Friday, February 27, 2009

Real Brides: Brooke and Chuck are 'Going Green' with Plantable Invitations

We are mixing things up a bit and featuring a couple who isn't married....yet! I am simply too excited to get some of our seed impregnated designs up on the blog! We have been offering and displaying plantable products since early last year - but we haven't had a chance to design this many coordinating pieces for a single event until now, which is why I wanted to feature their wedding.

The bride and groom met in 2001 while both working at Magic Mountain. When Chuck transferred back to Ohio, Brooke soon followed and has been enjoying Ohio ever since! While Chuck and Brooke currently reside in Stow, they are planning an outdoor wedding and reception in Aqua Dulce, California (near LA) on Brooke's family's estate. The ceremony will be at sunset on grounds overlooking the canyon on May 16th. In keeping with the outdoor theme, Chuck and Brooke have made many 'green' decisions - including sending out handmade plantable invitations made by us! We are delighted to be a part of this event fit for celebrities (literally)!
Plantable Seed Impregnated Invitations
Seed Impregnated, Plantable Wedding Invitations
This photo shows the plantable booklet invitation both closed and open with the insert cards AND the mailing envelope. Notice the cute little pressed daisy envelope sticker seal. Thats a real daisy in there and it was the prefect finishing touch to this ensemble!

Plantable Seed Impregnated Favor Boxes with monogram tag and stain ribbon
Seed Impregnated Plantable Favor Box
Chuck and Brooke incorporated a mongoram on the front page of the invitation insert (shown in a photo below). We carried that monogram through to the tag on this favor box which was tied with a 3/8" satin buttercream ribbon wrap. The bottom of each box has planting information so that the guests know that they are plantable.

Plantable Seed Impregnated Gift (out of town or OOT) Bags with Mongoram Panel that includes listing
Seed Impregnated Plantable Gift Bags
Perfect for your OOT (out of town) Guests! We again incorporated the monogram into the design on the front of the gift bag. The couple also included a short greeting to their guests and a list of the items in this bag. They went all "Ohio" themed on this one!

100% Recycled handmade Paper Guestbook
Handmade Guest Book to match Invitation Booklet
Made from 100% recycled handmade papers (but not seed impregnated) this guestbook perfectly matches the invitations.

Isn't it all so beautiful?!?! We had so much fun working on this order! Chuck and Brooke - we can't wait to hear what your guests think about the the time you read this - they should be postmarked and on their way! You two have taken major consideration for the environment into your wedding planning and we just can't wait to hear how it all turned out. Best of luck to you guys! And Brooke - just for you - we are planting one of everything in the studio. Keep your eyes on the blog as we follow the growth of the stationery!
Here are a few more pics of the invites:
Plantable Seed Impregnated Invitations
We printed a little blurb on the back of the invite that says "These handmade invitations use plantable stationery. Plant the booklet in shallow soil, keep it moist and tend it with love - wildflowers will grow."

Plantable Seed Impregnated Invitations
This shows a stack of the invites closed, the invite opened, the response card and envelope, and the reception card.

Plantable Seed Impregnated Invitations
More of the same...except this shot also shows the monogram used on the very front page of the invitation insert.

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