Thursday, January 20, 2011
Joanne & Dennis Los Angeles Wedding
I'm so happy to be blogging about this couple. My dear friends Joanne & Dennis were married last November 2010 at the beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church located in downtown Los Angeles. This is one wedding that I was lucky to be a vendor for and still had the honor to be able to attend as a guest. Which, unfortunately is rare. I'm used to just making all these extravagent stationery items then having to say bye, in hopes that the bride will share pics on Facebook or even better email them to me.
Joanne is a natural at planning. I can't believe what she was able to pull off in 6 months time. Her dress and shoes were so beautiful. I love-love her shoes! I really hope she finds another occasion to wear them because they are too adorable to be kept in the closet.The reception was absolutely beautiful. Her ideas and Dennis' attention to detail really paid off and showed on their special day. The lighting, centerpieces and small stuff like bubbles on their first dance were all stunning. Take a look at this picture that Callo Photography captured of their first dance. Isn't it like they are really on cloud nine? I adore this picture.
Paper Crew did all the stationery starting from the Save the Date magnets that were tucked into a mini pocket folder with Accommodation information. This was just the Save the dates!
I never got around to taking a full shot of the entire wedding invitation package, but it was gorgeous. Chocolate brown with accents of champagne metallic paper and lavender ink. The invitation was set in a pocket folder which was enclosed by a satin ribbon and laid into a beautiful box with a custom address label band. Inside the pocket was yet another folder sealed with a band titled, "Wedding Information". Inside were accordion steps for each bit of information.
The drawing just doesn't do it justice. I'm gonna have to take pictures and write a whole other blog about it soon. The reception stationery that I'm especially proud of are the Picture Teepee Escort Cards. Four rotating pictures of Joanne and Dennis' engagement shoot filled the personalized escort tee pees. These were such a hit and so darn cute! You can find similar ones to these available on our Paper Crew Etsy store, which was feature on the knot.com! "Eat, Laugh, and Drink at table..." typography on the back side, frame bracket pictures with names of your guests on the front side. These teepee lay flat and are not flimsy like the regular standard tent cards.
Isn't this such a great escort table idea. "live-laugh-love" frames in the background helped put together such a sweet table. I'm so glad that I busted out with my old iPhone to take these pictures.
Joanne just gave us the inspiration and we just ran with it. I get carried away sometimes, but when I see pictures of all the hard work, it's so worth it. I don't even have any pics of the custom menus, table numbers, gift card 3-tier box, or programs to really show all the details. This was such an adorable way to get the smaller kiddos down that aisle. Paper Crew provided a sign that said, "Here comes the bride" on one side and "Just Married" on the other.Look at this cake from Rossmoor Pastries. I have always had a hard time watching them take the first cut when the cake it this grand. It looks too nice to eat. And below you'll see Paul and I attempting to model for our "Thank" and "You" signs that we created for the photographer to take with the bride and groom holding them. Perfect to use for thank you cards!
Can't wait to post all the upcoming Valentine's goodies. Happy 2011 everyone!