I’m so excited to share this wedding featuring photos from the über-talented Anna Routh! Usually I just feed you pictures of pretty paper and accessories, but having been lucky enough to be involved in this wedding from top to bottom (I was a bridesmaid), I got special access to all the fun details. And I feel like you need to see how awesome this event came out!
Back in November, we put together this super fun save the date for Sarah and Chase, which has since become one of Mountain Paper’s most popular projects. In the spring, we started work on the big stuff – the invitation packet!
Some brides opt to keep it minimal and simple with just an invitation card and reply card (or in some cases even just an invitation card with a line for online RSVPs at the bottom). But for fellow paper-lover Sarah, going big was the only option! With a weekend chock full of fun events and a big portion of her guest list flying in from out of town, she wanted to provide all the details. We created a pocketfold packet stuffed with several inserts, all with their own unique design and festive elements.
The mix ‘n’ match look of the suite reflects the bride’s bold personal style and incorporates a touch of vintage. Sarah’s vision for her event was an upscale garden party with all the familiar trappings of a classic Texas affair, so the design needed to reflect both the refined side as well as the fun, old-world southern side. We spent a lot of time creating the filigree elements that frame each piece. They needed to look just a tad imperfect while still lending structure to the page.
We wrapped everything up with a monogrammed garter and sent them in turquoise blue envelopes – a hefty and bright delivery that no guest would miss in the mail!
Fast forward to the big event, for which Sarah commissioned several coordinating pieces.
After a picturesque ceremony, everyone headed to the Dallas Arboretum, a drop-dead beautiful spot with modern architecture and, of course, about a million colorful plants popping out of every nook and cranny!
We printed escort cards with the couple’s monogram detail on light kraft paper, which were displayed nestled in grass. Sarah continued the creative display theme by propping up each menu, also printed on kraft, in a cut Granny smith apple.
Check out the charming details in Sarah’s centerpieces and bar accessories. It’s kind of like Anthropologie plus Terrain minus the dustiness.
Rather than have a DJ for the entire reception, the couple hired dueling piano players to get the party started! (Sidenote for brides-to-be: this idea rocked.) We printed up a bunch of request cards so guests could submit their favorite jams for the pianists.
Sarah is a Chi Omega, so of course we had to have owls worked in!
Why go with a boring old guestbook when you can have guests sign helmets from your favorite college football teams?
Everyone was surprised by the introduction of balloons towards the end of the reception. Best dance accessory ever? Quite possibly.
Finally, we printed up some kraft labels to adorn the couples’ parting gifts – samples of their signature cocktails from the reception! “The Chase” is a margarita spiked with jalapeno, a combo new to my tastebuds that I now am obsessed with.
Sarah, thank you so much for the opportunity to collaborate on your big day! I am so proud of the work we did and the killer final product.
Photography: Anna Routh
P.S. If these pics looks familiar to you, you may have already seen them featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper!