Monday, December 12, 2011

An Art Deco Affair

This week we have another FULL wedding design post for you, and what's more, some GORGEOUS pro photos for your viewing pleasure.

Let's start with the invitation. When we first met with Katie and her mom, and her sister, and her mother in law, and her fiancé (yes, we LOVE when everyone wants to be involved, it is actually super fun for us, haha) Katie just wanted simple, clean, with shades of green and an art deco feel. Which was perfect since she was having her reception at Asbury Hall, a gorgeous gem of a hall in Downtown Buffalo, an old church repurposed by Annie DiFranco for a multitude of musical purposes. If you've never been, I hope you get the privilege sometime soon, it's a sight to be seen.

Since the interior is so beautiful, and green, we decided to incorporate an illustration of it right into the design of the invite. 

Katie (and her mom) also opted for layering, and an RSVP card with matching envelope. I think the off-white linen paper complimented the design perfectly.

Now on to the real eye candy. Katie and John's photographers were Jenn and Ben from Ayres Photography , and as you can clearly see below, I should stick to the paper and let the pros do the photographing.

The programs were double sided, mounted on a green layered paper that matched the invitation style, replacing the drawing with the bride's and groom's names. 

At Asbury Hall, we did all the centerpieces, as well as several extra bouquets for the guestbook table, the fireplace near the entrance, and the gift table.

Each vase was a mason jar, with ribbon, raffia tie, and tag that had Katie and John's name on it, with the date. Inside the vase were river rocks, and bouquets of white and green hydrangea (our favorite!!).

Also near the entrance were the escort cards that matched the invitation and programs. 

Each table had a green cloth napkin that grounded each centerpiece grouping. Along with the bouquets, we did up table cards that, in addition to the traditional table number, each table also had a different street in Buffalo. And with the green color we were using for everything, we just had to make them look like actual street signs. 

We had SO much fun designing this wedding for you guys, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Here's to you, and an eternity of happiness, thank you for allowing us to help bring to life your vision for your special day. 

**Thank you also to Jenn at Ayres Photography for sending us these truly amazing photos. Check out their whole blog post on Katie and John's wedding day.


  1. Aly, thank you again for designing the perfect invitations for us - we absolutely loved them, and we can't tell you how many compliments we got!! We also absolutely loved the decorations, table cards and name cards... thanks to you and Megan for making our day so beautiful and memorable!
    - Katie

  2. Thanks for having us, Katie, we loved every minute of it! Your day looks like it was absolutely gorgeous, we are so happy for you both. :)