Saturday, March 21, 2009

Weekly Recap x 2...again! 3/6-3/20/2009

Once again, I wasn't able to post a recap for the week of the 6th, so I'm covering the last two weeks. Although studio traffic has slowed a little lately, we have been keeping busy. We are trying to get a head start on April's production to account for Stacy's vacation to Florida near the end of April, my vacation to Los Angeles in May and our family vacation to the Outer Banks in June. Since these are common times for custom accessories, we are trying to save some room in production for a few new orders and to account for our time away from the studio.

We also are very excited about a referral program that we have taken part in with Bebe Suite, FML Photo Design, Dine-in-Diva, Thinker Toys, The Budding Tree, The Goddard School and Nola's Salon. We were asked to be a part of this program which focuses mostly on incentives for expectant mothers or mothers with young children. Our contribution to the program is a 30% discount on catalog birth announcements, shower invitations or mommy cards....or 10% off custom birth announcements or shower invitations. We are thrilled to be pairing up with these fantastic vendors and cannot wait to start recommending them to our clients! Once we receive our incentive packets, I will blog a little more about each business and what they are offering.

Well...I am sure you have done enough reading...on to the pictures....

Custom Wedding Invitation: Pink, Black, Green with Polka dots and stripes
You've probably seen invitations similar to this on our blog or website before! It's a custom design from 2 years ago that brides just love! With each order, we are always sure to change it just enough to be different from the last. For this order, I especially love the coordinating map which included parking information...and polka dots galore!

Custom Wedding Invitation: Navy Blue and Pink Pocketfold with Champagne Paisley Accents
I can't say enough about this order. I LOVE this Navy Blue and Pink color combination for a wedding...and I love the clients we designed this for! They were great to work with...and I hope they will allow us to feature them for a "Real Brides" post in the future. The coordinating navy blue and pink table cards, place cards, and programs are going to tie everything together...and I just know I'll want to share it with the world!

Catalog Wedding Invitation: Ecru and Fuchsia Pocketfold with three inserts
This bride went with somewhat of a monochromatic look with the invitations...adding just a touch of Fuchsia to a base and top layer of off-white. The order turned out GREAT and I absolutely love the invitation layout. Representing a bold color while keeping an extremely formal feel can be tricky - but we succeeded on this one!

Custom Wedding Invitation: Lime Green and Gold with Kaleidoscope Pattern
Another fun design for another great bride! Her reception is at the Mocha Maiden in downtown Akron - and these funky, cool, fun accents to the print layout really captured the tone she wanted to set for her big day.

Catalog Wedding Invitation: Pocketfold Ensemble
A great invitation at a great price...especially for a bride who only needs two inserts. I love the design that is incorporated into the border of the cards. This particular bride used black ink but this invite can be printed in any ink color available.

Catalog Wedding Invitation: Silver and White with flourish design
Stacy worked mostly with this all I remember is her 8.8.09 chant. She was really thrilled with this invitation because of the way the date was positioned within the copy. The layout is contemporary so it was much easier to let traditional etiquette rules go to really play up the date.

Catalog Wedding Invitation: White with Peralized dot border, Brown Satin Ribbon
This was one of my favorite catalog invites lately. Chocolate brown looks so rich with crisp white....and I love the elegance that the pre-tied, stick-on satin bow added. This invitation was not designed to include the ribbon, but the bride wanted to add some (offered by a different catalog company) so we had the order printed with a big gap under the monogram so the ribbon would fit.

Catalog Wedding Invitation: Naturally Ever After!
I love this invitation from our new-ish album "Naturally Ever After" by McPhersons. The paper has such a warm, subtle texture to it. My favorite part though is the envelope. I love that it is opens vertically and that you can include a design with your return address.

Custom Wedding Invitation: Black, Teal, Baby Blue, Aqua Marine Flat Panel
These three samples were all for the same bride and all incorporate various shades from her color scheme. She purchased one of our custom sample packages which includes 3 different invitation samples in the color scheme you submit. Isn't it amazing how different each one feels?

Custom Wedding Invitation: Pink Silver and White Pocketfold
This order was for a bride we won't get to meet! She was referred to us by her wedding planner in New York City and we worked with her via phone and email to pinpoint the design she had in mind. Although we do quite a few silver, pink and white invitations we have never done quite this combo...and I loved it!

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