Meet Megan and Neill. Beautiful couple cutting beautiful cake above. This happened last September on a farm in North Carolina...and I was lucky enough to get to work with them on their stationery. Ok, not them...but her, because, I quote, "his eyes gloss over at the mention of envelopes or watercolor," so for his sake, we left him out of it. (And I'm just going to go right ahead and say it...This.Rocked. With one or two rare exceptions - past experience has proved grooms and stationery do not and should not, mix. But remind me to elaborate on this another time).
One of my favourite things about Megan was that she knew exactly what she wanted from the start. Most people come with, or think they come with, a fairly certain idea of the style they're going for, but at some stage always stop to umm and ahh at a particular decision. "Hmmm...maybe we should go for hand lettering, no, type, wait, can we see that first option one more time? Just to compare?" (And please, don't mistake this for any judgment - with regard to anything for your big day, indecisiveness and uncertainty are totally understandable and I'm happy to show you any and all variations of options one and three over and over until you're sure). It's just that with Megan there was none of this. She sent a short sweet email describing the style of the wedding and included a link to the venue. "If you look through the photos, you'll see lots of cowboy hats and burlap and such," she said, "and while that's all lovely, it's not what I want." And then came one of my favourite lines ever..."I may be country, but my wedding won't be." Elegant, white, grey, a touch of blush, letterpress obviously, and most importantly, your handwriting. The instructions were clear, simple, unwavering.Read More