There are so many wedding professionals out there, each one specializing in their own function and aesthetic. Each person brings different things to the table. And as a wedding professional, figuring out your function and aesthetic is one of the most important things you can do. Those things will ultimately help bring dream clients. They’ll also help cultivate relationships with other creatives who are excited and driven by the same things as you.
Sometimes things just connect with you. For me, this shoot was one of those things. I was immediately drawn to its concepts of home, history, and connections, because those are three major things I built this business and brand on. They’re the reasons why I do what I do, and why I think stationery is so meaningful. It brings a sense of time and place; it shows love, craft, and attention to detail. It connects significant moments in our lives to the tangible world in something that can live on.
To reflect these themes in the paper goods, I decided to create entirely hand-written pieces. The single invitation card had details written in walnut ink on handmade paper, and was wrapped with delicate thread at the top, held together with a wax seal. Material, texture, and imperfect details communicated a sense of time and history, while grounding them in the natural. The invitation was paired with a textured cream envelope, which used vintage postage and matching walnut ink calligraphy addressing.
Vow letters were also included in this shoot, hand-written again in walnut ink on a delicate and lightweight cream paper. These were also folded to show a little character, and give a sense of function and time.
Mylyn Wood Photography and the whole team for this shoot did such an amazing job, and I feel so grateful to have been able to work on something that resonated with me so deeply, and felt so connected to!