New Look!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I am so excited to begin announcing the new look for Mon Voir with our new and improved LOGO! This baby includes what I, Jenna, believe my vision for this business to be: elegant, unique and completely original. A detailed, hand-drawn floral wreath balanced with clean calligraphy that is whimsical and sophisticated. This is the first post of many that will let you in to the new look for Mon Voir. And over the next few months, we will be posting a LOT more to the blog: letting you into the story of Mon Voir, the process, the materials, the why, the how, the EVERYTHING! So many new things to come, I'm so excited!! So, let this be the teaser to many more tasty treats coming shortly. Let us know what you think!

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WIND | Erich McVey's Workshop

As a root element, wind has its subtle beauty while at the same time being powerful, striking and forceful. Thin, natural and cold. All of these words and descriptions came up when creating each piece for this shoot. Ginny Au contacted me about her direction and inspiration for Erich McVey's workshop in Bend, Oregon, and with the way she described each piece and movement, I became so enthralled and excited to be a part or these shoots: The four elements along with other items for the attendees at the workshop. So let's start with WIND, shall we? To say I loved the color palette would be an understatement. Cool, natural tones and colors are so inspiring, and against the harsh and bold backdrop of the desert, I just about died when I saw these photos. I am so grateful I was able to be a small part in this workshop and these shoots, and these images from Erich McVey are simply stunning. Scroll through to see my favorites from the entire shoot and to see the rest of the fabulous team!

Those berries!! Dreamy boutonnières by Ashley Beyer.

This paper was amazing to work with. That shade of blue is perfection, and the rough edge added the perfect touch to this table setting. Paper found and delivered from Spain by Ginny, and I mixed up a soft white ink for the menus and a gray/porcelain/blue for the place cards. 

Frou Frou Chic Ribbon. Of course.

Featured on Wedding Chicks | All images by Erich McVey at the Erich McVey Workshop in Bend, Oregon | Creative Direction & Styling: Ginny Au assisted by Ashley Nicole | Flowers: Ashley Beyer assisted by Brenna Williams | Hair & Makeup: Amy Clarke for The Halcyon Agency assisted by Beth Level | Gown: ‘Scarlet Gown’ by Rubicon| Veil: Monvieve from Ivory & White Boutique | Jewelry: J Crew | Groom’s Attire: J Crew | Paper Goods: Mon Voir | Ribbon: Froufrou Ribbon | Model: Sydney Babcock of Muse Model and Garrett Righele of Option Models | Location: Smith Rock State Park | Sponsors: Red Leaf Boutique and Neve Albums | Photo Lab: PhotoVision | Film Sponsor: Fuji Film | Second Gown: 'Chloe Gown' by Rue de Seine from The Dress Theory  | Second Model: Jordyn Grae of Muse Model

Intimate Garden Wedding in Calgary

Blush tones, gold, ivory and greens brought out the elegance of this gorgeous day for Terri and David. Working with Terri on her paper goods was such a dream. She envisioned simplicity with pops of color sprinkled in. We incorporated blush with a watercolor ampersand and an RSVP envelope to match. So soft and subtle, making it a complete dream. Because of the whimsical theme of the garden, we went with a long, flowing style of calligraphy that ran off the ends of the page and overlapped. The florals were hand drawn and also captured the overgrown, garden theme for their day and were modeled after what her florist would be using for the centerpieces and bouquet. The tables were styled to perfection by Pink and Honey with elegant flatware, linens and glassware and everything was captured by Genevieve Renee Photography.

Take a look below at the rest of the team.

location reader rock garden // styling by pink and honey // florals by blue hydrangea // wedding cake by crave // rentals vintage loved

Modern, Industrial Nashville Wedding on the River

I don't think I say this enough, but I absolutely LOVE my job. Over this past year/year and a half that I've been doing this full time, I've been able to see my work grow and change and come into it's own. I started off with just doing calligraphy for items such as envelopes, place cards, etc. and have now grown into designing invitations and all that that entails! I love looking back at past jobs, especially the early on ones, to see where I was. Not that it's a progress report, because I am proud of the work I put out in my early stages too, but it's encouraging to see what Mon Voir is capable of now, who I've met and worked with since then, and the amazing journey I've been on. Below is one of those reminders. This bride in particular found me when I was just doing envelopes and signage and such. She herself is an artist and was SO easy to work with. I mean, just look at the details and vision she pulled off for her gorgeous day! Check out the images below from Taylor Lord and also head over to Green Wedding Shoes to see the entire feature!

photography: Taylor Lord // venue: The Bridge Building Nashville, Tennessee // event design: Jessica Sloane // event planner: Leah Kutil with The Bridge Building // florals + flower crowns: Melissa Broadwell of Vintage Florals // wedding dress: BHLDN ‘Laverne’ Gown // hairpieces: veil by Veiled Beauty // earrings + reception belt: BHLDN // shoes: BHLDN // bridesmaid dresses: various vendors chosen by bridesmaids // hair + makeup: Elaina Karras of Lucy Pop Salon andAmanda Gros // groom suit: Indochino // videography: Anchor Heart Films // paper goods: (the bride) Paige Foley Design and Bella Figura // calligraphy: Jenna Rainey // catering: Infinity Restaurant Group // cake: Dessert Designs // music: Party of Five // welcome boxes/favors: Kaldi’s Coffee // chalkboard artist: (the bride) Paige Foley Design // linens + chairs: Liberty Party Rental

The Secret Garden :: Style Me Pretty Living

"If you look the right way you can see that the whole world is a garden"

- Frances Hodgson Burnett

A couple months ago, my mom and I began dreaming up a shoot for a Mother's Day tea. I couldn't have been happier with how it turned out, and the team of ladies that lended their talents to us! We wanted it to feel feminine, elegant and to have every detail point back to the garden...a place of beauty and growth. The food was catered by Caitlin of The Abode Kitchen, with her love of cooking passed down from her mom, and her sister Madeline whose love of gardening comes from watching her mother Laura spend countless hours tending to and caring for her gorgeous garden. When I began creating the invitation suite and calligraphy for the day, I kept going back to the quote above from "The Secret Garden." The gifts that have been passed down from our mothers are so precious - the growth that happens when we observe and reap the benefits of a life well tended to and cared for, what happens in the "garden" is so valuable and irreplaceable. I'm so thankful for my mom's love of art and creating and what I've learned from her over the years and the way they've impacted my present and future. A garden grows when its soil has been groomed and watered well, and I've been blessed to have a mother who has done that for me. Led and taught by her example, my love for art and creating has sprouted and grown into something that has changed my life forever! It truly was a special shoot for all of us involved. From the hair and makeup to photography, food and styling, the house, everything was perfect!  I feel so blessed to call these amazing vendors friends! Feeling very grateful...thanks Style Me Pretty Living for the awesome feature!

Take a peek at our feature on SMP Living to see the rest of the gallery, yummy food ideas and gorgeous flowers! Here are our amazing vendors from that day, be sure to check them out!

Photography: RomaBea Images | Florals/Table Scape: Jill Fawcett Of Studio Mamas | Screen Printing: Jill Fawcett Of Studio Mamas | Catering: Caitin Vartanian Of The Abode Kitchen | Wardrobe Stylist: Jessica Ambrose | Cutting Boards: Andrew Penniman Of Eastwood Hertiage | Make Up: Shanna Campbell | Clothing: Sweeet Repeeet | Accessories: Petals And Stones | Calligraphy: Jenna M. Rainey | Hair: Jamie Dana

Redwood Elopement Session

A couple months ago, I had the pleasure of creating paperie for a couple with an amazing love story. What I love about elopements so much is how well you get to know the couple, hear their story, and focus on the details of their love. Brittany and Jared have a story of adventure and of putting love first, and I am so happy I was able to pen their vows and other elements that they can cherish forever. And can we just talk about these photos from Perry Vaile?! The color palette, the tones, the couple, everything was crafted and styled to perfection, and I couldn't be happier to be a part of this team! 

A deep green ink for the paperie, penned on ivory handmade paper.

...and of course, this elopement wouldn't have been complete without an amazing, vintage motorcycle!

This bouquet by Twigss Floral is stunning! 

Head over to Perry's blog for more gorgeous images in the redwoods and also to catch this couple on the black sand beaches - a huge thanks to the team of vendors I was able to work with:

Styling/Design: Rebekah at A&B Creative

Floral: Addison at Twigss Floral Design

Hair & Makeup: Nikol Elaine

Dress: Sarah Seven 

Motorcycle: Stefan and Becky Fisher

Couple: Brittany & Jared Etheridge

Photography: Perry Vaile Photography

Lately: Calligraphy Workshops

The past few weeks I've had the pleasure of teaching calligraphy classes at some of the most beautiful shops. Heritage Mercantile in Costa Mesa held two workshops, complete with a wine bar and finger foods for the night class and for the Saturday morning class, mimosas and croissants. It was heaven. They carry everything from handmade aprons to cute cards and stationery. A true gem in Orange County. The next class was held at a clothing boutique in Seal Beach, Stitch & Feather. The clothing in there is perfection. Stevie Nicks vibe, Free People type clothing, with Forever 21 prices. Truly dangerous.

If you'd like to know more about my workshops or check out upcoming dates, go to my workshops tab. And to get all of you Northern Californians excited, I'm talking with a few shops right now and scheduling some classes for this summer in Ojai and San Francisco! be ready for some #monvoirworkshops in your near future!