It’s been just over a year since Judy and Hannah were happily wed in beautiful Hawaii. Judy grew up on Oahu, but her and Hannah along with a majority of their guests (including us!) travelled to the island to be with them on their special day. It is so wonderful to be able to watch two of your friends tie the knot, and we couldn’t have been more excited that they asked us to bring their tropical vibe wedding stationery ideas to life!
Photography by Dave Miyamoto Photography
Save the Date
We presented a few save the date design ideas to Hannah and Judy, and they loved the idea of a postcard style to fit their Hawaiian destination wedding. We created a design incorporating tropical florals, bright colors, and a bold font that feels reminiscent of vintage postcards. Even when we do postcard style designs, we typically recommend that they are sent in envelopes to prevent the cards from being damaged in the mail. The brides chose a bright yellow envelope with printed mailing addresses. And because the postcards weren’t going to have postage affixed, we designed a fun “stamp” that tied in one of Hannah’s greatest loves: books! (Fun fact: one of the other save the date options we had initially design for J&H was made to look like a book!)
For their invitation suite, Judy and Hannah wanted to have a more elegant feel with tropical florals and greenery. They opted for an invitation and RSVP card, relying on their website as a medium to provide more details to guests – a great option for those looking to save a little money on postage. We love how these paired with a warm green envelope and felt both whimsical and elegant.
Day of Details
We continued the use of tropical florals throughout Judy and Hannah’s wedding day details. One of our favorite items we created was their escort cards, in which we printed the florals from their invitation, and hand lettered each guest’s name in gold ink. An oversized frame showcased a hand lettered schedule of the evening’s events, and table numbers sprung from pineapples!
One of the perks of being both a vendor and guest at your friends’ wedding, is the fun moments and details you get to be a part of. Hannah had always dreamed of getting a morning coffee with “bride” written on the cup, and Amelia was able to make that dream come true beautifully. And Natasha brought our Mrs. & Mrs. bunting to make a very sweet photo happen. Watching the brides use these custom hand lettered vow books was also a treat!
We loved being able to work with Hannah and Judy as they planned their wedding and dreamt up all of the special stationery and signage that made their day uniquely them. But we especially loved their celebration of love – and seriously, they had one of the most touching ceremonies we’ve ever attended – full of love, laughs, and happy tears. Scroll on to see some photos of their celebration. (You’ll also see us throwin’ out some shakas!)