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Posted on June 8, 2020 by Cari
Categories: in THE CITY, in WEDDINGS
If you love a wedding venue that’s full of history and charm, today’s featured wedding will make you swoon! Check out all of these amazing wedding detail recaps from Emily and Joshua's wedding day in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
The William Aiken House, nestled along the popular King Street in downtown Charleston, is a distinguished National Historic Landmark. This beautiful house and it’s equally stunning grounds make for the most heavenly setting for a romantic Southern wedding. This Charleston wedding venue can host up to 500 guests, and boasts a private garden and two spacious courtyards for outdoor weddings and entertaining.  
 
Emily and Joshua selected this venue for their winter nuptials, complimenting the space well with their selected wedding color palette of Dusty Blue, Blush Pink, and earthy accent tones.
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
THE WEDDING INVITATIONS
 
For their custom wedding invitations, we used a crushed velvet paper to layer behind the printed invitation card, and added a Gold Foil paint brush stroke to the invitation itself, adding a bit of a soft, artistic vibe to the custom invitation suite. We then carried out that same Gold Foil element onto the clients’ Blush Pink shimmer envelope liner. (PRO TIP: Gold Foil in small details is affordable, and still adds a luxurious look to your wedding invitations).
 
The clients also opted for custom calligraphy for the guest addresses on their mailing envelopes, using a darker Dusty Blue ink. Finishing off the look were vintage stamps in an array of Dusty Blue, Blush Pink, and earthy neutral tones on the invitation envelopes. Oh, how I wish we had snapped a picture before we mailed them - words do not do them justice! It was the prettiest color combination. I’m sure guests were truly WOWed upon their arrival!
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
WEDDING DAY
 
The couple tied the knot in the private gardens, with a small group of their closest family and friends in attendance. Their wedding ceremony program booklets were tied closed with a Dusty Rose crushed velvet ribbon - a texture we continued to carry out throughout the rest of their wedding day paperie.
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Immediately after the ceremony, guests made their way to the courtyard, where family style reception tables awaited. Romantic lighting from varying heights of tapered candles and votives added the perfect amount of sparkle to the early evening dining experience. The florals were nested into vintage metal compotes, and featured a variety of floral textures and unique color tones to coordinate with the wedding day style. The tables boasted the most incredible linens – just look at that Blush Pink silk tablecloth! Ooo la la. This setup practically transports you to a French countryside, it’s so romantic and chic.
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Waiting at each place setting was a velvet-backed vellum place card, featuring each guest’s name in custom calligraphy.
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
The bride and groom, along with their guests, continued the evening wedding celebration with a delightly delicious cake (adorned with a few sprigs of those amazing florals). Hours of dancing later ensued under the courtyard’s beautiful lighting.
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Dusty Blue French Countryside intimate small wedding in Charleston South Carolina
 
Congratulations, Emily & Joshua!
 
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If you see something you love and are planning a wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, be sure to book these amazing wedding vendors! This incredible wedding vendor team completely nailed the clients’ overall wedding style, and pulled everything together with such grace and ease.
 
Wedding Photography: Kelsey Halm
Wedding and Event Planner: Invitation Only (Loraine Cook)
Wedding and Event Floral Design: Creech's Florist
Hair & Makeup: Silhouette on Site
Venue - PPHG Events William Aiken House
Jewelry: Dee Ruel 
Wedding Cake / Dessert Bar: Tenacious Tart
Wedding Invitations, Ceremony Programs, Menu Cards, Place Cards, Event Signage: InterPRINTations
Tabletop + Chair Rental: Ooh! Events
Linens, Tablecloths and Napkins: Event Haus
Couture Wedding Dress: Maddison Row South
Bridal Gown Designer: Carol Hannah Bridal
Bridal Designer (Dress + Sashes): Heidi Elnora & Heidi Elnora Atelier
 
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Posted on October 30, 2019 by Cari
Categories: in THE CITY, in WEDDINGS
You can never go wrong with a classic black and white wedding, especially when you toss in elegant dashes of golds and soft neutrals. This was the color palette our clients, Jennie & Mark, selected for their nuptials in downtown Indianapolis.
 
Their special day began with a full mass Catholic wedding ceremony at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in downtown Indianapolis. This church is one of our favorite ceremony spots in the Indianapolis area. The historical cathedral is simply breathtaking and a perfect setting for something as intimate and sacred as a wedding ceremony. For their wedding ceremony, we created a folded program booklet, featuring the couple's monogram on the front. We added elegance to the program booklet with a thin black satin ribbon tied around the binding. It set the tone perfectly for what was to come....
 
Wedding Inviations Indianapolis Carmel
 
Wedding Inviations Indianapolis Carmel
 
Wedding Inviations Indianapolis Carmel
 
Wedding Inviations Indianapolis Carmel
 
Wedding Inviations Indianapolis Carmel
 
Wedding Inviations Indianapolis Carmel
 
Indianapolis Carmel Wedding Invitations
 
After the ceremony, guests made their way to the Indiana Repertory Theater (one of our favorite wedding reception venues!). They were greeted by a beautiful welcome sign printed onto an antique mirror, live music from Endless Summer Band, and a cocktail hour - complete with a custom signature drink themed for the bride and groom.
 
Following the lively cocktail hour, guests received a glass of champagne, which also doubled as their seating escort card...leading them to their designated table and seat in the reception area. The theater was decorated with an abundance of string lights (always a romantic touch!), soft white floral centerpiece arrangements and accents by The Empty Vase, black chivari chairs, and beautiful uplighting. Each guest's place setting was personalized and marked with a laser cut gold mirror acrylic name plate, which doubles as a keepsake from the evening. Tucked into each guest's black silk napkin was a custom menu card, featuring the couple's wedding crest printed in metallic gold foil. (Their menu card also included a personal thank you note from the bride & groom - an addition we highly recommend! It ensures your guests know just how much you appreciate their attendance & how much you're looking forward to celebrating the evening with them.)
 
Wedding Inviations Indianapolis Carmel
 
Wedding Inviations Indianapolis Carmel
 
Wedding Inviations Indianapolis Carmel
 
The couple's wedding cake was created by the ever popular Heavenly Sweets, located in Noblesville. The bride and groom kept the overall cake style to a classic look, with subtle textures and monochromatic ribbon and monogram. The Empty Vase also added a few floral touches, to soften the overall look.
 
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Jennie & Mark's special day was planned and pulled together beautifully by the team at Jessica Dum Weddings. It's always lovely working with Jessica and her talented team, and we know our clients are always in great care when the select her as their day-of wedding coordinator.
 
Wedding Inviations Indianapolis Carmel
 
Wedding Inviations Indianapolis Carmel
 
We can't forget to thank our pal, Jessica Strickland for these incredibly beautiful photos! She is such a talented photographer - if you're still looking for a wedding photographer, look no further! She's the best in Indy!
 
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VENDOR CREDITS:
 
Photography by Jessica Strickland
 
Day-Of Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination
Florist: The Empty Vase
Transportation: Advanced Limousines
Makeup: Indy Renee Make Up Artist
Stationery & Laser Cutting: Interprintations 
Wedding Dress: Bella Bianca Chicago
Tuxes: The Black Tux 
Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside
 
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Posted on October 22, 2019 by Cari
Categories: in THE CITY, in WEDDINGS
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Mill Top is a 140-year-old converted flour mill, and a true gem of a venue located in central Indiana. The Mill Top lends it’s beautiful exposed brick walls, wrought iron railings, and original harwood floors as a perfect backdrop for any wedding or event. This past Spring, we created custom wedding invitations and wedding day stationery for a lovely day held at this historic spot.
 
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Aren't these two so adorable?? They're dancing in front of their soon-to-be ceremony space, with complimentary wall lights provided by The Mill Top and floral accents by Carolyn at A Blossom Collective. Carolyn created the most beautiful balance of greenery and mauve pink florals throughout their special day. The florals carried through the entire day cohesively, with the bride's bouquet featuring many of the florals used in the ceremony backdrop. In a sea of traditional Midwest wedding trends, I love that this local Indiana florist isn't afraid of texture and a more romantic, natural floral arranging and bouquet style!
 
 
The bride's flawless makeup and hair updo were done by Melissa at Something Blue Stylists, with her dress and accessories courtesy of Trudie's Bridal and Formal Wear. The groom is also sporting some fashionable menswear from Trudie's! (We don't blame them from getting all of their apparel in one stop, Trudie's bridal store offers so many options!)
 
 
 
The couple's wedding invitation was a clear acrylic card with mauve paint, and featured custom spot calligraphy contributed by Megan at Painted Letter Co. The clear acrylic invitation helped set a modern tone for the wedding, while the mauve pink floral envelope liner pulled in soft and subtle details to the overall invitation suite.
 
 
 
 
 
Isn't this custom cake absolute perfection?? The marbled, painted look and various color tones of each layer were even prettier in person. Not to mention, this luscious overabundance of roses takes this cake's elegance over the top. The cake was provided by Nakia at Fork and Function, with the florals by A Blossom Collective.
 
The cake sits atop a vintage barrel, provided by the venue. In lieu of a cake topper (I mean, who would want to distract from those florals??), we provided the clients with a custom laser cut wooden "R" monogram to display with the cake table's florals.
 
The reception space was nothing short of amazing - with bare wooden tables, luxurious fabric table runners, lots of greenery, candlelight everywhere, and SO many roses, the wedding reception tables themselves were a sight to see! Carolyn at A Blossom Collective knocked it out of the park again, with the help of Nakia at Fork and Function and her incredible event styling skills.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the menus, we borrowed a touch more spot calligraphy from Megan at Painted Letter Co. (we just adore her work!), and finished them off with blush pink silk ribbon bows tied at the top. They dressed up each guest's place setting and accented the tables' floral hues perfectly.
 
 
 
If you're looking for a unique venue in the central Indiana area, we highly recommend checking out The Mill Top! Wishing our clients the best & sending them a big congratulations! Enjoy newlywed life!
 
Photography courtesy of Tori Lynn Photography
 
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I’m a country girl, small business owner, wife, mother of three, and a proud alumna of Purdue University (Boiler Up!).
 
Wondering what life is like for a busy mom with a graphic design & laser cutting business? My days are filled with pretty paper, blissful brides, half-finished sketchbooks, half-eaten lunches, and lots of cuddling with my little ones. I look forward to sharing with you all of life's fun happenings (both in & out of the studio) here on the blog!
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