Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hello Fall...I missed you!

So yesterday marked the first day of fall and it is my favorite time of year. My husband's as well, that's why were chose to get married in the fall of 2007.

In light of my favorite season, I have decided on a little vendor spotlight.

One of my favorite elements of my wedding were all the paper items. Menus, escort cards, programs and most of all my invitations.
My Menus I made myself picture by Studio by Carmen.

I highly recommend adding details such as menus. They make the settings look that much more elegant.

My invitations and escort cards were created by Ashley Wendus and her amazing little staff @ Smashing Cards . I decided to use Ashley after seeing invitations she had made for two of my friends. At that moment I had to have her do mine. I got lucky since I was having a small wedding because Ashley was no longer taking orders for the Fall/Winter season aka peak wedding time.

In the initial design consult Ashley asked me to send her pictures of all the inspiration for my wedding. Centerpieces, venue, my dress, bridesmaids dresses, basically anything had. The end result was an amazing and stunning Tri-fold invitation in gold and dark bronze.

I added red rhinestones to the seal to tie in my red accents.

This is a picture of my escort card taken by Studio by Carmen. Smashing Cards made the card and envelope that I later embellished with rhinestones as well.

Ashley has an incredible way of making the vision you have for your wedding and turning it in to an invitation. She can take inspiration from just about anywhere and create an invite that truly reflects that.
Here are two invites she created that she has posted on her blog.
One from a bridesmaids dress for a bride, the other from a room that she created for her portfolio.

So if you still have not found an invitations vendors contact them....you will not be disappointed.

I leave you with some beautiful fall and winter bouquet ideas.

1 comment:

Abbey said...

I've been waiting for updates to the blog! It's about time (LOL)!!!!! I totally agree, the paper items were soo much fun cause it set the tone for the wedding. I have not regrets about the time and money spent on all those little details!

Can you believe we're 6 weeks from celebrating our 1 year anniversary!