day-of details: Susan + Tom

Happy first anniversary to Susan + Tom!

Susan + Tom combined elements of Chinese tradition with a bohemian feel for their summer wedding.  Pops of red for good luck were seen throughout their day - Susan's nail polish, small pom-poms and tassels crafted by the couple, and some of their signage.  

I love that they also chose to keep things very cool and boho with a really unique color palette.  The pops of red were perfectly contrasted with lots of cool blues, and a shock of chartreuse.  

(The chartreuse was a great nod to their invitations.  When I did their outer envelope calligraphy, I hand-painted each envelope with a wash of chartreuse before addressing each envelope with gray ink..  So cool to see a detail like this come full circle for escort cards on their wedding day!)

hello, bird. white brush calligraphy on hand-dyed fabric ceremony program // poms crafted by the couple  // photo courtesy of Emily Wren Photography
hello, bird. gray ink calligraphy on chartreuse wash moravian stars escort cards // photo courtesy of Emily Wren Photography
hand-dyed fabric ceremony program by hello, bird. // pom-pom tassels handcrafted by the bride + groom // photo by emily wren photography
hello, bird. gray ink calligraphy on chartreuse wash moravian stars escort cards // photo courtesy of Emily Wren Photography
hello, bird. red ink calligraphy on geometric glass card box // photo courtesy of Emily Wren Photography


venue: POMME // photos: Emily Wren Photography // florals: Sullivan Owen // catering: Peachtree & Ward // rentals: Maggpie Rentals // signage + calligraphy: hello, bird. // invitations + menus: Minted //  officiant: Alisa Tongg // planning: confetti & co. // cake: The Cake Studio of Ocean City

 All photos in this post courtesy of Emily Wren Photography. 

 Susan and Tom's wedding was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings



invitations: Sarah's 30th!

Well, it's the last full week of my twenties, and I just remembered that I never shared the fun invitation suite I created for Sarah's 30th birthday!  Sarah is one of my favorite people to work with because she is not only incredibly kind, but is always up for making her paper pieces a mix of fun and formal. 



Sarah was thinking of something pink, gold and feminine with a pop of contrasting black. We went for a good balance, and kept it fun with a nod to the formal.  

I loved creating brush calligraphy for this suite! I put the black brush writing over a perfectly pink watercolor background.  


I loved that Sarah wanted a RSVP card for her party to help with the head count, and this is one of my favorite RSVP cards to date.  I kept it clean and simple, with oversized brush lettering.  Each guest's name was added to the top of their RSVP card for a fun touch of formality. 

RSVP envelopes were a deep gold, and each were calligraphed using my signature script style. I wrote "The Birthday Girl" and Sarah's return address on each RSVP envelope in a light pink ink. This ink coordinated with the pink from the invitations. Pink on gold? Yes, please! So fun!

Outer envelopes were deep ivory and calligraphed in my signature script style in a gold ink to make a beautiful formal first appearance in guest's mailboxes. After all, it's the beginning of a new decade- why not mark its importance?!