February 20, 2015

Forever Linked in Love

Here's a bright and colorful shoot that will cheer you up from your winter blues!

The inspiration for our shoot was the infamous and romantic Ponts Des Arts bridge in Paris. Otherwise known as the "love locks" bridge, couples go there and attach padlocks with their names on it to the railings and then throw the key into the water.

Ashley, from Dulce Dreams Events, and Mikkel, from Mikkel Paige Photography, dreamed up the most vibrant wedding scene, with a bold color palette and accents of gold and silver locks and keys. Along with an army of a vendor team, they made sure every detail was well thought through, from the tiny lock and key fastened in the bride's hair, to the something-blue suede heels, to the hand painted lock place settings!

What I love about this shoot is that it progresses from day to night, just like an actual wedding! For the evening look, the bride changed into a knock-out gold fringe dress. Tall lanterns filled with rose heads and little personalized tags with "You stole my heart and threw away the key, forever locked in love" hung on the lip of the glasses set the romantic tone. And as the day drew to a close, of course a celebratory toast (and kiss!) was necessary in front of the large, light-up marquee BAR letters!

Watch our Making Of video to see tons more eye-candy and details!!!
Thank you to these wonderful team of vendors:

Photographer: Mikkel Paige Photography
Event Design: Dulce Dreams Events
Floral Design: Makini Regal Designs
Venue: The DL
Wedding Dress: Della Giovanna
Hair Accessories: Bobby Pin
Makeup: Lauren DeCosimo and Nicole Sievers
Nails: Raqstar Nails
Bridesmaid Dresses: Rent the Runway
Wedding Cake: Made in Heaven Cakes
Rentals: Octavia + Brown and Two of a Kind
Linens: Nuage Designs
Agate Coasters: Kirahley Kreations
Wedding Invitations: Yuling Designs
Calligrapher: Chalk It Up 2 Love
Videographer: NST PICTURES

And an extra large THANK YOU to Ruffled Blog for featuring our fun and stylish shoot!

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.)