Day of the Wed

Last weekend I got to participate in Seattle’s first Wedding Preview Event. Unlike a traditional wedding show, teams of vendors worked together to actually put together a wedding, complete with a fake bride and groom! Under the direction of our team’s fabulous leader, Megan Keller from a Kurant Event, we set up a Day-of-the-Dead- inspired reception, filled with bright colors and ornate details. For menus, escort cards, and other paper details, I created a colorful sugar scull and abstracted flower motif. I also cut patterned corners to create the feel of lace. All of the beautiful photos are from Latasha Haynes Photography. Latasha and her husband Isaiah are such a talented team, and just so much fun to work with! The lovely head table, with menus and place cards (flowers by Paula, at Paisley Petals):

Other reception tables had numbers in gold frames, and menus that listed the vendors on the back:

My favorite part of what my contribution was definitely the escort card installation (beautiful blue doors and candles were also provided by Paisley Petals) :

Wedding in the Palouse – Part Two!

Congratulations Brooke and Edward! B & E just tied the knot, and I’m so glad I got to be further involved in designing special paper details for their wedding! A lot of attention went into weaving in the symbolism that is important to the couple, as well as giving equal weight to both cultures. With Invitations, Maps, Program Fans, Gift Tags and Thank You Postcards, B & E really used their paper products to set the tone of the wedding:

Program Fan

The personalized postcards! I love the airmail stamp with their dove symbol that says “from us, to you”:

The gift tags:

All of our hard work together:

Robot Trivia Cards? Yes, please!

Okeyse and Ben had an absolutely gorgeous orchard wedding in July. They had banquet-style reception tables running down one of the cherry orchard aisles, with the most colorful, fun and funky place settings I have ever seen! I cannot wait for the photos, but in the meantime I wanted to share a small detail that I contributed to the tables. The couple wrote cute trivia questions about each other, and then made a game out of answering them during toasts (with Chukar Cherries as the prize – never a bad thing).  I was delighted when they requested something pretty and swirly that included robots, and this was the result:

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Wedding in the Palouse

Brooke and Edward are using their wedding as a celebration of the combination of their Jewish and Nez Perce heritage. Finding ways to reflect this marriage of cultures in their wedding invitations was such an interesting process that we embarked on together.

We used wheat grasses to symbolize the Palouse landscape, contrasting colors to represent the couple, a quote from each culture, and wove in an eagle feather and Star of David. The map continues the theme, while using additional symbols of meaning to Brooke and Edward.

I love B & E’s modern yet playful aesthetic, and am so glad I got to be a part of this project!

Palouse Map

Prohibition-Style Birthday

Megan, my dear friend and owner of a Kurant Event, had a fabulous birthday party recently. And what’s more appropriate for a prohibition-style party at a bar than your very own prescription for liquor?   It was so much fun to make invitations for her, and I wanted to share a few of those photos!

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Halloween Madness!

I feel so lucky to get to work with Tressa and John on their crazy creative Halloween wedding.  Guests are coming in full 80’s garb, and will be treated to food trucks, magic shows, and much more (including a wedding, of course).

For the Save the Date, they had their awesome photographer Barbie Hull make lenticular photos that transform from a normal, sweet photo of the couple, to a crazy image of John pulling Tressa’s head off, depending on how you hold it! I love this couple. Have I mentioned that? We than attached the photo to my design, announcing the occasion.

Hollogram Wedding Save the Date

The Invitation and RSVP/ Information cards continued the theme. With many layers, we created the vintage, grungy, creepy and fun image they were going for. I particularly love the tear-off RSVP postcard:

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All of the designs are double-sided, full color offset printing, with die cut corners. The result: some sweet wedding stationery.

Arts & Crafts-Style

I thought I’d share a recent project I did. I was happy to meet Susan and Bob, a really sweet couple, with a love of Arts and Crafts design. I started my design with their favorite font, and built it up from there. The inspiration for the pattern came from an actual Arts and Crafts stained-glass lamp. We started with a Save the Date:

Arts and Crafts Wedding

Then followed with stacked invitations, and a postcard-RSVP, and a simple envelope seal:

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Orchid Strings and Pretty Things

I love when I get to be involved in many aspects of a couple’s wedding design. I fell in love with Brookes and James while doing their wedding invitations, and then was lucky enough to be hired to make favor tags, escort cards, menus, and table numbers for the wedding. It was one of the most beautiful weddings ever, and I’m so excited to get to share some of the fabulous photos from Laurel McConnell Photography!

The wedding took place at Pravda Studios, with an all-star cast of vendors (a Kurant Event, Bamboo Beats, & Ravishing Radish, to name a few!). While I enjoy seeing Wyatt Ink table numbers and menus in this photo, the real star here are the flowers by Alexa Johnson at Fiore Blossoms:

Purple and White Wedding
A couple pics of the menus:

Purple Spring Wedding

Guests were given Theo chocolates. We made simple favor tags, with one of Brookes and James’ favorite quotes on the back: “For you see, each day, I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.”

For me, the Escort Cards were the most exciting element I got to work on. Conquering my fear of heights, I hung 10 foot strings of fishing line, with purple orchids and name cards strung all along them. They looked stunning against the soaring Pravda windows!

Seating Cards
All in all, it was such a fun wedding to work on, and I wish Brookes and James all the best in their new marriage!

Amanda & Clark’s Wedding, Part 2

Remember back in January, when I posted some shoddy cell phone pics from Amanda & Clarks wedding? Good times. Well, thank goodness for professional photographers. Here’s a complete (and much more attractive) view of Wyatt Ink designs at the wedding, courtesy of the talented Joey Nicole:

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More than Just a Program!

Program Book
I always love when couples decide to make their programs more than just a program. And every free moment of these last few weeks have been filled with a project for N. and J.P. that did just that. They wanted the programs to be books of the beautiful Bahá’í quotes they filled their ceremony with. They also wanted a pocket in the back to hold a CD of their favorite songs that they put together as a wedding favor for their guests. And not only did they want to give this beautiful gift to their wedding guests, but they wanted to have enough of them to send to their friends and family who weren’t able to attend the wedding. The result: 250 personalized 18-page little books, bound with raffia, and with a CD pocket in the back.

Making the pocket:

Program Pocket

The finished pocket:  Wedding Program

And a few of the finished product:

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