We’re excited to announce a brand-new series on Julep called Minted Real Weddings, where we feature couples from around the country who stylishly incorporated Minted elements into their wedding day. First up are June and Antony, who married last fall at the bride’s family home near Charleston, South Carolina.
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Bride’s name: June Hawkins
Groom’s name: Antony Patenaude
Minted wedding invitation: The Grainfield by Moglea (letterpressed)
Minted ceremony program: Pink Blossoms by Jennifer Wick
Wedding date: November 9, 2013
Location: The bride’s family home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Photographer: Shannon Michele Photography
Wedding design and coordination: The Burlap Elephant
Florist: Branch Design Studio
Keep reading to see more details from June and Antony’s beautiful wedding.
Tell us about the proposal!
Tony proposed on his birthday (sneaky, sneaky!) while we were taking a walk on the beach.
How did you hear about Minted and how did you choose your wedding invitation?
I saw an ad for Minted on a wedding blog (Style Me Pretty, perhaps). There were many invitations on the site that I liked, but I kept coming back to The Grainfield because it was both simple and very unique.
How did the invitation tie in to your wedding’s overall look and feel?
We got married in my parent’s backyard, so I liked that The Grainfield nodded to the natural setting. I also thought it suited the fall timeframe of the wedding. It had a rustic but elegant feel that was exactly the style I was going for.
What were some of your favorite wedding-day details?
Our florist did an amazing job. My bouquet was even prettier than I had imagined. We had a fire pit where guests roasted s’mores, which added to the homey, casual-chic vibe. I loved dancing with my exceptionally dapper husband (wasn’t his bow tie cute?). One of my best friends is a Methodist minister. She officiated, which made the whole ceremony even more personal and meaningful.
Did you incorporate any other Minted elements into your wedding?
Our rehearsal dinner invitations were from Minted, as were our ceremony programs (Pink Blossoms by Jennifer Wick) and our thank-you notes.
Any advice for brides who are starting to plan their wedding and are searching for the perfect invitation?
Go with what you like (not what your mother, or best friend, or cousin thinks you should have) and make use of Minted’s personalization service.