Egg Presser Rosa tied the knot this Summer and was sweet enough to share some photos and details about her big day including the custom fascinator she had made by a local milliner and her Egg Press wedding suite of invites which feature gold foil AND hand painted details. Man they are beautiful!
Where/how did you get engaged?
We got engaged on the highline in NYC. I was in NY with Tess and Kara for the National Stationery Show in May of 2013 and Brett was there to build our booth. He was there the week before we arrived, but we had a couple of days that overlapped. We were strolling on the nearly deserted Highline and he told me he needed to get some chapstick out of my bag. I told him I didn’t have any and he said he put some in there earlier, but really he had slipped the ring box in and had to fish it out. He got down on one knee to dig through the bag and then proposed. I had a feeling that he was going to propose in NY, but it was still a surprise. It was very sweet.
Can you tell us about your invites and anything about the design process?
I wanted to incorporate one of my two favorite Egg Press patterns – the confetti from the New Year card or the pods from a congrats card. I loved the first proof of the pod invitation, but it looked a little too much like a template. Kara and Cassie had some great suggestions and we decided to use handwriting for our names and to incorporate another color by doing a watercolor wash behind the pod pattern. Brett and I did the watercolor part together and it was really fun to experiment with different techniques. It’s amazing how different each one is.
Is there a theme to your wedding?
No theme. It’s going to be very casual, all about friends and food. Our colors are magenta, indigo and gold. It’s funny that we even have colors!
What is the location?
We are having the ceremony and reception at M.E.C - that’s Mediterranean Exploration Company, a new restaurant in the Pearl District. Brett is helping to design the restaurant and it opens shortly before our wedding date, otherwise I don’t think we’d be lucky enough to use the venue.
And the bride wore?
A knee length, short sleeved silk pop over, floral printed satin pumps and a couture hat that I had made by Dayna Pinkham. I couldn’t see myself in a long white dress so I’m really excited about the whole outfit, but the hat is especially exciting! It’s inspired by my grandmother’s wedding hat and I got to pick through vintage silk flowers, tulle and ribbon to find the right pieces. I bought the dress and shoes online so I didn’t do the traditional dress search with my mom, but she was involved in the hat making process and that made it even more special
What part of the wedding are you most excited about?
I don’t know! The food will be amazing, and so will seeing so many people we love in one place. There should be a pretty decent dance party, which is always my favorite part of a wedding.
Favorite wedding you've been a guest at?
Our friends Susanna and Will got married at a winery overlooking the Willamette valley a few summers ago. The view was breathtaking – it had rained earlier in the day so there were some moody clouds and the light was incredible. The décor was super simple – hydrangeas from the bride’s parents’ house and some candles. The bride and I were roommates in college and are still really close, so I was pretty emotional. I’m not usually a crier but the tears started as we gathered for the ceremony. After dinner a big group of us (including the bride’s parents and 3 year-old nephew) danced for hours. A good dance party is a must for a wedding!
What has been your greatest similarity to your spouse-to-be and what is the area where you are most opposed?
I’ve never fantasized about a huge wedding and since we have a two-year old daughter the thought of spending a lot of time and money on a very elaborate event was anxiety inducing. I thought we should elope or head to the courthouse and have a small celebration. Brett, on the other hand, had a long list of family friends that had to be at the wedding and he could not get behind anything too small. I think our wedding is a nice compromise.
Who do you hope catches your bouquet?
That’s tough! One of my best friends got engaged about 6 months before we did but they haven’t set a date yet; I’d love to put a little pressure on her to get things going J. But then I have two dear friends (who are sisters!) with amazing boyfriends and I’d love it if either of them caught the bouquet.