Something Borrowed…Something Blue – for Kirsten

While it is true that we adore all of the brides who allow us to be part of their wedding day, there are some who we truly miss after the programs and menu cards are picked up because they have really made us feel like we were part of the planning process.  In a couple of weeks we will be done with the last bit of Kirsten’s wedding printing and I may cry! I will definitely go through a little withdrawal.  Not only was Kirsten sweet and just all-around lovely to work with, she was open to a creative approach to her invitation design – she wanted something unique that she would treasure and that would be remembered.

We came up with a gorgeous design inspired by the cream and blue anemones she will be carrying in her bouquet.  Kirsten’s mother told me about the planned floral arrangements during our first appointment and it pretty much directed the entire design process from then on!  I still remember, Kirsten came in for her first appointment on a Friday evening and I spent my Friday night sipping wine and googling  “anemones with navy centers.”

I knew we had to borrow the anemones and make them a part of her wedding collateral.  I mean look at them – aren’t they amazing?!

Using Crane’s Lettra Pearl White cover, Cobalt accents and Midori double-faced satin ribbon in Almond, we handcrafted Kirsten’s invitations from start to finish.  We letterpress printed her invitation and cards in Navy ink and then created handmade portfolios that were blind embossed with her anemone pattern on the inside and her and fiance’s initials on the outside…her enclosure cards were held sweetly in handmade “pockets” and each folio tied together with nearly 5 ft. of Midori ribbon!

Thank you to all of the brides who make our job this fun and inspiring!

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