Recently we celebrated Mother’s Day and while on the topic of moms I remember my first phone conversation with Patty. She found Thinking Paper while booking her daughter Annie’s wedding photographer, the beautiful and talented, Jeri Houseworth. Jeri’s blog features some previous weddings we both had the pleasure to be a part of- Patty took notice and reached out. (Thank you Jeri!)
Patty was planning her first daughter Annie’s wedding and ordered an invitation sample so that she could see Thinking Paper’s quality in-person. We later spoke on the phone in more detail, I hoped our conversation helped ease the very complicated invitation process for her. Which by the way is quite challenging and seems to always catch everyone off guard because it is such an important part of your wedding planning process. All logistics of the wedding day need to be thought out, organized and worded a special way throughout your invitation ensemble so that your guests can know and plan ahead accordingly.
Patty and I began working together one year out and now she has not one but two beautiful daughter’s married and one graduated from college (and just recently engaged). Talk about a busy year for her, Patty deserves a much needed vacation!
Annie’s wedding theme focused around LOVE with beautiful quotes strategically displayed throughout- from the wedding invitations to the ceremony and reception. I just adore this wedding theme, it could not be any more perfect for this occasion.
Annie was married at Windows on the Water in Seabight, NJ and as you can see, her navy and gold wedding colors paired together are simply divine. Annie’s invitation ensemble was a layered pocketfold style, embellished with a love quote seal closure. We printed on cream/ivory textured paper stock layered over gold leaf shimmer cardstock, mounted inside a navy pocket. Annie’s wedding invitation was just a glimpse into the enchanted evening ahead.
Not long after Annie’s wedding in October, Patty and I dove right into Maggie’s wedding that March. With a shorter timeframe than before, I assured her that by now she was a pro and we would nail it again... and we sooo did!
Maggie’s wedding was equally breathtaking as well and her talented photographer, Katelyn James who captured the essence of that day so beautifully.
Maggie's destination wedding took place at a picturesque vineyard in North Garden, Virginia, Pippin Hill Farm. Her colors of ivory, champagne, and blush- simply timeless, and Maggie's Lace Layered wedding invitation set the tone beautifully for her wedding day and decor.
For me, this experience working with Patty and her daughters is one for the books, and backs me up in saying how bittersweet my role can be. I’ve worked with Patty for one year, we’ve discussed wedding papers and the details - in detail. We’ve exchanged well wishes on our personal celebrations and holidays. I’ve been with her up until each of these wedding days and anxiously awaited the big day like a happy puppy amped with excitement. I wait patiently to hear from Patty and how it all turned out. How did everyone, the bride, family and friends look? How did everything come together? Did those centerpiece ideas turn out? How about the table cards and menus? Was it not one of THE BEST nights of your life or what?!!
Thanks to social media, blog posts from the other vendors present, and those I’ve worked with who email and share personally- the entire work experience for me comes full circle. Not only did my time with you begin with us thinking out loud of ideas and using our imagination of what that day will look like, and how we can best express and represent that vision on paper- I also get to see how your vision, hopes and dreams came true.
Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful weddings with me!