I married my lovely and adoring husband, Scott, a little over a year ago. Even though my mom (the world’s best wedding planner) and I did a lot of the grunt work involved in wedding planning, Scott was extremely helpful with the “look and feel” of our event. We slaved over every detail of our day o’ love, so I’d like to share some of the things we did to create our kick ass wedding. I’ll start with the little piece that was the glue holding the whole theme of our wedding together: the invitations.
We both knew that we wanted our wedding day to reflect our personalities and have a cohesive theme, from our invitations to our reception, so we spent a good amount of time creating some awesome paper goods for our big day. Scott and I are both fairly creative people (him with photoshop, me with shouting out ideas in no particular order), so we designed all of the paper goods ourselves for our wedding. A lot of people might not want to spend the time doing this, but in our love struck eyes, it was a necessary step to achieve our perfect wedding.
Our cohesive wedding extravaganza started off with the idea to use the fern as our mascot. We wanted to use fall colors since our wedding was in November (and because I have a slight obsession with the color green) and while messing around on photoshop in our early planning days, we found this fern brush that Scott had. Boom! The driving piece of our wedding was born. We decided to carry this green fern throughout all of our paper goods (along with chocolate and orange accents) so everything would tie together nicely. This started in our Save the Date cards (above) and carried into the creation of our “logo” in our invitations:
Scott and I had seen the new trend of wedding monograms, or logos, and wanted to jump on the bandwagon. It’s so simple to make all of your wedding details work together when they have a common thread – and why not used our lovely ferns and an “h” to make that happen? Genius. Once we decided on a logo that we liked, we stuck it on almost everything.
We plopped our lovely logo on the homemade menus for our reception feast (be sure to wipe the drool off of your chin after reading that) and recipe cards that our guests could take home from our family desserts served at the rehearsal dinner. A portion of our logo even made an appearance on our wedding cake, along with bands of our 3 major colors, reiterating our slogan of “repetition rocks our world”.
By the way, that was a carrot cake with butter creme icing. :::droooool::: Our food selection was a major pat-on-the-back to our wedding planning, but that’s another post. We did love our logo to bits, but for our rehearsal dinner, we decided to branch off of the design a bit and make that event special in it’s own rite. We still used a foliage graphic to tie the two items together, but it was a nice change of pace for us to bring in some different colors and cook up another swinging invitation.
We were pretty proud of our graphic design endeavors in wedding world. Any stationary/paper craft ideas you’d like to share? Or, if you’d like to just leave lavish comments on how awesome we are, that’s fine as well. :)