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How to Word Your Wedding Invitations – Guest Blog by Aerialist Press

Happy Engagement season! Alexandra from Aerialist Press & Foiled Invitations here. A big thank you to the Shelby Peaden Events team for having us guest post with them today.

After finding your dream wedding designer and planner in Shelby Peaden Events and her talented team, venue selection, catering menus, and first dance songs are starting to fall into place! As you move further into the nitty gritty of planning, you will find you had a lot more questions than you may have ever anticipated.

Can we take a second to make a good guess about what one of those questions might be? How to word a wedding invitation that follows all the proper etiquette rules and still represents your celebration style? Sound a little familiar? Not to worry! We’ve been there and we’re here to make that decision a simple one.

Our team of paper designers and etiquette experts created an easy to navigate info-graphic and guide to help guide you through the wedding invitation process. We offer all the traditional ways to compose your invite wording along with some of our personal tips and tricks.

Looking for even more? We created a full list of 21 wording examples for every celebration style you can imagine. You can take a peek at the mega post up on the Aerialist blog. We are also happy to answer any other questions you might have in the comments!

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Engagement Session | Rosemary Beach, FL

 

A lifestyle engagement session in a picturesque Rosemary Beach home fit this couple’s style perfectly. From slicing fruit to enjoying their coffee over the morning paper, they wanted to show a glimpse of a real-life couple and showcase the everyday things we all have made routine. Cassie and John were so much fun to work with. Their pure love for each other radiated throughout the home and as you can see, through the camera. After you’re finished swooning over the photos captured by Lauren Kinsey, scroll down to read their uber adorable engagement story! We sure are after reliving such a fantastic day.

 

 

 

Brace yourselves, this a good one!

John and I went to the 30A Singer Songwriter’s Festival back in January 2015 and I was positive this would be the weekend he proposed. Well, that weekend came and went with no proposal. Sigh! I was devastated to say the least. Then, to top it all off I came down with a cold that following week.

John and I have this tradition where we watch old movies and eat Chinese takeout. With me being sick it was the perfect weekend to stay inside. John ordered and we both plopped on the couch, takeout in hand. After we finished our dinner John asked me if I wanted my fortune cookie. Now, to get the full picture you need a little background. I have collected fortunes that were special to me for years. So, when John asked me if I wanted my fortune cookie, without hesitation I responded, “of course!” I quickly tore through the packaging and broke open the little treat.

The fortune read, “Will You Marry Me?” I stared at the fortune with a perplexed look. Unbeknownst to me, John had ordered these custom fortune cookies weeks ago. There was a little snafu in the shipping because John received more fortune cookies than he purchased. So while I was sitting there silent and perplexed, John had no clue how the fortune read (good thing it did not say, “Hit the road, Jack!”). After taking a moment, I looked up at John and said, “Well, if there has ever been a sign you need to propose here it is!” I handed him my fortune, watched him read it and give a little chuckle.  Then, he dropped to one knee, took a little box out of his coat pocket and asked, “Cassie Kayla McDonald, will you spend the rest of your life with me?” Smiles, tears, laughter, all emotions came flooding out. I managed to gather myself enough to say, “Yes!!!” and the rest is history.

To this day that is the best fortune cookie I’ve ever opened!

 

 

 From Cassie: To say that Shelby and Lauren are a dynamic duo is not giving them the credit they deserve!  John and I wanted our engagement photos to be different.  Shelby and Lauren were courteous enough to take time out of  their busy lives and meet myself and John in person.  This gave us all an opportunity to meet each other and brainstorm.  It wasn’t anything fancy, just good conversation with good people over a cup of freshly brewed java.  We came up with the idea of doing a “lifestyle” session.  The final product? It was perfect.  Actually, it was beyond perfect.  Lauren’s talent with a camera coupled with Shelby’s genius of staging and conceptualizing the perfect shot gave John and I memories of a lifetime.  We cannot thank them enough.  I don’t want to brag, but how can’t I with these photos!! 

 

 

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Elderflower Grapefruit Gin Cocktail

A new year calls for a new and refreshing gin cocktail. Lauren, from Lauren Kinsey, and I had so much fun creating this shoot. Not only did we get to chit-chat over arranging pretty things, we also had to do a taste-test, right?!

The lemonade paired with freshly squeezed juice and Gin creates a burst of flavors in your mouth. Plus, the coloring is absolutely stunning  {add a little garnish for an extra dose of pretty} so it is the prefect cocktail to serve your girlfriends at next week’s viewing of the bachelor!

This cocktail is as delicious as it is pretty so we had to share it!

Ingredients:

2 oz. St. George Gin

2 oz. Belvoir Elderflower lemonade

2 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice

Garnish with a sprig of Rosemary

Photography: Lauren Kinsey
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Amy + Brant | Rosemary Beach Wedding

It was a gray and rainy day for this Rosemary Beach wedding, but that did not stop this bride from smiling. They had a sweet ceremony inside Town Hall followed by a tented reception on St. Augustine green. Amy chose a soft color palette of creams and peaches accented with green foliage to include rosemary, which we just love! Images by Dear Wesleyann.

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