As Seen In: Southern Weddings

Early last year an email popped up in my inbox from Emily at South­ern Wed­dings ask­ing if I’d be inter­ested in col­lab­o­rat­ing with a won­der­ful group of ven­dors on an edi­to­r­ial shoot. Emily, pho­tog­ra­pher Nancy of Nancy Ray Pho­tog­ra­phy, and event designer Rhi of Hey Gor­geous were in the midst of dream­ing up a shoot inspired by an ele­gant take on rural North Car­olina, where pig farm­ing and pick­les are two huge indus­tries. I know, I know, at first pass it sounds a bit kooky but if you know any­thing about these dream­ing gals, you know it was des­tined for good­ness. Their vision was of all the beau­ti­ful col­ors pigs and pick­ling evoked – from the soft pink of a piglet to the rich pur­ple of a pick­led beet. It took me approx­i­mately 2.5 sec­onds to respond with a resound­ing “Yes! I’m on board!”

From South­ern Wed­dings: “Love Pre­served was built around a cou­ple who met as kids com­pet­ing in 4-H and share a deep love for their home­town – its farm­ing his­tory and its rus­tic charms – and their desire to see this spe­cial place flour­ish led them to plant their own roots where their story began. They mar­ried on a plot of farm­land where they’ll build their for­ever home and intro­duced their guests to many of the things they hold most dear — includ­ing hand­made pick­led goods and a lit­tle pink pig!”

The sta­tionery suite fea­tures a wash of pas­tel col­ors and cheer­ful typog­ra­phy on dia­mond shaped cards. True to form, I incor­po­rated vin­tage stamps in non­tra­di­tional ways. (On a side note, I will tell you that I did not test the deliver-ability of the envelopes with this par­tic­u­lar postage. How­ever, I have had great suc­cess with “push­ing the enve­lope” in the past and have never had an issue with non­tra­di­tional stamp place­ment. My advise is to send a test enve­lope to ensure it arrives at it’s final des­ti­na­tion! Also be pre­pared to pay more for postage!) There was also a map of the couple’s farm­land, illus­trated by my sta­tionery gal pal Colleen of Social Alchemy. It points out key wed­ding day loca­tions as well as the site of their future home.

Love Preserved Invitation Suite | Coral Pheasant

Love Preserved Invitation Suite | Coral Pheasant

Love Preserved Invitation Suite | Coral Pheasant | Map by Social Alchemy

Love Preserved Invitation Suite | Coral Pheasant

Love Preserved Favors| Coral Pheasant

Love Preserved | Southern Weddings V8

Love Preserved | Southern Weddings V8

Love Preserved | Southern Weddings V8

Photography­: Nancy Ray Pho­tog­ra­phy // Event Styling and Flo­rals: Hey Gor­geous // Paper Design: Coral Pheas­ant Sta­tionery // Map Illus­tra­tion: Social Alchemy // Hair and Makeup Artist: Lula Hair and Makeup

 

Luxury Glam Wedding Shoot on Reverie Gallery

We teamed up with Erica Pow­ell of Reverie Gallery to cre­ate a paper story for her “Lux­ury Glam” inspired edi­to­r­ial.  A rose pat­terned laser cut blush folio was the star of the suite. The invi­ta­tion, mounted inside the folio, fea­tures a mod­ern cal­lig­ra­phy font. The sharp, angu­lar let­ters cre­ates a pleas­ant ten­sion when paired with the del­i­cate rose shapes. The palette of cream, blush and slate blue was accented with pops of gold seen on the enve­lope liner, cord wrap and fab­ric leaves.

To see pho­tos of the edi­to­r­ial in its entirety – includ­ing the most fab­u­lous beaded gowns by Dyna­mite Designs – visit Reverie Gallery!

Luxury Glam Invitation Suite | Coral Pheasant

Luxury Glam Invitation Suite | Coral Pheasant | Photo by Danny Kash

Luxury Glam Invitation Suite | Coral Pheasant

Luxury Glam Invitation Suite | Coral Pheasant | Photo by Danny Kash

Luxury Glam Invitation Suite | Coral Pheasant

Luxury Glam Save the Date | Coral Pheasant

Luxury Glam Invitation Suite | Coral Pheasant | Photo by Danny Kash

Luxury Glam Invitation Suite | Coral Pheasant

Luxury Glam Invitation Suite | Coral Pheasant | Photo by Danny Kash

Luxury Glam Escort Cards | Coral Pheasant

Luxury Glam Invitation Suite | Coral Pheasant

Styling by Coral Pheas­ant | Pho­tos 2, 4, 7, 9 by Danny Kash Pho­tog­ra­phy, all oth­ers by Coral Pheasant.

Melissa and Robert’s Graphic South Beach Wedding Invitations

Melissa and Robert went about their wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion a lit­tle dif­fer­ent than most. They cel­e­brated with a close group of fam­ily and friends 18 months after their mar­riage – and birth of their twin boys! Melissa sought the help of Sarah of A Pol­ished Plan and together they con­cep­tu­al­ized a South Beach inspired adult pool party they would host at their home. The Raleigh Hotel in South Beach – their favorite! – pro­vided all the visual cues for this chic event. One look at the hotel and I was pumped! The enve­lope lin­ers were a nod to the iconic black white striped pool umbrel­las, the type design, graphic frames and bold col­ors were inspired by the hotel’s brand­ing, and the rich brown grass cloth backer brought inter­est­ing tex­ture to the suite, rem­i­nis­cent of the tree trunks of palms and rat­tan can­ing seen in much of the hotel’s furniture.

Graphic South Beach Wedding Invitations | Coral Pheasant

Graphic South Beach Wedding Invitations | Coral Pheasant

Graphic South Beach Wedding Invitations | Coral Pheasant

Graphic South Beach Wedding Invitations | Coral Pheasant

Graphic South Beach Wedding Invitations | Coral Pheasant

Graphic South Beach Wedding Invitations | Coral Pheasant

Graphic South Beach Wedding Invitations | Coral Pheasant