{Real Wedding} Patricia and Armando's Purple and Blue Backyard Wedding

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Patricia and Armando were inspired by the hues of Monet’s gardens – dreamy lilac, purples, and sky blues. We loved working with them to create paper goods that coordinated with their vision for their breathtaking backyard garden wedding. Weddings Unique organized a group of talented vendors, including Kathy Thomas Photography, who transformed a private yard into a dream-like space.

We started with their wedding invitation, which a decadent, double-thick card of Pearl White cotton, letterpressed in lilac purple and charcoal gray on the back and front.  The back of the invitation was nearly filled with purple florals so that the letterpress created a luxurious tactility that caused guests to flip the card over.  Inside the spray of florals was printed a quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning that was special to the bride because it was contained within a book of poetry given to her by her late father: “I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.”

We created day-of paper goods in a traditional garden style, using champagnes, creams and light purples, which looked lovely against lavender-gray and bright blue linens. The ceremony programs, table number signs, and favor table sign all featured the same pretty, botanical artwork done completely in lilac ink. Sharp-edged squares, borders, and strong lines cleaned up the floral so that the look was not too saccharine.

We especially love to the escort card display… lilac tented escort cards displayed so classically in arcs on a round table.

We always offer our clients their custom monogram file to use for other non-paper purposes, like the GOBO that Get Lit Productions projected onto the pool and the draped backdrop of the reception.

This was an absolutely beautiful backyard wedding, don’t you think!  Remember to keep track of our current and ongoing projects on our Facebook page.

The vendors that contributed to this wedding included:

Photography: Kathy Thomas Photography

Planner: Weddings Unique

Lighting: Get Lit Productions

Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens

Floral: Raining Roses Productions

Rentals: A Chair Affair

Cake: Bake Me A Cake

Catering: Cuisiniers Catering

Music: C’Nergy

Dress: Calvet Couture

Paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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{Real Wedding} Marzetta and Brian: Modern and Bold Purple and Green Wedding at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

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Marzetta and Brian are a fun-loving couple whose wedding at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress exuded the perfect party atmosphere. We loved their bold royal purple and lime green color scheme and their contemporary but fun style.

We took great pleasure in designing and producing their custom typographical wedding invitations, escort cards, welcome letters, favor tags, and select signage.  Possibly our favorite pieces were their escort cards, which doubled as favor tags. Guests were asked to keep the clear photo frames that displayed the escort cards and swap out the escort cards with a commemorative photo strip from photo booth sessions with Photobooth Rocks!. Our second favorite pieces were their sunglass tags, which read: “Don’t be blinded by our love!”  Truly, I think those tags likely set the stage for a crazy, quirky weekend of fun.  For their table numbers, we coordinated them with the fun, modern style of their escort cards, using the same purple background and white lettering.  We used a tiny heart on many of their pieces as a line break and the only true “artwork” element.

The talented team from Just Marry! pulled out all the stops to guarantee Marzetta and Brian’s celebration was one-of-a-kind, with Steven Miller Photography and Pro One Video on site to record every moment. While Strings, Etc. and White Rose Entertainment delivered amazing music for both the ceremony and reception, the spotlight entertainment was the award-winning Egyptian Cabaret belly dancer, Yana, from Daytona Beach Bellydance. It was an amazing action-packed performance with Marzetta and Brian joining in on the dance floor.

We had a blast working with you, Marzetta and Brian. Thank you for choosing us to design your custom wedding invitation and papers!

PS – Not only did we love this wedding, but so did The Knot! We were thrilled to see this wedding featured recently!

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The vendor team that brought this fantastic wedding together were:

Venue: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Photography: Steven Miller Photography

Videography: Pro One Video

Planner: Just Marry!

Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies

Dress: Brides by Demetrios; Bill Levkoff

Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse

Hair and Makeup: Marilyn Monroe Spas

Florist: Lee Forrest Design

Entertainment: White Rose Entertainment; Strings, Etc.

Belly Dance: Daytona Beach Bellydance

Photo Booth: Photobooth Rocks!

Invitations, Table Numbers, and Escort Cards/Favor Tags: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

{Real Wedding} Elaine & Jeff's "Journey of Love"

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Elaine and Jeff married on Valentine’s Day at Mission Inn Resort, and the day could not have been more romantic! The theme of Elaine and Jeff’s wedding was “A Journey of Love,” an idea that came from the couple’s love of travel and their adventures together. We love the way that this theme was carried through each aspect of this special day, from the decor to the food and drink.  Rhodes Studios took so many beautiful photos that we had trouble choosing which ones to feature here!

Elaine and Jeff had the most personal wedding of any we’ve ever seen!  Every single element of their paper goods – from the invitation to table numbers to signage – carried a personal and meaningful story from their “journey of love.”  They met as coworkers, and as their relationship grew, their time was dotted with trips throughout the US, most notably to Vegas, Hawaii, and finally Alaska, where Jeff proposed to Elaine atop a glacier.

We loved that Carly Ane’s Floral Studio created centerpieces that coordinated with each table’s theme: tropical floral for Hawaii, soaring vases of blue-tinted water topped with white hydrangea for Alaska, and vases of floating candles full of blingy crystals for Las Vegas. Each centerpiece even featured fun figurines like hula girls, miniature bears and moose, and poker chips and dice. To top everything off, Party Flavors Custom Cakes made five (yes, FIVE!) unique cakes for Elaine and Jeff: a volcano, a gambler’s fantasy cake, a traditional wedding cake with pretty purple details, a representation of an Alaskan cruise (including a glacier on top), and a Notre Dame cake for the groom!

Jeff and Elaine had previously designed their own luggage tag save-the-date before we met with them.  So to continue in their style of travel-themed papers, they asked us to design a passport-style invitation–somewhat realistic in appearance, but using their purple and champagne color scheme (with tiny pops of red).  On the photo page of their passport, we used a photo from one of their cruises.  On the arrivals/departures pages, we created custom stamps of locations they had visited on their trips–volcanoes, glaciers, parks, casinos, and historical places–and then included “handwritten” memories and notes next to each stamp.  The stamp pages of their passport invitation were ultra-personal; it was as if they had invited their guests on the trips along with them and were reliving the fun.

We carried the watermark-style patterns from the passport into their day-of papers, wedding programs, and signage.  Our absolute favorite piece was a two-part “Here comes the Bride” sign that was tied onto the back of a custom princess carriage created to roll Elaine’s niece (the flower girl) down the aisle.  On their way to the reception, guests picked up their escort cards, attached to a key with a purple satin ribbon, and could match their assigned table by name AND corresponding photo of the couple at that location (“Kona,” “MGM Grand,” and “Fairbanks” were just a few).  These photos matched those on table cards.  To show that they wanted their guests to have a great time, Elaine and Jeff supplied flip-flops and silly dance floor props in baskets with our “Dance like no one’s watching” sign.  And rather than a typical guestbook, they had a custom garden bench made for all guests to sign, which they have now placed in their backyard.

This wedding truly had so many ultra-personal details, it would take a book to share them all.  For certain, Elaine and Jeff’s guests had a fabulous time and will remember this wedding forever!

Elaine gave us a great, 5-star review on WeddingWire! Here are a few of her impressions from working with us:

“Denise was superb!! Our wedding guests are still raving about her creativity and attention to detail from our passport invitations to our menus and signage throughout our venue. Denise was extremely responsive as we worked with her to create these unique items for our wedding. She was the utmost professional and it was obvious to us how passionate she is about her work. Because of Denise’s vision, we were able to pull together all the travel themes in our wedding (Hawaii, Las Vegas, Alaska) seamlessly. Thank you Denise for making our wedding day so special.”

Elaine and Jeff, thank you so much for choosing to work with Dogwood Blossom Stationery to create you custom invitations and paper goods!  It was a blast to work with you and an honor to help you share your “journey of love!”

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Thank you, as always, to the talented wedding professionals who helped this fairy tale come true:

Venue: Mission Inn Resort
Photog: Rhodes Studios
Planner: Busy Bride Wedding Design
Cakes: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Florals: Carly Ane’s Floral Studio
DJ/Lighting/Cloud: Our DJ Rocks
Photobooth: Photobooth Rocks
Dresses: L.A. Bridal Boutique
Calligraphy on sweetheart table key: Embrace Calligraphy
Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Inspiration} Venetian Carnevale Styled Shoot in Pinks, Purples, and Reds

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Reception Menu by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Radiant Orchid Wedding Menu by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Radiant Orchid and Gold Custom Wedding Paper Goods, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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Candy Buffet Signage by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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Our invitations were printed on a Warm White inset that was layered onto Pearlized Gold, then onto an Italian baroque flourished backing printed in shiny gold foil on Radiant Orchid.  A gold satin ribbon, knotted on the side, adorned the invitation. The round place-setting menus were also printed in gold foil on Radiant Orchid, and used a lattice pattern with fleur de lis.  The round menus fit perfectly onto the gold-rimmed plates and the vibrant purple hue popped against the white china. The escort cards mimicked the lattice pattern of the menus, with each guest’s name and table number printed in purple.

It was a pleasure being a part of this glamorous styled shoot, and as always a pleasure working with all the talented vendors involved.

Planner: Diana Marie Events

Photographer: Claire Pacelli

Venue:  Quantum Leap Winery

Florist: Kelly Shannon Floral

Hair/Makeup: Brides Be Beautiful

Gowns: The Collection

Cake & Mini-Cakes: Bliss Pastry

Candy Bar: Florida Candy Buffets

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Real Wedding} Julianne and Navin's Indian + American Wedding

It’s always great fun to design for couples we’ve never met before, but being asked to design for friends and family is the greatest honor!  I feel so fortunate to that I was asked to create the invitation and paper goods for the wedding of my beautiful sister-in-law, Julianne, and her groom, Navin, on July 6, 2013, in Boylston, Massachusetts.  To add to that exhilaration, this was a dual ceremony: Indian + American!

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Both of the outdoor ceremonies and the reception were held at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. The invitation was a champagne pocket fold with a cream lace overlay, printed with light purple florals and leaf green accents. Something Borrowed Something New Events planned the wedding to perfection. With breathtaking photography by Matt Wood Photography and videography by Mavid Productions, Julianne and Navin will be able to look back on their day for years to come.

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The Indian ceremony featured a beautiful mandap covered in gold, orange, and red draping.  So, for the Indian ceremony, we created a gold and red booklet-style program with hand-sewn binding, tied with a fluffy scarlet red satin ribbon.  The pages inside outlined the ceremony and described traditions so guests could follow along.  Special thanks to Navin’s aunt who was instrumental in providing the wording for the Indian program!

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After the Indian ceremony, it was time to change everything!

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For reception seating, we created table cards that each contained a unique flower motif and name.  Every table number used a different color in the sky blue, mossy green, yellow, and lilac purple color scheme.  We then printed guests’ names on cards that reflected the names and motifs of the table numbers, and mounted them on mossy satin ribbon and cream-colored lace strung on a decorative ironwork gate as a colorful, dimensional seating chart.

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For favors, Julianne and Navin chose to give candy tucked inside adorable mini picnic baskets, and the whole family joined in the assembly line to decorate these with lace, light green ribbon, and favor tags printed on kraft brown paper.  At each place-setting, we also placed a thank you to each guest for attending the wedding, designed to coordinate with the reception decor and add color and decoration to the tables.

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It was an honor to be a part of this wedding for my sister-in-law and new brother-in-law. Thank you to these amazing wedding professionals who made their wedding perfect!

Venue: Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Planner: Something Borrowed Something New Events

Photographer: Matt Wood Photography

Videographer: Mavid Productions

Invitations & Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery