Yesterday I introduced you to Amanda Spencer, owner of Spencer Special Events. If you missed the post, be sure to read it and check out some great money saving tips and excellent wedding planning advice.
I was curious to find out what trends she was spotting this spring 2012. “I am loving the soft romantic colors and natural elements in design,” Amanda said. “Fresh, simple, and clean are some of the key words this spring.” Snippet and Ink had a great inspiration board that matched Amanda’s key words and description. I love the natural elements here – the wedding on the beach, the sand dollars, and the simple and clean white flower arrangements.
Jamie Cripps was also thinking of this beautiful color palate and natural design when she created a wedding stationery suite. For her friends Craig & Janie, she created an invitation that opens up and has a pouch inside for a response card, directions and information. Jamie used the “C” and “J” from PSA Gigi Monograms, and the flowers are stamped from PSA Rosetta Peel & Stick stamps. She colored the flowers up with her markers to give them some dimension and coordinate with the ribbon and cardstock.
I love the thank-you card with pre-printed message: “We thank our family and friends for celebrating in our joy, supporting us, and sharing in our love.” Then there is room for a personalized note, too.
She carried the theme all the way through – right down to the table place cards.
For a destination wedding, Amanda recommends a welcome bag. “Wedding guests love nothing more than after traveling to arrive on location to a goodie bag filled with fun items hand-picked by the bride and groom. Local favorites are always fun.” For around here, that means ideas like Hilton Head Popcorn Company, lighthouse shaped sugar cookies, Heritage shortbread cookies, a Savannah praline, Pluff southern iced tea, or even a bottle of Palmetto Pale Ale.
Spencer Special Events has also had a lot of fun with the bag itself. “We have used lovely beach bags, insulated cooler bags (which come in quite handy on the golf course or beach), or a simple brown craft bag tied with a darling tag.” Here are some cool ideas I found for welcome bags.
Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips tomorrow!