Meghan and Brian's Seaside Rhode Island Wedding

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When I think of Rhode Island, I think of crushed oyster shells, a cool salty wind, the texture of weathered dock wood. New England has such a vast mix of historical and natural beauty, that it seems there could be no better place to tie the knot.
The Newport backdrop for Meghan and Brian’s wedding was the perfect inspiration for the colors and textures that we used for their stationery pieces. Soft blue-greens, silver, and peachy orange accents.

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custom wedding invitation by sable and gray

Meghan’s vision for her suite and day-of pieces was unique in that she wanted to combine elements of the coast and wedding location, while keeping a sophisticated and minimal aesthetic in tact. For her custom suite we used a combination of silver foil printing and warm, peachy watercolor illustrations on the invitation, with floral and blue-greenery watercolors subtly incorporated on the insert pieces. The combination of colors and textures is exemplified beautifully on the day-of thank you tags (pictured above). I think the little jars of sea salt as thank you favors is such a brilliant idea. Just the right seaside touch without being too nautical.

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wedding crest by sable and gray
Oyster shell wedding cake

We love all of the different ways that Meghan used versions of her custom crest throughout her wedding. Our favorite was how she had the crest custom printed onto pillows (pictured above) that sat comfortably in a lounge-like part of the reception. Elements like this are what make weddings not only personal, but cozy and intimate as well.

romantic wedding arch
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custom wedding table number by sable and gray
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Can we just virtually snag one of those oysters or what? After looking through all these photos and posting this blog, I’m getting a craving for fresh seafood and saltwater adventures. I think that hunger is a testament to how beautiful and dreamy Meghan and Brian’s day turned out. A perfect balance of taking in the coastal surroundings and incorporating personal and sophisticated details.
Cheers to coastal love!

Mackenzie and Brian's Charming Cranbrook Wedding

Custom Wedding Invitations by Sable & Gray

From the vey beginning of working on Mackenzie and Brian’s suite, I knew it was going to be one of my all time favorites. I mean, anyone who want’s to include their pet into their custom crest (in this case it was Hank, the golden retreiver) is an A+ human being in my books.
I especially love when the aesthetic for something starts with a single color. With this suite we started with dusty blue. Gray October skies, vintage floor tiles, blueberry macarons. Mackenzie wanted her wedding to feel cozy and comfortable, while keeping the spirit and warmth of summer in tact. With all of that in mind we were able to create a suite unique to her vision. Romantic but not sappy. Sweet but not sugary.

  I will never stop being completely head over heels for this custom printed vellum jacket with custom wax seal. Photo by    K.R. Moreno

I will never stop being completely head over heels for this custom printed vellum jacket with custom wax seal. Photo by K.R. Moreno

  Another small but striking detail of this suite was printing the reception info on a small diamond -shaped card to tuck into the suite. Photo by    K.R. Moreno

Another small but striking detail of this suite was printing the reception info on a small diamond -shaped card to tuck into the suite. Photo by K.R. Moreno

Another wonderful part of working with Mackenzie and Brian was the chance to work with their wedding planner, Sarah Rhodes-Boyce. Sarah’s attention to detail and incredible ideas are what contribute to making her such a positive presence. She was able to bring Mackenzie’s vision to life with so many unique executions, like the beautifully dramatic floral arch for the wedding ceremony.

  Photo by Todd James

Photo by Todd James

  Photo by Todd James

Photo by Todd James

  Photo by K.R. Moreno

Photo by K.R. Moreno

  Photo by K.R. Moreno

Photo by K.R. Moreno

  Photo by K.R. Moreno

Photo by K.R. Moreno

Along with creating their Wedding Invitations, we also worked on Mackenzie and Brian’s day-of pieces, including menus, programs and table numbers. I love when we get to be a part of creating a cohesive vision right from the beginning with the invitation suite, all the way up to the wedding day.
We used different versions of their custom crest on the menus and programs, and incorporated custom floral watercolors on the table numbers. What brings it all to life is seeing the pieces arranged among the beautiful table settings and romantic floral arrangements. I especially love how stunning the menu looks delicately tucked into the dusty blue linen napkin.

  Photo by K.R. Moreno

Photo by K.R. Moreno

  Photo by K.R. Moreno

Photo by K.R. Moreno

  Photo by Todd James

Photo by Todd James

  Photo by K.R. Moreno

Photo by K.R. Moreno

As the summer comes to a close and we all find ourselves getting ready for the crisp and coolness of fall, I love taking the time to reflect on suites like Mackenzie’s that embrace the highlights of summer. Cool mornings of dusty blue, warm nights of pink and blush. Lush greenery and the drama of all things growing.
What better sendoff for a lifetime of love?