I don’t think anyone can argue that a good ol’ fashioned family wedding is fun. You get to see relatives you haven’t seen forever. You get to see young cousins grown up. And you get to drink and dance and eat cake and who can complain about that?
But family weddings are even more fun when you get to be involved. Like, designing wedding invitations involved. When my cousin (technically second cousin) Taylar asked me to help with the paper goods for her marriage to Zach in June of 2020, I was beyond psyched. I love helping out behind the scenes of a wedding and with this one, I would be there in person to see it all together.
Little did we know when we were going over all the paper options at my Uncle’s birthday party the summer prior, that we would be navigating a COVID wedding together. Her, like me, had no clue how to do this. But we figured it out. We sent out invitations. And then we sent out change the dates. We sent out NEW invitations! And we moved that June wedding to August in Huron, South Dakota and it was gorgeous.
I helped Taylar and Zach create Save the Dates, invitations (two rounds as mentioned), ceremony programs, signs, koozies, a black acrylic welcome sign, bridesmaid gifts, napkins, holiday thank you cards and so much more I’m probably forgetting.
Not only was the wedding and all the pieces we designed gorgeous…the day itself was unforgettable for me. I designed for my brother’s wedding a few years ago and that was so fulfilling. And that feeling was there again this past August. My role is to not only make beautiful things, but to help people feel calm, taken care of and happy. And when you do that for someone you love, the reward is so much greater.
The day was so much fun for me and my family. We drank, we danced, we ate cake (cookies) and celebrated the Hebberts.
Thanks, cuz for trusting me on your wedding day. I can not wait to see you guys grow together. And thanks for the referral too…I’m excited to design for your big sis’s wedding this September 🙂
Taylar & Zach
Ceremony: Holy Trinity Catholic Parish
Reception: Crossroads Hotel & Event Center
Photographer: Joshua Wilcoxon
Videographer: Complete Weddings + Events
Floral & Event Designer: Country Classics Floral Shoppe
Cake/Desserts: Sweet Grass Bakery & The Cake Lady
Wedding Dress: Annika Bridal Boutique (L’amour Calla Blanche)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Men’s Wear: David Jones Fashion
Hair: Kira Lenocker
Makeup: Amelia Rogers