Like so many aspects of planning your wedding, writing the text that will appear on your wedding invitation is all about figuring out the proper rules. There is also an etiquette and certain ideas built on traditions that can make things even more confusing. If you are planning a same-sex wedding, the wedding invitation format will be different.Read More
It truly has been a whirlwind time heading into spring this year which included many collaborations on styled shoots with many talented wedding vendors from the State of Maine. In particular, I was thrilled to be invited by Fausto of Blue Elephant and Laurie of Laurie Andrews Design to participate in a gorgeous styled shoot and after party for the first open house at Beech Hill Barn!Read More
I’m often asked by couples for ways to make the most of their stationery budget without having to sacrifice style and beauty. When a couple works with me, they will list many options to be included in the initial price quote. It’s ultimately more bang for the buck when you mix and match to create a stationery package that best suits your needs. Let me know if you need help as I’m happy to assist with creative ways to keep your budget in check while still making all your stationery dreams come true.Read More
Any wedding, big or small can and will be stressful. Even the coolest cucumber can have a moment of panic on their big day. Some of the strongest elements any professional will bring to your event will be the expertise and experience necessary to successfully execute your wedding tasks. From wedding planners and photographers to custom invitation designers and caterers, this is our profession. You should consider confiding in us to help you with your wedding day.
Often a lack of cash flow can contribute to the decision of not investing in a wedding professional. Perhaps your second cousin, twice removed, is available at the very inexpensive price of “free”. That doesn’t mean they are the right choice. When it comes to your big day and the elements that make it less stressful for you, “free” most often doesn’t pay off.Read More
I am often drawn to many different printing techniques as well as unusual color palettes. One the most versatile printing options available is silk screen printing. I enjoy using this type of printing when I want to do an eye-catching palette on a dark paper. The ink is more vibrant and thicker and it stands out. Below are some of my favorite winter inspired palettes using dark shades as a base color for your paper.Read More
I am excited to once again share the talents of The Maine Wedding Vendor Network! Courtney of Courtney Elizabeth Photography shared all of her photos from the stylized shoot with the vendor participants. In addition, she shared photos of preparations leading up to the event and the evening’s festivities.Read More
Back in mid-September I was extended a lovely invitation to participate in a November Wedding Vendor Networking event by Maria Northcott of A Sweet Start. I could barely contain my excitement at the opportunity to be in a room with the many talented individuals that make up the Maine wedding industry. I immediately responded to the email and within 12 hours had signed up with anticipation of the event in November.
As a participating vendor, I was given the opportunity to contribute my paper and calligraphy skills to the materials needed for the event such as food labels, table cards, calligraphy signs, a custom stationery suite and an “I Spy” game-board. Maria continued to curate a stellar group of Maine wedding vendors from across our state to form the #MeetinghouseMeetup group. Below is a list of all the people I had the opportunity to work with for the event.Read More
I had the pleasure of working with a couple from Wilmington, Delaware named Hari and Mike Grandy. They were married on September 26, 2015 here in Maine at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport.
I originally met Hari and Mike in 2011 at my sister Carly's wedding. They were in perfect harmony with each other and I could tell even then that their relationship was a lasting one. It was wonderful to hear from Hari a little over a year ago when she and Mike became interested in having me help them design their wedding invitations and
Day-Of materials. The following is a composite of my conversations with Hari throughout and after the process.Read More
Since the recent launch of my business, Lauren Rachel Designs, I have been overwhelmed by the warm reception and support of the wedding industry here in Maine. The encouragement of everyone I have networked with has been welcoming and wonderfully sincere. Following my passion for print and paper through wedding invitation design has been an excellent choice for my business and the reception I have received so far seems to confirm this decision. None more convincingly than Fausto and his team at Blue Elephant.Read More