Boy oh boy, are you girls in for a treat. Beyond a treat. You are in for one of the most beautiful days we've ever had on Style Me Pretty, which says a lot since I try so hard to make every day really beautiful on SMP. The cute, cute, way-too-talented duo over at Belathee sent us today's featured affair. And when I tell you that it's gorgeous. Well, that's kind of like the understatement of the century. Designed by the FABulous Hatch Creative Studio and planned by the equally fabulous Annie Lee of Daughter of Design, this is the wedding of David Miller, one of the voices behind Il Divo, and Sarah Joy Kabanuck, a beautiful singer and stage actor...and it's pure wedding genius.
From Annie Lee of Daughter of Design...
Sarah Joy and David met while cast as star-crossed lovers, Mimi and Rodolfo in Baz Luhrman's Los Angeles production of La Boheme, a tragic opera which defines bohemian romance and Parisian love affairs. Luckily though in real life the stars were aligned for Sarah Joy and David and they were wed last summer in NYC. It was a total no-brainer that the wedding's theme would be inspired by the bohemian Parisian romance of La Boheme...sans the tragedy and tuberculosis.
SJ and D worked with Bernard Maisner in creating their very dramatic, yet elegant wedding invitations. They choose a thick black card stock with voluptuous, ornate ivory calligraphy. Very Boheme. The envelopes were black but lined with leopard print for that little touch of sexy. We couldn't find paper sheets of a leopard print we liked so I sourced a wallpaper from Home Depot that was perfect (and actually more cost effective). Bernard used ivory calligraphy on the black envelopes for the addresses and I finished off the look with vintage stamps that not only were in shades of gold/orange that matched the leopard lining but also were music themed. My favorite was the Metropolitan Opera stamp. I almost fainted when I found it.
For the RSVP card, we spelled out Responde S'il Vous Plait, which means "Please respond" in French and where we get R.S.V.P. from. It went with the whole French thing and added a little more formalness to the card. Instead of giving the options will attend/will not attend I thought since they are such a positive and spiritual couple it would be nice to have all guests reply that "I/We will be attending" but they had to indicate whether it was "in body" or "in spirit." Also a note if you are thinking of doing black invitations sets, that's all fine and dandy but it's always best to do your response cards in a lighter color so that people can write with blue and black pens without any issues. Most people don't have white marker lying around.
Also included in the invitations were the activities card which listed the information for Friday and Saturday. Since the wedding was already set at 632 on Hudson I thought it would be neat if we continued the weekend wedding theme with the word "Hudson." As a result we chose the Hudson Hotel for their Friday welcome party. Bernard enlarged and emphasized the word "Hudson" on both the Friday and Saturday activities to show the link. I've requested that Sarah Joy and David also name their first born, Hudson Miller, cute no?
So much more in a bit!