October 3, 2014

Answers to your FAQs from a Wedding Stationer

My dear friend Kerri recently posted a great series on her site about "Choosing Quality Wedding Vendors" and she interviewed a number of different vendors about their process, FAQs, and general tips. Genius! You can see her complete post here. I wanted to re-post my responses because I get asked these questions all the time, and I know it will be so helpful to brides & grooms who are looking for wedding stationers!

October 1, 2014

Garden Inspired Stationery

For this garden stationery suite, I was so inspired by beautiful chinoiserie textiles and wanted to translate that decorative and organic quality on to paper, but add my own whimsical twist! Who doesn't love a baby bunny and fruit? The tasseled favor tags and the die-cut crest shaped Dinner Menu add an elegant touch.

I'm so thankful for the artistic prowess of Brie Photography for helping me document this suite!

See more photos of the Garden Inspiration shoot here!

September 11, 2014

Love Grows

This is a little inspiration shoot that was published in Inspired by This last fall! Looking through the pictures again now, I'm falling in love all over again with all of the finer details and TLC that was poured into this. Ashley from Dulce Dreams Events dreamed up this idea of bringing nature inside and taking a very chic and modern penthouse space in NYC and transforming it into a little secret oasis. You would never know that this rooftop terrace was right above Madison Square Garden.

I just love all of the little things that make this shoot so special, like the hanging greenery "chandelier", the unique color palette (that deep cranberry red!), the large quote sign with "love is the only thing that when shared, grows", and the bride's beautifully messy side-braid and bold red lips!

For the paper suite, I wanted to do something that was classic, elegant, romantic with a whimsical twist!

Thank you to the wonderful team that made this beauty happen!

Event Design & Planning: Dulce Dreams Events
Photography: Cyrience Photography
Venue: Top of the Garden
Hair & Makeup: Sabrina Gilbert NYC
Cake & Desserts: Sweet Grace
Floral Design: The Wild Ivy
Wedding Dress & Accessories: The White Gown
Suit: Brooklyn Tailors
Stationery: Yuling Designs
Rentals: Party Rental LTD
Models: Peony Seki & Tradell Hawkins
Videography: GT Modern Creations

And in case you missed it, our "Making of" video can be seen here.

July 2, 2014

Stars & Stripes

I feel like Independence Day is the official "kick off" of summer, cue the firing up of grills, beach bum lazy days, and those hot and balmy summer nights. And what better than to start the season by showcasing the photos from our starry themed shoot!

The stars of the show (pun intended) are the breathtaking hanging constellation art installations and, of course, that glamorous gold gown. What a great alternative to wearing white! Everything about this shoot- from the delectable looking cocktails, to the hand-dyed table runner, to the custom star plates, and the bright pops of floral- is so vibrant, fun, and whimsical!

Gold painted paper mache stars, with slits cut in the top, work beautifully as Escort Card holders.
Place mats at each setting prompted guests to share their favorite piece of advice to guide the bride and groom on their marriage journey. Take note of this great double duty idea!
Our shoot was featured on Ruffled! A big THANK YOU to the whole team who worked so hard to put all of this goodness together!

Photographer: Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons
Stylist, Rentals, and Floral Design: Sweet Sunday Events
Event Venue: Palm Door
Wedding Dress: Serendipity Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Makenzi Laine
Caterer: Pink Avocado Catering
Wedding Cake: Polkadots Cupcake Factory
Paper Goods: Yuling Designs
Models: Zephyr Talent Agency

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe July 4th!