The Lab Event - A Success!

We had a blast at The Lab Event last weekend and wanted to share a few pics of the jaw dropping vignettes that filled the barrel room at Cline Cellars.   Guests were able to stroll through these themed areas gathering ideas, inspiration and even some sweet treats like monogrammed cookies and (I-can't-believe-these-are-vegan) cupcakes!

One of our vignettes had a "Toasted Marshmallow" theme with warm brown tones, gold accents and plenty of rustic wood and twig textures.  The menus had a burlap-inspired pattern framing text and a floral sprig and was letterpressed on a recycled cotton card stock.  We're so happy with the way everything turned out, we plan to offer the entire suite on our website soon.  Stay tuned!

How cool is that chandelier?  Its made from branches, Christmas lights and a few Ikea light fixtures... someone please DIY and let us know how it turns out!

Jen Musty from Batter Bakery blew us away with all her delectable desserts like Meyer Lemon shortbread cookies and Key Lime tarts.

The lovely ladies from The Collection Event Studio, styled a fantastic booth full of vintage flair and wedding inspiration galore!

The best part of the project was meeting so many amazing and talented vendors that we can't wait to work with again!

One more day for the Lab Giveaway!


Don't forget! You have one more day to participate in our giveaway for the Lab Event! We're offering 2 FREE tickets to the best wedding event of the new year! All you have to do is comment below telling us why you would like, love, or absolutely NEED to be there! It's taking place at Cline Cellars, this Saturday, January 14th from 5-9pm. We'll choose a winner tomorrow at 3:00 (PST)! Good luck!


Mark your calendars!


We're thrilled to be a part of the upcoming Lab Event taking place January 14th, 2012 at the Cline Cellars in Sonoma, and after Monday night's inspiring kickoff party at The Collection ES our heads are bursting with fab ideas for the event. Stay tuned here for more information or you can visit their soon-to-be-released blog. Tickets will go fast so be sure to book in advance! Looking forward to seeing you all there!


(above: The Collection ES, below: Cline Cellars in spring)



Tickets available here!

TILT Wedding Fair this Sunday!


Calling all brides, grooms, wedding fanatics, and friends! We are delighted to be a part of the TILT Wedding Fair taking place this Sunday, and we want you to join! TILT is hosting this years not-your-average wedding fair at Swarm Gallery in Oakland, and it will be bustling with local designers, vendors, and event extraordinaires. If you're dreaming of a unique wedding and looking for a place to start, you definitely shouldn't miss this event! We will be there mingling with the guests and offering first hand information about our invitations (and maybe even a take-home souvenir??!). Check out the list of fellow exhibitors here!

Tickets are available here or you can get them at the door.

The event, Sunday September 25th, is 12:00pm - 4:00pm at the Swarm Gallery, 560 Second Street, Oakland, CA

See you there!

Beautiful Brooklyn Cakes


It's hard to avoid drooling over every photo we see of amazing wedding cakes. Brides and grooms are getting so creative these days, and with all the talented bakeries in the world, almost anything is possible! Brooklyn-based Nine Cakes is just one of many talented cake designers currently creating some truly stunning (and delicious!) work.


Their cakes are fun and original, and totally scrumptious looking.



Nine Cakes is located at 155 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231. If you live in the area, check them out!

Real Wedding: Kim and Chris


Seattle-ites Kim and Chris sure do know how to throw a party! The couple recently wed at a stunning private home in Palm Springs, complete with fabulous pool and beautiful landscaped grounds.



Each guest was welcomed with a grapefruit vodka cooler in a Cat Studio "Palm Springs" glass, which were later used (washed, of course!) as the couple's favors. Such a cute idea!


Kim and Chris chose our Mi Amor Save the Date - the bright colors are perfect for this summer event!


There were so many fun details - we especially love these sparkly initials used on the bride and grooms chairs.


All the flowers were purchased from Trader Joe's and arranged by Kim's aunt. She also made Kim's headpiece - what a talented lady to have in the family!


Kim and Chris cut their Bristol Farms cake with a saber that belonged to Chris' grandfather. All of his kids and grandkids have used it at their weddings. The cake topper was the one Kim's grandparents used on their cake sixty years ago!



Kim's gorgeous retro dress is from Oscar De La Renta, and Chris' suit is from Kenneth Cole.


How fabulous! Congrats you guys!

All photos by Erika Kyte.

Dreamy Candies at Andie's Specialty Sweets

Remember the sweet little sugar buttons we featured a while back? Andie's Specialty Sweets in Los Angeles has broadened their beautiful repertoire to include these gorgeous goodies:


Absolutely adore these acorns. And they're chocolate filled, with a cocoa bean in the center!




And this edible sugar skeleton key is fabulous! Reminds us of our Whimsy Save the Date.

Be sure to visit the Etsy Shop, here and find more sweet sculpted delights.

Studio Snapshot: A Soolip Wedding!


We were so excited to be part of A Soolip Wedding at the gorgeous Bentley Reserve this weekend - and what fun it was! Not one to toot our own horn *wink wink* but our booth was adorable.  And what better way to appreciate the amazing texture of letterpress wedding invitations than to see and touch them in person?












We spotted this lush frame holding business cards and imagined it as a display for escort cards at a garden wedding!

Sweet vintage button designs!

Swooning over these particularly gorgeous edible sugar buttons from andiespecialtysweets.


They come in chocolate for those who like a little kick, and a little more of a rustic feel.


They make us recall of one our sweetest custom save the date designs— a  darling variation on Big Day!  Drop us a line if you're interested in this design for your wedding:


Sweet Treats!

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We can't think of any better cure for a case of the Mondays than plates of gorgeous cookies - can you?  Our lovely Kelly has been baking up a storm lately and treating us to heaps of delectable goodies.  So sweet on mismatched vintage china, we can just imagine these pretty cookies as part of a wedding dessert bar!



Chocolate Chip with Toasted Almonds and buttery Shortbreads with Macadamia Nuts... and oh yes... dipped in more chocolate!  Yum, pass the milk please!


Wishing you something sweet and petite for Valentine's Weekend



Love the cherry blossom petit fours, epecially! They were featured on Martha Stewart a bit ago, but we thought these pretty pink pastries needed a review.

Images courtesy here, here and here.

Marzipan, anyone?

We were just thinking about how much we love marzipan. So tasty, so gastronomically superior to fondant.

But marzipan is one of those things that can be done really well, or can just as easily fall off the wagon into the territory of hyper-kitsch. We would like to see some cake makers bring back the art of marzipan sculpture. See how charming marzipan can be?



How 'bout them apples!?

Aren't they just edible?! (Why yes, yes they are.)

Perhaps they could be made in the style of our new Heirloom Harvest, or Lavender Harvest wedding invitation suites?


Marzipan photos found via Room Candy.

Lovely DIY Cake Stands!


Check out these lovely cake stands that you (yes, you!) can make with just a teeny bit of effort!


We love how sweet, yet modern, they look...


They're from table legs, plywood, and dollhouse trim!


We found these on You Are My Fave and the tutorial can be found in Bee in Our Bonnet...

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!

The Humble, Well-Loved Whoopie Pie

We have a special fondness for whoopie pies at Hello!Lucky. A couple of years back one of our printers, Aaron, had a bake-off with one of our designers, who shall remain nameless. Whoopie pies were the winner— but we wouldn't say that there was any actual competition. Just fun and fabulous home-baked whoopie pies! whoppie1

These dapper down-home delicacies, from were mentioned in the New York Times, and most closely resemble the no-frills whoopie pies that Aaron crafted.  The recipe, passed on from generations of Pennsylvania Dutch-ish lineage, is closely guarded among Aaron's sylvan clan.  But we imagine that the WannaHavaCookie whoopies are fairly close to the "real thing."


Being a purist, Aaron would probably view these red-velvet variants as an abomination, but we bet they'd be pretty darn tasty.


Even a holiday whoopie pie with peppermint filling! We could go for that!  WannaHavaCookie charmingly touts that whoopie pies would make great wedding favors. And we might just agree!  But could they make a black-tie whoopie pie?

Herriott Grace

_MG_2209 How gorgeous are these petit flags and other sweet handmade things from Herriott Grace?




Even more charming is the fact that it's a father daughter venture that began with Lance Herriott sending his daughter hand carved wooden spoons in the mail...


All their products are hand-made (you know how we love thingshand-made!)



How lovely is this wooden cake pedestal?




Nikole and Lance Herriott - we are big fans!

Via Ritzy Bee...