You've heard some first person accounts from Marnie about her New Year's Eve wedding from our special Real Weddings issue, and there are still more to come! But today, Marnie and Jamie's stationer and creative collaborator, Cheree Berry, discusses a couple of fun elements: the confetti-style invitation suite and a timely touch for the reception.
We created a traditional letterpressed invitation, but abandoned the idea of a single card listing all the "particulars" in favor of confetti discs that displayed individual info for the weekend events. A set of gold-foil symbols (keys, bow ties) visually represented each event on the circular cards with a bit of info on the back. The confetti packet was enclosed in the same envelope as the wedding invite which gave the suite an extra pop of fun! At Cheree Berry Paper, we think the design of the "particulars" and any other miscellaneous inserts should be considered just as much as the design of the invitation. Afterall, they all do live under the same flap!
The clock started with the NYE tradition of a kiss at midnight and the ideas just flew from there! I love unexpected details and so did this bright and clever bride. Silhouettes of the bride and groom were introduced in the save-the-dates and woven throughout the wedding stationery. For a grand finale, the silhouettes were brought to life on the wedding day in the form of this enormous clock. With the groom anxiously waiting the arrival of his bride (attached to the clock's hand), minute by minute the excitement was building in anticipation of their BIG kiss!