Destination Wedding Inspiration: Aruba

Wow its been some time since I’ve blogged! Hurricane Sandy hit pretty hard in our area and we were left without power for about a week. Although having no power for a week seemed like an eternity, we were very very lucky to have no damage to our home and everyone is safe. Now that things have calmed down, gas lines are back to normal, and power is restored for 99% of our area, I’m jumping into full swing with some exciting projects ahead!

One exciting project I am working on is a booklet invitation for my bride Karen who is having a destination wedding in Aruba! We’re just about wrapping up with the final design but in the meantime, here is a little wedding destination inspiration I pulled together and a sneak peak of her designs!

Purple and Green Rose Wedding Invitations: Hot off the Press

My bride Cassandra came across my very own save the dates and instantly feel in love with the color combination and style. Cassandra is getting married at the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte North Carolina and really wanted to have a modern feel to her invites but with a hint of traditional. I encounter couples with two separate styles quite often and although it can be challenging, the outcome can be quite stunning. Cassandra also wanted to play a little bit off her fiance’s last name “Rose” and wanted to incorporate a rose motif in her suite. We ended up accenting her purple envelopes with custom designed envelope liners that coordinated with her overall design. I always recommend envelope accents. Its that little extra surprise when your guests open up your invitation. Congratulations to the future Mr. & Mrs. Rose!

Conch Shell Save the Dates: Hot off the Press

These lovely Conch Shell Save the Dates are hot off the press! My lovely bride Nina lives in Florida and since I will be down there, we are going to meet up and chat a little more about her wedding invitations! Nina wanted to include a photo magnet with her Save the Dates but wanted to do something a little extra instead of sending a magnet by itself. We came up with a design printed on ivory cardstock and a detached photo magnet on the bottom. Because Nina is getting married in Marco Island, Florida, she wanted to include a small hand drawn conch shell in her invitation suite.