Today we hone in on some of the finite details surrounding our summer editorial shoot! A look at the subtle magic that brings it all together, ties up some of the loose aesthetic ends and inspires you to do something different with some of your big day details! We start today where it all begins for your guests …… a close up look at the organic and simple invites from Pink Piggy Design and then onto something superbly sweet with Rue De Lis Desserts!
We have seen a plethora of wedding styles come and go over our careers in the wedding industry and each facet seems to flow in and out of trends including invites! Such an important design element for your big day, it is the very first impression your guests receive and it should speak to the style, mood, and aesthetic of your wedding. Megan with Pink Piggy Design joins us today with some insight into these lovely invite designs from our shoot!
To fit the style of this editorial shoot I went with a simple and organic approach by using different textured stocks paired with white ink and a touch of watercolor. The trends in wedding invitations are moving way from tons of layers, pockets, and accessories and instead moving into a more simple feel that lets the style of printing and the typography tell the story. For this invitation suite we printed white ink on top of a natural kraft stock for an organic look.We also brought in a subtle water color painting to coordinate with the green elements in the table design. When working with your custom invitation designer don’t be afraid to mix and match paper textures, printing styles and even colored envelopes to come up with a truly custom suite that is unique to your style and event.
When we are planning concepts, designs, and vendors for our shoots we really do think about ensuring that we offer our readers something new and different with each publication. We have brought in catering and a full menu, we have focused on drinks and even just on cocktails, we often times have had beautiful traditional wedding cakes and so much more! This time around we brought in a fantastic vendor who you could say is trending here in Utah! A talented artist with edibles Hilary at Rue De Lis caters to the sweet tooth. She brought plenty of sugar to the shoot but it all felt extremely natural and was incredibly delish! Here is what Hilary had to say about her craft on this shoot:
Incorporating your event’s color theme into your desserts is always doable and allows you to bring in an amusing and unique variety of flavors for your guests. Green is portrayed in this event with pistachio sandie cookies as well as a fresh key lime tart with toasted meringue swirled on top. Towers of white baked meringue dispersed with fresh mint offer a great way to bring height to your dessert array- an important aspect of planning a display that has balance and the ability to capture the eye. The “naked” vanilla bean cake with a homemade caramel glaze offers a beautiful alternative to the traditional wedding cake and presents a more appetizing glance at this stunning dessert.
We finish strong tomorrow with flowers! So stay tuned …… Thanks again to Lindsey Shaun Photography!