Although I posted portfolio photos of our wedding invitation suite on our site weeks ago, I am only just now officially sharing the details on them. I can’t wait to share images from the event itself, and will finally be doing so in the coming weeks.
Rocky and I were married at Hans Fahden, a small cabernet vineyard in Calistoga (at the top of Napa Valley) last October, “during the wine harvest” as our Save the Dates announced. As an invitation designer I had high hopes that I would really nail the design, but more importantly, Rocky and I both wanted the suite to eloquently set the tone of our relationship and wedding for our guests; many of whom were flying across the United States to celebrate with us. We also didn’t want anything too fussy, matchy-matchy or overdone (of course definitions for which are completely subjective!) In the end, we were 100% happy with the result, which was a labor of love that reflected elements meaningful to the setting, time of year and most significantly, us as a couple. So without further ado, below are the ins and outs of our so-called Wine Harvest Wedding Suite:
More to come tomorrow, when I share Part 2 of our suite, the “Day Of” collateral!
I love Daylight Savings time – the extra hour is something I look forward to every fall (but dread losing in the spring!) Today I used my extra time to finally photograph my wedding stationery suite. I am so excited to share all the details, but for now, here's a preview image of the invitation and some of the day-of collateral (program, escort cards, menus, favor and the likes). Rocky and I were/still are thrilled with how everything came together! And he helped a ton! I will post about the details in the coming weeks.
Anyone going to / gone to any good parties this year? Rocky and I plan to walk Gryffin around our neighborhood tonight in his skeleton t-shirt from Old Navy. There are tons of little tick-or-treaters in our neighborhood! And San Francisco costumes are so funny – last year we saw different kids dressed up as a box of granola, Gene Simmons and solar energy. This morning on my bus to work, I sat next to a commuter dressed as the Magritte painting, The Son of Man – frame and everything!
On a personal note, my partner of nine years and I got engaged last week! I see a lot of storybook “engagement stories” in the blogosphere, but there’s no epic fairy tale here. Not the moment of betrothal itself, anyway. Just a regular Thursday morning, getting ready for work. We rush past one another a handful of times, in and out of the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen between showers, dog and dress. I knew I was running about 5.5 minutes late that day, which is why I got a little flustered when I dropped and lost a bobby pin. Rocky was there all of a sudden saying, “here I have it” and when I reached out my hand, he dropped a ring in it! The subsequent proposal and my eloquent reply, “are you serious?!” followed suit.
Rocky and I are planning a wedding celebration in Calistoga this fall, the details (and invitations!) for which I will be sure to keep you posted on. In the meantime, we are over the moon!