Giving your wedding a unified feel starts long before the march down the aisle, it starts with your wedding stationary. Save the dates and invitations can help you set the tone, letting your guests get a little sneak peak into what the day will be like.
Melinda Morris of Lion in the Sun in Brooklyn walks us through how wedding stationary can set the feel for your wedding, by showing us her work from one wedding a year ago. Think of it as a Featured Wedding, only with stationary!
Sarah Kagan and Jason Brenner were married on July 3, 2009 over the Fourth of July weekend at Bedell Cellars, a gorgeous vineyard on the north fork of Long Island.
Their vision – elegant, fun and home spun. The bride and groom’s planning inspiration came from the abundant local food and wine and the relaxed Victorian beachy atmosphere of the area.
Guests saw their first glimpse of Sarah and Jason’s wedding when their Save the Date announcements
arrived in the mail. An image of a large maple tree, much like the one they were married under, adorned the cards. The wedding invitations were letterpressed with a flower vine to loosely evoke the vineyard backdrop of their wedding venue. The seating cards, menus and programs utilized the same elements to give a cohesive look to the big day. The placecards were put into herb plants and included recipes from the bride’s personal collection for guests to take home and use with the herbs.
The reception was held in on the winery’s covered porch, with large Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling. Big wine barrels, a cherry red vintage pickup truck, grapevines as far as the eye could see, wild flowers, seersuckers and an overflowing buffet of locally sourced delicacies were greeted with delight from the guests in attendance.
Invitations, program, placecards: Lion in the Sun
Ceremony and Reception Location: Bedell Cellars
, vineyard on the north fork of Long Island
Photography: Craig Paulson
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