Art Deco Wedding Paperie

It's been about a month since the Northlake Wedding & Events Show, and I'm excited to announce that I just received the fabulous pictures from my venue! The photographers were amazing and are from Seattle Flashing Lights Photography

The theme for our venue, Hotel Deca, was "Rendez-vous a Paris". Think Roaring Twenties meets Moulin Rouge meets Gatsby and Art Deco, all rolled into one big wedding! Tons of gold and black with pops of red for added drama.

I had the pleasure of doing all of the paper goods for my venue -- menus, place cards, escort cards (yup, we did both!), "programs" (ceremony programs that were actually programs with our venue's vendor details), buffet dish labels, invite suite... I think that was it!

Check out that gold flatware -- gorgeous, right?! It makes me want to have a set of my own! Anyway, everything looked gorgeous against the black tablecloth. The place cards were held up by teensy tiny gold succulents. So cuuuuuuute! And of course, I did gold calligraphy for the place cards, AND matching gold embossed stamp with a very art deco-y design.

Side note: How GORGEOUS is this cake done by Stone Layne Baked Specialties? This girl is majorly talented! Her level of detail was pretty darn awesome. One more:

So lovely! Okay, back to paper and ink.

I used an enclosure (Love love LOVE enclosures. They're so dramatic without being all teenager-y) with a gold glittery band and a fine paper square fastener. It sort of reminds me of an obi on a kimono... very beautiful!

And I used my favorite layout -- font heavy, pretty drastically different fonts that came together beautifully!

Oh hey! There's my table!! I had a lot on it... next time I think I need to have some additional shelving behind me to display all of the paper goodies!

Well that was a fun day! I look forward to maybe doing this again next year! But just around the corner, I will be at another wedding show/tour! This time it will be Weddings in Woodinville and I am so STOKED! January 25th, 2015, here I come!

Here is the list of participating vendors from my venue:

Planner: Maris Events
Caterer: EatDrink Catering
Photographer & Photo Booth: Seattle Flashing Lights
DJ: Magnolia Rhapsody
Rentals: Abbey Party Rentals
Florist: Althauser Design
Stationery: Songbird Paperie
Dessert: Stone Layne Baked Specialities
Officiant: The Wedding Gentleman
Makeup: Younique Products
Live Event Painting: Lynette Marquis, Artist


Wedding Wednesday: Northlake Wedding & Events Tour!

Hip hip hooray! It's Wedding Show Season! It's that lovely time of year when the traditional wedding season winds down, and the inspiration season sets in, with all sorts of shows, inspiration shoots and blogs (mmm that sort of happens year round but let's just throw that in for good measure), and so much more preparation for the next wedding season!

I am STOKED to be a part of my very first show this coming Sunday. It's the Northlake Wedding & Events Tour, and it's going to be awesome. Picture this: seven venues, seven themes, seven groups of wedding/event vendors to meet and greet (from planners to stationery to floral and more), mockup ceremonies and receptions, swag bags, sweet treats, delicious beverages, music, and transportation to all the venues!

I will be at the oh-so-lovely Hotel Deca, and the theme is going to be so much fun! I'll give you a little hint... there will be some gold and it is going to be so decadent! Come visit me -- tickets are ONLY $20. And if you buy TWO tickets, they're only $30. So come with a friend or your fiance or your best friend or your business partner or your mom!

Sneak peak -- there will be beautiful gold things at Hotel Deca!

So yes, buy your tickets today (prices go up at the door), and be at the Center for Urban Horticulture between 10:30am-12:00pm on Sunday for check-in and to drop off your batmobile (I watched Batman Begins with Mr. Architect last night, so I've got Bruce Wayne on the brain!), and join the tour!

Here are useful links:

To purchase tickets:


Instagram: @northlakewed, #northlakewed

Twitter: @northlakewed

Looking forward to seeing your lovely faces on Sunday!


Cafe Flora Styled Shoot

Hi! It's been a while. Like way too long. A whole summer has passed since I last blogged and I miss you guys! I had a great summer 2014 wedding season, though! It was one for the record books. I'm looking forward to the off-season (still getting used to that -- being from sunny California, people get married year round!) where I can photograph all of my 2014 wedding paper and lettering goodies!

Another new thing for me is The Styled Photo Shoot. Ummm how awesome is it to dream up a dreamy wedding and make it come to life without actually getting married [again]?! The answer is SO awesome in case you were wondering. I got to do five styled shoots this year so far and they have all been so awesome!

The shoot I'm going to share with you is one that was dreamed up by the lovely Natalie of Ginger Bee Events and photographed by the awesome Sahara Coleman! It also got picked up by Seattle Bride Magazine (hooray!!) -- check out the link to the feature at the bottom of the post.

This photo shoot was so much fun! Did I mention that already? I felt like got stretched in a good way -- the colors were so dark, earthy, and almost moody, evoking such a dark chocolately rich feeling. I'm more milk chocolate. With sprinkles. And caramel. And edible glitter. With a gold foil wrapper. But after doing this, I'm like wow I can be ANY chocolate I want to be!

I also got to write on unconventional surfaces, which was always a treat. Natalie got these stone coasters for the place cards. Nifty idea, huh? As much as I love paper, a different kind of escort or place card is so creative and can also serve as a favor! 

The invitation suite was pretty awesome -- again, dark, earthy, and rich, but we also contrasted that with very geometric details (totally hot next wedding season, FYI.). Octagons and dodecagons (had to look that one up) made the invite stand out, and of course, my favorite, an envelope liner with a mosaic of more polygons!

The table assignments were written on glass tiles -- check out the shadow of the lettering! I used a chalk ink pen for these -- definitely recommend that over a paint pen.

Side note: check out that ring! So gorgeous. 

Such a fun styled shoot. :) If you want to check out more photos of this fabulous shoot, check out Ginger Bee Events' website or the feature on Seattle Bride Magazine's website!

And I will see you guys sooner than later! I promise this time. :)


Vendor list for this fabulous shoot...
Planner: Ginger Bee Events
Photographer: Sahara Coleman
Venue: Cafe Flora
Stationery: Songbird Paperie
Dresses: The Nature of Isa
Makeup: Taylour Chanel
Hair: Habitude Salon
Dessert: Hayley Steplyk
Jewelry: Arimathea and Stone
Florist: Cozbi Holtz
Models: Seattle Models Guild

Photo Share Time!

Remember when I said that I would blog every day? Shhhhh.. I have a secret... it's not happening every day like I thought it would! BUT... I just downloaded a blogging app on my iPhone, so hopefully (fingers crossed) it kicks my blogging fingers into gear. :o)

Today I'm going to share with you all some lovely professional photos by Urban Light Studios of some lovely things that Songbird Paperie and Butter & Bloom did for a wedding vendor open house at Axis Pioneer Square back in January! I just got these photos last week and I am SO excited to share!

How FABULOUS is this table set-up? Amazing, right? My lovely best bud Rachel over at Butter & Bloom did such a wonderful job with those chairs and the centerpiece! Let's have a closer look:

Those flowers just scream "this is going to be a wicked amazing wedding reception!". Can't you hear them? So bright and fun!

Now let's look at a close up of the table setting. I really wish I had that china in my kitchen! So pretty. Maybe Mr. Architect will let me have another set? 

The menu, favor box, and place card are all made by Songbird Paperie! It's up in the shop section if you would like to purchase some for your wedding!

Here's a close-up of the wedding ceremony programs. The colors compliment the floral pieces very well! The paper is my favorite - it's this very cottony, fine paper with the most luxurious texture. The silk ribbons give it a special touch!

This is definitely new since my previous Wedding Wednesday post on this mock wedding event -- I did signs for all of the food and beverage stations on luxe cream paper in the same bright color scheme.

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Last but not least is the cake! Rachel did such a beautiful job! I planned on making a big paper cake topper with the names "Sam and Suzy" in this playful script, but alas, I did not have the proper tools to affix it to the cake. So, I settled with a script S. It's pretty cute! Next time I'll make it bigger and more sparkly.

Thanks for reading! I'm so thankful for wonderful professional photographers. Thank you, Urban Light Studios! You made my list of recommended vendors!

Have a great spring day, everyone! Until next time!