Simply. Breathtaking. That about sums up this Washington, DC wedding featured on Style Me Pretty today. I had the joy of working with beautiful bride Julie on all of her wedding paper goods, including their profile silhouette save the date’s, wedding invitations, ceremony programs, menus, table cards, weekend event cards, printed canvas guest bags and more! All of the details came together so perfectly and Shelby Leigh Photography captured it all.
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They say the magic is in the details…and when it comes to making your dream wedding a reality, this is absolutely the truth! Of course for my big day, I focused on the paper goods to reinforce our vintage-garden theme. One of my most beloved creations- the stitched burlap ceremony programs and it is an honor to have the DIY tutorial featured on Intimate Weddings today!
Be sure to visit Intimate Weddings blog for information on materials and DIY instructions! And HUGE thank you to the oh-so-incredible Jenny Martell Photography for the dreamy images!
Check out some of the final paper goods designed for Miranda and Grant’s wedding this past Saturday. Sharing a love for vintage style and a belief that it’s all the little details that make a wedding truly unique, Miranda and I clicked right from the start. I know this wedding was nothing short of picturesque…..stay tuned for photos!
This lovely bride contacted me back in June to design a custom wedding map and I was so thrilled to continue working with her and create their programs and table number cards. Amber and Robert, who actually tied the knot this past weekend, have super elegant taste and chose to accent their wedding day details with one of my favorite colors, dusk blue. I especially adore the swirly font and the scroll format for the programs. So lovely. Congrats Amber and Robert!
There’s something to be said for any decorative element that not only has a multitude of uses but can withstand the test of time….hundreds of years in fact. Silhouettes first became popular in the 17th century as a cheap and quick art form and have now evolved into a modern memento reflective of the Victorian era. Used in invitations, framed artwork and textiles, silhouettes are clean and versatile. Personal and vintage. The perfect adornment.
WOW. This just might be the ultimate. Not only did I get to marry the love of my life AGAIN, but I was able to collaborate with an amazing group of talented people to create an inspiration shoot full of sweet Southern ideas. I am so excited to finally share some new Memento products featured in this shoot including: mix n’match programs using a variety of vintage fabric, dinner menu’s with burlap pouches, table number cards, silhouette doily wine coasters, fabric and twine place setting tags, decorative table signs (“For Tears of Joy” and “A Room in My Heart I’d Like to Rent to You), and all accessories (flower girls, bridal, cake topper, and those placed here in there throughout).
Thank you so much SMP and to all the other awesome contributors….especially my husband. Such a trooper. To gather more wedding ideas, view the full gallery of images at Style Me Pretty and EVEN MORE amazing images posted by the photographer Hansel Dobbs.
For the FULL gallery of images, click HERE (Style Me Pretty) & Here (Hansel Dobbs Photography)
So excited to be selected as a “Knot Pick” for wedding programs! You can view more images of these programs on my blog by clicking here or view the post on the Knot’s website here.
I love combining different vintage style elements to create interesting & cohesive paper goods.
So you like ribbon? Stitching? Twine? Layers? A variety of graphic elements and shapes? Who says you can’t have it all? Featured below is an invitation and coordinating program where I used a wide variety of embellishments to create a design that is still simple and elegant. The pocket insert and tabbed program pages also make this set super functional for guests, which will not go unnoticed!
The goal in designing this program and dinner menu for Laura was to keep the look simple & elegant while playing off her pale green & coral color scheme. Jordan Payne of Jordan Payne Events used touches of gold throughout Laura’s table settings. To tie it all in & really make the pieces sparkle, I used fonts, trim, & ribbon in the same rich, subtle metallic. Simple luxury!
When designing the programs for my wedding, I started with the must have elements: Burlap. Stitching. Vintage patterned paper. The design evolved from there and the final product turned out to be the perfect memento for our garden wedding. Keep reading for a brief how-to!
To make, I began by printing 2 pages per sheet, front and back. By printing 2 pages per sheet, I was able to save a ton of paper and reduce the overall cost of the project. I then followed up by cutting each sheet directly down the center margin with my paper cutter. For the back cover, I used recycled Kraft cardstock and a collection of different vintage patterned papers for the front cover. The final layer was a piece of scalloped edge burlap fabric, which tied in perfectly with burlap cones filled with hydrangeas we used for the aisle decor. To hold all of the individual layers together, I machine sewed down the left margin with a running stitch in a chocolate brown thread.
My husband and I were married on a beautiful day in September at the Aldredge House in the Historic Swiss Avenue District. Every detail of the wedding was inspired by a passion for vintage design and shabby elegance. In order to stay within our budget and to personalize things as much as possible, we incorporated DIY projects throughout and limited the guest list to include only our family and closest friends.