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Apr 25, 2018

photo by Melanie Mauer

We have been seeing a lot of articles out there regarding wedding trends for 2018, so we thought we would weigh in on some of that we are seeing  and predicting what some of this year’s trends will be! Of course, metallics have been hot now for many years and where rose gold was the metallic of the moment in 2017, we are loving Copper for 2018!  For a rustic but glamorous fall wedding in Kentucky, copper cups were a unpredictable detail for the water/bourbon cups, and copper foiled ink on menus, invites, etc dressed up the printed pieces.

Photo by Liz Banfield and Corbin Gurkin

Watercolor! Let’s just say, watercolor is the deal… You are seeing it everywhere from invitations (like these from Happy Menocal for our Hamptons client) to wedding design. We even printed some linens recently in a custom watercolor design!

photo by Corbin Gurkin

This one will certainly make all of the grooms and groomsmen happy. While bourbon bars are still required in areas where bourbon is king, we are doing beer walls and taps. This one was a focal point in the after dinner lounge… A few varieties made it a fun tasting experience for those taking a break from dancing.

photos by Liz Banfield and Corbin Gurkin

Finally one of our other favorite trends (meaning we hope it becomes a mainstay vs a trend) are our custom printed matchbooks. Reminds me of the old school restaurants where they had a bowl of matches on the Maitre d’ stand.

4.25.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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bride and groom in archway

Today we are showcasing this rehearsal dinner for Nancy and Nathan on Sea Island, Georgia. Often times our clients ask us to help with many of their weekend events and since we want to be careful not to overshadow the wedding, we love getting to design a compliment to the wedding. I also love it when clients choose to have their photographer to capture the entire weekend, like they did here with Liz Banfield.

Stationary Collage

Lettered Olive works with our clients to create a printing package that incorporates subtleties throughout the design that ties them all together. For the rehearsal dinner, our design theme was going to have a lot of greenery and natural elements, so fronds graced the rehearsal dinner invitations.

Couple bagpiper

As a homage to the couple’s heritage, a bagpiper welcome guests to dinner.

Buffet Collage

We sometimes find a “buffet” or station style dinner harder to design because there is less room for details… During cocktails a wooden board was displayed combining the evening’s menu and the seating by table for each guest.

Tablescape 1

Centerpieces of mixed greens housed in cement pots trailed the center of long dinner tables…Tables were named after the couples favorite locations throughout the world.

lanterns dinner tables

Dining Al Fresco requires lighting above and beyond candlelight…

couple at dinner

This is one of my favorite shots, capturing the clients enjoying each other’s company on the eve of their wedding…

4.25.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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A little while ago, I went on the Pickler and Ben show to talk DIY table top ideas… So excited to finally be able to share the video with you!  Hope you enjoy… Let us know what you think…

4.25.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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