Supporting Local Artists and Vendors for Your Wedding

May 2, 2019

At The Sutherland, we absolutely love it when our clients choose to support local North Carolina artists to commission artwork as a keepsake from their wedding day.  We have had clients who want to feature The Sutherland to show their guests where they will be getting married through their wedding stationary. We have had clients whose family members want to surprise them with a unique sentimental gift from their wedding day.  We have also had clients who want to give their guests a takeaway of something near and dear to their hearts to personalize their wedding. Whatever the reasoning behind creating such memorabilia to cherish and remember forever, we are so grateful The Sutherland clients place such value in the remembering the special place where they got married.  We would love to show you how The Sutherland couples have chosen to commemorate their special day over the past few years.

Anna Laura and Scott partnered with Alison of One + Only Paper to create foil-pressed stationery featuring a botanical envelope liner for their wedding.  They chose a watercolor of The Sutherland Estate for the front of their invitations. Their suite was tied together with a velvet ribbon and a wax seal of their husky dog.

Photo courtesy of AJ Dunlap Photography

Brooke Odom-Hirsch is a watercolor artist herself!  She attended art school and majored in graphic design.  She has her own Etsy shop - Brooke Odom Design Co.  Brooke painted a water color of she and her now-husband Eric in front of The Sutherland Estate for their wedding Save the Dates.  Brooke also created designs for many pieces of stationery for their wedding including the invitations, ceremony programs, signature cocktail signs, and place setting cards. They partnered with Reaves Engraving to print the stationery for their wedding. For her wedding gift, Eric had Brooke’s illustration of them in front of The Sutherland Estate matted and framed as a sentimental memento for them to keep in their home.

Photos courtesy of Jillian Knight Photography

Bays and Jackson partnered with local artist, Brittany Rawls, to paint their ceremony as they said their vows!  This sweet couple will have this beautiful illustration for years to come documenting the moment they committed a lifetime to each other.  Brittany also created a family crest for Bays and Jackson featuring their precious Golden Doodle Archer!

Photos courtesy of Amber Beasley with Six Foot Photography

Lindsay and Chip wanted to include their dog Livi in their wedding by creating favors for their human guests and their canine family members back home!  They partnered with Whitney Bailey of Bailey Lane Baking Co. to provide hand painted cookies of their beloved pup! Guests took home the delicious cookies as their wedding favors and dog treats as a gift from Livi! This idea was such a sweet gesture from the Helton’s!

Photos courtesy of Olivia Suriano with Nancy Ray Photography

Hayle and EJ partnered with Etsy artist Carrolann Parran who was born and raised a North Carolina Tar Heel.  Carolann’s Esty Shop, The Drinking Buddy, creates customizable koozie favors for weddings, parties, and more!  Her customizable venue illustration koozies allow clients to add a sweet personal touch to their wedding by featuring a unique illustration of their venue on the koozies.

Photo courtesy of Samantha Canal Photography

If you are considering a special piece of artwork, stationary, or favors to personalize your wedding day, we highly encourage finding a local artist to assist you with your project. There are many vendors in the Raleigh area who can create some very unique and memorable pieces for your special day!


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