History in the Making
Many of the brides that I work with are complete strangers before we connect to create their dream wedding stationery, but Kate and I have actually worked together in the past! In 2016, Kate and I worked on a styled shoot together at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial (you can read about that invitation suite here). Her company, Firefly Premier Events, provided the rentals, while I provided the stationery (shocker, I know). We ended up having a lot of down time while the photographers were busy with the models and we connected over being hungry, and our jobs in the wedding industry.
Fast forward 2 years, and it's time to create for her own wedding! Kate (unknowingly) had also subscribed to my newsletter and has used my desktop calendars for months. We discovered a shared love for romantic, organic watercolor florals and reconnected over that. It was a match made in heaven!
Aesthetic and Florals
As you might expect, partnering with someone who knew and loved my style was a dream come true and gave me the freedom to create something beautiful and unique for Kate and Chris.
Their wedding was high end and sophisticated, but still had plenty of whimsy and romance. Their color palette included navy, slate, french blue, olive green and a light grey. Watercolor florals were the perfect choice to provide the beautiful variety of hues that they were looking for as well as the movement that would translate the whimsy that their event had.
We decided on silver foil on double thick, 240lb paper (more about paper types here), that gave the invitation suite a luxuriousness that the guests could see and feel.
One of my favorite elements of the design were the illustrations on the reply card—another idea from Kate! They are so cute and add just a little bit of fun without compromising the overall aesthetic.
The suite was finished by stacking the individual elements together, wrapping the entire suite in embroidery thread twice to bind it, and then slipping the entire group into a beautifully lined inner envelope.
Kate and Chris,
I hope your marriage is even more beautiful than your wedding day.
That you grow closer to each other in the days to come, continue to develop friendships with people who will build your family up and keep smiling!
Love and prayers, Katrina
Love what you see?
Let's get started on your custom wedding invitations today! I would be honored to hear more about your story and the dreams you have for your big day! I can hardly wait