Simply Jessica Marie

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Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville

Features, Weddings, DesignJessica ClinchComment

Italy is a big part of my heritage, so I was extremely excited to participate in The Big Fake Wedding Nashville, sponsored by Shane Company. It was featured on Ruffled Blog yesterday, and you can view the full feature here!

Roma Red Wedding Inspiration Board by The Big Fake Wedding Nashville

The inspiration for this event was "Roma Red," and we were asked to take cues from the Italians, balancing fresh and simple touches with intricate attention to detail. I kept that in mind while designing the wedding invitation suite. I knew I wanted the Save the Date to be fun and fresh, so I painted an illustration of the couple riding away on a Vespa to Rome, inviting their closest friends and family to join them.

While designing the main invitations, I had the idea for a simple yet elegant heirloom tomato color inspired suite. The colors ranged from soft pink to a peachy orange and deep red. I designed an intricate line illustration of the Rome skyline to grace the top of the invitations, and included a foliage wreath element to the corresponding paper details. 

Because this bride loves art and family, I thought it would be fun to add a mini art print to the back of the invitations, that her guests could frame and have as a keepsake from their wedding. I chose an Italian quote, "ti amero' per tutta la mia vita," which translates to, "I will love you for all of my life." 

The invitation suite was printed on soft, textured paper, and featured one of my favorite calligraphy fonts. I also hand lettered the envelopes with my watercolor brush calligraphy, to add a sweet, personal feel.

I love how the invitation suite turned out, and how the three wonderful photographers from the event captured everything! Take a look at some of my favorite pictures from the night below, and make sure to view the film by my oh-so-talented future brother and sister-in-law Casey & Kristin

Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | Melanie Grady Photography | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | Melanie Grady Photography | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | Melanie Grady Photography | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | Melanie Grady Photography | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | Melanie Grady Photography | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | Melanie Grady Photography | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | Melanie Grady Photography | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Casto Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Casto Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Casto Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Casto Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Casto Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Casto Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Casto Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Casto Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Casto Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Casto Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Casto Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Casto Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Laura Kay Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Laura Kay Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Laura Kay Photography
Roma Red Wedding Inspiration | Simply Jessica Marie Wedding Invitations | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville featured on Ruffled Blog | Laura Kay Photography

It was so lovely working alongside all of these talented vendors! Give them some love and check out their work below:

PHOTOGRAPHY: CASTO PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMA,MELANIE GRADY PHOTOGRAPHY,LAURA KAY PHOTOGRAPHY / DAY-OF COORDINATION: BELLA BLEU WEDDINGS AND EVENTS / FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN: HEAD TABLE, PERSONAL FLOWERS + TABLES 5, 6): ROSEMARY AND FINCH / FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN: CEREMONY BACKDROP + TABLES 1, 2, 3, 4): YELLOW ROSE CO. / VENUE: THE CANNERY BALLROOM / WEDDING DRESS: BORROWING MAGNOLIA / JEWELRY: SHANE CO. / WEDDING BAND: RACHEL ROGERS & THE REAL GOOD FEEL GOODS / HAIR: ABBY ARTISTRY / SKIN CARE: RODAN + FIELDS / SKINNY WRAPS: WRAPS BY SARAH / HEALTH + LIFESTYLE: NEIGHBORHOOD BARRE NASHVILLE / BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: BRIDESIDE / CATERING: CHEF PENELOPE’S CATERING / BAR + STAFFING: D&D EVENTS MANAGEMENT / WEDDING CAKE: LIL CAKES AND CUSTOM CREATIONS / ICE CREAM: BEN & JERRY’S / SPECIALTY LIGHTING + PIPE AND DRAPE: NASHVILLE AUDIO VISUAL / PHOTO BOOTH: SHUTTERBOOTH PHOTO & VIDEO BOOTHS / WEDDING DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER: CHARLIE KNOWS HOMES / FAVORS: TWO VINTAGE DRUMS / GIFT BASKETS: BATCH / VIDEOGRAPHY: CASEY & KRISTIN / TRANSPORTATION: NASHVILLE WEDDING TROLLEY / WEDDING INVITATIONS: TAN AND BROWN, HAND-LETTERED TRI-FOLD SUITE): PRINTS FOR EVENTS / SAVE THE DATES + INVITATIONS: ROME-INSPIRED WATERCOLOR SUITE: SIMPLY JESSICA MARIE / PAPER GOOD ACCENTS: CAROLINE CREATES / TITLE SPONSOR: SHANE CO. / NATIONAL SPARKLING WINE SPONSOR: FERRARI / NATIONAL TRAVEL VENDOR: BLISS BY LUXURY CONCIERGE TRAVEL / MEDIA PARTNERS: MYWEDDINGWEDDINGS UNVEILED MAGAZINENASHVILLE LIFESTYLES WEDDINGSPERFECT WEDDING GUIDE,BLACK SHEEP BRIDEWEDDING 101,ASHLEY’S BRIDE GUIDEWANDER KNOT