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Learn how Laura and Alyssa continue to foster the cornerstone of their company with calligraphy tools and teaching for beginners, hobbyists and beyond— as well as in-person services to enhance events and take the stress out of stationery.   

Discover how Laura’s beloved landscape contributes to her creativity and be inspired to make every day artful with curated calligraphy solutions, fine art influenced by Foxhill, and sought-after garden goods.

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Discover how Laura’s beloved landscape contributes to her creativity and be inspired to make every day artful with curated calligraphy solutions, fine art influenced by Foxhill, and sought-after garden goods.

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Real Wedding Invitation Suite: Winter Wonderland

If you’re thinking of unique and loving ways to include your pet in your wedding, you will appreciate today’s featured custom wedding stationery set that we designed for a luxurious winter wonderland themed wedding, complete with personalized watercolor artwork that we hand painted. In this featured luxurious winter wedding invitation suite and day of the wedding details in shades of green with touches of gold and velvet accents, it was the custom watercolor artwork of the couple’s dog that stole the show.

Custom Watercolor artwork of couple for winter wonder land wedding by Laura Hooper Design House

Creativity Creates Cohesion

Steffi and Sean wanted to be sure to include their pet in some of their wedding day in Washington, DC. We love the personal touch their beloved pet added to their custom wedding day details and stationery. He made an appearance in the invitation suite and throughout the wedding day too!

We love it when we get to be creative and artistic while working with our custom wedding invitation design clients. There are so many different techniques and creative materials we can use when creating wedding invitations and day-of-the-wedding details to personalize the invitation suite, place cards, menus, signage, and more.

Their elegant wedding stationery was a cohesive set that truly set the tone for their wedding day where each element was thoughtfully designed and intentionally incorporated throughout the day from start to finish.

We are so honored to share photos from Sarah Bradshaw of this personalized wedding invitation set that we custom-designed with gold, white, and green details for a luxurious winter wonderland-themed wedding in Washington, D.C.

Classic wedding invitation with green envelope, custom painted envelope liner. Custom wax seal. Laura Hooper Design House.

Personalized Watercolor Envelope Liner Art

For this winter wonderland wedding stationery set, we created the hand-painted artwork depicting the couple with their sweet pup, Albie, for the wedding invitation’s envelope liner. The couple loved their hand-painted watercolor artwork so much that we then had it made into an art print for them to frame in their home.

Their custom watercolor envelope liner was placed into hand-calligraphed racing green envelopes. We did our signature hand calligraphy in a sophisticated script with luxurious gold ink. The combination of the gold calligraphy on the dark green wedding invitation envelopes was an elegant yet modern touch, while the watercolor envelope liner provided just a touch of color to the suite.

Custom wedding invitation with gold foil text, custom wax seal and green envelopes with gold calligraphy. Laura Hooper Design House.

Custom wedding invitation suite with gold foil, green details card, green envelopes. Laura Hooper Design House.

Elegant Yet Modern Touches

The wedding invitation card itself was printed in gold foil on thick white coverstock, hand-tied with a green velvet ribbon, and secured with an antique gold wax seal with the couple’s wedding monogram. For the wedding invitation, we also added our signature hand calligraphy writing for the couple’s name and the wedding venue to coordinate along with the modern font for the rest of the invitation details.

A wedding details card in a light shade of mint green with a dark green print was included in the invitation suite with RSVP information. The monochromatic green on green wedding information card also included helpful details so their wedding guests knew when to be where, and out-of-town guests could make travel arrangements.

The contrasting details of colors and textures of each element provided a sophisticated yet modern feel to the entire wedding invitation suite.

Simple green escort cards with calligraphy names for winter wedding. Laura Hooper Design House.

Intentional Day of the Wedding Details

For the day-of wedding details, many of the same textures, calligraphy, fonts, and watercolor elements from the winter wonderland-inspired wedding invitation suite were used. This added touch gave a cohesive and intentional feel to their wedding day by incorporating many of the same details from their invitation set. With all of our custom wedding invitation suite designs, our goal is to work with our clients to provide their wedding guests with a little taste of what’s to come with the invitation, and then they are treated to the full experience on the wedding day.

The monochromatic green on green tented escort cards – which matched the same color and print combination used in the wedding invitation suite’s information card – directed each wedding guest to their tables. Because the couple loved the custom watercolor art work that we did for their invitation’s envelope liner – and we can’t blame them, it was super cute! – we included a framed print of the invitation liner and stood it at the table with their escort cards so their guests could enjoy it – again!

Pro Tip: If you need help with your wedding escort card organization as you’re checking things off of your wedding planning to do list, be sure to check out our advice on how to get your wedding escort cards just right. This includes our helpful tips on how to organize your escort cards, and what information to include on the cards so that your escort card display is gorgeous and useful, and not confusing where your guests can’t find their seat or table.

At each reception table’s seat, guests were greeted with a double-duty personalized place card and wedding menu. The custom menu place cards were small folded cards in thick white cardstock with each guest’s wedding dinner menu on the inside. The outside of the personalized place card included a custom monogrammed wax seal with the couple’s wedding monogram, the same custom wax seal used in their wedding invitation. Each’s guest name was written on the menu cards in our signature gold calligraphy, which matched the calligraphy style that we used throughout their invitation suite

We were also able to carry details from their wedding invitation suite over to the cocktail hour and reception bar areas. The custom bar signs that informed guests of the signature drink being offered included the same custom watercolor print of the couple walking with their pup, Albie, from the wedding invitation envelope’s liner.

Albie also showed up as separate custom watercolor artwork that we added to the custom cocktail napkins. We were so happy to be able to thoroughly include Albie in the couple’s magical day!

Custom cocktail napkins featuring painting of bride and groom's dog and signature drink. Laura Hooper Design House.

Photos by Sarah Bradshaw.

To learn more or to inquire about your own custom wedding stationery or wedding branding needs, please visit the weddings section of our website.

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