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Vendor Highlight – Basic Invite

Vendor Highlight - Basic Invite

Hi all!  I cannot believe the holidays are already here!  This month has absolutely flown by with preparations.  Gift buying, wrapping, card sending and joy wishing are just a few of the things that have kept us busy.  I am so thankful for my good friends with Basic Invite that make one part of the process much easier to handle!  From holiday cards to beautiful wedding invitations, they have got you covered!  My absolute favorites are the real wood invites!  What the perfect addition to a winter wedding.  I’ll let them share a few tidbits about their business with you, along with an awesome discount code if you read to the bottom!

Invitations For A Winter Wedding Wonderland

The holiday season is in full swing which means engagement season is here! With the celebrations and nights by the fireplace and family and friends all around… this time of year is the perfect excuse for a romantic engagement or winter wedding. There are many ways to go about planning you winter wedding wonderland and the stationery pros at Basic Invite want to share with you some of their favorite icy inspiration for your fabulous event!

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Picture Perfect

The amount of ideas for wedding invitations are endless, but one of the most timeless – photo wedding invitations. Guests love seeing the happy couple in all their pre-nuptial glory so give the people what they want! Take some snow filled photos this winter and use them for your destination wedding save the date or your winter themed wedding invites.

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Destination Wedding

Hitting the slopes or planning a snowy cabin getaway for your wedding is the perfect reason to try out Basic Invite’s destination wedding invitations. They have tons of themes like nautical, tropical, woodsy, and of course, wintery. So, make a thing of it! Use your destination as a platform for your decor and overall aesthetic.

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Holiday Greetings

Let your wedding announcements double as unique Christmas cards this year! If you are getting married or currently tying up loose ends from your big day and have to cross things off your Christmas list – this is the best way to get two things done at once! A true holiday and planning professional! Basic Invite has over 250 holiday card designs and many of them are geared towards newlyweds. This is a unique approach to the holidays that is special in more ways than one.

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Real Wood

Real wood wedding invitations are the ultimate detail for a winter wedding. They bring that deep woodsy feel to life with cherry wood veneer and bright white ink. These will impress your guests and be a great starting point for a romantic holiday wedding. Choose a deep red or green colored envelope for an extra enchanting element.

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With over 180 colors and 200 wedding invitation designs their are limitless options when it comes to your wedding invitation designs. Try mix and matching ice blue hues and add some gold or silver foil for a sparkling seasonal feel.

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Basic Invite is currently offering 15% off everything site wide and 30% off all holiday cards.

Happy holidays and best wishes!

xoxo

Jenni

Sara + Michael | August 21, 2016 – Palisadium, Cliffside NJ + NYC Skyline

Sara + Michael | August 21, 2016 - Palisadium, Cliffside NJ + NYC Skyline

We posted a couple of weeks ago the engagement session that we shot in Brooklyn and now the wedding that brought us to the big city!  Sara and Michael had a beautiful day with a venue overlooking the Manhattan skyline and despite some rain, their first look and portraits were absolutely beautiful outdoors on the Hudson River.

They had a traditional Orthodox Jewish ceremony and I loved the energy and excitement around the entire wedding day.  They moved the ceremony indoors to a gorgeous ballroom and their reception setup was surrounded with windows and views of the city.

Absolutely loved every part of this wedding and having Kristy Lumsden Photography along as my second shooter.
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Mingxin + Kyler – Pittsburgh, North Shore Engagement Session

Mingxin + Kyler - Pittsburgh, North Shore Engagement Session

Mingxin and Kyler’s engagement session on the North Shore was of epic proportions.  Not 20 minutes into the shoot the sky darkened and the sky was practically illuminated with consistent lightning.  I knew that we did not have long to take cover before the sky completely opened.  We snapped a couple more portraits with that pre-storm twilight and then decided to get indoors to wait out the storm.   And what a storm it was!  Horizontal rain, some hail and some very close lightning bolts made me very happy we had made it indoors in time!

After about an hour the storm finally slowed down enough to head back down the Riverwalk and across the Clemente Bridge to where we were parked.  The city lights were beginning to come on and we took this as an opportunity to get city backdrop photos from the top of our parking garage.  Standing at the highest point with the city lights and a couple of rumbles of thunder still in the background was an amazing moment, scroll down to see the outcome.

Oh and when a couple says, “borrow our boat for your photos”, you borrow the boat.  Thankful for Pittsburgh generosity!

Cannot wait for their October wedding at the Renaissance.  I have a feeling it will be just as epic!

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Brittney + George | August 6, 2016 | Heinz Chapel + Club at Nevillewood

Brittney + George | August 6, 2016 | Heinz Chapel + Club at Nevillewood

There is not enough room to properly showcase this wedding day on my blog.  Brittney and George’s wedding day was straight out of a movie.  Everything was perfectly directed, the scene was gorgeous and the bride and groom were absolutely in love and naturals in front of the camera.

Brittney and George chose to see one another before the ceremony in a first look (which is quite literally my favorite thing in the world!)  We chose Pitt’s campus as the backdrop before their Heinz Chapel wedding and the lush greens and beautiful stone were the perfect backdrop.  I am in LOVE with their portraits and I had a narrowing down what to share.

After a beautiful ceremony, Brittney and George chose to stop at the lock bridge in Oakland to place their own lock to commemorate their wedding day and the bond of their love.  Then we headed to the Club at Nevillewood where a gorgeous reception had been set and a night of dancing awaited.

I loved everything about this wedding day!  So happy to share it with you today!

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Katy + Brian | July 3, 2016 | Omni Bedford Springs

Katy + Brian | July 3, 2016 | Omni Bedford Springs

When I first met Katy and Brian we clicked. Katy was absolutely positive about what she wanted her wedding day to look like and her vision came to life even better then I think she could have imagined. The Omni at Bedford Springs is already an amazing backdrop, but when you add in a bright color palette and The Farmer’s Daughter on florals and Erin Alexander on stationery, you know you are in for a real treat.

Each bouquet and centerpiece was unique and stunning. The outdoor ceremony space was instantly transformed into a colorful celebration of their sweet love story. Because everything was at the same location, Katy and Brian opted to do a first look. What better location to meet your love on your wedding day then then the bridge that overlooks the grand entrance at the Omni. They had a beautiful private moment together before joining their bridal party and family to do portraits beforehand.

The beautiful outdoor ceremony was personal with a close friend officiating and another crooning them with her voice and ukelele and the reception was a celebration with close friends and family with a dance floor that cannot be rivaled.

The entire day was so beautifully executed and we were thrilled to be a part of the day.  The details were just so incredible that there are many, many photos of them!  Enjoy!

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