Color Archive

Sweet Styled Shoot • Savannah Wedding Invitation Designer

Friends!

I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to rediscover this design I did for a photoshoot last spring. When one has wandered the wilderness of creative pause, it is comforting to look back over the year and see such bold, warm color. It’s a little burst of sunshine.

My cute friends Audrey and Izzy always come up with the most amazing creative concepts and it makes me so happy when they invite me to play along. When they asked me about a shoot that was “super southern, heirloom-y, and maybe honeybee in nature?” I thought to myself, “yeah, I think I can manage that.” Of course, they took the concept to amazing places that I couldn’t have even imagined. I love the deep reds and purples in this shoot. As always, that hint of gold just gets me every time.

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Everything these gals touch turns to gold. In fact, you might have already seen this shoot over on Style Me Pretty Southeast. It was also published in print in Savannah Weddings Magazine AND in Southern Bride Magazine. (I told you these ladies were amazing!)

This suite is now available in my shop! Yay!

Love,

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Custom Save the Date | Chicago Wedding Stationery Designer

I love a bride who is a planner.

Lauren approached me about a year ago and asked if I would design a custom Save the Date postcard for her wedding the following January, which, coincidentally, just took place this past weekend. Lauren asked me for an elegant postcard. I think we accomplished exactly what she wanted for an upscale Chicago affair.

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image by A Darling Day

I am forever touting the benefits of postcards to my clients: both for Save the Dates and for RSVP inserts within the main invitation. They save money on printing, postage and envelopes. Those extra funds can be rolled into your main invitation budget or into fun details to use at the event itself.

Some might think a postcard is too informal for an elegant wedding. I love the above example in how the design is clean and content is kept to a minimum. Your guests don’t need to know everything about your wedding right away (because you are probably still working out the finer points anyway). The only details you really need to include are:

1. Who is getting married
2. The date
3. The city and state (Don’t worry if you don’t have a venue yet. That information can follow in the main invitation.)
4. Wedding Website (Not totally necessary, but a great resource for your guests to keep up with emerging details.)

These items are great for guests who must come from a distance, so they can begin making flight or other travel plans. The typical rule of thumb for sending a Save the Date is 6-8 months in advance. However, if you’re planning your wedding for a busy season (for instance, around a holiday or during the summer), a year out is not unheard of. I know I’d appreciate a heads up if you were getting married in Bora Bora. I’d need to start saving like, yesterday. (Anyone out there planning on getting married in Bora Bora and need an on-site stationery designer to make sure everything goes off according to the details outlined in the invite? I’m your girl.)

I see a lot of Save the Dates that are fun, but completely different from the vibe of the wedding and from the look of the invitation. I certainly don’t mean to step on any toes, but I am all about treating your wedding as a brand. Why not start with the Save the Date? Think of it as a teaser: give your guests a hint of what your day will be like by creating interest with the design elements that you use. Introduce images and details that can be recognized from the very beginning all the way through the reception. Like any good business has a logo that stands out from the crowd, branding your wedding is a fun way to create a cohesive event.

Obviously I am very much in favor of using Save the Dates. If you’re interested in having a custom, Miss Wyolene Save the Date that introduces your guests to your big day, just drop me a line.

Love,

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Bohemian Styled Shoot • Terrain • Philadelphia Stationery Designer

Sometimes a concept comes around that knocks my socks off. Sometimes the vendors I get to work with literally make me say “you want me to play with you guys? SERIOUSLY?” Sometimes the location is right out of my dreams.

This shoot, you guys. It honestly might be one of the most GORGEOUS concepts I’ve ever worked on. When Sarah Park came to me with this rich palette of warm corals and pinks with a touch of glitter? Oh, and could I add some botanicals in there, because it’s going to be at Terrain? Let’s be honest, I tried to play it cool but I was jumping around my house.

The fabulous Tim + Lauren of Lauren Fair Photography captured everything to perfection: right down to the lipstick on the fabulous bride.

And be sure you catch the last two images on this post. A super sweet surprise was caught on camera!

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For more images, be sure to head over to Green Wedding Shoes.

photography: Tim + Lauren of Lauren Fair Photography // venue: Terrain at Styers // event design + concept: Lauren Fair PhotographySarah Park EventsCynthia Manchester // event planner: Sarah Park Events // florals + hairpieces: Cynthia Manchester of Oleander Florals + Events // wedding dress: BHLDN // bridesmaid dresses: Forever 21 // groom suit: H&M, shirt J. Crew, bowtie Kohl’s // paper goods: Miss Wyolene // cake + pies: Magpie // rentals: Rusty Love Vintage Rentals// models: Brandon Walcott, Gillian Rhoads, Jessica Libor

Happy weekend, y’all!

Love,

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Nicole and Tim • Custom Wedding Invitation Designer • New York

Hello, friends, and happy Tuesday to you!

Today I wanted to share a wedding invitation suite I worked on earlier this year for my sweet client Nicole. Nicole found me on Etsy when she ordered her bridesmaid cards. She asked me to design a custom Save the Date postcard as well as her invitation suite. As you can see, the rest is a lovely floral history.

My favorite detail of this suite is the envelope liner. Because, let’s be honest, it’s floral. And it’s gold. And it contrasted so nicely with the soft kraft of the envelope. What’s not to love? The liner was a list minute addition and I just think it’s the perfect touch, don’t you?

 

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I loved working with Nicole for so many reasons, but one of them is that the wedding took place right near Binghamton, New York, which is literally right next door to where my dad is from in upstate Pennsylvania. That little detail makes me happy! Thank you , Nicole, for entrusting me with such a special task. I wish nothing but the best for you and Tim as you begin your life together!

If you are interested in custom work for your own wedding, I am taking a limited number of spots for 2014. Feel free to get in touch! I’d be thrilled to chat with you!

Photographs above by A Darling Day.

Love,

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