Over the Fourth of July holiday, Ellen and Jacob tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony at Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport, Missouri. Guests (including Michael and I) joined the couple on the bluff top to witness their vows and dance the night away under the bistro lights and festive fireworks, all captured by LoveTreeStudios.
Designing this bright and colorful letterpress wedding invitation suite was especially meaningful to me as the bride and I were roommates for ten years. From sorority sisters to bridesmaids in each other’s weddings, our friendship runs deep and I was so excited to be a part of their wedding day.
The coral-ink letterpress invitation featured spot calligraphy from Write by Mike and was printed on luxurious, double-thick Mohawk Superfine paper while the response card, details, and rehearsal dinner card coordinated with a deep, rich green.
But, I think the map on the details card was my favorite piece…with a drawing of the Katy Trail joining both Ellen and Jacob’s hometowns, their current home in Columbia, and running along the base of the bluff where they became husband and wife. Truly personal details that I can incorporate into wedding invitations make me giddy!
Since the bride is so crafty and loves to create as well, I designed and she stamped the return address on both of the envelopes, lined the envelopes in this adorable floral print and tied the suite with a yellow, herringbone ribbon.
Come wedding day, the details were perfectly coordinated. A fan program tied with a green, herringbone ribbon were given to guests as they entered the ceremony and hanging banners showed guests to their seats as they entered the reception. The seating chart and menu were both designed as banners by me, then printed as a custom fabric by Spoonflower. They looked perfect hanging from the wood beams in the candlelit room that was adorned with oodles and oodles of gorgeous flowers, all designed by a friend of the brides (and mine) who worked tirelessly to create all this gorgeousness (plus the bouquets)!
Venue: Les Bourgeois Vineyards // Photography: LoveTree Studios // Invitations: Courtney Callahan Paper //
Flowers: Friend of the Bride // Makeup: Makeup by SHE