Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Winter/Spring 2013 Issue

One of my favorite things about January is the release of new bridal magazines. Seeing the new issues on the newsstand makes me want to do nothing but drink coffee all afternoon and swoon over the gorgeous goods and ideas that are always in abundance.

We’re extra excited to be featured in Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Winter/Spring 2013 issue. Check out the gorgeous details of the Long-Pettine Real Wedding on page 52. This is our bride and I thought I would share more details of the invitation we designed for her big day. The bride had guests traveling in for a weekend full of activities and she needed a clean, simple and elegant way to incorporate everything she needed to convey to her guests. We ultimately landed on a pocket on the back of invitation that captures and organizes all of detail cards. It was streamlined and made all of the pieces from the map, itinerary, reception, accommodations and reply card easy for the guests to prepare for the big day.

We also want to give a big shout out to Culinary Crafts for including our equestrian menu in their ad on page 2. The applied lace on the top of the menu was one of my favorite inspirations of late and I love the soft look. For more on that equestrian photo shoot visit Utah Bride Blog.

Detail of our menu featured in the Culinary Crafts Ad Lastly, this post would not be complete without mentioning the wide variety of awesome wedding professionals represented in this issue. A few of those pros came together for the gorgeous cover and deserve a special shout out from the Ann Elizabeth team. Congratulations to Britt Chudleigh, Alta Moda Bridal, Roots, and O.C. Tanner for making the cover with your inspiring work. Utah's wedding scene has never looked so good.

 


2013 Pantone Color of the Year - Emerald Green

Every year there is a lot of anticipation around Pantone's color of the year and we have to admit that this year was no exception. We are excited to show you a few of our favorite things about Pantone's 2013 pick - Number 17-5641 in Emerald Green.

This refreshing choice for 2013 follows last year’s color Tangerine Tango. It’s quality to create a boost of energy helped an economy that needed to recharge and move forward. With a new year full of dreams and goals. Emerald green creates a sense of rejuvenation, balance and harmony. The human eye sees the color green more in the color spectrum than any other color, making this years color great to incorporate into our daily lives through fashion, beauty, home decor and design.

The concept of the Emerald Isle Martini is definitely a favorite around the studio this week. With the simple ingredients and refreshing look, it’s a must have drink for any occasion. We're also loving the bold move of going emerald green for makeup. With all the options you have with eye shadows, liners, mascaras and nail colors, your sure to get noticed. And lastly, all of the gals at Ann Elizabeth are a little ga-ga over how this bride incorporated emerald green into her wedding. The brides maids dresses are elegant yet fun and the bride brings her own pop of color by wearing emerald heels.

Photo Credits, clockwise from top left:

Green Brides Maids Dresses Spindle Photography

Green Petticoat Arabia Weddings

Green Wedding Invitation Suite Design Work LIfe

Martini Yummly

Ring Alson Jewelers

Green Eye Shadow Sephora

Green Ribbon Invitations Olivia Samuel

Green Sash Sunny April

 

 


Congratulations to Brittany Scalabrin-McNamee, January's Bride of the Month!

January 2013: Brittany Scalabrin-McNamee!

This month we are excited to share Brittany’s invitations with you! Brittany came into Ann Elizabeth with a fairly detailed idea of what type of message and feeling she wanted her invitations to convey. As we met with Brittany she conveyed to use that she was after a style that was classy and elegant with an outdoorsy feel. Brittany knew she wanted to have a copper as one of her colors for the invitation because of the history of the copper mines in Butte, Montana near the location of their wedding. We paired the copper with a navy blue and toned it down to give it both a masculine and feminine element. Our invitation consultant Ruth Sorenson sat down with Brittany to get her take on the invitation process. Below are some of the highlights from Brittany’s recent interview.

The Interview:
Ruth: Is there anything about the proofing process that helped you to visualize your invitation and how it would ultimately come together?

Brittany: Definitely! All the options I was given at the beginning helped a lot... I liked being able to say I like this one, not that one and seeing the additional ideas you came up with it made it super easy to figure out what I wanted. Then we were able to go back to the design that I liked the best and make some minor tweaks. It just made it so easy.

Ruth: Are there any elements of the invitations you had positive feedback on?

Brittany: The whole thing! Everyone absolutely loved the colors and said it was different from anything they had seen before. It was unique, I wasn’t just your typical invitations and I love that the color combo was warm and inviting.

Ruth: Did you take any elements from the invitation into your wedding?

Brittany: Well actually I did the reverse and brought elements from my wedding into my invitations with the help of you guys! Mostly the colors, but also the branches and the leaves from the centerpieces I planned for the wedding - the nature elements all tied in together so well!
I’m also really glad that I had you guys do programs and wine bottle labels for me. It really tied things all together and the consistency on the wedding day wouldn’t have been the same without those details.

Detail of invitation and Save the Date
Detail of Programs and Wine Bottles Ruth: What advice would you give to other brides planning their invitations?Brittany: Most importantly I would say don’t limit yourself. When you find something that you really want it, go for it! That’s what I loved about you guys - you brought together elements I never thought could work and when I would suggest something that might have sounded crazy I never felt like you weren’t willing to try it out and let me see how it might look.
My second piece of advise would be to pay Ann Elizabeth to assemble and glue together the invitations. Ha! When I made the decision to do the assembly on my own I thought it would be easier, but by about invitation number 75 I was thinking “this may have been a bad idea!”Ruth: How was your experience with Ann Elizabeth?Brittany: AMAZING! It was fun and you guys just have the best personalities. I was fun to come into the studio and sit and just talk - even about non invitations, but just wedding stuff in general. I always looked forward to coming in because your enthusiasm and how excited you get definitely comes through in your work. That enthusiasm alone reassured me I was getting a quality product that would impress everyone!Thanks for taking time to talk with us Brittany! You were a pleasure to work with!