Featured Wedding: Congratulations to Heather & Kris

I had the honor of working with Heather and Kris on their wedding invitations and paper goods!  They were married on November 17th at the Greek Orthodox Church in Lansing.  The reception was held at the University Club of MSU.    Many thanks to Jenny Stevenson Photography for sharing these photos!   Jenny was the lucky photographer to capture all the special moments at the wedding of Heather and Kris.

To announce and allow the reservation of their wedding date on November 17th by invited guests, Heather and Kris selected a darling Save-a-Date design in an apple green and purple. This was a Kate Sumner design.  We changed up the damask border to bright apple green (far right card) and the envelope liner was a fun polka-dot design incorporating green apple and purple!   The size of this Save-a-Date gave us plenty of room to list all necessary Accommodation information for guests.   Providing this information on a Save-A-Date is a thoughtful way for brides to allow their guests plenty of time to plan ahead.

Heather and Kris wanted a unique invitation incorporating their colors of purple, sage green and silver.  Occasions  customized  a beautiful, calligraphy and silk screen invitation  from Lemon Tree.     The process for designing this invitation involved the calligraphy of the invitation wording itself and all the enclosure cards where calligraphy would be highlighted.  Then, after the approval of the calligraphy piece, the invitation moved onto to the next process that involved silk screening.  Silk screening involves the  making of a stencil from, in this case,  the calligraphy design.  The design is imposed on a screen of fine mesh with the blank areas coated with an impermeable substance.  Ink is forced through the mesh openings using a squeege and onto the printing surface.

The bottom layer of the invitation is a heavy eggshell paper and the actual silk screened invitation was created on a Violet Star Dream paper.  The invitation was embellished with an ivory satin ribbon.  The envelope liner is a damask pattern printed in purple and the damask design was duplicated on the enclosure cards in a soft warm sage green background with eggplant ink for the copy.   (Invitation photo’s are compliments of Jenny Stevenson Photography)

Love, love the small Accommodation card.  This was inserted into a small envelope.  Now, I just can’t stand a naked envelope, so I visited calligrapher, Kathryn Darnell, in East Lansing.   The size of the little envelope was such that it would be too small to print on a print press.   So, as a gift to the bride to be, I asked Kathryn to calligraphy in a like font as the invitation calligraphy, the outside of the small envelope to make it pop.  It turned out simply adorable! Kathryn is someone I refer many of my clients to who want to have their invitations hand addressed in calligraphy.  I must say, Kathryn does beautiful work!

Occasions was pleased to also provide the menus, table cards, seating scrolls and signage for the wedding ceremony site and reception.

Occasions thanks Jennifer Stevenson for sharing these photos of our paper goods for Heather & Kris’s wedding.  You can visit Jennifer’s website  and visit her Facebook page for her information.