How do you select an invitation for a holiday wedding while bringing in some of the elements of the day, and intertwining it into the style of the venue and romance of the day? Truly, the answer is quite simple. Always start with focusing on the style and decor of the venue.
This past summer, I had the opportunity to work with a very beautiful and charming bride, Katie-Britt Greenway and her fiancé, Alejandro Nabil Cacheiro-Hamdi on their St. Patrick’s Day wedding. Katie-Britt chose St. Patrick’s Day because of her Irish heritage and it was a great opportunity for out of town guests to take a few extra days to enjoy a mid-week wedding in sunny Miami.
Katie-Britt took into consideration the style of the Biltmore Hotel when selecting her wedding invitation. “The Biltmore Hotel is a very stately and lush location and we wanted our invitation and wedding to have that feel,” said Katie-Britt. “The selection of our invitation was based on the length of our names actually. Our names are fairly long, and could not fit on a most vertical invites. We loved how our names looked on the horizontal style.”
The invitation that Katie-Britt chose was formal with a vintage glamorous feel on premiere card stock. The ivory thick card had gold gilded edges. The ink was gold foil and the style of the font was Burgues Script. The style of her invitation was elegant classic with a modern twist. Katie-Britt stayed very consistent with all of her paper products. The only one touch of whimsy was the escort and place cards. They were in the shape of black bow ties with gold calligraphy. “All of our guests loved them! They matched the groom’s and best man’s bow ties,” said Katie-Britt. The menu cards matched the invitations with the ivory thick card stock and gold foiled calligraphy.
When asked about her experience with Invitations by Leston, Katie-Britt replied,
“Ernesto Leston is one of the most personable, warmest, inviting people I have had the pleasure of meeting. He is meticulous with detail, even hand sketching out designs for all of our orders. Ernesto knows his business, and has a stellar reputation in South Florida. Also, I wouldn’t go to Ernesto in a hurry because you have to have champagne, espresso, or yummy candies while you’re with him — he will not take no for an answer.”
To read more about Ernesto and his invitation innovations, pick up a copy of Enchanted Brides, on newsstands now!
Photography | Osiris Ramirez Photography