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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.

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.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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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.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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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.

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

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.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.

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Photography by Peer Canvas Photography & Films.