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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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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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Christmas Cards, Holiday Party Invitations

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    Offering a Personalized Shopping Experience! Products and services provided in-store: Christmas Cards, Holiday Party Invitations Custom Wedding Invitations Save-the-Dates, Rehearsal Dinner, Shower, Bachelorette Invitations Wedding Menus, Place cards and Programs Themed Party Invitations printed in-house (2-day turn around) or special order Fine Stationery Birth Announcements Calligraphy Services Graduation Announcements and Party Invitations Corporate Stationery & Invitations…

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The Stress of Finding a Dress! (As a Wedding Guest)

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Ladies, can we talk about REAL wedding problems here?  I have been a guest at some amazing wedding celebrations this past Summer and I started noticing how stressed out I started feeling about choosing the right wedding attire.  Living in Florida, these events can be quite “steamy” and I am not talking about the honeymoon!…

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Never Underestimate the value of Accessories!

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What a wonderful wedding season it has been this year! I honestly cannot remember a Spring and Summer that has been this active with weddings near and far! I certainly do not know the answer to this sudden upsurge – could it be a return to romance and old-fashioned values? Couldn’t tell you for sure,…

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To Have and Hold On To

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Watch this video to learn more about our shop! Maureen Hall Invitations from Maureen Hall on Vimeo. I just came across an interesting tweet trending right now, from theknot.com and I want to share it with you! The article is: 16 Fashion and Beauty Instagram Accounts Every Bride Should Be Following. Here’s the link: >http://bit.ly/1tRZMfV…

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Notice the French envelope;a tradfitional layout on "corner notched" card with satin ribbon accent.

The Importance of Custom Wedding Invitations

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I just came across an interesting article trending on Twitter this week. Lauren Grove is the Editor and Owner of a blog entitled: “Every Last Detail, Insight for Brides”. A self-proclaimed clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world. In her article, 10 Things I…

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This style of thank you notes from Crane & Co. are especially beautiful for a bride and groom to use for their gifts.  Featured in the photo above are, from left to right:  Gold Flourish Thank You Notes on Pearl White Lettra paper, Quantity of 10 for $19, and Hand Engraved Calligraphy Thank You Notes on Pearl White Kid Finish paper.  Quantity of 10 for $19.

The Resurgence of the Handwritten Note

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If you want to make a lasting impression with your words and thoughts, a handwritten note on quality paper is the way to go! How could a series of abbreviated phrases or cryptic acronyms found in texts and email possibly connote an emotional message? To convey personal thoughts, there is no better way than to…

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Coach Willie and Betsy

It’s a Small World!

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What a fun afternoon! It just so happens, our new associate, Betsy Brkich, had a great surprise when in walked Willie Anderson with his fiancee. Willie was Betsy’s son’s coach from AAU Basketball. We had a great time catching up and reminiscing about the old days. We wish Coach Willie and SJ all the best…

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Coral invitations and accessories at Maureen Hall Stationery and Invitations

Check Out Our New Coral Accessories!

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“Coral, Coral, Coral – it’s as flattering as candlelight.” – Gordon Espinet Coral is a charming color! Always one of my personal faves. Living in Florida, what better way to welcome the Spring than with fabulous coral accessories?!? Coral is a great way to make a statement, especially when paired with neutrals, such as: white,…

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Mo and Nancy Lashley

A Visit from the Lallie Founder!!!

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This made my day!!! Nancy Lashley, founder of our beloved Lallie line, was passing through town and stopped by the store!! What fun to reminisce and talk shop… Oh, how I miss Nancy, Shawna and Linda of the old Lallie days !!! Lallie is widely recognized for fun, lighthearted, hand-drawn designs and lots of customization…

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Traditional Wedding Invitations

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Today’s Inspiration:  Traditional Wedding Invitations. Even within the realm of the “traditional” category, there is still lots of room to play around and design a unique invitation to fit your event and personality. Jewel tones are always a popular choice when leaning towards the more traditional side of the spectrum, and of course a solid…

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