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!

Recent bride and amazing client Michelle emailed us over the weekend to share a sneak peek of her wedding photos from her photographer’s blog. Michelle married her fiancé, Jonathan in St. Helena, CA and had the reception at Hans Fahden in Calistoga this June, which is the same venue that Rocky and I got married at last October. She asked us to reonceive our Calistoga wedding suite in her color palette – Navy Blue, Bright Gold, Grey, Cream and Blush. We adapted the design to an A7 size and printed the wrap-around watercolored map on cream linen textured paper. Aside from the pearlescent gold wax seal, the pièce de résistance was the invitation itself, where we screenprinted the script onto Navy cardstock with glittering metallic Gold ink. Michelle went on to ask us to create all of her Day-Of colalteral as well, which included Menus, Escort Cards, Programs, a Wine Barrel Guest Book and Welcome Agenda and really brought everything together at the event!

Check out the photos below by talented wedding photographer, Mariella Hayes.

CONGRATULATIONS, Michelle and Jonathan! We wish you an eternity of happiness together.

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A year ago today, Cheryl and Dan were counting down the final days to their wedding. To celebrate their one-year anniversary, I wanted to share some of the special details from the day with you.

Cheryl and Dan were married on the Fourth of July at The View on the Hudson, overlooking the Hudson River. When they chose the fourth as their wedding day, they were aiming to make it convenient for guests (it was a 3-day weekend last year), so it had nothing to do with being patriotic. They did, however, love the idea of fireworks bursting over the water on their special night.

The couple really wanted a simple, modern design. They chose navy blue as their main color with pops of summery yellows, pinks and oranges. The resulting designs played off of the phrase "sparks will fly" and incorporated graphic firework illustrations in the bright accent colors.

Getting married right on the Hudson provided some spectacular backdrops to their ceremony. The bright sun created sparkles that danced across the surface of the water. It also ended up being a pretty hot day, so the programs we created as fans for guests definitely came in handy.

The inside of the ballroom had a 360 degree view of the river. Guests gathered in what felt like a glass tent, providing the best of both worlds; a fabulous view and cool tempurtures!

After a night filled with fireworks seen up and down the riverfront, Cheryl and Dan wanted to create some sparks of their own. After dessert, guests were invited outside to light sparklers as a fun way to end the evening.

Congratulations on your first anniversary Cheryl and Dan! If you'd like to see more of the details, visit our flickr page.

 

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