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From The Archives

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

From The Archives

Buffy and Jesse

January 10, 2011

WEDDING DATE: July 17, 2010
LOCATION: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
CEREMONY: All Saints’ Episcopal Church
RECEPTION: Independence Ballroom and Clubhouse
PHOTOGRAPHER: Carolyn Watson Photography
FLOWERS: Flowers by Mayumi
WEDDING PLANNER: My Mom and I took care of business :)
GOWN: Paloma Blanca

BUFFY’S FAVORITE DETAIL: Sewn to my bouquet was my grandmother’s cameo locket with a picture of my Dad inside. He and I were very close, and he passed away two months after Jesse and I got engaged. I know he was there with us on our wedding day in spirit, but I was happy to have a picture of him with me as I walked down the aisle with my Mom and older brother.

BUFFY’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: My favorite moment was walking through the door of the church and turning the corner to walk down the aisle to Jesse. It was an amazing feeling to be there with all of our friends and family and see him waiting for me at the end of the aisle. My parents and grandparents were also married in our church, so it was very special.

STATIONERY: Love Logo #1 Wedding Invitation and Response Set
WHY DID BUFFY CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: When I was born, my brother (who was three years old at the time) called me “Elisabuff” instead of Elisabeth. My nickname has been “Buffy” ever since. I wanted an invitation where I could incorporate it. We also loved the logo and wanted the option to use it on cocktail napkins, labels, etc.

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All wedding photos © Carolyn Watson Photography
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery

From The Archives

Tonya and Brent

November 19, 2010

destination wedding in Barbados

WEDDING DATE: August 7th, 2010
LOCATION: Sandy Lane, Barbados
CEREMONY + RECEPTIONS LOCATION: The private residence “Koh-I-Noor”, Sandy Lane
PHOTOGRAPHER: Dave Cox of Dave Cox Weddings
FLOWERS BY: Juliette Griffith of Bouquet Floral Gift Shoppe (in Barbados)
WEDDING PLANNER/CONSULTANT: My parents! Marguerite and Ian Estwick
GOWN BY: Maggie Sotero
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Kenneth Cole

destination wedding in Barbados

TONYA’S FAVORITE DETAIL: In keeping with the Caribbean theme of the wedding, one of our favoritedetails was the Mudda Sally and Tuk Band that performed while leading the wedding party from the ceremony area to the reception.

Barbados wedding

STATIONERY: Tonya and Brent chose the Anna Beth stationery suite, including Save The Dates, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Programs and Thank You Notes. Although the Anna Beth suite is typically printed on Ecru paper only, Tonya chose to do a paper swap and had it printed on our White Deckle Edge paper instead. Turned out great!
WHY DID TONYA CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: It reflected the simple garden elegance we had envisioned for our wedding.

destination wedding invitations by Betsywhite Stationery

destination wedding in Barbados

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: The impromptu pool party that happened during the reception! Brent was tossed in by some of the groomsmen and other friends (after getting the ok from my mom). The rest of the wedding party soon followed and ultimately, so did I (after a wardrobe change, of course)!

Barbados wedding

All wedding photos © Dave Cox Weddings
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery

From The Archives

Ashley and Erik

August 17, 2010

This wedding is a great follow-up to Laura’s rainy day inspiration posted last week. Here’s proof that a little rain need not put a damper on your big day!

WEDDING DATE: May 15, 2010
LOCATION: Dahlonega, Georgia
CEREMONY + RECEPTION: Wolf Mountain Vineyards
PHOTOGRAPHER: W. Scott Chester
FLOWERS BY: La Petite Fleur
GOWN: Harmony by Watters
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Silk Chiffon Sophia Dresses in ‘Tropical Aqua’ by J. Crew

STATIONERY: Liv invitation suite
WHY DID ASHLEY CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: Since our wedding was in a vineyard, I wanted a really romantic, nature inspired invitation. I immediately fell in love with the Liv design!

ASHLEY’S FAVORITE WEDDING DETAIL: The vineyard and the thunderstorms! The storms made everything so dramatic, and it was really beautiful when the clouds lifted and the rain stopped for a few moments and there was mist everywhere. It reminded me of my favorite Jane Austen novel (Pride & Prejudice). I also loved my flowers, I couldn’t stop smelling them all night! (Peonies)!

ASHLEY’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: The ceremony was really beautiful, and dramatic with all of the rain and thunder, but I would have to say dancing and laughing at the reception with my new husband and all of our friends. It was such a fun night!

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All wedding photos © W. Scott Chester
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery