Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Real Brides: Lee and Mark - December 13, 2009

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Lee and Mark were referred to us by the fabulous Janet Capocci at the Sheraton in Cuyahoga Falls. We met with them when it was still 80 degrees outside - but with Lee's amazing communication and organization, it didn't take long for me to 'get on board' with the elegant winter wedding they were planning. Working with a color pallet of warm rich red, soft silver, and crisp black, we designed a 6x6 pocketfold invitation with a customized front square that we carried through to the ceremony programs as well. When Mark's mother came to town to visit, we met with her and Lee to design a rehearsal dinner invitation to coordinate. All three are shown below.
programs, wedding invite, rehersal dinner invite
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Though I loved the invitations and programs, my favorite part of their order was the accessories. Lee and Mark wanted to name each table at the reception after a place that they had traveled together and also include a photo and description specific to the location. As I worked on the individualized layouts and got to know more about them, I just knew these table cards would be a big hit for their guests! Lee even got creative with the place cards using fun phrases such as "Join us for a drink at...", or "Your destination is...". We also provided the adorable snowflake place card holders which could double as table favors for their guests to place a photo or note in after the wedding.

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Lee and Mark - you are the type of clients that we dream of working with! I especially loved that Mark was so involved in the process from start to finish. Mark - I will remember our goofy 10 minute discussion about inserting invitations into envelopes every single time I present a sample to a client! It is true that I actually cried a little when viewing your photos (a few of my favorites are below) and we already miss seeing you on a regular basis. You are such a sweet, loving couple and we wish you two the very best that life has to offer!

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Vendor Recap - Who did Lee and Mark choose for their big day?

Ceremony: St. Bernard Catholic Church - Downtown Akron
Reception: Sheraton Suites - Cuyahoga Falls
Bride Apparel: Doreen Leaf - from Lee - "I loved working with Doreen Leaf - very personal, friendly service - they make you feel like a princess"
Groom Apparel: Men's Warehouse Tux
Creme de la Creme
Neil Leeson
Photography: Z-Media - from Lee before the wedding - "Z-Media has been awesome so far. We have only had our engagement pictures done so far but they turned out great!! They were very professional but also very friendly and easy to work with. We love them so far!" and later this " [You and Stacy and] Chris and Julie (Z Media) were our favorite people to work with. You were all so sweet and helpful, not to mention talented and creative. We could not have been happier with everything you all did!"
Paper Persuasions (that's us!) - from Lee - We have received so many compliments about our invitations. We love them and so does everyone else :) You both have been absolutely amazing to work with. Your creativity and professionalisim is fabulous! Your attention to detail is outstanding. Not only do you do amazing work, you both are so sweet and friendly. We always looked forward to our consultations with you. You made a very daunting task managable and fun. We loved working with you and of course, absolutely love everything you created. Thanks so much for everything, xxx Lee and Mark

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