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Bernadette and Jordan’s Soft Pink Wedding

Real Weddings

June 20, 2022

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When Bernadette found me on Instagram and booked a complimentary call to discuss her wedding invitations, it was very clear that she loved pink!  Bernadette and Jordan spoke to me about their wedding plans over Zoom, and a pale pink wedding with touches of navy blue was the plan.  With an elegant theme and a desire to make it soft and airy, the Artisan Collection was going to be the perfect suite for them.

The Artisan Collection is a suite of stationery where every invitation is hand-painted, creating individual works of art for each guest. 

Using paint allows for full freedom in colour choice. This meant we could match the pink paint to the pink card on the back of the invitation, and then add white to help convey that pale and airy feel.  In under 30 mins on the call, we had a plan for colours and style. We couldn’t wait to get started in a few months!

White wedding invitation with minimalist design and painted pink stripe, paired with white envelope and pink envelope liner.

Creating the Painted Invitations

On the call, we decided that the main colour of the suite would be white, with touches of pink.  Even though the men’s suits were navy blue, we didn’t use that colour which maintained the pale and soft theme. 

After the call, I created a mock up of the suite, so that Bernadette and Jordan could see exactly what the elements would like all together.  It can be very hard to imagine what everything will look like, so this is an important step! 

We used the lightest pink I had – Nude – for the details card, and matched the envelope liner to the baby pink we had on the back of the invitation.  Using a different colour on the back actually makes the invitation double-thick – extra lush paper goodness.

Pale pink wedding invitation suite with pink and white painting, nude coloured details card, and white and pale pink envelope liner.

When it comes to the painting, I mixed the perfect pink to match the card. Then I added my special ingredient to both the pink and white paints, which helps the finished product look more textural and sculptural.  Adding pink and white to the brush each time, I painted stripes on each and every one of the invitations. 

I actually love painting day, it’s so creative and frankly gives me a break from the computer screen!  Painting and assembly really are the best parts of the process for me. 

Each wedding invitation card turned out slightly differently, creating perfectly bespoke and truly one-of-a-kind invitations.  Drying them is interesting – each one stands up in a wooden stand that my partner and I made, and they sit in my home office for about two weeks to make sure they are completely dry before assembling the suite and placing them into the envelope.

Once the full painted suite was complete, they were sent off to the lovely couple. Receiving them in the mail was such a joy for them!

Bernadette and Jordan’s Experience

Right from the initial time Bernadette found me and followed me on Instagram, I communicated with her one-on-one.  Bernadette said “After following Natalie’s Instagram, she sent me a voice message asking if I had any questions or if she could assist in any way. This fabulous customer service is one of the main reasons we chose A Tactile Perception as we knew Natalie would go above and beyond to create something spectacular for us.”

I kept in touch with Bernadette and Jordan every step of the way.  I let them know when it was time to start the invitations, what information we needed, and what was happening at each point in time.  Sometimes it can be a little worrying, wondering what is happening with a supplier, but by updating them at each stage they knew that they were a step closer to receiving their invitations.   Bernadette also appreciated the “quick response to any questions and queries.”

After the invitations were received, Bernadette and Jordan were kind enough to leave me a review on Google, saying…

“Natalie was absolutely amazing to work with. She created invitations for our wedding which matched us perfectly. We gave her the brief of creating us something delicate with hints of soft pink and she definitely fulfilled this brief.”

I was so happy to work with this amazing couple!

Pale pink and white wedding invitation suite with hand-painted pink and white detailing.

If you’re loving the Artisan Collection, check out more styles here…

The Most Elegant Pale Pink Wedding

I know what you want to see – the photos from the day!  But first, I want you to read what Bernadette and Jordan wrote to me about their beautiful pale pink wedding, it’s truly inspirational:

“Planning our wedding was one of the most enjoyable and exciting experiences we have shared together as a couple. We both had a clear vision for our day. We wanted our guests to go home with sore feet but full hearts. We opted for a ‘cocktail’ style reception at Riverlife, Kangaroo Point, along the Brisbane Riverlife. This venue gave our guests the best of both worlds. A ceremony in a beautiful setting followed with a reception with a ‘party like’ atmosphere. In the year leading up to our wedding, we loved the whole experience that we shared not only together, but with our bridal party, family and friends. From engagement parties, to dress fittings and of course Buck’s Nights and Hen’s weekends – we loved celebrating our love with the people we love the most. 

On the morning of our wedding, it was overcast and pretty miserable weather. However, the rain did not dampen our day and it ceased for half an hour so we could have our ceremony outside overlooking the Brisbane River. 

It is hard to pin-point exactly what was the most special part of our day. But thinking back, we both loved how happy everyone felt on the day. From the moment the ceremony started, to our non-stop 6 hour dance floor, we loved seeing our friends and family dancing, smiling, and laughing. 

Our Wedding Day was truly the happiest and most magical day of our lives, so far. Looking back, we would not change a thing (including the rain). Our advice to future couples would be not to sweat the small stuff, to make sure you have a connection with your vendors, especially your photographers (ours were awesome) and to remember that the most important thing at the end of the day is spending it with the ones you love the most!“

Now let’s see these photos, by the very talented photographer Nikolas David Weddings…

Bride getting her makeup done on her wedding day, wearing a white robe and with wavy hair.
Bride getting ready on her wedding day, sitting down putting on her shoes.
Pink and white delicate wedding invitations with wedding shoes, rings, and perfume.
Bride having fun and smiling on her wedding day, holding her bouquet with white flowers
Bride and her bridesmaids, wearing baby pink dresses and holding pink and white bouquets
Groom and groomsmen in navy blue suit jackets, sand brown pants, and pale pink shirts
Groom waiting at the wedding alter, in a park with a flowing cloth backdrop.
Bride and groom at the altar in a park, with celebrant and bridesmaids in pale pink dresses.
Bride and groom holing hands at the altar with a celebrant.
Bride and groom kissing at the altar in a park with a celebrant.
Bride and groom kissing, coming back down the aisle in a park with confetti and guests in the audience.
Bride and groom with bridal wedding party wearing pink bridesmaids dresses, and navy and brown suits.
Bride and groom and bridal wedding party cheering with champagne.
Bride and groom standing together wearing white dress with white and baby pink bouquet, and navy jacket with baby pink shirt.
Bride in shoestring strap white dress with bridesmaids in pale pink dresses, walking along a pier at night holding hands.
Bride and groom on the dancefloor swinging around
Bride and groom farewell with sparklers,  saying goodbye to their wedding guests.

Aren’t they beautiful?!

If you want to work with me and make the Artisan Collection yours too, get in touch now!

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If there's something I love more than paper, its helping savvy couples search for wedding invitations and stationery that truly suits them.  I hail from Melbourne, Australia, and would love to be stationery soulmates!

I'm Natalie