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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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Kate and Brent | Philadelphia Wedding Invitation Designer

Good morning, ladies and gents!

Today I wanted to share some images from a wedding I worked on earlier this summer. The bride, Kate, and I connected on Etsy and formed a quick friendship. Kate had a beautiful vision for her wedding to Brent and I am so thrilled to have been able to help make it happen. Kate chose the Peach Floral invitations, but added her own, custom spin by adding a striped backing piece to the main invitation. And, she used vintage stamps. Be still. My heart. Don’t even get me started on how much I love a bride with this kind of attention to detail.

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And she didn’t stop there! The reception took place at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard. The florals and hand lettering of the design were a perfect juxtaposition against the exposed brick and raw beauty of the space at URBN. She used the design as a starting point for all of the reception signage, programs, a fabulous belly band menu, and escort cards (addressed by yours truly.) Each table was named after a place that had special meaning to Kate and Brent. (Don’t you love that?)

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Carina and Amanda of Love Me Do Photography captured the entire event beautifully. You’ve GOT to pop over and see more of this stunning bride and her sweet day (here.) A few of my favorite details? The dress. The flowers. (Oh. Em. Gee, the flowers.) The beautiful city of Philly serving as an unofficial member of the wedding party. Absolute perfection.

Thank you, Kate, for being a gem to work with. Wishing you and Brent a lifetime of blessings!

Fabulous vendors:
Photography- Love Me Do Photography
Event Design and Florals- Table Art
Cake (Y’all. The cake.)- Whipped Bakeshop

If you’re interested in the original Peach Floral invitation, head over to Etsy to have a look. I’d be delighted to send you a sample!

**And congratulations to @kaitbthomas and @erinac1122 for winning the new Ledford notecards! Email me your deets at morgan@misswyolene.com to claim your prize! Woohoo!**

Love,

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Sending Love

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Here’s a bit of irony for you: the stationery designer who doesn’t send out much mail. For shame! Seriously, y’all. It hit me around the New Year that I have GOT to do more of that. My excuse has been lack of time, especially these days with a little guy in the picture. Another excuse has been lack of cute social stationery that I really felt was mine. It seemed weird to send out stationery that didn’t have the Miss Wyolene logo on the back. Again, lame excuse.

Out of those observations came two new goals. The first is to just friggin’ do it! Letters don’t have to be written in perfect essay format (have y’all READ my blog? It’s all over the place!) Better to send a slightly random note than no note at all. Having gone through some crazy things lately has only reminded me how cherished and rare words of love and encouragement are. I say, dish it out!

The second goal is to actually design stationery that I’d want to use. I know, novel idea, right? DUH! I want stationery that I’m excited to pull out and mail to my friends! And I want to know that the words AND the designs will make for treasured keepsakes. While wedding stationery is still a focus as I design my collection, social stationery is going to be a huge element that I’m SUPER excited about. I hate to be so vague: just know that it will be just as much fun to use as it will be for me to create. I’m actually starting to put pen to paper (literally) on this so hang with me for the next few months! I’ll keep you posted on it all.

The images above are my personal Valentines this year. (If you’re reading this, Liz, sorry to spoil your mailbox surprise!) Nothing like waiting until the very last minute for creative inspiration to hit you. It could also be a lack of planning on my part: racing to the post office today for love stamps, shooting this before it got dark, blogging it while my family is all asleep…this is how I operate these days!

If you haven’t made your Valentines yet, these cards were super simple: just a gold sticker from Etsy on some nice pink card stock. Send some love! Maybe a friend has gone out of their way to encourage you. Or maybe your mom watched your cute baby while you caught up on the latest issue of Real Simple. Gestures like this deserve to be recognized– do it!

Love,

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Custom Shower Invitation • Southern Stationery Designer

It’s not a shock that I have baby on the brain around here. Since “B” is going to be a little mister, I’ve been busy buying cute little plaid outfits (to match engineer dad) and thinking through explorer-themed nursery decor.

So, imagine my excitement at being able to go all super girly sweet on these shower invitations. The design was a surprise to the mama-to-be, but I just had to go all out: pink, polka dots, twirly hand-lettering, and teeny little shower hearts!

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What makes this post even more timely is that little Baby Ligori was born this week! She’s all the way out in Wyoming, but I can’t wait to meet B’s newest little friend!

As always, feel free to drop me a line or visit my shop to ask about a  custom quote! Weddings, parties, babies…it all makes me so very happy, y’all!

Love,