January 13, 2015

Meishan & Dave

When Meishan and Dave settled on the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts, a beautiful and sprawling historic mansion as their wedding venue, they knew they wanted a paper suite that was just as elegant. Swirly decorative borders, small graphic accents, and the bright pops of fuchsia against the charcoal gray make for a stylish suite!

Photos by Cyrience Creative Studios!

January 9, 2015

Downton Abbey Inspired Shoot

Who is back on the Downton Abbey Bandwagon??? I am so excited to share this Downton Abbey inspired shoot that we did this summer. And what timing to share this now that Season 5 is in full swing!

For this shoot we pulled together two different looks, a more classic turn-of-the-century look and our modern day take. The beautiful floral crown, vintage touches like the mini typewriters, loads of lace, the luxurious table of desserts, and (of course) the castle venue really transforms me back to the old English country side!

When Kerri and I first started chatting about doing a shoot together, we knew we wanted to do something that we felt would be a breath of fresh air for the wedding industry and the typical inspiration shoots. So instead of using models for this shoot, we brought in a real life couple. At the time of this shoot, Emily and Matt were 3 weeks away from their Big Day, so all of the smiles, hugs and kisses in this shoot are genuine signs of affection!

You do not want to miss our Making Of video!
A huge thank you to these wonderful vendors!

Venue: Reid Castle at Manhattanville College
Photography: Kerri Lynne Photography
Cinema: Kadams Media
Styling: Momentus Occasion
Gown: Be Unique Boutique
Florals: Earthy Elegance Florals
Makeup: Meredith Hayman
Hair Stylist: Wedding Hair By Annaliese
Paper Goods: Yuling Designs
Chef: Danielle G. Alex

And thank you to Artfully Wed for featuring our lovely shoot! 

December 30, 2014

2014 Highlights

What a year 2014 has been! One filled with beautiful collaborations, new friendships, and loads and loads of paper. I am so grateful every day to be able to do what I love! A huge thank you to all of you, the brides & grooms, businesses, and non-profits for believing in Yuling Designs and helping it thrive. Your constant support, encouraging words, and referrals for that is what keeps this business going. After all, it takes a village to raise a business :)

Some highlights from this year include: having our work published in print and online in Magnolia Rouge, Hochzeitsguide, and Artfully Wed; working with my sister and new brother-in-law on their wedding stationery, as well as working with some luxurious and destination weddings (China and Hawaii); tackling my second (and big!) personal product shoot including renting out a studio space in Brooklyn; seeing Without Wax, KatyYoung Dental Group, Miss Cheesemonger, Joy Street Design, Jen Brazeal Photography, and Saavedra Photography launch their new branding; helping The Union on Eighth put together some creative vendor goodie boxes; continued projects with some organizations doing outstanding work including The Bowery Mission and TILL Inc.; and last but not least, starting the planning and work for launching my own collection suites (a work in progress that I finally feel ready to launch this coming year!).

I know that 2015 is going to be full of new and wonderful things, some that are already in progress. I know I've said this a lot and I've said this before, but I am truly so appreciative for all of your support. This business has been such an adventure (and by far, the hardest thing I've done), and I am excited to see what is next!

(Above, one of my all time favorite shots of the Thank You Cards from Hsiao & David's airmail inspired wedding stationery. Thank you to Brie Photography who captures our work in style.)

December 10, 2014

The Union on Eighth

Justin and Katy from The Union on Eighth always come up with the BEST ideas! The Union on Eighth is the transformation of a historic building (once a blacksmith shop, an Oldsmobile dealership, and a transmission shop) back to a glorious gem as an events space. Over the course of several years, Justin and Katy worked hard to keep the historic details of the building while bringing the space into the modern era.

In an effort to establish a partnership between some local vendors and their adaptive reuse event space, they wanted to put together some vendor goodie boxes with a pairing of items that "are better together". After some serious brainstorming, we settled on two different box pairings. One with some local Austin cold brew coffee + pie in a jar. And the other with chai spiced hot chocolate + gourmet peppermint marshmallows.

For their vendor goodie box pieces, we wanted to highlight the unique architectural details of the space- the exposed beams, the garage door, etc. We incorporated their renderings on a lot of the packaging details (the box wrap for the custom kraft boxes, the five-panel fold out brochure), and I'd say the renderings and the fun and bold graphics make for a fine pairing!