OMG I can’t even tell you how ecstatic I was when I saw these photos from Sarah and Jordan’s wedding in Almonte, Ontario from this past October. To start, Sarah contacted me wanting to include four pets in the crest, receiving photos of them made me so happy to immediately start on her project. Then I saw these photos by and KNEW that Sarah had found me for a reason. The flower arch, beautiful long sleeve gown, donut table and PUPPIES…Seriously a girl after my own heart!! In love with all of these details captured beautifully by Laura Kelly Photography…
This is a long overdue post of one of my absolute favorites from 2017. Molly & Austin are both long time family friends and it was such a joy and honor to work on their stunning wedding. We went CRAZY with stationery and I also did photography so it was really fun to see this all come together on the day. If you have never visited Boca Grande (a stay at The Gasparilla Inn specifically) you need to add it to your list!
We began with a mostly blue formal suite complete with a blue and pink illustrated map of Boca Grande. Light blue envelopes with dark blue calligraphy which opened to a floral monogramed envelope liner! We made booklet programs, fun itinerary cards with a larger version of the map for welcome bags, printed the map on the actual welcome bags, and created a toile pattern with Boca Grande icons & their pup, Stella – which Sarah had printed on candy bars, cookies, water bottles, coozies and more! We used the crest outline for table numbers and menus with hand painted names for place cards on the tables. I painted a mirror for the bar and a smaller watercolor sign for the signature cocktail. Last but not least, hand painted escort tags with blue tassels displayed in pretty gold frames! CAN’T EVEN DEAL WITH HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS ALL.
So sweet to have this beauty featured on Southern Weddings, you can see more photos and read what Molly had to say about the day here
Design: Molly Boyd Event Design & Sarah Tucker
Coordinator & Floral Styling: Caroline Ruth Designs
Flowers: Fifty Flowers
Photography: Shannon Kirsten
Stationery / Calligraphy: Shannon Kirsten
Hair & Makeup: Ali Pullen & Heather Jo Stock @ Acqua Aveda Salon – Anna Maria Island
Dress: Hailey Page
Suit: Mr. Porter & Burberry
Bridal Party: Joanna August / The Black Tux
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Venue & Caterer: Boca Bay Pass Club (The Gasparilla Inn for getting ready photos)
I am in love with these beautiful shots by Shannon Moffit Photography of Whitney and Ben’s Naples, Florida destination wedding. I created fun save the dates, a formal suite, menus, crest table numbers and a cocktail sign with the couples adorable pup! The crest even printed out on the photo booth strips for guests to take which is such a cute touch! We kept the palette mostly dusty blue and added some oranges with orange blossoms for a pop of color and old Florida feel. I am obsessed with all of Whitney’s gorgeous details! Scroll through for some serious beauty!
Photography: Shannon Moffit (Scans by Photo Vision Prints)
Planning: Luxe & Luna Event Design
Stationery: Shannon Kirsten
Dress: Romona Keveza
Crown: Emma Katzka Bridal
Florals: Kaleidoscope Floral
Makeup: Naples Makeup Artistry
Hair: Megan Black
This is a looooong overdue post! We’ll say it is in honor of Throwback Thursday.
Ali & Eric’s gorgeous wedding in Old San Juan was one of the most fun weddings I’ve had the pleasure of working on and attending. Beginning with the stationery details of course! We sent a photo save the date with a cute luggage tag outline of Old San Juan. For the invitations we kept them feeling more formal with white and grey. Then we added a bit of whimsy in the map of Puerto Rico, incorporating the vibrant colors of Old San Juan. We made matching menus, some signs, and gold compass place cards that turned out so pretty. Hunter and I also photographed the wedding along side Zac & Bethany of Current Films. We had way too much fun working with them as usual. Ali has been doing my hair for years now and we have some mutual friends from high school. She also has the cutest family (I photographed her cousins wedding a couple years prior) so it really was just such a joy to be a part of this special day. It’s always fun to photograph when you know the majority of the guests, it never truly feels like work. As you see in the photos, the long tables, lush florals, and colorful streets of Old San Juan were the perfect additions to this gorgeous celebration. The cherry on top was Current Films doing a day of edit and projecting the earlier part of their wedding day for the guests to see at the reception, it was so sweet to see everyone’s reactions. Oh God I love a good wedding!!
The wonderful team:
Venue: El Convento Hotel
Planning: Maria Lugo
Photography: Shannon Kirsten
Videography: Current Films
Stationery: Shannon Kirsten
Florals: Akua Event Design
Rentals: The Lounge Furniture Rentals
Hair & Makeup: The beautiful bride owns Aqua Aveda on Anna Maria Island!
A bright and pretty hydrangea inspired suite for a Massachusetts wedding next month! This was an extra fun one to work on as I never get requests for hydrangeas and heavily blue designs (until recently, all of a sudden blue is the word!). I really loved how the bold monogram turned out and of course we add their dog to the top. All pieces were painted using gouache watercolors. The envelopes were individually hand painted with acrylic. Vintage stamps (for styling purposes) are all from Etsy.
I’m finally getting around to photographing some of my favorite suites from the past several months. I’ve been hoarding photos but really there have just been a ton and it isn’t always easy to keep up on blogging even though it’s one of my favorite things to do. I’m forever striving for balance, I’ll find it one day.
This stationery turned out to be a big project between multiple pieces for the formal suite and day of paper. We kept things very classic and formal with whites and grey but added touches of greenery for a pop of color and to reflect all the white florals and greens that would be used on the day of. We started with a crest for the save the dates and changed out some of the wording for the formal pieces. A simple map indicated the grounds where the different events would be held. We made menus and used them as place cards, which I loved and have since done again for a couple clients (we print the menu then hand paint each guests name). Same with the table numbers, printed border to match the invitation and I hand painted each number. I loved the simple floral print envelope liner and sticker with the crest design to close the envelope, so many cute details! All of this was created with gouache watercolor.
As I’ve stated before, one of my favorite parts of designing an invitation suite is seeing how couples infuse their personalities and favorite things into the design…i.e. PETS! ha. You know when someone tells me they have four pets to include I’m going to jump on that opportunity! For this suite, we did the design and florals in a muted palette which helped keep a formal appearance. The bride, Sarah, had the idea to print the crest on the back which I thought was a fun idea, the pets were subtle and we kept with the color scheme to make everything flow together. All elements were painted with gouache and printed on linen card stock. I used paper source ‘soft white’ envelopes with the same grey gouache to hand paint the guests addresses on the envelopes.
I’m obsessed with how this suite turned out for a recent wedding in Harbour Island, Bahamas. The bride, Steph, is the co-founder of the amazing travel company Away (my white suitcase in the last travel post) – so you know a gorgeous destination wedding was in order for these two! We pulled inspiration from tropical foliage and added some small, wild pops of color. Complete with the cutest map of the island.
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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.
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!
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
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So excited to see this beautiful wedding I worked on featured in Harpers Bazaar!
Read the full story on this lovely couple and see the details on their Tulum getaway right here
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.
Recent wedding work using mixed shades of pink and lots of greenery. Love these colors!
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!
photographs + design (c) shannon kirsten
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.
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A recent custom wedding suite using yellow and shades of pink. I love how these turned out, just the happiest!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! xox