The secret ingredient is always love!
Today’s couples are about personalization and experiences. Crystal and Joey love cooking, so we created the kitchen herb garden being a sense of storytelling to this styled shoot. With various shades of green to reflect the colors found in home garden herbs, a pop of femininity with blush, mauves and a statement blue (which happens to be the Pantone of 2020) which balances it with a masculine tone. A modern, delicate and romantic aesthetic featuring multiple varieties of herbs and plant life with a soft balance of color and tactile textures help provide a feeling of life and love.
Dream Team of Designers:
Photographer: Allison Davis Photography
Stationery: Love Notes Stationery
Calligraphy: The Lettered J
Florist: Heather Palenscar Designs
Coordinator: Southern House Events + Weddings
Venue: La Jolla Woman’s Club
Rentals: More Rentals
Favors: Perfectly Salty
Signage: Janet Morrin Designs
Modern invitation suite with
trendy copper calligraphy
The Desert Nuptials stationery was a creation of novelty. The look for the shoot was a “copper, black and masculine with a specific detail of a guinea feather”. The inspiration got started with a piece of copper piping and a guinea feather! Then Dulce Muse Designs took the copper pipe to a specialty paper store and picked out a deep black envelope with sleek lines, an envelope liner made of copper painted linen paper and a suede black string to tie it all together. Their process is details first, as it’s where they get their inspo. Lastly, they matched the masculine sleek and “Palm Springs” type font to the copper color. They didn’t want this invitation suite to be an envelope filled with lots of feathers, but to be subtle. Their in-house graphic designer added a guinea feather graphic detail to the invite and carried the theme throughout on a high quality white paper thicker than most suites. They hand mix their ink so that their calligraphy stands out. We just love with the copper on black look!
For the menu, a long horizontal menu vs the more traditional vertical menu was featured. Dulce Muse Designs try to make each creation stand out on its own so that their clients always have a one of kind art piece as a part of their special day. The menu laid beautifully across the masculine sleek plates. Each place setting was complete with an escort card which had a hand glued small feather on to tie in the “lets flock together forever” theme.
Paper Goods: Dulce Muse Designs
Planner and Designer: Winner Circle Events
Photography: Honey Photographs
Venue, Catering/ Signature Drinks: La Quinta Resort & Club
Signage: Janet Morrin Designs
Rentals: Modern Relics
Tabletop Rentals: Catalog Atelier Rentals
Linens: Anar Party Rentals
From our You Can Bet on Love styled shoot.
The venue itself, The Del Mar Race Track, provided the inspiration for a horse racing theme styled shoot. The color inspiration came from the 2017 Breeder’s Cup Logo at Del Mar, who hosted the prestigious race in 2017. The colors worked perfectly since it matched the colors of Del Mar and were ideal for a wedding shoot. Del Mar is known for “where the turf meets the surf” and the colors were a quintessential match for the surf and sun as well.
Stationery/ Invitations: Take Note! Creations
Photographer: WASIO Photography
Coordinator: Winner Circle Events
Venue: Del Mar Race Track
Remember to take the time to find the right save the date card because they can set the tone for your upcoming wedding.
Invitation: Paper Scissors Print
Photographer: Paul Barnett Photography
Save the Dates – You need to give guests advance notice about your upcoming wedding. Consider photo save the dates, magnets, scrolls and other non-traditional announcement cards.
Invitations – Typically the heart of your stationery needs, invitations they can be as formal or as casual as you’d like, the sky’s the limit for creativity.
Don’t forget to include the following wedding details on the invitation: names, event date and location.
- Invitation with Envelope – “Think of the envelope as the gift wrap to your invitation,” says Chazen, who recommends dressing up the envelope with a printed return address, guest addressing and motif, as well as colored envelope and envelope liner.
- Reply or RSVP Card – Guests send these (usually) small cards back to you to let you know if they’ll be attending the wedding.
The cards help you keep track of your guest list so be sure to provide postage for your guests to send you the reply card.
- Social Event Invitations – “There are so many things to celebrate during your engagement,” says Chazen.
You may also need invitations (and perhaps other stationery like menu cards and thank you notes) for pre-wedding events like the engagement party, bridal showers and the rehearsal dinner.
- Reception Cards – These cards are often sent with your invitation to show the reception time and location.
“If reception is at the same place as the wedding ceremony, you will not need a reception card,” Chazen, noting, “On the invitation, you can put at the bottom ‘Reception to follow’ or ‘Reception immediately following.’”
- Accommodations Card – This item lists hotel options and group rate information for non-locals who are planning their visit for your wedding.
- Wedding Program – Programs typically outline what’s included in the ceremony and will list the names and roles of wedding party members and ceremony participants.
- Table Number Cards – Displayed on dinner tables at the reception, table number cards help wedding guests find their table and can also help event staff and your planner keep track of everyone.
- Place Cards – Just as they sound, place cards let guests know which table they’re seated at for the reception.
- Menu Card – Many couples display menu cards at the reception to detail the different food courses including salad, the entrée and desserts. You can choose whether to have a few cards on each table or to place one at each guest’s place setting.
- Thank You Notes – Etiquette dictates you send thank you notes within six weeks of receiving any gift, order early so you have them when you need them.