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CMYK Inspired Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

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This wedding from photographer Angela Renee is one you’re not going to forget any time soon — in fact, you might want to make sure you have some time set aside before you pore through this stunner! These incredibly talented newlyweds, who are both graphic designers, collaborated on maybe the best wedding website we’ve seen yet. It set the tone perfectly for this technicolor, stylish, fun day, and we love the result!

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From the bride, Lauren: Like every bride, I really wanted our wedding to be unique. With so many inspiring weddings out there it seemed like a huge undertaking. But thanks to the help of my super hero-like mom, and the fact both Matt and I are graphic designers, we were able to create a truly custom wedding.

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It all started with our wedding colors – CMYK which in the creative industry, stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. 4 beautiful colors that spoke to who we were and opened us up a lot of really fun ideas. Next came the printed materials – save the dates, invitations, programs, etc. As I designed each item, my mom printed, cut, and assembled each piece. A HUGE undertaking I’ll never be able to thank her enough for. She also hand-painted our card box and chair signs, as well as put together 3 different hanging fabric strip backdrops we used throughout the venue.


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To welcome guests as they entered the room, my dad built a custom frame which we hung hundreds of photos from with clothespins. He also hand-made our cake toppers – bride and groom Totoro’s from one of our favorite movies.


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Our centerpieces (which also doubled as our wedding favors) were mason jars filled with CMYK sand and topped with a succulent plant. We made these ourselves with the leftover mason jars from my sisters wedding. The bridesmaids also created the bride and bridesmaid bouquets the day of the wedding.


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We wanted a way to say “hello” to each guest as they arrived, so we included a personal message on each guest’s escort card. For the wedding party and parents of the bride/groom, we took this a step further and illustrated character versions of each person which we framed and placed at their seats.


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Besides all of our DIY projects, we tried to find other unique touches we could add to the day. Instead of a traditional photobooth, we had a flip book photo booth. The photographer took a video, and then printed and turned it into a mini flip book, offering an animated keepsake of the day. The bridesmaids picked out their own dresses in the CMYK color family, and the groomsman wore CMYK gingham ties. Each member of the wedding party also had CMYK colored wayfarer sunglasses. Great for photos, great for the dance floor! We nixed the traditional first dances, and instead played one of our favorite drinking games – Thunderstruck, where guests gather in a big circle and take turns drinking as AC/DC sings “Thunderstruck.” Instead of a traditional wedding cake, one of my bridesmaids who happens to be an expert baker made us CMYK peanut butter balls and letter pressed cookies with our initials.


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Wedding Location: Chicago, IL / Wedding Photographer: Angela Renee Photography / Wedding Venue: Zhou B. Art Center / Second Shooter: Stevie Reynolds / Wedding Coordinator: Alysson Lincoln / Wedding Flowers: Bridesmaids / Wedding Dress: Pronovias / Bride’s Belt: Made by mother of the Bride / Bride’s Hair: Samara Toby of Bridal Beauty Chicago / Bride’s Makeup: Krystyn Johnson of Bridal Beauty Chicago / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Groom and Groomsmen’s Shoes: Gourmet / Wedding Caterer: Maison Cuisine / Dessert Table: Laura Holmes / Cake Toppers: Bride’s father / DJ: Ralph Darden a.k.a. Major Taylor of Style Matters / Lighting: Art of Imagination / Officiant: Rev. Tom Perrucci / Videographer: Kinema Group / Flip Book Photobooth: Occasional Memories / Invitations and Event Materials: Lauren Okura / Wedding Website: Designed by Lauren Okura, Built by Matt Stone / Table Runner, Card Box, Chair Signs, and other Event Decor: Mother of the Bride

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Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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Weekly Wrap Up + Mid-Century Inspiration

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Leaving you with a “Mid-Century Summer’s Dream” inspiration board and a delicious color card, mixing woodsy and mid-century elements with a poppy 50s palette. We’re positively head over heels about the mini clog planter wall below!

patio via Desire to Inspire, clog planter wall (would make an amazing seating chart!) via Your Easy Garden, colored vases via Trendland and cake wreath by Signe Sugar

And now, the winners for our recent giveaways…

The winner of our Two Broads Design giveaway is Kristin!
Congratulations to Taylor, the winner of our Shine Invitations giveaway!
Two cheers for Chelsey, our winner for the One World’s Design giveaway!

And finally, congratulations to Marisa, the winner of our Cream Event NYC giveaway!

We can’t say enough how excited we are about The Cream in less than two weeks! We can’t wait to see everyone there!

In case you missed any of our features from this week…

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Party and Wedding goods from Koyal Wholesale
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Our Local Wedding Guide for New York!
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Liumy

Polaroid Wedding Guestbooks, Photo booth or standard Photo albums! Expedited shipping 3-5 days world wide!

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• It is not a book, it’s an album! There are spacers between the pages so photos won’t spread the album.
• Each page has 3 lines under the pocket for the message writing. Lines cannot be customized.
• Album is packed in a paper box so it can be a great present.

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Gold Yarra Valley Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

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All it took was one glimpse at bride Eileen’s wedding gown before we became fully obsessed with this wedding — a non-traditional gold sequin number designed by none other than Eileen herself! Photographers Love Katie + Sarah knocked every detail of this wedding out of the park.

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Wedding Location: Melbourne, Australia / Wedding Photographer: Love Katie + Sarah / Wedding Venue: Stones of the Yarra Valley / Wedding Dress: Designed by bride / Bride’s Hair: Hairdresser for Sportsgirl

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MAS TORROELLA LUXURY VILLA & SPA

Mas Torroella is a stunning 14th century masia set in the beautiful Costa Brava region of Spain.

Our Mas provides a wonderfully private and romantic setting to host bespoke weddings of up to 200 guests. Use the various immaculately maintained gardens and our E-Vents space to design a fantastic flow for your Big Day.

Not only is Mas Torroella an idyllic and flexible venue, but it also offers luxury accommodation to sleep up to 28 people where the minute details and finishing touches are second to none.

Add to that a most professional, caring and discreet service provided by our dedicated team and you have the perfect mix for the most memorable day of your lives!

We look forward to welcoming you!

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