Tag Archives: Custom Wedding Invitations

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.

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

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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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

 

SPRING BRIDAL EVENT | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 || Madison, Wisconsin Weddings

18 May 2015

Calling all newly engaged! Be sure the make a stop at Wedding Planner & Guide Spring Bridal Event!

Wednesday, May 20
4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive

Madison, Wisconsin 53703

When you do stop by, please be sure to say “hi!”. I’ll be in booth 612.

2015 Spring Bridal Event

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