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New Year’s Eve Wedding

As you know, I don’t sit still long, so this week, I’m based in Maryland, getting our New Year’s Eve elopement party all styled and ready for 50 guests. Since I couldn’t do much beforehand besides planning and dreaming, we’re literally putting this party all together in a matter of days. I’m sure you can envision the amount of gold spray paint, glitter and crafting supplies that will be flying around. Luckily, I’m not in this one alone and have enlisted the help of both my sisters and their boys to help! { I can assure you I’ll share all the craziness on Instagram! }

You may remember the beautiful mood board I created a few weeks ago. It’s truly one of my favorites yet — probably because of the over-indulgence in gold!

New Years Eve Party Inspiration // NYE Elopement Party // Bubbly Design Co

This mood board guided not just the decor and styling for the event, but also the invitation and website design, which I custom created for my sister and new brother-in-law.

New Year's Eve Elopement Celebration Invitation by Bubbly Design Co.{ Note: personal information intentionally blurred for privacy. }

The bride and groom gave me a ton of creative freedom with the design and I can honestly say, it was one of my favorite designs I’ve ever worked on. I love the graphic elements combined with the gold texture I used for some of the blockier fonts. And can we just talk about that ampersand. #todiefor

The one idea the bride and groom had early on — like, before they even eloped, early — was to play off their A&W initials. You know, like the root beer brand. We started with a root beer bottle logo, but that quickly and naturally evolved to the two champagne bottles when the party became a New Year’s Eve celebration.

New Year's Eve Elopement Celebration Invitation by Bubbly Design Co.

When the invitation arrived in the mail, I was thrilled to find that my sister had included a handful of loose gold sequins in each envelope! I talk a lot on this blog about finding ways of personalizing little details in your life to make it more “you” and this is the perfect example of that! I swear, I never even hinted at this idea! She is more clever than she gives herself credit for!

We all ended up loving the little champagne glass icon so much, we’ve used it in several other places throughout the party design. It became it’s own stand alone logo and makes an appearance on the header of their website.

Custom logo for a New Year's Eve wedding or elopement // Bubbly Design Co.

From blogging, I’m very familiar with WordPress so I used a free WordPress template for the wedding website. Did you know WordPress can even collect RSVPs for you? And all you really need is a nice header graphic like this to make the website feel like it’s part of your wedding or party design!

New Year's Eve elopement celebration // Design by Bubbly Design Co.You guys know I love a good party, and this is going to be a GREAT one. I can already tell! And don’t worry, if you stick around in January, you’re bound to see more than a few photos of how everything came to life.

** Shop other New Year’s Eve wedding invites in my Etsy Shop or contact me directly if you’d like to have something custom created. **

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  • Reply
    Nancy Connell
    December 29, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Hi Jess,

    I’m having so much fun following Bubbly Design Co! Love your style. The invites are gorgeous. Congratulations to Alex and Whitney and a very happy New Year to the whole family!

    • Reply
      Jessica Alayne
      January 7, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Thank you, Nancy! I really appreciate your support of Bubbly Design Co. 🙂

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    Sam Peters
    January 5, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Congratulations to your sister! I really love your blog I’m getting so inspired. Now I want to throw another New Year’s eve party… Oh well. I’m sure everyone loved that party! I hope you have a great 2015!

    • Reply
      Jessica Alayne
      January 7, 2015 at 11:44 am

      Thank you, Sam! It was a blast but definitely a lot of work. I’ll have lots of pictures to share here on the blog soon. Thanks for following along 🙂

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