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Shining thru…

Despite the rain and gloomy clouds in the morning on August 1st, Jennine and Trevor had a bright and cheery wedding that went off without a hitch! The ceremony was held in a small picturesque chapel followed by a backyard outdoor reception at the beautiful home of some of Jennine & Trevor’s very generous friends.  From the handmade centerpieces, programs, and place cards, to the delicious dinner and dessert…all the details of this wedding were made with love for Jennine & Trevor by friends and family, making this a truly unique and special day!

    Photos By Alexander Photography

Photos By Alexander Photography

THE INVITATIONS:

Jennine & Trevor had a short engagement and were on a tight budget. To accommodate that, Jennine decided it would be best to do digital invitations. See my earlier post for more details on how those came together HERE.

Page 1 of 2 of Jennine & Trevor's digital wedding invitation.

Page 1 of 2 of Jennine & Trevor's digital wedding invitation.

THE PROGRAMS & PLACE CARDS:

To coordinate with the design of the invitations, I created simple half page programs and cute fan style place cards. We used some left over cream paper that I had on hand and printed them out on one of Jennine’s other bridesmaid’s home printer.  We then cut the programs and place cards out and had a fun night of assembly and dinner!

Close up of ceremony programs

Close up of ceremony programs

Close up of fan-style place cards

Close up of fan-style place cards

To assemble the place cards, I first designed them so that 2 fans would fit on 1 piece of paper…that way we could make only 1 cut per page and use half the amount of paper. Once we printed them and made our cut down the center, we then had to score each piece in half so that we could fold the card over our popcicle sticks.  We held the cards to the sticks with some double-sided tape.  Then we tied pink, brown, and green ribbon around the sticks to create a variety of color and interest when we placed them all out on display at the reception.  These place cards worked out great because the reception was outside on a warm day and it gave the guests something to cool off with, plus they made a great decoration to each place setting and added a pop of color to the tables.

THE PHOTOGRAPHY:

The photography was provided by Kelly Alexander, owner of Alexander Photography; a long time friend of Jennine’s. Kelly has such a great style and she is so friendly and easy to work with! (that’s why I chose her to be the photographer at my own wedding!) She captured every special moment that day! For more information on Kelly’s services, visit her website HERE.

All photos in this post courtesy of Alexander Photography!

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Busy Little Bee

Wow this summer is flying by and I realized I have neglected my swell little blog. Although it looks like my summer has been slow, that’s not the case. I have so much to share with you, from the planning to executing of Candice and Landons weddings elements HERE to more details of Kristen & Jeff’s beautiful wedding  HERE.

And coming soon some photos and the details from a dear friends wedding that just finished up a few weeks ago. Plus did I mentioned I have 2 new projects coming up?! Get excited! Please keep me in your google reader as I know you won’t be disappointed.

In the meantime, head over to http://www.eluckyme.com/home/2009/8/10/giveaway-the-lucky-30-birthday.html and help her to celebrate her 30th and enter to win some of her great give-a-ways.

Envelopes are always something that I struggle with when doing invitation suites. The main reason: they can just be so darn expensive.  I have just stumbled upon a great resource though French Paper’s line of pre-made envelopes.  The great thing about these, are that they are already converted into many popular sized and they come in a variety of colors & textures.

French Paper’s envelope line:  http://www.frenchpaper.com/envelopes.asp

Now that I know French Paper has so many affordable standard size envelopes I can start quoting jobs on French Paper as well for the main invites!

Well, Jennine & Trevor’s wedding is in just 3 days! Today & tomorrow Jennine and the other bridesmaids are getting together to decorate the cupcakes for her cupcake tree centerpieces. Then tonight all the girls are meeting to get our nails done, tomorrow is the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, then saturday is the BIG day!

Everything seems to be falling into place… i’ll be sure to post pics as soon as i can.

Here are some amazing photos from Kristen & Jeff’s wedding. Their photographer Alix has an awesome style and great technique.  You can find out more about her at: http://alixklingenberg.com/home.html

Kristen & Jeff

Kristen & Jeff

The ring bearer: their pug Angus.

The ring bearer: their pug Angus.

Custom birdie cake toppers Kristen had made!

Custom birdie cake toppers Kristen had made!

The table setting.

The table setting. Including the table numbers (which are a bit hard to see in this pic).

Close up of favor cards.

Close up of favor cards.

Close up of place cards.

Close up of place cards.

Pleasant Surprise…

I just saw today that Candice & Landon’s wedding invitation set is featured on Yorke Printe Shoppe’s website.  They are the wonderful print shop that I send all of my work to!

enjoy!

http://www.yorkeprinte.com/work.html