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FILED IN: Press & Praise, Wedding Welcome Gifts

Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

When Cate Thorin, owner of Ivy & Honor, approached me about creating a fall-into-winter wedding welcome box for her upcoming editorial shoot with Lissa Ryan Photography at the Black Horse Inn, I was immediately on board. While there are countless wedding planners and wedding photographers who get together to create beautiful fall wedding inspiration, I immediately knew that this opportunity was be unique because of the special focus on family heirlooms.

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We selected an antiqued wood crate with a slight grey wash to give it an older more weathered look. We filled it with a black bottle of bubbly, some citrus to mirror the citrus elements used throughout the rest of the editorial, and gourmet cookies packaged in a drawstring pouch.

Image: Lissa Ryan Photography Image: Lissa Ryan Photography

For finishing touches, ivory tulle lined the crate for a softened look along with pine cones, dusty blue silk ribbon and a hand-lettered calligraphy tag by Poppy & Scooter. Now let's check out some of the other gorgeous details that the design team pulled together, starting with this lush tablescape complete with dreamy autumn florals (La Fleur du Jour).

Image: Lissa Ryan Photography Image: Lissa Ryan Photography

Image: Lissa Ryan Photography Image: Lissa Ryan Photography

As I said before, the heirlooms that played a role in this editorial gave it a meaningful and everlasting feel. First, a bible that had been in the family for generations along with vintage family photos and even an heirloom engagement ring (Trumpet & Horn)!

virginia-fall-wedding-black-horse-inn-wedding-welcome-gift-marigold-grey10 Image: Lissa Ryan Photography

virginia-fall-wedding-black-horse-inn-wedding-welcome-gift-marigold-grey11 Image: Lissa Ryan Photography

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And can we talk about this cake (Catherine George Cakes) for a second?! The classic white with the pops of deep navy and plum really make a statement together! And then the stationery suite complete with custom illustrations and endless hand lettering, all by Lady G Paperie.

Image: Lissa Ryan Photography Image: Lissa Ryan Photography

Image: Lissa Ryan Photography Image: Lissa Ryan Photography

And now for the most important part of all, the bride and groom. With the bride's dramatic makeup (Makeup by Kevan) and dreamy, feminine gown (Wren Bridal) plus the groom's dapper attire and sincere expression, this is one is one for the ages.

Image: Lissa Ryan Photography Image: Lissa Ryan Photography

Image: Lissa Ryan Photography Image: Lissa Ryan Photography

It was such an honor to collaborate with such a talented team and we cannot wait to do it again. Even though we are super busy with creating custom wedding welcome gifts and corporate event gifts for "real" events, it's always a great to exercise your creativity with editorial shoots. Thank you Ruffled for the feature and thank you Ivy & Honor for including us...again soon please!

Vendor Lineup

Photography: Lissa Ryan Photography

Planning: Ivy and Honor

Floral Design: Le Fleur du Jour

Venue: Black Horse Inn

Wedding Dress: Wren Bridal

Jewelry: Trumpet and Horn

Hair: Jewel Hair Design

Makeup: Kevan D’Damery of Makeup by Kevan

Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux

Wedding Cake: Catherine George Cakes

Signature Cocktail Spirit: Catoctin Creek

Vintage Rentals: Bella Villa Shop

Table Linens: Nuage Designs

Welcome Basket: Marigold & Grey

Stationery: Lady G Paperie

Models: Pablo Redondo and Stephanie Knight

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