Posts tagged gold
Bespoke | Samantha & Stuart





I've been pretty obsessed with marbling lately, and this suite is nothing short of all sorts of marbled goodness. 

Gold engraved lettering, pale silk ribbon, and marbling in shades of grey, it just doesn't get any better!

The entire suite was topped off with a gold wax seal, bringing in formality and tradition.

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Bespoke | Moody + Gold

...inspired by the still life painting of the old masters full of dramatic colors and gorgeous, light textures.  The photography for this project was so lovely, light and airy; I just fell in love with the finished images! 

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the invitation for this suite included taupe watercolor with gold foil.  the invitation was topped with a crested monogram and surrounded by a border.  I loved combining the contemporary watercolor with the moody colors.  The invitation was layered with a deckled edge velum with the "ever mine" quote on it.  The entire suite was wrapped in a raw edged linen with a matching monogram.

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Shot by the lovely Cadence Kennedy

Bespoke Invitation ... sage & rosemary

I loved working on this suite...hand drawn rosemary and sage, with touches of gold.  The suite was designed around the wedding's venue, hosted at the Carneros Inn in Napa, California.  We wanted to incorporate the feeling of the countryside and farm-to-table without leaning too far into the "winery" look and feel of things.  

I always choose a group of descriptors for a design, whether its a wedding, invitation, or a home.  For this suite, we choose: organic, rustic, elegant, easy, airy, herbal, farm to table, calligraphic,  

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I created a laurel from sketched and painted rosemary to incorporate through several pieces in the suite as well as their monogram.  We then used it on the invitation, backer, velum wrap, save the date, front of the reply card, table numbers and the monogram on their hand drawn map.  The other darling little design element of this suite that I really loved was the idea of taping herbs to a page and jotting their names on the tape...I really haven't any clue where the idea came from, I just thought it was a creative way of using the pieces.  The "taped herbs" were used as backers for several of the pieces and also along the bottom of the reception card. 

after the suite was printed, we had each piece run with gold foil to add little bits of gold sparkle into the watercolor elements.  We decided against doing gold for the letter as we liked the look of the heavy black contrast.   Naturally, all the envelopes were addressed in gold calligraphy ink.

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