The paper goods not only set the precedence for your wedding, they can also make a big impact at your event. We love to see brides who carry their custom designs from their invitations into their paper elements at their celebration like escort cards, place cards, menus and favor tags. These details really go a long way! Today we have Ann Jager with Ann Elizabeth Custom Graphic Design & Printing Studio
sharing her vision behind the lovely designs:
“When I started thinking about an Equestrian themed paper suite for a fall wedding I knew I wanted the look to be elegant and rich. After I’d been thinking about for a few days, I actually woke in the middle of the night and wrote on my nightstand note pad “Leather and Lace” with a very rough sketch of a horse head. As a designer, ideas often hit at the strangest times and I find I have to get them down on paper so I can follow through with them.
Based on my chicken scratch leather and lace notes, I started thinking about how rich and decadent the feel of leather is and that’s how the leather strands that wrap around the main invitation became part of the design. The leather square over the leather strands seemed like the perfect opportunity to introduce the horse head monogram for the set. I really like that the monogram is on the leather piece rather than on the same piece as the invitation printing. I added the lace layer to the invitation to soften the leather and give the piece some balance between hard and soft elements.
I loved adding the matching lace layer to the inside of the RSVP envelopes. It’s so tactile and I like that an RSVP envelope liner, as opposed to a mailing envelope liner, is pristine in the guests hands.
The menu features all of the best matching details. A small piece of the leather strand and a band of the lace across the menu top. This kind of follow through from save the date all the way to the wedding date are details that your guests really will notice. They’ll be sure to remember that pretty lace on the invitation when they see the matching lace on the menu cards. Any details that you can carry through will give you big visual results and pull all of the last details together as a unified set.” – Ann Jager,
Ann Elizabeth Custom Graphic Design & Printing Studio
Concept/Design/Planning: UBB & Culinary Crafts
Photography: Pepper Nix
Venue: Red Cliff Ranch
Floral artistry: Studio Stems
Printed materials & escort details: Ann Elizabeth
Culinary & Staging decor: Culinary Crafts
Groomal Fashion: Mr Mac
Jewelery: Goldsmith Jewelers
Rentals: Diamond Rental