The temps are starting to dip in New Jersey and that means we’re nearing the official start of fall. YAY. It’s probably the most picturesque time of year, and one of my favorites… not only for the autumnal ambiance, but because it signals the primetime TV roster is coming back. To let you in on one of my guilty pleasures: I’m a diehard “Dancing with the Stars” fan, and I literally CANNOT WAIT for tonight’s fall premiere. The whole family is, really, my little kiddos included 🙂
This season holds a very special place in my heart, because I personally got to know one of the cast’s leading ladies as she planned the most unforgettable day of her life. I’m talking about 21-year-old Lindsay Arnold, the blonde, bubbly, quintessential prima-ballerina who will pair up and make ballroom magic with contestant, Alek Skarlatos this season. She wed her hubby Sam on June 18th, and I was privileged to create the stunning invitations and wedding day stationery.
I’ve worked with countless young-and-in-love couples, and Lindsay and her groom, Sam, were such an amazing addition to my portfolio of picture-perfect high school sweethearts. Not to mention, even with her impressive performer pedigree and DWTS starlet status, she was super humble and an absolute pleasure to work with (makes my life SO MUCH EASIER). The whole vintage-chic vibe of her summertime nuptials was gorgeous and a great muse for coordinating the ‘paperwork.’
For the invites to her Thursday evening wedding at Sleepy Ridge Estate in Salt Lake City, UT, we went with something simple and timeless: straight-forward, cream cardstock atop layers of champagne and gold glitter backings, highlighted with blush pink accents and trademarks of antique-type applique (striking blush banners and floral flourishes). The fonts were a mix of whimsical calligraphy and traditional all-caps typeface. Overall, it was a romantic and classic look; something that I think totally harmonized with Lindsay’s youthful spirit and nuanced bohemian aesthetic. We carried the motif through her day-of decor, as well, bringing the scheme of pinks, creams and golds into the reception table numbers and dessert table banners.
We were so lucky to be involved in the bride and groom’s special day, and cannot wait to see the fairy tale unfold for these newlyweds (for years to come). I’ll be championing for my celeb bride as she competes this season, and obviously looking forward to seeing her score that coveted mirror ball trophy at the end.
Good luck, Lindsay!!!! Foxtrot your way to the finale!!!!