Thursday, September 9, 2010

Michaela's Wedding

You've followed me as I've chronicled Michaela's wedding, from her bridal shower invitations, to her wedding invitations and now I'm so excited to share the stationery from her stunning wedding this past June in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Starting with the bags that every guest received upon arrival to the hotel. We created a monogrammed sticker and a simple note, welcoming everyone to Saratoga Springs. You'll see the M&J monogram incorporated through the rest of the stationery. I always try to maintain a level of consistency throughout, it essentially "brands" your wedding and makes it that more special and memorable.

The hotel bag contained tasty treats from Michaela and Joe's respective hometowns: Philadelphia and Saratoga.

Michaela found these awesome bird cages from one of my favorite online stores, Save on Crafts.
They were also a complete bargain for 2 for $30, so she decided to use them for her guest table.

We created signs for the cages which were mounted using the same purple ribbon from the invitation belly bands. We also made matching stationery so guests could write a note to the newlyweds. I love this idea because it's much more personal than a signature in a guest book. The notes will be a cherished keepsake from the wedding.

Moving on to the reception... first of all, how stunning is the ballroom? The reception was held at the Canfield Casino right in the heart of Saratoga. The historic casino was an absolutely gorgeous location for the wedding.

The head table's menus were also the seating cards. I love the quirky titles that Michaela and Joe put on their menus.

The wedding favor was a deck of cards, fitting with the casino location. We created a fancier version of the monogram that covered the front of the package.

Guests were seated at round tables surrounding the head table. I absolutely loved the yellow and gold color scheme. And I always love a menu tucked neatly into a napkin.

Michaela made these cute chair covers to incorporate more yellows into the color scheme. It also created a layer of texture. This is a great idea because it isn't too fussy and bows are not required. It's was a simple and elegant way to differentiate the head table chairs.

Flowers were another huge element in the decor and I loved the different mix of fresh cut and potted plants. Since the ballroom ceilings were so high, the height and textures of the flowers were a dynamic part in bringing the entire room together.

No detail was overlooked and the memorable day went flawlessly. Michaela and Joe, thank you for letting me be a part of your gorgeous wedding!

Most photographs by Michaela & Joe's wedding photojournalist,
Mitch Wojnarowicz. If you'd like to see more photos, visit their online wedding slideshow.


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