chocolate + sage


It's been a while since I posted a wedding paper project, so I thought I would share this one with you guys. I love brown and green together, any shades of either. (Seriously, who doesn't love green?) Maybe its because they are both so dominant in nature, and I love all stuff organic and natural. This palette is versatile enough to work for any of the four seasons, even though we used it this time for a summer wedding.

Here's an invitation set I did for Natalie and Dave who got married this June on Cape Cod. They both wanted something fun with a causal feel, something that would let the guests know they were in for a summer evening party right on the beach. We used cute little silhouette graphics like a heart, star and tent to keep things light and playful. I drew a map of the Cape for the front of the enclosure to highlight the special location.

I'm trying to mess around a bit with "product shots" to find a style I like that works for my stuff. (And I only have a point and shoot camera, so...) I'm curious, do any of you out there own your own businesses? Are you trying to start one? Where are my entrepreneurs at?! Would love to talk more about all this kind of stuff. I know some of you have etsy shops. Any tips on product shots?


Here is some inspiration found along the way in brown and green. I don't think you can go wrong with this combo for an event or an interior:)

{Kathryn from Snippet and Ink uses varying shades of brown and green for this rustic early fall look}

{another beauty from Kathryn, this brown and green combo evokes a summer day road trip}

{Chrissy of The Perfect Palette made this inspiration board for a summer garden wedding with a vintage twist}

{if you haven't already, check out this gorgeous brown and green space...Lauren of Pure Style Home's renovated living and dining room in their new home}

{above from superstar Phoebe Howard's Max and Company Store}

Have a great weekend! I'll announce the winner of the giveaway early next week:)


  1. Hi Sara:
    I love your ideas! Do you focus only on wedding invites or do you do christmas cards as well?


  2. All beautiful ideas. I love green/brown too, especially after putting together my sister's nursery. The wedding inspiration is so pretty. Makes me want to get married all over again (to the same man of course! haha)

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  3. Thanks so much for visiting our blog Sarah! I LOVE your blog and am so glad that I found you. Good luck with the treatments, I know it is not an easy journey!
    Your work is amazing! I love those invitations. A family that we adopted with moved to Marblehead last year, we sure miss them!

  4. Invites look lovely. And I think the product shots look great too. I am so impressed with your point and shoot :)

  5. Thanks, everyone!!!

    Allison - Yes, I do other things besides wedding. I love Christmas:) I'll email you!

    Thanks for the thumbs up on the shots, Jennifer! Great to hear coming from a photographer like yourself:)

  6. love this palette.

    here's another one to try on for size


  7. the invites are great!

    I like your shots, but if you want something different, try depth of field and also unsuspecting areas to shoot, rather than the norm! Hope that helps.


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