Grace and Johnathan fell in love—first with Helsinki, then with each other.
Grace and Johnathan each spent 4 years at SMU, but managed to never once actually meet. After Grace’s last semester she traveled abroad to study architecture in Helsinki. She immediately fell in love with the culture and history of Finland, frequenting local cafes and boutiques. On a summer afternoon in her favorite café, Grace noticed an American accent at the counter that belonged to a handsome SMU alum. Johnathan’s graduation backpacking trip to Europe proved fruitful indeed, as he came home with the woman he was going to marry! Grace and Johnathan fell in love first with Helsinki, and then with each other. Once back stateside, the two were eager to celebrate their wedding by recalling the sweet summer they spent in Helsinki.
For this wedding, we wanted to recreate the atmosphere of a Helsinki summer – full of beautiful architectural details, wildflowers and a combination of typefaces on hand-painted boutique signs. Special details like custom tea tags share some of the couple’s favorite things with their guests.
*This post is a case study of a fictional couple we created to showcase our design.
Inspiration Board photo credits: Yellow Bike via Poppytalk; Bradley & Jordyn by Simply Bloom; Sign in Rauma, Finland by Manuele Zunelli; Windows in Rauma by Pacoalfonso; Yellow bouquet by Cameron Ingalls Inc.