Monthly Archives: March 2017

CHANEL & MITCHELL | 19 MARCH 2016

22 March 2017

Happy 1-year anniversary going out to Chanel & Mitchell!

I had met Chanel & Mitchell at a wedding expo. While chatting with them, they mentioned that they had already gone through a traditional Hmong wedding. They were at the wedding expo for the planning process of a more modern westernized celebration. While the Hmong ceremony was meaningful and heartwarming, they wanted to take a step away from this tradition and incorporate their own character into the upcoming celebration.

I’ll never forget the voice message I received from Mitchell the morning that we had our initial consultation scheduled. It went something along the line of “Kathy? Umm, hi, this is Mitchell. Chanel & I have an appointment with you this morning. Unfortunately, we’re not able to make our appointment. Chanel’s water broke and we’re at the hospital. I’m so sorry that we need to reschedule.” It was touching that Mitchell was so apologetic. Seriously! You’re about to have a baby! No need to apologize! They were graced with a beautiful baby boy, Oliver.

The love that they have for each other and for baby O, helped during those first few sleepless weeks and adjustments. This was very apparent when we did finally meet about a month later to discuss their thoughts and desires for their Americanized wedding.

This super fun and whimsical stationery suite fit the bill! The invitation, a 5-panel accordion fold, told their story in an entertaining way, with fun illustrations showing their love for each other. The illustrations, captions, and typography all portrayed their own sense of humor. This design was carried onto their ceremony program – I love that Mitchell was a good sport by letting Chanel tell their guests that she typically takes the upper hand with games they play.

It was an honor that the judges of the 2017 American Advertising Federation show awarded this stationery suite a Silver ADDY award.

Are you looking for something nontraditional that speaks to your personality? I would love to help you out! Get in touch via my contact form here.

Ceremony & Reception: Monona Terrace
Rings: Kessler’s Diamonds
Photography: TPLOR Graphics
Bridal Gown: Brandi’s Bridal Galleria
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Makeup Stylist: Pa Xiong
Cake: HyVee
Florist: Blooms by Brandi
Videography: Kou Moua Photography

 

Chanel & Mitchell. Photography by TPLOR Graphics.

Wedding invitation. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Wedding stationery suite: invitation, response card, ceremony program. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Wedding stationery suite: invitation, response card, ceremony program. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Wedding invitation. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design. Stationery photography by TPLOR Graphics.

STYLIZED WEDDING SHOOT | WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE 2017

8 March 2017

You know, Madison has some really, really great wedding professionals. I was fortunate enough to collaborate in this Chic Amour Wedding Scape for the 2017 Wedding Planner and Guide. So fun to mix marble with metallic! When pairing gold, copper, and marble with shades of blush pink, peach, and grey, you get a pretty awesome looking décor and design.

Keeping it a subtle accent in the paper goods and cake, marble takes on a contemporary design element. The shades of blush pink, peach, and grey maintain that soft, yet romantic feel. Charlie’s on Main was the perfect backdrop, with their light and airy atmosphere.

So fun that BRIDES Magazine, a leading national wedding source, picked up elements of this wedding scapes for support elements to their online article highlighting marble as a wedding detail! Check out the write-up for yourself here on BRIDES.

Concept Design & Styling: The Darling Wedding Co.
Photography: Krakora Studios
Wedding Cake & Cupcakes: Gigi’s Cupcakes
Floral: Sweet Pea Floral
Venue Location: Charlie’s On Main
Rentals: A La Crate * Vintage Rentals and Event Essentials

Overall table scape and environment. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Overall table scape and environment. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Highlight of all components: marble cake, invitation suite, soft floral elements on the table and wall hangings, linens, place settings, and furniture rentals. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Highlight of all components: marble cake, invitation suite, soft floral elements on the table and wall hangings, linens, place settings, and furniture rentals. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Invitation suite: matte grey envelopes lined with antique metallic gold, invitation printed on marble and backup with a soft matte peach stock, response card on blush pink; table number using the metallic copper, matte gray and marble; and geometric place cards incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Invitation suite: matte grey envelopes lined with antique metallic gold, invitation printed on marble and backup with a soft matte peach stock, response card on blush pink; table number using the metallic copper, matte gray and marble; and geometric place cards incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Invitation suite: matte grey envelopes lined with antique metallic gold, invitation printed on marble and backup with a soft matte peach stock, response card on blush pink; table number using the metallic copper, matte gray and marble; and geometric place cards incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Invitation suite: matte grey envelopes lined with antique metallic gold, invitation printed on marble and backup with a soft matte peach stock, response card on blush pink; table number using the metallic copper, matte gray and marble; and geometric place cards incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Invitation suite: matte grey envelopes lined with antique metallic gold, invitation printed on marble and backup with a soft matte peach stock, response card on blush pink; table number using the metallic copper, matte gray and marble; and geometric place cards incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Invitation suite: matte grey envelopes lined with antique metallic gold, invitation printed on marble and backup with a soft matte peach stock, response card on blush pink; table number using the metallic copper, matte gray and marble; and geometric place cards incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Modern square-shaped marble cake — love that the floral elements are intermixed in the cake layers and not just laid on the top tier. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Modern square-shaped marble cake — love that the floral elements are intermixed in the cake layers and not just laid on the top tier. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Always important! Save room for dessert! Photography by Krakora Studios.

Always important! Save room for dessert! Photography by Krakora Studios.

Dinner menu on matte peach and the geometric place card incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Dinner menu on matte peach and the geometric place card incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Table number incorporating metallic copper, matte gray and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Table number incorporating metallic copper, matte gray and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Geometric place card incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Geometric place card incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Fun angle of the geometric place card incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Fun angle of the geometric place card incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Table scape incorporating dinner menus, geometric place cards, and table numbers. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Table scape incorporating dinner menus, geometric place cards, and table numbers. Photography by Krakora Studios.

AMANDA & CORY | 05 MARCH 2016

5 March 2017

Happy 1 year anniversary to Amanda & Cory! So, after a year of marriage, can you still call yourself newly weds? I think so!

Amanda & Cory wanted to highlight their wedding colors (which coincidentally are University of Wisconsin – Madison’s badger red!). They also wanted to give their guests a peak at their planned décor – the bare branches.

Their invitation suite incorporated both the color red and the branches via lasercut. Love how this turned out. The simple cover of the invitation invited their guests to take a peak inside.

Hope you are celebrating in style this weekend!

wedding invitation, lasercut, branches, Sugar Pear Design, red

Lasercut wedding invitation. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

wedding invitation, lasercut, branches, Sugar Pear Design, red

Lasercut wedding invitation. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

wedding invitation, lasercut, branches, Sugar Pear Design, red

Lasercut wedding invitation. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

wedding invitation, lasercut, branches, Sugar Pear Design, red

Lasercut wedding invitation. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

wedding invitation, lasercut, branches, Sugar Pear Design, red

Lasercut wedding invitation. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Adam Shea was kind enough to share this photo that he took on location at the ceremony. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design. Photography by Adam Shea Photography.

Adam Shea was kind enough to share this photo that he took on location at the ceremony. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design. Photography by Adam Shea Photography.