For Kathy's bridal shower we took the blush and floral elements that are so popular now and gave it a crisp, edgy feel while maintaining a romantic and feminine feeling for a bridal shower invitation. We also wanted to tie in details that were already in place for the shower decor. The finished creation was bold, fun, and elegant!
One popular trend we're loving is the use of the Wedding Venue as part of the vision and design for the Wedding Stationery. Not only does it celebrate the beauty of the wedding location but it also peaks guests' interest and excitement about the event by giving them a look at the place where the upcoming celebration will take place. We're looking at way various ways we've used artist sketches of the venues in our designs.
Brandy and Matthew's Invitation brought together elements of organic papers, flirty fonts, and playful colors to set the tone for their big day.
Designing the stationery for Amy and Brandon's La Playa wedding was the perfect example of combining strength and softness. The use of pearlized papers and soft charcoal printing when combined with the subtle, floral accents gave the pieces both a rich, formal feel and and a subtle, southern elegance.
Caiti and Tony's Invitation was built around the beautiful, historic Burrough's Home in Fort Myers. We were able to incorporate the image into the design using a hand-sketch piece of artwork created for the bride and groom by one of our artists. The soft, cottony cardstock combined with a champagnium response envelope and a graphite invitation envelope created a contrast that gave the event an exciting feel for their guests.
We couldn't help but feeling like ecstatic cheerleaders before for kick off while waiting for the football escort cards to arrive back to our studio. Weeks of design and collaborative planning finally came together for this adorable wedding escort card display project.
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Our collaboration with one of our amazing artists has opened up new doors in creating custom invitations for our clients. Not only doors but also windows, front porches, gorgeous trees, historic landmarks, and famous old homes. We then take these pieces of art and incorporate them into the design of our invitations and stationery. Jessica and Daniel's Papertale is one stunning example of how custom artwork can add a unique, personalized touch to the invitation suite.
When I first sat down with Debra to discuss save the dates and invitations I had no idea that three completely different, wondrous things were happening at the same time. I was meeting an amazing stationery designer who would create my dream wedding from beginning to forever. I was finding a new passion in my life and career in the incredibly rewarding world of paper design. Last, and most importantly, I made a friendship that would change my life. My consultation at DM Paper Designs created the wedding, the job opportunity, and the friendship of a lifetime. Today's blog will share how DM shaped both my wedding and my future.
"Less is more" is a popular saying or mantra in many aspects of design. Sometimes clean simplicity can make the boldest statement. This was the case in working on the invitation for Merissa and Matthew. Letterpress printing is a traditional method of printing using a printing press. During this process each invitation is produced with direct impression of an inked, raised surface against cardstock or paper. The look and feel of the technique gives the invitations depth and dimension.
Sydney and Parker came to me looking to capture an "Old Florida" feel in their wedding stationery. The golds and peaches needed to be featured in setting the tone for this elegant occasion. The wedding was to take place at The Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota and capturing the gandeur of this venue was important for the inspiration of this stationery.
Madison, one of our assemblers at DM Paper Designs, introduced us to her friend and Chi Omega sorority sister, Kelsey. Kelsey came to our studio hoping that I could capture the rustic look and feel of their wedding venue location in all of the details of their wedding stationery. I knew the challenge would be to take the strength of the oak trees of Cross Creek Ranch and marry it with the soft, elegance needed for their wedding. During our intial meeting we brainstormed and I suggested ways to capture the contrast of the textures of the outdoors within the invitation suite. A special thank you to Austin Trenholm at Trenhom Photo for capturing all of the details.
Here at DM Paper Designs, we often have the chance to collaborate with talented people for weddings and events. From event planners to florists, we love the inspiration that sparks when working together with other artistic minds. Creating stationery for Dan and Callie took this idea to a whole new level. Both the bride and groom are artists. Applying their personal touches to the vision created by Kehrin at JetSetWed left their traditional-inspired wedding with an arty twist. The incredible texture and look of the foiled invitation paired with a pecan barque envelope set the background for this amazing portrait of wedding wonder.
From the groom's pottery to the bride's canvases, we were in awe of all of the personal, artistic touches. Here are a few of our favorite moments including the breathtaking pieces created by Signature Florals all captured thru the unique eye of Trenholm Photography. This wedding felt like a masterpiece. There is even a behind the scenes look at our creative process captured by the bride herself.
Collaborating with calligrapher and artist Emily Merrill Collins for her sister's wedding in Naples just felt "write". JetSetWed introduced us to Emily and her creative work laid the foundation for a gorgeous wedding design from A to Z. Emily's calligraphy was incorporated in the designs from the Save the Dates and Invitations both featuring an amazing gold doiley lining and backing to the playful flamingo pattern that set the tone of whimsical, romatic fun for Amy and Brian's big day. These ideas not only looked good on paper but they came to life through the gorgeous florals provided by Isn't She Lovely and amazing moments captured through the lens of Set Free Photography. We're celebrating the publication of this incredible wedding in Southern Weddings by sharing a few of our favorite moments and creations for this unforgettable event. This wedding had all the "write" things!