Tag Archives: ADDY Award

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

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.

JENNIFER & JAMES | 31 OCTOBER 2015 || Custom Wedding Invitations; Madison, Wisconsin

14 April 2016

You know you’re invited to a super fun wedding, when the wedding itself is on Halloween. AND, this wedding is taking place at Electronic Theatre Controls, a company that manufactures and services lighting systems and accessories for theatre, film and television studios, and architectural spaces. I don’t think you can get a better location for a Halloween wedding!

Jennifer and James wanted their invitations to have that gothic and somewhat spooky feel to them, without the expected Halloween imagery. Printing metallic silver and copper on a charcoal grey definitely gave it that feel, yet formal enough for a wedding invitation. I carried out this design on their escort cards as well as signage for their large-scale beverage sign. 

Super proud that this invitation suite won a ADDY® award at the American Advertising Awards at the end of February. It won gold in the local level and earned it’s way to the district level.

George Street Photo & Video captured some great photos of how the space was transformed for Jennifer and James. Now, how cool this that!

Ceremony & Reception: Electronic Theatre Controls
Officiant: Friend of the couple
Rings: Chalmers JewelersTQ Diamonds
Photography: George Street Photo & Video
Hair/Make-up Styling: Studio 262
Catering: Blue Plate Catering
Florist: Nancy Titus & Becky Highland
Music/Entertainment: Music for You
Rentals: Event Essentials

 

Wedding Stationery Suite: invitation, response, escort cards. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design.

Wedding Stationery Suite: invitation, response, escort cards. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design.

Invitation detail: copper and silver metallic ink. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design.

Invitation detail: copper and silver metallic ink. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design.

Wedding Stationery Suite: invitation, response, escort cards. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design.

Wedding Stationery Suite: invitation, response, escort cards. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design.

Wedding Stationery Suite: invitation. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design.

Wedding Stationery Suite: invitation. ©2015 Sugar Pear Design.

Escort cards ©2015 George Street Photo & Video

Escort cards ©2015 George Street Photo & Video

Beverage/Bar Menu (far left of photo). ©2015 George Street Photo & Video

Beverage/Bar Menu (far left of photo). ©2015 George Street Photo & Video

 

 

 

©2015 George Street Photo & Video

©2015 George Street Photo & Video

©2015 George Street Photo & Video

©2015 George Street Photo & Video

Jennifer & James. ©2015 George Street Photo & Video

Jennifer & James. ©2015 George Street Photo & Video