Christy Collier (a great friend of mine who I met in New York) became engaged the Fall of '08, and I was super excited when she asked me to design her Save the Dates! Her wedding was going to take place in Nashville (her hometown) and she wanted to combine her wedding colors (navy + deep red with accents of Tiffany blue and pink) + a "Nashville" look. We selected the below design - chic and modern with a slight Western feel - perfect for the occasion!
We wanted the invitations to be more formal than the Save the Dates, so we decided on using (multiple) classic fonts and, but a non-traditional layout. Simple color choices mixed with the fonts and layout plus the super glamourous and luxurious letter press printing gave the invites the modern yet vintage look that Christy and Alex were after.
How did you meet? Tell us your story.
We met on match.com. He was my first and last match date! :-)
Describe the inspiration behind your wedding invitations.
We were pushing for the vintage/whimsical aspect of our wedding theme and found a wedding invite online with font we thought really captured that feel. We emailed Susan the font which she later used in our very own invitations but with her own flair (which we loved and turns out, so did many of our guests!).
What/ where did you draw inspiration from when planning your wedding?
Etsy, She & Him songs, Twinkly Light photos a la Tavern on the Green
How/ Where did you find your dress?
I was inspired by Audrey Hepburn's style and wanted a dress that was a fusion between her wedding gown in funny face and from her real-life wedding to Mel Ferrer in 1954. I saw a dress on a mannequin, at Arzelle's dress shop in Nashville, that had a lovely bodice and long train. I tried it on and told the sales person i wanted the train cut off to hit my knee. She looked mortified.
What are 3 adjectives that describe your wedding day?
Vintage, chic, whimsical
Church: The Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennett Center Reception: The Cannery Ballroom Flowers: Melissa Broadwell, Vintage Florals Photography:Krista Lee Photography Cake: Sweet Dreams Cookie Company Invitations: J Press Designs DJ: Russell Cothran, DJ Catering: Chef's Market Lighting-Nashville Event Lighting