When I started designing the Bella Carta Wedding Collection, I had hard time narrowing down the ideas swirling around in my head. Rather than keep the designs generic, I wanted each suite to evolve, and to truly embody the personality of the wedding I had envisioned. Each suite started with an inspiration board, which not only helped depict the exact aesthetic I was looking for, but also served as a reference during the design process, helping me make decisions about the layout, color palate and paper stock.
The Shelburne Suite had been designed in my head for quite sometime, and most of the images I used in the inspiration board were ones I had pinned previously. Vermont holds a very special place in my heart; UVM is my alma mater, and Craig and I were engaged down at the Burlington waterfront. During my time at UVM, I fell in love with the Inn at Shelburne Farms, and had always dreamed of getting married there. We ultimately chose to get married in my home state of Connecticut, but if we had to do it all again, Vermont would be at the very top of our list.
I pictured this wedding to be classically rustic, and full of understated elegance. Muted colors, clean and simple designs, an intimate wedding party and a menu full of local food and wine.
The design of this suite came easily after creating the inspiration board. I wanted the style remain cleaned and simple, and for the details to tell a story. Everything from the textured paper, to the gorgeous Rifle Paper Co liner, made the suite come to life, and the gorgeous calligraphy by West Sheridan added the perfect finishing touch.
Photography by Amy Roth Photo