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Posted on February 28, 2022 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS
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
Posted on July 1, 2020 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS
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.
 
  1. 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.
     
  2. 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!

     
  3. 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!)
     
  4. 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!
     
  5. 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! ????  
 
 
 
Planning by Boldly Chic Events
Stationery by Interprintations
Hair and Makeup by G Michael Salon
(Cover Shoot for WeddingDay Magazine)
 
 
 
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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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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