approximately two weeks ago, i was asked by my friend aharon of aharon hill photography (talented taker of rush’s newborn photographs; one of my very favorites you can see at the end of this post) to participate in a styled wedding photo shoot…meaning that nobody would actually be getting married, but we would use props and such to make it look like they were. how FUN! i was tickled to be included, so of course i scrambled to get designing and also made my new letterpress printer scramble (i’m sure he loves me already) to have the invitation and menu made in time for the shoot. the weather agreed perfectly and the other talented vendors truly made the theme shine! if it’s been a while since you’ve seen the movie, here are good inspiration frames courtesy of the stylist’s blog…
ok, check out this loveliness from modern day times.
gorgeous, no? here is the full cast of characters that helped to pull this off!
photography: aharon hill photography
stylist: lauren lee-crane
location: the wren’s nest, atlanta
flowers: gardenia floral design
calligraphy: carol gray calligraphy
paper goods: calliespondence
wedding cake: miss mamie’s cupcakes, cakes and such
thanks for including me, ladies!!
just caught a glimpse of milly’s new fall 2011 collection…and there were two words that went through my head as i landed on this screen.
well, it’s the dawn of a new day here at calliespondence. i am forever signing off of the pc-world and jumping into the deep (but fabulous??) waters of becoming a mac person this very weekend. presto chango, just like that! and don’t think it was lost on me that in 90% of the office pictures from this post, a little apple adorned the computer. i am making the switch. this is huge because i don’t think y’all realize what a luddite i am. i still use my AOL personal email address from….1996 maybe? i mean it still works and everybody knows how to reach me, why switch? i just got a phone that i can receive email on a few months ago, but don’t talk to me about a smartphone or those little squares you’re supposed to scan and something happens…it will all be lost. i pay all of my bills with handwritten checks, the real kind that you mail with a stamp. and, if you can believe it, rbb and i had been living without DVR up until we moved in april. we were watching every last commercial and tv shows at the exact time they come on. wild!!
so in being forced to upgrade in the technology department and in losing oh, like ALL of my design files from the last two years and my beloved fonts that i hold so near and dear because my hard drive decided to take a permanent vacay, there are a few bright spots.
1) great excuse to purchase / hunt down all new, better, more fabulous fonts than before
2) finally REALLY organize the office – or at least clear off the desk – because a desktop is coming to stay. no more laptop on the dining room table (somewhere in the city of atlanta, rbb is jumping for joy. he doesn’t like eating amongst envelopes, notecards, mouse cords and a laptop. he’s crazy.)
3) taking a fresh look at calliespondence designs
4) become instantly cool as that’s what owning a mac does to you, right?
and it’s so funny what the dell grim reaper spared. my decorating inspiration folder. maybe it knew that more than anything, i need to get my house in order? thank God for small favors!!! behold what i do still have access to…thank you dell.
i just wanted to make you all aware that i do in fact know that today’s date is july 21st…but snow & graham just released their new holiday prints (to be used in calliespondence-land as envelope liners) and i am IN LOVE. and i can’t believe i am this excited about holiday cards already…good gracious alive.
see if any tickle your fancy! i have so many favorites, how will i choose between these and the smock patterns?
working with brides to see their vision is just the most fun. i love getting into the details with them, hearing their plans for the reception, what they envision for the invitation…it’s all a blast. working with haley was no exception – she wanted a really unique invitation style for her rosemary beach, florida wedding in april, and i was thrilled to hear what she had in mind! we hired a local calligrapher to pen out the invitation wording, return address for the outer envelope and reply card language…it made such the difference. there are nuances that a computer font just cannot pick up on that the human hand can only do. it was so lovely! from there, we had the invitation letterpressed in grey and then added a blue and white striped back to the invitation. i am simply in love with the result….
with haley having such a high attention to detail and style on the invitation, i knew the wedding would blow me away. and was i right…feast your eyes on this affair! and let’s discuss how totally fantastic her wedding dress is…and how gorgeous she was in it!!
wedding photos courtesy of paul johnson photography.
it looks like it was a perfect day. congrats john and haley!!!!
hey guys. it’s been a tough couple of days around here. my computer got sick and a lot of my hard drive items were not salvageable….hate that!! i keep on remembering things that fell by the wayside (like oh yeah, that’s gone too. darn.) and it’s painful.
also painful is that these guys have bit the dust. sniff sniff. we had some really good times, me and these two.
and, i did think about brushing off the front steps…but then i thought – meh. that’s what it looks like most of the time.
my first, and to date, only pair of loeffler randalls. how i was so thrilled to find you 75% off at a boutique in savannah on the way home from a girl’s beach weekend. your color that went with so many fun outfits, the uniqueness of your makings, the oh-so-slight stacked heel and actually being comfortable on top of that…nearly an urban legend.
i am simply bursting with excitement to pick up the latest issue of vogue, featuring the one and only sjp.
i love that couple’s baby showers are becoming so en vogue, because it’s really just…a party. not that the girls only showers aren’t great too, because i happen to like chicken salad croissant sandwiches and cheese straws, but attending a couple’s shower is a nice change of pace from the usual oooing and aaaing over another cute burp cloth, you don’t say?!
i recently designed a couple’s baby shower invitation for a pair of parents-to-be that do not know the gender of their baby – which meant that the invitation had to be not too feminine or babyish (had to appeal to the dudes on the receiving end), and not lean towards baby boy or baby girl.
so! we settled on a navy and green color scheme (still loving the preppiness of this pair of hues) with a little nest motif, and lined the envelope in a fabulous green bamboo pattern. love that the only real clue upon first glance that this might be a baby shower is the little nest.