Brides of North Texas: White and Rattan

Wedding Invitation Design // Sarah Ann Design, Featured in Brides of North Texas

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Brides of North Texas‘s new issue is here and I couldn’t be more thrilled! This season’s magazine is brimming with inspiration on every page. Brides-to-be will definitely want to pick up a copy and collect ideas from these talented wedding designers and creatives. It’s such a helpful resource! You can find the magazine at Barnes & Noble, or stop by the Brides of North Texas website to have one delivered right to your doorstep.

I hope you’re able to spot some fun invitations from Sarah Ann Design in these pretty pages… there are quite a few featured throughout the magazine (thank you, editors!). I took a bold approach this season, incorporating truly unique designs that each reflect a one-of-a-kind occasion. My submissions this season are highly personalized, true to the event concept, and unlike anything I’ve done before. I hope you have fun seeing the fresh approach, and enjoy seeing a wide range of design possibilities… whether you’re inspired by my groovy ’70s suite, or this streamlined contemporary set!

The Wedding Invitation Design: White + Rattan Inspired

This particular spread focuses on the small details that make a wedding day so special. Our inspiration was simple: a unique rattan chair from Coral Lane, with an otherwise ivory and green color palette. When the details are done well (carefully arranged blooms, flawless makeup, customized paper goods), you don’t need much to make a statement. As you can see, this spread lets the smaller details shine; the minimalistic approach focuses on well-executed elements and (of course!) impeccable taste.

I am head-over-heels in love with this suite. The set is designed to balance a modern aesthetic with classic taste. And – wait for it – it’s completely non-calligraphic. As much as I adore calligraphic scripts, I thought this theme called for something a bit more modern and clean—but of course equally elegant. It was a wonderful opportunity to focus on typographic detail, exercising a more contemporary design sense.

I let sophisticated typography take center stage (featuring a custom-designed typographic monogram); I then painted watercolor floral illustrations to soften the overall feel of the suite. Each piece is carefully crafted to echo a minimalist aesthetic with a touch of organic character—from invitation and save-the-date to patterned envelope liners and a modern details card. The details card might actually be my favorite piece of the suite. Its unique long horizontal layout gives it a modern edge, complemented by typographic initials and a sweet little love story. Don’t you think guests would love to receive this thoughtful little piece?

Overall, this suite is one of my favorites to date. Every detail is intentionally designed to evoke a sophisticated feel and a cohesive look, maintaining a stylish aesthetic from head to toe. I hope you’ll pick up a copy of Brides of North Texas so you can get the full effect in print!

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P.S. Want to be let in on a little behind-the-scenes secret? This shoot day was so windy! And cold! We actually had to tape down the entire suite, using double-sided scotch tape to adhere each piece to the ground. Kylie did an incredible job snapping her shutter at just the right moment, so it doesn’t look like everything is about to blow away!

vendors:
Wedding Invitation Design // Sarah Ann Design
Photography // Kylie Crump Photography
Venue // The Springs: Denton
Floral Design // Flourish Floral Design
Rentals // Coral Lane
Beauty // Jennifer Trotter of Lip Service Makeup
Gown // LeAnn’s Bridal

 

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