Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Chic Engagement Party

Hey y'all!!

And we're back...from ACK! We took a small blogging break over the past week, as it's been quite busy in our studio! We've been working on swag for two gorgeous weddings--one here in Chicago, and the other in Texas. Both weddings were beautiful; we can't wait to share pics! N&L also just got back from a trip of a lifetime to Nantucket! We got to fully experience everything the island has to offer, see the sites, and met up with some amazing wedding friends from the island! We even got to have a little photoshoot fun with Zofia of Zofia & Co. Photography! We just got our pictures back this morning....we are OBSESSED!! We can't wait to share them with y'all, and put our swanky new pictures up on our website. Keep your eyes peeled for a blog post detailing our trip SOON!!

Today we have a picture perfect engagement party to share!! We teamed up with party planner extraordinaire Dori Waller of The Social Office to create an engagement party under the stars in honor of Sara and Jeremy. We recently helped the pair create a nautical save the date, which was die-cut and featured their custom wedding monogram. Their monogram included an anchor, which paid homage to the groom's career in the navy.

While the pair aren't officially tying the knot until October, their close friends wanted to throw them a summertime engagement party. Using both the couple's wedding colors and their nautical wedding monogram, we helped Dori create the perfect event to celebrate Sara and Jeremy's engagement. While the event came together perfectly, our favorite touches included the ice cream bar and an ice sculpture in the shape of their wedding monogram! So fun and creative!
The setting for Sara and Jeremy's summertime engagement celebration.
Sara and Jeremy's nautical die-cut save the date!
Summer Chic Engagement Party
The couple's engagement party invitation. It included their wedding colors, as well as a fun pattern!
 Sara and Jeremy's ice cream bar! Not only did it include every topping you could imagine, but we also helped create custom ice cream bowls, spoons, and napkins!
The couple's custom wedding monogram...in ice!! Such a cool idea!
Wish cards for the Lieutenant and Mrs.
 Guests were asked to leave wishes for the couple, which were then tied to a net! Cutest nautical keepsake for the couple!
At the end of the night, guests took home love knots.
Cheers to the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs! Keep your eyes out for our blog post covering our trip to Nantucket!! Need more engagement party inspiration? Check out Claire and Chris' nautical engagement party!

Xo,

Nico and Lala


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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Another Nautical Nantucket Wedding!

T-minus one week until we leave for the beautiful island of Nantucket, and we couldn't be more excited!! We can't wait to meet with Nantucket wedding vendors, experience the breathtaking scenery, and most importantly...visit the Chicken Box! If you've been following our blog, you may have noticed that we have a special place in our hearts for Nantucket weddings. So how did two Southern girls (who live in Chicago) become so in love with ACK weddings? One of our very first weddings (Ashley and Harrison's) was in Nantucket, and we've been hooked on the island ever since.

When it comes to nautical nuptials, beautiful Nantucket reigns supreme. Lindsay and Eric's sweet wedding was the perfect example of everything we love about Nantucket weddings. Last summer, the couple said "I do" at the exquisite Nantucket Yacht Club. We combined preppy accents with a crisp and classic colorway to bring the nautical feel of the island to every aspect of their wedding. Get ready to swoon over Lindsay and Eric's sweet and nautical Nantucket wedding, below!
Nautical Wedding Invitation
Lindsay and Eric's nautical wedding invitations were done in navy letterpress, and incorporated rounded corners and their custom wedding monogram. Their monogram paid homage to Nantucket Island, while incorporating the couple's initials. Their invitation was accented with a rope inspired envelope liner.
To welcome guests (who flew in from all over the country) to their island wedding, Lindsay and Eric gifted them with adorable wedding welcome bags. Adorned with their custom wedding monogram, the bags included a waterbottles, wedding koozies, and a welcome packet.
Cheers to Eric and Lindsay, who just recently celebrated their one year anniversary!! Can't wait to celebrate with them in Nantucket next week over some sunset cocktails...our fave! 

Wishing y'all a very Happy 4th of July!! Make sure you're following us on Twitter and Instagram (@nicoandlala) for updates on our trip to Nantucket!!

Xo,

Nico and Lala

Ps. Want more N&L nautical Nantucket wedding goodness?! Be sure to check out our real weddings gallery, over on our website! Don't miss Lindsay and Paul's elegant Nantucket affair--they also tied the knot at the Nantucket Yacht Club!

Event Photography By: Cary Hazlegrove Photography
Styled Paper Photography By: Old South Studio

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Nautical Newlyweds

Hey y'all!!

It's almost the weekend, and we have exciting news to share! One of our client's wedding is featured in the latest issue of Southern Bride Magazine! Their spread combines two of our very favorite wedding styles (southern and nautical) into one fabulous article. The featured "Nautical Newlyweds," Kyndra and Kyle, tied the knot in a fall wedding in tropical Sanibel Island, Florida. When deciding on their wedding location and decor, the high-school sweethearts combined the groom's love of fishing with the bride's affinity for all things preppy to create a stylish, nautical wedding! Check out their Sanibel Island wedding below, straight from the pages of Southern Bride Magazine!
Southern Brides Magazine
Nautical newlyweds
Close up of the pair's nautical save the date! We love their anchor wedding monogram.
 Kyndra and Kyle's nautical wedding invitation. Printed in thermography, it allowed the couple's bright and preppy color scheme to shine!
Wedding anchor monogram
The couple's anchor monogram was featured on many different pieces throughout their wedding including their ceremony program.
A big thank you to Southern Bride Magazine for featuring this fabulous couple's nautical wedding! We had so much fun working with Kyndra and Kyle, and it's so fun to see their wedding featured. Be sure to pick up your copy of the summer/ fall issue to see their nautical wedding for yourself.

Xo,

Nico and Lala

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