in the sand & on the beach

Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.  ~William Goldman

Mara & Marc came to me looking for simplistic yet personalized wedding stationery pieces. I used imagery representing their beach wedding: seagrass abundant along the Gulf shores of Apalachicola Bay and a Florida Panhandle historical map to mirror the circa-1907 Gibson Inn. Keeping true to the natural color palette of the region, their color palette of sea glass green, ecru, and light khaki greeted guests throughout the weekend, from save-the-dates to their invitations to day-of pieces.

Simple does not mean boring! Upon delivery, the subtle letterpress blind impression sleeve delighted their guests as they opened their invitation. Hotel bags with the same beach seagrass illustration welcomed out-of-town guests, complete with a few treats and information to enjoy Apalachicola’s quaint town. At the evening’s end, guests parted ways with a flask of whiskey – a pleasure that brought Mara & Marc together in the first place — and Marc aged himself!


Ceremony Venue: Florida State Parks, St. George Island State Park | Reception Venue: Gibson Inn | Photography: Sarah McGilvray Photography | Event Design/Planning/Coordination: Bayside Weddings & Events | Floral: Bayside Weddings & Events | Music: Wombat Sound | Confections: Rhonda Tull Cakes | Rings: Shane Co. | Stationery & Paper Goods: Sugar Pear Design | Stationery Photography: Rankin Images  | Editorial Feature: Wedding Planner & Guide


• ADDY® design award winner
• Letterpress printed invitation sleeve
• Save-the-dates
• Custom postage stamp
• Itinerary & welcome for out-of-town guests
• Ceremony programs
• Beverage drink napkins with teal foil
• Seating cards
• Label design for whiskey flask favors
• Personalized notecards

Thank you so much for all your work designing and printing our wedding pieces. They were exactly what we wanted — they were definitely ‘us’! The beautiful illustrations fit perfectly with the locale.

So glad we found you!


Custom wedding invitations & wedding day stationery design studio based in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Designing for couples & events worldwide.

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