Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving...a little early!

So, today is my last day in the studio before the Thanksgiving holiday. I plan to spend lots of time with the family...and away from the laptop. Let's see how long I last...does my blackberry count? Oh, well...I'll do my best.

To get you in the turkey mood, I wanted to share a Thanksgiving place card design with you. We have a long time client, Nancy, who lives in Ohio, that has us design place cards for her Thanksgiving and Hannakuh every year! We love getting to try out new ideas...and this year was no exception. Actually, Allie ended up using this design for her Thanksgiving with friends a few weekends ago!

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Real Wedding - Brenda & Mario - 11/14/09

As promised, Samara from By Design Events, sent me some phenomenal pictures from Brenda and Mario's big day. They were married at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica. I was so excited to see everything come together...including all our special touches. Special thanks to Kristen from Kristen Leigh Photography for making our work look SO good. Enjoy!

Congrats Brenda and Mario!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wedding Joy in Jamaica

Brenda and Mario were married on November 14th in Montego Bay, Jamaica. We loved designing their invitations and were so happy to work on the day of accessories too. Samara Mendoza from By Design Events was nice enough to stop by and pick everything up. I haven't heard from Samara how the big day went, so I'm hoping to get a full wrap up...and I can't wait to see pictures!! I'll be sure to share...in the meantime, enjoy these in studio pics of their menus, favor tags and place cards.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Save the Date Day!

I have been in "meeting land" for the past few weeks...which is a good thing...because that means that it will be a great 2010! For a lot of the girls I meet with, the first piece of wedding stationery they want to tackle was the save the date. Save the dates are usually sent out 6 to 8 months prior to the big day and the designs vary just as much as the brides, grooms and their weddings! Below are a bunch of new designs we've had the pleasure of creating for 2010 brides. Enjoy!

Caitlin and Tim had these wonderful engagement photos and really wanted to highlight them on their save the date magnet. Love them!!

Colleen and Ryan wanted to bring a Celtic feel to their save the date, so we designed a custom "love knot" design for their save the date postcard.
This is a new save the date design that has a vellum overlay imprinted with Jodi and Luis' engagement photos. They were engaged on News Year Eve, so the fireworks were special to them both!

Finally, I just love this very elegant save the date for Jenifer and Rhoan's destination wedding in Jamaica. So pretty!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sand Dollar Surprise

Michel and Wayne were married on November 8th. We were honored that they came back to us to do some pretty table decor for their wedding. We loved designing their invite...here's the post...and the table numbers and escort cards did not dissappoint.

Their table number is a classic look -- with cranberry pearl backing, silver accents and includes their monogram and table number on the front. Their escort cards were a surprise for their guests...we tied sand dollars with the escort card, using a deep red ribbon. Love the look! And, I hear that they were hung on silver branches at the wedding...can't wait to see pictures! Enjoy!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Real Wedding - Lauren and Robert - 09/26/09

Yes, it's another real wedding for the week...we're so lucky to have received tons of great pro pics from our weddings...I just have to share!!!

Lauren and Robert were married on September 26, 2009 at St. Mary's Church in Annapolis and the reception followed at the Annapolis Yacht Club. I had so much fun working on the items for their wedding. I'm sure you'll remember their quick turnaround invitations and fun post with all the crab details.
Mike Busada from Mike B Photography took these phenomenal photos of the big day. I just love some of the unique shots with the wedding invitation and really, how cute are Lauren and Robert in this first photo?!?! Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Real Wedding - Stephanie & Jay - 09/06/09

I'm SO excited about this real wedding post. Stephanie and Jay were married on September 6, 2009 in Big Sky, Montana. First let me say that Stephanie and Jay are the sweetest couple. In the span of the year, we must of exchanged hundreds of emails and phone calls. In the midst of a phone call, Allie and I mentioned how we thought this was going to be such a cool wedding and we'd love to come...Stephanie's response..."Sure, we'd love to have you!". Like I said, a great couple!

So, when I got the email from Stephanie last night with the link to her pro pics, I was overjoyed and couldn't wait to dive into the details from their big day in Big Sky. And, oh boy, they are awesome! Their photographer is Larry Stanley - Montana Wedding Photographer. (Check out his two websites for his portfolio and resource site.) In a comment Stephanie made on Larry's blog she says that she knew from their first phone call that he was the perfect photographer for them. I think you will agree when you see all of the photos below.

A big thanks to Larry for responding to my request for photos in less than a day! You are phenomenal! :) And, Larry promises me a link to Stephanie and Jay's album, when it is complete, so I'll be sure to share that with you.

Finally, as you enjoy all of these pictures, you might remember some of our older blog posts with shots of Stephanie and Jay's save the date, invitation and other details. We loved designing everything for their natural and elegant big day. Hope you like everything too! Enjoy!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Real Wedding - Heather & Christopher - 10/09/09

Heather and Christopher were married in Baltimore, Maryland on October 9, 2009. In addition to their awesome invitation (click here to see it), we designed their programs, table numbers, place cards, menus and lots of signs...even for the "King of Bling" (aka Heather's son). Below are a few pictures of their table numbers and programs. I'm also including two awesome pictures of the happy couple (from D Bryant Photo) -- we're designing thank you notes with these pics, as we speak! Enjoy!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

In the details...

Around the holidays...mid-December...we are going to rolling out a new website and blog! So exciting! Not to worry, it will have all the features you have come to love, but with a new look, lots more pictures and will be easier to navigate!!!! Wahoo!
I've been enlisting the help of my fav and fab photographer friend (say that three times fast), Jen Lowe, who has been taking awesome shots of my work, along with some fun detail shots of ribbon, cardstock and more! These detail shots are just so awesome that I couldn't wait to share! Here are two...but check back in December to see the new website and more of these great details. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Today's Tables

Okay, if you are a regular follower of my posts, you have probably realized that I've been slacking this week. Sometimes life just gets the best of you, and I have to admit that I'm in the midst of 'life'. And this week, 'life' includes a sick child, my own sinus infection, serious lack of sleep and no studio manager (Allie is on vacay in Jamaica this week...so jealous!).

So, bear with me this week and I promise to have lots of new pictures and fun very soon! But, because I can't leave you with empty handed, today, I'm sharing some pictures of a few different tablescapes that we've helped decorate! A lot of these came from wedding shows and other events, so you might have not have seen them before...enjoy!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Puppy Love

Kylie and Josh are friends of my cousin, Laura, so I was very excited when they came to me to design their wedding stationery. For their save the date, Kylie and Josh wanted to do a photo magnet with one of the pictures they took by the water with the pretty sunset behind them. Kylie emailed me some great pictures to choose from...but she did say that she really wanted to use one of the photos that had their puppy in it too! I couldn't dissapoint them...especially when there is a dog involved! Kylie came and picked up their save the dates this morning. She just loved them and I hope you do too! Enjoy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

One of those days...

...when time just slips away and blogging happens at 9pm! Eek! But, the good news is that I do have a special invitation to share with you.

In addition to weddings, babies and birthdays, we do our fair share of corporate invitations. I've had the pleasure of designing many invitations for The Providence Center and their many events and fundraisers. The Providence Center provides services that allow individuals with disabilities to enjoy increased self-determination in leading a more independent, valuable and functioning role in society. As a parent of a child who was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, I am happy to support this wonderful organization.

Each year, The Providence Center has a donor appreciation event and we've designed the invitations for the last two years. Luckily, a former bride, JoAnne, works at The Providence Cetner and keeps me busy! :) This year's invite was a simple ivory pearl card with a delicate vine design in sage green with a brown border and text. Enjoy!