Mint and Modern Rustic: Nick & Anna’s wedding at Noah’s Event Venue

Modern rustic.  Two crazy words together. But being in the wedding industry, I can have a couple say something like that and I know exactly where they’re headed.  Mainly, rustic but no burlap.  Bring in some classic elements and don’t be afraid to make it stylish, but fun.

Enter in Nick and Anna who came to me with that style with a fun mint green wedding color to play with. And what I loved about their wedding invitations, is that we weren’t afraid to use the mint at all.  Mint colored envelopes had to catch the eyes of their guests when they opened the mailboxes.  These were fun, classic and original for their wedding day.

The thing that I loved most about this couple was their wedding day items.  Of course, I always point out ceremony programs as something to have wedding day.  But for them, the list continued on and on and on.  I was blown away but super excited at the same time. 

I’m trying to think if I can even list these things off the top of my head.  Here it goes:

Ceremony programs
Napkins
Koozies
Table Numbers (with their baby photos!)
Custom Signs
Seating Charts
Engraved wood frames (for parent gifts)
Gift Bag Tags (the only one I did have to look up to remember)

These pieces made their wedding day even more personalized for the couple. And that’s the element of surprise that I love.

Noah’s Event Venue in Omaha was the perfect location for these two and the amazing Brett Brooner did an amazing job (as usual) capturing their wedding day.

Congrats, Anna & Nick.  Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

Golden dream wedding comes to life at Champions Run, Omaha

I seem to find a couple each year that will put their fingerprint into my business.  When I look back at 2017 weddings, Leslie and James’ wedding at Champions Run in Omaha will be that wedding. 

They have a style that is impeccable.  Classic.  Elegant.  Timeless.  I loved diving into what Leslie & James had in mind for their big day because they threw me so many things that I could only dream of designing. 

Custom cigar wraps?  Sure.

For reals.

She came to me with a logo that was designed by Schuler Studios.  I’ve seen their work and recognized it right away.  I love the monogram that they created for Leslie and James and she did too, because I’m pretty sure she had it printed, embroidered and laser cut into everything.  That’s where the classic elements started.

Their Save the Dates were oversized die-cut and gold foiled cards.  I knew the invites had to be spectacular if the Save the Dates started there!

And they were.  Leslie loved the idea of an oversized, tri-fold pocket invitation.  We incorporated gold foiling throughout the invitation and then my favorite part of the entire invitation: thin gold ribbon wrapped around the pocket and sealed with a gold wax seal.   Perfection.  One would have thought I would have gotten tired of doing 400+ wax seals.  But I didn’t (keep reading).

Add custom envelope liners and calligraphy by the talented Miranda Writes.  I mean, c’mon.  People should have a gotten an invitation to receive this invitation.  It was the main event!

Wedding day items were just as amazing.  Wax Seals?  Bring ’em on because their ceremony program was a tri-fold program sealed with that same gold wax.  500+ more wax seals (maybe by that time I was done doing wax seals….but I’d do it again in a heartbeat!).  We also created gold vinyl monogram signs, white ink acrylic signs plus all the details for their rehearsal dinner.  And yes, custom printed cigar wraps (with their amazing monogram of course!)

Their wedding: amazing. I still get chills watching their wedding video. And the thing is: this couple is so down-to-earth.  That’s what I think I enjoyed most working with them.  They are good people.  And when you find a couple like that, my job isn’t a job at all.  I’m just a part of the amazing day they created to kick off their lives together.

Congrats, Leslie & James.  I enjoyed every moment working together and wish you an amazing lifetime together!

Thanks to Iwen Exposures for the amazing photography of their wedding day!

 

Gold glitter with simple elegance in Downtown Omaha

Abby & Tom |  Holland Performing Arts Center  |  Omaha, Nebraska  |  dSy invitations

I always get chills when I see wedding photos from my couples.  Some come right away.  Some…months down the road.  And this one, a little over a year but so worth sharing still.  Thanks to Steph Fowler Photography for sending these in my inbox today.  Still so amazed with the simply beauty of Abby & Tom’s invitations and wedding.

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photographer: Steph Fowler Photography
Venue:
Holland Performing Arts Center
Cake: The Cake Gallery
Dress: Rhylan Lang
Florist: Loess Hills Floral Studio
Coordinator: Caitlin Fuller
Makeup:  Leni Lisiecki
Hair: Emily Deets/Creative Hair Design

Perfect Purple Classic Invitations for Omaha Wedding

Emily & Paul |  Legacy Hall  |  Omaha, Nebraska  |  dSy invitations

I never ask, “what are your wedding colors?”  I’ve learned that not all couples have distinct wedding colors.  The typical response I would receive: “Well, I don’t really have A color.”  Tones, hues and combinations is typically what I see.

Emily and Paul were on the opposite spectrum.  Her purple was beautiful and we brought it out perfectly on their wedding invitations.  Their wedding invitations have a very classic look to them, which paired perfectly for their Catholic wedding ceremony.  I was in awe when she sent me her wedding photos. Those florals!  Breathtaking pops of color to compliment everything they put together.

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Emily and Paul were a joy to work with.  We designed their wedding invitation suite, ceremony programs and thank you cards for their wedding day.  Congrats you two!  Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

Ceremony Location: Christ the King Catholic Church
Reception Location: Legacy Hall
Photographer: Bailey Sturgeon Photography
Dress: David’s Bridal
Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse
Florist & Cake: Hy-Vee (96th and Q St.)
Caterer: My Own Touch Catering
Makeup: Teresa and Melissa Gorman
Hair: Ambition Salon
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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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Modern Wedding Invitation for a Omaha wedding at 1316 Jones

There aren’t many brides I get to design for that truly love a modern look.  Straight lines, san serif fonts, large lettering…you get it.  But I met Ashley & Sean and that’s exactly what they wanted.  I didn’t have much to show them that went with their style.  But I knew we could come up with something fantastic for their big day.  This down-to-earth couple was easy to work with and were so appreciative.  They weren’t afraid of anything I threw at them.  And their invite is modern yet sophisticated.  It went well with the industrial look of 1316 Jones in Omaha, Nebraska.  The venue…probably the inspiration of this design.

Their invitation suite started with Save the Dates, ended with ceremony programs.  And I couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out.  I hope they feel the same way about their wedding day.  Check out the photos from Andrea Bibeault Photography below.  That grooms cake and groomsmen socks….to die for!

Congrats to this wonderful couple married this past May!

Photo Cred: Andrea Bibeault Photography

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Love shines in Anna & Seth’s mixed metal Lincoln, Nebraska wedding

I love making my way down I-80 to Lincoln, Nebraska to meet with brides. A warm, summer morning brought me to meet Anna. I knew the designs we would create would be special. She had ideas. She had a passion. She was in love with her soon-to-be groom, Seth.

Anna chose one of my favorite photographers, Wyn Wiley for her wedding day, and like he does so well, their engagement photos were magnificent. Thus, beautiful Save the Dates were born.dsy_0120

For Anna and Seth’s wedding invitations, she loved the oh-so-popular gold foiling, which at the time I was just diving into creating. Each piece of her invitation suite was accompanied with gold foil, paired with a light gray envelope and gold envelope liner. We created a wedding monogram for their invitation wrap and mixed metal perfection fell into place.annasethweddinginvitations

But it wasn’t the Save the Dates, wedding invitations, place cards, menus or custom signs that will make me remember this could. It was this little gift:

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You see, when Anna and Seth were to get their invites in the mail, it was the same time I was bringing in my new little one into the world. I’m sure my emails were filled with “don’t worry” and “we’ll get this done”. And Anna was on board — and everything was in their hands before my little guy was placed into mine.

Gifts are fun to receive, but they’re just things. But the thought behind this one meant more than I could have imagined. Most brides I meet with want a family some day. Most aren’t thinking about that for a while. Anna placed herself in my shoes and the thoughtfulness she showed….unforgettable.

My hope is their wedding day was the same.

Check out Anna & Seth’s wedding day photos from the talented, Wyn Wiley.  There are too many good ones to just pick a few to feature here.

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Julie + Matt | Wahoo, Nebraska | dSy invitations wedding

There is a wedding like this that rolls around once a year for me.  I just didn’t see it coming when I met the GROOM at a bridal show.  Yes, the groom.  Solo.  His bride couldn’t make it but he wanted to come and get information for her.  (can we say keeper?)  I got their information and followed up with a consultation with both the bride and groom and fell in love with this down-to-earth couple who wanted something fun for their wedding day.  And since their reception was at the Strategic Air & Space Museum in Ashland, an airplane theme seemed to work well for them.

And me.  It’s not often you can create a wedding invitation that looks like an airline ticket.  And for the RSVP, just rip that off the side of the ticket, much like a real airline ticket when you board the plane (or used to before online tickets, right?)  I love the navy metallic open-ended envelope we paired with this too.

But what I couldn’t wait for was an idea we discussed at their consultation.  What about a paper airplane ceremony program?  One that you could actually fold up and fly at the couple when they leave the church?  Seriously?  Can we do this?  And really that was my question…check with the church to make sure we can do this.  Because in my head, the design was already started.

Enter in airplane ceremony program.  Complete with folding instructions on the back.  This was maybe my favorite piece of the year.  Maybe even since designing for couples in the past five years.  Unique.  Personalized.  Made exactly for this couple and their wedding day.  I love it.  Check out my separate blog about that project.

Thanks to this wonderful couple for making me part of their big day.  I hope every time you see a paper airplane, it reminds you of your wedding day.

Julie + Matt
May 29, 2016

Ceremony: St. Wenceslaus, Wahoo, Nebraska
Reception:  SAC Museum
Wedding Planner: Cherry on Top Events by Jen
Catering: All Inclusive Catering
Photographer: Amanda Leise Photography
Dress: Nebraska Bridal
Florist: Found & Flora
Cake: The Omaha Bakery
Videographer: Taylored Media Productions
DJ: Phil with PM Entertainment
Rentals: United Rent-All
Transportation: JH Transportation
Invitations & Stationary: dSy invitations

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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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