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Modern Ballroom Wedding by Inkspot Crow Films

Wedding Videos

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Now that Brett & Jessica narrated this gorgeous Durham wedding through their images flawlessly, let’s transport ourselves through Inkspot Crow Films‘ lenses and relive this wedding once more. This video is just so good, you will feel like you were there all along.


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Wedding Location: Durham, NC / Wedding Photographer and Photobooth: Brett & Jessica / Wedding Venue: The Cotton Room / First Look Location: The Washington Duke Inn / Wedding Coordinator: Katie Dunn of La Fête / Wedding Flowers: Tre Bella / Hair and Makeup: Posh the Salon / Wedding Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes / Out of Town Box Treats: Carolina Popcorn Shoppe / Ceremony Musician: Laura Anzaldi and Chris Mike / DJ: DJ Frank Meldau of Joe Bunn Co. / Invitations, Paper Goods, Escort Magnets, and Calligraphy: the bride, Anniemade / Cinematographer: Inkspot Crow Films / Officiants: Father Michael Martin and Rabbi Andrew Ettin

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CRIMSON LETTERS

My company, Crimson Letters creates unique hand painted wedding stationery, specialising in opulently painted, heavily illustrated design work, with calligraphy. All items are digitally printed from a master watercolour or acrylic artwork piece and individually and lovingly painted upon. Using only the finest papers and card stock sourced from London And Paris.

I’m a British designer with a degree in textile design, artist and a person with a passion for intricate creativity who’s inspired by all fine things, whether it’s food, interiors or architecture. I’m influenced heavily by my love of travelling, my rich heritage and travelling frequently through the Mediterranean where I have family in Portugal and Paris. I’m exhilarated and humbled by the beauty of this world. Bringing these ideas back to my design studio, each piece is fuelled from the cultures across the world.

I enjoy bringing a fresh decadent approach to wedding invitations, which are a timeless medium. I have always loved weddings and seeing the bride in her white dress has always been a magical moment for me. I feel completely over the moon to be able to create irreplaceable memoirs that the bride can look back on one day with a huge smile.

When I’m not busy in my design studio, I love exploring new parts of Europe, trying to improve my hopelessly basic French and Portuguese skiing, cross stitching, kissing my sons, watching period dramas and painting whilst drinking copious amounts of tea.

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Creative Durham Wedding

Romantic Weddings

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Prepare yourselves, because this is one heck of a wedding. Newlyweds Annie and Gus both work in Los Angeles — Gus as a writer, and Annie works for Disney. As you could probably guess, their creative and fun spirits worked their way into their wedding day, which was brilliantly captured by Brett & Jessica. Keep your eyes peeled for some words from the most well-known Muppets and the amazing film from Inkspot Crow Films coming up in just a bit!

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From the bride, Annie: Both my husband and I work in the entertainment industry in LA and so we really felt this need for storytelling in our own wedding. The journey of planning our wedding wasn’t guided by a color palette or a desire to impress but rather a celebration that “Love is Awesome”- the way my husband Gus and I felt about each other and truly about the amazing community of people around us.


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From that standpoint, we hand-crafted our wedding with the utmost care and concern for our guests. It was important that they felt included, welcomed, loved, as much as we loved each other as we were taking an important step in our lives. We rethought every wedding decision because we didn’t want to do each tradition for the sake of doing them or because it’s what you do at weddings. Our wedding invitation was actually a handmade booklet that told the quirky story of how we met. We asked for creative replies our RSVP’s and surprised all of our guests by having all of their messages secretly printed on the fabric pinned beneath our chuppah. We even scoured Facebook for everyone’s photographs to create individual Polaroid magnets that doubled as escort cards.


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Our wedding was without a doubt very us (we had Muppet wedding cakes, we entered the reception to Indiana Jones’ music complete with matching fedoras, etc.) but it was more-so a celebration of what makes us “us”- all of the amazing love and support that brought us to the moment of our marriage and that we know will keep us strong and happy in our lifetime together.


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Wedding Location: Durham, NC / Wedding Photographer and Photobooth: Brett & Jessica / Wedding Venue: The Cotton Room / First Look Location: The Washington Duke Inn / Wedding Coordinator: Katie Dunn of La Fête / Wedding Flowers: Tre Bella / Hair and Makeup: Posh the Salon / Wedding Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes / Out of Town Box Treats: Carolina Popcorn Shoppe / Ceremony Musician: Laura Anzaldi and Chris Mike / DJ: DJ Frank Meldau of Joe Bunn Co. / Invitations, Paper Goods, Escort Magnets, and Calligraphy: the bride, Anniemade / Cinematographer: Inkspot Crow Films / Officiants: Father Michael Martin and Rabbi Andrew Ettin

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Liumy

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

• Each album cover is personalised with your names in gold, silver foil or white velour. Plenty of colors to choose from.
• Hhandmade product that has amazing feeling to use.Page paper is top quality (acid free) with a slight warm tint.
• Each page has a hand sewed pocket to the page (not glued) so the pocket will hold strong forever !!! Pocket is from one side of the page !!!
• 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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Weekly Wrap Up + Thanksgiving Inspiration

Weekly Wrap Ups

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We’re less than a week away from Thanksgiving! I thought I’d leave you with some inspiration for the holiday with some off-the-beaten-path hues with a bit of metallic thrown in the mix.

Colors: nude, plum, amethyst and silver leaf

unique thanksgiving table

Clockwise: 1, Elie Saab gown from here / 2, Martha Stewart / 3, XO cookies (would be cute as thank you spelled out for Thanksgiving!) from Hello Naomi / 4, pendant lights via Amanda Rodriguez

We’re delighted to announce that our winner for the Macy’s Giveaway is… Kelly D, with comment #36! We’ll be in touch shortly with more details :)

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

1950s technicolor inspired wedding
Right now on Recycle Your Wedding
Macy’s wedding registry + giveaway
Mint and peach Ontario wedding
France + Italy honeymoon!
Bridesmaids’ resource Brideside
Print and pattern wedding ideas
DIY flour aisle runner tutorial
Fresh Delray Beach wedding
Wedding registry from Wedding Republic
Robinswood House Seattle wedding
Mexico destination wedding

This week, in Recycle Your Wedding

3 dozen crystal goblets
Chalkboard horses for table numbers
Vintage mailbox for cards
J. Crew Principessa dress, size 4
Vintage sewing drawers
Rifle Paper Co. table numbers
Monique Lhuillier “Emotion” dress