I was SO excited to work on this wedding for Ashley and Judson, because they were such a fun couple. They wanted all sorts of details in a great color palette, and I had a blast creating all of their wedding paper goods.
The invitation suite featured a navy shimmer pocket with hot pink accents. I used a vibrant wrapper to tie everything together!
I continued the look of the invitations on a variety of day-of paper goods, including these fun welcome cards and bags for all of the guests staying at the hotel. Ashley and Judson had a lot of family coming in from out of town, so we wanted to introduce them to St. Louis.
The programs were one of my favorite parts to work on. They featured double thick stock, and had hot pink edges for an extra surprise detail.
Each guest received an airplane cookie cutter as a favor. I designed little "banners" that were attached to the back and served as the escort cards! The table numbers and menus added some paper decor to the tables! The decor continued with fun signs for a variety of stations and food items.
I had so much fun creating all of the details for this awesome couple. Thank you to L Photographie for the fantastic photographs, and to Simply and Forever for the opportunity to work with Ashley and Judson!
Kourtney & Dan
Kourtnie and Dan wanted a simple, classic design with fun pops of color for their May wedding!
The invitation featured purple thermography on shimmery ivory paper. Thermography refers to ink that is raised on the page, which is a very classic method of printing wedding invitations! The outer envelopes had bright pink liners and the inner envelopes had purple-pink liners.
For the reply card, we used cute little food icons for guests to mark their dinner selections.
We continued the design style on day-of paper goods, including welcome bag cards, programs and fun food signs for the reception!
Thank you Kourtnie and Dan, for letting me be a part of your special day! A big thanks to the fabulous Shay Cochrane for these beautiful images!
Kala & Jason
Kala and Jason were a wonderful couple to work with! They wanted a traditional, classic wedding suite with a bit of a twist with their modern color choices.
Kala liked organization, so we chose to put the invitation suite in a pocket design. The main invitation was highlighted at the top, with the extra cards and information tiered in the pocket at the bottom. The pocket was held closed by a simple ivory ribbon and a little card bearing their new monogram.
The design featured a classic damask pattern and pretty script, along with a more modern typeface for the rest of the text. The navy and purple colors fit the late summer wedding and complimented the overall celebration!
Leah & Jeremy
Leah and Jeremy had a fun spring wedding in Ohio! They wanted an invitation suite that reflected their laid back personalities, and the warm atmosphere of their wedding.
Leah and Jeremy met in high school, so I used the Save the Dates to tell the story of how they met.
The invitation itself was wrapped in unique lavender, handmade, lace paper and had a fun pop of orange in the chevron liner! I created matching wrap address labels for each guest to contrast against the purple envelopes.
I finished off all of the day-of details to coordinate with the invitations, including programs, placecards, favor cards and thank you notes!
A super special part of the wedding, was that Leah and Jeremy made a donation in honor of my brother, who passed away in 2011, as their wedding favor. I was extremely touched by this wonderful gesture. Thank you so much, Leah and Jeremy, for letting me be part of your special day! As always, thank you to the lovely Shay Cochrane for the beautiful photos of these paper goods.
Aja & Shukree
One of the things I like most about what I do is that it helps me connect with friends I haven't talked to in a long time. Aja, the bride, and I go way back. We sang in a choir together growing up, and even took some international trips together with the organization. When Aja and her fiance, Sjukree, contacted me all the way from New York to do their wedding stationery, I was ecstatic!
The invitation suite featured pops of pink, coral and gold, and we used a fun confetti wrapper to give the design an extra touch. Aja's bridesmaids' dresses had gold polka-dots on them, so this was a fun day to tie the invitation into the actual celebration. We used pale coral envelopes to help the invitations stand out against boring bills in the mail!
Aja and Shukree also had me design a lot of fun touches for the day of the wedding. I created brightly colored programs to continue the design of the invitations to the ceremony. Each place setting had a menu and the escort cards were personalized for each guest and continued the theme of the invitations.
One of my favorite details were the signs I created for the reception. Aja and Shukree encouraged guests to tag photos of the wedding on Instagram. They also had signs for a Cigar Bar, Cab Rides, and a St. Louis Favorite - Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.
I absolutely loved working with an old friend on her wedding stationery, and it was a pleasure to create these items for her special day. Thank you to Tiffany and Amanda at Events Luxe for their fabulous wedding planning services, and to Shay Cochrane for the beautiful photos!
Lily & Lars
It is not every day that your best friend in the whole wide world gets married. So, when you get the opportunity to design stationery for her wedding, it is possibly the most fun thing ever. My best friend, Lily, and I go back to middle school, and we've had quite the adventures together over the years.
Lily and her lovely husband-to-be, Lars, chose to have their reception at a beautiful, 20s-era venue in St. Louis called The Peabody Opera House. They both wanted to include details of the amazing architecture of the building into the wedding stationery. So, we started the fun with a Gatsby-themed save the date, and that theme continued throughout the paper products.
Lily was an English major in college, and has always been an avid reader and lover of books. Together, Lily and I chose to include some awesome quotes throughout her stationery, starting with this festive party quote by Jane Austen.
The invitations themselves are one of my absolute favorite invitations to date. I had SO MUCH FUN with these! The invitations were letterpressed and gold-foiled on to luxurious 220 lb. cotton paper. The edges were painted in a bright, neon coral for an unexpected twist.
The remaining cards were also letterpressed and foiled, and the RSVP cards featured matching gold metallic envelopes. One of my favorite details of this suite is the continuation of the use of quotes. We featured a quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald on the back of the inner envelope, once again letterpressed and foiled. The guests knew they were in for something special before even opening the envelopes!
The Gatsby design continued to the day-of paper items, including these super fun programs. I used the same coral ink from the invitation edging to had an unexpected pop of color to the design.
The reception details continued the theme with bold black patterns and punches of gold. One of the fun details at each table was a "How To Speak-Easy" guide for guests to talk in 1920's slang for the evening!
Lily also had corsages made for all of her sorority sisters, a personal touch to include people in the celebration. I also chose to code the escort cards according to meal choice, with a different patterned border for each entrée!
I love designing stationery for weddings, but it is especially awesome when I get to design for such a dear friend. I was also honored to be a bridesmaid in this beautiful wedding, and I am so happy for my best friend and her new husband! Thank you to the wonderful gals at L Photographie for the stunning photos!
Sarah & Anthony
Sarah and Anthony had a lovely wedding in June, and their design featured classic navy and pops of sunshine yellow! I hand drew a fun swirling pattern that tied the entire paper suite together, from the invitations to the day-of stationery.
Sarah liked the organization of a pocket layout for the invitations, and we chose one with a scalloped edge to compliment the design of the pattern use throughout the suite. The main invitation was offset with a metallic navy backer card and then mounted to the pocket. The extra cards were tiered in the bottom pocket, and the RSVP card featured fun icons for the food choices! The gray pocket was tied with white and yellow striped twine, and mailed in a white envelope with a matching metallic navy liner.
The design details continued to the day-of stationery pieces, including the programs, escort cards, and menus for each guest. The design details captured the joy of their summer wedding perfectly, and I loved working with this fun couple!
Lindsay & Matt
Lindsay and Matt are the definition of a classy, traditional couple. Everything about their wedding oozed high style. So, of course, I had to letterpress everything!
The invitations were 2-color letterpress, bound together with a satin ribbon. The design was classic with a bit of a modern twist, all in Lindsay's chic palette of navy and blush.
I continued the design of the invitations to various day-of pieces for the ceremony and reception. Lindsay wanted to create these adorable pocket schedules for her wedding party. I thought it was such a cute idea to keep everyone on track on the big day. I also designed cute little tags for the welcome bags to give guests an idea of the weekend's events! The reception was fully decked out in amazing paper as well, and it was wonderful to work with this awesome couple.
Kelli & Thomas
Kelli and Thomas were high-style and loved classy, simple designs with a little something extra!
The invitations featured blush pockets with stunning black thermography. We also included an amazing silver fiber paper wrap, to give them something special! It shimmered and felt like fabric to the touch.
The entire suite coordinated with the same minimal, elegant style, from the Save the Dates to the Menus!
The menus sat on these gorgeous black chargers and blush linens, in monogrammed silver pockets to create something really beautiful for each guest. In addition to the menus, I created personal stationery for the couple to use as thank-you notes!
Kelli and Thomas were SO lovely to work with and had a truly beautiful wedding day. Thank you to the fabulous Under Grace Photo for the wonderful pictures! And last but not least, thank you to the lovely ladies of Events Luxe for introducing me to these awesome clients!
Katie & Teddy
Katie and Teddy are the loveliest people, and it was SO much fun working with them. They got married at St. Louis Country Club, an awesome venue complete with its own polo fields!
The save the dates were tiny and dainty, and featured a design based on the string lights that were going to light up the reception. They introduced the look and feel of the overall invite suite, and helped the guests get excited for this romantic affair!
The invitations themselves were two-color letterpressed onto thick cotton paper, with a coordinating RSVP card, and a fun navy envelope liner. The suite was classic and pretty, just like the bride. Can we talk about that bouquet and those shoes?
The programs continued the classic and pretty theme of the invitations. They were flat printed on cotton paper, with a sleek, satin, navy ribbon to complete the look.
The reception was set up with three long family-style tables. I created this seating chart to help guests find their places. This welcomed guests into the reception with some style!
Each person had a place setting that looked comfortable and inviting, yet elegant and beautiful. Katie and Teddy went to John Burroughs School, where they met when they were younger. John Burroughs has bee hives and makes its own honey, so the bride and groom gave guests these cute little jars of the honey as favors. I created custom labels for each jar, and a place card for each guest.
Each guest also had a menu, flat printed on cotton paper and mounted to gray cotton paper. These were placed over a blush napkin and tied with satin ribbon.
It was such a pleasure to work with this great couple. Katie was SO patient, especially during a last-minute printing fiasco with the day-of paper. Sometimes things just don't go as planned, but turn out wonderful at the end.
I'd like to thank Kristin Ashley Events for introducing me to this couple, and for coordinating and designing the prettiest wedding ever. I would also like to thank Lisa Hessel Photography for the absolutely beautiful photos!
Lindsay & Larry
Lindsay and Larry asked me to create a rustic, romantic invitation suite for their lovely fall wedding at Forest Park - one of my favorite spots in St. Louis!
The suite started with fun postcard Save the Dates featuring one of their super cute engagement photos. I combined a variety of vintage-looking type faces and design elements to match with the theme of the wedding, and the post card was a cost effective way to send a note to guests!
I then combined a variety of fun details to create the perfect look for the invitations, including brown Kraft paper and a handmade lace paper wrap. Guests responded on a reply post card, and the reception and information card included a fun map of Forest Park!
The same Kraft paper was used on the programs, and the same post card theme was used to send thank you notes to guests, featuring a beautiful photo of the couple on their wedding day!
Thank you, Lindsay and Larry, for letting me be a small part of your big day!
Lynette & Terrance
Lynette and Terrance were a wonderful couple who liked fancy things! Lynette wanted an stationery suite that was elegant, shimmery, and fancy! Their wedding and reception was in the Crystal Ballroom of the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis, and Lynette wanted the invitation suite to compliment the dusty blue of the ballroom decor.
The entire suite was printed on a shimmery ivory paper, with gray and pale blue details. The handmade paper wrap that held the suite together featured a light blue background with a screen printed silver damask pattern. Everything was enclosed in a shimmering silver envelope!
The design details continued in the day-of stationery, including programs, custom escort cards and menus. Everything was shimmery and fancy and filled with bling! I loved working with this high-class couple!
Julie & Matt
Nothing is more fun and intimidating than designing the wedding stationery for your own wedding. Especially when all of your friends and family know you are a designer and expect something awesome! The stationery suite for my own wedding was one of my favorite projects ever, and kind of the beginning of this little business!
My Save the Dates featured a typographic love story of how Matt and I came to be. We have quite a long history, and I wanted both sides of our family to know the whole story, and get excited for our big day. The design was a trifold printed on shimmery paper, wrapped in handmade embossed paper. The story captured our personalities perfectly, and set the tone for the entire suite.
I used a dark metallic gray pochette to hold all of the pieces to our invitation. I used the same laid-back typographic style as our Save the Dates, and also continued the fun pattern printed on the back of those through the invitation suite. The invitation suite was held together in the pocket by the same lime green handmade paper.
The typographic details and design were carried through to the day-of stationery, including story-like programs similar to the save the dates. Guests also had individual flowers with custom escort tags and menus at the reception site. Our cake stand even had the pattern on the tiers!
My wedding day to my best friend was perfect, and it was fun to design something for myself that reflected our personalities and the most special day of our lives!
Dianne & Stephen
Dianne and Stephen were an absolute joy to work with. Dianne is from the United States, and Stephen is from England. I have a slight obsession with anything UK-related, so it was so fun to work with this unique couple!
Dianne and Stephen chose a unique color palette of deep eggplant and bright spring green. These two colors created a fun contrast and interesting visual dynamic throughout the suite.
The eggplant pocket envelope kept everything organized, and the bright green handmade paper wrap was used to create a cohesive pattern throughout all of the wedding pieces.
I used two different sets of RSVP cards and address labels for Dianne and Stephen's families. One set was mailed in the United States, and the other was mailed through the United Kingdom. This is a great way to save on postage, and keep things organized for a cross-continent wedding celebration!
I continued the design elements used in the invitations into the design of the day-of items, to keep everything streamlined and beautiful! From programs, to menus, and table numbers to escort cards, the bright pops of color created visual interest throughout the ceremony and reception!
It was so much fun to work on this wedding suite with such an amazing couple.
Laurissa & Matthew
Laurissa and Matthew had a beautiful spring wedding, and requested an underlying theme of "love birds" to be used on their stationery products. I had a great time designing around this theme, and I think the end result was a cohesive design from the moment guests received the invitation all the way through the day of the wedding.
The invitation consisted of several cards printed on luxe, ivory shimmer paper. I used a fun handmade, light blue paper with metallic copper dots as a band to hold all of the items together in the envelope. The branches, cages, and birds were used on all pieces to create visual consistency from card to card.
Laurissa's parents also chose to renew their own vows the same day, so we included a little card inviting close family members to join in that celebration prior to Laurissa and Matthew's ceremony!
I continued the design of love birds into the items for the day of the wedding. The programs were four individual cards tied together with ribbon. The bridal party may or may not have been represented by little birds on a branch! The menus wrapped around the napkins placed at each setting. I particularly like the little bird perched on the 'M'!
Thank you, Laurissa and Matthew for inviting me to be a part of your special day.