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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Liz & Ryan's Nashville Wedding Suite

One of my biggest bridal projects to date was for Liz and Ryan Thompson. Liz wanted her out of town guests to really relish in all that Nashville had to offer. Most of her guests were traveling into the city for her festivities, so she wanted to present the Nashville she loved to them in an elegant way. With inspiration from her church's beautiful pastels, her bridesmaids wore soft blush that matched all of her paper pieces. The blush paper color we used is so stunning, with a little hint of shimmer. For her invitations, I adhered a cream invitation printed with a dark grey onto one side. On the other side was a little pocket that held a card with information on Accommodations as well as an RSVP postcard that guests could easily send back to Liz. I loved the presentation of this and had been wanting to do an invitation in this manner for a long time!

Liz wanted to brand her wedding pieces with the same look so I created a series of different graphics to use: 1) A stylized sketch of the Nashville skyline 2) A pretty anemone flower with a vine 3) A simple T monogram encased in an oval. We used these in different places across the board, tied together with a signature font she loved. 

For her wedding day pieces, Liz ingeniously marked her guests' tables and seating chart not by numbers, but by places that meant something to her and her new hubby. Guests could read why those places were special and see a sweet picture of the couple there. 

Liz and Ryan sent guests home with Nashville's signature 100 year old treat, the Goo-Goo cluster. I made a fun sign for the favor table for those, as well as little cards for the different cake flavors (cinnamon red velvet makes me want a piece right now!) and a menu for the bar. The bride and groom each suggested their favorite drink and also offered local beers from Yazoo.

I loved doing so much for this wedding-a complete branding of a wedding like this is a dream for me! Creating something custom to reflect a couple's story is the best sort of design. 

Photo Credit: B&B Portraits

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