Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kathryn + Ryan's Day of Wedding Details

Kathryn Storke, the founder of the wedding blog, Snippet and Ink, is one of my favorite brides that I have worked with.  Since she is immersed in all things wedding, I thought that she was going to want to oversee all the details of the  day.   It turned out she was the quite the opposite.  She had the perfect amount of input of as to what the day would look like and a few specific items of she wanted to include.  She allowed her Wedding Planner, Jenna Lam, of Laurie Arons Special Events, and her vendors to carry out her vision.  One of my favorite things that Kathryn has on her Snippet and Ink are inspiration boards. She showed us several items that ultimately ended up on her own inspiration board.  This really gave me an idea of what she was looking for and got the creative ball going.

In Ryan's hands is the little wedding program.  I blind letterpress printed the wreath logo on the front cover, the inside had the important details of the service and it was sewn together with red thread to give it a hint of color.

The escort buttons were something that Kathryn had seen years ago in a Martha Stewart Magazine,  I too, remember seeing them and thinking it such a fun idea. We were lucky to have calligrapher, Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls, who lives in San Francisco work with us on the project.  In keeping with the vintage feel of the venue, I used antique style postcard spinners to display the buttons.  Each card also provided a table number for each guest.  It was so fun to see even the bride and groom wearing their buttons and the guests enjoyed having a keepsake with their names in beautiful white calligraphy by Maybelle.

Below are the menus that continued the wreath theme from the invitations.  Instead of printing the logo, I had a custom rubber stamp made with the wreath and I used a glue stamp pad and then sprinkled glitter onto the image.  It was really the perfect little sparkle to add to the table. The beautiful table settings had a festive holiday feeling without having too much color. Maybelle added the guests name atop the menu to act as a place card.
The photo booth added to the vintage feeling of the evening.  I made a curtain as a surprise for the bride + groom to work with the decor of the room.  The "guest book" was a photo album that we customized with  photo corners so that the guests could mount their photo into the book and write a little note beneath their photo.   I loved seeing that book full of photos & notes leaving with Kathryn + Ryan at the end of the evening - what a great way to capture the fun.

Of course the dessert  table was probably my favorite thing to plan.   We styled the table and added the personalized touches to the amazing desserts from Perfect Endings.  It was so much fun that we have added dessert styling to our list of services we offer to customers (more on that to come)! 

photography : Elizabeth Messina, event planner: Jenna Lam for Laurie Arons Boutique Events, ,  calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls, venue: Presidio Social Club,  floral design: Kathleen Deery Designs, Desserts: Perfect Endings

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