Last year, I had the opportunity and utmost pleasure of getting to work with Eddie & Don on their invitations and stationery for their September wedding. Eddie and Don have been partners and soulmates for countless years, wanting nothing more than to celebrate their love and commitment legally, with family and friends at the gorgeous Kirkpatrick Chapel at Rutgers University followed by a dinner reception at the Chart House in Weekawken, New Jersey.
The vision in mind for their special day was to remain traditional but with style, a touch of fabulous and flair. Their bridal party dressed in formal attire, exquisite navy colored gowns and black tuxedos with stunning, eye catching florals created by Hanna’s Florist. Their hand selected table linens of emerald greens from Fabulous Events paired flawlessly with their color palette and beautifully accented their wondrous décor.
Eddie and Don’s invitations needed to not only provide their guests with a glimpse into their elegant wedding day but also inform them of the special details they’ve planned as well (which I absolutely loved). During the time between their church ceremony and dinner reception later that evening, Eddie & Don invited their guests of family and friends to their home for Champagne and Canapés to celebrate their nuptials!
The design style of their wedding invitations was envisioned to be masculine but with a touch of class and bling. We layered beautiful shimmer papers of navy, emerald green, and ivory together. Each invitation pocket ensemble was embellished with a jewel rhinestone, outer seal closure and addressed with a matching envelope design. Eddie & Don’s design theme carried over into their Ceremony & Reception Stationery with matching ceremony programs, an alphabetical seating chart as opposed to traditional seating cards and individual menus at each plate setting listing the delicious ingredients of the gourmet meals they’ve chosen.
Eddie and Don’s wedding day and celebration overlooking the New York City skyline was one spectacular event filled with love, laughter and divine elegance. Their energy for life, compassion and love for each other is truly inspiring and I am so honored to have been just a small part of their special day.
Eddie & Don's advice to future couples planning for their wedding: "Having the ‘day of’ stationery and the seating chart designed and printed removed extra stress that results near the end of the wedding. Don’t sweat the last minute changes that your guests create with cancellations or additions because no one notices them. Don’t rush through reviewing your drafts, have multiple family members review them at different times to find the mistakes early. Enjoy your day. It goes by fast. Don’t regret not eating or dancing, it’s your party too!”