Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Stationery & Style: Tropical Island Rehearsal Dinner

May 17, 2012

Today’s board is inspired by thoughts of a destination wedding. Thinking of white sands and clear waters on some far away island instantly brings to mind bold, beautiful colors. Letting red be the showcase, I’ve added small accents of orange, to enhance the warmth that red brings as well as added touches of a neutral metallic, like gold. This outfit would be ideal on the beach for the rehearsal dinner with easy sandals and a pair of sunglasses to shield the sun. I hope you can be inspired by your own dreams of a destination wedding. Enjoy!

– aimee

Featured Invitation: Arya Wedding Invitation

Photo Credits:
No. 1: SoCal Bungalow Dress in Scarlet via Modcloth
No. 2: Crushed linen scarf via Jigsaw
No. 3: Argento Vivo etched open teardrop earrings via Nordstrom
No. 4: Round Prada sunglasses via Forzieri
No. 5: Woven stripes cuff via Forever 21
No. 6: Arya Wedding Invitation via Betsywhite Stationery
No. 7: Brompton straw clutch via J Crew
No. 8: Primavera sandal via Calypso St. Barth

From The Archives

Ambah and Amal

May 11, 2012

For our next wedding feature, we journey to tropical Trinidad where Ambah and Amal tied the knot in December. This garden wedding was a mix of vibrant colors, African traditions and elegant details. Despite the rain, it seems like fun was had by all!

WEDDING DATE: December 17th, 2011
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, Trinidad
CEREMONY + RECEPTION: Waterville Estate
PHOTOGRAPHER: Juma and Ayinde of Relate Studios
FLOWERS BY: La Tropical Florist
GOWN BY: Bridal Image
GROOM’S ATTIRE BY: Tip Top Tailors

AMBAH’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: This one is hard to narrow down. One of my most memorable moments was the vow exchange. We decided to write our own vows. I think exchanging these and seeing my soon to be husbands eyes well up made it all the more perfect. Another thing that made our day perfect was our family/friends that flew in to be a part of our big day. It meant the world to us. And lastly the look of happiness on my parents face as they both walked me down the aisle. They glowed.

STATIONERY: Love Logo #15 wedding invitation and coordinating stationery
WHY DID AMBAH CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: We really wanted something that represented our garden theme and fell in love with the fact that we would have our own logo.

AMBAH’S FAVORITE WEDDING DETAIL: There wasn’t just one detail that stood out. Since I was living abroad and was having the wedding at home in Trinidad , my sister in law helped me put together my dream wedding palette so that my parents will have a guide to follow. It was seeing how they transformed what I had on paper into the wedding I always wanted. 

Congrats Ambah and Amal! Thanks for sharing your special day with us!

– gia

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All wedding photos © Relate Studios
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery