{Real Wedding} Mackenzie & Eric's Rustic Country Wedding in Colorado

Just a very quick post today!  I wanted to share a few photos of the paper goods from a really amazing wedding!  I had the pleasure of designing and creating the “winter-country-rustic” invitations and paper goods for Mackenzie and Eric, who were married in Colorado in January.  Their photography, Suzanna March Photography, was so kind to send me photographs she took of their paper goods.  But you also really, really need to see the whole wedding on Suzanna’s website here.  Theirs was a tremendously unique and personal wedding!

Here we go:

Winter Country Rustic Wedding Invitation

Winter Country Rustic Wedding Invitation

Winter Country Rustic Wedding Program with buffalo plaid

Winter Country Rustic Wedding - escort cards

To create these paper goods, I actually worked not only with Mackenzie, but with her mom.  They told me the focus would be a little bit country, a little bit rustic.  They were planning to incorporate red buffalo plaid, “kraft” brown, and evergreens into the wedding, so I kept that in mind as I created the paper goods.  We ended up with a booklet-style wedding invitation with hand-sewn binding.  The light brown woodgrain cover of the invitation was letterpressed with “M&E” – the couple’s monogram.  The pages inside contained whimsical images of a snow-covered cabin in the mountains, evergreen trees, cowboy boots, and skis.  Since the wedding was being held in Golden, Colorado, Mackenzie also wanted to feature the archway sign to the city, so we included that, too!

For the ceremony and reception accessories, we continued using the same motifs – red buffalo plaid, cowboy boots, and evergreen trees, printed on speckled creamy white papers with kraft brown accents peeking out.  The escort cards used motifs to indicate each guest’s entree selection, which added lots of color, fun, and interest.

Again, I insist that you go here to see the whole story of Mackenzie and Eric’s wedding!

Thank you, Mackenzie and Eric, for letting me be a small part of your big day!

Photographer:  Suzanna March Photography

Wedding Invitation, Program, and Escort Cards:  Dogwood Blossom Stationery

{Inspiration} Yellow and Graphite Damask Wedding Suite

Yellow and graphite damask wedding invitation, menu, table number, and escort cards

Yellow and graphite damask wedding invitation
Yellow and graphite damask wedding reception menu, table number, and escort cards

Yellow + gray is such a versatile color combination, both in terms of formality and season.  It is equally appropriate for an informal backyard summer wedding as it is for a black-tie ballroom wedding in January.  The tricks to this color scheme in tending it one way or the other are your choice of graphic design, wording layout (as well as wording itself), and typestyle.

The above paper suite contains a simple, pocket-style wedding invitation of graphite accented with a yellow damask fixed band with Swarovski crystals.  The invitation is printed on white with a yellow damask backing.  The white mailing envelope is lined with a matching custom yellow damask envelope liner.

The escort cards above have two colors to indicate meal option at the reception – gray damask is one entrée, yellow damask is the other.  All escort cards contain crystals as well.

The wedding menu above doubles as a table number and is three-sided, self-standing, printed fully in yellow damask, with table number and menu information on all three sides.

Yellow and Stone Gray Polka Dot Boxed Wedding Invitation with hand-sewn fabric flower

Yellow, gray, and white polka dot escort cards for wedding

And here, we have another example of yellow and gray wedding papers – a wedding invitation in a suede-like gray fabric box.  The box is adorned with a wide, bright yellow grosgrain ribbon and a hand-sewn flower made with yellow striped cotton fabric.  The invitation itself has yellow polka dots.

The seating cards for this invitation are double-sided and mimic the yellow polka dots from the invitation.  Guests’ names are printed on one side, and their table number is shown on the back.

For more yellow and gray wedding inspiration, visit my Pinterest board here.

All invitations, escort cards, menus, and table numbers shown are created by Dogwood Blossom Stationery.  Contact us to schedule a design consultation for your custom yellow and gray event!

{Showcase Event} “Modern Preppy” Lime and Navy Invitations

Lime green and navy blue wedding invitation in silk box

Lime green and navy blue wedding menu and seating card

Bright green and dark blue wedding menu and escort card

Green and blue Modern Preppy tablescape

Lime and blue wedding invitation with embroidered monogram on ribbon

Modern Preppy wedding tablescape; lucite chairs

Green and blue wedding cake

Several months ago, I had the great pleasure of being asked by Karry Castillo of Uniquely Yours to create invitations and paper goods for her “Modern Preppy” tablescape (one of 3 unique themes) that she would be showcasing at the Bridal Ball held on March 2, at the Lake Mary Events Center.

As is typical for a wedding stationer, though, I didn’t have a chance to attend the actual event, and therefore wasn’t able to see how my pieces “fit” into the bigger picture.  Well, yay for photographers!  Karry kindly connected me to Chad Pilster of Pilster Photography, who sent me photos of the event.  And…  Oh.my.goodness!

I just love the vision Karry had for this tablescape!  She is so unbelievably talented and I am just so impressed by her.   So here’s the super-talented team she assembled for this particular tablescape:

Concept and design:  Uniquely Yours

Photography:  Pilster Photography

Floral design:  Lee Forrest Design

Table and chair furnishings:  AFR Room Service

Linens and tabletop decor: Kirby Rentals Orlando

Cake:  Something Sweet Cake Studio

And invitations and paper goods, you guessed it:  Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

For this table, two wedding invitations were created.  The first is a square, layered invitation with two lines of white grosgrain ribbons, packaged neatly in a 100% silk box in bright lime green.  This invitation features a lime green lattice pattern, which is reflected on the inside of the coordinating wedding programs, and on some of the seating cards.

The second invitation uses a lime green and navy blue plaid pattern and features a wide, white grosgrain ribbon custom embroidered with a monogram in navy blue thread.  The plaid pattern on this invitation was also carried through to the program and escort cards.

Thanks Karry, for letting me be part of this event!

{Fresh & Sweet} Daisy Wedding Invitation in Tangerine & Sherbet Pink

Tangerine and sherbert pink are perfectly fresh colors for an outdoor summer wedding.  A long and slender wedding invitation, featuring an orange and pink daisy trio tells of the relaxed and intimate wedding that’s to come.  I’ve always loved the idea of outdoor weddings – and had one myself!  There is something about fresh air, cool breeze, and warm sun that makes me feel easy and comfortable.  I imagine this wedding to have brightly colored, unmatched linens popping with patterns, sweet and juicy watermelon slices served simply and without any fuss, and a wedding cake whose Gerbera daisies in light pinks and oranges match those on the invitation.
Orange & Pink Daisy Trio  Wedding Invitation

Inspiration for orange & pink wedding invitation

SOURCES (Clockwise from top):  Invitation by Dogwood Blossom Stationery;  wedding cake from Martha Stewart Weddings;  fabric from Etsy;  photo of watermelon by Kirti Poddar;  green glassware by Cambria Cove;  photo of Gerbera daisy bouquet by Stephanie Vacher;  seating card/favor tag by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

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What’s on your inspiration board? Need a custom invitation for your unique color scheme?  Denise {at} DogwoodBlossomStationery.com