Alli & Chris


From my first convo with Alli, I knew her wedding was gonna be what Pinterest dreams are made of -- a dreamy waterfront venue + a super relaxed bride with a perfectly curated vision (seriously). Alli and her sister Sara have a wedding planning business (s/o SD Events!), so she wasn't afraid to pull in a ton of different vendors, elements, and vibes, which made for the coolest aesthetic - somehow vintage and modern, romantic and minimalist, moody and bright, all at the same time. 

I was lucky enough to get to work with Alli & Chris from the early stages of wedding planning all the way through to the big day! She was down for ALL of the hand-crafted details I'd been dying to use in a wedding suite - tons of hand lettering, embellishments, and mix of textures. We did a full custom design for all of their stationery and day-of items, starting with the Save the Dates. Alli & Chris got engaged in New Orleans, so we designed custom wax seals with a fleur de lis in the middle in a champagne color, and used them to secure the red velvet ribbon we wrapped around the cards. The watercolor leaves and botanical illustrations we used on the back was carried over into the Invitation Suites, where we changed up the materials a bit and added a ton of custom hand lettering for their names and all of the accent text. We did more ribbon and wax seals here (yay!!) - but this time, silk ribbon and a subtle monogram on a white seal - wrapped around a vellum suite enclosure. We did dark red envelopes with recipient addressing in white watercolor, hand lettering each, with return addresses digitally printed in white ink.

For the larger day-of details, we wanted to let all of the amazing decor and florals pop, so we kept colors neutral and went for tons of acrylic signage. We used both frosted and clear acrylic, with white ink printing, and continued the mix of hand lettering with simple typography across the Seating Chart, Dinner Menu, In Memory sign, and Vendor sign (such a cute idea). We pulled in a little color on the Signature Cocktail sign, Bar sign, Dessert sign, and Cocktail Napkins. 

I loooooved working with Alli and her wedding stationery was hands down one of my favorite projects to date.  Can't wait to work with her on another event one day!! 

Photography by Alicia Wiley Photography // Venue: Historic London Town and Gardens  

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