When we hear the title "50 Shades of Grey" we think sexy, modern, elegant, chic, and yes...masculine. This styled shoot was exactly all those elements. The invitation suite used five different shades and textures of grey designer papers. A monogram wax seal and ribbon adorned corners is simple and elegant, yet bold and modern. A light ombre grey is printed for the envelope liner and later used for the menus. City Club and Downtown Los Angeles map takes you to the National City Building from any L.A. freeway.
Guest will receive these and know it's not a barnyard wedding. Come in your sleekest suits and backless silk dresses, drink martinis and get a room!
Photos by Kristina Lee Photography
Take the elements of your invitation and bring little pieces of it into the rest of your wedding stationery. These ombré menus mimic the invitation's envelope liner and is detailed with the same monogram wax seal.
By mimicking little pieces of the invitation you coordinate from the introduction to the reception. This table number uses the same ribbon adorned corners as the invitation.
Calligraphy is always a nice elegant touch to customize every seat. The monogram wax seal is echoed here as well, sealed on a slate linen card stock with white ink calligraphy.
Why not complete this 50 Shades of Grey theme with ties for groomsmen gifts. Display them delicately with personal name tags using the same ribbon corners on slate linen paper and calligraphy in white ink. It not only makes an awesome detail shot, it's a gift that they can utilize after the big day.
Photographer Kristina Lee Photography • Wedding Planner Trina Schmidt Weddings and Events • Floral Pixies Petals • Venue City Club Los Angeles • Rentals FormDecor Modern Furniture Rental • Linens Mod Mix Studios • Dessert Buffet Two's A Party • Cake Pops Joy Cakepops • Cake Great Dane Bakery • Alvina Valenta Wedding Dress Marry Me Bridal • Bridal Shoes Kate Spade • Bridal Stylist Hope Stanley • Jewelry William Harold Jewelers • Rings Norman Silverman Diamonds • Groom's Attire Friar Tux Shop • Models Model Mayhem
When designing paper with "The Hunger Games - Wedding in the Capitol" as the inspiration, the first thing I think of is the fashion. And who best displays that on the movie, but the gaudily dressed Effie Trinket, played by Elizabeth Banks. Her over the top fashion sense showcases the uber rich, and luxurious wealth of the Capitol.
The invitation we designed used geometric shapes, neon green, gold, purple satin, and glitter tulle. A light blush metallic invitation was mounted 3 times to frame the design. We used simple fonts, and kept the printed area clean to balance out all the glam. The invitation is enclosed in a gate folder with emerald green and purple metallic accents then adorned with ruched purple satin ribbon in the seams of the gate folder. The invitation is finished off with a hand made glitter tulle flower pom pom with a vintage button center to represent Effie's frequently worn headpieces.
Photography by Ed Carlo Garcia Photography - SF Weddings and Destinations
Can you imagine pulling out your drafted crinkled up vows from some note pad you got for free in the mail, to your year-planned event of a life time? I think not! These vow cards are stylish and come with a ribbon that ties to your fiancés vow card with yours. Then becomes a personal keepsake for your future years of bliss.
What do you do when you have a Hunger Games themed wedding? Name your guests' tables by district and the head table as the Capitol!
Keep the theme going. The tulle used in the invitation wraps the utensils and was finished off with the a blush paper ring printed with Katniss' Mocking Jay in neon green then personalized for each guest.
Set the mood with signature drinks cleverly named after subjects in the movie. Make sure to word play and don't forget the Bar Menu!
I get even more excited for the food that's about to come, when I see gorgeous menus that display the succulent words of the specialty dinner I'm about to partake in. Get your guests excited and add decor to your table with gorgeous menus. These triangle menus included gold studs.
Signage next to the cake is not only clever, but it makes for a great detailed shoot. Even if you don't have a theme, a sign with your names or wedding date is always a nice touch.
Event Planning and Florist: The Events Boutique | Photography: Ed Carlo Garcia Photography - SF Weddings and Destinations | Venue: Museum of Latin American Art | Linens: Designer Specialty Linens | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | Tuxedo and Men's Attire: Mattucci Tailors | Cake Designer: Something Sweet and Lovely | Dress Store: The Ankary Boutique | Hair and Makeup: Nicole Martin Hair and Jaime Queenin
Wedding Invitations definitely don't have to be serious. If you're getting married near the beach consider a retro surf, Beach Boys, kinda feel.
This invitation suite is printed on white felt thick card stock. A tropical floral design with retro fonts introduce the bride and groom to be.
The back of the invitation follows this feel with a cool retro design using the same colors of the map and response envelope.
Bamboo poles wrapped in twine accents the invitation. This whole suite is secured in the custom cotton bag, tied together with the rest of the design.
Photos by Candice Benjamin Photography
With the use of smart phones getting us to where we need to be, what's the use for maps? Not only does this give your guests a general feel for where they'll be in a couple months, but it's handy when traveling on the parts of PCH with no wifi!
Our style is unlike any others. We don't like to stick to the norm. This palm leaf menu is exactly that, different.
With matching fonts and a cool retro floral back, this menu is sure to be instagram worthy during the reception.
Have signs that direct your guest or says a statement throughout your ceremony, reception, and send off. This helps to create the atmosphere your wanting your guests to experience.
Celebrate your union with a tribute to the US of A. Stripes, stars, flags and maps can turn a regular beach wedding into something much more fabulous.
Our invitation is printed using watermelon-red and navy fonts on starch white thick linen stock, layered on 220 deep navy, then on a blue and white striped printed linen card. Silver and white baker's twine is wrapped around the invitation and r.s.v.p. card with the couple's initials on the tag.
A custom printed vintage map is cut into outer envelopes which are completed with vintage American stamps and addressed with a striped address label wrap.
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Photos by Marianna Jamadi
Be sure to add details to your event. Something as simple as an American flag can bring your whole theme together and makes for great action shots.
If you don't have time to hand write your return and guests' addresses, use our Address Label Wraps. The front has where it's going to and wraps around the back to show where it's coming from. All with the same patriotic design.
A watermelon-red envelope liner with pin sized pok-a-dots tie in the invitation color and complete the look.
Paper coordinate! Order signage for all your menu items including your bar drinks and desserts.
With all the futbol fanatics out there, this inspiration for a styled shoot was genius.
Our invitation to go is filled with bright colors, burlap twine, and antique gold. Mini international flags hang off the twine and accent the world map in watercolor. The variety of USPS stamps not only match the invitation style, but also add to the design.
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Photos by Joel Maus, Studio EMP, Inc.
The menus match the invitations to a tea. Using the same bright stocks, watercolor map, mini flags and burlap twine to tie the whole theme together.
We printed a variety of international flags for our place cards. Sara from At Your Door Events creatively used mangos as the place card holders. Using different out-of-the-ordinary "wedding" items, creates a unique space and atmosphere.
What works better then ribbon for a World Cup inspired shoot? Shoe laces! We replaced regular ribbon details with bright shoelaces to give an added creative detail.