Wednesday, August 31, 2011

work wednesday: amy + justin.

earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes...oh my! with this incredible weather on the east coast we thought it was the perfect week to post amy + justin's farmer's almanac-inspired save the date and wedding invitation package. amy asked for a design that resembled the look of an old almanac. she loved the idea of using a mix of fonts and etched embellishments.

they chose a 4x6 self-mailing postcard for the save the date. it was a four-color piece and just gave a hint of what was to come for the invitation package.

the invitation and reply card were letterpressed with a deep navy ink on cranes lettra ultra thick ecru stock. the 19th century etched artwork is obviously perfect for the letterpress process! amy tied in the lavender from the save the dates with a simple raffia bow and custom address stamp.

we wish them the best as they wed on 9.10.11 at the york harbor reading room in maine.

Monday, August 29, 2011

this week: sneak peek.

well, we are both glad to have that week of natural disasters behind us!! we are safe and we feel so fortunate that all of our family and friends are okay.

here are some snapshots of a photo-strip style place card we were working on while stuck inside this weekend. how special to include family wedding photos in your own wedding day materials! these tables are named by the years of relatives' wedding dates along with a corresponding black and white photo.

that scary weekend got us both thinking of the importance of family and we just love this bride + groom's inclusion of their own.

Friday, August 26, 2011

happy things.

on this friday evening, hurricane irene is on her way. soon there will be many raindrops falling so we thought we would share a few pretty ones with you...

{a} super cute baby shower decor by lisa storms; {b} we wish all rain drops could be covered with glitter like these hanging drops by; {c} rain, rain, go away...sleep away the day on this comfy cloud pillow by bluecaravan; {d} beautiful concert poster for one of our faves, feist. the perfect tunes for a rainy day (designed by vahalla studios); {e} raindrops won't be falling on your head with all of these umbrellas in the sky!

wishing everyone a safe + dry weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

work wednesday: greatest caRniville on earth

this ticket is good for one amazing, unforgettable celebration!! this package was created for rachel's vintage carnival-themed bat mitzvah held at lu lu shriners in plymouth meeting, pennsylvania. the event was styled by the lovely ladies of styled creative with many handmade details by rachel's fabulous mom, debbie. she created loads of goodies for rachel's big day including: the handsewn seersucker pouch which held the invitations, bowtie rings for the guests, old-fashioned caRniville games, and even cloth bows for the coffee stirrers!! each invitation package included a letterpressed caRniville ticket invite, vintage rsvp postcard, brunch invite, mailing labels, custom postage stamps and calligraphy by gracefully addressed. everything was placed into pink pouches which were wrapped with twine and tied with three playful tags. the package arrived to each guest in a clear cellophane envelope.

we carried the theme through to the event signage, t-shirts and backpack favors.

we would like to thank love me do photography for shooting these fabulous images today!

love me do studio visit.

we had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with carina, amanda, and nadine of love me do photography in their new northern liberties studio this afternoon. we shared work and stories over some tea and cookies. their space was decorated with their beautiful wedding photos which sat on ledges in a variety of antique frames among fun vintage treasures. here are a couple snapshots of their fun + inspiring space!

their work is stunning -- we would describe their style as dream-like fine art mixed with candid photo journalism.

carina graciously shot one of our latest creations while we were there... featured in the upcoming post...!

Monday, August 22, 2011

this week: sneak peak.

happy monday! as we all know summer is (sadly) coming to an end. dee just returned from a week away in ocean city, maryland and chey from a weekend trip to see the phillies in washington dc! now back to work on our brand new website. stay tuned for the launch!

Friday, August 19, 2011

green wedding shoes blog.

it's been an exciting and busy week designing for all of the upcoming autumn weddings. one of the highlights of our week was a wednesday feature on one of our favorite wedding blogs -- green wedding shoes!! elizabeth + kevin's fabulous wedding photos by our labor of love are too pretty -- we see a new detail every time we stare at them...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

work wednesday: christina + adam

photo engagement party invitation + printed envelope for christina and adam who will be celebrating with friends and family this autumn at the highlands mansion & garden in fort washington, pennsylvania. christina's father shot this photo -- doesn't it look like it's pulled straight from a movie reel?! we just love it and thought that was all to appropriate for adam's involvement in the philadelphia film industry. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

this week: sneak peek.

dee will be relaxing on the shore of ocean city, maryland this week! 
i start the week off with revisions to a monogram and daydream about the warm sandy beaches my desktop has to offer...

Friday, August 12, 2011

happy things.

happy friday! introducing our happy things...we are going to share a collection of images we have found throughout the week that make us smile. this week: some fun and oh so pretty lettering!

{a} since the phillies are doing so great, this superduper graphic philly phanatic tank from cheesesteak tees; {b} the loveliest stamp debuts in 2012. perfect for a wedding invite (designed by jessica hische); {c} modern weave's most colorful life is good print. just so vibrant and happy (found this via the pink chalkboard blog, a fave of ours!); {d} a beautifully framed image of orange beautiful's eat drink & be married print (image by marianne taylor photography); {e} our most favorite find of the week, audrey. a whimsical cursive font by our new pal lindsey b!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

work wednesday: jessa + damon

jessa and damon will be exchanging their wedding vows this october, with a desert wedding at the ritz carlton, dove mountain in arizona. they requested that their invitation be more formal than their save the date. this package was a combination of letterpress and digital printing which included: a letterpressed invitation, rsvp postcard and folded accommodation card with a custom designed map. for the invitation we used a palette of sage green and charcoal gray, which overlapped a blind debossed tuscan pattern. for the other pieces a mustard yellow was added to the mix! the beautiful calligraphy for both outer and inner envelopes was provided by helene gaffin.

Monday, August 8, 2011

this week: sneak peek.

snapshots of inspiration we were given for a bright, bold wedding invite that we are working on this week!

as we revamp our blog and focus on designing our website -- we'll be posting things that inspire our design process or just make us happy. this will be in addition to our weekly posts of completed work of course!

Friday, August 5, 2011

belluccia font family.

we received this sweet little box of goodness in the mail from debi sementelli and lettering art studio. debi is an extraordinary lettering artist and is sharing her hand-lettering with the world in font form!! her new font and ornament collection, named belluccia, is exactly what we've been searching for. we cannot wait to experiment with the combinations of glyphs and flourishes to create an invite that appears hand-lettered. follow debi's beautiful commissioned projects here.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

blogging workshop with joy.

our minds were saturated with inspiration and social media tidbits at the ohjoy! rx workshop we attended monday night at moore college of art. we were so lucky to get a spot -- the workshop hosted by aiga philly sold out that same day!

the 3 hour workshop was fantastic. we sat among the most stylish group of 40 talented ladies. joy was everything we'd thought she be -- cute, interesting and pregnant! she spoke so eloquently and her presentation was invaluable.

we left that night with many new ideas as we design our website and brand new blog, joy's adorable notebooks, 40 business cards and many new friends in philly and the blogging world. we look forward to collaborating with many of these ladies on future projects.

look out for more regular and themed posts!

top image provided by ohjoy!

Monday, August 1, 2011

lauren + brian. wedding day.

we created lauren + brian's wedding day materials for their may destination wedding in key west, florida. we continued their vibrant palette and elegant, old key west style through to their menus, place cards and thank you notes!

these fabulous photos were captured by JHunter Photography.