Blogger Bride Series: Custom Paper Goods & Invitations

August 3, 2016 0 Comments

Hey again, fellow wedding lovers! Honest question: who DOESN’T love a beautiful invitation suite? Answer: just about no one. Paper goods are the bomb – and if I do say so myself, we’ve got a pretty stellar team of creatives on our side for our upcoming wedding this October (we’re looking at you, The Aerialist Press and Brown Fox Calligraphy). Kaella and I had a fantastic time dreaming up all sorts of creative ideas for our invitation suite – though I admit, we ended up going a completely different (and much better!) direction that I had originally planned, thanks to her expertise, and that of our fabulous vendors. Thank goodness for professionals – I am definitely ‘the crazy bride’ in this situation, and from time to time, I need someone with a level head to bring me back to center.

Custom Pop-Up Wedding Invitations | Calligraphy stamp by Brown Fox Callugraphy | Wedding Planning/Design by Kaella Lynn Events | Photography by Jake and Necia Photography http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015

Photo by Jake + Necia Photography from Kaella Lynn Events wedding of Asal and Hamed. Custom inking by Brown Fox Calligraphy. Featured on Grey Likes Weddings.

Here’s the thing about invites and calligraphy: your paper goods are not edible. Nobody is going to sit on them, drink them, dance to them, or otherwise have a major physical interaction with them on the night of your event. But does this negate the importance of making sure they’re executed well? Personally, I say absolutely not! Your invitation is the very first piece of your wedding experience that your guests will hold in their hands: a tangible representation of your design and vision, and a first impression of sorts for you and your betrothed as a married couple. And your accompanying wedding day signage, from ceremony programs to dinner menus, bar signs and hashtag monikers, will further carry through the expert vision that you and your event designer have carefully crafted, and complete the circle of the visual representation of your love. Signage also helps ensure that an event flows smoothly, which is truly the highest goal for a successful wedding. How’s THAT for big picture?!

With matching paper goods providing continuity throughout all aspects of the event, the wedding feels whole and finished – and typically looks stunning, to boot. I’m so excited to send out our wedding invitations next month, and proudly display the accompanying paper goods around our event in just 80 days: because they’re going to be beautiful, and I’m so grateful to have had a team to help craft them around Ned & my individual style, and our wedding design. YAY FOR INVITATIONS! Below, I’m sharing a few of the biggest inspirations Kaella and I used when designing both our wedding invitation suite, day-of signage, and other paper goods in tandem with our vendor team – and we can’t wait to share pictures of them on our wedding day soon!

KLE Blogger Bride: Custom Paper Goods

A custom invite suite by Plume Calligraphy and shot by Katie Grant Photography (featured here on Green Wedding Shoes). I am STILL in love with the subtle balance of classic beauty and moody elegance in this suite – a truly timeless design!

KLE Blogger Bride: Custom Paper Goods

A shot from Jose Villa and husband Joel Serrato’s wedding day that perfectly captures the two dapper gents, and their divine leather-focused invitations (shot by none other than Elizabeth Messina. Because #WeddingGoals). Set in a rustic locale, their wedding is the embodiment of masculine perfection and neutral restraint, and I can’t get enough.

KLE Blogger Bride: Custom Paper Goods

Swanky envelope calligraphy really IS a must for making your envelopes pop! Here, Carolyn Jane Designs brings this Amalfi Coast wedding inspiration to new heights with gold calligraphy, and KT Merry Photography captures the shot perfectly – swoon.

KLE Blogger Bride: Custom Paper Goods

CAN WE TALK ABOUT PROGRAM GOALS? These letterpressed fan-fabulous beauties are the work of East Six Design, and are photographed by Kelly Kollar Photography. The blush silk ribbons are a ballerina’s dream, and I love the fresh approach to creating a ceremony program in a functional shape.

KLE Blogger Bride: Custom Paper Goods

The paper goods and calligraphy for Asal and Hamed’s wedding (some of our favorite KLE clients, featured on Grey Likes Weddings here!) was expertly calligraphed by our very own Brown Fox Calligraphy – and I’m obsessed. Her handiwork is just gorgeous! I love the deckled edging and gold ink here, fatefully photographed by our own wedding photographers, Jake & Necia.

KLE Blogger Bride: Custom Paper Goods

MORE Team KLE magic (also featured in Grey Likes Weddings, here, because Kaella is a #GirlBoss) – this time, paper goods were created by The Aerialist Press and captured by our dear friend and fab photographer, Edyta Szyszlo Photography. I love this invitation suite, because it perfectly gets at the bride and groom’s style – who they are, what they love (equestrian! Which is also how they met…), and how their life together is going to begin. LOVE-LY. And aren’t those checked linens from La Tavola fine linen just divine!?

KLE Blogger Bride: Custom Paper Goods

How rad is this custom suite from Cheree Berry Paper? Ahem, it’s aptly titled ‘Fit For a Queen’, and I can’t stop staring at it. I love the gentle neutrals, old world monograms, and perfect balance of lettering and iconography.

KLE Blogger Bride: Custom Paper Goods

This table setting with custom leather menus is everything – and look at that perfectly balanced dinner plate situation and beautiful calligraphy! Adore everything that is going on here.

KLE Blogger Bride: Custom Paper Goods

Okay, one last favorite from Kate and Bryan’s Wedding (shot by Edyta Szyszlo Photography), because in all my years in the wedding industry, I have never loved ceremony programs more at a client event – these are my all time favorite, Aerialist Press! They’re just perfection – and the ribbon is the icing on the cake.

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