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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wedding: Program

We were lucky enough to nab the super talented Anna Bond of Rifle Design for our programs. She was wonderful to work with, and we adored her hand-painted illustration of a ship on the waves. She even drew my dress exactly like it was, as well as Alex's beard and glasses! At the bottom, we included a romantic quote from one of our favorite novels, The History of Love. A program was put on each guest's chair (and, later, on our fridge).

Click the photo to enlarge, if you'd like. xo

Update: Anne, a reader, asked if Alex had seen this program before the wedding (and therefore my dress style), and yes! He did! Oops! We laughed about it when it happened, because I had been so careful to keep my wedding dress a secret from him...and then I just handed him a drawing of it. :)

(Program by Anna Bond; photo by Max Wanger)

81 comments:

Morgan said...

Love them! So unique and beautiful!

Liz said...

Beautiful!!!

Katie said...

seriously loving your programs. xx

Juana @ SweetVisualAids said...

simply lovely so much detail!

Anonymous said...

I love the theme to your wedding - the boats, etc. This is the most personal, touching program I have ever seen! I love that in the pictures you like like you will when the ceremony starts.

Frau said...

Wow you did it so perfect! I love it

kim said...

love your theme -- everything is so perfect and anna's work is amazing-hopefully i can use her for my own wedding stationary!
xo,kim

Kelly said...

ok, i actually GASPED when i saw the program photo! it's beyond amazing.

xo
kelly

ps: i adore that book, too

Kaitlin said...

Your programs are so beautiful and creative...i love the drawing of you and alex! I can't wait to see more pictures of your lovely wedding!

Melissa Blake said...

I love this! All of your wedding - from the photos to the program design - was so original, which I love! :)

Beth said...

Simply lovely!

sarah said...

i'm enamored with your wedding. thanks for sharing it. history of love is one of my very favorite books. i got chills seeing that quote on your program.

Melissa said...

This is simply lovely, Joanna! I love the quote!

brie said...

Very sweet and fitting with how you've described your wedding. The colours and text are wonderful!

jen jafarzadeh said...

oh my, that program is the sweetest! I just love Anna's work! what an amazing memento to have from your day.

Anne said...

What a beautiful program! But... since you are pictured in your wedding dress (including that lovely flower in your hair)... did Alex see this before the wedding? Did you not tell him it was exactly how you would look? I'm intrigued!

deborah said...

the romance of it all is infectious!

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

so beautiful! i just got tear-y reading that quote!

Cathi said...

Wow, what a lovely program....love that quote!

anna kim said...

she did an amazing job. love the the typography and especially the little drawing of you and alex. so sweet.

Laura Trevey said...

I am REALLY loving the
whole Nautical theme!!

Rachel said...

These are totally beautiful. I love the ship.

Whimsical said...

so great! i love the theme & the quote, that's such a good book!

congratulations again!

Monica from Hola!design said...

that quote is so sweet! beautiful illustration! we are all loving your wedding!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i love that everything feels as though it was made especially for you two. and having that sweet quote was such a good idea.

Teresa @ good-grace said...

Aw - this is so, so sweet! I love the handmade feel of it, the little image of the two of you and your lovely quote. Perfect!

Charly said...

Oh my Dear Jo: I live in Venezuela, and your blog makes me feel closer to what I call home, New York. And let me tell you, I cried when I saw your wedding pics, you look like a doll, so beautiful. God bless your marriage and let all the heavenly gifts grace upon you and your handsome hubby!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Carol said...

So fun and cute!

Sal said...

Those little drawings of you and Alex are too much!

Meagan said...

Now THIS I love. And anything with a Nicole Krauss quote gets extra love. I'd totally frame that if I were a guest at your wedding :)

Brandie said...

Every detail of your wedding is so lovely. I can't wait to see more!

Claire said...

History of Love is one of my favorite books as well and I've never found anyone else who's read it! We should have a book club.

Maryellen said...

You had a fabulous program for sure.

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

LOVE Rifle! Soooo pretty!

Carissa said...

that is super cute! love the little drawings of you two! and the quote at the bottom. just lovely.

Rose Red said...

Those look absolutely magical! It really seems like you had the perfect wedding.

Joanna Goddard said...

claire, we should!!! :) and carly, thank you, so sweet :)

Joanna Goddard said...

kim, you should totally get in touch with anna bond, she's amazing!!!!

Aisha K said...

The program is amazing and I love that you added that quote. I almost forgot I had read History of Love until I realized the quote seemed super familiar...and adorable.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I love it! What a whimsical and adventurous illustration.

blue12rain said...

Such a wonderful program! I'm getting married on Saturday and our centerpieces are stacks of books with a frame sitting on top. In each frame is a hand stamped paper I made with one of our favorite authors/books and a quote from them. The quote you used is in one of our frames too! I love it. Your wedding pictures, thus far, just radiate with your personality, which I think is exactly how a wedding should feel.

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

I love this. very neat idea.

Mrs.French said...

honestly, the most perfect program I have ever seen...xo t

Zenkichi said...

so far i am loving every single detail of your wedding!!! it's so well thought out...and so YOU ;p i love this program - Alex's beard and glasses are the cutest!

kyracross said...

omg i love this so much. so so so much!

Tori Jean said...

FabUlous:))

ms. less is always more said...

the programs are so gorgeous... I just love the nautical /british theme. So unique!

That quote is amazing, an amazing book too! Love it all!

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Joanna - I adore the fact that you put the History of Love quote on your program. That is one of my all-time favorite books! xoxo

Amanda said...

I love how creative the programs and invitations are! Such a good idea to have them done by hand...or at least look like they are! Love it!

Joanna said...

OMG. I am IN LOVE with your wedding program (um, never thought I would ever write that sentence). The Nicole Kraus touch is perfect and so YOU.

And I am getting a secret kick out of seeing my own name and birthday on there, too. ;-)

jad said...

the quote on your program is one of my all-time favorite quotes! amazing book and the quote just fits perfectly! congratulations and you looked beautiful!

Joanna Goddard said...

blue12rain -- that is such a brilliant idea!!! i love that. you must be so excited for saturday!!!!!

Hannah said...

Oh my goodness gracious, holy me oh my. I am IN LOVE with your invitations!!! The whole ceremony looks so lovely. Congratulations!

I had to re-blog- I hope you don't mind!!! (http://seedsandstitches.blogspot.com/2009/10/oh-sigh.html)

rachel said...

oh wow i love the program and the history of love quote you used.

Courtney said...

So sweet: personalized, unique, and lovely. Just as it should be.

{lovely little things} said...

These are so sweet, I love the little details and the "History of Love" quote

L E A H said...

wow, she did a wonderful job.. so detailed, so cute!

melly said...

awww it's such a accurate drawing of Alex! I get the feeling that the groom tends to get left out of the details when it comes to weddings (heehee) so this was a really nice touch.

jean goddard said...

So funny that he saw the sketch of your dress! However, although it was adorable, it couldn't spoil the effect of the real thing! xoxoxo

wide open spaces said...

this quote too, Joanna. you're killing me. I love flowers and food and music but at the end of the day...it's the words that break my heart.

(also loved : she comes of her own accord. though I would have been cracking up as well!)

Making it Lovely said...

Just perfect.

Jaime said...

Loved that you shared your entire wedding and particularly adore this program! I featured it on my Friday Faves - weekly round up of favorite blog posts :)

http://laviejaime.blogspot.com/2009/10/friday-faves_16.html

Jaime
laviejaime.blogspot.com

Navy Bean said...

I absolutely love your program! Simply beautiful! I hope you don't mind that I featured it on my blog: http://navybeanonline.blogspot.com/2009/10/special-wedding-program.html
Congratulations!

MadHatter said...

they would be such cute business cards.

Natalie Ruth said...

You were married on my parent's 30th wedding anniversary!! That is so nifty!!

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brooklynn's balance said...

I know this is a bit late to comment on, but I have been home sick the last two days stuck in bed, and therefore catching up on my favorite blogs' archives. History of Love is one of my favorite books and that quote seems to fit your relationship perfectly. Thank you for sharing your life with us, the world is better with a positive influence like yours!

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This is one of the most unique wedding program I've seen, and it looks wonderful. I love the art work in it.

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I love how creative the programs and invitations are! Such a good idea to have them done by hand...or at least look like they are! Love it!

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Michelle Courtney DeFiore said...

This is really good and very simple. Just wanted to ask where can I find the creator of this wedding program wording? If there are samples that would be great. I really loved it and I was planning to have, not exactly the same but more like a new theme based on my preference.

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