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I am so excited to share this Save the Date design with you! Natalie, who grew up in Texas and now also lives in Chicago, wanted to start setting the tone for her black tie wedding next year with elegant Save the Dates. The design consisted of a gold foil custom monogram (that will become a visual theme for all of Natalie’s wedding stationery) and classic black letterpress. We emphasized the fact that Natalie and Dan are getting married by adding a large satin ribbon tied in a pretty knot as the finishing touch. All in all I love how this turned out and cannot wait to show you her invitations (which we ordered today)!

Maple and Magnolia is another blogsite collaboration between Tony of Evenpar Solutions and Chena Designs (aka me).

Susan wanted a clean and crisp look for her wonderful personal blog about her family, their life and the stunning place they call home. Our mutual love for magnolias became the visual driving force for the site. This was a great project to work on, and I have added yet another great blog to my long list of online reading material. Enjoy!

Lauren and Sam approached me almost a year ago about designing custom save the dates and invitations for their rustic meets modern, winter wedding. When we met for the first time, I knew instantly that this stationery suite was going to be a fun and unique design project. Lauren and Sam had an inspiring vision for their wedding: a little vintage, a little modern, natural but urban, elegantly one-of-a-kind, and romantic (of course). I was instantly hooked and couldn’t wait to begin the design process. (Not to mention, they are both so kind and great to work for which always makes my job extra fun!). After looking through images from their event planners, we decided to create a glimpse of the wedding night through the invitations. The reception was going to be filled with warm lighting, manzanita branches, gray accents and light pink and white flowers.
The final invitation is dark gray thermography on light pink paper mounted to charcoal paper. We did a custom manzanita branch that lead the guest through the invitation suite. The little details, like the pink liner in the gray envelope, really pulled everything together. 
Enjoy!

The branch illustration become an element in all of the “day of” design as well,
such as the ceremony program.  

The welcome letter was also consistent with the invitation suite bringing everything full circle.

I will share more of the photos from the ceremony in another post this week. Let’s just say “They are stunning”…

This one brings back so many good memories. One of the many benefits of having a dad in the wine industry is that you get GREAT wine at your wedding. The above bottle of wine was included in our guests welcome basket that they received upon arrival in North Georgia. We covered the original label of OZV (one of our favorite Zinfandels) with a custom label mimicking the vintage postcard theme from our save the dates and website.
Honestly, I don’t know why it took me so long to get good photographs of the custom wine labels for our wedding. But it is fun to look back and reminese about the best weekend of my life. It’s hard to believe that it was almost 2 years ago. 

The above photos where taken by Emily Cummings of Ten Little Bluebirds.