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The Return of the Chaste Bride

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I am so happy to report that a “chaste spirit” has infiltrated bridal wear, lending a regal air to bridal collections all around the globe.  This trend is validated by the choice of Pippa Middleton for her wedding gown earlier this month. The wedding industry has been quoted as “moving away from the sexy, sheer…

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Response Cards and Envelopes

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Today, we are addressing a question that has come up a few times recently: does a response card always require an envelope? In most cases, the answer is yes.  You (the bride or the couple) send a response card with pre-stamped envelope to your guests so they can reply with their attendance and often times,…

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Spread the Love this Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so take a minute to celebrate the ones you love!

A good old fashioned Valentine card is always appreciated, whether it’s from your partner/spouse or your mom, getting a card in the mail is always sure to brighten your day.

Writer’s block?  Don’t sweat it!  Don’t get too hung up on coming up with writing something deeply poetic, a simple “I love you” or “I appreciate all you do ” will go a long way.

If you have little kids, having them make Valentine’s for friends and family members is a great activity that is sure to bring a big smile to the recipient.

How cute is this?!  From Craft Gossip, more here: http://bit.ly/2jGjgFk

How cute is this?! From Craft Gossip, more here: http://bit.ly/2jGjgFk

Even babies can get in on the fun!  Put ink or washable paint on their feet and position them in the shape of a heart on a piece of paper and voila!  You made a heart made out of baby’s feet.  Adorable!

You can also celebrate by sending cards to girlfriends or host a fun little Valentine gift exchange party (including chocolate and champagne, of course!)  Hey, who doesn’t need an excuse for a girls night?!

And of course, Valentine’s Day is a popular time for engagements!  If your special someone pops the big question over the holiday, be sure to come in and visit us when you’re ready to start planning your big day!

XOXO,

Maureen

 

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Beautiful floral invitation for a spring wedding!

30% off Wedding Invitations Online!

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While we always love to meet our brides and consult on designing their perfect wedding invitation package, we understand that a lot of women today simply don’t have the time or the budget for designers we typically represent in the store. Our online store is the perfect solution for the modern bride on a budget.…

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Response card with lace die cut detail to match invitation and dress!

Response Sets for Wedding Invitations

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While we are in full holiday mode here, we are still working on wedding invitations for next year.  Clients often ask us if it’s really necessary to include a response card (versus collecting responses via email.)  Here are our thoughts: First and foremost, we are traditionalists.  When it comes to formal wedding invitations, we are never…

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Wedding Thank You Note Survival Guide

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There’s just something about putting pen to paper that conveys a personal touch from the sender and expresses gratitude in a way that is un-matched in today’s digital world. Here a few short and sweet tips I’ve compiled over the years and hope that will be of some help to you! Step 1:  Start Early Thank you…

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Are Photo Christmas Cards Still Relevant?

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  As the holidays are fast approaching,  the question was posed : “Are photo Christmas cards still relevant?” The short answer here is, YES!!!!   As a woman in my mid-thirties, Maureen asked me to provide my perspective on the topic. While some may see photo family Christmas cards as a trend that just never seemed…

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Duograms: An Updated Twist on an Old Tradition

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Most everyone is familiar with a monogram (an inscribed set of initials), but have you ever heard of a duogram? Traditionally, formal wedding invitations were sent from the bride’s family, announcing the marriage of their daughter, and often featured a prominent monogram of the bride’s initials. These days, more people are getting married later in…

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Trends in Wedding Invitations for 2016

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So excited to share these new beautiful wedding invitation designs on trend from the new William Arthur Wedding Collection! Let us know if you see something that inspires you.  We would love to walk you through every step of choosing the perfect invitation for your special day! The only difficulty is deciding between so many…

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We have up-dated our website!

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Dear Lovely Friends and Clients, After weeks and months of new photography, writing, design and layout with my marketing team, we have worked hard to make our website more user-friendly.  We hope you like our new look!!! Celebrating over 25 years in business, we believe it is important to stay current in trends in personalized…

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Wedding Invitations

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Romantic, elegant, or with some extra pizzazz?

We take great pride in meeting with you and customizing your invitations to suit your style.

 

Here are several examples of what we have created for recent clients. Take a look to get ideas, and then come on in!  Schedule An Appointment

 

 

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Yassmine Wedding Invitation

After Your Wedding Invitations are Selected…

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There are additional accoutrements that round out your beautiful  personalized wedding paper package!  There’s calligraphy on the wedding invitation envelopes, menus, programs, placecards and thank you notes, personalized napkins and welcome bags to consider. Below are a few samples of recent orders of calligraphy addressing we have completed.  

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Wedding Do’s and Don’ts…

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Couples often stop by the store and ask questions about proper wedding etiquette.  I thought it might be helpful to address some of the most common concerns. 1.  Etiquette says that if the invitation is addressed to your friend and a guest, she is free to bring whomever she chooses.  However, if you address the…

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The ABC's of a Thank You Note

The ABC’s of a Thank You Note

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  I recently came across a charming article published in a popular southern magazine.  Etiquette expert, Elizabeth Edwards, shres the ABC’s of a well-written thank you note. This is my interpretation of her advice, which I am excited to share with you.  It seemed like a great way to illlustrate the basics. A.  For notes…

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Enough About the Bride – What food was Served?

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  In the past, wedding guests were often overheard discussing the beauty of the bride and groom’s impeccably-tailored wedding attire, the exquisite venue or the table settings at the reception.  The wedding quartet softly playing Handel or Pachelbel would set the tone and bring a tear to the eye.   Not so nowadays.  The wedding…

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Shades of Grey? This Issue is Black & White!

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I am often asked my opinion regarding the issue of a printed wedding invitation vs. an emailed wedding invitation.  Please forgive me if I sound like I am on a soapbox, however, on this subject, my thoughts are unwavering. I recently read in the news where Benedict Cumberbatch (say that name three times quickly!) traditionally announced…

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Destination Weddings!

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Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular.  We find so many of our clientshave attended weddings at local hotels and country clubs and are looking for an exotic venue where they can have a more intimate gathering. Below is a beautiful beach glass invitation with an embossed shell motif definitely sets the tone for a…

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Beautiful Laser Cut Pocket Wedding Invitation

Getting Engaged this Holiday? Come See Us!

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Calling all brides to be coming home for the holidays:   we are here for all your wedding needs! From Save-the-Date Announcements to Wedding Invitations to Thank You Notes (for all those shower and wedding gifts coming your way!)  Come visit the shop while you are in town.  For personal one-on-one attention, please call us for an…

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