Photography|| Kristina Gaines Photography
I tend to peruse the photographer's websites every once in awhile to see if I can catch a glimpse of work I have created for brides. Thankfully the photographers leave about photographic evidence of creations that once existed.
paige + caleb
A different take on a traditional table number.
Here's a story, of a beautiful bride and her handsome groom...
Wedding Styling: http://www.leslieherringevents.com
As featured on: http://southernweddings.com
The beauty of calligraphy is you can add a signature touch or what designers in the industry like to call "branding" to your special day. These personalized cups, napkins and matches match the Save-the-Date invite sent out a few months ago and will also match the upcoming wedding invitation going out soon. Stay tuned for the wedding upcoming wedding invitation!!!
Like most families, our family is missing quite a bit of loved ones. I made a wood sign for a bride who is planning her upcoming vows with this thought in mind. Even though we can't see them, they are there in spirit.
When you don't want a huge fanfare, wedding announcements after the day are the way to go.
Here is a wedding I did this past year for a couple who love the color RED! The suite is beautiful and elegant with a punch of color to show their passion for life!
You can never go wrong with red in a wedding. I used it in mine 16 years ago in May. Don't think of the color as just a Fall or Winter color. The use of red can make a bold statement without hitting you over the head with intensity.
Basically, you can utilize your favorite color anytime of the season when combined with the right flowers and decor. Besides, it is your wedding. This is one of the few times in life you can do and choose EXACTLY what you want!
Photography: Aaron Snow Photography * Wedding Styling: Emerson Events * Invitation Suite: Chirps and Cheers
Treating the wedding party as individuals and not as a general title is a special way to honor your attendants during this special day.
Instead of naming the piece of paper, sticker or card "usher," "groomsman" and "Father of the Bride," using their actual name is a simple but meaningful touch.
Photo Courtesy of: Amanda Watson Photography * Flowers Courtesy of: Juniper Designs
Hot Mess here at a reception!!!! Well, I AM a mess and this was a reception for a friend's daughter and I DID DO this chalkboard HOURS before the party began. and I WAS super hot because I'm peri-menopausal....
I have to say, doing chalkboards for a friend is WAAAYYY more stressful than writing stuff out for strangers or for people I haven't had a 25 year relationship with.....
A bride I recently worked with created a unique way to present her place cards.
I created the white place card with a bone folder then wrote with black ink in a Copperplate font on the lower portion of the card. She followed up with a red wax seal incorporating her soon-to-be initial on the top of the card.
A beautiful and elegant way to do a place card or escort card for your occasion!
An off-white muslin draped board is an unique yet classically beautiful way to display your escort cards for your wedding.
Photo and Event Designed by: Lindsey Gibson of Gibson Events.
Love, LOVE, LOOOVVVEEEE! This bride and mother!
I can't believe it's been over two...three? months? since this event occurred!
I asked the mother of the bride if I could be an honorary member of the family. THIS! is how much I loved working with them. and you know what? They SMILED AND LAUGHED! ALL OF THE TIME!!!! Who does this anymore? They did! Love all around. Especially between the mother and daughter.
Reminds me of my mother and our relationship. Just the two of us. Always having each other's back.
The genuine enthusiasm was contagious and made me want to do the best work I could to make them happy. I do hope I succeeded.
A romantic note given to your soon-to-be love before the wedding ceremony is romantic and just down-right thoughtful.
You are FOR SURE going to want to go back to this love note somewhere around the 7th and 14th year of marriage to remind you of this time and why exactly you got married in the first place.
HA! I kid!!!
The part of working with the bride and her family directly is the reason why I love doing calligraphy. The initial contact, the getting to know them and their story and the delivery of unique one of a kind pieces in many aspects of their wedding. The calligrapher is often a person who many forget when crediting the end result of a wedding but is the person who adds special touches throughout the engagement, showers, parties and the actual grand event.
When the end has come and we have finished all we can scroll and swish with abandon, the lasting relationships we make in the process is the best and satisfying result for me and why I continue to pick up my pen.
It was a pleasure working with this delightful bride. I don't think I've ever met anyone so excited to be married and exuded such love for her fiancé. She was the bees knees!
I'm the worst about documenting my work. Thankfully there are many talented photographers who do so when I forget....
I saw a post published by The Brides of Oklahoma publication and thought, "that envelope sure looks like my work." Sadly, I had to go through my records to see if I did, INDEED, do this wedding.
WOW! I did! I did do this wedding! and the photographer really makes this envelope set pop in a very elegant way.
I showed a sample of these place cards I was working on for this wedding earlier this year but was SO EXCITED!!! to see an actual professional photograph of my work on a blog! Rarely do I get to see the finished product and how it incorporated into a bride's wedding.
I love the simplicity of the Escort Card Holder. Simple yet very elegant.