Wedding invitations seem straight forward right? You pick the theme for your wedding, the colors and the rest is easy right? Well, if you’re like me at all, sometimes you overthink things, or are indecisive. I don’t even know how I chose my wedding invitations because I am completely indecisive. To help all you amazing couples, here are 5 unexpected tips on wedding invitations.
Ask a Fun/Nerdy Question
In your invitation you will be asking if they are coming, possibly their food choice from the menu, so why not personalize it and add a fun question? Some people ask for song requests, but you can also do a poll about late night snack options. If you are having a nerdy theme, you could ask if they are a Jedi or a Sith. What house they are in for Harry Potter. What Marvel hero is their favorite. Their favorite football team. This goes on! So don’t be afraid to add some personality to your invitations and make it an immersive for your guests! (more…)
I love it when I can say on my blog “fun Houston engagement session”. You know why? It means that things clicked with my clients and we had a blast! It also means that the session was relaxed, we got great photos and we laughed a lot. With Courtney and Dylan, there was not shortage of laughter! They brought their puppy Ranger, who basically stole the show!!
We did the session at a park close by, and, as you can see from the photos, we had a blast! Ranger loved all the activity. He also loved snuggling with his parents and smelling everything!! Courtney and Dylan laughed at his antics, and I made them kiss a lot. You know, typical engagement stuff!
About Courtney + Dylan
These two looooove traveling together! They have been to Las Vegas, Colorado, New Orleans and a ton of Texas road trips. They are also planning a European honeymoon, which will be epic! I know recently they were at Lake Travis just enjoying the water and the sun. I was a little jealous, not going to lie! They love going to live music and dancing together, so I guess it’s a good thing I made them dance in the session! When they aren’t out, they love watching movies together and eating either Mexican food or a good steak. And honestly, that’s what my husband and I do a lot too! They have been together since 2016 and are crazy in love. I think the pictures below show how deep their connection is.
I can’t wait for their wedding day!!
When thinking about wedding invitation designers in Houston, there is a lot that goes into this choice. To be honest, when I got married, I was overwhelmed with the decision. How did I want the invitations to look? What kind of paper? And let’s not get started on the font! As someone who is completely indecisive on these things, just starting was a big deal to me. Since joining the wedding world, I have to say I have met some amazing people, including invitation designers! The two featured today are women I have worked with on styled shoots and who are talented in totally different ways.
My Urban Invites
My Urban Invites caters to couples who have a distinct vision for their wedding stationary. I met Ashley and her amazing invitations a few years ago and have been obsessed ever since! If you they are having a problem finding what they see in their head at online shops, this is the place they need to come! Ashley, the visionary and artist behind the business, is amazing. They do cool stuff like velvet enclosed invitations. Acrylic invitations! Invitation suites with bows or monograms. Their laser cutting is stunning! It’s amazing the things they can do. Ashley and her team are so freaking creative, that any couple who has a distinct vision for their invitations will be able to have it come true with them. Seriously, just look at the pictures below to get an idea of what they can do.
Carson and Katy’s The Dunlavy Houston, TX wedding was such a magical event!! And why do I say magical? Because their wedding had a delightful Harry Potter theme weaved throughout it! Do you remember when I blogged about their marriage proposal a bit ago? Well these amazing ladies are now married!!
Their wedding day was the day before New Year’s Eve, and although it was raining, it didn’t stop them from having the best time! As well, there is an old wives tale that says rain on your wedding day is good luck. As someone who had rain on their wedding day, I am going to firmly believe this tale!
Carson + Katy got ready at Hotel Zaza. They got a suite with two bedrooms, so each of them could get in their gowns without the other seeing them. It was a wonderful setup, as the middle area allowed the wedding party to hang out, for hair and makeup to happen, and everyone to have fun! Carson brought the golden snitch ring box she made, and I brought a wand or two! It made for some amazing detail pictures of the rings and invitations. Both women honored their family in the jewelry they wore–Katy wearing a pearl calla lily necklace passed down from her grandmother, and Carson a silver ring that was her grandmother’s. They were perfect for each bride.
They did their family portraits at the hotel as well as signing the ketubah. The signing was a special moment, and those closest to the couple were in the room when it was signed. I might have teared up with a few of their bridesmaids…and obviously hid behind my camera! As everyone left to go to the ceremony/reception site, they went by a trolley that was specifically chosen as it resembled Hogwarts Express. My heart was basically exploding over these perfect touches!
Destination weddings have been popular for a while now. But honestly? There isn’t a ton of information out there on what to do when you want to bring certain vendors with you for your wedding. Last fall I traveled to both the Dominican Republic and New Orleans for weddings and there was a learning curve I went through when planning for both trips! So if you are getting married in a fun location and want to bring your photographer with you, then here are some great tips on what to expect when bringing them with on your destination wedding. (more…)