Friday, February 26, 2010

Place Card Luggage Tag Favors at L'Espalier

I had the pleasure of creating some stationery items for Pin and Vincent's wedding last year. I made programs for their ceremony at The Harvard Memorial Church, and heart-shaped luggage tag place cards that doubled as favors for their reception at L'Espalier. They wanted to personalize the luggage tag with their own message and with the names of their guests. A pair of champagne glasses was their main design element, along with the words "Love Lots, Laugh Often, Eat Well". The tags were packaged with scarlet satin ribbon tied in a simple knot.

Their wedding is featured today on Beantown Bride, which is a fabulous resource for Boston area brides. Of the photos posted, one is of the personalized luggage tags in the middle of each place setting. I love how the red ribbon color in the tags matches the flowers perfectly. The centerpieces were created by one of my favorite florists, The Tangled Web. To view more details from Pin and Vincent's wedding, check out the article here!

photo from Beantown Bride

If you are interested in these personalized luggage tags as a favor or place card for your wedding, please contact me at!


Monday, February 22, 2010

BU Marsh Chapel and Venezia Wedding Photos

A few months back, I was the day-of coordinator for Jen and Matt's wedding at Boston University's Marsh Chapel and Venezia. Their day started out with door games and two traditional tea ceremonies. Jen was adorned with a lot of 24 carat gold jewelry that morning! I wrote about all of the wonderful details on my blog here, and here are a few photos from their professional photographer, LTK Photography.

photos by LTK Photography

I just love looking at their gorgeous wedding cake from Konditor Meister. It was a five tiered masterpiece decorated with beautiful gold and pink flowers.

If you or someone you know is looking for a wedding day-of coordinator (DOC), please fill out the contact form on our website. We offer complimentary consultations and would love to hear from you!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Tiffany Blue Chandelier Wedding Invitations

A few months ago, I was contacted by Ayami to create invitations for her March 2010 wedding. She wanted an elegant invitation with Tiffany blue and coral colors, and wanted something that captured the beauty of her reception venue. It has marble columns and hanging chandeliers, and she sent me the following photos of her venue, Hall of Springs, as inspiration:

photos by Joe Elario Photography

The venue is absolutely gorgeous, and I just love the high ceilings. After a few rounds of samples, the final invitation that I created for Ayami was an elegant hand-glittered chandelier invitation in her color scheme. Each chandelier on the main invitation had 43 hand-glittered crystals, to give it a hint of shimmer and texture. To date, it has probably been the most detailed hand-glittering work that I've ever done!

The invitation is made of a pearlecent metallic white cardstock, with an aqua lagoon metallic backing. The rsvp card and matching main invitation envelope are in pearlescent metallic white, and the aqua lagoon metallic response envelope matches the main invitation backing.

If you're interested in these invitations or a custom design for your wedding or event, please contact me at!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Going from sand to snow

The last week of my life has been full of sun, 85 degree weather, turquoise waters, and soft sand. If I could picture a beach wedding, any of the beaches that I visited would have been perfect backdrops. The highlight of the vacation was snorkeling around the cutest sea turtles in the middle of the caribbean. They even got so close that I was able to pet a couple of them! I had a whole week away from phone calls, the internet, and the daily routine of life. Some people would want to stay on vacation forever, but believe it or not, I was actually really glad to be back in Boston. As soon as I came back on Sunday night, I happily checked through emails, responded to new inquiries and invitation requests, and scheduled a few client consultations for the very next day.

a few days ago...

and last night...

Being away from it all really made me realize how much I love the business, and how lucky I am to be able to have something in my life that I'm truly passionate about. Even with the snow and drastic drop in temperature, it feels great to be back home and get back into the daily grind. Isn't Boston beautiful at night?


Saturday, February 6, 2010

On vacation from February 7-14!

This upcoming DOC wedding season is going to be exciting, fun, and very busy, so vacations are great to take before things get really crazy! We'll be out of the country on vacation between February 7-14 with very limited email access. We will respond to any inquiries and emails as soon as we return. Thanks!!!

~Emilie & Fiona

Friday, February 5, 2010

Carnival Themed Thank You Cards

One fact of life is that kids nowadays have lots of carnival themed birthday parties. I've created carnival invitations in all sorts of colors for clients with air pumped jumphouses across the country, and it has now extended to the matching carnival themed thank you card. I've blogged about a couple of these invitations before here and here.

Recently, Alice requested purple carnival invitations and thank you cards for her daughter's 8th birthday party next month. The thank you card has two little carnival tickets with "thank" and "you" on them, along with a ferris wheel with Emma's first initial on all of the little seats. The purple lines on the card are guidelines for Emma, because she will be writing the thank you's herself! The invitations and cards are made of a pearlescent white metallic cardstock, and are paired with lavender metallic envelopes.

If you are interested in these thank you cards or a custom design for your next event, please contact me at!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tying the Knot Wedding Invitations

The phrase "tying the knot" has been around for very long time, and in wedding ceremonies even today, couples sometimes choose to participate in handfasting, where a couple's clapsed hands are tied together by a ribbon or a cord. The tradition is that the couple's hands should remain tied until they go to their marriage bed, but nowadays, the hands are untied (with knots intact) after the ceremony, so the couple can go on to enjoy the rest of their wedding celebration without being tied together!

For this invitation, I created a simple, clean, and modern "tying the knot" design. The cards are made of a pearlescent white metallic cardstock, and the backing of the main invitation is a blue vista metallic cardstock. The invitation and response envelopes are a gorgeous silver metallic color that match the silver text of the invitation.

If you are interested in this invitation for your upcoming wedding or event, please contact me at!