nautical inspired styled wedding shoot – Get Hitched 2012 – custom wedding invitations

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!!

In the spirit of the holiday weekend – and everyone heading to the lake – I thought I would share this gorgeous nautical styled shoot! This was part of the “Get Hitched” styled shoots we worked on last summer. It’s one of my favorites – bright colors, gorgeous flowers, and a perfect lakeside set up!

Katie Lewis Photography did an AMAZING job capturing all of the details. Check out some of my favorite photos of the shoot below:

I love this old wooden boat – totally gorgeous and perfect for a photo op! The shoot took place at Fair Hills Resort – the same location we had for our own wedding reception. 🙂 It’s a gorgeous location on Pelican Lake in Minnesota.

For this shoot – we wanted to have a nautical theme with a twist. Fun patterns and colors were key: chevron, polka dots, bright oranges, navy, etc. I had fun with the invitation verbiage – something a little different to highlight the location and feel for the big day.

I went with a bright white linen card stock with navy linen backing card. I utilized the patterns for an additional backing card.

I love the little anchor accent – very nautical and has a rustic look that contrasts the modern elements of the rest of the stationery. 🙂

Shotwell Floral did a fabulous job on the floral arrangements. I love the colors and fullness of the centerpieces. Simply gorgeous!! I also love the blue flowers Katie placed by the invitation and menus – they are so unique and the color is amazing!

I had fun with the menu design – and played around with the layout. Something fun and a little different from your typical menu! 

We had to have Swedish fish as little favors! 🙂 I found the mini pails online.

Another fun thing we incorporated with this shoot to keep with our nautical theme were signal flags. I did my own take on it and made my own designs. I used hearts, entwined rings and more of the fun patterns incorporated in the rest of the stationery. I made mini banners for the chair swags, and a large banner for a backdrop. SO fun! 🙂

West 13th Salon did a fabulous job with hair and makeup on our models. 🙂

Love in the Oven Bakery made the cake pops. I love the pops of color. They doubled as mini sails! What a fun idea for a “nautical” inspired wedding dessert! 🙂

The Bridal Shop provided the suits and dresses. I love the soft khaki colors on the guys with the open collar – casual yet classic for an outdoor lake wedding. The dresses also complimented the style and location of our shoot – so pretty!

Gorgeous shot of our bride and groom by Katie Lewis Photography!

Love these detailed shots of the rings, provided by Wimmer’s Diamonds

More detailed shots of the gorgeous jewelry pieces from Wimmer’s Diamonds. 🙂

I love the fresh look of this whole shoot! I want to attend a wedding like this! 🙂

Thanks for browsing!! If you are interested in any of the stationery pieces of this shoot – email me at

Vendors that took part in this shoot:

Venue: Fair Hills Resort

Photographer: Katie Lewis Photography

Edibles: Love in the Oven Bakery

Dresses: The Bridal Shop

Tuxedos: The Bridal Shop

Floral: Shotwell Floral

Stationery: Lindsay Arneson Creative

Jewelry: Wimmer’s Diamonds

Makeup & Hair: West 13th Salon

Enjoy your holiday weekend everyone!

xo, Lindsay


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