Simple Courthouse Elopement

The simple beauty of a couple’s love can easily be enhanced by the curated details they choose to involve in their wedding day. On the other hand, too many details or unnecessary elements can be distracting or even take away from the couple’s relationship and their love story itself. For this reason, we love to encourage our couples to carefully reflect on their relationship, what matters most to them, what speaks to them, and what adds to their story as they begin to select the details that will surround their wedding day.

Read on for more from the photographers, Jake + Heather:

“While a hefty guest list can be quite the celebration and a fine option for couples who love to entertain and celebrate with company, eloping can be a glorious avenue for the couple that adores an intimate setting to celebrate with their dearest family and friends. These elopements are some of our favorite events to capture! As people that value family, close relationships and hospitality, we are drawn to photographing with a style that exemplifies our values.

It was absolutely amazing to see Allison and Jim’s personalities and connection come to life in a comfortable environment stripped of all distracting elements. From the hand-lettered vows and colorful bouquet design, to the joy in their hearts, this private ceremony was nothing short of perfect for them.”

Photography: Jake + Heather | Florals: Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers | Planning: Stephanie Scholl Events | Gown & Shoes: BHLDN | Hair & Makeup: LULA Hair & Makeup | Vows: Bluestocking Calligraphy | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Ribbon: Adorn Company

06.07.16 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Why Wedding Invitations are Important from Letterpress Made

Before they catch a glimpse of your venue, before they awe at the beauty of your dress, your guests will see your invitations. Wedding stationery is like a window into the future. It gives a taste of what’s to come at your wedding and should elicit emotion and excitement from the moment your guests open the envelope. Wedding invitations are much more than just a piece of paper – and that’s why we’re excited to introduce you to Letterpress Made today.

Wedding invitations are an important part of the planning process: not only do they set the visual tone for the wedding, but they need to thoughtfully convey many details to your guests. If you want your stationery to speak to your guests of much more than just the basic info, we suggest that you hire a custom invitation designer, like Julia from Letterpress Made.

Every couple has their own story, and Julia wants to help tell a couple’s story by creating a stationery suite that best represents them. When you work with her, you’re not just hiring a printer. You’re teaming up with a professional design studio to create a custom-designed experience for your guests from the second they receive your invitation. Care and craftsmanship are at the pillars of her work with thoughtful design at the center of everything she does.

Letterpress Made utilizes hand-mixed ink and thick cotton paper stock selected for its quality, and take great pride in creating stationery that will be proudly displayed in the home as a reminder of your event – never looked at merely as a disposable piece of paper. Each invitation has been printed by hand in New Mexico, and is crafted with attention.

Mindful of a wide range of budgets, Lettpress Made loves working with couples to create packages tailored to their needs. Pop over to their newly re-launched site to check out some of their work and get in touch to see what Letterpress Made can do for you and your special event!

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06.07.16 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Glamorous Old-World Inspired Wedding Day Accessories

We’re always looking for beautiful, unique ideas to share with our brides, and when it comes to your wedding day accessories, we know there are a lot of options to choose from. Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart has long been one of our favorite wedding day accessory designers, and today we’re excited to share a sneak peek of their glamorous new collection, entitled “The Dreamers.”

From Liv, the designer:
“This season I was inspired by the ethereal tone of the painting “Dreamers” by Albert Joseph Moore and the love for styling brides in dreamy artfully designed accessories. I am in love with all of the delicate floral and vine details, statement accessories, and gauzy draped silk tulle veils.”

Photography: Laura Gordon | Hair & Makeup: Anna Breeding | Model: Kathleen McGonigle | Calligraphy: Sinora e Mare | Floral Crowns: June Hart Flowers | Accessories: Liv Hart

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06.06.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

2016 Wedding Invitation Ideas from Minted

We know that many of our readers are looking for unique, stylish ideas for their weddings. So, when it comes to wedding invitation trends, we thought we should reach out to one of our favorite companies to share their top picks with you – Minted!

Minted offers an incredible selection of unique wedding designs, sourced from a community of independent artists who each make one-of-a-kind designs. Choosing your wedding invitations at Minted means that you can have end-to-end style, thanks to their combination of both digital and physical products: bring your entire wedding vision to life starting with your wedding website, then send out matching save the dates and invitations. On the wedding day, you can include coordinating programs, place cards, menus and so much more! Each stationery suite is fully customizable until its perfect, and they offer free guest address on matching envelope designs, free table number printing, and free name printing on your place cards!

So, what are some of the most popular wedding invitation trends for 2016 and 2017? Minted has their eye on these styles:

  • Romantic watercolor
  • Resort Chic
  • Pantone colors of the year (Rose Quartz and Serenity for 2016)
  • Moody Florals
  • Retro Ski Party
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • Desert Oasis
  • Artfully Modern

New for 2016 from Minted, they now offer a foil-pressed wedding collection with over 150 new designs available in foil-pressed wedding invitations and day-of pieces designed to match back to the invitation.

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06.04.16 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog