Happy Friday, friends! I hope everyone had a great week! On Wednesday, I was down in Richmond having a girls day with my mom and sister and to my surprise started getting texts from a few friends that Kaitlin's wedding was up on the blog of Stephanie Messick Photography. Ahh! I was so excited I had to go sit down and look through. Stephanie did such a FABULOUS job. All of the photos are absolutely GORGEOUS so I'm including a few of my favorites here mixed in with their invitations.
While it's obviously not shown in the photos (and in honor of full disclosure here), we did hit a bit of a snag with the envelopes: the gorgeous paper was just too thick to print in my studio. So we had to hustle a bit to get them done elsewhere, but it all ended up okay, and I'm so pleased with how they turned out. Running a small business, especially with paper goods is always a learning experience. I feel like with every invitation suite I learn something new or find a better way to do it next time. As tricky as it can be sometimes, I don't mind it because I feel like I'm constantly being challenged and there's honestly never a dull moment.
Other than changing the envelope approach last second, this invitation suite came together magnificently. They were simple, but had great accents of elegance which I loved! Kaitlin chose great color combinations with the gold, grey and mint. And I love how she added gold in with small touches to really add a charming touch. The gold monogram accent at the top of the invitation was probably my favorite part. And Stephanie did an amazing job capturing that in her images below.
The first two photos below are by me to show the full suite, but the real images by Stephanie are below that.
LIST OF VENDORS Venue: THE MILL AT FINE CREEK, POWHATAN Day of Coordinator: COLLEEN, THE MILL AT FINE CREEK Photographer: STEPHANIE MESSICK PHOTOGRAPHY Second Shooter: KRYSTA NORMAN PHOTOGRAPHY & PAPERIE Hair and Makeup: JENNIFER SAUNDERS AND TEAM Caterer: BELLA FLORA, THE MILL AT FINE CREEK Florist: M. HENRY DESIGNS Baker: THE BUTTERCREAM BEE Band: THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND Videographer: THE GIRL TYLER Stationery Designer: TWILA AND CO. Transportation: JAMES RIVER TRANSPORTATION Officiant: BRIAN PURCELL Harpist: GRACE BAUSON