I recently blogged about an Omaha couple (Megan & Ross) who had a beautiful church/city style wedding. It was elegant and beautiful. The same time I was blogging on Megan I got an email from Shawna, a bride who got married this past Fall. And I couldn’t help but just laugh to myself and was reassured why I love doing what I do.
Shawna and Russ’s fall wedding at Platte River State park was everything opposite of the church/city style wedding I was blogging about. And the thing is, they were both for the same purpose but their styles were both so unique. It’s awesome how two different couples can have completely different looks but the end result is always the same (marriage). And from my perspective, there is nothing better than having such a broad spectrum to design for.
And Shawna and Russ gave me no limitations. In fact, they challenged my creativity and made me go to limits I don’t usually get with wedding invitations. I mean, who uses the word “booze” on their wedding invitations? These guys do! Which is brilliant because it goes with who this couple is. From the first time I met them, I knew this was going to be fun. Shawna and Russ were laid back, chill and just wanting something sweet to send out to guests.
And we did that with some Save the Date magnets that boldly said their names and location. That’s about it. And their invites…definitely a talking piece at wedding shows I’m currently doing. We printed their skinny invites on craft paper and backed it with a dark brown, wood grain textured paper. Their RSVP was simple (if you were replying yes to coming) and their guest information card made sure to tell their guests there was no skinny dipping in the pond nearby. We also did Thank You cards which showcased their great photos from the day.
I’m not sure if I’ll find another couple quite like this. If I do, I’m going back to these invites to remind myself that for today’s weddings, anything goes.
Congrats, Shawna & Russ. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.
Shawna + Russ
September 20, 2014