Elegant Bridal Jewelry + Classic Invitations

The only thing I love as much as elegant bridal jewelry is a gorgeous combination of wedding details! 
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Today I’m excited to share a collection of my favorite photos from a recent styled collaboration with Third Clover Paper! My elegant bridal jewelry made the perfect accent to these classic wedding invitations, establishing a timeless aesthetic that I just can’t get enough of.

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My friend Caitlin of Third Clover Paper just unveiled her freshly rebranded business and new line of personalized paper goods. As part of the big reveal, she worked with Red October Photography to create some styled brand photographs. I felt so honored when she asked to feature some of my elegant bridal jewelry and accessories in these pictures.

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What I love most about Third Clover Paper’s new collection of paper goods is its timeless aesthetic. Neutral colors and refined fonts take center stage in these designs with just the right amount of colorful accents. They’re the perfect combination of classic and stylish. This is the same style that I evoke in the elegant bridal jewelry that I design, so it felt natural to put our work side-by-side.

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Third Clover Paper also offers a variety of customization options for their invitation suites. So, no matter how specific your design idea might be you can make it come to life! (And doesn’t everyone love the option of custom designs?)

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I just can’t choose a favorite design from this collection! So tell me in the comments: which one do you like best? And which piece(s) of elegant bridal jewelry would you choose to put with your invitations?

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Navy Blue & Gold Editorial Featured on Burnett’s Boards

Navy blue gold rose gold Washington D.C. wedding inspiration editorial styled shoot couture bridal jewelry druzy pearl crystal by j'adorn designs Maryland DC Virginia custom jeweler bridal accessories Red October Photography Simply Breathe EventsWe recently had the honor of seeing an editorial shoot we contributed to earlier this year featured on the wedding blog, Burnett’s Boards. In this post we’re sharing a few of our personal favorite shots by Red October Photography from this cool, modern D.C. bridal shoot with gold and navy blue elements.

We especially love the way Tiffany of Simply Breathe Events chose to style the jewelry from our collection into a few different looks for the bridal model – and that amazing cake created by Evan of Sweets by E! Check out the full gallery, and let us know in the comments which part is your favorite.

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Navy blue gold rose gold Washington D.C. wedding inspiration editorial styled shoot couture bridal jewelry druzy pearl crystal by j'adorn designs Maryland DC Virginia custom jeweler bridal accessories Red October Photography Simply Breathe Events

Navy blue gold rose gold Washington D.C. wedding inspiration editorial styled shoot couture bridal jewelry druzy pearl crystal by j'adorn designs Maryland DC Virginia custom jeweler bridal accessories Red October Photography Simply Breathe Events

Navy blue gold rose gold Washington D.C. wedding inspiration editorial styled shoot couture bridal jewelry druzy pearl crystal by j'adorn designs Maryland DC Virginia custom jeweler bridal accessories Red October Photography Simply Breathe Events

Navy blue gold rose gold Washington D.C. wedding inspiration editorial styled shoot couture bridal jewelry druzy pearl crystal by j'adorn designs Maryland DC Virginia custom jeweler bridal accessories Red October Photography Simply Breathe Events

Navy blue gold rose gold Washington D.C. wedding inspiration editorial styled shoot couture bridal jewelry druzy pearl crystal by j'adorn designs Maryland DC Virginia custom jeweler bridal accessories Red October Photography Simply Breathe Events

Navy blue gold rose gold Washington D.C. wedding inspiration editorial styled shoot couture bridal jewelry druzy pearl crystal by j'adorn designs Maryland DC Virginia custom jeweler bridal accessories Red October Photography Simply Breathe Events
Navy blue gold rose gold Washington D.C. wedding inspiration editorial styled shoot couture bridal jewelry druzy pearl crystal by j'adorn designs Maryland DC Virginia custom jeweler bridal accessories Red October Photography Simply Breathe Events
Navy blue gold rose gold Washington D.C. wedding inspiration editorial styled shoot couture bridal jewelry druzy pearl crystal by j'adorn designs Maryland DC Virginia custom jeweler bridal accessories Red October Photography Simply Breathe Events
Fellow contributing vendors:
Photography: Red October Photography
Planning & Styling: Simply Breathe Events
Venue: River Farm
Hair Styling: Jewel HD
Makeup: Blend DC
Bride’s attire: Fabulous Frocks of DC
Groom’s attire: Lapel
Florals: Flower Bud Florals
Cake: Sweets By E
Rentals: DC Rental
Calligraphy: Allison Dee Calligraphy

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“Still We Rise” Editorial Featured on Black Bride

StillWeRise-StyledShoot-79We’ve been featured again! Last week, Black Bride shared our Maya Angelou inspired styled shoot, just in time for Black History Month. Titled “Still We Rise,” this elegant wedding editorial was inspired by the words of the great poet. We love the way Elle Nicole Events paired our jewelry with a selection of gowns from Hitched Salon for a modern, luxurious style. The team of vendors we worked with were as kind and professional as they are talented. We hope you’ll enjoy this collection of our favorite shots from the feature.
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The jewelry selections for this shoot include our Modern Love Bracelet and a number of pieces from our upcoming collection. Join our VIP mailing list to be the first to know when these pieces are available!

The team who created this styled shoot includes:

Photography: Shoot Happens Photography
Planning & Design: Elle Nicole Events
Venue: City Club of Washington
Bridal Gown: Amsale
Bridal Boutique: Hitched Bridal Salon
Bridal Jewelry: J’Adorn Designs
Groom’s Tuxes: Zara (Black tux); J. Crew (White blazer)
Groom’s Accessories & Styling: Geek Restored
Florals: Designs by Oochay
Stationery: Ribbon and Ink
Hair & Makeup: Accessmatized
Cake: Mimi’s Mocha Treats
Cake Topper: Ten23 Designs
Rentals: Select Event Group


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Meet the Pros: Anchor Point Paper Co.

Today we’re introducing a new series here on the blog, intended to spotlight some of the best & brightest talents in the wedding industry. We know there are so many elements that go into making your wedding day vision come to life – and so many vendors to choose from – so feel free to use this series as a “short list” to use while beginning your vendor search!

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The first person we’ll be introducing is Emily Hein, the stationery and calligraphy genius behind Anchor Point Paper Co. After meeting her at a craft festival last summer, we were finally able to work with Emily at the Big Fake Wedding in July 2015. We fell in love with her whimsical designs and shared appreciation of floral elements – she even created custom cards for our bridesmaid gift bracelets at the event! We had the chance to interview Emily recently for this piece, and we’re thrilled to have her be our first featured vendor.

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Q: Where are you from? Where do you live/work now?

A: I’m originally from Severna Park, Maryland and am still living there. I’m currently running my business out of my tiny home office, but am looking to move to a larger studio space in the next few months.

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Q: When did you start Anchor Point Paper Co.?

A: I formed my LLC in 2014, but I like to think my company started long before that. I’ve been designing cards and invitations for my friends and family ever since I can remember!

Q: What inspires your designs?

A: I find myself constantly being inspired by new and different things! I’m drawn to many of the colors and objects found in nature (you can never have too many flowers!) I’m also a sucker for anything with beautiful typography! I like to incorporate both traditional elements and a little bit of whimsical flair into my work.  

DSC_1132_webQ: What do you love most about the work you do?

A: I love that I can spend all day illustrating and designing paper goods. But I have to say the best part about my job is seeing the reactions of my clients after I show them their invitations proofs! I spend a lot of time getting to know my clients so that I can create a truly unique invitation suite that fits their personalities. When my clients say ‘I love it!’ or ‘It’s perfect!’ it makes all of the hard work and long hours worth it!

Q: What is the most challenging aspect of the work you do?

A: I play a lot of different roles – between the designing, business management, financial planning, marketing and wholesale accounts – it can be hard to keep everything straight! I’m sure every creative business owner can agree that having to constantly switch from the left side to the right side of your brain can be a challenge!

Q: What has been your proudest moment/accomplishment in your business?

A: Being able to make the switch and work for myself full-time. I’m only 24, so I’m pretty proud to be a business owner! 🙂

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Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring stationery designers?

A: I have two pieces of advice:

1-  Sometimes you need to get our of your own head and into the world! Be willing to listen and learn from your customers. Sometimes a design you love just doesn’t sell, and other times one of your least-favorite designs may surprise you and become a best-seller. Being able to quickly adapt to the changing needs of your customers is vital to running a successful business!

2-  Recognize your strengths and weaknesses. This is especially important when it comes to time management. You don’t want to waste a lot of time and effort on tasks that may be challenging or unfamiliar to you, especially when your time could be better spent elsewhere! Enlist the help of a financial advisor, business consultant, marketing firm or even just a friend! Delegating those tasks off – whenever possible – will help lighten your workload and give you time to focus on what you’re good at and really love to do!

© Joy Michelle Photography 2015Be sure to follow Anchor Point Paper Co. on the channels below, and stay tuned for our next vendor spotlight coming soon!

 

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Photo credits: Joy Michelle Photography (5, 6, 8); Brandilynn Aines  (2)

 

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