A French Countryside Inspired Wedding Invitation Collection

You may remember a month ago I blogged about a super exciting sneak peak of a secret styled shoot.

Last week, that French Countryside Styled Shoot was published on Hey Wedding Lady. It’s always so rewarding to be featured on such a well-known wedding website among thousands of other insanely talented creatives in the wedding industry.

Today, I’m going to be a bit selfish and share closeups of the stationery that I designed for this styled shoot 🙂 When Christy Janeczko Photography and I started dreaming up and planning this styled shoot, we wanted to keep the whole look effortless yet timeless, with a rustic french flair. We wanted a ton of texture play, soft muted tones, and an overall ethereal feel. I knew right away that I wanted to create a simple wedding stationery collection on handmade paper with loose floral silhouettes and delicate spot calligraphy throughout, really letting the organic texture of the paper be the focus of the wedding suite.

Elegant Handmade Paper Wedding Invitations, Eau Claire Wisconsin

French Inspired Wedding Invitation Styled Shoot

Now that you have seen all of the beautiful stationery pieces for this simple French Countryside wedding shoot, be sure to check out the full feature over on Hey Wedding Lady. You most definitely do not want to miss the beautiful blooms by Lacy from Allure Premiere Event Florists and the captivating venue, The Mill Events, LLC. And last but not least, Christy Janeczko Photography who really made this entire shoot come to life. (Really, she is the ABSOLUTE best at what she does. It’s evident in her work!)

A huge thank you to all of these super, insanely talented Chippewa Valley Wedding Vendors who are always so fabulous to work with. You guys, there is so much potential in having your dream wedding right here in the Chippewa Valley when you book passionate, organized, and professional wedding vendors who truly care about your big day.

 

VENDORS

Photography: Christy Janeczko Photography

Stationery & Calligraphy: Mint for Hue

Venue: The Mill Events

Florals: Allure Premiere Event Florists

Makeup: Blush Studio

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Top Wedding Invitation Collections and Trends of 2018

I can’t believe that we are already at the end of 2018, already diving into wedding invitation collections for Spring 2019. But before I get ahead of myself, I wanted to take the time and share with you all my favorite 2018 wedding invitation suites that I’ve had the honor of designing. This year, not only did I get to work with local couples to the Eau Claire, Wisconsin area, but I also had the pleasure of designing for couples across the United States to pull-off their their destination weddings in New Orleans, LA and French’s Point, MA. Absolute dream weddings!

I swear, every single year, the best couples come to me, eager to create custom wedding invitation collections that not only coordinate perfectly with their wedding theme, but also describes their unique love story on paper. This year, my couples’ aesthetics were elegantly refined, embracing unique elements and concepts. Every element within these collections were carefully constructed and analyzed, from deckled edges and custom illustrations, to moody motifs and hand-painted accents. 2018 was the year of the finest paper details and I’m excited to share below my favorite wedding stationery suites with you.

Racquel & Dustin

Racquel and Dustin wanted to keep their wedding invitation collection clean and minimal, with a lot of white space. Together we created an effortless and elegant wedding invitation paired with hand-lettered calligraphy and rose-gold accents. Beyond the invitation, we created a custom map illustration of New Orleans, another hot wedding trend of 2018, and we finished off the collection with a vellum eucalyptus wrap secured with an embossed hang tag.

To see more from their custom wedding invitation collection, check out their Elegant Eucalyptus Destination Wedding at The Courtyard of the Maison Dupuy, New Orleans blog post here.

Wedding at the Mason Dupuy in New Orleans

 

Courtney & Mark

Courtney and Mark have the most exquisite taste. Absolute perfection. Their love for vellum, organic lines, and hand-drawn details was at the forefront of their wedding invitation collection. Another hot trend for 2018 that I blogged about has been custom venue illustrations, and I had the pleasure drawing an intricate sketch of French’s Point. From the deckled edges, the floral vellum wrap, and the hand-drawn details, no element was overlooked.

To see more photos of their wedding collection, check out their Modern Floral Destination Wedding at French’s Point, Maine blog post here. You don’t want to miss these close-ups!

Handdrawn Wedding Venue Illustration Wedding Invitations

 

Kristine & Mark

Kristine and Mark wanted a “winter elegance” wedding day, filled with the most beautiful flowers including burgundy dahlias, blush garden roses, and hanging amaranthus throughout the beautiful Lake Wissota Golf & Events venue, finished off with a large wreath of cedar and eucalyptus to hang at the ceremony head.

Kris chose a luscious black pocketfold invitation collection to house all of the important details of their big day. Inside the pocketfold, I created an elegant invitation layered over a burgundy mat to coordinate with the flowers that would be on display. To finish the collection, Kris selected coordinating burgundy belly bands with their names in gold foil—the classiest finish.

To see more from their collection, check out their Elegant Winter Wisconsin Wedding at Lake Wissota Golf & Events, Wisconsin blog post here.

Black Pocketfold Wedding Invitation Suite

 

Jaclyn & Elling

This sweet couple stepped away from traditional dainty florals & went for a bold & edgy wedding invitation. Dramatic watercolors flowed throughout the their trifold wedding invitation paired with a fun, cohesive hand-lettered calligraphy font and secured with a brass finish. I love that Jaclyn & Elling chose this moody wedding invitation vibe, a hot 2018 wedding invitation trend as I wrote about at the beginning of this year.

To see more from their collection, check out their Moody Romantic Wedding at Rib Mountain, Wausau, Wisconsin blog post here.

Moody Wedding Invitation Collection

 

There you have it, a few of my favorites from 2018! I’m so excited to see what 2019 holds, and what couples are wanting for their dream wedding day. Lots of new, exciting trends popping up for the upcoming year — be on the lookout for an upcoming blog post dedicated specifically to that: 2019 hot wedding stationery trends!

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Elegant Winter Wisconsin Wedding at Lake Wissota Golf & Events, Chippewa Falls | Kristine + Mark

From the minute I met Kris, I knew right away that she was going to be a DREAM to work with. Not only was she sweet, but she was organized, articulate, and she knew what she wanted. Kris and Mark wanted a “winter elegance” wedding day, filled with the most beautiful flowers by Allure Premiere Event Florists in Menomonie, WI. Huge floral displays of burgundy dahlias, blush garden roses, and hanging amaranthus throughout the beautiful Lake Wissota Golf & Events venue, finished off with a large wreath of cedar and eucalyptus to hang at the ceremony head.

Since luscious florals were going to decorate the venue in such an extravagant way, I knew that I wanted to incorporate them into their custom wedding invitations. Kris chose a luscious black pocketfold invitation collection to house all of the important details of their big day. Inside the pocketfold, I created an elegant invitation layered over a burgundy mat to coordinate with the flowers that would be on display. I chose an elegant script calligraphy font to highlight their names and paired it with a traditional serif font. To finish the collection, Kris selected coordinating burgundy belly bands with their names in gold foil. Lastly, we chose a soft blush envelope to tie in with the blush garden roses that would be on display.

Elegant Pocketfold Wisconsin Wedding Invitation

Elegant Burgundy Wedding Paper Collection

Once the invitations were assembled and mailed out to her guests, we worked on her day-of wedding items which included reserved seating signage, hors d’oeuvre table tents, a guest book sign, and lastly, a huge welcome wedding easel draped with more elegant greenery from Allure Premiere Event Florists. Be sure to check out more photos of Kristine and Mark’s big day by their wedding photographer, Sarah Louise Photography

It was such a pleasure to work with Kris and Mark on their custom wedding stationery invitations. I’m so glad I was able to finish 2018 on such a high note.

Photographer: Sarah Louise Photography
Venue: Lake Wissota Golf & Events
Florals: Allure Premiere Event Florists
Lighting/Music: Ignite Lighting & Entertainment
Hair: Jessica’s Shear Madness Salon
Makeup: Tara ‘Blasko’ Brown
Rings: Eric’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
Dress: Macys

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Decorate your Desktop | January 2019 Free Wallpaper Background

I’m so excited for a new year and I am welcoming 2019 with open arms! Since I have had so many requests, I am continuing the Decorate your Desktop Series into twenty nineteen. Scroll down to get the new January 2019 Decorate your Desktop wallpaper background freebie.

Wallpaper Backgrounds

Desktop Wallpaper | iPad/Tablet Wallpaper | Mobile Wallpaper

 

Also, here is another wallpaper from the past that I just had to reshare, in case this one jumps out to you more:

Best Year Yet – Get This Wallpaper Here

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Simple French Countryside Inspired Wedding at The Mill Events, Chetek, Wisconsin | Sneak Peek

This past summer I had the opportunity to work on a gorgeous, soft, simple French countryside inspired wedding shoot with some amazing local vendors. Each Wisconsin wedding vendor brought their own talent and expertise to the table and the styled shoot fit together seamlessly.

So what’s the point of a Wedding Styled Shoot?

Styled shoots not only give wedding vendors a chance to have stunning, insanely beautiful wedding inspiration for their wedding portfolios, but it also allows us to present the possibilities of what engaged couples in the area can really do at their own wedding, especially here in Wisconsin with limited resources.

We, as wedding vendors, totally get it. Venues, decor, and details can become very mundane in this area, having limited options (and the weather doesn’t help much either). Couples tend to stick to the same “trendy” themes and decor found on Pinterest that are “budget-friendly” and let’s face it, easy—not exploring new concepts due to limited resources. That’s where these styled shoots come into play and that’s why I LOVE working with such fabulous local vendors who create timeless, cohesive inspiration for you all. Working so closely with these local wedding vendors allows us to keep your vision seamless, working together to make sure that every detail coordinates with the other. We have some of the best wedding experts here in the Midwest, in the Chippewa Valley, and I’m so thankful that I get to be able to work with them—check them out below!

I’m excited to show you a sneak peek of this simple French Countryside wedding shoot that we put together this past summer. We just got news a few weeks ago that this dreamy styled shoot will be published in just a few short weeks! and I cannot wait to show you, to inspire you, with these super romantic wedding details that every single couple here in Wisconsin can have.

timeless wisconsin wedding bridal bouquet

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elegant wisconsin wedding photograph

VENDORS

Photography: Christy Janeczko Photography

Stationery & Calligraphy: Mint for Hue

Venue: The Mill Events

Florals: Allure Premiere Event Florists

Makeup: Blush Studio

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Decorate Your Desktop Wallpaper Backgrounds | December 2018

Here we are, the last month of 2018 is upon us and I have my final Decorate your Desktop Wallpaper Background for the year to share with you. Usually for my free desktop backgrounds, I like to play around with calligraphy on pretty, elegant backgrounds but for December, I wanted to keep this fun, festive, and light.

I hope 2018 was a good year for everyone, with a lot of high highs. And for those who had a tough here, here’s to hoping 2019 is filled with hope, perseverance, and answered prayers. My wish for you all during the holidays is that we all focus on the good, count our blessings, be kind to one another, and continue to strive for more with every single day that passes.

As always, scroll below to get your free December wallpaper downloads.

Free December Tech Wallpaper Backgrounds

Desktop Wallpaper | iPad/Tablet Wallpaper | Mobile Wallpaper

 

Here are a few other Free Christmas Wallpaper Backgrounds from past years; download the Flirty Mistletoe Desktop Wallpaper here or choose from two different Fa La La La La Holiday Desktop Wallpapers here.

Free Desktop and Mobile Christmas Wallpaper Backgrounds

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Free Thankful Thanksgiving Placesetting and Grateful Hang Tag Downloads

And just like that, we are at the end of November and we are days away from Thanksgiving! I had to bring back these pretty thankful Thanksgiving printables from a few years ago since you all loved them so much.  They are a fun, simple, and a personal way to add that extra touch to your Thanksgiving placesetting.

Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

You can easily make this a family affair; everyone from toddlers to grown-ups can participate in sharing what they are thankful for this year. Also included with these free Thanksgiving downloads are these beautiful calligraphy grateful hang tags. These hang tags are so versatile, you can tie them around utensils, stick them in a few Thanksgiving decorations, or even turn them into gift tags.

Thankful Thanksgiving Downloads

So go ahead, add some pretty calligraphy to your Thanksgiving decor this year. Download these FREE Thanksgiving printables here. All you have to do is click, print, and cut! Easy Peasy! And don’t forget, sharing is caring…send this page to a friend!

PS! If you’re a Black Friday shopper, don’t miss out on my Holiday Gift List Checklist Printable as well. Although this world lives on their phones, I think it is so much easier to have an old school paper list for shopping. You can download the Holiday Gift List Checklist Printable here.

Hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving with your loved ones! Stay safe & warm.

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Elegant Eucalyptus Destination Wedding at The Courtyard of the Maison Dupuy, New Orleans | Racquel & Dustin

Racquel and Dustin are that couple that every wedding vendor dreams of working with. Not only do they have the most impeccable taste, but Racquel was the most organized, (my love language!), thorough, and sweetest bride ever. Again. Dream.Couple.

I have all my clients fill out a wedding questionnaire to gather every detail about their wedding day in one, easy spot. Within the questionnaire, Racquel explained how they wanted to keep their wedding invitation collection clean and minimal, with a lot of white space. Together we created an elegant and effortless wedding invitation paired with soft watercolor hand-lettered calligraphy and rose-gold accents. Beyond the invitation, we created a custom map illustration of New Orleans including their rehearsal dinner location, ceremony location, and hotel accommodations & attractions. To complete the collection, the pieces were housed within a vellum eucalyptus wrap and secured with an embossed hang tag with rose-gold dipped edges <3

Scroll below to see every carefully planned detail and element from their custom wedding invitations.

Eucalyptus Rose Gold Wedding InvitationsMinimal Eucalyptus Wedding Invitations

I also had the pleasure of designing some day-of wedding items including a Welcome Sign and a fun Timeline Sign. I can’t forget about the custom handkerchief wedding programs that were a labor of love, but oh so worth the effort. Pictures coming, check back soon! <3

 

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Turning Two: Looking back at Everly’s Vellum Eucalyptus First Birthday Party Invitations

I cannot believe that I’m writing this, but my baby girl turned TWO last weekend!

Simple Family Second Birthday

(blurry photos & gym clothes…real life with kiddos!)

While the days are long, the years really are so incredibly short. The past two years have been a complete whirlwind, and I know it’s true that the older they get, the faster the days pass. I remember thinking as I sat and nursed Everly every single day for an entire year that this day would never come. I thought she would need me forever. I shouldn’t have been so silly, after all I went through this whole thing with Emerson. But when you are in the trenches with a baby, the endless nursings, the awful catnaps, and the deprived sleep, you think it’s never going to end. You don’t see the light. You don’t see the small changes every day. You foolishly forget that they grow up on you. Every single day they become a little bit less dependent, a little bit smarter, also a lot more challenging 🙂 Always on the go, always getting into something, always challenging patience.

Since I had so much fun designing Everly’s first birthday invitations that were featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper, (seriously, my work was featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper?! Pinch.Me.), I thought I would take a stroll down memory lane and share them again with you all. How I LOVE how her birthday invitations turned out, with the pretty eucalyptus vellum wrap and gold-leafed embossed hang tag…the prettiest of details <3

Her birthday party mimicked the invitations perfectly, from eucalyptus table runners, coordinating placements, and of course a naked smash cake!  You don’t want to miss these cute details, click this link if you’d like to see pictures from Everly’s first birthday party! Oh how itty bitty she was <3

Hand drawn Eucalyptus First Birthday Invitations

Unique Envelope Layout with Custom Postage Stamps

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Decorate Your Desktop | November 2018

And just like that, the month of November is here and I have a feeling the rest of 2018 is going to F L Y by. Between two winter birthdays, deer hunting and the holidays (and we have a BIG move coming next month), November and December always fly by. Winter really starts getting long mid-January, right after the holiday chaos settles down and Emerson’s birthday has passed.

Let’s get to it! For November’s Free Decorate your Desktop wallpaper, I wanted to keep it simple and straight-forward. “Be obsessively grateful” seemed just that. As always, scroll below to get your free wallpaper backgrounds. If this particular wallpaper doesn’t do it for you, take a look at all of my recent free wallpaper background freebies. If you want something a little more festive, check out this Autumn Wallpaper I designed a few years ago along this Pumpkin Spice Inspired Wallpaper.

November Desktop Wallpaper Background Freebie

Desktop Wallpaper | iPad/Tablet Wallpaper | Mobile Wallpaper

As always, sharing is caring! Be sure to send this page to all your friends, co-workers, or family members who you think would enjoy these <3

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