Friday, June 18, 2010

Trio's Da Da Da

Don't Lie. You know you used to jam out to this song. Just admit it.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

With This Click, I Thee Wed

How did we every plan weddings without the internet? I know that relied heavily on the internet to find ideas when planning my wedding 4 years ago. Now, brides are just finding ideas, but making major wedding purchases and hiring services via the web. (Which of course, our stationery shop loves!) Check out this great article on Forbes about wedding planning on the web.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Butterfly Stamp released

 The USPS has finally been releasing some pretty stamps lately. Now, if only they would make another option for postcard stamps than the polar bear ones!

From Envelopements:

The new 64-cent Butterfly stamp was dedicated May 17th, in conjunction with the Greeting Card Association, at the National Stationery Show.

The new stamp is designed to be used on cards that have an irregular shape that require additional postage. The first stamp design in the new series features one of the most recognizable butterflies in North America, the monarch.
“These stamps take the guesswork out of how much postage to put on the square greeting card envelopes that are so popular with consumers.” – Stephen M. Kearney, senior vice president, Customer Relations, U.S. Postal Service
For more information about the new butterfly series, first issue collections click the source link below.
USPS – New Stamp Series Offers Customer Convenience, First Stamp Design Unveiled at National Stationery Show (PDF)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Okay, you've got to hop over to the Inspired Bride to read this delightful popsicle post.

Monday, June 14, 2010

App Magnets

How fun are these?  | via duet

Friday, June 11, 2010


So every time I hear Chris Brown's "Forever" on the radio, I always think of Jim & Pam's wedding episode on NBC's The Office.  Just in case you forgot what happened, here is a little reminder.

Yes, they keep referencing a YouTube video throughout the clip. By this point there are hundreds of YouTube videos showing wedding dances similar to this as the trend has caught on. The original one though has become it's own website. I encourage you to watch it as not only did NBC pull a lot of things from the original choreography, but the bride and groom are raising awareness and collect donations to prevent against violence. Check it out by clicking here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What We're Working On: Nicole & Jonathon's Wedding Invitations

Nicole came to us already knowing what she wanted. She had previously started working with another designer. When that designer wasn't able to finish her order she came to us. She showed us what she was wanting and we went from there. Her invitations came out very cute.

The envelopes were shimmery Ruby and included a white wrap label complete with her guests' addresses and her parents' return address.

The invitation itself was tucked inside of a 4x9 Cocoa folded card wrapped in a Pearl band with a white topper.

Inside the white invitation was mounted on a layer of shimmery green Serpentine.

Her lovely little Response card was also tucked inside the invitation folder along with it's Serpentine envelope.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Font Swooning

Okay so, according to my trusty Extensis Suitcase, I have 4305 fonts in my database. That is a lot to our disposal.  That is why I tend to studder a little when brides ask me to give them a list of fonts that we have available. There is just no way. I let them know that they can look through our previous work for ideas. If none of them will fit I ask them to look around online and send me a link to pictures of fonts they like, because more than likely we have that font.

Today, I wanted to share a few new script fonts that are so lovely, I'm swooning over them. (NOTE: I do not condone "sharing" or illegally downloading fonts. These artists put a lot of hard work into developing these fonts, so should you desire one of these fonts, please pay the license fee.)

Parfait Script Pro by Maximiliano R. Sproviero, takes influences from the nineteenth-century script Spencerian, and combines them with pointed brush lettering to create a flourishing and whimsical font with over 850 glyphs. Many of the alternate characters have elaborate swirls and curlicues attached, with charming and sometimes dazzling results.

Like Parfait Script above, Tangier, by Richard Lipton, explores the possibilities of the elegant Spencerian form — with totally different results. Tangier is a lively yet disciplined family in four weights. The Black weight, Lipton’s personal favorite, pushes the boundaries for contrast in a script. Captivated by Tangier’s flair and sprightly joie de vivre, Glamour magazine incorporated two weights into their 2008 redesign.

Origins by Laura Worthington, is based on real hand-lettering with a Crow Quill pen on parchment paper, which has given the font natural rough outlines that contribute to its subtly antiquated look and feel. A semi-connected calligraphic font with a confident, regular flow, Origins features gracious ascenders and descenders for an elegant and somewhat formal look.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What We're Working On: Matt & Stephanie's Wedding Invitations

A few weeks back, we shipped out Matt & Stephanie's wedding invitations. Stephanie started with the Flirty Flourished Design, then made it into her own with the help of her wedding planner, Katie, of Dettagli Weddings.

We did a Platinum Pocketfold with a Yellow Topaz and White Micah topper on it, complete with yellow & white baker's twine.

Inside, the lovely invitation featured a fabulous mix of script and serif fonts.

The invitation itself dazed with a Yellow Topaz crystal.

Each layer in the side pocket were backed with premium patterned stock.
It was a gorgeous final package.

Monday, June 7, 2010

We're Featured: Palindrone Bride

We were featured last Friday on the blog Palindrone Bride. It was a nice little feature about infusing your wedding with masculine touches when your man is opposed to pink! Our Dalliance Flourished Wedding Invitation was featured. Please check out the post here.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Poster Project

If you’re an artist/designer and want to help the gulf coast recover, this project is for you. summit your poster, and it could be be featured and sold online with all of the proceeds going to gulf aid acadiana to help gulf coast fishermen affected by the oil spill. find out more about the great oil leak 2010 poster project here.