Friday, October 26, 2012

Kristen & Ryan

I first met Kristen and Ryan when they came to me to design their Save The Dates for their upcoming September wedding that would take place on the Cape at the Hyannisport Club. Most design sessions consist of me and the bride-to-be talking colors and design while the groom-to-be occasionally nods with approval. This was certainly not the case with Kristen and Ryan....hands down Ryan was the most involved groom I've ever had which was refreshing! They both wanted a nautical feel but did not wants to use any nautical artwork.  Ryan loved the idea of a map so I sought out a map of the Cape and placed it throughout the words and date. Inside the "A" of "SAVE" I was able to position the map so that Hyannis was visible. I used a square backer in navy linen with the invite printed on a soft textured white called powder. The envelopes were white printed with a elegant compass and each guests address. I love how this design perfectly set the tone for their upcoming Cape Cod wedding.

The whole look and feel for the wedding invitations was subtle elegance using a muted color palette of light shimmery pinks and creams. Kristen knew she wanted to attach her place cards to a starfish so I created a starfish to be a part of the invitation design. All the components of the invitation were packaged together by a belly band and inserted into a pocket envelope printed with a custom address label wrap for each guests. Kristen sealed each one of her pocket envelopes with a cream wax seal...adding an extra special touch to the overall look of the design.

Now that you've seen the beginning components, it's time to view how it all came together.  The first peak I got of Kristen and Ryan's wedding was when she share a mini-video that her photographer Nikki Cole of Photography by Nikki Cole put together.....I was in AWE.....they had the most exceptional day weather wise and everything came together so seamlessly. I would like to give a HUGE thank you to Nikki Cole for allowing me to pick out some of my favorite photos to use in my blog. I recommend checking out her BLOG to view her work....I LOVE watching all the mini-videos she makes for her clients to preview some of their photos.....such a nice momento to share with family and friends.

Kristen and Ryan were married at Saint Andrews By-The-Sea situated on the crest of Sunset Hill in Hyannis Port Massachusetts. This site commands a view of unparalleled beauty over Nantucket Sound.

Kristen's stunning wedding bouquet, ceremony and reception flowers were the work of Karen Taddei of Lilacs Florals in Marshton Mills. Karen also custom designed the exquisite case of shells that all the starfish place cards were displayed upon.........this a perfect example of why you should embrace the little details....they truly make an impression.

Laura Robinson of The Pink Polka Dot in Falmouth designed the table names, menu cards and place cards as well as handled the day-of coordinating. I thought it was a fabulous idea to use the map as the background for the table names, bringing a piece of their Save The Date into the wedding reception......nice touch ladies!

Some of my favorite pieces of this wedding were the favors.....Ryan actually made the beer and the labels were designed online. The custom beer glasses were from Advance Embroidery in Hyannis. This is perfect example of a DIY project gone RIGHT!

I'm such of fan of CAKE DESIGN.....LOVING the simplicity of their two tier white and navy cake by Michael's Creative Baking.

Congratulations to Kristen, Ryan and their families. It was such a pleasure working with the two of you and I appreciate you picking me to be a part of your special day. I wish you a life filled with happiness and love.

Invitations/Save The Dates: BeeCustom Design
Venue: Hyannisport Club
Church: Saint Andrew's By-The-Sea
Photography: Photography by Nikki Cole
Cake: Michael's Creative Baking
Flowers: Lilacs Florals
Groom/Ushers Attire: Vineyard Vines
Brides Attire: Watters (dress Alexandra)
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lynn Lugo
Favor Glasses: Advanced Embroidery
Paper Accessories: Pink Polka Dot

Day of Coordination: Pink Polka Dot