Minneapolis Lakeside Wedding From Cardgirl Invitations
October 5, 2010
By: eddye

Nessa Sanders , a.k.a. Cardgirl ~ has a portfolio chock-full of beautiful wedding invitations and designs. Whether you work with her from scratch to design your own dream suite, or browse through the custom invitations in her existing portfolio, you're sure to be delighted with the final outcome! She's sharing a St. Louis lakeside wedding and her gorgeous letterpress wedding invitations with us today!

Card Girl Dress

Card Girl Bouquet

from Nessa ... Kate & Simon's wedding was chic, with a hint of old summer lake casual style. The gorgeous lake-view venue was complemented by a Norwegian wedding cake made by the Bride's Grandmother, giant monograms made from moss, and elegant contemporary chandeliers. The colors were soft pink and silver.

Card Girl Wedding Party

The ceremony was at a beautiful chapel on a lake in Minnesota, and the reception was at a yacht club on another lake (land of 10,000 lakes!). Both the bride and groom were born and raised in small midwest towns, have the lakes in their "blood," but are big-city at heart. So a lake wedding in downtown Minneapolis was a perfect fit. The bride has a degree in fashion, and brought her amazing eye for fashion into all facets of the wedding. Her vision was for their wedding to be classic with whimsical elements to it. From the men's argyle socks to the bride's amazing lace gown...and on to the letterpress invitations, she knew exactly what she wanted. The fedora hats used in the groom's dance were hand selected from a small hat stand in Santa Monica. The bride's hat design was inspired by the 1998 version of the Parent Trap with Natasha Richardson's wedding hat. They had a perfect day. In the bride's words "It turned out to be a glorious day!"

Card Girl Wedding Stationery

Card Girl Initials

Looks like the guys might have stolen the show!

Cardgirl Groomsmen

Wedding Party

To see more of Nessa's terrific wedding invitation designs, take a look through her website, blog and her portfolio!

Thanks for sharing!

p.s.   Here's another of our favorites from last year from Cardgirl Invitations {click here}!

Stationery: Cardgirl, Nessa Sander

Videographer: Nate Jameson (friend)

Dress: Marisa from Kleinfeld Bridal NYC

Makeup/Hair: Rachael Biorn - Twiggs SalonSpa

Floral: Zinnia Designs

Cake: D'AMICO Catering

Reception: Calhoun Beach Club

Photography: Amy Rae Photography

Décor: Family Friends

DJ: Eric Severson