Posted on September 21, 2019 by Cari
Categories: in WEDDINGS
In a big city like Indianapolis, it’s hard to find an ideal “garden” setting for a wedding. When we saw first hand how Tara Nicole Weddings transformed the popular Indiana Roof Ballroom into a garden dream wedding for Kelleen and Kevin, we were in total awe!
On today’s blog, we’re recapping this breathtaking wedding day and sharing all of our favorite wedding details.
NOTE: All photos featured below are courtesy of the incredible husband & wife team at Cory + Jackie Photography
(if you're still looking for a wedding photographer in the Indianapolis area - book them!! They are SO talented and the sweetest people you'll ever meet).
To kick off Kelleen & Kevin's wedding weekend, the couple's out-of-town wedding guests were greeted at their hotel with custom welcome boxes - complete with monogrammed water bottles, delicious popcorn packets from a local favorite Just Pop In, a custom wedding weekend itinerary card, and many more delightful goodies!
The wedding ceremony was a full Catholic mass ceremony, and took place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Carmel, Indiana. For the couple, we created a custom wedding program booklet to include all of their important details. The cover was constructed of a thick cotton cardstock with torn deckled edging, and featured the custom monogram crest we created for the couple (don’t you love the rose gold elements?). The booklet pages were bound together by a thin Evergreen satin ribbon to compliment the greenery elements used in their custom wedding monogram crest. Inside the booklet, Kelleen even included a detailed section about how her dress is a restyled version of her mother’s wedding dress – a detail we absolutely love! Their program booklet also included hymns so that guests could follow along, as well as directions to the reception and parking information (both of which I’m sure their out-of-town guests greatly appreciated).  
After there ceremony, guests made their way to downtown Indianapolis, where the Indiana Roof Ballroom is located. Little did guests know they would soon be whisked away into the most beautiful evening wedding in the midst of a secret garden, designed exclusively for the couple and their closest friends and family.
To enhance the garden feel of the wedding reception, the couple had a desire for lots of greenery throughout her wedding – from the wedding florals to the custom wedding paper details, it was important to them that it be incorporated.
Along with the greenery elements, touches of rose gold and copper were a part of the overall wedding style. The metallic tones placed in small pieces throughout the wedding day. It’s evident that these metallics brought a higher level of elegance and sophistication to Kelleen and Kevin’s wedding ceremony and reception. The rose gold color was infused into the reception through metallic tapered candles, votive holders, and in small accents throughout their custom wedding stationery. We used rose gold to accent their custom wedding monogram crest, as well as in their menu text. The rose gold metallic color also made an appearance on their custom table numbers we designed exclusively for them.
We also helped the couple with various custom wedding signs – a large wooden wedding seating chart, a custom laser cut wooden sign for their favor table, and a clear acrylic Guestbook sign with a custom wooden stand. To ensure all of their wedding reception paper details corresponded, we also created custom signs for their bar area (a complimentary service we offer all of our full service wedding stationery clients!).
We were so honored to help make Kelleen & Kevin’s day extra special with custom wedding stationery and wedding signs to use at their ceremony and reception. All of the photos and details shown above wouldn’t be possible without the couple’s “dream team” of wedding vendors, which included:
Photography: Cory + Jackie
Ceremony: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Reception: Indiana Roof Ballroom
Planning: Tara Nicole Weddings
Florals: Isibeal Studios
Ceremony florals: McNamara
Paperie & Custom Signs: Interprintations
Calligraphy for Magnolia Leaves: Painted Letter Co
Dress: David’s Bridal
Suit’s: The Black Tux
Videography: Eyenamics
Rentals: A Classic Party Rental
Band/Entertainment: Nash County Band
Hair & Make-up: DL Lowry
Cake: Simply Perfections
Photo Booth: Picture Perfect
Congrats to the newlyweds!
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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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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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