Colorful Spring Inspiration at WIPA | springtime menu | colorful event inspiration | WIPA southern California

On April 7th, spring time arrived at the WIPA southern California meeting!  With bright pops of color and fresh blooms, the room was beautiful inpsiration for spring time design.  Our papers made a special appearance with playful type and whimsical artwork.  In addition to color, we played with illustrations in the spirit of Alice in Wonderland.  Such lovely photos from Luminaire Images!

Meeting Chair:   Leslie McCammon @shadeweddings

Linens:              Wildflower Linens @wildflowerlinen

Rentals:            Premiere Party Rents @ premiere_rents

Florist:              Flower Duet @flowerduetla

Cocktail Hour Music:       Del Lago Trio @del_lago_trio

DJ, Photobooth & Lighting:    Vox DJ’s  @voxdjs

Desserts:          The Sugar Party by NYFC @thesugarparty_nyfc 

Graphics & Program:      Copper Willow Paper Studio @copperwillowps

Photographer:    Luminaire Images Photography @luminaireimages

Videographer:    Mission Visual @missionvisual

Rainy Day Sweetness Featured on Wedding Chicks

We were approached by Heather Sharpe to join a styled shoot centered around the gorgeous umbrellas created by Bella Umbrella.  First off, styled shoots are great for client inspiration and growing your range as a designer.  Second off, you always say 'yes' to Heather and if you don't know her, you should.  The invitation design flowed easily when keeping rain and soft coloring in mind.  The liner is a water color wash in light stormy shades.  A good storm always bring flowers and fresh green grasses.  And for the romantic touch, blush paper and delicate thread!  The styling of the shoot is sweet and romantic, yet fun.  So it made sense to use a non-traditional escort card format.  Heather requested little umbrellas and we dressed them up with hand calligraphy.  And that flower girl, Heather's daughter, the web is eating her up :)

Photographers: Alante Photography
Umbrellas: Bella Umbrella
Coordinators & Stylists: The Editor's Touch
Wedding Paper Goods: Copper Willow Paper Studio
Flowers: Butter and Bloom
Beauty: Offwhite Makeup and Beauty
Fashion: Jenny Yoo Collection, Inc.

Cakes & Catering: The SweetSide
Rentals: Choice Linens | Vintage Ambiance | Unique and Chic Rentals
Venues & Officiants: Distillery Lofts Events

Lauren and Andrew's Geometric Wedding Stationery!

Geometric Wedding Invitations by Copper Willow Paper Studio

Lauren & Andrew came to us as the ideal client: cool style and open to our ideas.  From a designer's perspective, that's a rare combination!  Long time fans & attendees of Coachella, they decided to get married right there.  They were interested in papers that were a little classic to stay formal, but clean with some sort of geometric vibe.  We designed a geometric wedding invitation that featured crisp black and white with pops of colors from their event: turquoise, pink, and orange.  Gold was prominent on the wedding day and we used that as foil on the invitation and in the main envelope.  However, their wedding "brand" became all about the geometrics and clean lines.  No scripts, and rotating various patterns.  The same geometrics used on their invitations were incorporated later into their table numbers. 

Our Rose Garden Wedding Invitation Suite Was Featured on Snippet & Ink!

Rachel came to us with a very clear vision for her wedding day: a secret rose garden.  She wanted a look that was soft and romantic, lush and intimate.  The wedding was held on her future in-laws' property in the Hamptons.  This beautiful location held many rooms for the guests to move through, including an artist studio.  Making flowers a prominent part of their invitation was an obvious choice.  Rachel loved letterpress, so it really came down to selecting the papers.  Blush is so romantic and a cool silver paired well.  Rachels & Chris's "branding" became the emblem shown at the top of the invitation, which changed letters after they were married, and the internal phrase in the banner alternated for the occasions.  To top off the romance, Rachel chose Pablo Neruda poems as a gift to their guests with personalized bookmarks for seating.

Photography: Cappy Hotchkiss / Venue: Villa des Amis, Family’s private residence in Bridgehampton, New York / Day-of-Coordination: The Wedding Sitter / Dress: Marisa Collection / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hairpiece: Jennifer Behr / Bride’s Engagement Ring, Wedding Band: Excalibur Estate Jewelry / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Bridesmaid Suit: Banana Republic / Bridesmaid Gifts: Plum Pretty Sugar / Groom, Groomsmen Tuxedos: J.Crew / Groom & Groomsmen Shoes: Stubbs & Wootton / Groom’s Wedding Band: Marian Mauer Fine Jewelry / Groomsmen Gifts: Ralph Lauren / Floral Design: Jeff Pennington Flowers / Hair: Lisa Marie Owens / Makeup: Salon Xavier / Stationery, Calligraphy: Copper Willow Paper Studio / Vintage Postage Stamps: Treasure Fox  / Catering: Stone Creek Inn / Cake: Breadzilla / Rentals: Party Rental, Ltd. / Tent: Sperry Tents / Officiant: Reverend Annie Block Pearl / Ceremony Music: East End Chamber Players / Reception Music: Ray Jarrell Entertainment / Handmade Guestbook: Tiger Food Press  / Gifts for Mothers: Canyon Embroidery / Favors: Pablo Neruda Love Poem books / Welcome Bags: Round Swamp FarmAquiesse travel candlesPaper Source / Vintage Postcards: Sag Harbor Variety Store / Hand-dyed Silk Ribbon:  FlowerSeedPaper  / Videography: Milk & Honey Productions

Featured on Green Wedding Shoes For Our Love Letter Wedding Invitation

Heather & Cheyne had the most beautiful, swoon-worthy wedding.  Held at Sunstone Winery, with unbelievable grounds, the scene set the standard for their papers.  Heather wanted something intimate and personal, so we proposed a love letter.  Our love letter was not formatted in a traditional invitation layout, rather a note written to the guests with excitement and passion for their wedding and each other.  The wedding details were mixed into the sentences of the letter.  Because a hand written letter is both timeless yet an antique concept, their papers used vintage quill-styled typography and typewriter font.  Heather supplied the most beautiful handmade muted peach paper and we letterpressed in pewter ink.  This color palette and style was used on their wedding day papers with a warm beige parchment paper.  Their wedding day details by Sterling Social used the names of spices for table names, messages for anniversaries as a guest book, and the most amazing charcuterie & cheese service.

photography: Matthew Morgan Photography // planning + design: Sterling Social // videography: T&C Photographie // venue: Sunstone Winery + Villa Santa Ynez, California // florals: JL Designs // vintage rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // rentals: Town & Country // linens: La Tavola Linen // lighting: Bella Vista Designs // paper goods: Copper Willow Paper Studio // cake:Crushcakes // ceremony music: Ybarra Music // dj: DJ Aubrey Henderson // hair: Contour Fossa // make-up: Artistry by Danika // bride’s gown: Custom Designed by Bride, created by Nazzy Nazari // bride’s veil: Vera Wang // bride’s shoes: Valentino // bride’s robe: Custom Made by Nazzy Nazari // bridesmaids’ dresses: Ceremony by Joanna August // groom’s attire: Custom Designed by Groom // groom’s shoes: Meermin // catering: Bello Forno Wood Fired Cuisine