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Nautical Watercolor Crest Connecticut Wedding

Today I’ve got a very special nautical watercolor crest Connecticut wedding to share! Mallory + Wes were wed at the newly-renovated Tokeneke Club in Darien, CT and had an incredibly fun + personal wedding paper story! Though they had nautical notes throughout, they kept the color palette soft + romantic. So many of my couples hesitate to say “nautical” when describing their vision for their wedding because they don’t want that typical red-and-blue-with-stripes-and-anchors look they’ve seen over + over again. Mallory’s wedding is a great example of how you can embrace beachy vibes without going overboard (pun intended!). Amy Champagne Events deserves much of the credit, since she designed the look of the entire celebration, including amazing florals from Carrie Wilcox Floral Design.

We started with a custom watercolor wedding crest from my girl at Lemontree Calligraphy. (For more of her amazing work, check out Catherine + Michael’s Museum Garden Wedding blog post!) We had it ready for save the dates, so I was able to pull elements from it to create a design that set the nautical + elegant tone for the wedding, while saving the unveiling of their full crest for the invitations. My favorite element has to be the diver!

For their invitations, we kept it classic with the custom crest paired with gold foil. We printed on thick white felt stock, and used pieces from the crest on the suite insert cards.

Mallory + Wes had very specific ideas of what they envisioned for their day-of paper. As die-hard baseball fans, they wanted to incorporate fun details to celebrate this important part of their relationship. This included baseballs to hold the table numbers, escort cards I designed to look like vintage game tickets, and instead of programs, baseball cards for each member of the wedding party (complete with each person’s stats on the back!). Guests were floored by the playfulness + personalization that they put into these.

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Mallory + Wes, I absolutely loved working with you on your beautiful wedding and getting to know you better. I wish you all the joy as you soon become a family of three!

Vendor Reel

Wedding Photography: Carla Ten Eyck

Invitation + Save the Date Photography: Brooke Allison Photo

Event Design + Planning: Amy Champagne Events

Venue: Tokeneke Club

Bridal Look: The Plumed Serpent

Florals: Carrie Wilcox Floral Design

Videography: Will Talamelli Films

Looking for more real wedding inspiration? Head over to this section on the blog! And be sure to contact me if you’re ready to start talking about a custom paper story of your own!

xo, Sandy
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Maine Rustic Chic Barn Wedding

I am thrilled to share with you Erin + Brian’s rustic chic Maine barn wedding, recently featured on Rustic Wedding Chic! Their first anniversary was just last week (same wedding date as me!), so it seems like the perfect time to feature them on the blog.

Working with them on their rustic barn paper story was such a thrill. Not only was their design one of the most creative of the season, but they were also the sweetest couple! They knew they wanted to highlight the barn motif and use wood details, and they gave me the creative freedom to create something special for them. Basically, they were dream clients and it was a treat reliving all the details when putting together this post.

Their story began with custom save the dates, and we went for that rustic vibe right off the bat with white ink on kraft stock, then paired it with a bold floral liner to add a feminine touch. For the invitations we took that texture to the next level with wood veneer wedding invitations. I chose a light wood to pair with brown ink then created a leaf border design that we carried through into their day-of paper, including programs, signage, and my favorite: the seating chart that lived on the coolest green lounge chair. It was a quintessential rustic wedding, and Jessica Jaccarino captured it all beautifully!

Scroll down for all the details, including a full vendor reel.

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Erin + Brian, thank you for being the most wonderful clients and letting me share in your beautiful wedding story. I wish you many more anniversaries of love + excitement! 

Photographer: Jessica Jaccarino Photo

Coordinator: Lani Toscano Design
Caterer: The Hunter’s Bend
Flowers: Flora Fauna by Judy Bourgeois
Music: DJ Jodi Entertainment
Rentals: Heartwood Essentials & One Stop Event Rentals
Lighting: The Event Light Pros
Cake: Cake Elizabeth
Paper Goods: Roseville Designs

Looking for more real wedding inspiration? Check out this section on the blog! And follow on Instagram for daily happenings.

xo, Sandy
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Connecticut Pink + Navy Garden Wedding

Kelly + Tim’s Connecticut pink and navy garden wedding is one I’ve been so excited to share! They got married in Elizabeth Park in Hartford then had an elegant reception at The Pond House. Their custom wedding paper story started with The Paris wedding invitation design from The Rosy Collection, but with their own twist! The Paris is usually the invitation suite chosen by my couples with a simpler more traditional style (and is one of my most popular designs!), but by adding some pops of color and more modern fonts, it became this great mix of elegance + fun. (And proving the point I always say to my couples in consultations about the collection: two people can choose the same suite, but the end result can be starkly different. It will still feel like it was custom made just for you!) Their modern Connecticut wedding invitation suite truly reflected the style of their celebration, which is exactly what I strive to do for all my brides!

For the day-of paper, Kelly really wanted to incorporate watercolor details, so we used soft pink watercolors for the signage, including the tented menus that were displayed at each table. This has become one of my new favorite (and cost-saving) day-of paper trends, as you only have to pay for 1 menu per table, and it creates another design element at the table beyond just the florals and linens. We also had watercolor and navy table signs, escort cards, and bar signs.

Ashley Therese Photography was on hand to capture every lovely detail, so be sure to scroll down for lots of gorgeous details! The best part about sharing K + T’s wedding now is that they’ve recently added a baby girl to their family! I love hearing updates about my couples and seeing how their stories continue beyond the wedding day!

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Kelly + Tim, thank you for letting me be a part of your refreshing + fun wedding paper story. I wish you all the happiness in the world with your family of 3!

 

Venue: The Pond House
Gown: Theia
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bride NYC
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm Occasions
Jewelry: BHLDN headband & earrings
Makeup Artist: Naomi Martinez
Hair stylist: Tonya Valentin
Groom’s tux: The Black Tux
Videographer: Yellow Hook Productions
DJ: Local Motion Entertainment
Floral Design: Fleurescent
Cake: Cakes by Donna
Invitations: Roseville Designs
Photography: Ashley Therese Photography

For more real weddings, head over to this section on the blog. And don’t forget to follow on Instagram for daily happenings!

xo, Sandy
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Classic Summer Inn at Longshore Wedding

Bonnie + Zach’s classic summer Inn at Longshore wedding was one for the books! I immediately fell in love with their design when they told me their color palette: grayed jade, dusty teal, navy and gold. It didn’t hurt that the bride + mother of the bride were so sweet and fun to work with on everything! It was such a refreshing mix of colors with the classic navy + gold, and it worked beautifully for their summer nuptials. We created a classic yet whimsical monogram that we used on the invitation suite and throughout the day-of paper: programs, menus, signage and the unplugged ceremony sign (my personal favorite!). The team at Double G Events put together a beautiful celebration, all captured by Meg Miller Photography. The bonus? This wedding was featured on Borrow & Blue Blog! Scroll down for all the beautiful shots plus the entire vendor reel.

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PHOTOGRAPHY Meg Miller Photography / CINEMATOGRAPHERS The Light Mill Film Studios / CAKES & DESSERTS Palmer’s Bakery / FLORISTS Fleurescent / HAIR & MAKEUP Dana Bartone & Company Salon and Spa / INVITATIONS & CALLIGRAPHY Roseville Designs / PLANNERS & DESIGNERS Double G Events, Planning + Design / SOUND & LIGHTING DESIGN Vivid Events / TENTS, RENTALS & DECOR Abbey Tent and Party Rentals / TRANSPORTATION Gardella’s Elite Limousine / CELEBRANTS & OFFICIANTS PJ Schwartz / CEREMONY MUSICIANS Impromptu Entertainment / PHOTO BOOTHS Studio Z Photo Booth /

xo, Sandy
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Watercolor Crest CT Garden Museum Wedding

Watercolor Wedding Crest Connecticut Garden Wedding

Today I am sharing Catherine + Michael’s watercolor crest wedding at Hill-Stead Museum in Connecticut, and this one is a stunner!

We worked with the talented Lemontree Calligraphy to create their custom watercolor wedding crest, featuring two tigers representing their high school mascot. (One is sleeping because the bride loves to sleep in while the groom is an early riser; I just love learning these fun details about my couples!)

Their palette featured fresh blues + greens, perfect for an outdoor summer tented garden wedding. We kept their paper story classic + elegant since the team at Sixpence For Your Shoe Events created a gorgeous look, including beautiful linens, greenery chandeliers and floral table runners inside the reception tent.

My favorite paper detail was the escort card boards. These custom watercolor cards created a beautiful reception entrance moment for guests to enjoy.

Justin & Mary Photography was on hand to capture all their custom wedding stationery, including their crest menus, programs, table numbers, and guest hotel boxes! Scroll down for all the swoon-worthy shots.

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Catherine + Michael, thank you for including me in your beautiful wedding and sharing your love story. Your floral wedding invitations + crest was one of our favorites from the season!

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For more gorgeous Roseville couples, visit our Real Weddings section on the site + our weddings section on the blog.

And be sure to follow along on Instagram for the latest happenings!

xo, Sandy
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