A Tale of Two Sisters (Real Weddings: Megan & Justin and Whitney & Chad)
I had the extreme pleasure of working with the “B” sisters and family to create their wedding paper from start to finish. Megan was the first to get married in June with a French country chic wedding celebration, while Whitney followed in November with a rustic Tuscan theme.
Megan and Justin’s wedding took place at the picturesque Estate House at Cypress Grove Park in Orlando, Florida with shades of pink, gold and black colors. The tables were adorned with pink floral and candlelit lanterns to set the tone of romance as guests were engulfed in lush greenery and hanging lights that balanced the formal and casual feel of the outdoor event. As added extra enjoyment, Megan and Justin provided a photo booth setup for their friends and family to take wacky and fun self-portraits to share with the bride and groom.
Great paper editions included custom letterpressed invitations with black ink on cotton paper with calligraphy accents provided by Sarah Hanna Calligraphy and Design. Framed table numbers and menus added a gorgeous touch to the tables as guests lingered with their custom monogrammed cocktail napkins. Instead of your standard guest book, Megan and Justin stuck with the French country theme and used the margins of a Julia Child French cookbook as placeholders for their guests to sign and share their sentiments.
“Everything came together seamlessly the day of and I couldn’t have done it without any of those who helped along the way,”says bride Megan. Enjoy the workings of great wedding vendors such as coordinator Blush by Brandee Gaar, Studio 222 Photography, floral by Greenery Productions.
Whitney and Chad’s wedding took place at yet another central Florida picturesque location seemingly so similar to a Tuscan Villa at the Bella Collina. With the stone covered villa on one side and a lake and luscious ground cover on the other, the lanterns strewn across the party spot and the attention to detail sets the tone for a wedding celebration to remember.
The invitation carries a rustic letterpress feel with floral and greenery blind debossed and a coppery brown ink letterpressed with the party details. An olive green envelope and debossed belly band tie the invitation suite together.
Shades of white, brown and green paint the picture. Wire framed menu cards stand front and center on each table along with a notebook that is labeled with a table number and inside provide space for the guests at each table time to leave their notes to the happy couple, yet another non-traditional guest book idea. The branch shaped pen pulls it all together. Floral centerpieces of yellow, white, brown and green add a pop of color to the otherwise natural and toned down color scheme picking up the sunsetting rays of light – ahh, Tuscany. Plentiful caramel chocolate dipped apples adorned with an oval tag alerts guests of their place at the table.
“A testimony to the trust and excellence of each vendor we chose, many were used for both mine and my sister’s weddings. When you find something great, you don’t want to pass it up,” states bride Whitney. Key vendors for Whitney’s wedding were Blush by Brandee Gaar, photography by Castaldo Studios, Cake by Party Flavors and floral by Greenery Productions.
As you can tell, this family knows the importance of attention to detail as well as how to through a great party! Best wishes to both sisters and their grooms…fairy tales to remember always.