Posted on March 2, 2022 by Cari
While we may be located in the central Indiana / Indianapolis / Brownsburg area, we serve customers in all locations. We love working with wedding clients remotely! Rachel and Brendan came to us from Cincinnati, Ohio with a need for custom designed pocketfold wedding invitations, and wedding day signage and stationery.
Rachel was envisioning her wedding invitations having a very soft, elegant and traditional feel. We settled on a Soft ivory shimmer metallic pocket folder for the base of the invitation. We printed her invitation, response card and details card on Soft Ivory cotton cardstock. We combined flat printing and Gold Foil stamped elements throughout the wedding invitation suite. The invitation pocket folder was held closed by a delicate Blush Pink silk ribbon and a custom monogrammed Antique Gold wax seal.
Rachel and Brendan carried their custom ornate frame monogram throughout their wedding day elements. The menu cards featured the baroque monogram stamped in Gold Foil at the top, adding an elevated look to each guest's place setting. We absolutely love the way Brittany Bays captured their custom wedding menu cards in the stunning flat low photo below!
The couple chose the beautiful St. Francis Xavier Church in Cincinnati, Ohio for their wedding ceremony location. This church is stunning! The couple held a full mass wedding ceremony, and provided guests full mass wedding program booklets - allowing them to follow along with the full wedding mass rituals, wedding songs, wedding readings and responses. The wedding program booklets also provided guests with other useful details, such as the wedding party lineup and directions to the wedding reception venue.
Rachel and Brendan's wedding guests were guided to their reception tables by a custom wedding seating chart. The seating chart was flat printed in white PVC and featured each guest's name in alphabetical order, accompanied by their reception table assignment. The seating chart was displayed on a simple metal easel stand provided by the wedding venue, The Spot on West 5th.
Guests were greeted with glasses of champagne upon arrival at cocktail hour. Tables were adorned with mercury glass votives, floating candles in hurricanes, greenery garland covered tables, and a variation of tall centerpieces and low floral arrangements atop the wedding reception tables. The wedding flowers consisted of a lovely blend of Soft White and Blush Pink floral tones, along with subtle greenery.
For their sweets table, we created a handful of frosted acrylic signs labeling each of the cupcake flavors offered. The signs were UV printed in white (no low quality vinyl lettering here!), allowing the acrylic signs to blend in well with the decor, instead of standing out too much! We also carried over the frosted signs into their bar areas. Their frosted acrylic wedding signs at the bar featured the wine & beer offerings, as well as the couple's signature drink descriptions.
I spy a fun use for the couple's monogram - a custom light installation! Don't you love how their monogram is so prevalant at their wedding reception? It's a great way to personlize and dress up your wedding reception venue, especially if there is a lot of blank wall space to fill up.
The lighting and ambiance inside The Spot on West 5th, the couple's wedding venue, served the best evening lighting for their wedding reception. The candlelight looked divine - and we can't get over how the light hits all of their gold foil printed elements. Hello again, pretty menu cards!
This bride and groom were a dream to work with, and we loved translating their wedding style into custom wedding stationery. The finished products were a perfect addition to their perfect wedding day in downtown Cincinnati. Congratulations, Rachel and Brendan!
P.S. Did you know this wedding was recently featured on Yellow Canary? Be sure to check it out!
This gorgeous day wouldn't have been possible without all of these incredible wedding vendors listed below. If you're planning a wedding in Cincinnati or any where in Ohio or northern Kentucky, we highly recommend booking these talented individuals and small businesses!
Reception Venue - The Spot on West Fifth | Wedding Photographer - Brittany Bays | Wedding Planner - Laura Gall with Simply Events | Cake & Sweets - Tres Belle Cakes | Hair & Makeup - Simply Hair and Makeup | Music - Horizon Entertainment | Catering- McCale’s Catering | Invitations + Paper - Interprintations | Wedding Dress - Carrie Karibo Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses - Bridal Informal | Videographer - Elegant Productions | Party Bus - My Party Bus | Bridal Suites - Renaissance Hotel | Rings - Richter and Phillips
Posted on February 28, 2022 by Cari
Summertime is a divine time to get married in central Indiana. The weather is at it's warmest, the foliage is at it's boldest greens. Not to mention, it's prime time for weddings in the midwest. Our bride and groom, Annaka and Nicholas, chose a very classic wedding color palette of black and white, and it worked perfectly with the summer backdrop at Black Iris Estate in Indianapolis, Indiana.
For their wedding flowers and bridesmaids dresses, they infused a dash of color with Blush Pink and Candy Pink tones. The silk ribbon and satin ribbon on their wedding floral bouquets were so elegant! Annika loves both a modern wedding style and classic wedding style, and did a perfect job of blending both wedding styles together. We even love her choice of elegant, understated wedding jewelry! Annaka has a great sense of style.
Her custom wedding invitations featured a simple black border around the edges of the invitation card itself. Each piece was printed on Bright White cotton cardstock, to add a soft and elegant look to the invitation suite. The bundled invitation cards were held together with a shimmery metallic vellum band and a bold black monogrammed wax seal. All invitation pieces were flat printed in black matte ink.
Black Iris Estate has many black wrought iron elements throughout their grounds. They make for a perfect backdrop of wedding photos! They also played so well into Annika and Nicholas' black and white wedding color palette. To brighten up their wedding reception setting, the bride and groom chose white folding chairs for guests to be seated. The aisle was accented by greenery sprigs, blush silk ribbon, and soft white rose petals. All of these elements came together for a luxurious summer wedding setting.
One item the bride and groom had their heart set on for wedding day was a live painter at their ceremony. What a beautiful way to remember your first wedding moments. Their painter captured their wedding flowers and the Black Iris Estate venue so vibrantly. If I could go back in time, I would steal this idea - I would have loved a piece like this to remember my wedding day by. <3
Annaka and Nicholas had to sneak in a few peaceful moments between their wedding ceremony and reception (we don't blame them, wedding day can be crazy!). They enjoyed their quiet moments in the back gardens of Black Iris Estate while guests enjoyed summer beverages during cocktail hour inside the estate home.
The interior of this estate wedding venue in Indianapolis needs no over-the-top decor. The lighting and colors inside the wedding reception hall is already perfection! Annika and Nicholas chose soft and subtle flower centerpieces for each guest table, along with a pop of bold Black with their napkin linen rentals. For each place setting, they finished them off with custom Black and White menu cards with modern fonts.
A great way to upgrade your tables and add texture is be adding in various metallics. You'll see throughout their wedding decor, they incorporated subtle copper and other metallics to their wedding table votives, candleabras, and other wedding decor accents.
Wedding guests were guided to their table by a custom seating chart sign. We placed this in a black easel provided by the Black Iris Estate venue. Each guest's name was accompanied by their table assignment, making the transition from cocktail hour to dinner hour perfectly seamless. Pro Tip: If you are anticipating an attendance of 175 or more at your wedding reception, we recommend ordering 2 charts for your wedding reception. This will prevent a huge crowd hovering around one single chart.
We cannot end this blog without giving huge accolades to the bride & groom's incredible photographer, Rebecca Shehorn! We are always thrilled to hear when our wedding clients book Rebecca. Her wedding photography work is stunning and speaks for itself. Pro Tip: Hire a seasoned photographer who doesn't over edit or over filter their images, and is well-versed in photographing in low light settings. I mean, look at this night time shot above?! What an incredible frameworthy wedding moment captured.
For even more wedding recaps of Annaka and Nick's wedding day, we recommend checking out Rebecca Shehorn's wedding blog. You'll be able to see more wedding flowers, wedding paper details, and other lovely elements from this summer Indianapolis wedding.
We want to give a special shout out to Annaka & Nicholas' wedding dream team below. This picture perfect wedding day would not have been possible without their amazing talents and contributions!
Venue: Black Iris Estate
Band: The Steve Newby Band
Videographer: New Heights Film
Bride's Wedding Attire: The Wedding Studio; Martina Liana
Bridesmaids Attire: Birdy Grey
Groom's Wedding Attire: Louies Tux
Wedding Cake: Mellisa Moses
Invitations, Programs, Menus, Seating Chart, Welcome Sign, Table Numbers: Interprintations
Wedding Bouquets, Centerpieces, and other wedding flowers: Kroger
Caterer: Thomas Caterers of Distinction
Planning a Formal Wedding During COVID-19 Pandemic | Indianapolis Wedding Invitations, Programs and Stationery
Posted on July 1, 2020 by Cari
Are you a bride-to-be currently planning a wedding for Fall or Winter 2020? Or perhaps your already putting wedding plans in motion for 2021? We know wedding planning looks a little differently than it did this time last year, so we’re offering up some helpful, professional advice.
Below is a list of a few key elements to keep in mind as you maneuver your way through making wedding plans during these unprecedented times.
- Hire a wedding planner! I can’t express this one enough. It’s an investment you will never regret. It’s important to note that a wedding planner is NOT the same as a venue coordinator (or someone who’s been assigned to you by the venue or caterer). While they can sometimes be helpful in orchestrating your wedding day setup, venue employees are just that – representatives of the venue only. They have the venue’s best interest ultimately in mind, not yours! Hire a true wedding planner that is exclusively on your side, at all times. A real wedding planner will help you find most reliable vendors, coordinate your wedding weekend timeline, field all communication from your vendor team, and more. And should any changes arise due to the current COVID-19 situation, they will be the first person by your side to help sort things out seamlessly.
- Support local businesses! There’s never been a better time to keep your money local. This includes wedding décor, wedding photography, your wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses, bridesmaid gifts and groomsmen gifts, wedding invitations, wedding day programs and stationery, engagement rings...the list goes on.
For example, be sure to ask your venue what the procedure will be for rebooking, should COVID-19 warrant a rescheduling of your event. Will your venue transfer your retainer fee to another comparable date? Will they offer a full refund if a rescheduled date is not able to be agreed upon? Will you receive 2020 catering pricing, if you have to move your event to 2021? Be sure to cover all your bases, and make sure your vendors are willing to work with you in the event of a required rescheduling. (This is also a perfect example of where a wedding planner will be a VERY valuable asset!)
Another example - Here at InterPRINTations, we’re taking care of our custom wedding invitation clients by offering free “change the date” postcards, in the event our clients have to change their wedding date (or even just the venue) due to the current COVID-19 circumstances. (Or they can upgrade to more elegant change the date cards with envelopes for a deeply discounted price). We feel it’s the least we can do to take a little bit of the wedding planning stress off of their shoulders!
- Consider a small guest list. By keeping your guest list small, you allow those attending to feel more safe and allowing for more social distancing. You can also ensure those closest to you are self-quarantining before they attend your event, to keep you and your fiance, and all of your loved ones, safe during your nuptials. A smaller guest list is also easier on your wallet, which is something we're all watching lately. A small guest list doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style, either. You'll be surprised on the high-end florals, stationery and other wedding day details you can now easily afford! It's a win-win all around. (And if you're still wanting that huge celebration - consider a small ceremony and dinner this year, and a large celebration later next year, once the COVID-19 pandemic is under control!)
- Stay calm. Breathe. Don’t let any situation shake you. If you’ve taken the advice above, you’ve surrounded yourself with a solid group of wedding professionals. These vendors have done their research and already have a Plan B (and even a Plan C) put together, just in case any changes arise. You’re in good hands!
- Keep your eye on the prize – you’re marrying your true love and beginning your “happily ever after” as Mr. and Mrs. At the end of the day, don’t sweat the small stuff. Your love will make it through these trying times. A party doesn’t define your marriage! ????
Photo by Sara Ackermann Photography
Planning by Boldly Chic Events
Stationery by Interprintations
Hair and Makeup by G Michael Salon
(Cover Shoot for WeddingDay Magazine)
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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