Real Wedding: Shereen & Patrick // 09.08.2018

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I remember when I was a young girl, and for a week during the summer, I would escape to Girl Scout Camp. Camp Woodhaven in Eastern Pennsylvania. I would look forward to that week for months. The sing-alongs, the excursions through the woods, the stories, the outdoor activities, the sweet smell of the woods and the crackling fire all all things I will never forget; those weeks at camp were magic to me.

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Now, think about going away to camp as an ADULT. All your best friends, all of the fun outdoor activities, campfires, sing-alongs, cabins & bunks, and of course, beers! Haha! My clients, Shereen & Patrick totally did it right. When they told me about their wedding, and how they were hosting it at a sleep-away camp for the weekend, I instantly wanted another wedding and do exactly that.

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So, when we came up with the aesthetic and look and feel of their wedding invitations, we knew we had to tie in that woodsy campy feeling. Shereen & Patrick wanted their guests to feel transported to camp upon opening their invitation suite.

I wanted to bring a woodsy, natural feeling to the invitation suite. So, I started by painting some custom watercolor trees and experimented with different ways to use them. I kept the invitation itself pretty simple and kept the trees along the bottom. But, then, I used the trees as a texture on the back of the invitation and for the belly band to keep all of the pieces together. I paired some modern, yet campy looking typefaces to round out the design.

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Shereen & Patrick had so many activities planned for their guests and wanted to highlight all of the fun things they could do while at camp. So, I painted a camp map complete with illustrations of the different landmarks so campers could find their way. Then, on the opposite side of the card was a list of all of the things they could enjoy while attending the wedding weekend.

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Working on this suite was so much fun; I love the natural, woodsy, aesthetic. I was so excited for Shereen & Patrick to enjoy such an awesome idea for a wedding weekend. And then, when I saw the images come back from Jessica Feiden, I was floored with the simplicity and beauty of their day. You can just see & feel the love from underneath those pines exuding out from the photos.

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I thank Shereen & Patrick so much for the opportunity to work on their wedding stationery. It was so wonderful to work with them and I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness. Cheers to that!

-M-