Work in Progress

March 08, 2012

After the site was down for a few days, (mean mean hackers!) I am pleased to announce that we are up and running again! And to celebrate, I have an in progress video taken by a dear friend, and current bride, Ms. Meg McGrath. Meg is an extremely talented interaction designer.. or really anything designer, she does it all. She uploaded the video to youtube, to share with the world her progress not only on the video, but her recently designed and printed save-the-dates. (The cute guy in the photo is none other than my hubs, hard at work on our antique press!)

Thanks, Meg!


Lovely Day

January 03, 2012

On this quite brisk morning here in sunny Savannah, (where we are used to warm temperatures, even in winter!), I thought I would share these bright and happy images. These are a few of the stationery shots from a photo shoot done with Lovely Day Studios that graced the pages of Savannah Weddings fall/winter issue 2011. Lovely Day Studios is a Savannah based collective of artisan wedding professionals, including photographers Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, event designer Elizabeth Demos, event maker Andrea Gray Harper, stitch queen Audrey Wagner of French Knot, and myself. We love working together as a group to create beautiful fine art and vintage weddings, but we play well with other (vendors!) too.

The theme was a picnic wedding with hot air balloon accents… set in a picturesque backyard along the water. I wanted the stationery to feel light-hearted and reflect the picnic vibe, and incorporated custom patterns that were reminiscent of picnic blankets. The response cards were particularly fun, as they would allow the guests to participate by coloring in the balloon that matched their response. Custom game coasters add to the low key vibe, and encourage guest interaction with one another. Look for another Lovely Day inspiration shoot in the next issue of Savannah Weddings, releasing February 1.

Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures. Styling by Elizabeth Demos.


Melanger Desserts

December 16, 2011

I’ve always had more than a bit of a sweet tooth in my life… so when a good friend of mine approached me about branding her newly launched desserts-from-home business, I jumped on the chance (if only for an opportunity to taste all the amazing sweets!) We wanted the brand to be playful and full of energy and fun… appealing not only to children, but their mom’s as well.

The logo is based on the idea of a swirl of frosting, something every good dessert needs. Because Melanger means to mix or blend, we used the whisk as an icon. Cupcake liners make a sweet pattern and background for hand rendered drawings of all the goodies that she offers. In order to help save on cost, we created a system of labels and tags where she can use custom stamps to denote the product being contained. Below are a few photos of the branding and packaging.

Melanger is based in Houston, Texas and is available for homemade baked goodies as well as dessert bar styling for your next event. For more info, visit here.


The Bride’s Guide

November 10, 2011

I was absolutely giddy when Elizabeth Demos asked me to contribute an invitation suite to her Martha Stewart Weddings special series on their Bride’s Guide blog. She was given the unique color palette of “modern jewel tones” … peridot, aquamarine, and amethyst. With that as my only guide, I set out to create a formal yet full of character invitation suite, one completed rendered by hand and then printed on our antique letterpress. The end result was absolutely stunning. Be sure to check out the entire feature here.


True Passion

October 06, 2011

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly sat­is­fied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep look­ing. Don’t set­tle. As with all mat­ters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great rela­tion­ship, it just gets bet­ter and bet­ter as the years roll on.” — Steve Jobs


Lavender Joy Weddings

August 25, 2011

I had the absolute joy (pun intended!) of working with Stefanie Miles of Lavender Joy Weddings this past spring. She recently just launched her new beautiful website, so I thought I’d share some of the details of her beautiful logo and business cards. The logo was kept simple, but has character through the subtle imperfections in the letters through it’s hand rendered feel. The icon of a fresh lavender bouquet ties directly into the name, and patterns depict lavender buds and abstracted view of a field. Overall the brand is simple in the best of ways, but fresh through it’s colors and modern approach to vintage style.

The business cards are my absolute favorite. We decided to use a seed packet envelope for her cards, to which we did a two color letterpress print with the navy and purple inks. By using an envelope, Stefanie can add a layer of depth to her cards, filling them with treats for her clients such as fresh lavender, making the brand come to life not only by sight and touch, but smell!

Congratulations Stefanie! I cannot wait to see what beautiful things you will do for your lucky brides. To check out her website, click here.


Jazmin & Charles

August 20, 2011

This past spring, I had the pleasure of working with Jazmin and Charles for their July 9th wedding. Jazmin is a teacher, and Charles is a welder, and that is exactly what they wanted to bring to life for their invitations as a lead in to the wedding. Hand rendered silhouettes and illustrations of items that reflect their passions, an apple, books and ruler for her, and welding equipment for him. Beautiful grey envelopes with charcoal grey calligraphy complimented the yellow and grey palette. The wedding itself featured a photo booth with a chalkboard backdrop and Charles’ welding equipment as props! It was a wonderful marriage of their passions… and we wish them all the best in their marriage!

Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures. Event design & styling by Elizabeth Demos.


Home Sweet Home

July 22, 2011

On an envelope. That’s our cute 1935 schoolhouse looking charmer. I used the drawing for our Christmas card to denote our first year in the house. Then a lightbulb hit me to reuse the drawing for an address stamp. No more ho-hum return addresses!


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Hand Painted Wedding Sign

May 04, 2011

Last week, the ever talented Elizabeth Demos styled an elopement in downtown Savannah’s Forsyth Park. Liz approached me about hand painting a sign for the bride and groom’s pedicab that escorted them around the park. The shape with its rounded corners and circle cutouts kept it modern, with the hand painted letters adding a vintage appeal. Liz added some wonderful touches of fabric hearts and poms. It was photographed by Jade + Matthew, and despite a little bit of rain, the photographs came out beautifully! Thanks Jade and Liz!



Weddings Unveiled Feature

April 27, 2011























Lowcountry Press has the honor of being featured on Weddings Unveiled blog, Completely Unveiled. Click here to see the feature.