Invitations: Nicole + Jerome

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Nicole and her husband Jerome designed these invitation booklets last year for their wedding…very cool right?  She tells me the printing was relatively cheap from Dazzle Printing, so if anyone else has worked with them, lemme know how they were!

[images from Jerome Daksiewicz]

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Hey NJ, lets help Dawn

Lets team up everyone and help Dawn from NJ find a cool place to get married!  Leave any tips below in the comments…thanks!

I don’t know if there is anyway you can help me or not but I love your website and am always looking through it so I thought it may be worth a shot contacting you. My fiance and I are having the hardest time finding a venue/wedding site we like in NJ..specifically the northern, NJ areas.  I know you are a brooklyn based site and brooklyn is actually where I am from but we recently moved to NJ so we want to stay closer to our home. We want something simpler and modern and we definitely don’t want the typical wedding factory vibe.  I would love a farm/barn or great garden style site but we can’t seem to find anything.  Any ideas?  Any info you might know of to help us find our dream site would be greatly appreciate! Thanks in advance for your time!

-Dawn
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Studio tour: Paloma’s Nest

studio doves and boxes

I’ve been a big fan of Caroline’s ever since Paloma’s Nest came on the scene…her personalized bowls are my go-to for bridal and shower gifts, so I was thrilled she agreed to show us around her studio!  Thanks Caroline!

Name: Caroline Colom Vasquez
Location: Austin Texas
Company: Paloma’s Nest
What is your aesthetic? Pure, nostalgic, and traditional -in a non-traditional way.
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? Lots of windows and stained glass allow for plenty of sunshine. Vintage and antique pieces are repurposed and adapted for daily, modern use. Calming color palette gives a sense of controlled, peaceful chaos.
Favorite part of your studio? The shipping room, where all of the finished work is gathered to receive the finishing touches, and to be  wrapped in brown paper boxes and tied up with string….these really are a few of my favorite things!
Where do you go for inspiration? To sleep. My best ideas come to me before dozing off for the night.
What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? My collection of vintage stamps. I even have some stored in a safe-deposit box.
Is there anything you’d upgrade to? I’d love to move the business into a charming Victorian house with plenty of room for everything- our production studio, shipping department, and an office of my very own. A grandiose dining room table for company lunches and meetings would be terrific, too.  Someday.

studio inspiration board copy

studio kiln

studio waiting to pack

studio packing room

studio stamps

studio office

[images from Paloma’s Nest]

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Survey winner + I Love You

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Thanks so much to everyone that took time out to fill out the annual survey….the winner of tons of goodies + the Wedding Chic book by Colin Cowie is sms1024!

The photo above is from I Love You Cards…you can mail away for a stack of cards yourself and hand them out to friends, family, strangers, anyone!  I just found my stack and plan on passing them out this weekend!  And SPEAKING of weekend, I’m taking the rest of today and Monday off for a little Labor Day leisure, so I’ll see you back here on Tuesday.  Have a great weekend!

[image from I Love You Cards]

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