Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

GREENERY & LEMONS FOR AN ELOPEMENT IN RAVELLO

Recent announcements inspired by my Tuscan suite for an elopement in Ravello, Italy.  I love the idea of doing an announcement with a letter to friends and family.  This couple added a separate card to invite their friends to post a toast on instagram using their hashtag.  Such a fun way to include everyone and have them there in spirit.  We also made little tags for ‘An Italian Wedding Tradition’ and Olive Oil jars that they were sending as gifts.  

XO

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Thursday, May 18th, 2017

BRIGHT FLORAL & BLACK PALM SPRINGS SUITE

A favorite suite from this past year.  I LOVED creating these bright floral invitations and cute Palm Springs map.  Black is always fun to use as a background. It’s unique and makes the colors and white lettering really pop.  This were painted with gouache and printed on linen textured card stock, complete with hand painted envelopes!

XO

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Thursday, March 30th, 2017

A STUNNING WINTER WEDDING IN COLORADO


How gorgeous are these photos from Sarah & Bennett’s dreamy winter wedding in Colorado this past December?! I absolutely loved creating this suite and stationery for them.  One of my favorite to date.  The usage of red, black, and rustic wintery vibes were different for me to design with. But with red being my favorite, I was over the moon over Sarah’s bouquet inspiration and just love how these turned out! 

Wedding day Photography: Preston Utley // Invitation Photos: Shannon Kirsten

Interested in creating your own unique custom wedding stationery with me? Get in touch here or at hello@shannonkirstenstudio.com 

XO

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Monday, August 8th, 2016

HAND LETTERED AGATE SLICES

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Love how these hand lettered agate slices turned out for a recent wedding.  Just a pretty addition to the table settings and a cute keepsake for guests.

XO

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Thursday, June 16th, 2016

REAL WEDDING: VIBRANT TROPICAL INVITATIONS FOR A TULUM WEDDING

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I had so much fun creating this bright, tropical suite for a destination wedding in Tulum, Mexico!

We started off with an oversized postcard for the save the date.  For the suite, we incorporated a blue wash to reflect the color of the ocean.  We used some tropical foliage and vibrant pink peonies, which were the florals that would be used on their wedding day.  A few fiesta themed illustrations finished of the two sided information card to prepare the guests for what fun they would have over this weekend!

XO

photographs + design (c) shannon kirsten

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Friday, June 10th, 2016

LEMONS & GREENERY FOR A WEDDING IN ITALY

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Recent work for a destination wedding in Italy.  For this, we used my existing ‘Tuscan Suite” as inspiration.  We incorporated the lemons to reflect the venue full of lemon tress where Laura & Toby planned to have their ceremony.  We added a simple watercolor washed map to indicate the venue and wedding website, a pretty way to send this information to guests without the wording of a traditional information card.  The original suite has been a favorite in my shop and I love to see the creative ways in which brides make it their own.

Shop suites and get more info on custom wedding orders here

Happy Friday!

XO

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Thursday, May 26th, 2016

A HAPPY BLUSH & YELLOW WEDDING SUITE

 

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A recent custom wedding suite using yellow and shades of pink.  I love how these turned out, just the happiest!

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

A MUSIC FESTIVAL WEDDING IN THE REDWOODS

How fun is the inspiration behind this wedding suite?  I had a good time working with this music loving couple to incorporate some unique elements that would reflect their wedding weekend.  I loved the brides idea to make the envelope liner redwood trees! The floral colors on the suite were chosen to reflect gem stones, the colors the bridesmaids were wearing.  So much fun to create. 
XO
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Monday, March 21st, 2016

REAL WEDDINGS: BAILEY & JOHN-MICHAEL BAHIA BEACH, PUERTO RICO

Bailey & John-Michaels beautiful wedding in Puerto Rico last fall.  I had so much fun working with Bailey to create all of the fun, vibrant stationery.  The ombre lettering was totally her idea and I LOVE how it turned out! 
XO 
product photos: Shannon Kirsten
wedding photography: Yeah! Weddings – Whitney Chamberlain 
location: St. Regis Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico 
planner: Maria Lugo 
flowers and decor: Arquetipo
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Monday, January 25th, 2016

REAL WEDDINGS : HANNA & JACOB’S WOODLAND WEDDING | FEAT. ON STYLE ME PRETTY

OMG how beautiful is this wedding?! I don’t always see wedding photos of the clients so when one gets featured / I get tagged on instagram it makes me so happy.  Hanna looked absolutely stunning on your wedding day.  I created the full wedding suite and menus using hand lettering with gouache.  I love how we switched it up on the menus to incorporate some of the fluffy wild flowers that were used in her bouquet.  Hop over to Style Me Pretty and drool over the rest of the photographs by Karen Hill Photography!  
XO
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

REAL WEDDINGS: CALEB + LIZ AT OXFORD EXCHANGE

I cannot say enough good things about these two and their amazing wedding this past summer.  Oxford Exchange is beyond and everyone should get married there. ha.  It is always an honor and a privilege to create for friends weddings, it means so much to be able to lend my talents for my friends special days.  Caleb and I go back about 20 years, which is crazy to even type out.  I’ve SO enjoyed getting to know Liz better over the past few that she has been with Caleb.  He secretly asked me to photograph their proposal over Thanksgiving weekend in 2014. We then began with designing their invitations and other stationery for the day of.  I love the varied versions of grey watercolors we used throughout the paper. Complete with slate grey envelopes and white calligraphy. Finally, witnessing and celebrating in this beautiful day was the cherry on top (I took these photos and also got to party with them).  Zac made such a wonderful video that you should check out as well.  There is a plethora of more photos on my photography blog.
XO 
Location: Friday night ceremony at Oxford Exchange (Tampa, Florida) /
 Saturday night reception at Ritz-Carlton Sarasota
Florals: La Vie En Rose 
Film: Current Films 
Dress: Romona Keveza
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Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

RECENT WORK : ASHLEY + JOSH’S WINTER PARK FARMERS MARKET WEDDING

These are a few photos from a beautiful wedding I had the pleasure of photographing and painting for this past spring.  The wedding was at the Winter Park Farmers Market, I loved this venue and the surrounding area in downtown Winter Park.  Seriously perfect!  I created the invitation suite, cocktail signs, cookie table signs, and table numbers all using watercolor.  The seating chart was made from a piece of wood purchased at home depot and hand painted with acrylic paint.  Hop over to my photography site to see more photos from Ashley + Josh’s day… 
XO
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Friday, July 17th, 2015

RECENT WORK : CHATEAU LA DURANTIE WEDDING

I thought this beautiful wedding would be the perfect post to get me back into blogging after my summer vacation.  Stephanie & Mario got married in France this Spring and I had the pleasure of creating stationery for the day.  It was all captured so perfectly by Rory Wylie Photography.  French Wedding Styled featured us on their blog this past week, view the whole post here

I have so much to catch up on here.  Lots of fun projects from early Summer, some new exciting collaborations in the mix, AND my travel photos from Iceland (which I cannot wait to go through and edit).  I’m jumping right back into wedding festivities with my friends nuptials this weekend.  I’ll be sure to share their pretty stationery soon as well.  
Happy Friday! 
XO

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

REAL WEDDING : THE GUNN’S ROMANTIC OLD FLORIDA AFFAIR

Working on a local wedding often means for a friend or that my friends will in some way be involved in the creative process.  In the case of Jen & Alan’s beautiful wedding, it was both.  Jen and I went to the same high school.  Several of her bridesmaid are close mutual friends and my best, Camilyn Beth made the gorgeous bridesmaids dresses! The dreamy photography is by Michelle March .  I created several hand painted and lettered elements for their day including the wooden welcome sign, cocktail signs, and drink dispensers.  Phillippi Creek served as the perfect backdrop, it’s one of my favorite venues here as it just feels so old Florida to me.  Hanging moss, a long wooden dock, and the most gorgeous rooms for getting ready complete with pastels and floral wallpaper.  There’s also a room with a turquoise ceiling! The colors of these pictures are just so soft and dreamy. 
XO
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Friday, January 30th, 2015

REAL WEDDINGS : A ROMANTIC GARDEN AFFAIR IN NAPLES, FLORIDA

I could not resist sharing a few extra photos from this gorgeous Naples wedding captured vibrantly and beautifully by Justin Demutiis Photography! You may remember me posting this crest and invitation suite awhile back, it was so much fun to make.  Anything that features a ton of coral charm peonies is alright by me.  We were featured over on Style Me Pretty earlier this week, view the full wedding post here
Venue: The Escalanta / Styling: Sarah Tucker Events / Photography: Justin Demutiis / Florals: Victoria Blooms

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! xox

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

REAL WEDDINGS : BRIGHT DAY OF STATIONERY

I loved creating these bright watercolor signs for an upcoming wedding in puerto rico.  I love when brides want lots of day of stationery that matches their invitation suite, signs are just so fun! For this, I created an 8″ x 10″ guest book sign and “love is sweet” for the dessert table.  The dessert names are 4″ x 6″ to frame next to their accompanying sweets.  The cocktail and find your seat signs are 11″ x 14″ and the menu was done on an 16″ x 20″ cold pressed watercolor art board (these are offered in my shop).  The watercolor escort cards are standard tented card stock.  The bride found the cute glitter tags on Etsy, these will double over as place cards and favor tags.  I hand painted each item with gouache paint (except the glitter tags, the white is acrylic paint).  
View more customizable in my shop 
xox
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