Invitation

June 30, 2022

A Wedding Worth Waiting For: Rochelle + Blake

Over the past nine years, I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with many amazing wedding vendors.  The wedding vendor community is pretty tight-knit in our area anyway, but every once in a while, you meet vendors who become more than just business associates; they become friends.  That’s what Rochelle from Gather & Grace Designs is to me.  When she began to plan her wedding, it was an honor to not only work on it from start to finish with stationery and signage, but also to witness her marriage to Blake as an invited guest!  

Fan Signage (indoors)

Unfortunately, Rochelle experienced what all brides planning a wedding in a pandemic fear the most.  She and her fiance tested positive for COVID the week of the wedding.  It probably felt like rescheduling would be impossible given all of the moving parts and months of planning it takes.  But, as I mentioned earlier, the vendor community is extremely tight-knit, so we had her back!  We came together to make her wedding happen a few weeks later, and it was an absolute dream!

Save the Dates

Rochelle and Blake’s wedding featured neutrals, pinks, a boho aesthetic, and tons of florals since Rochelle is a highly talented floral designer.  We wanted to do something that set the tone for the coming event, so we created wood magnets and mounted them on a background that had a spray of watercolor florals.  

Save the dates

When invitees removed the asymmetrical geometric magnet, it revealed a quote.  The background was a beautiful card keepsake that could be placed on a pinboard or tucked away as a reminder: “Let all that you do be done in love.”  This was our first time doing wood magnets, and I love how they turned out. 

save the dates with wood magnets

Invitations

The front of the trifold invitation displayed their monogram and then opened up to reveal the details.  The third portion had a custom pocket to hold the RSVP information and details card.  The back side of the invitation held a watercolor map of Orlando with some of their favorite locations highlighted, like Lake Eola and Universal Studios.   

We enclosed the invitations in a pink envelope and sealed them with our signature palm wax seal.  You can now purchase our custom wax seals in our shop!  We have six custom designs in white, pink, or gold. They come on self-stick paper, ready to seal your invitations or embellish whatever you dream up!  

Seal Types

Signage

Welcome Sign

We carried the pink, neutrals, and boho style into the signage for Rochelle and Blake’s wedding day.  A sail-shaped welcome sign greeted everyone upon arrival at their venue, The Balcony Orlando.  This venue features a vast terrace with sweeping views of downtown Orlando, which is where the ceremony was to be held. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate and it poured rain that day, so we quickly relocated indoors. 

welcome sign - two views We have been shipping a lot of signage lately so I want to mention that we don’t exclusively service Florida weddings – we can create the signs of your dreams and ship them anywhere in the US! If you’re interested in working together to create beautiful signage for your wedding that we can ship wherever you are in the US, fill out our contact form and let’s get started dreaming!

Seating Chart 

I love giving you a peek into the process of taking things from concept to reality.  You can see in this sketch how we originally planned for the seating chart to look and then how it looked at the wedding – pretty identical!  The middle white shelf was a piece that Rochelle purchased for her home, and then we built the two structures surrounding it.  She added the dried leaves at the top of the white shelf to give it some height and dimension.    

Coconut seating chart

Rochelle wanted to incorporate coconuts into her welcome sign, so she ordered them, and we branded them – literally!  We used a custom brander with the monogram from the front of their invitations and hand-branded each coconut.  This took about three full hours from start to finish the day before the wedding.  It was quite an involved task, but the results were completely worth the time and effort!  Inside each coconut was a margarita welcome drink, and we created long, skinny personalized tags  for each coconut to inform the guests where they would be seated.

Fan Sign

Summer weddings can be sizzling hot in Florida, so Rochelle provided custom fans for her guests.  We created a sign that said “To Our Biggest Fans” for the fan area – I love the squiggle shape!

Fan Favor Signage

Phone Guest Book Sign

The audio guest book is a fun trend we highlighted in last month’s blog.  We created this sign for Rochelle and Blake and carried the squiggle of the fan signage into their guest book sign.  This sign is now available for order in our shop, and we can customize it with your last name and color selection and ship anywhere in the US.  

The Tables

The table numbers were created by us, bringing in a pink and neutral marble finish.  

Marble table numbers

Rochelle loved the look of a menu at each place setting, but menus weren’t necessary since they had food stations for their meal instead of a traditional plated dinner. So, instead of menus, we created a thank you card for each place. It acknowledged the guests and extended gratitude for their presence.  We accented them with a hand-tied tassel.  We layered a wooden place card atop the thank you card to indicate seating assignments.  The place cards brought in the same earth-toned texture from the fans and coconuts, giving everything a cohesive look.  

Thank You place cards

Rochelle and Blake’s wedding is proof that good things come to those who wait!  Even though it didn’t happen on the originally-planned date, it was a beautiful celebration of their love!  I adored the experience of being a guest at an AM+Co branded wedding and it was so special to get a first-hand look at wedding guests enjoying the results of our team’s effort and creativity!  

We are a creative studio that specializes in hand-crafting one-of-a-kind invitations and signage with lots of love always.  We would love to chat about how we can help you create a branded experience for your wedding!  Fill out our contact form and let’s chat!

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