Kim + Dan | Pensacola Beach, Florida | dSy invitations wedding

It seems like forever ago when I met Kim to discuss her destination wedding.  It was cold and we were talking about a destination wedding in Florida.  I’m not sure if I was more excited to design these based off her amazing style or the fact that a Florida wedding sounded FANTASTIC as we talked on that cold November, Nebraska day.

Kim wanted something that showed their Florida wedding without screaming WE’RE GETTING MARRIED BY A BEACH with sand and seashells (but we did fit a little starfish in there).  I knew exactly where I wanted to take these.  We created these fantastic wedding invitations with a watercolor water look splashed throughout.  This watercolor look was brought into the ceremony program as well in the custom “guest book” map we created.  Kim and Dan love to travel.  So we designed a map for their guests to sign and they can frame afterwards.  Super cute and it turned out perfect.

Congrats to this great couple!  Thanks to Alena Bakutis Photography for the great photos of their wedding.  Here is just a sneak peak of their gorgeous wedding day.

Kim + Dan
May 14, 2016




Emily + Matt | Omaha, Nebraska | dSy invitations wedding

Oh how I’m so excited to begin my blogs of 2016 weddings.  Yes, it’s been a long time coming.  But I’ve been a little busy…with 2016 weddings.  Ironic.  But as things start to go into winter wedding design season, I have a bit of breathing room to share some amazing weddings from this past year.

And first up, one of the most bubbly and fun couples I worked with.  It happens sometimes when I click with a couple.  Okay, with a bride.  I’m not going to lie.  I felt like Emily and I coulda grabbed a glass of wine and chatted about her wedding all day long.  I loved her personality, her style and her down-to-earth personality.  And to no surprise, her personality shows through in the photos from their wedding. As well as their amazing style.

Emily and Matt were right on trend with the hot hot hot color of navy for 2016 weddings.  Their accent of mint green was fabulous and we incorporated a modern, fun look with their wedding invitations and ceremony programs.

Thank you to this fun couple for letting dSy invitations design for your wedding day.  Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

Emily + Matt
April 23, 2016

Ceremony: Salem United Methodist Church, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Photographer: Foto Eleven
Dress: David’s Bridal
Tuxes: Tip Top Tux
Caterer:  Hy-Vee
Florist: Hy-Vee
Cake: Hy-Vee
DJ: Complete (DJ: James)
Makeup: Model Perfect Airbrush, Savannah Williams
Hair: The Gallery Salon
Invitations & Stationary: dSy invitations


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Kate + Dan | Omaha, Nebraska | dSy invitations wedding

I love a couple who knows what they want.  And when I met with Kate before her October 2015 wedding, I knew I ran into one of those couples.  And when she said GOLD GLITTER, I knew we were a great fit to work together.

Kate and Dan’s style was an art deco inspired look, but Kate didn’t want to go over the top.  And I definitely saw where she wanted to go.  Nothing too “gatsby” but kept that 1920’s look in mind within the design.  And gold glitter band…oh ya.  Pair gold glitter with the navy look she was going for with her wedding day…nothing less than classy.

We designed a standard package on off-white paper, complete with the invitation, guest information card and RSVP postcard.  And of course, that gold glitter belly band.  We also designed their Save the Date postcards and ceremony programs to complete the wedding invitation suite.

I gotta thank this couple for allowing me to make the look of their wedding day come to life through their custom invitations.  Best wishes to this amazing couple!

Kate + Dan
October 16, 2015

Ceremony: St. Patrick Catholic Church
Reception: Tiburon Golf Club
Photographer:  Iwen Exposures
Dress: Schaffer’s Bridal, Scottsdale, AZ
Florist: Mulhall’s
Cake: Whole Foods
DJ: Aaron Roberts
Live Music: Jim Hartnett & Ryan McDonald
Goodies: Vic’s Popcorn
Transportation: Ollie the Trollie
Invitations & Stationary: dSy invitationsKateDan

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Style Watch – Navy & Gold

What’s hot in weddings for 2016? I’m starting to see a trend through the couples I’m meeting with and booking for the upcoming year.  I want to highlight one of my favorite color combos and style trends for 2016.

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What are your thoughts on this classic look?  Leave your comment below!

Megan + Ross | Omaha, NE | dSy invitations wedding

When I see photos of Megan and Ross’s wedding, I can’t help but think this is the type of wedding Megan had been dreaming about since she was 7 years old, or whenever little girls start dreaming about their wedding.  Beautiful bride, handsome groom, large beautiful church and every last detail was elegant perfection.

And that’s how I envisioned it too when I first met Megan, her mom and mother-in-law early 2014.  Megan wanted nothing but classic in every element.  Her invitations were designed with exactly that in mind…and trust me, classic elegance may look easy, but is definitely not that.  We wanted to show that classic look Megan was searching for, but make it their own too.  Their invitations were black on ivory with a second layer of a navy blue linen paper adhered to the back.  This gave the invite substance and that little bit of color Megan had throughout her wedding day.  The RSVP postcard and guest information card were both beautiful. We printed all guest names and addresses on the envelopes to round out the entire package.

For wedding day, we created a folded, classic wedding ceremony program as well as a long skinny menu that gave the table a pop of shine with the cream metallic paper it was printed on.

Such a great couple and I loved working with them.  Congrats…wishing you a lifetime of happiness.

Check out Megan & Ross’s wedding video here (by JF+M)

Megan + Ross
June 6, 2014

Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church, Omaha, NE
Reception: Scoular Ballroom
Wedding Planner: Kimera Weddings and Events
Photographer: Dana Damewood Photography
Videographer: JF+M
Florist: Flowers by Design
Cake: Cake Gallery
Band: Rough Cut
Invitations & Stationary: dSy invitations

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Dana + Steven | Omaha June Wedding | dSy Wedding

Sometimes people are meant to be.  The universe collides to bring two people together who were just meant to be together.

Dana and Steven?  Probably them too, but I’m talking about the bride, Dana and myself.  One would think that finding a bride-to-be with the same first name is something special.  I mean, how many Danas do you know?  There aren’t a lot of us and take in that there are a few guys out there with this name, your chances are less.

And then it hit me when I was designing Dana & Steven’s Save the Date postcard.  Not only did Dana and I share our first name, but Dana’s last name was about to change to Osborn.  Minus the “e” like mine but still, that’s a pretty big coincidence!

All of that just brought me to love this couple even more.  I met them at the DC Centre Bridal Fair and they won my prize I was giving out.  I met with Dana, got to know her and her wedding style.  Navy and yellow, classic, vintage, yet fun are all things I heard from this happy bride and I couldn’t wait to use their photos to create their Save the Date postcard with personalized monogram.  After awhile, we touched base again and they were ready to begin the invitation design process.  I designed the invitation, Guest Information card and envelopes which featured their monogram as their return address.  We also did the programs for their wedding ceremony as well as an acrylic etched wedding cake topper with their monogram. {LOVE}

Congrats to Dana & Steven on their wedding day and thank you for allowing me to design for you.  I enjoyed your unique style and down-to-earth personalities.

Dana + Steven
June 29, 2013

Ceremony: St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, Omaha, Nebraska
Reception: Oak Hills Country Club
Photographer: Rebecca Ellison Photography (special Thank You for use of photos for my blog)
Florist: Mel Velasquez with Northwest Florist & Nursery
DJ: Complete (DJ Jesse Robinson)
Dress: Bridal Traditions, Omaha
Cake: The Cake Specialist
Invitations & Stationary: dSy invitations

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