Posts Tagged ‘Paper Antler’

Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Music-Themed Decor, DIY Ombre Seashell Escort Cards, Unexpected Wedding Invitations, Glamorous Bouquets, And Reception Spaces That Took Our Breath Away
It’s that time of week again! Here are some of our editor’s favorite boards and ideas that you may have missed:
Music-Themed Decor - If you want a celebration that sings, consider lyric-minded details such as instruments, records, cassette tapes, and billboard posters.
Photo: Jeff + Amber 
DIY Ombre Seashell Escort Cards - Play up an ocean theme with treasures from the sea!
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff
10 Truly Unexpected Wedding Invitations - Whether it’s your favorite restaurants, places you’ve traveled to and from together, or maybe, your beloved canine, add unique touches that represent your relationship.
Photo: Paper Antler 
Glamorous Bouquets - Who says your leading ladies can’t stand out wearing gold sequin cocktail dresses and carrying show-stopping, bold and bright blooms?
Photo: Arimophoto 
10 Reception Venues That Took Our Breath Away - Make guests’ jaws drop when they walk into your dreamy summer space decorated with twinkling, paper star lanterns.
Photo: Samuel Lippke Studios


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Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Book Wedding Decor, Welcome Bags, DIY Mini Spring Bouquets, Sassy Cake Toppers That Say It All, And Here Comes The Bride Signage

It’s that time of week again! Here are some of our editor’s favorite boards and ideas that you may have missed:

Book Wedding DecorHaving a literary, library-themed wedding? Then, books (especially vintage ones) are a must-have throughout your decor!
Photos (from left to right): Greer G. Photography and Dreamlove Photography
19 Welcome BagsGive your out-of-town guests gifts filled with goodies. For example, these welcome bags included a Charlottesville, Virginia map, Virginia is for Lovers bumper sticker, Sweet Route 11 Potato Chips, peanuts, and Cheerwine.
Photos (from left to right): Jodi Miller Photography
DIY Mini Spring Bouquets – Oh, how we love spring’s blooming flowers, especially tulips, daffodils, roses, mums, and heather. Create bunches of 7-8 stems for mini bouquets for bridesmaids, cocktail tables, or even reception table centerpieces.
Photo: Marvelous Things Photography
5 Sassy Cake Toppers That Say It AllFlavors, fillings, and frostings — check! Now it’s time to choose the cake topper based on some of the potential thoughts you may have during your big day.
Photo: Paper Antler 
Here Comes The Bride Signage – Instead of throwing petals along the aisle or carrying a pillow, have your flower girl or ring bearer announce, “Here Comes the Bride!”
Photos (from left to right): Amy Arrington Photography and Andi Mans Photography

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Bright & Organic: A Fresh Southwest-Inspired Photoshoot
Posted by Kate. Filed under Photography, Wedding Inspiration

When I heard that Paper Antler was coming thru my hometown of Tucson, Arizona this winter (on tour for the Fifty Nifty) I snagged ‘em up for a photoshoot!  Since they’re from the midwest, they really wanted to capture the essence of the desert…. they said… how about some cool fort?   I was immediately inspired to make use of the amazing yurt in my backyard (of which- I always joke- I’m going to turn into a glamper).  We teamed up with the hip and fabulous Misha West to bring the vision to life.  During our creative process, our priorities were to design an organic tabletop with lots of gorgeous desert colors…. we also wanted to use the yurt for a ceremony location and reception lounge space. We rounded up the best florist in the state, Camelback Flowershop, to create fresh and modern florals.  Our models, Brigette and Alexis, who we featured here, were a dream to work with.  They’re newly engaged, totally in love, and currently planning their own wedding!  (They enjoyed the practice run).
We put Brigette in a light and flowing gown by Katie Jean and earrings by Ayofemi.  Phoenix-based beauty pros, Mariana Marie and Paige Ashcroft finished off her natural, tousled look flawlessly.  Meanwhile, we brought on the extremely talented Kristy Rice from Momental Designs to design a paper suite to fit our mod-Southwest vision.  Needless to say, when I got these in the mail, I was over the moon!

For the yurt setting, we kept the attire cool and casual.  Our handsome groom, Alexis, was dressed by Tres Boutique.  We moved inside to bring to life our quaint reception concept, really pulling thru the warm tones of the desert and featuring seasonal fruits.  Of course, one of the highlights was the kumquat-embellished mini cakes by Sweet Creations!
As the evening winded down, we thought some cozy time in the glamper… (ahem, yurt) was due.  We transformed the ceremony setting into a romantic lounge, complete with woven and vintage blankets, an antique trunk, pillows, cushions, florals and candlelight!

Whew!  It was a full day of designing and shooting… As the sun sunk into the horizon, it was a wrap!

You can see more from the photoshoot here.

Thanks soooo much to all of the extraordinary wedding pros who helped to pull this off:

Photos by Paper Antler - Minneapolis & Nationwide

Styling & Design by Misha West (Phoenix & Seattle) and Katelin Gallagher

Florals by Camelback Flowershop -Phoenix

Invitations & Paper Suite by Momental Designs/Rice Ink – Nationwide

Bridal Gown by Katie Jean- Nationwide

Bride’s Jewelry by Ayofemi - Nationwide

Groom’s Wardrobe by Tres Boutique - Tucson & Online

Makeup by Mariana Marie - Phoenix

Hair by Paige Ashcroft -Phoenix

Cakes by Sweet Creations - Tucson

Woven Blanket and Mini Moravian Star Lanterns  by Borderlands Trading Co.



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An Arizona Engagement with Paper Antler Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Engagements

A few weeks ago I had the honor of working with an extremely talented team on a fresh Southwest-inspired style wedding photoshoot (coming soon)!  To get warmed up, we snagged our models (the newly engaged and totally lovely- Brigette and Alexis) for an engagement shoot in the mountains near Tucson, Arizona.  Paper Antler worked their (as usual) incredible photo magic… and captured these two lovebirds in the scenic desert landscape.  My sweet friends at Tres Boutique styled their ensembles with a mix of new and vintage pieces. Before sunrise, we headed up to a spot called Gate’s Pass to catch the morning light in the rugged desert mountains.  It happened to rain a little that morning (a welcome treat for Tucson), so there was a lot of cloud cover in the typically clear southern Arizona skies.  We wanted Brigette and Alexis’ charm and an amazing wardrobe to be the focus of the shoot, against the awe-inspiring backdrop.  Akiko, owner and head stylist of Tres Boutique, outfitted Brigette in a gorgeous, translucent pink and melon colored dress (which retails for just about $50 if you can believe it)!  Alexis wore a vintage plaid button down, a very cool bomber jacket and fitted jeans.
Brigette and Alexis are such an awesome duo… Brigette is a master yoga instructor and Alexis is a nationally-renowned rock climbing guide….And they’re incredibly sweet… and so gorgeous.  

For me, one of the highlights of this photoshoot was getting to meet Jonny and Michelle of  Paper Antler.  I had been following their work for the last year, corresponding with them tons… totally in awe of the way that they’ve paired their talents photographing couples with a way to do extraordinary global service work.   The rundown:  They’re photographing 50 weddings in 2012 around the country.  They’re donating $1,000 from each wedding to benefit She Dances, an organization that provides holistic restoration to victims of human trafficking.  Wow.  It’s seriously good work they’re doing.  Did I mention they are two of the coolest peeps I’ve ever met?  Yup.. hire them for wedding if they’ve got your date open.. (You’ll thank me : ) You can find out more about their efforts at or in the video down below!

Photographs by Paper Antler

Wardrobe Styling by Tres Boutique

A special thanks to Jonny, Michelle, Brigette, Alexis and Akiko for making this gorgeous shoot happen… stay tuned for more from this talented group…

And last, but not least, Jonny + Michelle on The Fifty Nifty:

fifty nifty from paper antler on Vimeo.

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