Perfect Paper: Formal Letterpress

My friend Crystal had a very formal and traditional wedding in Washinton, DC this summer. She and her husband were wed in a traditional Catholic Church and then we proceeded to an elegant reception at the historical Willard Hotel downtown. Below you can see her formal invitation, which was letterpressed in black on off white heavy card stock. The invitation set the tone for the ceremony and reception. Guests weren’t quite in black tie, but it was certainly formal – just what the couple wanted.

Other examples of gorgeous paper are their programs, menus and favor tags.
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Lilly Wedding Dresses


I could not be happier about this latest development. Lilly Pulitzer’s FB account just confirmed the rumors I heard swirling at this year’s Warehouse Sale in June – Lilly Wedding Dresses are a reality! I’ve never been happier to be yet unwed, to think someday I’ll have these to choose from as well, HOORAY! In no particular order, here are my top 5 (all pics via Lilly Pulitzer):




Happy Fourth!


This blog isn’t always about weddings, sometimes it’s just about delicious dessert. Today I made Red, White, and Blue desserts for our Family BBQ in honor of Independence Day and my dad’s 59th Birthday. I made an Angel Food Cake and my sister made a strawberry topping. Also I made what we call Blueberry Fluff. It’s a delish combo of sponge cake, cream cheese, dream whip, and stewed blueberries. YUM!

Perfect Paper: Regional – Philly

My friends Mark and Mandy chose the Philadelphia skyline as their inspiration for their wedding stationery. The skyline was featured on their save the dates, invites, menus, programs, place cards, goody bags, and I suspect I will be receiving a skyline thank you note shortly. Their wedding color palette was navy, white and silver. It looked great on paper and in person. Navy bridesmaid dresses and silver and white details throughout the ceremony and reception site carried the theme through. They were married on the roof of a downtown Philadelphia hotel with guess what? A partial view of the skyline! Here is a pic of some of their perfect paper: