in real life | Kate & Andy's custom print material

Remember my studio shots of Kate & Andy's custom wedding stationery? Well here are the professional photos from their wedding at Misty Farm in Ann Arbor, aren't they amazing? I love seeing how the custom print material blends with the other event details and it all points back to the Kate & Andy's romantic, rustic vision.

One of the challenges of designing custom wedding invitations is that they are often one of the first physical pieces to be created for an event. This means that I am usually designing to coordinate with bouquets yet to be created, decorations yet to be hung and venues yet to be transformed. The invitations play a large role in setting the unique tone for an event and informing the guests about what kind of an experience they can expect. In order for the designs to be successful, it is crucial that I spend the required amount of time learning about the overall wedding vision before I start designing anything. While working on the designs, there is a yet-to-exist future event in my mind, which I try to channel and translate into print. During the process, there are several checkpoints where I check back in with the client and event designer to make sure the design is on target and make any adjustments that are needed. It's always satisfying at the end when the final designs are approved, printed and delivered, but nothing compares to months later when I see the professional photos of  how it all comes together, and Kate and Andy's wedding is no exception.

 Also, can we give it up for Norman the ring bearer?! Adorable.


Viva La Diva Events, event design & planning | Heather Saunders, photography | The Parsonage, floral