What do you get when you mix a casual summer wedding with a gorgeous view of downtown? An urban rooftop picnic of course!
The first of the Inspired Creations Contest submissions, created by the team of Catie Ronquillo Photography, After Yes Weddings, The Left-Handed Calligrapher and Emily Hudspeth, takes the concept of a simple DIY picnic and places it in the urban setting of Off The Grid, showcasing the beautiful Dallas skyline. Galvanized metal and mason jars give the perfect mix of modern and rustic.
The color palette of yellow and kraft is light and airy, and I adore the hand-drawn map invitation that Nicole Black, The Left-Handed Calligrapher, created!
What’s fabulous about this concept is that everything can be recreated with items you can find at home or borrow from a friend, and the team pulled all of the picnic together on a budget of only $430, over half of which was dedicated to purchasing food and groceries.
How were they able to be so frugal? By using common items but transforming them into unique creations, like these ordinary paper bags that became combination favor bags and escort cards.
Everything down to the last little detail was personalized, including the invitation envelope liners. Tip: if your calligrapher is willing, have them scan in the calligraphy of your names, use photo editing software to turn into a pattern, and print yourself!
My favorite detail? The adorable kraft paper sandwich wrappers, complete with vibrant yellow calligraphy and scalloped edges!
The bride look that the team created showcases a necklace from Macy’s and jewelry from World Market, giving a very eclectic feel.
Earth Blooms Florist gathered loose stems in milk jars, and in addition to the sandwiches, the menu features fresh fruit, lemonade in mason jars, and lemon meringue tarts in lieu of wedding cake.
Tissue paper pom poms made whimsical and fun napkin rings! Instructions below:
Here is the full list of amazing Dallas-based wedding vendors participated in this Inspired Creations Contest concept:
Photography – Catie Ronquillo Photography
Planning – After Yes Weddings
Stationery and Calligraphy – Nicole Black, The Left-Handed Calligrapher
Hair and Makeup – Emily Hudspeth
Location – Off The Grid
Floral – Earth Blooms Florist
Linens – Event Linen Solution
Accessories – Ink and Button
Gown – ‘Dahlia’ by Stephanie James Couture, from The White Gown Showroom
Bridesmaids dress – Alyn Paige
Models – Ashley Vasicek, Jessica Baker, and Jacob Reding
Great weddings are remembered because they have character and are fun. I love the playfulness this urban picnic wedding concept and the fact that anyone can pull this look together without breaking the bank!