25 Year Anniversary: Tina & Rudy


We are always so pleased to be a part of our client's celebrations - especially a celebration like this one.  Tina & Rudy renewed their vows after 25 years of marriage! The happy couple then...


and now!


A few pieces of stationery we did for their gorgeous event...



See all the details here!

Real Wedding: EJ and Linh

rwd_ejandlinh_details_003 EJ and Linh's wedding was featured on Style Unveiled! We worked with one of our favorite florists, Nancy Liu Chin, to create a custom design to go with the couple's modern theme. Read more about their spectacular day at Villa Montalvo here.

Silk Tree Branch Mobiles by Moon-Lily Silk

Some of us have been traveling here at Hello!Lucky and we're a little confused about what season it is! We thought these delicate silk tree mobiles by Moon-Lily Silk were a refreshing way to look back while marching ever onward toward spring...was it? Picture-22


Brought to mind our Autumn Leaves design.


And these brought to mind EIEIO's Lunaria design.  Lovely, modern and nature-inspired.


And of course, Cherry Blossom.

Such lovely decorations for seasonally inspired weddings!

And, they might look equally beautiful in a nursery, no? (A child's nursery, that is, not an arboreal one where they might get a little lost.)

Thanks so much, Jan, for sharing!

Real Wedding: Lee & Sean


We were so thrilled to be a part of the wedding of Lee & Sean - check out their gorgeous wedding that took place at Barn Diva in Healdsburg (love Barn Diva!)...


We designed her wedding invitations and day of stationery - the wedding invitations were especially cool as our design was laser engraved onto wood veneer by Oslo Press.  It really added to the modern organic feel of the invitation...


We made these paddle fans too! Cute, right?  Love the yay flags!  Genius idea...


A few more lovely details...



More photos and details to be found at Bride's Cafe

Fab photos by Sylvie Gil Photography.

Real wedding: Nicole and Wolfgang

nicolewolf_0465_xl Nicole and Wolfgang's gorgeous wedding is featured on Martha Stewart Weddings! The couple choose our Orchid design for their Napa Valley wedding, featuring real orchids by Sharla Flock Designs.




The wedding took place at a private home of a friend of the couple. Dinner was served in the remodeled barn on the property, with catering from The Girl and The Fig, a local Sonoma eatery.


The couple choose Alison Events to help with the design and coordination of their wedding.



All photos by Anna Kuperberg. More photos here.

Possibly the most perfect wedding video ever created

Apologies for the insanely long title, but this video of model Coco Rocha and designer James Conran's wedding is so stunning and beautiful that nothing less would have been appropriate. To see the longer cut, please go here.

Via Refinery 29.

Real wedding: Erin and Jeremy

Murphy_Tinker_AdiNevoPhotographs_100605_ErinJeremy_TBL_0065_0_low We are thrilled to report that the wedding of Eunice's best friend, Erin and her new hubby, Jeremy, is featured on Style Me Pretty today!

It was a truly fabulous and fun affair, designed by Alison Events, with lots of ingenious details, including a vintage card catalog that acted as the seating guide. Each guest's card was cross-referenced with other guests according to interests, life history, etc....



...and possibly the most amazing and hilarious first dance -  done to Hey Soul Sister by Train and including the Beyoncé's signature move from All the Single Ladies (need we say more?)...


...a photo booth by Magnolia Photo Booth - always a huge hit at any party...


We collaborated with Erin and Jeremy to come up with a charming array of stationery inspired by vintage ephemera and McSweeny's. The invitation was supposed to look like a page torn from a book...


The replies were Mad Libs fashioned to look like an old school Western Union telegram...


And the programs, designed to look like a vintage book...

Murphy_Tinker_AdiNevoPhotographs_100614_ErinJeremy_TBL_0005_0_lowThis was one of our favorite projects so far this year!  We really loved their creativity and sense of fun.

All photos by Adi Nevo. Check out more details here.

Real wedding: Martine and Fred

4-pink-signature-cocktail Crafty couple Martine and Fred used our free template to create a sign for their signature cocktail for their recent Oregon wedding. Yay! We're so pleased we could contribute to this rustic event featuring bundt cakes, show posters and a country band! See more photos from this fun wedding at the fabulously redesigned Snippet and Ink!



A purple-themed picnic

Picture 1 Check out this picnic-themed inspiration shoot featured on the Southern Weddings blog! We created all the paper products to go with the floral theme.

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See all the photos here.

Photos by Larissa Cleveland.

Equestrian Wedding

6-creative-wedding-invitations We were incredibly honored when photographer Larissa Cleveland and planner Shannon Leahy asked us to participate in an equestrian themed photo shoot at the stunning Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto.


We created invitations, reply cards, place cards, programs, and pony ride tickets complete with horseshoe motifs, gingham patterns and classic fonts.


Vintage prize show ribbons added to the rustic theme.



Even the cake used horseshoes as decoration!


See more photos at Snippet & Ink (thanks Kathryn!), as well as a list of participating vendors.

Sarah & Matt on Style Me Pretty

Picture 3 One of our favorite wedding blogs, Style Me Pretty, recently featured Sarah and Matt's 2007 wedding showcasing their vintage style and love of tall ships. We designed and letterpress printed their invites (above) and the couple embellished them using wax paper, baker's twine and a wax seal.

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See the entire gallery here. All photos by Julie Mikos.

Real Wedding: Lily and Andrew

lilyandandrew_veritephotography023 Did you see Lily and Andrew's breathtaking wine country wedding on Style Me Pretty? Can you say gorgeous? We worked with the bride and groom to create all their paper products - from the save the dates to the place cards, and everything in between. Inspired by our Classic Cowboy, Heartland and Biltmore wedding designs, we created a unique suite that fit their rustic chic theme perfectly.






The wedding was a true family affair. Andrew's cousin Jocelyn Arelt was their wedding planner, and  Andrew's aunt, Valerie Arelt, did all the flowers!



The wedding and reception took place in the Sonoma Valley, at Lily's parents ranch. It was 106 that day! The ceremony took place in the middle of an oak grove.


Guests enjoyed dinner catered by the Jimtown store in a Zephyr tent.


Lily wore a Monique Lhuillier dress and Andrew donned a Thomas Pink suit.


Many, many congrats to Lily and Andrew!!!

All photographs by Verite Photography. For more stunning images, please click here.

Real Wedding: Marnie and Brian

Candle lighting at Grace Cathedral We were super excited to be involved in designing for this ceremony! Marni and Brian's wedding is the stuff plush Gothic romances are made of! We love the dark color palette interspersed with more traditional details.

The couple began their ceremony taking a lovers stroll through the labyrinth at San Francisco's hallmark Grace Cathedral, lighting candles as they passed.


They then met up with their guests, who had only been told they were to be driven to the woods, instructions awaiting. Each guest was then welcomed with "survival kits" of edible treats and well-stocked flasks. The understated ceremony took place beneath a simple white canopy in the redwoods of beautiful Muir Woods.

marni & brian letterpress invitations by Hello!Lucky

We started by creating custom designed letterpress invitations which summoned the Victorian details Marni knew she wanted--redwood trees, roses, birds, and Victorian embellishments.

Drink menu by Hello!Lucky

Carrying Marni and Brian's Victorian Gothic theme throughout the events of this two day affair, we also worked to design letterpress programs, menus, seating cards, and cocktail napkins.

Whisky Flask with graphic from H!L

One of our absolutely favorite parts? The couple even had the redwood tree graphic from the invitation etched onto whiskey flasks! Cheers to that!

Reception decor

The following night, Marni and Brian gathered everyone together again, this time for a reception party held in San Francisco at Hamlin Mansion. We love the playfully rich palette of rich green and purple fabrics for the table settings. Built in 1901 in Italian Baroque style, this venue offers stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge.


Decked out in whimsical charm, feathers, and purple and magenta accents, we're loving the floral arrangements by Cherries Flowers.


Cigars with graphic from invitation on matchbooks

We adore the cigars and doughnut bar by Erin Bell!

marni & brian in car

Thanks to Erin Beach, who did an amazing job on photography and Moira Gubbins, the wedding coordinator from Hamlin Mansion.

San Francisco Wedding Fair

STDC_VINTAGEPHOL4_LUC-NAV_EX We're looking forward to the San Francisco Wedding Fair this Sunday, January 10 from 11 - 4 at Four Seasons Hotel.  Let's face it: most bridal shows are a kind of lame.  However, this one consistently attracts some quality vendors. If you're thinking of only hitting one of these events, it's the one to check out.


We'll be there exhibiting with partner Magnolia Photo Booth, an awesome photo booth company that just launched in the Bay Area. Magnolia will be demo-ing their booth, and we have some brand spanking new save the date designs that use the photos & photo booth pics!  Magnolia keeps a booth at our studio at 977 Howard Street (between 5th and 6th), so you can drop by use it for free to make awesome save the dates, thank you cards & more (just call ahead, as it's sometimes out on loan).


A few vendors to definitely check out at the show:

Cakes & Sweets

Sibby's Cupcakery

The Buttercream Studio

Cocoa Bella Chocolates


Papineau Calligraphy


Floramor Studios


Classic Party Rentals Hartmann Studios

Event Designers

Alicia K Designs

Check out the San Francisco Wedding Fair website for a full list of exhibitors. Enjoy!

Real wedding: Abby & Ross

Bride & Groom Congrats to Abby and Ross, who got married last month at Limn Gallery, a beautiful modern space in San Francisco!

Save the Dates

It all began with this custom save the date design that we created for the couple, combining a nod to the fact that the space is a functioning art gallery, and a little bit of wit and whimsy!

Reception setting

Limn provided a chic, minimal backdrop for the reception. The event was catered by Jane Hammond Events.

Abby & Ross bouts

Emily Dreblow of Soulflower Floral Design created these lovely sculptural boutonnieres, as well as the succulent centerpieces.

Abby & Ross sign 2

We revived the save the date design in a welcome sign carved by Because We Can...and a hand drawn seating chart.

Hand drawn seating chartCeremony at Limn Gallery

The ceremony was held in gallery's outdoor courtyard.

Beaded Shrug

The bride wore this gorgeous beaded shrug, custom made by seamstress Glenda Pongiglione.

Abby & Ross Programs

The programs coordinated with their invitations (they chose the Lunaria invitation design in espresso and apple).

Bride & Groom outside Limn

Promptly after the ceremony, they left for an amazing honeymoon in Greece (we're so jealous!!). Congratulations, Abby & Ross!!

Photography by Marla Aufmuth.

Real Wedding: Sarah & Patrick

We are sure there is, in some peoples' minds, the assumption that the perfect English wedding should be held in mid-summer with small bridesmaids in pink voile running over emerald green, sun-dappled lawns, bright roses on the tables, food and cake a-plenty and all to the sound of laughter and clink of champagne flutes (or - to each their own - beer glasses!). The August wedding of Sarah McKee and Patrick Barry didn't disappoint on any of the above.


Sarah chose our classic Cherry Blossom design for her wedding stationery and carried the floral theme right through the whole event, even Patrick's tie managed to co-ordinate! The wonderfully relaxed atmosphere was captured perfectly in the photographs taken by Charley Smith.



We love the way that the table plans were strung-out on a silken washing line in the gardens of the house near Windsor where the guests strolled before being seated in the marquee for the meal. A perfect opportunity for showing-off that pink voile dress! Notice the touch of the tiny gold clothes pegs holding each one up - genius!


The flowers for the day were by Richard Elder one of the country's leading floral designers who combined the hot Summer colours in these charming baskets for the bridesmaids. The fabulous and mouth-watering mini cake stack was by Peggy Porschen and the talented Dan McEvoy from Real Cooking did the rest of the catering. We  just love the way that the cherry blossom flower has been picked-out again on the top of each cake!



Thank you so much to Sarah & Patrick for sharing these photos with us. Ah! roll-on next summer!!

Real wedding: Hollin + Eric

We are loving Hollin and Eric's beautiful wedding, full of sweet details and DIY elements. Hollin, along with some helpful friends and family, created most of the decorations, and it all turned out so vintage chic! 001.jpg

Thanks to the very talented Ben Blood for sharing his gorgeous photos of their wedding at Treehouse Point in Issaquah, Washington. Tree-filled and moss-covered, Treehouse Point offers two incredible treehouses for lodging by master treehouse builder Pete Nelson who, along with his wife Judy, host private events and overnight retreats. So natural and ethereal!




The groomsmen donned tweed and wore handmade mismatching boutineers and ties.


Hollin's vintage inspired dress was made by Portland designer Holly Stalder, who even gave Hollin extra fabric for her to make the flower on her veil! So lovely.


Hollin and her bridesmaids made their own headpieces...just gorgeous!



The bride's sister and maid of honor Keiko, hand drew and screen printed coffee and tea bags as favors for the guests.


Hollin's mom made each of the bridesmaid's dresses. We love the fabric and individual sash detailing.






Hello!Lucky designer Anna created whimsical invitations complete with illustrations of the bride and groom dancing under the trees.



What a talented group of people! Congratulations, Hollin and Eric!

Woodland wedding inspiration

Welcome sign We just love all the gorgeous fern and woodland-inspired details in Tess and Adam's wedding via photographer Rachel Thurston.

Terrerium Centerpieces

This terrarium centerpiece is so lovely!

Terrarium Centerpieces

Fern Guest Book Table

Gorgeous rustic guest book table...

Button mushroom cake

Lovely button mushroom cake...

Bride and Groom - Tess and Adam

Love the bride's vintage wedding dress and ferny bouquet! See more details here.