Wicked Bride on Well Wed


I'm at the beach on vacation with my family this week, but I wanted to pop in to mention this lovely little feature on Well Wed. I worked with the incredibly talented ladies at Whim Events on Sharon & Nathan's vintage auto inspired wedding last year. Remember those amazing table numbers we made? Yep, they were for this wedding. I also helped create the wedding program and oodles of little day-of details.

So check out the feature on Well Wed today!

The Studio Is Now Open


Hey everyone! I hope you've been having an amazing summer. I was fortunate to spend some time up north with my dear friend Tanya at her incredible lakehouse. I had a restful, relaxing couple of weeks - but now it's back to reality.

As I've mentioned, I'm going back to school in the fall to become an interior designer. My schedule will be pretty full, so originally I had planned on only accepting orders for August, then closing again come September 1. But - my inbox started to pile up with inquiries while I was away and all that time spent offline refueled my creativity a bit, so I've decided that I'll stay open as long as my studies aren't affected. 

All that to say: I'll be taking limited orders going forward. When I say limited, I mean LIMITED, as in I'll only be taking - at maximum - four orders a month. For comparison, I usually take 15-20 orders a month. 

I've also been doodling a new collection which I hope to debut next year after graduation. So stay tuned - I may run silent for a bit, but I'm still here! And if you miss me, I'm very active on instagram - especially with current interior design projects. 

Closed for July


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Just a reminder that the studio will be closed in July for a much needed vacation. We will only accept a handful of orders in August as I return to school in September to finish a certification program. (I'm going to be an interior designer, y'all!). The studio will re-open around May 2015. Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe I'll run away to Bora Bora and design luxury hotel rooms.

Navy & Mint Scallop Invitations
Featured in The Knot Magazine


So excited to open the latest Fall/Winter issue of The Knot magazine today and see my navy & mint scallop invitations featured in the style section! You guys remember these beauties from Kara and Kevin's wedding, right? They've been our number one selling invitation suite this year!

Special thanks to Amie Fedora Photography who shot the suite, and Dandelion Calligraphy who created the envelopes.

Shop Announcement


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Hey everyone! I'm not sure if you know, but I've decided to go back to school. I'm excited, and a bit nervous - but it also means Wicked Bride will have to close for a bit.

Starting July 1, I'll be closed for business as I'll be out of the country for most of the month. In August, I'll be taking limited orders for the scallop invitation set, since it will be featured in the fall issue of the Knot magazine (eek!). I will not re-open for regular orders until May or June of 2015.

I know. Bummer. But I'm one of those girls who has trouble walking and chewing gum at the same time so I'll need to focus on my studies. I know anyone who's ever made a student loan payment can feel me right now, right? All those buckaroos for an additional degree means study, study, study!

As of right now, I have 1 open spot in my queue for April (delivers mid-May) and 6 open spots for May (all delivering in June). If you're thinking of booking, book now!

Wedding Invitation Etiquette


I have a confession for you guys: I can be something of an etiquette idiot.

I know, I know - as a professional in the wedding invitation industry I should know this stuff backwards and fowards like some kind of stationery sobriety test. When I was a bride, I made sure to be aware of the rules, even if I broke a few (that's what rules are for, right?) - but as a stationery designer there are simply things that are, and that are not acceptable when it comes to invitations.

I'm well aware of the "biggies" - don't ever put registry information on your invitations. Ever. But some of the older, stodgy rules have shifted in modern times. For example? Most couples now have a wedding website and some even require online RSVPs. As a pro, my brides depend on me to steer them in the right direction - but Google can only get you so far.

That's where Jennifer Faught comes in. Did you know my friend is an etiquette expert? We met at Stationery Academy last year and when I was recently in something of an etiquette pickle, she was the first person I turned to (sorry, Google). Jennifer quite literally wrote the book on modern invitation etiquette and graciously sent me a copy to keep in my arsenal.

The guide details every little thing you need to know about proper invitation etiquette. It gives great tips on what to know before you buy, how many to order, how to word your invitation even in the trickiest of family situations, and how to correctly address your envelopes. If you are a bride who is completely lost and more than a bit overwhelmed as you start to look for invitations, I highly (highly!) recommend picking up a copy of Jennifer's book - click here to purchase. The guide will de-mystify your invitation journey and is the perfect gift to pass on to your soon-to-be married friends.

I'm not joking when I tell you that I've picked up this book almost daily since it arrived. I'll probably never follow all the rules (I'm such a rebel, yo) - but at least now I have a great reference on hand when tricky etiquette situations arrive!

NYC Loft Wedding on Fab You Bliss


I'm excited to share Miriam and Fred's NYC wedding that was featured on Fab You Bliss! Wicked Bride provided their graphic Playbill wedding invitations. I've always secretly wished that Boston had more studios available for rent so I could have a wedding like this - it's simply beautiful. Lovely light, lovely colors, lovely details! Check out the full gallery on Fab You Bliss!

photo by Rebecca Yale Portraits