Real Wedding: Maria and Craig

If you're wedding is inspired by old Hollywood glamor, it's a sure sign it should take place in Palm Springs. Maria and Craig's wedding at the Parker Palm Springs showcases the couple's luxurious taste and fashionable lifestyle. Maria, CEO of SimplyShe wanted her guests to feel comfortable throughout the weekend celebration while still embracing the stylish accents of a grand event. The bold color palette of black, white, pool blue and fuchsia caught our eye when she came to our studio with plans of a custom wedding suite. We're loving the striped table linens and decor.

The Los Angeles Skyline save the dates were letterpress printed in fuchsia ink, and paired with a custom black and white striped liner and pool envelope.

For a more custom invitation, we transformed our horizontal Chandelier wedding invitation into a vertical, double-sided modern glamor piece. The invitations were also paired with a black and white striped liner and customized guest labels.

It doesn't really get much more glamorous than this. The reception room filled with fluorescent pink lighting is just dying for a dance party.

What a beautiful weekend for a beautiful couple. Congratulations Maria and Craig! For more photos head over to Style Me Pretty here!

Photos by Jesse Leake Photography

Cloud Parade Launch

We hope everyone had a nice holiday! Though there's still plenty of celebrating to be done with 2013 fast approaching, we're taking a moment to welcome a brilliant new resource for brides! Cloud Parade is an online site dedicated to all things wedding. Fabulous vendors from all around are setting up shop to help make planning your wedding a cinch. You can create Clouds with certain themes or products you love, share with friends and family, and purchase every item all from one place! It's any bride or grooms dream.

As you can see above their site is quite charming, and extremely easy to navigate. You can browse by color, category, style, and even search your favorite vendors by name. Having a destination wedding with a teal color theme? You're in the right place. We're delighted to have our own shop at Cloud Parade, packed with our printable invitations and wedding thank you cards.

Cloud Parade from Cloud Parade on Vimeo.

They released an adorable promo video with all the information one could need to get started. We love anyone that can make wedding planning this easy! Visit Cloud Parade here and start your own free account now!

Real Wedding: Melissa and Jay

This romantic garden wedding has inspired us in many ways. From the delicate florals and the gorgeous scenery provided by Bear Flag Farm, to the subtle hues of pink and sage, we've found ourselves captivated by every last detail. Melissa and Jay truly executed a marvelous event and we feel fortunate to have been a part of it. Their wedding stationery inspired us to create the Midsummer wedding suite, a simple yet elegant floral design perfect for the modern bride and groom. You can read more about this wedding over at wedding Elizabeth Anne Designs and see more lovely photos by Lisa Lefkowitz.

Pictured here is the original letterpress printed invitation for Melissa and Jay, now called Midsummer. The classic champagne and charcoal ink colors create a for a delicate,  contemporary design.

What a picture perfect day. Complete with olive oil favors and a night of dancing, we'd say this wedding is one to remember. Congratulations Melissa and Jay!

Photography by Lisa Lefkowitz

Real Wedding: Rachel and Jared

One thing we never get tired of is a beautiful feminine wedding. Yes, we love modern details and quirky decor, but a traditional wedding with delicate touches just feels right. This real wedding of Rachel and Jared covers all bases. From the neutral tones and blush pink bouquets, to the Parisian influenced food and romantic decorations, it's simply beautiful. Rachel and Jared share a love of french culture, and knew their big day would have to incorporate their favorite place (and honeymoon destination). The Villa San Juan Capistrano provided a perfect backdrop with rustic walls and dreamy greenery. And what can we say about that Lazaro wedding dress? Stunning.

We couldn't imagine a more fitting invitation than our Nouveau Peonies suite. The couple even had a custom program made to match their invites.

Gorgeous florals and boutonnieres by Krista Jon.

This might just be our favorite detail of Rachel and Jared's wedding. This textural ombre cake by Sweet and Saucy Shop and those pistachio green macarons look très délicieux.

Congratulations to Rachel and Jared! What a lovely wedding. To see more pictures head over to Ruffled for a full feature and image gallery!

Photos by Ashley Rose Photography

Real Wedding: Stacy and Adam

Sometimes wedding themes tend to get lost in an accumulation of decor, furniture, venue, etc, but this real wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes is consistently lovely. Inspired by the fashion brand Free People, the bride and groom put together a delicate and whimsical outdoor event, fit with all the right details. A blend of feminine and bohemian style with neutral colors created a casual vibe, but we love how the quirky details make it so unique. Stacy and Adam, along with their wedding planners Sitting in a Tree Events, hit the nail on the head with their Free People wedding.

The couple chose our Cross Stitch wedding invitation, designed by Susy Jack, in a soft champagne and charcoal color combination. It matched well with the bridesmaids cream gowns and the overall decor.

The dream catchers were a nice touch, adding a fun textural element to the place settings. We love the retro place mats, too!

Congratulations Stacy and Adam! To view more photos, head over to Green Wedding Shoes.

Photos by Studio Castillero

Mendocino Boho Wedding Shoot

Did you see this charming boho wedding shoot on Green Wedding Shoes? It was styled by Karin Kamb of Clever Girl Consulting and photographed by none other than Edyta Szyszlo. The sultry green backdrop of the Mendocino Farmhouse paired with the neutral organic elements of the clothing and decor made for a comfortable and romantic setting. The models are local folk singers, too, which made their connection seem so perfect.

Eunice designed a brand new wedding suite for the shoot, appropriately titled Bluegrass. It's still in the works but will be available on our website soon!

To see more photos from the shoot head over to Green Wedding Shoes!

Photography by Edyta Szyszlo

Featured: Wedding Row California

This week Wedding Row California wrote a wonderful post about letterpress printing at Hello!Lucky. With specific details about the creative process and gorgeous photography by Josh Gruetzmacher. We feel touched when people show such interest in the age-old printmaking method of letterpress, especially when they spend a whole afternoon learning the ins-and-outs.

Printmaker James is a fabulous tour guide, and showed Abigail (the author) and Josh the steps of creating a New York City Skyline letterpress wedding invitation from beginning to end.

To read the entire feature and to view more amazing photos, click here!

Perfect Wedding UK Winner!

Thank you thank you!!! to UK based Perfect Wedding Magazine for nominating and selecting Hello!Lucky as the Best Wedding Stationery in 2012! This is a hugely exciting award because we admire all the brilliant stationers in our category. Our London office has been kicking butt with all their success and press, and we could not feel more proud of the hard working team involved with making Hello!Lucky London such a hit. You can view the winners of the Perfect Wedding Awards here, and subscribe to the magazine here!

 

 

Real Wedding: Jessica and Brandon

Sometimes it only takes a glance at a few photos to fall in love with a place all over again. This stunning modern wedding has tradition and class written all over it, and with the help of the talented team at Dream a Little Dream events, it all came together perfectly. Jessica and Brandon shared their love in front of family and friends last May at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Complete with stoic columns and beautiful sculptures, their wedding day looks like it belongs in a book of art. Who wouldn't want to say their vows among such memorable history?

To keep in theme with their traditional black and white wedding, the couple chose to use our San Francisco Skyline menu cards and place cards with variable printed guest names.

As a fun keepsake, we printed a large scale guest book sign with the San Francisco Skyline for guests to leave notes and well wishes. We're now offering a free folded guest book sign with all of your favorite designs including the San Francisco Skyline. Check it out here!

A big congratulations to Jessica and Brandon! To see more spectacular photos of this event, head over to Dream a Little Dream!

Photography by Darcy Padilla

Real Wedding: Sarah and Christian

In celebration of the upcoming holiday, this wedding couldn't fit anymore perfectly. Last year over the fourth of July weekend Sarah and Christian tied the knot at the Healdsburg Country Gardens on what seemed to be the most lovely California day. The rustic ceremony tied in pieces of red, white, and blue, giving a nod to the summer holiday while still keeping it simple and unique. There's something about their big day that's got us dreaming of some summer lovin'.

The couple customized parts of our Heartland and Mi Amor designs to create menus and wedding programs that matched their decor.

We're loving the lively red/white striped ribbon to hold the place cards. You really can't go wrong with wooden clothespins for a rustic wedding!

Even the groom got down with the theme and rocked these blue/white striped socks. Nice touch!

To view more photos, check out their wedding over on Wedding Chicks!

Photography by Christina Diane 

Style Me Pretty's Bridal Fashion & Beauty Mag

Yesterday was an exciting day for one of our favorite bridal sites Style Me Pretty! They just released their brand-spankin-new bridal fashion and beauty e-magazine and it's gorgeous. The talented and bridal savvy ladies over at SMP curated a lovely 171 pages of pure bridal bliss. From DIY projects to real weddings, the online publication is the ultimate online destination for wedding inspiration. It includes a beautiful feature on Jennifer Behr's stunning headpieces and style guides by our favorite bloggers. Congratulations to SMP! We can't wait to see more!

Check out the e-mag here!

Featured: Brides Magazine

We always feel honored whenever our name is featured throughout the growing realm of wedding magazines, blogs, and resource websites. We also love to cater to our community by offering one-on-one consultations with brides when making the big decision to buy wedding stationery. It truly is a joy to be listed in Brides Magazine as one of the "people and places you need to know to plan a wedding in San Francisco!"

The issue highlights all of the places throughout the city that offer helpful advice and inspiration for your wedding. Our beloved Faye even made her way into the spotlight!

The current issue of Brides Magazine is available now!

Real Wedding: Cari and Jason

This beautiful New York City wedding was featured in Martha Stewart's brand new Real Weddings special issue! Cari and Jason's crisp black and white theme demonstrated all the classic and traditional elements of weddings we love, along with a few personal touches. The couple chose to use our New York City Skyline  invitation suite and incorporated the icons throughout their decor. Martha Stewart's Bride's Guide gives an inside look into the event, with exclusive photos of the setup and all the delicious treats. The Statue of Liberty chocolates by Edward Marc Chocolatier really topped it off!

Two-toned black and white cookies were given to guests, sealed with custom skyline labels.

We also printed a large scale New York Skyline poster to act as a guestbook for the wedding. It's such a fun and memorable keepsake!

Congratulations to Cari and Jason! For more photos of this classic New York City celebration, click here!

Photography by Charlotte Jenks Lewis

Today's Bride

These photos from Nancy Liu Chin's Anatomy of Today's Bride for Today's Bride SF are to die for! We were approached by Nancy awhile ago in efforts to come up with a classic and whimsical invitation and day-of paper suite for her ultra-sweet photo shoot. It was a piece of cake once she shared her inspiration with us, and knowing which amazing vendors were also on board, we knew it would be a hit.

You can see our working files below. We were really into mismatched patterns and folded cards. If you look closely, the invitation reads Christian & Dior, tres chic!

Visit Nancy's Brown Bag to view Anatomy of Today's Bride Part I and Part II, and watch the amazing video by Luke Goodman here!

Photography by Kevin Chin

Martha Stewart Weddings

By now you most likely know about Eunice and Daniel's wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings back in 2010. The excitement was radiating around our studio, and we still relish in the memory of such an honor of appearing on the cover. Martha Stewart is one of the most inspiring bridal information destinations [along with endless craft and recipe ideas] so we feel blessed to be a small part of it every now and then. It's such a thrill to see weddings we have worked on appear in the Bride's Guide or even inside the shiny pages of the magazine, and because we love the Martha Stewart collection so much, we wanted to revisit all those moments of pleasure by bringing the real weddings to you.

Eunice and Daniel started the trend by customizing our Woodland Damask wedding invitations (designed by Joel Dewberry).

 Recently, Megan and Alex's wedding was featured including one of our newest destination invitations Visit Martha's Vineyard (designed by Lab Partners).

We also created these program fans incorporating an illustrated version of their reception spot The Beach Plum Inn. You can really see the resemblance!

 

And of course, a New England wedding isn't quite complete without fresh oysters. We love the display atop this rustic mini fishing boat.

 Jenny and Ben's fairytale Sonoma wedding was a favorite last year, especially their custom created wedding invitations and programs. Their feature in MSW really highlighted their charming characteristics and artistic creations for the ceremony. We love that they weren't afraid to incorporate bright colors!

We can't forget about Jean and Devin's whimsical wedding. The true inspiration for our Big Day invitation suite, this couple's witty wording set the tone for one lovely [big!] day.

With the help of our friends at Alison Events, lots of crafty details made this intimate barn yard setting pop with color.