mailed with love

Remember when you first felt those butterflies with your crush in high school and passed love notes to each other? Translate that feeling years later {and multiply by a hundred!} when you found the one you love and are now marrying. Love notes are just too sweet <3

This new custom letterpress design by Elum is as sweet as they come and perfect for a contemporary, one-of-a-kind wedding invitation. Order with your special day wording, change colors, and customize with us at Fleur de Lis.

save the date

wedding invitation

reception card

menu card

{images via Fleur de Lis}

the rumors are true!

The rumors are true … YOU ARE ENGAGED! Congratulations to all of the fabulous couples who got engaged over the holidays. How wonderful! In celebration of the new engagements, we are going to have a series of invitation inspiration posts to get you thinking about your wedding paperware. To start … I just love this invitation idea!

These invites, from Elum are so unique and really stand out. I had a black and white theme wedding, so I was really drawn to the B&W monochromatic look with these invites. If you are having a more colorful wedding, the colors of this invite can be changed and adjusted to customize more to your specific and unique wedding theme. I love the modern simplicity of the design, and the playful, non-traditional tone.

These invitations are printed on gorgeous thick paper stock and in a luxurious paper technique called letterpress. They are extremely well executed, and if I received this wedding invitation in the mail  – you bet I’d be going! As for all invitations, whether the budget, they should set the tone for your wedding day and get people excited. Some wedding guests spend a lot of travel time and money to be attend weddings – so you should invite them with something fabulous!

You can order these and many other custom invitations at our very own Fleur de Lis (a paperie)!

wedding invitation pocket

wedding invitation pocket

wedding invitation

wedding invitation

save the date

save the date

envelopes

envelopes

reception card

reception card

website card

website card

wedding accessories

wedding accessories

menu card

menu card

{images via Fleur de Lis}

you are cordially invited

Save-the-dates are one of the most important details for a wedding. They are in fact the precursor to the formal invitation. Other than your personalities and reputation for throwing fabulous parties, the save-the-date is the one thing that gets people hyped up for the main event. Yes, you can talk all you want about how delicious the food will be and how grand the centerpieces will look. However, first impressions speak volumes. {Especially when fine stationery is involved :-) }

A few Tre Sorelle recommendations when choosing your save-the-date:

Put your personality into it!

Keep it with the same tone as your wedding {if you’re having a traditional wedding, keep the save-the-date traditional}.

 The most important things are: the names of the bride and groom, the date and the location. Don’t forget to include “formal invitation to follow” at the bottom. Also,  accommodation information is always appreciated if people are traveling to your event.

I had the pleasure to take photos of some modern, fun and traditional save-the-dates at Fleur de Lis {where else?}, including announcements from William Arthur, Elum, Crane & Gwenyth Paige and my very own save-the-date from Designer’s Fine Press. Enjoy!

{online ordering available here}

{images via Tutto Bella}

traveling couple

A little creativity and artistry, combined with two beautiful subjects = gorgeous snapshots!

I was so impressed with this engagement photo session - I wanted to share it with all of you. Jacey and Grant were kind enough to share some of their engagement photos with us, and a little behind the scenes info.

I have become friends with the two fashionable and fun love birds through one of my BFF’s, Shannon. They are getting hitched in a month or so and can’t wait to see their wedding pictures because I know they will be stunning. How beautiful is this couple? Seriously?!  

Hard to choose a favorite, but I think my favorites are…the shot of their faces with the scrabble tiles, and the save the date postcard {at the very end of the post…saved the best for last}.

From Jacey…Grant and I both love travel and photography, so we drew inspiration for our engagement photo shoot from one of our favorite photographers, Slim Aarons.  Our dear friend (and amazing photographer) Lauren Ross shot us in two locations.

First we shot at the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills because of its amazing poolside cabanas and great backgrounds. We felt this location mirrored the Slim Aarons aesthetic and we incorporated my vintage suitcases to show our love of travel.

Then we took the shoot back to our condo where we brought in our puppies, William and Polly.  We’re a family and wanted to get a few shots of us goofing around.  We also dressed up and wanted to look like we were running to a train (maybe for our honeymoon?) which we later used on our “Save The Date” postcard. Lauren was on the 2nd floor balcony shooting down into our courtyard for these shots.

P.S. Jacey has a fabulous blog, Damsel In Dior. You must check it out!

{images via Lauren Ross}

wood fabulous

Wood has been my inspiration for this week’s Wedding Wednesday. Drew and I recently sent out our own wood invitations, and I wanted to take it one-step further and find more inspiration for the ‘rustic’ bride. Wood is so natural, texturized and elegant at the same time. It can be used throughout your decor, tables, gifts or stationery. I hope you too can find inspiration in these photos.

Wood Stump: a unique way to display family photos

Wood Wagon: adorable for your little flower girl or ring bearer to ride in

Wood Signage: fun details to use for directing guests or chair hangers

Wood Stands: use for your cake, place cards or at the bar

Wood Gift Box: perfect to hold your gifts

Wood Candles: intimate, rustic and romantic all at once

Wood Tables: a bold statement

Wood Stationery: for your invitation, program, place cards, table numbers or dinner menu

(we got our wood invites at Fleur de Lis – shown below)

{images via Tutto Bella, Intricate IcingsStyle Me PrettyAndrew Clark PhotographySimply by Tamra Nicole,
TreeHouseWoodDesigns shop via Etsy, MonkeysOnTheRoof shop via Etsy, BGWoodlandDesigns shop via Etsy, baraggingbags shop via Etsy, & The Design Pocket}