22Sep
Styled Shoot: Historic Pole Green Church | offthebeatenpress.com

I was really excited to work with some other local vendors for this styled shoot. It took place in August at Historic Pole Green Church in Mechanicsville. Ruie + Grace coordinated the whole thing and did a truly incredible job. When they first emailed me about the styled shoot, I knew I had to do it based on their description of the day. I like working with vendors that trust you and let you design things the way you like.

Here is the final invitations suite I designed. I used a dark grey linen paper for the flat invites and a cement grey for the envelopes. I lined the inside of the envelopes with a gold texture to provide contrast.

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I love simple typography and wanted to invoke the 1 inch wood letters I so frequently get to use on the letterpress. The church where the shoot took place is beautiful. It was an insanely hot day and I got there right when they were installing this gorgeous grey dyed piece between the windows of the church.

Styled Shoot: Historic Pole Green Church | offthebeatenpress.com

The grey centerpiece provided an beautiful backdrop for all of the photos throughout the day.

Styled Shoot: Historic Pole Green Church | offthebeatenpress.com

Styled Shoot: Historic Pole Green Church | offthebeatenpress.com

The table layout was gorgeous, filled with different glasses. It had beautiful colors that glowed as the light started to fade during the day.

Styled Shoot: Historic Pole Green Church | offthebeatenpress.com

For the shoot, I used remnants from my stained glass project as place cards.

Styled Shoot: Historic Pole Green Church | offthebeatenpress.com

They were all triangles in marbles whites and blacks with gold lettering that matched the interior of the envelopes.

Styled Shoot: Historic Pole Green Church | offthebeatenpress.com

I loved how their bar cart was displayed in the golden sun.

Styled Shoot: Historic Pole Green Church | offthebeatenpress.com

The pies came from Mom’s Apple Pie in Leesburg where I frequently visited growing up in Northern Virginia. These pies are delicious and the warmth of the crusts make me so hungry just looking at it.

Styled Shoot: Historic Pole Green Church | offthebeatenpress.com

Styled Shoot: Historic Pole Green Church | offthebeatenpress.com

One final shot of the invites. In this photo you can truly see the texture of linen in the letters. I would love to use paper like this again sometime soon, I just have to find the perfect couple to use it with!

Styled Shoot: Historic Pole Green Church | offthebeatenpress.com

Vendor List
styling Ruie + Grace | photography Carly Romeo & Co | hair & makeup Annie Radigan | chocolates Fleurir Chocolates | pies Mom’s Apple Pie | jewelry Danielle Stevens Studio | paper & letters me!