Category Archives: Sugar Pear Design

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAYDEN | JUNE 2016

4 May 2017

When your son is into LEGOs®, I mean REALLY into LEGOs, it is kind of a must to have a LEGO themed birthday party. And, when your son is really into Star Wars, it is also a must to have a Star Wars themed party.

But when your son is into both LEGOs and Star Wars, it is definitely a must to combine the two.

Each boy was given a LEGO Star Wars figurine along with the invitation. Naturally the party was held at the local Bricks & Minifigs and was filled with fun building activities and eating. The boys left the party with their own lightsaber and a smile on their face, especially the birthday boy!

Today was only fitting that I put this post up – May the Forth be with you! (ha ha – get it? Today is May 4th. Forth be with you – Force be with you).

Venue: Bricks & Minifigs

Do you need invitations for events other then weddings? I can help you! Get in touch via my contact form here.

Birthday Invitation Suite
Favor tags, invitation, water bottle label, food IDs
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Lightsaber Favor & LEGO® figurines
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Lightsaber Favor & LEGO® Yoda
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Luke Sky “Water” water bottle labels
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Party food
Cheese & cracker “Tie Fighters”, sausage “Pizza the Hut”, “Darth Cheddars” Cheez-It, “Hans Rolos”, “Vader Veggies” and fruit “Obi-wan Kabob-ies”
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

 

JANELLE & RYAN | 07 JANUARY 2017

26 April 2017

In my last post (yes, it seems like eons to me too!), I showcased the first of 3 ADDYs that I received at the 2017 American Advertising Federation show. This post will showcase a second winner.

Janelle & Ryan met on eHarmony, an online dating community. They had dated for 5 years, some of the time not even living in the same city. The long distance didn’t put a damper on their relationship, and in fact, made it stronger.

It was on a trip to Savannah, Georgia that Ryan proposed to Janelle in front of the Forsyth Park Fountain in the historic district. It was a total surprise to Janelle! Luckily, Ryan was sly enough to ask a complete stranger to take a few pictures to capture the moment.

The fountain became our inspiration for the save-the-dates and the rest of their wedding stationery suite. Since family is a big focal point in their relationship, they naturally wished they could share the engagement proposal with them. Queue in the save-the-dates!

Instead of just incorporating the photos in a collage orientation on the save-the-dates, we wanted to heighten the suspense for their guests when opening the save-the-dates. A small 2.75×2.75 inch envelope that held the photos was adhered to the save-the-date. The “Actual Moment” unfolds in a picture-book fashion.

The fountain imagery along with the navy, steel blue, cranberry and rose-gold color palette continued onto their wedding invitations and their day-of elements.

Engagement location: Forsyth Park
Ceremony: Bethel Lutheran Church
Reception: The Edgewater
Photographer: Errin Hiltbrand Photography

For more great images, please check out Errin’s blog post here.

Are you looking for wedding stationery pieces that tell your story? I would love to help you out! Get in touch via my contact form here.

Janelle & Ryan
©2017 Errin Hiltbrand Photography

Wedding Stationery Suite
Save-the-dates: progressive details
©2017 Sugar Pear Design

Wedding Stationery Suite
Wedding invitation, dinner menu/program, table number, escort cards
©2017 Sugar Pear Design

Wedding Stationery Suite
Wedding invitation, dinner menu/program, table number, escort cards
©2017 Sugar Pear Design

 

 

 

Wedding Stationery Suite
Save-the-dates
©2017 Sugar Pear Design

Wedding Stationery Suite
Save-the-dates – Detail
©2017 Sugar Pear Design

Wedding Stationery Suite
Save-the-dates
©2017 Sugar Pear Design

Wedding Stationery Suite
Client thank you message
©2017 Sugar Pear Design

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!

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Lasercut wedding invitation. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

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

Lasercut wedding invitation. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

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Lasercut wedding invitation. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

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Lasercut wedding invitation. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

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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.

COZY CHRISTMAS WEDDING STYLED SHOOT | WINTER 2016

26 December 2016

Christmas IS the most wonderful time of the year! It’s full of family and love. What a perfect time of year for a  (stylized) Christmas wedding!

How fun was it to work with Fiorella of Neira Event Group and Mikayla from Chula Vista Resort on this cozy Christmas wedding styled shoot. Oh gosh! The final images and video gave me chills! Warm-my-heart kind of chills. From the obvious love between the two grooms (grooms in real life!); to the iconic Christmas elements of reds, golds, and plaids; to the glowing of the candles, fireplace, and lights; to, of course my favorite – a fluffy pooch! 

The editors of Equally Wed, a modern wedding resource exclusively dedicated to LGBTQ couples, also found this shoot to be especially inspiring and featured it on their website. See the story here for yourself!

I help contribute to this shoot by supplying the wedding invitation suite, ceremony programs, escort cards and wedding favors. I wanted this stationery suite to symbolize the Christmas spirit, and to be a warm invitation for the two grooms-to-be. Yet, I wanted to step it up a notch and incorporated red foil printing. Love how they turned out!

Here are some of my favorite images – captured by the talented Peer Canvas.

Photographer and Videographer: Peer Canvas
Location: Chula Vista Resort
Event planner: Neira Event Group
Attire: Nedrebo’s Formal Wear
Wedding Cake: Taylor’s Cakes
Stationery: Sugar Pear Design

See the video here!

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Wedding invitation and ceremony program; printed with foil. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design. Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Wedding invitation and ceremony program; printed with foil. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design. Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Wedding invitation; printed with foil. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design. Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Wedding favors; printed with foil. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design. Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Wedding favors; printed with foil. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design. Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

Escort hangtag cards, dinner menu, foil, Sugar Pear Design, winter wedding, Christmas wedding, hot coco

Hot coco escort hangtag cards, dinner menu printed with foil. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design. Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding, LGBT wedding, love is love

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding, LGBT wedding, love is love

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Hot coco escort hangtag cards. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design. Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Table scape including hot coco escort hangtag cards, dinner menu with foil, wedding favors. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design. Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Hot coco escort hangtag cards. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design. Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Winter wedding table scape including hot coco escort hangtag cards, dinner menu with foil, wedding favors. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design. Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

 

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding, LGBT wedding, love is love

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

winter wedding, Christmas wedding, LGBT wedding, love is love

Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

STEPHANIE & KURT | 01 MAY 2015 || Custom Wedding Invitations; Madison, Wisconsin

4 February 2016

Engaged on 4-1-14 and married on 5-1-15, Stephanie & Kurt came to us looking for a very traditional and classic invitation suite. Nothing flashy, yet simple and classic. I think we got it! The newly remodeled Edgewater Hotel was a perfect location for this Friday evening celebration.

Stephanie & Kurt. ©2015 S. Photography & Styling

Stephanie & Kurt. ©2015 S. Photography & Styling

 

 

 

Wedding Stationery Suite: invitation, ceremony program, table numbers, escort cards. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design. (stationery photography by Twig & Olive Photography)

Wedding Stationery Suite: invitation, ceremony program, table numbers, escort cards. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design. (stationery photography by Twig & Olive Photography)

Wedding Invitation. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design. (stationery photography by Twig & Olive Photography)

Wedding Invitation. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design. (stationery photography by Twig & Olive Photography)

Ceremony program.  ©2015 Sugar Pear Design. (stationery photography by Twig & Olive Photography)

Ceremony program. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design. (stationery photography by Twig & Olive Photography)

Table numbers.  ©2015 Sugar Pear Design. (stationery photography by Twig & Olive Photography)

Table numbers. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design. (stationery photography by Twig & Olive Photography)

Table numbers. ©2015 S. Photography & Styling

Table numbers. ©2015 S. Photography & Styling

Escort cards.  ©2015 Sugar Pear Design. (stationery photography by Twig & Olive Photography)

Escort cards. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design. (stationery photography by Twig & Olive Photography)

Escort cards. ©2015 S. Photography & Styling

Escort cards. ©2015 S. Photography & Styling

Save-the-date.  ©2015 Sugar Pear Design. (stationery photography by Twig & Olive Photography)

Save-the-date. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design. (stationery photography by Twig & Olive Photography)

Ceremony & Reception: The Edgewater Hotel
Officiant: Ceremonies by Design
Wedding/Engagement Rings: BR Diamond Suite
Photographer: S. Photography & Styling
Wedding Party Apparel: Brandi’s Bridal Galleria, Etc. and Men’s Wearhouse
Hair/Make-up Styling: Vogue Hair Designs
Cake/Confections: Hyvee
Florist: Hyvee
Music/Entertainment: Juke Box Bandstand
Event Planner/Coordinator: Top Shelf Wedding & Events

MOLLIE & NICHOLAS | 23 JANUARY 2016 || Winter Wonderland Wedding, Custom Wedding Invitations; letterpress printed, Princeton, Massachusetts

23 January 2016

WINTER WALTZ
The wind lifted me
Up into the trees
Where I danced
To the rhythm
Of the evergreen
Swaying to
The tune of the
Northern breeze
Frozen in
Timeless melody.
– Christy Ann Martine

It may be cold and snowy outside, but it’s always cozy for a winter wedding! Both Mollie & Nicholas love winter, so a winter wedding was a must! After all, Nicholas proposed on a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride in December of 2014. The path on which they took was covered with snow and softly lit with old light poles. When chatting with Mollie & Nicholas during their initial design consultation, they mentioned that they wanted their invitation to capture the winter warmth that they experienced on that sleigh ride. The invitation’s gatefold mirrored their sleigh ride and opened up to reveal the invitation itself, letterpress printed in navy. Wanting that New England charm, Harrington Farm offers a picture-perfect setting. The illustrations throughout the suite reflect that of their venue as well as of the season. 

Ceremony and reception venue: Harrington Farm, Princeton, Massachusetts

Photography: Brittany Adams Photography

 

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, response card, accommodation care; letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, response card, accommodation enclosure; letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

 

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: invitation - detailed; letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: invitation – detailed; letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: invitation - details, letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: invitation – details, letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: accommodation enclosure - detailed; letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: accommodation enclosure – detailed; letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: response card - detailed; letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: response card – detailed; letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

 

STEFANIE & MICHAEL | 28 MARCH 2015 || Custom Wedding Invitations; silk box invitations, Madison, Wisconsin

15 May 2015

Eleven weeks. Yes, from start to finish, we were able to pull off this unbelievable wedding stationery suite in eleven short (and very quick) weeks—AND we were on vacation for two of those!!

ShoesStefanie & Michael frequent Paris often and wanted that to be a source of inspiration for their wedding. Romantic, elegant, old-world, golds, detailed. Stefanie’s fantastic shoes were also a great source of inspiration. We couldn’t pass up on the incredible detailing on her shoes.

Each of their invitations were sent out in a box. Upon opening the shipping box, invited guests were presented with a Thai silk invitation box wrapped beautifully with a thick ivory satin ribbon. Inside housed the main invitation printed on metallic paper stock in golds and dark grey along with the necessary enclosures.

Shipping box and Thai silk invitation box with satin ribbon. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Shipping box and Thai silk invitation box with satin ribbon. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Shipping box and Thai silk invitation box with satin ribbon. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Shipping box and Thai silk invitation box with satin ribbon. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

 

 

Wedding invitation (notice the detailing, which was inspired from Stefanie's shoes). ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Wedding invitation (notice the detailing, which was inspired from Stefanie’s shoes). ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Wedding invitation suite: Thai silk invitation box, satin ribbon, invitation, accommodation enclosure, rehearsal dinner invitation, response. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Wedding invitation suite: Thai silk invitation box, satin ribbon, invitation, accommodation enclosure, rehearsal dinner invitation, response. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Wedding invitation (notice the detailing, which was inspired from Stefanie's shoes). ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Wedding invitation (notice the detailing, which was inspired from Stefanie’s shoes). ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

 

Stefanie & Michael’s day-of pieces followed with the same look and feel making one cohesive look. Starting the day out with ceremony programs and tags for the flower petal toss bags.

Ceremony programs. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Ceremony programs. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Ceremony programs. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Ceremony programs. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design



Personalized menus greeted their guests at dinner by starting the meal off with Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne. Stefanie and Michael each had their own signature drink: Lemon Drop Martini for Stefanie and Brandy Old Fashion Sour for Michael. (Which to choose?!)

Personalized dinner menus. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Personalized dinner menus. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

And the desserts! Oh my! Wedding cake (2 flavors), Eiffel Tower sugar cookies (of course!), cupcakes (4 yummy flavors), and chocolate covered strawberries. Even Stefanie admits that they might have gone overboard with the desserts. But I think not! You can never have enough dessert!

Reception signage: Signature drink, head table, dessert and table numbers. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Reception signage: Signature drink, head table, dessert and table numbers. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Lastly, to bring the design elements full circle, thank you notecards. Which I’m sure were written after their honeymoon in St. Thomas!

Thank you notecards. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Thank you notecards. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design

Although many long hours were put into this project, it was a true honor to be apart of their special day. Many happy years to you both!

Ceremony: Lutheran Church of the Living Christ
Reception: Fresco Restaurant (dinner) and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (dance)
Photographer: Azena Photography
Bridal Apparel (ceremony and reception dresses): Vera’s House of Bridals
Cake/Confections: Craig’s Cake Shop and Bloom Bake Shop
Ice Sculpture: Art Below Zero
Florist: daffodil*parker
Music: Juke Box Bandstand

JESSICA & ROBERT | 21 JUNE 2014 || custom wedding invitations; madison, wisconsin; letterpress

27 March 2015

Here is another one of my favorites from 2014. Jessica & Robert had such a quaint, intimate wedding this past summer.  They wanted a formal, “updated” traditional, and elegant wedding and celebration. The Gates of Heaven was the perfect location for their ceremony, followed by a brunch reception at The University Club on the university campus.  The University Club provided a yummy spread for brunch, which included Jessica’s favorite: Eggs Benedict and Robert’s favorite: Classic French Toast; as well as made-to-order omelettes, beef tenderloin, fire seared ham, and caprese salad not to mention two wedding cake options!

Jessica & Robert’s invitations also had a mix of formal, “updated” traditional, and elegant characterists. The formal and elegance was achieved from letterpress printing and clean design. The square shape, pebble-embossed pewter belly band and typography arrangement lend itself well to the “updated” attribute. This typography treatment, as well as a simple, elegant scroll was carried throughout the rest of their day-of stationery pieces to complete one cohesive look for their stationery suite.

Day-of pieces included maple syrup favors that doubled as escort cards to indicate which table each guest was assigned to, table numbers and menus. We worked with A la Crate Vintage Rentals to put together a number of reception signage that continued to follow this same design on the rentable chalkboards. The afternoon was filled with family and fun, with entertainment provided by Antics Flipbooks, which book cover also carried on the elegant and “updated” traditional look.

Thank you Jessica & Robert for letting us be apart of your special day!

Ceremony: Gates of Heaven
Officiant: Rev. James Engmann, Happily Ever After Wedding Officiants
Reception: The University Club
Photographer: Captured Moments Photography
Bridal Apparel: Brandi’s Bridal
Gentlemen Apparel: Nedrebo’s
Cake/Confections: Sweet Street Bakery
Florist: daffodil*parker
Music: Sophisticates of String Quartet
Entertainment: Antics Flipbooks
Rentals: A la Crate Vintage Rentals and Event Essentials
Videography (Ceremony): Moonstruck Media

Reception signage just outside The University Club. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Reception signage just outside The University Club. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed, detail shot. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed, detail shot. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed; maple syrup favor/escort cards, flipbook. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed; maple syrup favor/escort cards, flipbook. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Reception signage and maple syrup favors/escort cards. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Reception signage and maple syrup favors/escort cards. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Table number, maple syrup favor/escort card. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Table number, maple syrup favor/escort card. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Maple syrup favor/escort cards. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Maple syrup favor/escort cards. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

 

Maple syrup favors/escort cards. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Maple syrup favors/escort cards. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Brunch menu. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Brunch menu. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Maple syrup favor/escort card. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Maple syrup favor/escort card. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Table numbers. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Table numbers. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

SUGAR PEAR DESIGN WINS SILVER! 2015 AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS || CUSTOM WEDDING INVITATIONS; MADISON, WISCONSIN

2 March 2015

Sugar Pear Design won silver at this year’s American Advertising Awards that took place on February 20. We have been on vacation, and couldn’t wait to come back to share this news!

Many of the choices that Erin and Bryce made for their June 2014 wedding were very personal. For example, Erin’s dress was actually her mothers! For their wedding venue, they choose the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art to remember their first date, in the heart of downtown Madison.

Erin and Bryce wanted a very sleek, streamlined invitation. No fuss, please! Here’s the laser-cut invitation design that we came up with — which one the silver ADDY award!

Below you’ll find an image of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art as viewed from State Street, looking up toward the Capitol; the invitation suite that won the silver ADDY and candle wraps that mirror the look of the suite to be used throughout their dinner reception.

Congrats again Erin and Bryce!

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