Monday, September 26, 2011

Vintage Tea Shower

I MUST share with you all the beautiful shower I went to a week ago! For my beautiful friend Tricia, (whose invitations we will be featuring soon!) thrown by her sister Heidi. This is a gorgeous example of what you can do with a little time and a lot of love.

Each table setting had a box of tea wrapped in ribbon and personalized with Tricia and Jack's initials. The perfect favor - simple, personalized, and useful. 

Place cards coordinated with the invitations and theme of the event.

AWESOME idea - instead of baskets as door prizes, Heidi did auctions for gift cards to area restaurants. And they were from all over, north towns, south towns, downtown; since the guests were all from different areas. 

Each can was a different size, designed with a different font and teapot or tea cup illustration.

She even iced "T" cookies for the tables.

While this was an extraordinary party, she didn't do anything overly difficult or expensive. Heidi is not a designer, but with a little time, taste, and Googling, she threw a party that this designer was VERY impressed with! So steal borrow these ideas, or just use them as inspiration for your next event!

Also, the food was awesome. ;)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Simply Sweet Style

This week's invite was for the darling Miss Karen (now a Mrs.). Karen did not want anything floral, or anything decorative, she wanted all of her styling to be through the text, and we were more than happy to oblige!

Karen wanted to feature her traditional but fun style in navy on cream colored paper. By featuring different fonts and sizes in the text, the words become the design, rather than any graphics or illustrations. It really shows how you can keep things simple but still make a dramatic impact.

She also did a response postcard, which I love! It was the perfect complement to this simple, sweet invitation.  I really just love Karen's style.

So a short and sweet blog post today; if you live here in Buffalo, get out and enjoy this beautiful sunny weather before its back to the darker days of winter!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fabulous Photog

This blog post is dedicated to the most patient, understanding lady I've ever had the pleasure of working with. You know how in your every day job, you now and then come across that one thing that NOTHING goes right with? Everything that can go wrong, does? That was how it was with Stephanie's thank you cards and contract holders. But we muscled through and got them to Stephanie for her fab new biz Stephie Lei Photography.

Stephanie loves butterflies, and wanted to incorporate them with nature in her logo and business identity. Each piece was printed in a cobalt ink on super heavy duty pearlized white linen.

It may be my favoritest paper ever...

The contract folders were finished off with a little tab closure, and a corner stamp embellishment. 

It may have been a long road, but I am thrilled with the way these turned out, and I must say I cannot thank her enough for how she handled everything with such grace and understanding. SO, if you are looking for a photographer for your wedding or event, please check out her Facebook page and give Steph a call. She is not only talented, but she is also the sweetest ever.