Rustic Iowa Wedding with Burgundy Charm: Caylee & Dustin’s wedding day

It seems honestly like forever when I got to work with Caylee and Dustin.  But as wedding seasons come, they go.  I feel horrible for blogging about a 2016 wedding in 2018…but this one is still on my radar because of the amazing pieces I created for this couple.

Caylee was referred to me by a good friend of mine who worked with here.  What a small world to have one of my friends give my name out and then CLICK with the couple instantly.  Caylee had a style I loved.  Rustic, yes.  But with charm. 

Her invites were fun with a polka boarder which we brought into other pieces as well.  And every. thing. coordinated.  My designer heart was full 🙂  We created signs and signs and tent signs for the reception that put everything into place.  Trust me when I say THIS MAKES ME HAPPY.  I know it’s a little thing, but the coordination of everything makes wedding day puzzle pieces fit together.

Beautiful stationery aside, look at this beautiful couple!  Caylee and Dustin beamed on their wedding day and Jamie Van Kley Photography did an amazing job capturing the amazing moments of their wedding day.

Plus, check out Blushing Bells Iowa where Caylee & Dustin’s wedding was featured!

 

 

Kira & Kyle – Rocky Mountain Bride Feature

When I see my invites in print or on a national blog, I get kinda gitty.  I got an email before Christmas that Kira and Kyle’s 2016 Montana destination wedding would be featured in Rocky Mountain Bride magazine.  Merry Christmas to me! 

I still constantly show off their invites to new couples.  This was one of the original invitations I designed with a water color floral look.  She was right on trend and I loved that I could create this beautiful design for her. 

Check out the feature here.  And thanks to RMB for featuring this beautiful wedding and beautiful couple!

Watercolor Floral Invitations (& rain) bring touch of Spring to Fall Omaha Wedding

Kelsey & Grant |  Livestock Exchange Building  |  Omaha, Nebraska  |  dSy invitations

As I dive into 2017 weddings, I’m designing my fair share of watercolor floral invitations.  And with each one being so different, I’m not sure if I can get tired of creating them.  And there is always one bride who will set the tone for me.  Who will bring me an idea that I’ve been seeing out there, but haven’t created yet. 

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Kelsey wanted to bring in her neutral floral inspiration into her wedding invitations.  My response?  Yes, please!  I’ve been wanting to create something like these, but since I only do custom design, I need a couple who wants to create these too.  And did we ever.  Pair a beautifully designed wedding invitation with a blush pocket, a lace belly band and navy blue envelope liners (which I pretty much begged her to do), and I can’t show off this invitation enough.

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Kelsey & Grant’s invitation suite is one I feature on my website and my social media quite a bit.  Their inspiration and style helped me create a design I show off so much at my invitation consultations.  And has inspired other designs as well.  For this couple, we created the invitation suite as well as ceremony programs.

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And these photos….seriously?  Can these two make a rainy wedding day look any more amazing?  Congrats, Kelsey & Grant.  Your day looked amazing.  Thank you for trusting me to design such amazing pieces for your perfect day.

Ceremony location: First Unitarian Church of Omaha
Reception location: Livestock Exchange Ballroom
Photographer: Cassie Rosch
Dress: Ivy and Aster
Tuxes/Suits: Tip Top Tux
Florist: Loess Hills Floral
Cake: Lynn Paumer (groom’s mom!  amazing!)
DJ/Music: Complete Music
Makeup: Model Perfect Airbrush
Hair: Hairworx
Invitations: 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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The Printer is Hot

Address PrintingI’m getting a bit antsy.

July brides.  Yes you.  You are who I’m working on right now and I feel it’s going well!  But ya’ll are keeping me so busy that I haven’t had a chance to photograph any invitations from my April or May brides!  Maybe today…maybe not.  Fingers crossed I can get some invitations featured soon.

In the meantime, if you’re thinking about wedding invitations or have already booked with me, I gotta make a plug for printing on your mailing envelopes.  I’ve had so many brides ask if I offer this first thing when we meet!  More times than not, the couple hand addressed their Save the Dates.  An aching hand several hours later and lesson was learned.  dSy invitations can print directly on your mailing envelopes with a return address (which I like to do on the back flap) and your guests’ addresses.  You probably already have your guest address list going, so I just need that and we’ll get them printed nicely, matching your invitations, right on your envelope.

No hand-writing PLUS it’ll look 100 times better.  I want to say 85% of my brides at least do some sort of printing on their envelopes.  Because they’re smart, that’s why!

Invitation features are coming soon!  Check back, please.