When Ann Marie, a friend of mine who's a wedding planner, reached out to see if I wanted to participate in an inspiration shoot at an art museum, I jumped at the chance! The inspiration for the shoot sounded fabulous + she had put together a dream team of vendors, not to mention the incredibly talented Haley from Photos by Heart was set to capture the shoot on film. 


I aimed to create something modern that fit the feel of the art museum - it's strong entrance, solid masonry + modern lines. With lots of golds, neutral stonework + dark tones, I started dreaming of something with a strong statement that was a bit soft around the edges. The watercolor pattern on the back of the invitation + the liner pays homage to vintage mid-century modern patterns, but if you look closely, you'll see it's actually a watercolor painting of the museum's logo. Brush lettering - used for the names + initials on the envelope liner - added to the soft feel of the suite, along with the silk ribbon. 

The back of the invitation was splattered in metallic copper paint, hinting to the varied styles of art you'll find within its walls - and the various adventures the couple will have in their lifetime together. The copper accent continues onto the invitation's edge, which is painted. 

It was so dreamy + who wouldn't have wanted to be at this intimate elopement?! The shoot was featured on 100 Layer Cake - head on over to their blog for more photos


Photographer: Photos By Heart | Venue: The Birmingham Museum of Art | Event Planning & Stylist: Tres Beau Weddings | Florals: Vera Flora | Hair & Makeup: Rawwbeauty | Invitations: Earnest Bee Calligraphy and Design | Cake: Cakes by Kim | Catering: A Social Affair | Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited | Linens: Decor to Adore | Dinnerware: West Elm Birmingham  | Flatware: Anthropologie  | Silk Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Film Scans: PhotoVision Prints  | Bride’s Dress: Sarah Seven from Ivory and White Boutique | Ring: Trumpet and Horn  | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Menswear: Mr. Burch