Green Flowers

Green Inspiration from Garden Design Magazine via Housemartin.

Invitation Extras...

We felt we did not need to include all of the pain staking details of our wedding event on paper... we created a website (from scratch, not from a wedding website). It was great to have more control over what the final site looked like. It was nice to save a little paper too.

We chose to have our RSVP be a postcard and did not use an inner envelope.

We did include a tiny card with one hotel and our website address, we blind letterpressed a pig on the back. I wanted to use the farm animal silhouettes from our save the date, but did not want it to look, well, like a children's party invitation.
As for the directions, Blue Hill at Stone Barns has thier own that we included with the invite (one less thing to design!).

Invitation Breakdown...

So, We sent an invitation to ourselves- and received it today! As with the save the dates, we designed it together. It was a little bit more involved, but, here is the breakdown...

Our calligrapher was fellow brooklyner Jenna Hein. The ink color and font was just stunning- we are so pleased!
We kept so much of the invites clean and decided against the extra paper of an inner envelope, I still wanted to add a little something extra. We designed the envelope liner and lined them ourselves. Using vellum made it a little trickier- but the end result was worth the extra attention.
In the past, I loved seeing that bit of tissue paper covering the invitation before you actually saw it (more often for formal invites). We created the same effect with a sheet of vellum using a contrasting white on green version of our liners.
I kept our invitations clean and simple with only two colors and two fonts.

Our little extra is the back... we wanted to continue the farm theme and set the foundation for the birds.
More in the next post!!

Whew- The Invites

Just a little peek...

From Farm to Table

Browsing through the recent issue of edible Brooklyn, I saw an ad for Sweet Pea Nourishment. Their specialty is linking your event with local farms to supply the food- THEY DO THE LEGWORK! and will design a menu, etc. Their sample menus look delish!

You no longer have to settle for a menu that is sourced from all edges of the globe to feed your guests- you can keep it fresh (Farm Fresh!) and local. Sweet Pea Nourishment works within the Northeast and is based in in Philadelphia. Founder, Liz Solms, is from NYC originally.
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Blooming Inspiration

We will be sticking to a green and white color scheme, but the pretty petals and composition of these below are the lush but clean look we are thinking about for our tables.

pics below: top peonies from Housemartin, middle moss, ferns, flowers from Brooklyn Bride, whose photographer was Bethalee photography, and bottom peony taken by me at Banchet flowers.


The picture below is from Martha Stewart (via Housemartin). I have been working on a few terrarium-like moss creations for our centerpieces. Mixing a few very structural elements with a lot of whimsy is what I would like.

The two pictures below Martha's mushroom magic are my works in progress.

Where the City Meets the Forest???

This was taken by me in front of our building, in our tree pit, earlier this week. Who knew such lush inspiration would be just outside our door in Brooklyn?

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