Jennie & Mark's Black Tie Classic Elegant Wedding in Downtown Indianapolis | Indianapolis & Carmel Wedding Invitation Studio
Posted on October 30, 2019 by Cari
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....
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.)
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.
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.
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!
Photography by Jessica Strickland
Church: Sacred Heart of Jesus
Reception: Indiana Roof Ballroom
Day-Of Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination
Florist: The Empty Vase
Cake: Heavenly Sweets
Rentals: A Classic Party Rental
Transportation: Advanced Limousines
Band: Endless Summer Band
Hair: Kathryn’s Bridal Bar
Makeup: Indy Renee Make Up Artist
Stationery & Laser Cutting: Interprintations
Wedding Dress: Bella Bianca Chicago
Tuxes: The Black Tux
Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside
Rings: Moyer Jewelers
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A Romantic Industrial Wedding at The Mill Top | Indianapolis & Carmel Wedding Invitations, Custom Stationery & Laser Cutting Shop
Posted on October 22, 2019 by Cari
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.
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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Acheiving a High End Invitation on a Small Wedding Budget | Indianapolis and Carmel Wedding Invitation & Laser Cutting Shop
Posted on September 26, 2019 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS
A question we are asked quite frequently by our brides is: "I don't want to sacrifice the pretty details, but my budget isn't unlimited - how do I still get a gorgeous invitation on a small wedding budget?"
We're here to reassure you that it IS possible to do so!
Below are some beautiful ways to achieve a more high end wedding invitation style, without breaking your wedding stationery budget.
1. Beautiful Paper
To achieve this, we recommend working with a custom stationery designer, and skipping the plain-Jane wedding invitation shop - you know the one, they carry big albums of cookie cutter invitations, with minimal options for customization and a ridiculously high order minimum. Don't do it.
By working with a seasoned and knowledgeable custom stationery shop, you will have an endless variety of paper swatch books to look through. Here at Interprintations, we like for our clients to see and feel all paper options available to them. By selecting a high end shimmer invitation paper, or perhaps a letterpress-like thick cotton paper, you are able to take your overall invitation suite to a higher quality (with only a small dollar amount increase).
2. Vellum Details
There's just something about vellum paper that adds a delicate and luxurious look to wedding invitation suites. We see it used most often as a wrap around "belly band" to hold stacked invitation pieces together, as well as a gatefold to surround the invitation card. Although, those are simply the most popular methods of using vellum in a wedding invitation suite - the possibilities are pretty endless, especially when you’re working with a custom stationer and they can propose new and never-before-seen ideas!
A big plus, vellum is incredibly affordable and easy to print on! We wedding invitation designers love it wholeheartedly, and hope this wedding stationery trend sticks around for quite a while.
3. Envelope Liners
When you open up a wedding invitation, one of the first details you notice is the interior of the envelope. Why not dress it up with a custom monogram, hand painted florals, or something else that’s beautiful and unexpected? This is a great spot to “wow” your guests, as they open your wedding invitation. Since this is something that is easily printed, cut and assembled in-house here in our stationery shop, these are incredibly affordable!
Another perk of having an envelope liner is that it will add another layer of protection to your wedding invitation, as it makes it’s way through the mail. USPS can be SO rough on wedding invitations, this easy addition will help ensure your wedding invitation arrives to guests in good condition.
3. Wax Seals
These little pretties are much more cost effective than you think! We work with a wholesaler that provides these to us already stamped and ready to go. They have adhesive on the back and are ready for fast assembly. If you want to keep things REALLY cost effective, we can simply deliver the unassembled wax seals with your invitation order and leave the actual wax seal assembly to you. You just peel the backing and stick in the designated spot. Super easy for you AND your budget!
...and if the thought of assembling them makes you nervous, not a problem. We can take care of it on our end. We promise, it's still easy on your wedding stationery budget!
If you're thinking of using them on wedding day, we recommend ordering them all at once (you'll receive bulk pricing & save on shipping fees). They are a great addition to ceremony programs, seating cards, and menus, too!
4. Upgraded Print Methods
It’s true – gold foil, thermography, and blind embossing can be budget friendly! Here’s how to achieve these details in your wedding invitation, while still preserving your overall wedding invitation budget:
First, we can keep these upgraded print methods to a small scale. With a gold foil monogram crest at the top of your invitation, or a simple blind embossed pattern at the bottom of your invitation, we are keeping the custom die plates to a smaller size & keeping costs down. Genius, right?
Second, find a custom wedding invitation studio that can do these high end print methods in-house. This means that their overhead is much lower, and ultimately, your costs will also go down! (*Ahem* We do gold foiling and other luxury print methods here at the studio, and can totally help you with something luxurious & affordable!)
We hope these tips have been helpful! If you need any additional advice or would like to start custom designing your wedding invitations, we'd love to chat! You can email us at email@example.com to set up your complimentary bridal consultation. While we are based in the Indianapolis and Carmel areas, we work with numerous clients remotely....so if you're not local, no worries! We're happy to walk you through the process & make the custom design experience a beautiful and seamless one.
Happy wedding planning!
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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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