Monthly Archives: January 2011

Real Wedding Features

Ashley and John

January 18, 2011

Hello All! I’ve got an absolutely stunningly GORGEOUS wedding to share with you today!

If I haven’t mentioned this recently, I have to say that I love our customers. All of them. Our Betsywhite brides are so creative and stylish… I’m always thrilled to see how our stationery fits in with the overall vision for their wedding. When our brides team up with super talented, top notch photographers like Jonathan Canlas… well, my cup runneth over.

In this case, my cup runneth WAY over. There were so many lovely images from this wedding to choose from that Kathryn (over at Snippet and Ink) and I decided to share this feature to give you the scoop from slightly  different perspectives. After you swoon your hearts out over the images below, be sure to head over to Snippet and Ink to swoon a little more.

Ok, enough talk. Commence to swooning.

WEDDING DATE: October 9, 2010
LOCATION: San Francisco, California
CEREMONY: St Patricks Church
RECEPTION: Hamilton Ballroom
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jonathan Canlas
FLOWERS: Cherries Floral
GOWN: Elle by Amy Kuschel
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Nordstroms & Joseph A Banks

Real Wedding: Ashley and John (ceremony)

STATIONERY: Hailey Invitation Suite
WHY DID ASHLEY CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: The style matched our look of both art deco vintage with modern touches.

ASHLEY’S FAVORITE DETAIL: Too many details to pick one! Flowers were very important to me so I worked very closely with Katherine from Cherries Floral. She did an amazing job bringing the vision to life. Our reception site was an old 1930’s art deco hotel. It is hard to find a good outdoor venue in SF and we loved that the Hamilton Ballroom had a large courtyard with a fountain and urban garden feel. Our clear tent with chandeliers brought the whole look together. I was also able to gather a small collection of vintage cake toppers which we displayed at the dessert table. They tied in great with the art deco vintage theme.

ASHLEY’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: John’s speech blew me away. He spent a lot of time on it and even read a love poem (which, if you know John, is out of character)! It was very emotional and heartfelt and made me feel very loved. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when he was done.

Thanks so much to Ashley and John for sharing their beautiful photos! Be sure to stop by Snippet and Ink for more images and details from Ashley. And if you want to immerse yourself in more stunning eye candy, check out Jonathan’s blog for more gorgeous weddings.

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All wedding photos © Jonathan Canlas Photography
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery

Tips and Tidbits

Atlanta Weddings

January 14, 2011

I’m so excited for my fellow Atlanta locals Gail Johnson and Hester Parks of Wedding Soirée – they have just published their very first book!! It’s called Atlanta Weddings and it’s simply gorgeous.

Not only is the book is a great source for Atlanta venues and vendors, it’s full to the brim with inspiring ideas for how to create your own stylish wedding here in ‘Hotlanta’. From charming southern soirées to sleek, chic events, there are ideas in this book to suit just about any style.

I’m also thrilled to say that Betsywhite Stationery has been included in its pages! I answered a few questions about event branding (on pages 98-99) and four of our wedding logos were featured:

This book would be such a lovely gift for someone who’s about to plan their wedding in this amazing city. Even if you don’t live in Atlanta, you’ll surely be inspired by the countless swoon-worthy images shot by the amazing Jeremy Harwell.

Be sure to get your copy on!

– gia

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Photos © Jeremy Harwell

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More Owls

January 13, 2011

Did you see Candice’s post earlier today? I’m totally on the same page with her about owls (or woodsies as she calls them). Despite the slight creepy-ness of actual owls, I quite adore their cute, artsy counterparts. Just wanted to keep the theme going and share a few of my favorite ‘woodsie’ finds…

– gia

Photo Credits:
row 1: Modern Baby Owl Clock via Decoylab | Owl Lantern via Urban Outfitters
row 2: Witono Hartanto via flickr
row 3: Barn Owl Art Print via Poster Cabaret | Crazy Little Owl via Melanie Favreau