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“If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.”
– Anne Bradstreet

Inspired by their love of classic literature and Victorian style, Jennifer and Robert were married on August 29, 2009 in a romance-filled ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Middletown, CT. Their reception was held at picturesque Saint Clement’s Castle in Portland, CT.  When I first met with Jennifer and Robert, (over cups of Earl Grey tea) they expressed their wedding style as: Victorian, Antique, Old World, Renaissance, and English Country Garden. They wanted their invitations to evoke these romantic sentiments. We decided to create a monogram design accented with swirly leaves and vines. Jennifer and Robert’s color choices were deep purples, whites, creams and accents of silver. We chose to make the invitations with a 7×7 Pocket Fold® in Huckleberry*, with layers of Diamond Repousse, Platinum and Diamond stocks. The typefaces Jennifer and Robert chose are Chanson d’Amour and FF Scala. (Aptly named, “Chanson d’Amour” means “Love Song” in French.) With it’s rough edges, this script feels hand-written and brings a more vintage feel to the type treatment.

Once the invitations were mailed out, Jennifer and I talked about her and Rob’s ideas for the wedding day stationery. We designed a simple 5×7 folded program for the ceremony, accented with a hand-tied satin bow in Violet. Are you wondering about that quote above? Robert spent time compiling a collection of classic quotes about love to inspire their table name design! Jennifer and Robert decided to name their tables after their favorite authors, and we displayed a meaningful quote of love on each card. For the corresponding escort cards, each guest was told not what table to sit at, but which author to sit with! Jennifer and Robert enjoyed their reception at their sweetheart table, sitting only with each other of course.

A big thank you to J.C. from J.C. Carley Photography who photographed Jennifer & Robert’s wedding. She did an amazing job and has graciously provided me with the detail shots below of the program, menu cards, table names and Jen & Rob’s special escort card. To see more of J.C.’s work, please visit her website.

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