November 13, 2012

Chris and Amy {Married! Part 1}

FILED IN: Weddings

Today I have the AMAZING Wedding of Chris and Amy (from the fabulous Milk and Ice Cream) to share with you. This is what happens when two designers plan a wedding…beautiful artistic elements for us to capture. Please and thank you. Amy and Chris are both graphic designers and extremely passionate about design…and thus this is how their story begins. Chris moved from Oregon to work at Crispin Porter + Bogusky ad agency in Boulder, CO where Amy was working. Both of them had a passion for running and Nike (Chris left his job at Nike to go to CP+B). It just so happened that both Chris and Amy were training for different marathons at the exact same time. He was training by himself and Amy was training with a running group, so she asked him to join the running group, and after running 19+ miles together they had a lot of time to talk and learn about each other. Somewhere during that time they fell in love and then decided to move to New York City with one another. See their Love Story through their own design, this is the CUTEST!

So when it came time to plan their wedding you can imagine all the design opportunities that awaited this couple. They called their wedding design “Rustic Modern” and worked as a team to brand their wedding. They both like modern design, yet wanted the wedding to have a rustic slightly antique feel. Amy+Chris quickly became their brand which they used everywhere from their logo to website to ceremony programs. They also created a custom stamp for the Save the Date notebooks and then decided to carry the stamping method throughout: they stamped small circles to include with the invite set, thank you cards and the favor bags for the popcorn bar. Everything was absolutely branded to perfection and was such a reflection of this couple. There is no way I could cram all the goodness of this wedding into one post, so check back later in the week for Part 2 and the Slideshow.


In Amy’s words, “We wanted a certain feel for our wedding invitation set. We mixed printing methods from screenprinting to letterpress to digital printing. My favorite piece was the envelope liner which was a pattern Chris designed with all our favorite elements.” 
“The foldout map was also a hit. A bunch of our guests were from out of town, mostly from Portland, OR so we wanted them to feel at home in the state we love. Colorado is close to both of our hearts and the map illustrated that.”

Chris’s present to Amy was the personalized gold “Kirby” bracelet on the left (her Maiden name) and the Nike running shoes with their wedding date September 15th.

I love how David captured the reactions of Amy and her Dad seeing each other for the first time that day.

Amy’s present to Chris, an antique Rolex that had belonged to her dad.
Chris also gifted watches to his groomsmen.

Mr. and Mrs. Streger!
Old photos of their parents on their wedding days.

Photography: Colby Elizabeth Photography
Paper Goods/Graphic Design: All done by the Bride and Groom/Milk and Ice Cream
Venue: The Sanctuary in Sedalia, CO
DJ: JM Hyatt Entertainment
Floral Design: Ivy Lane Floral
Videographer: A Mitchell Media
Photo Booth: Bamboo Booth
Wedding Cake: Frills Cake Shop

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