Finding Inspiration for Your Wedding

In this industry, we are surrounded by wedding inspiration. Between examples of real weddings and styled editorial photoshoots, there seems to be more than enough inspiration right here. But, in all that noise, it is really easy to get overwhelmed and to lose sight of your own voice.

I love looking at wedding blogs and magazines—I really do. But it’s important to remember that all of those beautiful events were designed for someone else. And as stunning as that cake/dress/invitation/bouquet was, it was created with someone else’s story and day in mind. If you want to have a wedding full of elements true to you, you’ll need to dig deeper for that inspiration and find the “why” behind it all.

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Why Custom Wedding Invitations

After you’ve taken time to bask in that post-engagement glow, the first thing to do is set priorities for your day. The harsh reality of planning a wedding is that it can get expensive, so if you are able to go in with a clear direction and defined budget, it will make the process so much simpler. Everyone will have different things they’re willing to splurge a little on, and that’s okay! Today, I’m talking about why stationery (and custom stationery) is worth the investment.

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7 Crucial Shots to Get When Photographing Wedding Invitations

I’m not here to tell you exactly how to style and photograph shots—if you want more direction in that, be sure to check out the Flat Lay Blog Series I just published! Instead, this list is meant to provide a general shot list of things that are worth capturing when photographing stationery. How you style, photograph, and edit, should enhance the main subject, but at the end of the day is up to you and your aesthetic.

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Flat Lay Styling: Photographing and Editing

While they may look effortless, the gorgeous photos you see on social media and in all your favorite wedding blogs and magazines aren’t so easy to put together! Flat items can photograph…well, flat! Bringing them to life takes skills and strategy. It may take some work to get there, but it’s totally worth it to be able to creatively and accurately capture the beauty of your clients’ wedding details.

In this three part series, I’m going to be covering my entire flat lay process, from materials to composition, photographing, and editing. If becoming a flat lay master is on your to-do list, stay tuned, and these tips will help you get there. Today, is the third and final part, talking all about actually photographing and editing flat lays.

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Flat Lay Styling: Composition and Layout

Truth time: how you compose the photograph will make or break your flat lay. You can have the most gorgeous, expensive materials in the world, and strong editing skills too, but if you don’t know how to actually style the subject matter, nothing will be able to make up for that. In part two of our flat lay series, I’m teaching you my step-by-step process for composing a flat lay photograph worth stopping your scroll over!

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Flat Lay Styling: Materials

While they may look effortless, the gorgeous photos you see on social media and in all your favorite wedding blogs and magazines aren’t so easy to put together! Flat items can photograph…well, flat! Bringing them to life takes skills and strategy. It may take some work to get there, but it’s totally worth it to be able to creatively and accurately capture the beauty of your clients’ wedding details.

In this three part series, I’m going to be covering my entire styling and photographing process, from materials to composition, photographing, and editing. If becoming a flat lay master is on your to-do list, stay tuned, and these tips will help you get there. Today, I’m covering the basics supplies and materials!

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Stationery and Calligraphy on Your Wedding Day

Although invitations are arguably the most important paper goods you’ll order for your wedding, the need for stationery and calligraphy doesn’t stop there. Having written and displayed information present for guests on the day of will make a much smoother experience and help them navigate the ins and outs of the day. Even more, these items can (and should) continue themes from your invitations, creating a complete bridge from concept to reality.

Today I’m talking all about stationery and calligraphy on your wedding day—what to consider ordering, when to order it, and all the different ways you can go about it.

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A 101 Guide to Stationery Lingo

I want to make my part of the planning process as easy and understandable as possible for my clients, so today, I’m giving clear cut definitions to the most commonly used terms in wedding stationery.

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Behind the Scenes: Venue Illustrations

Venue illustrations are a huge trend in luxury wedding stationery right now, and for good reason! When couples incorporate custom artwork into wedding invitations the result is timeless, truly one-of-a-kind pieces that tell their story and provide a seamless transition from concept to reality. If the couple loves their venue and wants to show it off, invitations are the perfect place for it.

In this post, I’m going to go through my entire venue illustration process, giving tips on sketching, inking, vectorizing, and even preparing for print!

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Wedding Etiquette: Invitation Wording

In the Invitation Wording Guide, I’ve broken each element of invitation wording, and walk you through the proper wording for each section based on your circumstances. While I love traditional etiquette, it’s not necessarily the right route for every couple, so I’ve also included tips on how to word a more contemporary and modern wedding invitation. Even more, the guide also includes information on who gets an invitation and when to mail them out!

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Behind the Scenes: Packaging Wedding Invitations

The packaging process is important to us because we want the entire experience to reflect the time, care, and investment that went into creating our product. Paper is the foundation of our business, so why not show it off our love for it in our packaging? I want our clients to feel as if everything has been thought of.

This is the final, fifth part of our Custom Stationery Series.

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Behind the Scenes: Assembling Wedding Invitations

Assembly is one of my favorite parts of the process, because you finally get to see the vision and hard work come together. It’s the moment when everything clicks. From envelope liners and ribbon to stuffing, sealing, addressing, postage, and wax seals, we’re breaking down how and why we assemble the way we do!

This is part four of our custom stationery series.

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Behind the Scenes: Printing Wedding Invitations

Printing wedding invitations can be a complex and layered process. In this post, we’re talking all about the printing methods we offer both in house and through outsourcing, how we set up files, color adjust, print on different kinds of paper, and all the little details along the way.

This is part three of our custom stationery series.

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Behind the Scenes: Refining Custom Stationery

Quotes, sketches, and material options are only the first step of our custom stationery process. In this blog post, we are talking about how we take designs from rough initial sketches to polished and print-ready designs that our clients adore.

This is part two of our custom stationery series.

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Behind the Scenes: Sketching Custom Stationery

Just like with any thoughtful endeavor, we never just jump head first into stationery designs. Sketching is truly the heart and soul of our creative process, and is where we begin each and every one of our suite designs. From outlines and thumbnails to client-ready digital sketches, we are pulling back the curtain and showing our entire sketching process, and discussing how we integrate sketches in our client process.

This is part one of our custom stationery series.

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Our 5 Favorite Trends for Wedding Season 2019

There are always new and exciting things happening in the wedding world. While some trends will come and go, using your wedding to tell your story, connect with your guests, and create a lasting and meaningful experience will never go out of style. Our favorite trends for the 2019 wedding season are all about the timeless details that highlight what a wedding is all about: love, family, friendship, and new beginnings.

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