Ashley + Justin

I don’t normally share life events here, but the marriage of my friends Ashley and Justin is an exception. Not only did I get to watch their relationship develop and instantly know they were meant for one another, I also got to design their wedding invitations. Such a huge honor, as any designer knows.

Sometimes working for friends or family can end up being a nightmare, something else many designers are aware of. Ashley and Justin were the complete opposite, dream clients is the only term that pertains. The day they got engaged Ashley let me know they wanted me to create their invitations, and my mind started churning. I created a few mood boards and after a brief meeting with Ashley two versions came into being. They chose the one that I’d already fallen in love with –BONUS. After a few minor verbal changes, I followed up with designs for a small RSVP card (they opted for an email to save money) and an envelope label.

The ceremony and reception took place at Fort Reno, a historical military camp completely out in the middle of nowhere by my standards. There’s a small church on the grounds that looks straight out of Pulp Fiction, and also gets the best light I’ve ever seen with my own two eyes. The interior is completely wood-lined and lined on two sides with beautiful tall windows.

Everything about Ashley and Justin’s wedding day suited them perfectly, right down to Justin’s TOMS. This one’s gonna last.

 All photos copyright Stella Shot Me, with the exception of the first through third which are by me using Instagram.

  • adele

    January 25, 2012 at 11:40 am Reply
  • rooth

    January 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm Reply

    That’s a beautiful bouquet the bride has!

  • whitney - see shop eat do

    January 25, 2012 at 5:47 pm Reply

    So sweet. They look very happy!

  • Natalie

    January 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm Reply

    Haha…my best friend just got engaged and asked me to do the invites and whatnot too! I just finished up the save the dates..I’m very excited to be a part of the wedding like this. Anyway, I love the wedding location and the invites in this post – so pretty!

  • Amy@OldSweetSong

    January 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm Reply

    I love what you did, friend!

  • Angela Rollins

    February 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm Reply

    So beautiful, what a lovely day they must have had! I love that little church, it’s just perfect!

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