Thursday, March 20, 2014

Welcome to The Secret Garden!

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is having a great week! I'm wrapping up a kitchen renovation which has left my house in quite a state of flux. But it will be totally worth it in the end. I'm WAY behind on updating this blog with all of the designing that's been going on lately. I'm trying to be better about it, but more design = less time, but more to blog about. So, all good things… I'll be sharing renovation pics soon too, so stay tuned!

On to invitations…This was a really fun invitation suite to create! Working with Crystal and Sean was a blast from the start. When we first spoke, Crystal told me that their wedding theme was a "Secret Garden". Her mom had made really great centerpieces that were completely unique in their elegant, yet rustic garden design (quite a talented mom)! Crystal's vision for her invitations was to reflect this elegant secret garden motif. At the design meeting, Crystal's mom thought that maybe the invitation could be a gate. So, off I went to create a few samples. Four samples, quite a few options, and a really fun dinner meeting with Crystal, her mom and two awesome sisters later, here's the sparkling creation...
Do you LOVE their initials on the gate? It worked perfectly as a closure piece, and decorative element! Then when you open it up, don't those doors just say "welcome, c'mon in!".
Little pieces of the garden were found "growing" around the enclosure card and RSVP card.
Photo Credit: Tracey Elizabeth Photography
The main invitation sits nestled in the gate opening, but is completely free and able to be removed.
I couldn't resist this great ring shot!

After the invitations went out, and a few weeks before the wedding Crystal contacted me to ask if Sparkle and Ink could create simple rehearsal dinner invitations to coordinate with the invitation suite. She had this great poem to use, so we matched that up with the look of the invitations, and voila! 
Photo Credit: Tracey Elizabeth Photography
Then, for the day of the wedding, we created these fabulous table numbers to complete the look of mom's centerpieces. You really can never go wrong with fresh lavender. It gives such a great look of natural and elegant. 
Photo Credit: Tracey Elizabeth Photography
And on the favor table, matching signage... "Have Your Cake and Take It Too"

I love working with a fun theme! Thanks to Crystal and Sean for allowing me to create the details for their wedding. 

Have you seen any awesome wedding themes lately? Anything really different? Share in the comments! 

Sparkle On!
 - Kathy

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