Kristen Marie Tourtillotte is a wedding photographer based in Seattle who got in touch with me recently to share the wedding of Michelle & Ryan, who got hitched at home amongst their friends, family and pets. i loooooooooove this. everything about it is what i love about small weddings – intimate & personal, mimosas & pies, dancing in the backyard… not to mention Kristen’s beautiful photography. i could barely pick my favourites, be sure to check out the entire wedding.
i really like the idea of Love vs. Design where you can choose templates for your wedding stationery, personalise them and then have them printed yourself (or get them to print for you). this obviously isn’t a new concept, but the fact is that there are some really nice designs to choose from – so it’s a pretty cool option for people who are on a budget and don’t have the luxury of hiring a designer to whip up their wedding invitations.
so i told you last week that my pals Jessica & Luke were getting married over the weekend. i was a bridesmaid along with Jessica’s twin sister Debra, and also one of the many unofficial official photographers. i’m really happy with how these photos came out – and even happier that i could capture some special moments from the day.
i wish more wedding photography was like this. simple, no props, no stunts, no bells and whistles – just capturing a real moment. photograph by courtney brooke.
Being a graphic designer by trade, of course I saw my wedding as a magnificent design project. One of the first things I told Tamara is that I would love the whole effort to be very DIY driven … We wanted every element of our wedding to be one-of-a-kind. We stamped and wrote details on each invitation and thank you tag by hand, cut and tied the ribbon, hand made windmills and made the pocket squares from scratch.
i love these incredible navaho inspired wedding invitations by erin jang aka the indigo bunting
i started following casey‘s blog sibling mine last year and noticed her talking about her upcoming wedding a bit on twitter. well now the wedding pics have finally been revealed and it looks like they had an incredibly rad time. we love pictures took the photos and her dress is by abigail betz (wow wow wow wow wow is all i can say about that dress)
the wedding of max & margaux has been well documented online (you can see the five posts over at once wed here, here, here, here & here). max is a well-known wedding photographer himself (he photographed joanna of a cup of jo’s wedding) and so it’s not a surprise that they got some very talented individuals involved in their own event. photographers our labor of love, stylist ashley meaders, the wedding event collective the flashdance (who they are a part of) as well as the rifle paper company who designed their wedding invitations. all in all it looks like it was an amazing two days, and i encourage you to look through all the posts i linked to.
i designed a simple wedding invite for a close friend who is getting hitched later this year. the end product is actually different colours (plum and navy blue to match her wedding theme) & printed on brown paper. i’m quite partial to the green / blue / yellow combo. the only prerequisite for the design was that she wanted birds and nothing formal & stuffy. it’s pretty long, but folds down to fit into a standard envelope.