People say home is where the heart is and I couldn’t agree more. The older I get, the more I realize that it is really less about where you spend your time and way more about who you choose spend it with. Over the years, I have made my home in the Midwest, the Northwest, and the South, in huge cities and small towns and the memories that I have of each experience are almost entirely made up of the people who surrounded me.
That being said, I think pretty much everyone has a special physical space that stirs something inside them. Places saturated with so many memories that they seem to have a living, breathing soul. Flashes of remembrance sweep over with one glimpse of a familiar railroad crossing or the smell of the ocean on the wind.
It is no surprise that many couples choose to host their wedding celebrations in places that hold special meaning for them and share these places with those close to them. It is a wonderful notion-- bringing the people that you consider “home” into the place that you call home.
When Genevieve and Scott were introduced to me by Rachel at Sincerely, Ginger Weddings, I knew that this idea of “place” was very important to them and would be an integral part of their wedding weekend. Both of their families have homes in Northern Michigan and some of their fondest memories as children, adults, and as a couple are from places on and around the Leelanau Peninsula.
One thing that became evident throughout the design process was that Genevieve and Scott truly believe that love is in the details. Sharing this same belief, and being a bit of a snob about the tiniest of details myself, we dove into the design process for the better part of six months, creating, collaborating, and refining. Our hope was that each guest would see the love that went into each and every personalized touch.
We pulled out the stops with the stationery design. I created a line drawing style that would be carried throughout the paper goods through custom illustrations of the weekend's notable locations as well as an arsenal of the sweetest hand-drawn floral elements. These sketches, highlighted by elegantly-paired typography, became the basis of each piece.
When all was said and done, I had created about 12 pieces for them-- everything from save the dates to thank you notes. To the Charltons, thank you for allowing me to be a part of this incredible celebration. To Rachel at SGW, thank you for your creative direction, coordination, and friendship. To Cory Weber and Kathryn McCrary, thank you for taking such beautiful photos of my work. Stationery is often a very fleeting art form, sent away, written on, and sometimes discarded, so having permanent records of my work means the world to me!
I am currently scheduling clients for the remainder of 2016 and would love to talk with you about your wedding day. Say hello!