Modern High Tea with a Vintage, Travel Twist

The most feminine theme for a party I would ever think of is that of a tea party. I'm not sure if you did as a little girl, but I remember being taken to multiple tea parties while in elementary school. One would sip the tea with their pinkies in the air and taste little sandwiches and treats prepared by the owner of the tea parlor.

Now as an adult, I've seen a huge influx of Bridal Showers themed with having a Tea Party in mind. Almost a "Bridal Tea" if you will. Actually, I've had the pleasure in designing some gorgeous stationary for one recently. Take a look at how awesome a this theme can be when you mix a bit of Vintage and Modern touches to a travel infused tea party!!

The Entrance Table not only had small, vintage touches, but it had personal touches including the celebrated couple's story and the Bridal Tea Invitation (which was a surprise to the Bride).

In order to ensure that guests would wait until the celebrated Bride-To-Be's arrival to feast on the yummy sandwiches and treats, a sheer curtain was placed in front of the buffet.

What Bridal Shower wouldn't be complete with a banner proclaiming the Bride's transition from "Miss" to "Mrs". 

Place Cards with the name of each dish will help guests decipher what they are dining on and make the line for the buffet move quicker.

Adding framed quotes treats guests to special details that make the event look even more fabulous.

The Bride-to-Be's table should have the most attention to detail. After all, she is the one we are celebrating!! ;)

Thanking your guests for attending your special event is a must.

What truly inspired this suite's design was a push to have something special and extremely detailed. We know Jane loved her Bridal Tea as much as we loved helping make every detail count.

Our Lovely Bride-to-Be, Jane

Our Lovely Bride-to-Be, Jane

Special thanks to Carina Bergouignan who supplied the awesome detail shots for Jane's Travel Bridal Tea.

Setting Sail with Nautical Designs

As the cold weather and snow seem to plow through the country, it almost feels like summer cannot come soon enough. Let's warm up a bit and get in the mood, shall we?

Video by ©Royal Caribbean International

Okay....maybe I got a little too literal with that one...but you catch my drift (no pun intended. Really!)  

We are getting more and more inquiries from couples who are having shipboard weddings. They want designs that will have their guests feeling the ocean mist while still keeping a formal attitude. You also have some couples who want to have some fun as their big day is definitely not your usual wedding experience. Check out some of the nautical stationary we have created for just the occasion.

There are so many colors, shapes, and elements of design to play with when it comes to a Nautical theme. Are you having a nautical theme for your big day? What elements would you incorporate if you were?

If you have further questions about our designs and how we can create beautiful designs together, please click the "contact us" button below.

The Confusion with Registries

Anyone who has had, thrown, or been invited to a wedding or baby shower knows all too well of the confusion and frustration purchasing from a registry can be.

As the bride or expectant mother, registries are a great way to get exactly what you need for this great new milestone in your life. However, sometimes the way you tell your guests about the registry might not be the best method. Some retailers (I won't name any names) will give you a cute, little 2" x 2" card that has the store information on it, but will have you fill in your information. I was even sent one that had a specific location for the retailer highlighted (of which I just thought was really snooty). Here are some questions that some people don't think about when they create a registry:

    1. What if you have multiple places you are registered at? Now-a-days, most are aware of the difficult times we find ourselves in and are conscious that not everyone can pay for the precious, fine china that costs an arm and a leg. So, instead, they will choose two different retailers that will meet all their guest's needs.
    2. What if the retailer doesn't offer registry cards? Yes, there are some retailers that do not find purpose in creating these helpful guides. This just means that your guest will rely on the information either on the invitation or by word of mouth from other guests.
    3. What if the registry can only be found online? These retailers will go with the computer culture and just expect you to send an email your guests with a link directing them to the site. That might cut off some of your guests since not everyone is computer/internet friendly.

    You might just say, "Well, I'll just put the information on the invitation" or "Those who know us best will know how to find our registry". Oh and let's not forget the infamous "If people truly know us, they will find our registry through our names."

    To these responses, I remind you that not all guests are alike. Some guests will not remember to take their invitation with them to the retailer, let alone remember your name. It is always best to simplify instead of complicate. Hence, we created the answer to this conundrum.

    Custom Registry Cards we've created will help your guests efficiently choose where to go purchase the gift for your special event. It is small enough to be placed into any purse or wallet and contains the names of those registered (Bride, Groom, Mother-to-Be, etc).  This includes those great places online. You could even include your direct web address. Here are some great images of some of the cards we have created.

    So until next week! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

    Made in any shape, color, and size, Custom Registry Cards are the way to go.