Posts tagged wedding inspiration
How to use Greenery Pantone 2017 in your Wedding Palette

Each year design enthusiasts around the world excitedly await the new Pantone of the year. Color trends are established based upon the upcoming year’s seasonal fashions, interiors, furniture lines; even wedding themes! I have found that with custom wedding invitation design, color trends can especially inspire ...

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Beech Hill Barn : Styled Wedding Photo Shoot

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!

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Reflecting back on Beswoon 2016: Southwest Bohemian Inspired Room

Last summer when I first launched Lauren Rachel Design and decided to create custom wedding invitations, I had the pleasure of meeting Adrienne Horty, one of my first connections in the wedding industry. Before we met one day for coffee, I learned a little bit about Adrienne and her business, Refinery Events. I was especially curious about her annual wedding show Beswoon. After finding her website and investigating the cleverly named Beswoon event, I wanted to know everything I could about this unique wedding show. After meeting and speaking with Adrienne, I knew that I wanted to participate in the next Beswoon event in 2016. 

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Calligraphy for your wedding invitations

I’m often asked if I can do hand lettering and/or calligraphy for my custom wedding invitations. The answer is yes and I enjoy the rich history and uniqueness of the art form.  I’ve always favored the stylization of calligraphy and letterforms, especially as I began to study it more in-depth at college. I was fortunate during my early college years to learn both skills in ink and utilizing the computer. That study gave me extensive practice in the form and function of the artistry. Since the 19th century, calligraphy has changed dramatically to what is most popularly known as “modern calligraphy”. The number one thing I’ve learned and what I love most about modern calligraphy is that there are no rules.

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Why you should hire professionals for your wedding

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.

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5 Reasons why I love being a Maine wedding invitation designer

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to share some of the reasons why I love being a wedding invitation designer in Maine. While my background isn’t rooted directly in the wedding industry, I’ve always loved the things that I do that aligned with the wedding industry in one way or another. My natural abilities in art from childhood through college led me to study illustration, painting, calligraphy and paper, and all of these closely connect to my attraction to wedding invitation design. Even as a child I was picking out palettes of crayons to use in coloring books. I was always excited by all the little details of birthday and friend parties. It seems now only natural that I would be drawn to custom wedding invitation design.

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Wedding design with a hint of holiday cheer!

The holidays are a wonderful time of year. Who wouldn’t want to borrow some of that merry cheer for their wedding day? There are so many ways to infuse a little holiday spirit and fun into your wedding without making your special day feel like a family/office holiday party! Take a peek at some of my holiday inspirations, and remember, ‘tis the season to be merrily-married!

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Can’t get enough of The Maine Wedding Vendor Network!

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.  

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The Maine Wedding Vendor Network: A Wealth of Talent!

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.

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Happy Halloween from Lauren Rachel Design

It has been a very fun and exciting fall for me at Lauren Rachel Design. Along with planning my own wedding and working on the business of Lauren Rachel Design, I’ve also been networking with some fantastic Maine wedding vendors. 

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year and I so look forward to enjoying this weekend’s celebrations. I’m so excited that my fiancé and I will be attending our very first Halloween wedding with a 1920-30’s theme! 

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