Hey All! This is a follow-up to the Vintage Wedding Photo Invitation blog post. It features the wedding day designs I created for Brigid and Jonathan, including the program, escort cards, table names and menu. All photography is by AE Stelzer Photography. Enjoy! And congrats again to Jonny and Brigid! It was a fantastic day.
Well, you've seen the Vintage Postcard Save The Date I designed for my brother and his fiancé. And the runner-up Vintage Train Ticket. I guess it's about time I show you the invitation, huh?This invitation pays homage to our parents by using vintage wedding photos in place of their names. This creates a cool mix of traditional and non-traditional invitation elements, which is perfect for couples who want to be both conventional and unique.Check it out:Okay. How adorable are those throwback photos? They seriously make my heart melt.Anyway, this suite is now for sale at my Etsy shop. Stop on by!
A few weeks ago, I revealed the design that my brother and his fiancé chose as their Save The Date. And today, I'm excited to feature the runner-up.Like I mentioned, their proposal took place at Grand Central. So, I thought it fitting to present them with a vintage-inspired train ticket design. And even though they didn't choose it, I'm excited to now make the design available to anyone whose theme and dream it suits.So now, you can find it for sale on Etsy. Check it out! (And notice how the holes in the tickets are punched with an actual vintage railroad ticket punch. I'm super pumped about that thing!)
About a year ago, my brother orchestrated a beautiful proposal to his girlfriend at Grand Central in New York City. And not long after, my soon-to-be sister-in-law asked me to design their Save The Dates.We sat down over Thanksgiving to discuss her vision, and of course, I did plenty of Pinterest stalking. Her Pinterest boards were gorgeous. They contained lots of soft pinks, sage greens and neutrals, as well as plenty of vintage cues.Fast forward a few weeks and a couple of design options, and here is what they chose:The photo on the front of the postcard was taken by Brigid’s sister the day they got engaged. And the postcard ornamentation on the back includes an illustration of the famous Grand Central Terminal clock, set to 6:21 to symbolize the date of their wedding.If you dig this design, a similar one will soon be for sale on my revamped Etsy page. Coming soon. So keep your eyes peeled!
While in Los Angeles for work last week, I checked out Laurel Hardware, a very cool restaurant on Santa Monica Boulevard.As you may have guessed, it was once a hardware store. For 62 years, in fact. And I think it's pretty awesome that the new owners kept the hardware store name. And even more awesome that they kept the original, vintage signage. Check it out:I appreciate how the restaurant embraced the history of their space. They built upon what they were in the past to become who they are now. And this makes them really stand out as a unique restaurant (not to mention a designer's dream).Moral of the story? We should embrace who we are and where we've been. Especially if it's different. How else will we stand out in this world?
Today I am featuring another product from my Etsy shop.It is an invitation entitled, "This is the Time."It works for a lot of occasions including vintage-themed weddings or showers, New Year's Eve parties, or in the case of my latest client, Dana, New Year's Eve weddings.I absolutely love the potential of this theme. So below are some fun ideas for you, Dana, and all the other New Year's Eve brides out there!1. Clock centerpieces. These can also be used as table numbers if you set each clock to a different hour. Very elegant. (Vendors: Karson Butler Events and Sweet Tea Photography) 2. Clock dinnerware (Vendors: Karson Butler Events and Sweet Tea Photography) 3. Fun party hats (Vendors: Hey Gorgeous Events and Jenna McKenzie Photography) 4. Another take on clock table numbers. (Vendors: Jesi Haack Design and Focus Photography, Inc.) 5. Clock backdrop for professional photos and/or photo booth. (Vendors: Jesi Haack Design and Focus Photography, Inc.) Tell me, have you hosted an event where clocks played a major role? Link us to some pics in the comments. We would love to see!