As the year winds down, we are thrilled to share some wedding photos by photographer Carlie Statsky which were recently featured on Style Me Pretty. Renée and Michael were our first clients to get hitched in 2014 and they hired us to design a custom stationery suite for their event. We had a lot of fun coming up with ways to integrate their romantic, elegant aesthetic with a rustic setting and personalized details like the Claddagh ring and monogram. Their venue, Holman Ranch is nestled in bucolic Carmel Valley, California surrounded by wineries and studded with ancient oak trees. All of these elements were brought into the suite which came to life in a palette of soft blushes, peach, navy, gray and cream.

Custom Save the Date and Wedding Invitation Suite featuring a die-cut Claddagh Ring Save the Date, Monogram of the couple’s initials, and Invitation Suite with water-colored elements including an illustration of one of the iconic ancient oaks at Holman Ranch.   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Custom Save the Date and Wedding Invitation Suite featuring a die-cut Claddagh Ring Save the Date, Monogram of the couple’s initials, and Invitation Suite with water-colored elements including an illustration of one of the iconic ancient oaks at Holman Ranch. Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Bride Renée with her leading ladies… love the color palette!   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Bride Renée with her leading ladies… love the color palette! Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Wedding Rings and Invitation; the groom’s Claddagh Ring inspired the Save the Date design.   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Wedding Rings and Invitation; the groom’s Claddagh Ring inspired the Save the Date design. Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Ceremony Program.   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Ceremony Program. Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Detail of the Seating Chart we created for the wedding.   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Detail of the Seating Chart we created for the wedding. Photo by Carlie Statsky.

The Seating Chart directing guests to their assigned tables. We have seen a huge uptick in orders for these as an alternative to individual Escort Cards – they are practical for outdoor weddings and more affordable for larger guest lists. Plus they are a fun way to tie the wedding “brand” into some printed signage.   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

The Seating Chart directing guests to their assigned tables. We have seen a huge uptick in orders for these as an alternative to individual Escort Cards – they are practical for outdoor weddings and more affordable for larger guest lists. Plus they are a fun way to tie the wedding “brand” into some printed signage. Photo by Carlie Statsky.

We branded a real oak wine barrel with the couple’s monogram for guests to sign.   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

We branded a real oak wine barrel with the couple’s monogram for guests to sign. Photo by Carlie Statsky.

One of our Branded Wine Barrel “Guest Books.”   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

One of our Branded Wine Barrel “Guest Books.” Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Congratulations Renée and Mike!

Oy vey, well it’s been quite the busy summer around here! I swear until this very moment we haven’t had two seconds to blog, so please accept my apologies for the radio silence! But we have some good reasons and I am thrilled to present one of them.

Silverado Trail Wedding Stationery Suite

Marissa and Kevin initially connected with us through Lindsey of L’Relyea Events last spring and when I heard about their plans for a Calistoga wedding (hello) as well as their refreshingly unique color palette, I was hooked. Then they started talking about how they love texturey-paper and visiting wine on the Silverado Trail and I knew something special was about to happen.

Silverado Trail Wedding Map

Marissa and Kevin knew they wanted their wedding stationery to be a custom design and they also loved letterpress printing, so the suite started taking shape from there. With a classic, yet contemporary wedding aesthetic, the design incorporated graphic grapevines and clean typography. An illustrated Napa map insert flat printed on Arturo cardstock featured locations that were pertinent to the wedding weekend, as well as the aforementioned favorite wineries along the Silverado Trail. The entire invitation suite was enclosed in a kraft pocketfolder, tied with hand-dyed organic twine and sealed with a cream wax seal featuring the couple's wedding monogram.

Wax Seal

The elements were later carried into a bevy of Day Of materials, ranging from Program Fans (to combat the July heat in Calistoga) to Favor Hang Tags, Hanging Escort Cards, Place Cards, wine varietal Table Numbers, Signage and beyond. They even incorporated the graphic scheme into their photo booth prints and an etched wooden guest book.

Program Fan

You can see all the photos of this stationery suite in our portfolio here. Or check out some preview photos of the actual wedding from their photographer, Stacey Pentland  (be ready for some major wedding eye candy) here. I’m sure there will be more to come from all the amazing vendors Lindsey pulled together for this affair!

Congratulations and Thank You, Marissa and Kevin!!!

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Today’s the big day for Laura and Greg, custom clients from San Francisco who hired us to create their Guerneville Wedding Suite. Their wedding sounds like a gorgeous, chillaxing affair with a romantic ceremony under the redwood trees in Guerneville, Calforinia – just off the Russian River. We had a lot of fun designing a tree-themed suite that combined a campy feel with a tone of formality. We utilized natural materials including real tree branch buttons, hand-dyed hemp and bark-embossed recycled paper for their Weekend Event Maplet.

Rustic Redwood Wedding Invitation Suite

Congratulations Laura and Greg – may your happiness last longer than the redwoods are tall!

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