You may have noticed that all has been pretty quiet on the blog front here at L&P. Not only are we in the midst of our most busy wedding season yet (yay!), we've also been madly designing, photographing and prepping our online shop re-launch (double yay!)!
I'm thrilled to unveil four papergoods suites: Archetto, Classico, Geometrica and Petalo! Each suite is comprised of a multitude of matching elements for everyday (notecards, business cards, notepads, announcements) and party (invitations, coasters, wrapping paper, gift tags)! Want to know the best part? Everything is personalizable and you can get 20% off with the coupon code "HOORAY"!! (Offer expires October 31, 2014)
Here's a little peek into the design inspiration behind the new items in our shop:
A twist on the very popular chevron pattern, the Archetto papergoods suite features a bright color palette paired with very clean sans serif typography.
This papergoods suite is very near and dear to our hearts since its inspiration is derived from our very own L&P logo! This clean, minimalist suite features the serif font and a red, white and soft grey palette. The couples version of this suite features a twist on the ampersand/heart from our logo!
Our most popular suite to date, the Geometrica suite (inspired by our collab with Chandra of Oh Lovely Day!) is now expanded to include party decor and gift tags!
The swoopy, swirly script pairs with a clean sans serif, hand drawn flower motif and mint green, buttercup and charcoal palette to create this modern yet sweet suite! Even the banner on the back has space for a personalized message too!
And that's not all — we have big plans for the shop in the coming weeks! Shortly we'll be releasing designs for holiday which will include personalizable photo and non-photo holiday cards, gift wrap and gift tags. Shortly after that our 2015 calendar will be unveiled and ready for purchase too! It's popular for holiday hostess gifts, stocking stuffers and office gifts too! And then in the new year, we'll be releasing wedding suites and heaps more so stay tuned!
You may remember last year when we did a collab with Chandra from Oh Lovely Day to create her moving announcements? Well, that project inspired the entire Geometrica papergoods suite! So when Chandra contacted me to do a guest post while was settling in with her new baby, I knew that Geometrica party decor DIYs were in order! There are free printables and full instructions available for download on my guest post for Oh Lovely Day!
Add a little twinkle to a summertime soirée with flower garland twinkle lights! All you need are 3 easy ingredients — cupcake liners (yes! those are cupcake liners!!), scissors and a strand of LED twinkle lights. The simple step-by-step instructions are featured on Inspired by This!
Photography by Emily Blake Photography
I snapped this photo during the final walkthrough of our wedding venue just a few weeks before Jason and I tied the knot. I'm so thrilled that I had the opportunity to work on my wedding with this talented group — a.k.a. my dream team! For the record, when I say "dream team" I mean that literally and figuratively — each of these people not only does phenomenal work that I love and respect, each was also just an absolute dream to work with! As Jason and I pieced together our vision for the Big Day, they lent their expertise and guidance, assembled the ingredients and then made it happen with grace, style and conviviality!
Now that you know the players and you've seen some pictures from the resulting wedding in the current issue of The Knot (still swooning about that!!!), I'm taking things wayyyyyyyyyyy back to the very beginning. In the coming months, I'm going to blog about all of the oooh's and ahhhh's of the planning and design process for our wedding — from engagement to "I do" and everything in between! Andiamo!
Pictured above, left to right: Megan Grey - Honey & Poppies, Amber Cowell - The Love Riot, Jesi Haack - Jesi Haack Design, Daniel November - Heirloom LA, Nicole - Classic Party Rentals, Talmadge Lowe - Pharmacie, AnnaMarie Kostura - Villa at Sunstone Winery. Not pictured but still very much a part of the Dream Team: Annie McElwain - Annie McElwain Photography, Max Cutrone & Molly Jenson - Max & Molly Films, Erica Buekelman & Katie Mueller - 10.11 Makeup, Keith Brunsmann & Jonathan Wolper - The Lighter Side
After months of biting my lip and resisting the urge to Instagram, blog, post and tweet, I'm beyond excited and so incredibly thrilled to announce that my wedding has been published in The Knot magazine!!! If you can't wait to get to the newsstand, there are a few photos from our nuptials on The Knot's website too! Phew — so glad to get that out!!!