I have worked with Stephanie (Jaclyn Watson Events) on so many amazing weddings and super fun design projects over the years, so when she contacted me to help her out with a super secret project, I was excited (and honored!) to help her out. She told me that she was planning her own elopement and wanted it to be super hush-hush. Stephanie and her beau Nick feel most at home in nature and love to explore the outdoors, especially the winter wonderland that Vermont can provide. So it was all too fitting for her to tell me they were planning to exchange vows at the top of Mount Mansfield in Stowe, VT. She wanted something really personal to announce this life-changing event and I went to work designing her wedding suite to suit. Stephanie just had a few requests: she wanted to display the beauty of their surroundings with evergreen trees covered in snow and Mt. Mansfield itself, and she wanted to include a photo from the ceremony (think last minute print!) I wanted to create more of a keepsake for Stephanie & Nick to share with their families, almost like an old-fashioned photo folder, but with a simple, clean, and modern feel. We went with a tri-fold layout. This allowed us to have many design panels to work with, but keep the piece handheld. The front features a custom evergreen wreath monogram with handwritten style fonts to feel organic in nature. I painted a custom watercolor of Mt. Mansfield (complete with ski trails) for the main announcement, along with a trio of snow-dusted evergreens and a quote that Stephanie & Nick chose; “I’ll never finish falling in love with you.” Once the happy couple was married, Stephanie quickly delivered their incredible wedding photo and we added that to the suite before sending them off to the world. Congratulations Stephanie & Nick! Enjoy the delicious images of Stephanie & Nick’s elopement announcement, by Illume by Paul Reynolds.


Wedding Planner | Jaclyn Watson Events
Photographer | Illume by Paul Reynolds
Stationery | Admire Design
Ceremony Venue | Stowe Mountain Resort
Florals | Apotheca Flower Shoppe
Hair & Makeup | Lush Salon
Custom Skirt & Veil | Lucy Burdick
Rings| Tippy Taste & Sarah Graham