! We were grateful to be a part of such heartfelt event.

There were so many elements at this gorgeous celebration, all provided by these event professionals:

Venue and catering: The Royal Crest Room

Photography: Mon Cheri Studios

Floral: Atmospheres Floral and Decor

Hair and Makeup: Beauté Spécialé

Videographer: Riant Films

DJ, Lighting, Effects, Photobooth: Our DJ Rocks

Chiavari Chairs and Chargers: A Chair Affair

Cake: Anna Cakes

Chocolate Fountain: Hello Sugar!

Harpist: Christine McPhail

Character Artist: Rafael Diez

Belly Dancer: Carrara Nour

Dress: Minerva’s Bridal

Tux: Tuxedos To You

Transportation: Apollo’s Chariots

Signs: Signs by Sindy

Officiant: Jim Davis Hicks

Confetti: Flutterfetti

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Real Wedding} Jessica & Adam's wedding featured in Space Coast Bride & Groom mag!

So excited to share with you the big news of one of our newlywed couples, Jessica & Adam, having their wedding featured in Space Coast Bride & Groom magazine!  As you can see below, their October 22nd wedding was gorgeous!

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Jessica and Adam chose a palette of pale gold, caramel, and ivory for their wedding invitation and paper goods.  Delicate lace and classic timelessness were major pieces of their vision, so we created a folding invitation (below) with an ivory lace overlay and satin ribbon.  We added a letterpress monogram to the front and a topaz crystal.  Inside, their invitation is letterpressed in caramel and enclosures are contained within a band.  A custom-designed scroll-and-flourish motif adorned all pieces of the invitation ensemble.  Breathtaking calligraphy by Grace Edmands Calligraphy put the final touches on this truly luxurious invitation.

Lace letterpress wedding invitation in ivory, gold, and caramel

We then carried the color scheme, design, and style from the invitation into their ceremony and reception papers.  Their wedding programs contained the same satin ribbon as was used on the invitation, and the menus, escort cards, and table cards contained coordinating motifs and scrollwork.

Thanks Jessica & Adam for letting Dogwood Blossom Stationery be a small part of your big day!  And congrats on having your wedding featured in Space Coast Bride & Groom!

Jessica & Adam’s vendors include:

Reception:  Suntree Country Club

Planner:  Wedding Belles

Photography:  Richard O’Connor Photography

Florist:  Thallo Floral Design

Cake:  Oleander Bakery

Decor:  BB&J Linens and A Chair Affair

Calligraphy:  Grace Edmands Calligraphy

Invitations & Paper Goods:  Dogwood Blossom Stationery

And a major special thanks to Jessica & Adam’s rehearsal dinner caterer, A Chef’s Touch Catering, for helping me obtain a copy of this issue of Space Coast Bride & Groom so I could share this wedding with all of you!


{Corporate Event} Bright Orange and Cream Anniversary Invitations

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I was thrilled to hear from Cessy Meacham recently when she contacted me about creating an invitation ensemble for a big bash celebrating the 5-year anniversary of her travel agency, Anytime Travel Solutions.  I worked with Cessy several years ago on her first-year anniversary invitations, so I was very aware that this busy lady knew how to celebrate in style!  This time around, though, she was doing it even bigger, with multiple events taking place over a weekend, and she wanted to host several of her out-of-town clients at a local bed and breakfast, as well.  So we created several invitation iterations which allowed her to invite different guests to the events meant for them.  Here’s a snapshot:

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Orange and cream white corporate custom-designed thank you card and invitation

Orange and cream white custom-designed corporate anniversary invitation

Anytime Travel Solution’s colors are orange and gray, and one of their many specialties is travel to Italy and the Mediterranean, so Cessy asked to use the Florence coat of arms on the invitation.  We incorporated the design into a bright but sophisticated orange and creamy-white invitation.  The main invitation for her out-of-town guests is a long, folding pocket invitation, printed with their logo and a column of the Firenze design on the cream cover.  It opens to reveal the orange interior, the invitation, and a pocket containing pertinent information.  Additional invitations were created for local guests, inviting them to her ribbon cutting celebration and a special dinner.  We chose matching orange envelopes, with return address printed in dark gray on the back flap.

Congratulations to Cessy and the team at Anytime Travel Solutions on 5 years of stellar service!  And thank you for asking Dogwood Blossom Stationery to be a part of your celebration!

Are you planning a milestone event for your business? Need invitations that reflect the scope of the celebration?  Dogwood Blossom Stationery can help you with that.  Contact us here.

{Invitation Inspiration} Aqua Blue + Slate Gray Banded Wedding Invites

Aqua blue and slate gray wedding invitation with custom liner

Turquoise blue and dark gray wedding invitation with crystals

Aqua blue and slate gray banded wedding invitation with crystals

I’ve been getting into gray lately.  It pairs so well with just about all other colors, and is a softer touch than black.  This invitation is part of  a sample set I created for a recent client, with some color changes.

While the aqua blue, slate gray, and pearlized ivory color scheme is unique and beautiful enough, this invitation also has bunches of other features I want to discuss.  The first would be the band on the back to hold enclosures in place.  Banded invitations are a great alternative to pocket invitations for brides who want a flat invitation (versus folding), but still want a way of keeping their enclosures neatly organized.  They’re also a more economic alternative to pocket invitations for brides who choose to spend less.

Next, I’ve had lots of clients ask for custom envelope liners, lately.  I love them!  I think they add so much to the overall invitation, and give extra strength and weight to single mailing envelopes.  Additionally, some of my clients have been doing really unique things with their custom liners.  One client emphasized her wedding date on her save-the-date liner.  Another client used it as “the perfect spot” for her wedding website address.  We used repeating lines of the couples’ names on another liner.  And other clients have just used the liner to echo or enhance the graphics or color of the invitation itself.  The best part: envelope liners are a fairly inexpensive option that adds a lot of oomph to your wedding invitation!

Crystals have been another repeated trend for my clients this year.  So on this sample, I used 6 Swarovski crystals to embellish the printed design.  Crystals are another fairly inexpensive option for wedding invitations.  They come in such a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes that they can be incorporated into just about any style of invitation.

So now back to the possibilities with gray…  Consider the same invitation with the same design as in the photos above using lilac purple as the accent instead of aqua blue.  Now envision a light rose pink instead of aqua blue.  Pumpkin orange with gray would make a really beautiful fall wedding invitation, don’t you think?  Add black in place of the aqua and this invitation becomes so sophisticated, it hurts.  Using red and gray printed on pearlized white instead of pearlized champagne would make a gorgeous, snowy, winter invitation.  And using lime green with this shade of gray on bright matte white paper would be fresh and clean; a totally different feel altogether.

Yes, I’ve decided I really like gray!

Invitation: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio, LLC

Real Wedding: Amy & Ed’s Beach Wedding

With their families and friends spread out across the US, Amy and Ed put some thought into where they might have their wedding.  Finally it hit them: why not get married in their own backyard?  Amy and Ed live within walking distance of the beach where they were married in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

When I first met with Amy and Ed to discuss their wedding invitations, they hadn’t yet decided on a color scheme.  After browsing through paper swatches and considering the possibilities, they decided on a steel-and-champagne color palette for their invitation and paper goods.  These colors worked well with Amy’s creamy white layered wedding dress and Ed’s sandy linen suit.  Their final invitation combined perfectly smooth pearlized steel cardstock with the natural textures of Japanese lace paper and eco-friendly twisted-paper ribbon in shades of creamy ivory.  Inside, a light champagne liner displayed a custom map to the beach and shuttle information for guests to travel between the beach and reception.  Considering their setting on a Florida beach in July, we also created wedding programs that doubled as fans.

Their marriage took place on the beach near the dunes, under an arch adorned with white lilies and starfish and surrounded by mini palms.  Seashells with the couple’s name and wedding date were passed to guests after vows were made, and the entire party walked to the water’s edge, wished Amy and Ed well, and tossed their shells into the sea.

For the reception, Amy and Ed chose a second palette of bright oranges, yellows, and greens – perfect to gear up guests for the big bash that followed.  Centerpieces and table settings reflected this bright color scheme.  Favors consisted of margarita glasses (for use at the margarita bar) and cello bags of candy tied with favor tags that doubled as seating cards.  Amy and Ed opted for an extensive surf-and-turf buffet and a large selection of gourmet cakes in lieu of one single wedding cake, so we also created coordinating buffet cards with descriptions of each menu item.

Amy and Ed’s wedding incorporated things that are important to them: a setting that reflected the home they share, supportive and loving family and friends, an intertwining of comfort and elegance, and a love that will last a lifetime!  Thanks Amy and Ed, for letting me be a part of your day!

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Ed & Amy's Cape Canaveral Beach Wedding

Beach Wedding Good Luck Shell Toss

Steel gray & ivory wedding program fan, thank you, and buffet card

Photography:  Michael Howard of Cocoa Beach Photography (All photos except of invitation, thank you card, and buffet card.)

Planner/Officiant:  Beach Weddings by Joanie

Invitation, Buffet Cards, Thank Yous, and Wedding Programs:  Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio, LLC

Venue:  Cherie Down Beach, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Are you planning a highly personalized wedding like Amy & Ed?  Still looking for those perfect invitations?  Contact me here.

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