as the wedding got closer, I started to really worry about whether our guests would have a hard time finding the location. I contacted debbie at snappymap and she was a breeze to work with – I even sent her one of my invitations so she could match the paper type. they offer all different fun types of colors and cuteness, we went with black and white.
when we had our very initial planning meeting with our event designer, I described my vision for our wedding as “coastal secret garden.” I think some people that live in florida have a tendency to steer away from coastal looks since it may feel a little cliche to some people. I will just say that no one was as pumped about “coastal secret garden” as I was. when we received our concepts from the event designer after our meeting – they didn’t include any references to coastal or beach at all. I felt like while our wedding wasn’t on the beach, we all were still traveling to the beach and I didn’t want to lose that. so basically, I made my own plan to incorporate subtle beach vibes without the event designer, such as the escort cards and the table number holders.
the escort cards were definitely a labor of love and I was so glad I did them. my mom got me all the small shells in florida and I hot glued for days. we put them in white trays with white sand at the base. finding these trays was a huge pain and also pretty miraculous at the same time, oddly enough, they were really hard to find.
invitations, menus, table numbers: swoozie’s atlanta – b.t. elements, ashton wedding [no longer available]
calligrapher (envelopes and escort cards): diane at calligraphy expressions (she’s awesome!)
map: debbie at snappymap (also awesome!)
programs: custom rackcard using our b.t. elements monogram on zazzle
table number holders: etsy
photographer: dear wesleyann