Jillian and Kyle’s traditional ceremony and Detroit Athletic Club wedding reception were nothing short of incredible. Jillian’s lovely mom had initially hired me to complete their invitation calligraphy, and I was thrilled to stay on to assist with all of this amazing couple’s day-of-wedding stationery, too!
I can’t take credit for this gorgeous invitation, as it was designed by the talented team at Scriptura in New Orleans. They knocked it out of the park with this letterpress stunner. It was an honor to add the finishing touch with the envelope calligraphy!
The Welcome Gift
If the invitation sets the tone for the wedding a few months prior to the big day, then the welcome gift makes sure that tone is ringing loud and clear. Yes, that was a bad analogy – yes, I stretched it too far. I’m leaving it. The point is, your guests who have traveled to be there for your life’s milestone are honored and cherished people to you and your families. A welcome gift is one extra way to show them how much it means to you that they came all this way for you!
Jillian and Kyle’s multi-panel folded welcome note included a fully illustrated map of Detroit, with icons marking key wedding venues, as well as special moments in their relationship (ahem, first date). It was such a fun piece to design and I know their guests loved it!
Jillian and Kyle each looked incredible on their special day. Their getting ready photos are timeless and elegant, and I’d expect nothing else from their talented photographer, Blaine Siesser. Plus, a bride who can rock a pair of leopard stilettos on her wedding day is a goddess in my book!
Jillian and Kyle had a traditional wedding ceremony at Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Detroit, Michigan. I created a custom ceremony program for their guests. Their florist, Katie Wachowiak, brought the church doors to life with a cascade of blooms, and then brought the outdoors in with gorgeous aisle decor. Their receiving line is one for the ages!
Jillian and Kyle opted to have a getaway car take them from the church to their Detroit Athletic Club wedding reception. Thanks to Motor City Vintage Rentals, these two got to enjoy a rare moment of quiet and calm in the classic car, just the two of them, amid their big day.
The Detroit Athletic Club Wedding Reception
Every single detail of this wedding was executed to perfection by Cassy Rose Events. From incredible food service to a perfect floral display, no detail was left untouched.
I had such a field day designing with this couple! So many day-of-wedding details were included as part of their stationery, and it made such an impact. Escort cards and table numbers in beautifully elegant calligraphy to match their invitation envelopes. Menus to outline each stellar course. Place cards for the head table. And, allllllllll the fun things too! The bar was decked out with cocktail napkins, drink stirrers, and signage. And my favorite part?! The cigar bar, complete with match canisters and cigar wrappers. That’s my kind of party!
Wishing you two a lifetime of happiness! Thanks for having me as part of your team for your big day! Blue Racer Productions created this amazing video – enjoy!
Venues: Metropolitan United Methodist Church ceremony and Detroit Athletic Club wedding reception; both in Detroit, Michigan