Julia & Jamil’s Wedding | WellWed & Style Me Pretty

The love story of Julia and Jamil began in Cape Cod at a two-day char­ity bike ride. At a water stop on day one, Julia’s team­mates noticed Jamil and rec­og­nized him from busi­ness school. On the sec­ond day of the ride, Jamil stopped to help another one of Julia’s team­mates who had got­ten into a bad bike acci­dent. To thank him, they invited Jamil out for cel­e­bra­tory team drinks a few nights after the ride. Julia and Jamil hit it off and the rest is history!

To cap­ture their love story, Julia and Jamil wanted to incor­po­rate bicy­cles into their sta­tionery suite. And to quote Julia “I don’t want some­thing tra­di­tional and stuffy.” Done and done! Together, we worked with Jamil’s sis­ter, Gail, to bring cus­tom illus­tra­tions to the invi­ta­tion. I designed a tri­fold card, that when unfolded, shows them rid­ing sep­a­rately and then together on a tan­dem bike as they bike to their nup­tials. In the back­ground is a cot­tage and Big Ben, a nod to where they met and Jamil’s home country.

The bicy­cle theme con­tin­ued to their wed­ding day where the tables were named after var­i­ous bicy­cle brands and a bicy­cle bell favor was set at each place set­ting. The menus were inspired by the invi­ta­tions and fea­tured more of Gail’s cus­tom illustrations.

Thank you to Well­Wed and Style Me Pretty for the features!

Photography­: Katie Slater // Paper Design: Coral Pheas­ant Sta­tionery // Event Design: A Jubilee Event // Flo­ral Design: Just for You Flo­ral Design // Beauty: Dana Bar­tone & Co.

Erin & Taylor’s Wedding in The Knot NY

Erin and Taylor’s Green­wich wed­ding was recently fea­tured in the cur­rent issue of The Knot NY! Work­ing hand-in-hand with Sta­cie Shea Events and the bride, we cre­ated a beau­ti­ful invi­ta­tion suite putting a fresh spin on clas­sic ele­ments. More details of the let­ter­press suite com­ing soon! In the mean­time, The Knot is on news­stands now with more images fea­tured on Style Me Pretty.

Pho­tos by Char­lotte Jenks Lewis


Nicole & Patrick’s Modern Gatsby Wedding Invitations

The wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion of Nicole and Patrick was held at The Bran­ford House, a turn-of-the-century man­sion with carved Gothic pan­el­ing and grand Baroque fire­places over­look­ing the Long Island Sound. The mag­nif­i­cent Gatsby-esque venue, com­bined with details from the bride’s stun­ning beaded gown and palette of pur­ples, pinks and gold was all the inspi­ra­tion needed to bring this sta­tionery suite to life!

The invi­ta­tions were gold foil stamped and let­ter­press printed on blush Arturo cot­ton stock – duplexed to make it extra thick. Deco-inspired fonts were paired with beau­ti­ful cal­lig­ra­phy by MM Ink. Each invi­ta­tion was mounted into a cus­tom designed, laser cut, vio­let stardream folio. For a mod­ern take on the inner enve­lope, the folios were wrapped with a gold shim­mer belly band each bear­ing the guest’s name in cal­lig­ra­phy. The entire pack­age was slipped into a gold shim­mer enve­lope lined in a scal­lop pat­tern that was inspired by the bead­ing on the bride’s gown. The out­side of the enve­lope was just as care­fully con­sid­ered as the invi­ta­tion. A col­lec­tion of vin­tage stamps in coor­di­nat­ing shades of pink and pur­ple adorned the out­side and fur­ther orna­men­ta­tion was added by MM Ink’s gor­geous penmanship.

For the day-of sta­tionery, the laser cut folio was re-imagined as the cover for the wed­ding pro­grams and an enlarged ver­sion of the die cut details card became the din­ner menu. The wel­come box con­tained sweet and salty snacks with coor­di­nat­ing labels and the cover of wel­come book­let fea­tured the scal­lop pat­tern used on the enve­lope lin­ers. Nicole embraced every oppor­tu­nity to bring ele­ments of her invi­ta­tion design to her cel­e­bra­tion – and I adored her for that level of detail!

I also worked with Nicole to cre­ate her Save the Dates – a per­fect exam­ple of choos­ing a dif­fer­ent design direc­tion than that of the invi­ta­tion. Nicole wanted to incor­po­rate the groom’s love of maps with a vin­tage nod towards their wed­ding venue. The map high­lights the area near The Bran­ford House and encour­ages guests to make a week­end trip for the cel­e­bra­tion. Details on the reverse side guide guests to their wed­ding web­site which listed a vari­ety of local activ­i­ties. Sim­i­lar to the invi­ta­tion, vin­tage stamps and cal­lig­ra­phy adorned the outer envelope.

Paper Design, Styling and Pho­tog­ra­phy: Coral Pheas­ant Sta­tionery // Invi­ta­tion Cal­lig­ra­phy: MM Ink // Event Pho­tog­ra­phy: Carla Ten Eyck // Event Design: A Jubilee Event // Save the Date Cal­lig­ra­phy: Brown Linen Design