smitten studio in Martha Stewart Weddings

martha stewart weddings // smitten studioI’m so excited to finally share this wedding I designed that’s in the pages of this months Martha Stewart Weddings! You may remember (but probably not because it was about a year and a half ago) me working on some pieces for the wedding here and here. My dear longtime friend, Anne was the bride and I am so happy that I was able to be a part of her big day by standing up as one of the matrons of honor as well as designing the event from top to bottom.

One of my favorite pieces I made for their wedding was this textile that hung over a fireplace during the reception. The bride and groom (Anne and Shane) are pictured above holding it’s edges. Anne & Shane collected photos of both of their families and I created silhouettes of each family member from the photos, essentially making a pictorial family tree.

martha stewart weddings // smitten studioAnne was stunning in Reem Acra and Shane was looking dapper in Proper Suit. They were married on the beach of Lake Michigan at a summer camp that Anne always pictured as her wedding location, just a few blocks from where she grew up.

martha stewart weddings // smitten studioAlong with the stationery suite and the family silhouette textile, I made chalkboard directional signs, an interactive seating chart, custom painted bean bag game boards, rubber stamped placemats, and other various signage. Her wedding also took place while I was developing A Sunny Afternoon so I was able to provide custom fabric napkins for each place setting that featured 4 coordinating patterns.

More after the jump. 

martha stewart weddings // smitten studiomartha stewart weddings // smitten studioThe entire day was filled with personal family touches that made it extra special, like Anne’s mom’s bridal veil being tied to driftwood to mark the place where the two said their I Do’s. Anne, her mother, and her sister also went to a Dahlia farm the day before the wedding and picked all the flowers for the event, while Anne’s sister also handmade candles as favors for each guest to take home (if you are in Europe you can buy her handmade candles here!).

martha stewart weddings // smitten studiomartha stewart weddings // smitten studiomartha stewart weddings // smitten studioGet your hands on the Fall Real Weddings issue to see the full feature and hop over to Martha Stewart to see more photos and to hear Anne and Shane’s story. Oh and you would be silly not to read about their adorable engagement story here as well. Oh how I love these two.

Images by Harrison Studio // Location: Camp Blodgett // Event Design: Smitten Studio // Event planning: Brooke Menconi Events // Catering: Christine Ferris Catering // Flowers: Hamilton Dahlia Farm // Rentals: The Rental Co. // Bride’s gown: Reem Acra // Hair and makeup: Hanna Wagner Design // Bridesmaid dresses: Marc by Marc Jacobs  // Groom’s suit: Proper Suit // Wedding favors by Apidae Candles // Napkins by A Sunny Afternoon

  • Thanks for the mention Shescorts! I love reliving this day over and over. So beautiful!

  • Corina Nika

    Ah everything looks simply.. perfect!
    and congrats on being featured on MS!

  • We love you too! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so beautiful!

  • The wedding looked gorgeous!

  • Sara, your gift of love expressed in so many creative ways causes us to celebrate the joy & bliss frequently of our daughter’s fairy tale wedding.
    Thank you!

  • Hi Patti,
    Thank you SO much for the sweet words. What a lovely thing to say! :)It really was a joyful day.

  • Stephanie Vainer

    This is so beautiful! & congrats on the Martha Stewart mag, you deserve that and so much more!

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