Something Blue Editorial

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Authenticity, while often left unsaid, is one of the most important aspects of a wedding, in my opinion, and is what separates a nice event from one that will be remembered for years to come. I don’t remember the songs we danced to at my wedding, what exactly we ate, or who caught the bouquet. But I do remember my dad’s face the first time he saw me in my dress, and the way the sound faded in my head when I walked down the aisle to my husband. I remember him bending down to help me out of my shoes when my feet began to hurt, and the few moments we stole alone before the reception.

It’s these authentic details, these little moments of humanity, that we take away from our days, and those moments happen whether you’re having a big church wedding, an intimate gathering in the woods, a lush destination wedding in a bucket list location, or eloping to city hall.

That sense of authenticity is what I aim to capture on paper for each of our clients, and is what attracted me to the concept for this shoot.

Based around a simple yet elegant city hall elopement, we decided on a clean and classic layout for the announcement, paired with more complex details in the finishing touches. These included a matching floral envelope liner, our Petra style calligraphy, marbled champagne and slate wax seal, and light blue envelopes with delicate calligraphy addressing and vintage postage.

We also included a set of custom vow books, which layered vellum over the same floral illustration, and were tied with a soft and organic pink chiffon ribbon. All the paper goods were designed to be light and airy, matching the timeless and romantic concept behind this shoot.

Something Blue City Hall Elopement. Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design. Photography by Savannah Jane Design. Florals: Little House of Flowers. Hair and Makeup: Amanda Merrell Beauty. Venue: Baltimore City Hall. Models: Ronald Vu and Allison Harle.
Something Blue City Hall Elopement. Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design. Photography by Savannah Jane Design. Florals: Little House of Flowers. Hair and Makeup: Amanda Merrell Beauty. Venue: Baltimore City Hall. Models: Ronald Vu and Allison Harle.
Something Blue City Hall Elopement. Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design. Photography by Savannah Jane Design. Florals: Little House of Flowers. Hair and Makeup: Amanda Merrell Beauty. Venue: Baltimore City Hall. Models: Ronald Vu and Allison Harle.
Something Blue City Hall Elopement. Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design. Photography by Savannah Jane Design. Florals: Little House of Flowers. Hair and Makeup: Amanda Merrell Beauty. Venue: Baltimore City Hall. Models: Ronald Vu and Allison Harle.
Something Blue City Hall Elopement. Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design. Photography by Savannah Jane Design. Florals: Little House of Flowers. Hair and Makeup: Amanda Merrell Beauty. Venue: Baltimore City Hall. Models: Ronald Vu and Allison Harle.
Something Blue City Hall Elopement. Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design. Photography by Savannah Jane Design. Florals: Little House of Flowers. Hair and Makeup: Amanda Merrell Beauty. Venue: Baltimore City Hall. Models: Ronald Vu and Allison Harle.
Something Blue City Hall Elopement. Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design. Photography by Savannah Jane Design. Florals: Little House of Flowers. Hair and Makeup: Amanda Merrell Beauty. Venue: Baltimore City Hall. Models: Ronald Vu and Allison Harle.
Something Blue City Hall Elopement. Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design. Photography by Savannah Jane Design. Florals: Little House of Flowers. Hair and Makeup: Amanda Merrell Beauty. Venue: Baltimore City Hall. Models: Ronald Vu and Allison Harle.
Something Blue City Hall Elopement. Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design. Photography by Savannah Jane Design. Florals: Little House of Flowers. Hair and Makeup: Amanda Merrell Beauty. Venue: Baltimore City Hall. Models: Ronald Vu and Allison Harle.
Something Blue City Hall Elopement. Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design. Photography by Savannah Jane Design. Florals: Little House of Flowers. Hair and Makeup: Amanda Merrell Beauty. Venue: Baltimore City Hall. Models: Ronald Vu and Allison Harle.
Something Blue City Hall Elopement. Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design. Photography by Savannah Jane Design. Florals: Little House of Flowers. Hair and Makeup: Amanda Merrell Beauty. Venue: Baltimore City Hall. Models: Ronald Vu and Allison Harle.
SomethingBlue-52.jpgSomething Blue City Hall Elopement. Stationery by Caitlin O'Bryant Design. Photography by Savannah Jane Design. Florals: Little House of Flowers. Hair and Makeup: Amanda Merrell Beauty. Venue: Baltimore City Hall. Models: Ronald Vu and Allison Harle.

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Photography and Planning: Savannah Jane Design

Stationery + Calligraphy: Caitlin O’Bryant Design

Hair and Makeup: Amanda Merrell Beauty

Florals: Little House of Flowers

Venue: Baltimore City Hall

Models: Ronald Vu and Allison Harle

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