READY TO GO TO MEXICO?
Bright colors, miniature piñatas, and the promise of tacos and tequila were delivered by post to Alli’s wedding party. One look at this box inviting bridesmaids to the bachelorette weekend had everyone grabbing their passports and sunscreen.
CUSTOM CUPS & NAPKINS
Delicious daiquris and Mezcal margaritas took a stylish turn in Alli’s tropical accessories.
PUT THE LIME IN THE COCONUT
And stir it up with custom swizzle sticks.
TWELVE OUNCE CURL
This custom koozie is full of color and possibly some cerveza…
TIME FOR A RUM FLOAT
Alli and her bridesmaids were swimming in fun all weekend. Olé!
WEDDING INVITATION & SAVE THE DATE
Christina and Brent’s wedding invitation exudes a modern tropical feeling, greeting guests with exuberant foliage abundant in both New Orleans and Alys Beach. Clean typography letterpressed in palm green paired with a minimal white wax seal lends this invitation suite the crispness of a seaside breeze. The paper trousseau captures the setting of the couple’s wedding ceremony in Gulf Green, Alys Beach.
A circular monstera leaf arch framed the couple as the said their vows against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico. Reinforcing the green and white theme begun in the invitation suite.
WE CAN GET BEHIND THIS SECOND LINE
Christina and Brent chose to have their wedding in Alys Beach, a sentimental location where they fell in love. New Orleans touches, such as a second line procession, got the good times rolling for all involved.
Wedding Photography by James + Schulze
Event Planning by AN.GLE Events
REHEARSAL DINNER INVITATION
The party truly begins with the invitation. For Britt and Byron’s rehearsal dinner, Scriptura developed a paper trousseau based on their mutual love of African landscapes and wildlife. Prior to deciding on a theme for the dinner, the groom’s family met with our creative team. During the course of the conversation Margaret became certain their passion for Africa would translate into dynamic illustrations.
DESIGNED TO TELL A STORY
Our creative team drew inspiration from the 1985 drama Out of Africa, cartouches from antique maps, and vintage storybooks. Research across these platforms converged to inform the Burkhalter’s custom monogram at the top of their invitation. Four intertwining B’s, for Britt Buchanan and Byron Burkhalter, marry into a symmetrical monogram possessing the visual unity of a celtic knot. The frame surrounding the letterforms, reminiscent of a compass rose, evokes a sense of exploration. Illustrations of two giraffes flank the sides of the monogram, nestled in the folds of a banner reading “Burkhalter”. Information typeset in a combination of subtly weathered script and structured capitals draws upon the natural landscape while maintaining a tailored look. A panoramic safari scene printed on handmade German paper spans across the invitation, bringing to mind a page from a vintage storybook. To complete the narrative, an antique French map of Africa serves as an envelope liner.
AFTER PARTY INVITATION
The corresponding after party invitation prompts guests to enjoy celebratory cocktails with a fitting illustration of wildlife drinking from a watering hole.
Britt and Byron’s custom monogram carried over into matching cups and cocktail napkins for the rehearsal dinner.
Custom notepads featuring our watering hole illustration and monogrammed gift tags made for a fun memento of the occasion.
REHEARSAL DINNER & AFTER PARTY
After seeing the invitations, the venue embraced the theme with gusto. To enhance decor, Scriptura provided menus, table cards, and the vintage map for the seating chart.
We were delighted to get mother of the groom, Kathy Burkhalter’s, account of the after party. Upon entering, guests walked through a staged jungle complete with wildlife noises and dramatic safari scenes. A smoking antique Jeep with a gorilla next to it flanked the driveway. The hosts draped their rotunda in netting and decorated with orchids, torches and casbah tents. Bartenders wore safari hats and life-sized African animal cutouts looked on from the surrounding shrubbery. It was the perfect post toast party to follow the stately seated dinner.
The couple shared some photos with us of their honeymoon in Africa, they clearly had two tons of fun!
LIFE IMITATES ART
This photo of two giraffes at the watering hole from Britt and Byron’s Safari honeymoon is the illustration from their invitation come to life.
This is one adventure we didn’t want to end. Thanks for taking us on safari!
Alli and Millard wanted their wedding trousseau to acknowledge tradition, yet allow them to express a vibrant modernity. The playful swashes of custom calligraphy by Maria Helena Hoksch give the invitation a contemporary feeling, while details typeset in structured serif ground the design. The square shape of this letterpress invitation makes it feel even more unique. A custom cipher monogram, symbolizing the unity of the couple, finishes the look as a gold wax seal. This balance of expression and restraint captures the understated elegance of a ceremony under the oaks.
SAVE THE DATE
Often, couples take the opportunity to have more fun with the design of their save the dates. Alli’s love for vintage maps is reflected in the couple’s stunning two-color letterpress save the date. A tailored banner overlay on the invitation provides a clean background for information, while the map adds dimension, emphasizing the significance of the location. The fleur de lis compass on the envelope alludes to what’s inside.
For the wedding program, Alli and Millard knew to think like locals. Even in October, a New Orleans native should always be prepared for an unexpected rise in temperature. To keep the breeze blowing and the ceremony going, the couple opted for a fan program joined at the bottom with ribbon. Rounded corners lend softness to the design while a custom cipher monogram intertwining the couple’s initials calls attention to the meaning of the ceremony. The wedding programs were placed neatly on chairs for when guests arrived to the ceremony.
Guests received a New Orleans gift box filled with local treats and helpful information. A welcome guide gave the couple an opportunity to thank their guests and share their favorite places around town. The couple gifted meaningful southern treats, including the bride’s great grandmother’s homemade cheese straws, the groom’s father’s moonshine (complete with custom wax seal), and mini pralines from Restaurant August. Cipher koozies with calligraphy pulled from the invitation, along with a revelry and remedy kit, promised the celebration to come.
As guests walked through Audubon zoo, banners featuring Alli and Millard’s custom cipher led them to the gallery of oaks.
ALLI AND RACHEL
Bride, Alli Treen Morrison, and sister, Rachel Treen Turnage enjoyed working together to tailor the perfect trousseau for Alli’s wedding. Rachel is a graphic designer at Scriptura’s Magazine street store.
ALLI AND FATHER
The bride and her father, David C. Treen Jr., prepare for the ceremony.
Alli and Millard were married at the Fountain of Hygeia under Audubon zoo’s canopy of majestic live oaks. Their reception was the first to be held completely outdoors in this location.
SECOND LINE HANKIE
Custom party cups, koozies, and napkins helped the reception to feel all the more festive. The hankies were used in a second line procession at the end of the cocktail hour and served as a memento of the occasion.
ALLI AND MILLARD
The happy couple, dancing off into a bright new future.
Photography courtesy of A Bryan Photo