Wedding Heroes Leadership Summit at Terranea Resort

This past Monday we participated in the 3rd Annual Wedding & Event Heroes Leadership Summit. It was a beautiful day among colleagues and friends!  We had a poolside brunch at Terranea's Ciclo Point, followed by 3 leadership panels discussing topics such a leadership, branding, and caring for your business tribe. Leora, our co-owner and business director, spoke on the panel about the importance of taking care of your team and she dished a little about our behind-the-scenes studio fun like Donut Fridays, team dinners, game nights, and our recent team trip to Costa Rica! Thanks to Terranea for hosting and for the collaboration of all of the other Heroes Vendors to put on such a successful event! 

Visit the event website for a list of recommendations that was mentioned by our panelists including books, podcasts & wellness ideas:

Vendor Sponsors:

Jennifer Messerli of Terranea Resort | Jackie Hanson of Design Visage | Laura Clausen of Dish Wish Events | Casey Schwartz & Kit Wertz of Flower Duet | Ida Gardner of Ida Gardner Events | Meg Walker of Made By Meg | Sonja Rakicevic of Miki + Sonja Photography | Lisa Oler of Smile Lounge Photo Booth | Amy Berman of Vanilla Bake Shop | Alistair Tober of VIPs Entertainment | KC Campbell of VOX DJs

Liz and Mark's Elegant Pelican Hill Wedding

If you've ever dreamed of a California resort wedding, The Resort at Pelican Hill is the place. Set along the bluffs of Newport Coast are manicured lawns, ocean breezes, 16th century Palladian architecture, panoramic Pacific views, I mean, I could go on and on.  It's no wonder why Liz and Mark chose to exchange vows here. It's so magical! Their September ceremony was under the iconic Italian rotunda with dinner reception indoors. 

Their invitation design was clean and classic, with deep navy blues and golds with a fun accent of wine, literally. Their reply card had a printed wine stain on it, which matched the bridesmaids dress coloring. Here's a few photos of the suite we created for them!

Since we aren't a part of the rest of the planning process, we are always so curious to see how the couple, their planner, and the vendor team, bring everything together for the big day and how our wedding day pieces might have been tied into the overall design. We created gold foil menus, programs, place cards, and bar signs. All with custom calligraphy, to give it that extra special personalized touch!  

Feast your eyes below on the breath-taking photography by Chard Photo, design and planning by Delicate Details, and florals by Bloom Box Designs.

Emma and Ben's Wedding is on Style Me Pretty!

As a stationer, we don't always get to see much of the wedding past the invites we've created.  So when a wedding we've contributed to gets featured on a popular wedding blog like Style Me Pretty, we get so giddy to pour through the details of the full wedding decor and can see how our designs played a role!  Emma and Ben were a delight to work with and we got to create something unique for them that was timeless, organic, and whimsical.  With handmade Spanish deckled paper, custom calligraphy, and elegant gold foil, this invite suite was a complete knock-out.  Head on over to Style Me Pretty to see the full feature!

Vendor Team:

Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Photography: Erich McVey Photography

Planner: All You Need Is Love Events

Florist: J.L. Designs

Videography: Hoo Films

Reception Music: Red Shoe LA

Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Teahouse Company

Photo Booth: Bosco

Hair and Makeup: 1011 Makeup

Rentals: Pretty Vintage Rentals and Classic Party Rentals

Wedding Dress: Mira Zwillinger

Our Beauty & The Beast Styled Shoot is featured on The Knot!

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As you all may know, Disney's live action remake of the classic, "Beauty and the Beast" opened last Friday.  Of course we saw it as soon as possible and it was spectacular!  Seeing a childhood favorite live on the big screen stirred up some serious emotions. The costumes, the sets, the actors (who doesn't love Emma Watson), it was all so magical and we can't wait to see it again!  

So, when Jason Rhee of Rheefined Company asked us if we'd provide the stationery for a Beauty and the Beast inspired styled shoot, we of course said, "YES!".  Luckily, the shoot has now been featured on The Knot.  Click on this link to view the article in full

Here's more images from the shoot.  Feast your eyes on these beauties from photographer, The Gathering Season.


Vendor Team:

Venue: City Club Los Angeles | Planning and Design: RHEEFINED COMPANY | Photographers: The Gathering Season;  Stewart Uy | Invitation Designer: Copper Willow Paper Studio | Floral Designer: Designer Dana | Linens: Luxe Linen | Calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina | Marble Chargers and Goblets: Soiree8! | Dinnerware and Glassware: Town & Country Event Rentals  | Tables and Chairs: CMC Party Rentals | Black Candle Votive Favors: LAIT | Marble Coasters, Hand-Painted Lids and Concrete Candlestick: Shippe

Letterpress round-up: How to create the best blind impression | how to create the best blind letterpress

The beauty of letterpress is in the impression.  That beautiful texture of soft cotton plush against crisp pressed line work.  Nothing shows this off like "blind" letterpress.  Basically, blind press is just running the machine without ink.  Purely art pushed into paper.  

If you're in letterpress, here's some things to think about.  If you're the designer, these are also great factors to consider/request in your design and material selection!  Have fun!

  • The best impression comes from pressing on cotton.  If you're working with stiff or lighter weight material, consider hot foil with a translucent foil.
  • Use soft packing in the machine.  This allows the plate to press through the paper with less resistance.
  • Consider the coverage of the artwork.  The more dense the line work, the less pressure each line will receive on impact.  There's more physics in letterpress than we realize!
  • TIP: use white or translucent ink on the machine to enhance the texture and light/shadow contrast
  • Watch for fibers cracking, but otherwise deeper is better! 

Blind letterpress instragram round-up, in black and white, because it's all about that press.