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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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:

Midlands Business Journal

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.

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

Blue Navy Wedding
Dana + Steven Wedding Invitation & Save the Date
Dana + Steven Beautiful Bride
Dana + Steven Ceremony Programs
Dana + Steven They’re Married!
Dana + Steven Table Decor
cake top
Dana + Steven Monogram Cake Top
Dana + Steven Sparklers