Just a few months ago, darling Gayle and Aaron heard about our work online and we're so glad they decided to reach out! Working with Gayle and Aaron was an absolute dream. They came to our first meeting excited and prepared with beautiful and charming design ideas that simply were a delight to create. The signage varied from acrylic to chalk to watercolor and pen-and-ink - an artist's dream to be able to dabble in different mediums while maintaining a cohesive aesthetic for a beautiful celebration! Their wedding was shot by the talented Jared Ladia and featured on Borrowed and Blue earlier this week! So we thought we'd share it here as well!
Let's start with acrylic. We framed several simple signs out of old fencewood, sanded them to their natural warm tone, and used acrylic craft paints in Gayle and Aaron's wedding colors: ivory and deep green.
Chalk. Chalk is a popular medium for wedding signs these days, but never have we seen a seating chart put together like this! Listing the names alphabetically but all together helped guests find their table quickly while still being a beautiful statement in the mix of all the wedding details. These seating charts are some of our favorite!
And no wedding is complete without some yummy food and drink! Gayle and Aaron wanted to let their guests know that the majority of their menu was sourced locally from farms in Virginia and Maryland - which we think is such a fabulous idea! Go local!
And finally water color and pen-and-ink. The table signs were scripted on a heavy cardstock in black ink with leafy watercolor detail added to play with the luscious greenery accenting all the tables. The combination of elegant, charming, and natural throughout this whole wedding really brought the space together!
A few other dessert labels and directional signs were also created and can we just say these included signs for the s'mores bar!? Whoever invented s'mores for weddings is definitely onto something!
While these pieces were fairly simple to create and were backed by simple greens in a rustic barn, the signage really helped bring their elegant vision together. It was such a treat working with Gayle and Aaron and our favorite part is that they met while working for Polaris - a Washington DC-based organization actively fighting human trafficking in the US and around the world through social service, policy advocacy, and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center! Gayle and Aaron specifically requested that the portion being donated from their purchase be directly donated to Polaris and we are so thrilled to be able to do that!
Gayle and Aaron - thank you for your beautiful hearts, your service to others, and your partnership with us. Congratulations on your beautiful day! We hope you're enjoying Mexico!