So how did we put together everything for the Peaches on Par photo shoot for Brides of North Texas? Well, we want to show you and give you information on how much each project would cost. To start at the beginning of our photo shoot details, we should start with the first thing any guest sees… the invitation. All of the stationery in our shoot was provided by Chelsea from Southern Fried Paper. She was key to helping us pull together the elements we wanted for the theme “Peaches on Par”. She started with organizing ideas, from the crest of the invitation to the banners for the card titles. We had already chosen our color scheme, so we turned over our ideas (including asking for something with argyle print) and Chelsey got to work. With only a couple of drafts, she was able to pull together the look quickly and with such detail. We were impressed!
The invitation was flat printed on 100% cotton letterpress paper with the custom crest. The envelope was lined with gilded argyle paper (loved it!). For an invitation printed like this, Chelsey says they would start at $2.25 per piece. The argyle paper depends on the quantity you get and the price adjusts based on the paper you choose for the lining.
Next, we wanted escort cards that looked like golf balls so we could attach them to wooden tees and set them out in wheat grass. She came up with a golf ball “print” to watermark the paper and make it look like the dimples on a golf ball. (It’s hard to see in the photo.) Then she selected the perfect fonts for the guest names and the table number. Finally, she filed the wooden tee a bit to get a groove and glued the card in. Since this is a little involved, she would probably charge $2 each.
When we first came up with this golf-type theme, we KNEW we had to have a golf flag for the table number. We sketched out the flag with a triangle shape and an image of a peach on it. Chelsey took it to another level with her sketch of a peach and the number abbreviation she added. We fell in love with it, and yes, we kept the flag and have it in our office. For a similar flag piece, Chelsea says these would be about $10 each. So worth it!
The final stationery touches were the tags on the peach pies and the label on the peach tea. The tags served as place cards and favor tags, attached to the peach pies at each of the place settings. Chelsea had the beautiful glass bottle for peach tea, so of course she created a label for it. By re-using the crest and banners from the invitations, she kept the theme going. The favor tags start at $1 each and the label for the peach tea would vary depending on size and quantity needed.
Other ways you could incorporate these elements would be to project your crest on the wall or dance floor during the reception, or perhaps use it as a graphic on the photo strips from a photo booth. Have you thought about the impression your invitations will give? Do you have any unique elements that you could carry through to escort cards, table numbers or favor tags?
Photos provided by Celina Gomez Photography. Stay tuned for more about the details on this shoot!