For Kristen and Lea’s Santa Fe wedding, we created an elaborate crest inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. Succulents, cacti, and birds, tied together with southwestern patterning, form the frame around the couple’s custom cipher monogam. Gold foil on grey stock drew upon the dramatic glow of golden sunlight across desert mountains. The grey, cream, and gold palette of the wedding invitation struck a tasteful balance with the more playful and vibrant palette of the wedding accessories. We were privileged to work with Kristin Wolfson, a local artist known for her whimsical use of color and sense of magical realism.
The desert sunset casts a soft, dusky glow on the handsome couple and surrounding landscape.
STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
The star of Kristin and Lea’s custom monogram frame, the prickly pear cactus, in its natural habitat.
Cactus Image by Green Wedding Shoes, taken at the Four Seasons Santa Fe
Kristin surrounded by cascading magenta floral arrangements.
The colorized monogram crest for the wedding accessories captures the range of colors exhibited in the desert landscape and sunset. The magenta border color on the menu is pulled directly from a prickly pear margarita, served at the rehearsal dinner. A continuation of the southwestern textile patterning from the monogram takes center stage on the rehearsal dinner invitation.
Kristin and Lea certainly know how to make an exit. We will watch them ride into the sunset any time.
Wedding Photography by Shayla Edenfield
Gates and Kyle’s wedding paper trousseau captured the couple’s abundant southern charm with traditional tailored touches and a refreshing color palette for a November wedding. Their tone on tone cipher monogram in shades of blue keeps this letterpress invitation fresh and preppy, while flowing calligraphy adds a look that is at once youthful and classic.
REHEARSAL DINNER & SUMMER COCKTAILS
A custom cipher monogram nestled in an antler frame adds a masculine element to the rehearsal dinner invitation. The dark blue stock foil stamped in white further enhances the couple’s color scheme. Here, the calligraphed names from the wedding invitation present a more casual look. Summer cocktails honoring the couple featured a map of New Orleans, soon to be their forever home.
The calligraphed names and cipher monogram from Gates and Kyle’s wedding trousseau added a personal touch to napkins, cups, and koozies.
JUST SAY CHEESE
We are all smiles to see monogrammed napkins next to this beautiful confection.
ICING ON THE CAKE
We’re not sure what’s more impressive – the dramatic backdrop of copper vessels at Cathead Distillery, or the couple’s cake table arrangement complete with a collection of relatives’ wedding photos.
CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
Cheers to a beautiful couple and a liftetime of love!
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!