Posted on September 12, 2019 by Cari
Categories: in THE CITY, in WEDDINGS
Yesterday was the monthly Perfect Wedding Guide Networking Luncheon, held at the always gorgeous wedding barn at Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville.
With their picture perfect barn and it’s beautiful chandeliers, along with it’s serene tree-lined farmland setting, Mustard Seed Gardens has the perfect venue for a fall wedding (or networking event, in this case). They were so gracious to offer to host the event for local wedding professionals to network & dine together.
Bethany at Mustard Seed Gardens has an incredible eye for style, as she spearheaded the planning and preparation for the event. I always enjoy working with her, she has the best ideas! She selected birchwood farm tables with a natural finish, along with a few cashmere velvet covered round tables to fill the space. Chrissy from Special Occasions provided the most darling bud vases and simple florals, mixed amongst gold mercury glass votive holders, which were a beautiful pairing with this event’s modern rustic style.
We can’t forget to mention all of the place setting details, where A Classic Party Rental brought their A game (per usual!). Each guest’s place setting featured clear plates and gold metallic silverware. Atop the clear plate rested a cashmere colored napkins to correspond with the round table linens.
Interprintations sponsored the stationery for the event, with custom laser cut menu cards polishing off each place setting. I knew that I wanted to provide something less main stream and a little more custom, since these paper elements would be seen by so many of my peers. I know they would appreciate these intricate and high-end menu cards the most! Our favorite design element is the ornate detailing around the menu, which is accented by the laser cut shape.
Interprintations also provided the miscellaneous event signage enjoyed by guests – a perfect addition to dress up the bar area, champagne wall, and dessert table. It was an honor to provide this pretty paperie to brighten and inspire our wedding professional colleagues’ day!
Stewart Imagery was so kind to offer her time and talents to photograph the event. I always enjoy seeing her work, and this time around did not disappoint. Not to mention, she turned around the photo gallery to all of the sponsors within less than a day! What a nice surprise to receive these in my inbox so quickly. Thanks so much to Stewart Imagery for capturing all of the event details so beautifully.
Last, but certainly not least, was the (from what I've heard) delicious appetizers, lunch and desserts provided by Mills Catering. They're a catering staple in the Indianapolis wedding industry and have been around for years. They have a reputation for great reason - their food is just so scrumptious!
I have to say, I am SO sad I had to miss this incredible outing with my fellow Indianapolis wedding professionals. While I had purchased a ticket to the event, my childcare arrangements fell through & I ultimately wasn’t able to attend. I was so bummed! I had been looking forward to this one for a while. This “momprenuer” small business owner doesn’t get out much for adult interaction (or an adult beverage) very often…these networking events are always such a nice break for those of us with small businesses in the wedding industry.  A big thank you to Tammy at Perfect Wedding Guide for coordinating these events, and I look forward to making it to the next one at Daniel’s Vineyard!
Posted on September 5, 2019 by Cari
We are often asked, "What all do you offer?"
Oh, my goodness! I'm not sure if we have enough blog space to list out all of the products and options that are available to our clients. The glorious part of being a custom design studio is that the options are fairly endless. On the downside....the options are pretty endless. =) Which can be overwhelming to some clients. Thankfully, we try not to present too many options without first getting a good feel for your event style and stationery needs. Once we've grasped your overall vision, budget and "wish list" for stationery elements, we'll then present you with an array of stationery options and add-ons that we feel would be the best fit for you and your wedding.
To give you a short list of what we offer, here's a snippet of our most popular products and services:
Yes, we offer these! Listen, we know that some online retailers offer these, too. And all their “bells and whistles” make it seem like they’re such a good deal. But what they don’t often tell you is this:
·        They will print their logo on your save-the-date (They’ll do anything for free advertising. Ick.)
·        The process will be so impersonal. You are just another order number.
·        They will use cheap paper that’s not ideal for photo printing.
If you’re looking for a more personal process for designing your save-the-dates, that’s where we come in. Your save-the-date will be exclusively designed with only you and your fiancé in mind.
And we promise not to use your save the date to advertise our business! This is your wedding stationery, not ours.
This one is obvious, but we couldn’t leave it off the list! When it comes to invitations, we are here to make your wedding invitation dreams and vision come to life. At our first in-person or phone consultation, we’ll start by letting you tell us all about your wedding style, location, date/season and overall wedding stationery vision. We’ll then provide you with some price points and stationery elements that may best suit you & then move forward from there.
This one is SO important to factor into your custom stationery budget. To be honest with you, these elements will be enjoyed the most. They will be placed in front of your guests for hours, and will last infinitely through your wedding photos. We highly recommend taking your wedding day stationery as seriously as your wedding invites. You won’t regret it!
The most commonly ordered wedding “day of” paper items are:
·        Wedding Ceremony Programs (a.k.a. Wedding Ceremony Booklets, and Order of Events Cards)
·        Seating Chart
·        Seating Cards (a.k.a. Escort Cards)
·        Table Numbers
·        Menu Cards
·        Event Signs (Welcome signs, bar signs, guestbook sign, etc)
·        Favor Tags
·        Welcome Bag Itinerary Cards
These are simply the most common wedding day stationery pieces – keep in mind that everything we do is custom, so if you’re wanting something that’s not on this list, no worries! We can easily help you with any and all paper and signs for your wedding day.
Also, we should note that you’re not restricted to only paper. We’ve created large wood seating charts, acrylic seating charts, acrylic menus, wood table numbers and acrylic table numbers. On top of that, we’ve even created “day of” items out of leather, velvet, and other materials. If you can dream it, we can create it!
If you're a 2019 or 2020 bride-to-be, we'd love to create some special pieces that are unique to you and your wedding. Email us today at to set up your complimentary consultation to learn more about our products and process.
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Posted on September 3, 2019 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS
We have had a blast designing all of our clients’ custom wedding invitations and “day of” wedding stationery! We’ve seen a few trends from previous years hold strong, and have also seen a few new trends pop up in the wedding world. Here’s a snippet of what we’re seeing in 2019!
Who doesn’t love a luxurious fabric like velvet? We are slowly seeing it take the place of silk in wedding trends. Velvet can be incorporated into so many aspects of wedding stationery. Velvet ribbon can bundle your stacked invitation pieces (as well as accent your bridal bouquet). You can incorporate a velvet envelope liner, for a pop of color and texture as guests open their invitations. You can even print directly on it – our favorite being gold foil printing, for the most luxurious look.
We’ve even laser engraved on velvet for table numbers, favor tags and place cards. The possibilities with this luxurious textile are pretty endless. We are welcoming this pretty trend with open arms!
I mean, talk about fashion forward! This textile is making a debut on the wedding scene this year and we couldn’t be more excited. It takes wedding invitations and stationery to a new level!
One of the ways we’ve used it this year is to bundle together wedding invitation suites. We’ve ditched the standard paper wrap-around band, and simply tied on a monogram tag with thin strips of leather.
What’s fun about leather is that it comes in so many hues – camel being our favorite, as it’s a lovely neutral to compliment almost any wedding color palette.
Another way we’ve used this trending material is in table numbers. One of our recent couples tied the knot at the beautiful White Willow Farms in Arcadia. Their style was modern “Southern Weddings” style farm wedding. We used a camel-colored leather and laser engraved the table number into it, for a branded look. The table numbers were to hang from the antlers they were incorporating into the centerpiece arrangements. So cool and unique, right?
We’re seeing the blush and ivory requests quickly fade, and are now seeing an uptick in custom design requests for invitations and wedding stationery in deeper boho-style hues. Think warm and rustic colors, mixed with moody hues such as burgundy, black, and navy. These color palettes are rich and romantic – we can see why brides and wedding planners are so drawn to them this wedding season.
The most popular metallic used to be Gold, but Rose Gold is nudging its way to the top this wedding season. It’s a popular request for wedding invitations, specifically when foil printing is the preferred print option. If we were to guess why it’s rising to popularity so quickly, we’ve venture to guess that it pairs well with all three new trends listed above!
** BONUS: We are now offering foil printing in house! The biggest perk is that it no longer requires a custom plate, like traditional gold foil stamping typically does. This allows us to print variable data – such as escort cards and guest addresses on invitation envelopes. Providing it in house (instead of outsourcing) also allows us to offer it at a more cost effective price point. (And yes, we have Rose Gold foil in stock and ready to print!)
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I’m a country girl, small business owner, wife, mother of three, and a proud alumna of Purdue University (Boiler Up!).
Wondering what life is like for a busy mom with a graphic design & laser cutting business? My days are filled with pretty paper, blissful brides, half-finished sketchbooks, half-eaten lunches, and lots of cuddling with my little ones. I look forward to sharing with you all of life's fun happenings (both in & out of the studio) here on the blog!
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