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Whitney + AK: A Sweet Garden Wedding

If I were the swooning type (and let me assure you, I am not) I would definitely be swooning over today’s real wedding feature. What I can tell you is that I think I may have cried the first time I saw photos from Whitney and AK’s wedding, captured by the amazing Emilie Inc. Whitney is one half of Gus & Ruby Letterpress and a lady I consider not only remarkably talented but a truly lovely friend, too. Whitney and AK were married at her grandmother’s home in New Hampshire, almost 38 years to the day after her parents were married at that very spot. Whitney, along with her business partner and dear friend Samantha, planned and designed every last detail of the day, focusing on bright colors reminiscent of August flowers and fashionable yet timeless style. Of course, the day wouldn’t have been complete without Ruby, Whitney’s dog (and namesake of Gus & Ruby along with Sam’s dog Gus) and a vintage aqua Thunderbird to take Whitney and her dad off to the ceremony.

Gorgeous letterpress wedding invitations, designed and printed by Whitney herself (of course), set the stage for Whitney and AK’s gorgeous garden wedding. You can catch all of the details about the paper goods at Oh So Beautiful Paper today, too!

Whitney’s beautiful Melissa Sweet dress is one of my favorite details of the day! It’s classic and elegant and I love a dress with straps.

The bridesmaids wore J.Crew dresses and colorful flowers from Beautiful Days carried a dash of playful romance throughout the celebration.

Whitney and AK wanted to plan a wedding that emphasized a carefree spirit and encouraged their big crowd of family, friends and kids to kick up their heels and dance the night away. In that spirit, they hosted a gorgeous tented reception following the ceremony in the backyard with a big buffet of delicious cakes and donuts as midnight snacks.

Using vintage wood type, Whitney designed colorful letterpress note cards with assorted greetings to act as favors. Each guest was gifted a box of notes at their seat. The kids took home little packages of toys and candy.

There are so many gorgeous images from AK and Whitney’s day that I just couldn’t stop there! See even more of their beautiful celebration on facebook and remember to pop over to Oh So Beautiful Paper for many more photos and details of the beautiful stationery and paper goods. Be sure to revisit Whitney’s lovely bridal shower, too. Thanks so much for sharing, Whitney! xoxo

Vendors –
Photography: Emilie Inc. / Event design + planning: Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Day-of coordination: Diana Ma Diana Ma Weddings and Events / Caterer: Julie Dunfey from The White Apron / Floral design: Kate Martin of Beautiful Days / Tent: Sperry Tents Seacoast /DJ: Jeff Erwin from Music Man DJ Services / Cakes: Winnipesaukee Chocolates / Cake toppper: Ann Wood Handmade / Donuts: Congdon’s Doughnuts / Hair: Vicky Kleiner of Mango Salon and Spa / Makeup: Joanne McDonough from Joya Beauty / Stationery + paper goods: Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Calligraphy: Jenna Hein Love Jenna Calligraphy / Wedding dress: Melissa Sweet at Belle Couture Bridal / Bride’s shoes, groom’s suit + bridesmaids dresses: J Crew / Bride’s accessories: Puttin’ on the Glitz / Bridesmaids gifts: Sea Bags /Rings: Bellmans

{Photos by Emilie Inc.}

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Tuesday 23rd of August 2011

Amazing look for a wedding and everyone looks like they are having fun! Such inspiration for other brides! and speaking of inspiration, what is the name of that Melissa Sweet dress? I am in love with it! Congrats to all involved in this beautiful wedding!

Laura *You Stir Me*

Thursday 14th of July 2011

everything about this wedding cheers me right up. Maybe it's because it's a NH bride, maybe because she wore a gorgeous dress and a pop of color in her hair, or maybe it's because her buddy, Ruby, was part of it just takes my breath away and makes me smile! Plus, I've always been a big fan of anything Gus & Ruby touch:) Congrats, Whitney! .-= Laura *You Stir Me*'s most recent blog post: Stuck in the Middle With You =-.

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Thursday 14th of July 2011

This wedding brings the biggest smile to my face. It reminds me a lot of my wedding. The billy buttons, the vintage touches, I even had the same bird toppers (cutely named Greta and Marshall). Congrats to the happy pair!

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