Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer is for Weddings!

O summer. Flip flops, lemonades, barbeques, bikinis and what else? Weddings of course! June and July with its sunny days and warm evenings are most definitely considered peak season for weddings. I love summer weddings, especially vineyard weddings. What's not to love? Rows and rows of green vine, the warm summer breeze, simple and elegant decors and red wine in empty glasses. Oh and the gazebo, you know there's gotta be a gazebo somewhere. Ok ok, I admit that I have a soft spot for vineyards because I had my own wedding there six years ago, at one of the beautiful vineyards in North Fork, Long Island. I was digging in old documents on my computer and came across my wedding invitations, which is what inspired me to put together the following mood board.

Handmade wedding invitation with RSVP card featuring hand illustration of Pellegrini Vineyards.

  1. Pellegrini Vineyards, 6.18.05
  2. Chiffon and organza wedding gown. photo via J.Crew
  3. Custom printed cork place card holders. photo via Corkey Creations
  4. Refreshing drinks double as place cards. photo via Martha Stewart Weddings
  5. Simple and charming centerpieces. photo via
  6. Bright, modern wedding cake. photo via Martha Stewart Weddings
  7. Boutonniere for the groomsmen.
  8. Paper lanterns set the mood. photo via Sunela Fernando
  9. Romantic script wedding invitations. photo via Shine Wedding Invitations

Thursday, May 19, 2011

National Stationery Show 2011

We've done it, we have survived the show, from setup to tear down, all in a week's work. It was a pretty cool experience. With really interesting, creative people who were very open and eager to share info with us newbies. Surprising considering we are all suppose to be competitors. It was overwhelming last year when we attended the show as buyers, just to see the sheer number of booths and the elaborate decor of some. It was still overwhelming in a whole different worldly way as exhibitors this year as we struggle through the preparations, the setup, the actual show and tear down. There were lots of sleepless nights, we were exhausted beyond belief (all that work for the show plus getting 2 kids ready in the morning and at night, oh boy!), we bought more than we sold but all in all it was a great week.

Thursday, setup day

Putting up the lights and the walls.

Tada! The finished product.

Our beautiful side table and branches for my gift tags.

Of course we gotta have lemons, did you think we weren't gonna get lemons? And lemon drop candy ;)