Posts Tagged‘Invitations’

Wedding Wisdom

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INVITATIONS Invitations are the piece de resistance, the first real sneak peek into your big event. Have fun with them! The options are seemingly endless, but one thing Courtney Daniel of C. Daniel Design insists is a must: texture. Whether that means layering the inserts in a pocket-style invitation or incorporating other textiles, like satin or jewels, this is your chance to give guests something they haven’t seen before. SAVE-THE-DATES Although not 100 percent necessary, more often than not, couples choose to send these wedding-day teasers – and for good reason. “If you’re getting married Labor Day weekend in Kennebunkport,…

Calligraphy Styles

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By Laura Lubanski We have been seeing a trend towards incorporating gorgeous hand calligraphy throughout the invitation suite, and we must admit, we’re a bit smitten! Calligraphy is such an art form and we love the idea of an actual person calligraphing your text, adding such a personal touch to your invitations! It can be used in so many different ways that it’s hard to find a reason not to incorporate this element into your suite. From super modern to very classic, there are tons of calligraphy styles that fit your wedding style! If you’re going for a more traditional feel…

The Science of Love

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Inspired by vintage science instruments, this shoot features a stylish young couple who are now botanists. The scientific instruments were found at an antiques shop and the cakes were inspired by botanical sun prints. This is the perfect wedding inspiration for all the scientists out there! {the team} Photographer: Kivalo Photography Stylist: Daisies and Pearls Dress: Andrea’s Bridal Flowers: Broadturn Farm Cakes: My Three Cakes {additional details} Invitations/Calligraphy: El’s Cards Blazer: ASOS Trousers: Brooks Brothers Tie: TieBar Blue Heels: Christian Louboutin

Amanda Delanoy & Colby Gamester

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August 15th, 2015 Portsmouth, NH Amanda and Colby share a mutual love of dodge ball – that’s how they met – and fun. They dated for seven years before Colby proposed to Amanda during a Labor Day cookout, in front of 65 people, including Amanda’s family. The couple was the last of their friends to get married. “We’d been to a total of 35 weddings in the last four years, we’ve seen it all,” says Amanda. “We loved every single one of them so we knew what we liked and didn’t like.” The couple wanted an easy-going celebration that reflected…

Wedding Invitation Trend: Adding Texture to Your Wedding Invitations

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By Laura Lubanski This time of year just beckons for cuddling up in warm blankets and indulging in soft, cozy textures, so why not infuse some of those elements into your wedding stationery? Your invitations should be a reflection of the two of you and are the perfect place to showcase textures, patterns and fun little details that are important to you. We love the idea of bringing in some warmth with gorgeous embellishments that set the right tone for your big day and add a lot of visual interest to your invitation suite. Cloth Embellishments: Wrapping gorgeous cloth (think linen or tweed!) around…

Retro Chic

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A retro-themed poolside wedding offers plenty of opportunities to play. Croquet, anyone? Multi-colored bowtie by mizu.   {the team} Photographer Justina Bilodeau Photography Styling  Daisies & Pearls Models Marissa Patten-Harris & James Kimball Flowers Michelle Rose for Blooms Floral Shoppe Dress Chaviano Couture Hair Aphrodite Salon Venue Colony Hotel Kennebunkport, ME

Spirited Elegance

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This wedding, photographed at the colony hotel, Kennebunkport, sets an elegant tone, with an exquisite gown, artful flowers, and a rich gold and green tablescape.   {the team} Photographer Brea McDonald Design & Flowers Beautiful Days Model Jessica Sims Dresses & Accessories Bella Bridal Shoppe Hair Hair That Moves Makeup Joya Beauty Select table settings & props Maine Prop House.

Jessica Huck & Darshan Sappal

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Traditional american wedding for jessica darshan

August 15th & 16th, 2014 Epping & Dover, NH Jessica and Darshan’s two-day wedding celebration blended American and Sikh wedding traditions. The couple, who worked together for years before becoming engaged, has New Hampshire roots: Jessica attended the University of New Hampshire and lived in nearby Dover, while Darshan’s family lives in Epping. To honor both families, they had two wedding ceremonies: a traditional Sikh ceremony at Darshan’s family home on Friday, and a second ceremony on Saturday at the Rivermill at Dover Landing in Dover. Family from all over the world, including England, Canada, California, and Maine, attended the…

By the Sea

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This festive, nautical-themed shoot by Kivalo Photography celebrates a timeless seaside wedding. Complete with bold, blue and white details and patio lighting, this outdoor dining scene has a casual elegance. Coral centerpieces by Pottery Barn, pillows from Home Goods, chevron table runner from Etsy.com.   {the team} Photographer Kivalo Photography Styling Patricia Takacs and Sarah Reese Location Bay View Beach, Saco, ME Flowers Fleuriste at Papier Model Melissa Albert Dress Bridals by Sandy

Jessica Nash & Anthony Monroe

Nautical themed white and blue wedding cake with colorful flower accents
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Jessica and anthony sharing a wedding moment in the garden of Rye Harbor State Park
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Bride and groom embrace during their first dance
Wedding invitation and stationery for a seacoast wedding

August 23rd, 2014 Rye, NH No detail went unnoticed in Jessica and Anthony’s wedding, even the date. Jessica, who admits “there wasn’t a detail I wasn’t involved in,” researched weather data and selected their wedding day based on the date which historically had the best weather on the New Hampshire Seacoast. She chose well. The weather was beautiful for their ceremony and reception, held at Rye Harbor State Park, in Rye, NH. The site was a perfect fit with their “by the sea” theme. Jessica enjoyed the do-it-yourself aspect of wedding planning, creating bud vases from Perrier bottles with her…