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Eric and Maria’s elegant farmer’s market wedding design

We’ve been keeping this one to ourselves for WAY too long! But for good reason because Eric and Maria’s wedding has been featured in print in Real Weddings Magazine! Congratulations to them! Eric and Maria are both food lovers, so for their wedding they decided a theme based around fresh and local food would be the way to go. Maria shared their ideas with me, including loosely picked flowers, watering cans, rustic details, burlap, and food stations. She described the theme as an elegant farmers market. Something natural and organic, with a modern twist. I knew this would be fun to design! After several iterations, I developed a design resembling a vintage seed packet. Eric, Maria and I collaborated and revised it to include the modern elements, such as simple typography, the peach monogram and an orange chevron pattern. I love the outcome of their design, especially the pairing of the bold pattern and kraft paper envelopes. Below is the full suite with invitation, RSVP and information card with coordinating belly band, envelope liner and address label.

The entire suite was wrapped in an orange belly band featuring the peach logo and wedding date.

YES! We made it hard to say no to this invitation!

When it came to the day-of wedding stationery, we wanted to keep the same modern aesthetic to the designs. Printed on kraft paper and adorned with an image of a vintage produce crate label, the seating chart and table name cards (all named after fruits and veggies!) fit in perfectly.

Keeping with the foodie theme, Eric and Maria decided to give out grill seasoning packets as gifts to their guests. Yummy! We designed the name tags and inside cards for the favors.

The “perfect blend”!

Eric and Maria had us design them a guestbook using photos from their UC Davis engagement session. I loved getting to incorporate the design throughout.


They also wanted a matching thank you card. I love the way we incorporated the peach from the invitations in to the design!

Thanks, you’re a peach!

One of the most unique things about working with The Goodness is our special ability to incorporate design and photography to tell our couple’s stories in ways that others can’t. What it all comes down to is creating a wedding album that perfectly captures the couple and their wedding day. Because we had worked with Eric and Maria on design for their wedding, we were able to incorporate that design into their album, for an end product that beautifully portrayed the look and feel of the day to a T. Here is the cover of the guestbook aside the first spread of their wedding album.

Mmmm, love that yummy texture on the leather! Our albums of of the highest quality and made to last generations.

We just loved getting to work so closely with Eric and Maria on everything we created together and getting to know them so well through the process. It only helps us to be that much better at capturing their true selves through photography. Speaking of which, we have their full wedding photography post coming up next with more details about their MAGAZINE feature!

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Chris and Shannon’s Autumn & Acorn invitation design

When Shannon approached my about designing her wedding invitations for their fall-time Massachusetts wedding on 10-10-10, I was so excited! You must check out their wedding photos, everything was so beautiful! Shannon and Chris wanted to incorporated that autumn feeling into their wedding by basing the design around an acorn – a symbol of good luck! The wedding venue was The Fruitlands Museum which celebrates the native people of Massachusetts. When I sat down to design them, sort of a folk-art feel began to emerge in the design and it worked perfectly!

Here is the invitation front and back.

Close up of the invitation front.

Here you can really see the acorn-infused folk art pattern I designed to use throughout the invitation suite. I isolated one of the acorn groupings for them to use as sort of a monogram.

Chris and Shannon decided to go with the wraparound address labels which are super-easy to print at home and look great.

The ever popular RSVP postcard — saves on stamps and envelopes!

Finally, the full suite: Invitation, envelopes with wraparound address labels, RSVP postcard, and information card. All pieces were printed on an extra heavy linen card stock that went perfectly with the design. Love it!