Caralyn & Paul


So Caralyn and Paul actually met at a wedding in Chicago, in the very church that they ended up years later getting married in. Though they lived in different places when they first met each other, they couldn't ignore that they had a connection and so began a long distance relationship together.

When Caralyn and Paul came to me to design their wedding invitations and pieces for their reception, I was inspired by their journey together - all the places they had traveled to, across the miles and across the memories. The wedding was planned to be in Caralyn's hometown of Chicago and they had already picked a theme of modern Art Deco.

Considering their love story, I asked Caralyn and Paul to pick four meaningful locations from their relationship so far. From these places, I created four commemorative art deco posters to serve as the backs of their wedding invitation. There were four unique invitations as a result, with guests receiving one poster or another. 

The rich hues of each poster and overall feeling were also used to inspire various pieces of their reception. My favorite project was Caralyn and Paul's Love Story Canvas. It combines all four posters and includes the significance of each "where Paul proposed" or "our first real date" all united with the message that with their wedding, their journey is really just beginning. It turned out to be a beautiful keepsake that Caralyn and Paul can enjoy as art in their home and be reminded of what their love story is really all about.

Caralyn and Paul's Wedding Invitations, Programs, and Special Details

Modern Art Deco Wedding Invitations with Four Variations

Folded Wedding Programs with Love Story Crossword

Free-Standing Menus for each table

Folded Art Deco Thank You Notes

Folded Art Deco Thank You Notes

Pint Glass Favor Thank You Tags

Pint Glass Favor Thank You Tags

Invitation Calligraphy with Illustrations

About the process from the bride:

"The best wedding planning decision I made was booking Greatest Story Weddings. Annie made the wedding planning process exciting and stress free.

I never thought I would be excited about wedding invitations and other print materials for my wedding. However, when every piece was personally made to reflect mine and Paul's relationship, I couldn't help but feel elated. The pieces Annie has created for us are things we can keep forever. Greatest Story creates a magical experience for your wedding." - Caralyn