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!

December 2, 2014

Painted Skies

When Katy from Without Wax, Katy invites you to be involved with one of her dreamy shoots, you always say YES! Her vision for an ethereal shoot in the desert came to life with the help of a handful of top-notch vendors (see the complete list at the bottom). And the whole thing was beautifully captured by the sweet Jenna McElroy.

Shhhh, I'll let you in on a little secret. We had originally designed the loosely sketched mushrooms for Katy's branding, but in the end decided to nix it for something simpler. All's well that ends well because the soft and organic look of the mushrooms paired so perfectly for this shoot. This is definitely one of my favorite suites of all time!

This dream team of vendors includes:

Photography: Jenna McElroy
Creative Director, Styling & Florals: Without Wax, Katy
Hair & Make-Up: Makenzi Laine
Paper Design & Calligraphy: Yuling Designs
Model: Chloe Wilt with Zephyr Talent
Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events
Dress: ASOS

Thank You to Magnolia Rouge for featuring our shoot in their Wedding Issue 7 and on their blog, and also to Hochzeitsguide for featuring this in their blog!

See the Pinterest Board that inspired this shoot.

November 6, 2014

Young Dental Group

When Dr. Chrystle from Young Dental Group reached out to me about helping her put together some branding and stationery pieces for her practice, her main concern was making sure that everything looked professional and friendly! She really wanted her clients to feel at ease rather than a sense of dread about going to the dentist. Next to making sure that her clients are receiving top notch dental service, she has a real passion for making sure that her clients are flossing. (You must see the 90s throwback post on their facebook page, "Kriss Kross will make ya Floss, Floss")!

We worked together to create a custom logo (inspired by her dedication for promoting flossing), as well as stationery pieces including Thank You and Welcome Cards, Appointment Cards, Laminated Flavor Polish Menu, and Business Cards for her entire staff. The color palette was inspired by a serene beach sunset photo that Chrystle sent me for inspiration.

If you're in the San Mateo area and you're looking for a dentist, I'd definitely recommend checking out the Young Dental Group!

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!