Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Fabulous Florida Wedding

There are so many incredible things to say about Mark and Mianne’s wedding that I am not even sure where to begin!
Mianne grew up here in Central Iowa, but after college, left to pursue a career in Tampa, Florida.  When we spoke on the phone last fall she mentioned that she had seen my work via Facebook and was hoping I could create her invites as a way of adding a little “hometown touch” to her Florida wedding.  I, of course, was more than happy to do so!
Some of my favorite brides to work with are the out of the box thinkers, and Mianne certainly fit the bill. She described her wedding to me using the words, fun, laid back, modern, but also vintage.  While talking, she explained to me that she wanted something more than the usual, flat wedding invitation.  Instead, she wanted something a bit more eye catching and exciting.
For me, the biggest challenge in doing what I do is designing something to fit perfectly with an event that has only been described to me in a short 30-40 minute conversation.  It then becomes increasingly challenging when you look at it from the perspective that what I am designing gives the first, real glimpse into a bride’s big day, a glimpse I want to make sure I get right.  So, with Mianne’s help, I set out to design the first piece of their wedding stationery suite, the save the date.
Calendar style, with a vintage touch. 
Next, her invitations...
Bright and cheery with a clean, vintage feel.
The programs.  How adorable are these bookmarks?...
Rehearsal Dinner Invites...
Eat. Sip. Rehearse.  Enough said, right?  Love it!
The water bottles...
water bottle
 Elements taken throughout her invitation suite were used to create these cute labels, a fun way to keep guests hydrated.
The couple was married at the gorgeous Oxford Exchange in Tampa, Florida and I have to say, I am in love with the way every single element of this wedding came together.  I knew from the very beginning that Mianne and Mark’s wedding would be fabulous, but I had absolutely no idea it was going to be this fabulous!  I am pretty sure my husband had to help me pick my jaw up off the floor after seeing a few of these pictures shot by Florida photographer, Stephanie Smith.  I owe a big thank you to Stephanie for taking some great shots of my work!
I also want to say thank you to Mianne and Mark for allowing me to help be a part of their big day, they were both absolutely wonderful to work with and I wish them the very best!


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