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A Silhouette Wedding Invitation

Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged and there is reason for that which I will explain later =)  but first, I wanted to share with you one of the more fun wedding invitations I got to design this year. One of my good friends Christine, whom I’ve known since jr. high enlisted me to design all the wedding stationery. You might remember their “pencil me in” save the date.

The idea behind the invitation was that they liked the idea of the silhouettes of their profiles as well as incorporating a bit of  a Tahitian element because Christine does Tahitian dancing. Initially, as I designed their silhouettes, I felt it was too formal for them. Christine and Jack definitely have their own style (as well as the largest collection of Nike shoes any couple has together). I wanted it to be more modern so I suggested something more modern with some harder lines. Christine has this long hair she always wears in a side braid and Jack has these thick rimmed glasses he’s always wearing. I figured these elements would really make their silhouettes recognizable.  We ended up die cutting and letterpressing their wedding invitations for a fun and whimsical type based invite. It was a great wedding and lots of fun for everyone. It even included a mini pearl tea bar  named “Taylor’s Pearl Tea Bar” after their 4 year old daughter who loves pearl tea =)

Blind embossed their logo onto the belly band.

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photo by Rock the Image

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photo by Rock the Image

We decided to do an RSVP postcard for guests to send in and I always feel like the back side is wasted so I thought it’d be fun to do a little note page area for guests to write a message to the couple. The idea behind this came from Christine being a school teacher! christine-jack-letterpress-invites3

Wedding stationery details. Typography wedding menu and table number signage. unique-wedding-menu

Wedding program cover and inside.

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For the escort cards, we spray painted a bulletin board gray and pinned a card for each name and each guest would receive a little 1″ pin of the couple to wear during the wedding.

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Some lovely photos of the day by Rock the Image.

These two and their impeccable taste for shoes…

Found a picture of the pearl tea bar at the wedding. We served them in little tumblers and cut the straws so it was a cocktail version of a pearl tea drink!

Real Wedding : James and Angela

James and Angela’s wedding was more than just beautiful, it was a very intimate. The wedding was held at a beautiful venue, Tazer Valley Farm, in Stanwood, Washington.

James and Angela truly made this a day to remember. The details of this wedding were well thought out and was very personal to them. The wedding includes a group of friends forming a string trio with a banjo, mandolin and guitar playing old folk songs and singing harmonies during the processional and a well-known jazz choir, who were friends of the bride, singing a Latin hymn acapella as the bride walks down the aisle. In lieu of a wedding cake, their friends all made baked goods to form a lovely dessert table. Beer was provided from a local brewery, all organic coffee  was fromStumptown Coffee and there was a cigarette table with high quality cigarettes.

Family is very important to them and you can see that throughout their wedding. They had their siblings as a part of their wedding party and the groom’s brother officiated the wedding. How intimate and amazing that day was for everyone.

Paul Israel did an amazing job at capturing this lovely wedding. Congratulations, James and Angela! You guys make a beautiful couple!


Real Wedding: John + Zoe

A dear friend of mine [who is a fabulous wedding planner], Michelle from Blissd, just posted her sister’s adorable wedding that she helped plan AND also was a part of. You can see, through this lovely wedding, her love for her sister, Zoe. Check out their amazing wedding taken by the amazing Jose Villa! Congratulations again, John and Zoe!

Check out all the other photos on Bliss’d!!!

Summer Wedding Fiesta

The this vintage Spanish themed wedding is one for the books. The vibrant colors and the incorporation of things old and new put a special touch to this couples great day.


I love these custom made papel picados!

Photographer: Ala
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