I love love love when couples give me enough time play around with their invites.  Thank you Mara & Brett!  We added a deep purple backing board to the invite and coordinating envelopes.  They have just the right amount of shimmer to give their guests an idea of what’s ahead.  I can’t wait to see how the rest of this event comes together!

Tree Themed Wedding Invitations

a closer look…

Purple and Grey Oak Tree Wedding Invitations

For a peek at more of my wedding goodies, skip on over to The Ink Lab.

I love it when a couple has a vision and enough lead time for me to create something custom.   Julia and Richard are getting married at the gorgeous Driehaus Museum in Chicago.  They wanted to incorporate a tree on their invitations and an overall Art Deco feel.  The first place I look for inspiration is the wedding venue itself.  Wedding invitations are the first impression your guests get of your Big Day, so if you can tie in the venue / setting in the little details, it makes for a nice added touch.  The Driehaus has an incredible domed stained glass window with trees on it.

dome

From there I created some abstracted versions…one a little “leafier” than the other…

Abstract Tree Drawing

Julia & Richard really wanted a folded invitation, which allowed for the tree to be center stage!

Driehaus Museum Inspired Wedding Invitations

LOVE their wedding colors and how they add to the overall stained glass feel of the tree.

Here’s a look at the full suite….

Art Deco Tree Wedding Invitations

Thank you Julia & Richard!  It was wonderful working with you!  Hope your Big Day is spectacular!

 

 

 

LOVE the color scheme of these program fans, just perfect for a sweet outdoor wedding!
Tree Themed Wedding Program Fans

I offer these in theinklab fully assembled or DIY (I design, print and supply you with the handles and ribbon, you assemble)

 

Couples getting hitched at Whitefield Chapel take note!  Your invitation is the first impression your guests will get of your wedding day, why not give them a sneak peek of the beautiful gate and oak tree lined drive at Bethesda?

Bethesda Gate Wedding Invitations

Of course, I’m happy to coordinate your save-the-dates, menus, programs, weekend festivity cards, and other paper goods to match the invitations. The colors are completely customizable!  Choice or White or Ivory Paper.  Envelopes come in Ivory, White, and Brown Kraft Paper (for the rustic affair).  Colored envelopes like the blue shown are available upon request and may require an additional fee.  For more details CLICK!

Savannah Bethesda Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday y’all!

 

I’m so happy to now offer Tree Themed Place Cards! Choose from my moss draped Live Oak Trees, Magnolias, or even Weeping Willows!

Tree Themed Wedding Place Cards Escort Cards Photography Diana Daley

above photo courtesy of Diana Daley Photography

You are welcome to mix and match trees and/or colors to help differentiate entree choices.

Savannah Wedding Place Card Oak Tree Live Oak

above photo courtesy of Diana Daley Photography

Whether your wedding is large or small, all guests appreciate a personalized detail!

Thank you Diana for sharing your stunning photos with me!  Click for more beautiful photos of Erica & Matt’s wedding day captured by Diana!

 

I’m listing new wedding paper goods like mad in theinklab! 

Tree Themed Wedding Program Fan

Live Oak Tree Wedding Program Fans – perfect for your rustic outdoor wedding!

Lace Wedding Program Savannah Westin Wedding Photography Diana Daley

Lace Embellished Bi-Fold Wedding Program – a sophisticated and elegant way to add a little frill to your Big Day!

So much more to come!

Lace Program photo courtesy of the very talented Diana Daley.

So many exciting things in the works for 2012!  I’ve been designing lots of Wedding Programs (think bi-fold, tri-fold, fans, and now lace)  with hopes of listing them for sale in my shop soon.

Lace Embellished Wedding Program

The problem is, I’d rather be creating than tediously listing items for sale on etsy…so if you’re interested, feel free to call or email me for more information.

I could get myself into serious trouble shopping for lace trim online.  Fun fun!

Looking Back at 2011

December 31, 2011

I spent the greater portion of the year finding my niche (unexpectedly) in the wedding industry.  It started with a few brides and quickly snowballed into a full blown line of wedding paper-goods…most of which have yet to make it to my wedding section…(goal for 2012)

officiating wedding

Speaking of weddings, I officiated one!  (Thank you Val & Pat for a once in a lifetime honor – love, Officiant-O!)

aj and liz engaged

Love, there was just so much of it! Alan Jr., aka Brosef, proposed to sweet Elizabeth…finally, a sister for me!

Transitioning our sweet Lee Anne from life at home into a nursing facility was by far most challenging obstacle of 2011.  I have a long way to go accepting what HD has done to our family, but I can honestly say, that we have felt God’s Grace throughout the process.  To all of you who have taken the time to write letters, send family photos and care packages, and pay visits, you have no idea how much it means to all of us.  It warms my heart to walk into her room and see just how loved she is.

In other news, my baking skills have certainly improved since the first of the year.

I even learned to make Granny’s Famous Cherry Pie…

It took me 31 years to catch it, but I officially have Baby Fever.

I found time to hang family photos down the hallway, and it makes me smile every day when I walk by them.

Mom taught me how to Tie Dye, though I’m still pondering how I will find use for this technique in 2012.

We fed buffalo.  The herd of 30 arrived in McIntosh County in 2011, talk of the town!

Mom’s face here = priceless!

nick and i blackhawks game

We capped off the year with trip to Chicago for Christmas.  Tonight, we’ll keep it low key.  Just the two of us, our pups and a fire in the backyard.  A little peace before the firestorm that is 2012 arrives with all it’s surprises.

Best wishes to you all for a warm and wonderful New Year!