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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wedding Invitations: Morgan Neese & Matt Baker

In 2004, when I was a freshman at Union University, I met a wonderful friend in Morgan Neese. We went through recruitment together, and I had seen her before though had never met her since we were cheerleaders at rivaling high schools. It wasn't until we opened our cards on Bid Day and began the run to the Chi Omega house that I really got to know Morgan. Sorority sisters and great friends, I am grateful to have met her and spent so many fun moments with her in college. Once you get in the "real world" it is harder to keep up with friends that were so dear for a long time, but I have been able to keep in touch with Morgan and know that she will be a lifelong friend. I'm lucky to have gotten to work with her on wedding invitations because I love the aesthetic of her wedding, very elegant, rustic and vintage. Her soft colors of grey, pale pink and cream are so beautiful. I can't wait to see how the wedding turns out (future post!).
I think an invitation is an important precursor to the wedding and reception because that is the first "look" of the wedding that guests will see. The days of elegant white invitations with script are gone and thankfully are more creative but just as elegant and unique to the couple.
With Morgan and Matt's invitation, I created an elegant look with a vintage touch. I wanted it to be timeless and romantic. Morgan chose a rectangular grey pocket fold and placed it inside a cream envelope for safer keeping. The inside featured the wedding invitation on the main panel with their overlapping double "M" monogram and a subtle "B" behind it. Their wedding date of September 10, 2011 is unique to be 9-10-11 so I anchored the design at the bottom with the date in the same pale pink of the border so that it blended in. I matched the grey ink to the pocket fold, which has a softer feel than black would. The pocket contained three cards: a long and skinny detailed directions card, an R.S.V.P. postcard of the same width and a a smaller Registry card. Each card fit together to create a pattern, yet were different when the guest pulled it out of the pocket.
Congratulations, Morgan and Matt! I can't wait to celebrate with you in September!
*Couple's photo courtesy of Starla Photography.

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