The East Coast is, without a doubt, one of the most romantic and lovely areas of America. The rich history, the plentiful trees, and the gorgeous architecture all contribute to the beauty of this part of our country. When Kayla Barker contacted me and asked if I wanted to create some stationery for a New York styled shoot she was doing, it was a no brainer! This shoot captures everything I love about the East Coast: historic buildings, stunning trees (in early autumn colors, no less), and rambling country scenery. Pair that with a gorgeous Sarah Seven dress, incredibly lush florals, and breathtaking autumn light, and you have the perfect recipe for some stunning wedding inspiration!
I wanted the stationery for this shoot to be very classic and elegant. I decided to use soft white handmade paper as the backdrop for everything, and used only one other color to keep things simple. I knew that the florals were going to be a big part of this shoot, so I chose to use big, ruffly, romantic peonies to compliment the calligraphy in the invitation suite. I tied a delicate silk ribbon around the main invitation and sealed it with rose-pressed white wax, then finished off with distinguished presidential stamps.
I couldn't be more obsessed with the marbled fondant covering the wedding cake, and I love the way the cool blue tones contrast with the greens and rusty colors in the seeded eucalyptus! The jasmine vines wrapped around the chair (and also in the bouquet) add such a whimsical and garden-y feel to the whole thing.
This whole shoot just felt like a fairytale! From the flowy dress to the blue and pink tones to the beautiful colonial-style inn, everything was utterly magical. I'm so glad my stationery could be a part of it!
Photography: Kayla Barker Photography / Photography Mentoree: Christina Piombetti / Design & Florals: Sebesta Design / Venue: Inn At Barley Sheaf / Dress Courtesy of: The Dress Theory / Dress Designer: Sarah Seven / Chairs and Rentals: Dove Tail Rentals / Hair and Make-Up: Janelle on Location / Model: Wilhelmina Philadelphia / Ring: Susie Saltzman / Cake: Queen Bee Pastry / Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic