Mary + Justin | Omaha, NE | dSy invitations wedding

Currently, Mary & Justin’ style and color combination for their wedding is one of my favorite.  Navy is such a hot color right now but incorporating this color into fall colors through florals is amazing.  And this is seen in their wedding photos.

Mary & Justin wanted something classic for their wedding invitations.  Their ceremony location sets that tone but with the script font on this invite, we were able to give a lighter side of a super classic invitation as well.  We designed a standard package for Mary & Justin and incorporated a monogramed belly band to keep everything together.  We also design ceremony programs which matched everything perfectly.

Congrats to this wonderful couple!  Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

Mary + Justin
October 9, 2015

Ceremony: St. John’s Catholic Church (Creighton Univ. Campus)
Reception: Omar Arts & Events
Photographer: Amanda Kohler Photographer
Dress: Rhylan Lang
Tuxes: Jerry Ryan
Caterer: Eddie’s Catering
Florist: Flowers for Special Occasions
Cake: Cake Box by Chris Janicek
DJ: Showtime Music
Makeup: Blush Makeup Artistry, Christine Danderand
Hair: Stephen’s Salon, Terri & Aimee
Invitations & Stationary: dSy invitations

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Sarah + Nick | Omaha, Nebraska | dSy invitations wedding

Everything I designed for Sarah just fell into place.  And maybe how we first met was a good indication of that.  I was in Omaha (from Cedar Rapids at the time) meeting with a few other couples, and she called and wanted to schedule a consultation.  I called her back after my first consultation and asked if she had time that morning to meet.  Which she did. That was easy, right?

And the fact that I loved their wedding style made everything else easy as well.  With a bright royal blue as the main color of their wedding, I knew I was in for something great.  I haven’t used this color much (but since that time, I have a few different times).  We brought in the tones of her wedding floral (random blues, pinks, peaches and whites) onto the invitation and what we came up with was nothing less than gorgeous.

We designed a simple standard package invitation (minus RSVP) with a royal blue envelope.  We printed right on these envelopes to help make those addresses pop.  We also designed a ceremony program and seating chart which was at their reception.

From the look of her wedding photos, this is the wedding I had in mind when she described to it me.  I hope it was her dream wedding as well.  Congrats Sarah & Nick!

Sarah + Nick
August 1, 2015

Ceremony: Peace Presbyterian Church
Reception: The Club at Indian Creek
Photographer: The Leekers
Videographer: Amory Films  –  check out their wedding video here!
Dress: Her grandmothers!  And her mothers!  So awesome!
Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Caterer: Abraham Catering
Florist: Creative Fleurs
Cake: Pettit’s Pastry
Band: Pam & the Pearls
Invitations & Stationary: dSy invitations

Sarah + Nick // a Wedding Day Featurette from Amory Films on Vimeo.

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Omaha Idea Show 2015

I was a vendor at the 2015 Omaha Wedding Essentials Idea Show on October 18 at the MidAmerica Center.  And WOW.  I was blown away by the number of couples I talked to.  A few things I learned:

  • October is the HOT MONTH to get married. I chatted with so many October 2016 couples it was crazy!
  • Glitter is in.  ‘Nuf said.
  • The couples I’ve already booked for 2016 are right on the mark when it comes to the styles, colors and ideas for 2016 weddings.  I’m seeing tons of navy, blush, neutrals and gold.  And of course, the mention above (glitter).
  • Omaha is full of amazing wedding vendors.  Everyone came out in full force with their best stuff and I was blown away by the amazing table displays, music, lighting, cake (I tried them all) and floral.  Omaha engaged couples should be happy with the selection they are offered here in Omaha.

Now, for my booth.  I’m so lucky to be married to a guy who can help take my sketch and make it come to life.  We had a booth display I’ve used for the past few years, but with multiple moves and knowing the set up was heavy and a pain in the @$$, we left it in Iowa and wanted to start over for this Fall show.

Here is my first sketch of my booth:

IMG_6944Yep, that’s where all ideas start.  So if you can’t tell, I wanted a big wall with a few shelves, my logo on top and then some bookshelf below.  I also wanted to bring in a furniture piece for the side, but this show didn’t lend itself to that.  So next time.

And here is where we started:

IMG_6796It’s a door.  A 32″ hollow frame door which we purchased from Lowe’s.  My hubby built a “base” which allows the doors to just slide in the top and have screws on the back to screw them in tight and straight up.  Something only a construction mind can think of.

Here are some more photos of my men at work:

IMG_6799Putting latches on the doors so they suck in tight together.

IMG_6798 2My adorable bubs “helping” daddy with his tool set.  Seriously, could that be more adorable?

IMG_6805I ordered this custom logo made out of wood from Woodums on Etsy.  I was super impressed with the quality and the time it took to get to me was unbelievably fast.  I had this before we purchased anything else.  It had a cool wood-burned look to it, but my vision was always to spray it metallic gold.  Which I did.


I painted the doors Aspen Gray (Valspar) and created some shelves for the doors.  The original plan was 6 shelves, but I wanted enough room for my logo and didn’t want to crowd the space.  Quality vs. quantity.  So I went with 4 shelves.IMG_6918

Great brackets my hubby found at Menards.  The shelves slip right in there so we don’t have to unscrew shelves in and out time and time again.IMG_6919

My first Ikea purchase!  WHOO HOO!  I love these bookshelves and they’ll make a great addition to my office area after it’s all done.

A quick glue job for the logo and we loaded up to the show and set up.  Setting up the day before is always nice, but with the new set up, we were in and out in about 25 minutes (with two kids with us….bonus points).  And here is the finished product at the show:

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I was so happy and proud of how this came together.  And the compliments at the show…never ending!  Special thanks to All Seasons Floral for making exactly what I needed.  I threw Dana Bean some colors, a height I wanted, and she did amazing.

This is definitely one of the best wedding invitation booths out there, right?  I’d love your feedback!  Next wedding shows: January 2016.  I’ll let you know when and where those will be!

dSy invitations in Midlands Business Journal

Locally in Omaha, the Midlands Business Journal is a great publication to see information about anything business.  From new hires, to new businesses to what is going on, I’ve always picked up the MBJ to get in the know.

So I was super thrilled when I got contacted by the MBJ about their weddings section in the January publication.  And at the time, I didn’t know the extent of what this was going to be.  They asked me to answer some questions (check), they asked me to send in my headshot (check) and I was done.

A few weeks later I get a phone call about getting my photo taken for the article.  I was confused because I did send in my headshot. What else would they want?  Well, this is what they wanted:

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Whoa!  Like an actual newspaper article!  I was beyond excited to see this and love that I can talk about wedding invitations and help brides come up with something truly unique for their wedding day.

Thanks to the Midlands Business Journal for this great exposure!  I will post the entire article soon.