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A Rustic DIY Fall Wedding

Recently, I had the honor of being my maid of honor’s maid of honor. Hope that wasn’t too confusing right there. I met Monica when I was attending college in southern California and though we seemed like two entirely different people, we somehow became good friends through our boba loving, california hand roll happy hours and practicing Cantonese together.

This past November, she was married at Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen, California. This venue was absolutely gorgeous. I’m always a little envious of how many more options there are down south as opposed to the bay area. It was pouring rain the day before but God shone the sun on down to dry up the farm just in time for the wedding and it made for some beautiful hues and tones in the photos.

I would like to best describe Monica similar to Monica Bing of “Friends” during this wedding. This girl DIY-ed her little heart out and planned everything herslf to a tee. I had to admit, I didn’t think she could pull all the things she was doing off especially since 90% of bridal party was pregnant and I myself being pregnant and 7 hours away could not contribute much. In the end, it all came together so beautifully and I’m so excited to share some of the wedding details with you. The leaves were a beautiful yellow and the landscape was breathtaking. It was a beautiful fall wedding through and through.

Riley's Farm in Oak Glen
The bride put together these amazing yarn ball and feather boutonnières.

DIY feather and yarn boutonnière

diy string initials purple and yellow
I designed a lunchbox with their illustrations on it from their invitation onto a lunchbox and stuffed a bunch of goodies in there for a bridal emergency kit.

Lunchbox bridal emergency kit for the bride's big day
rustic Bride bouquet and vintage boutonniere

Mori Lee Wedding Dress

Wood Engraved Bunting to block of ceremony aisle

The bride wanted a unique wedding program poster. This was printed at the local Costco.
Personalized wedding program poster of bridal party and order of ceremony
One of my favorite parts (and my son’s) was the tractor ride that took the guests to the ceremony site.
Tractor shuttles guests to ceremony site at Riley's Farm
Bride on a tractor

Hanging jars at altar
Purple bridesmaids dresses
Rustic flower girl's basket with lavender
Horse at a farm wedding
Riley's Farm Reception venue yellow and purple wedding decorations
live band at Riley's Farm
The bride made like a gazillion of these yarn ball things for the centerpieces. My contribution: 3 :) DIY yarn poms for centerpieces
Yellow and purple wedding dessert bar
Wooden cake topper and cake cutter trinkets
One of our favorite drinks is bubble milk tea so I was ecstatic for her bubble tea bar. All the guests got to take home a custom mason jar with
a scripture engraved on it and little wooden hang tag escort cards.
Custom wooden hang tags escort cards with mason jars
Bubble Tear Bar menu illustration by joliejoliedesign

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Moonrise Kingdom Inspired Wedding Invitations

I finally recently watched “Moonrise Kingdom” and found it to be a very charming and enchanting movie. The soundtrack and the art direction was really unique. Coincidentally, a pinner recently shared with me his wedding invitations that were inspired by the movie and I instantly fell in love. I then discovered that his wife Emily, of the blog Me and My Polar Bear designed them. Eeek the details are amazing and oh, they are letterpressed. Double win.

“When we first started imagining what our wedding might look like, we had a bit of a woodland theme in mind. This may or may not be connected to our mild obsession with foxes and bears. We had even started looking into buying scout badges and other similar memorabilia. Then we went and watched Moonrise Kingdom and a true theme was born.”

moonrise kingdom wedding invitation

Moonrise Kingdom Wedding Invite

Wedding Menu

This was definitely one of my favorite parts of the stationery set. These unique escort cards mimic the old school vintage animal learning flash cards down to the font choice. I have something pretty similar that I am using with my two year old son! Love it.

Unique wedding escort cards

Unique guestbook idea as a registration card.

unique wedding guestbook polaroids

Check out more photos at her blog!

Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Excited to share with you (but extremely hard to photograph) a classic and elegant blind letterpress wedding invitation. The bride really wanted to incorporate the vintage feel of lace and burlap. In the design, we have blind letterpressed, which means pressed in with no ink, a lacy background into the paper. The beauty of blind letterpress is that it’s subtle but it can give off a really nice “wow factor”. Wrapped in a goccoed burlap belly band, these unique wedding invitations were definitely fun to work on.

Some detail shots of the blind letterpressing

The couple hired the extremely talented wedding photographer, Jose Villa to shoot their special day. Here are some of the details of the day shot by Jose including the couple’s full stationery set. The day took place at the beautiful Bently Reserve in San Francisco.

The wedding program were tucked into goccoed burlap bags.

I found about six of these old frames at a thrift store and paid $30 for them. The bride spray painted them gray to create a consistent and vintage look for the hang tag escort cards. The hang tags were to harp on the previous notion from their wooden hang tag save the dates.

One of my favorite things about this wedding was the gorgeous flowers done by Natalie Bowen. The centerpieces were set into beautiful wood boxes and the tables were identified with zinc letters.

The couple had hired a creme brulee cart as a post-party treat. Everyone received a little wooden spoon with a flag as a ticket informing them of the cart.

Silhouette Save the Dates

I recently designed these save the dates for a good friend. The couple liked the silhouette idea (the profile ones) but wanted to change it up to be more modern and less conventional than what was out there. So rather than a profile, I did them forward facing with their own specific trademarks. Christine always wears her hair in a side braid and Jack has these cool thick rimmed glasses. These elements make the couple identifiable while still simplifying the overall drawing. Christine is also a school teacher so we added the “Pencil Us In” idea as a nod to Teacher Christine. Hope you guys like it!


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