Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

The last cou­ple of months I have been doing a lot of work reassess­ing the Seamless brands while we work on their revised designs, both online and off. And in the process I’ve been doing some soul search­ing about what it is I actu­ally want to do with my time. Over and over again I fall into the trap of say­ing, “Yes!” to too many things, which has sim­ply resulted in hav­ing too lit­tle time to focus on the things that make me happy.

So, pos­si­bly one of the biggest real­iza­tions I made through­out this process was: I do not want to be a wed­ding blogger.

While I still love wed­dings, there are just so many other peo­ple out there (with blogs I still read and will con­tinue to read) that do a much bet­ter job than I. I’ve dis­cov­ered that it’s really not where my pas­sion lies; and there are many aspects of these events that I’m just not as inter­ested in since get­ting mar­ried. I sim­ply can’t keep up with a project like this on a daily basis when my heart’s not in it.

However, the vast major­ity of my posts here, and the ones I am most per­son­ally con­nected to (other than those about my own wed­ding), have some sort of design com­po­nent to them. I am still com­pletely enam­ored with invi­ta­tions, sta­tionery, and any and all visual inspi­ra­tion. So all of that con­tent will come over with me to design work life. As of now, there won’t be any sort of sched­ule — it will sim­ply blend right in to the daily posts I con­tinue to pub­lish — but that could change in the future.

I will also still con­tinue to design paper goods for wed­dings and events through Seamless Paperie—which is get­ting a huge makeover and expan­sion in the next few months.

I’m not sure exactly what I’m going to do with this space yet, whether it will become a per­sonal — and less often updated — blog, or if it will sim­ply exist as an archive all of our wed­ding plans. But for the time being, it will no longer be updated regularly.

If you’re new to the site, feel free to take a look through the archives. There’s lots of bits of inspi­ra­tion to be found. And if not, I hope you’ll come over to dwl with me and fol­low along.

Thanks so much for your read­er­ship over the last year or two. This online space has been a great out­let for me to nav­i­gate through the world of wed­ding plan­ning, and I’ve truly appre­ci­ated all the con­nec­tions I’ve made.

Invitation du Jour: Amelia Grohman

Here is a lovely invi­ta­tion book­let by Amelia Grohman. I love bold­ness of the color palette and the play­ful­ness of the illus­tra­tions, which were cre­ated by the bride, Emily Ryan Lerner.

Invitation du Jour: Maya Lee

I’m lov­ing this sweet details of this let­ter­pressed invi­ta­tion for Jayne & Chris by Maya Lee.

Paper Goods by Office of Nature

I’m lov­ing these col­or­ful, mod­ern paper goods by The Office of Nature.

Invitation du Jour: Lesley Weiner

I’m lov­ing this Bank Wedding Invitation cre­ated by Lesley Weiner while at Mélangerie. The suite was designed to reflect the his­toric loca­tion of the The Williamsburgh Savings Bank.

Invitation du Jour: Karin Soukup

It just so hap­pens that I have a ton of invi­ta­tions to share with you at the moment. So that’s what this whole week is going to be about. First up this stun­ning Save the Date and Invitation Suite by Karin Soukup. The illus­tra­tions and color palette are just gor­geous.

A Low Country Wedding

These lovely invi­ta­tions were designed by Christine Wisnieski, a tal­ented Cleveland-based designer who I’ve also fea­tured on design work life today. According to Christine, the cou­ple was look­ing for an invi­ta­tion suite that was light-hearted easy to use. The result­ing design was inspired by South Carolina’s low-country style, and man­i­fested itself in an accor­dion folded card held together with a paper band. The beau­ti­ful letter-pressing was done by Cranky Pressman.

Evan + Bailey: Part 3

And now I present the final install­ment of Evan and Bailey’s beau­ti­ful wed­ding! It’s plain to see that a good time was had by all. But these posts have really just scratched the sur­face of this wed­ding, so be sure to check out the Brighten Photography blog for much much more (parts one, two, three).

Love this pop of green in Evan’s watch.

Congrats Evan and Bailey!

Evan + Bailey: Part 2

Fun fact: Evan and Bailey’s wed­ding was doc­u­mented by Brighten Photography, a team that is actu­ally related to the cou­ple. How spe­cial it must have been to have such an impor­tant day cap­tured on film by the peo­ple clos­est to them. (Sidenote: they have quite the tagline— “wed­dings full of awe­some.” Love it.)

My favorite part about these images is the pure joy you can sense in every one of them — an image with­out a smile is tough to find. And as pre­vi­ously men­tioned, this gor­geous barn wed­ding is punc­tu­ated with pops of bright kelly green, from the wed­ding party’s attire to the décor details. It’s a happy, vibrant color that seems to really com­ple­ment the scenery — and the cou­ple — perfectly.

How amaz­ing is this barn?! More from the recep­tion shortly!

Evan + Bailey: Part 1

I’m so excited to start off this week by shar­ing another real wed­ding with you today. If there’s one thing I can tell from the upcom­ing pho­tos, Evan and Bailey’s Midwest, barn wed­ding sure looks like it was a whole lot of fun. Before we get to that though, let’s take a look at the invi­ta­tions; which were designed by the groom, Evan Huwa, and let­ter­press printed by Lincoln, Nebraska-based Porridge Papers. I am lov­ing all of the typo­graphic details (sur­prise, sur­prise), and this vibrant kelly green which you’ll notice pop up all through­out the wed­ding. Stay tuned for more!