Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fun First Birthday!

We woke up to a heavy dose of FALL this morning in Chicago!! Even though we're sad to see summer slipping away, part of us can't help but be excited for the changing of the seasons. With the start of fall comes a lot of things we love including Saturday football games, dark manicures (welcome back Lincoln Park After Dark), and pumpkin flavored everything. But before we completely immerse ourselves in autumn, we want to share a fun first birthday from early in the summer! 

Hugh was celebrating a very important birthday (his first!), so his mom wanted to create a party that was both special and creative. Being the first boy in his family, we focused on masculine, primary colors (navy and kelly green), added in some fun polka dots, and finished the invite off with an unexpected and whimsical banner! These design aspects were carried all throughout Hugh's party. From his invitation and party swag, to the adorable coordinating cookies his mom had made, Hugh's fun first birthday was nothing short of delightful!
Fun First Birthday!
Hugh's fun invitation and party swag including a custom placemat, cupcake tags, waterbottle labels, and favor tags!
A closeup of Hugh's invitations. We love the monogrammed banners on his envelope liner!
Since Hugh's invitations included a unique shaped banner, we HAD to create a matching birthday banner to match!!
How adorable are these cupcakes topped with sweet cupcake tags?!
Cheers to one year, Hugh! Hope you had the best time celebrating your first birthday. For more creative first birthday party inspiration, be sure to visit our children's party gallery and check out Harrison's first birthday fiesta! SO cute!

Xo,

Nico and Lala

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

An Adorable Golf Birthday Par-TEE!

If there's one thing we've done well this summer...it's par-tee! Golf themed birthday parties that is. We started our summer off with a preppy pink and green golf birthday party that was beyond adorable! Fast forward a few months, and one of our favorite clients (who always goes above and beyond for her kids' parties) came to us wanting us to create something special for her son's birthday. We've done Trey's parties for the past three years, and each year his birthday's get more and more fabulous! So we knew that starting with his invitation, we had to get creative! Check out the finished product below...it will make you want to par-tee!!
An Adorable Golf Birthday Par-TEE
Trey's invitation was die-cut in the shape of a golf ball, and included a patterned envelope liner which included putters, golf balls, and flags in primary colors.
How awesome did Trey's sweet table turn out?! We love the creative goodies, with a monogrammed golf ball sign in the background! Such a creative backdrop!
Golf ball cake pops....love this idea for this adorable golf birthday par-tee!
How cute is this favor table for guests? Each guest received a set of plastic golf clubs (personalized with a sticker nameplate) and a mini trophy filled with sweet treats!
Trey's mom created a putting green for party guests!
The mini golf cart was personalized with a monogrammed golf ball!
Happy third birthday, Trey!! We love seeing our little customers grow from year to year. For more awesome birthday party inspiration, be sure to check out Trey's past parties! We love both his fun farm animal birthday party and nautical first birthday!

Xo,

Nico and Lala

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tartan Plaid Inspired Rehearsal Dinner

Great Scot, this tartan plaid inspired rehearsal dinner is amazing! We are so excited to share this creative event!! During the summer months, it's wedding central here at the N&L Studio. So when we get a rehearsal dinner thrown in the mix, it's fun! These dinners really set the tone for a couple's entire wedding weekend, so we love being able to be involved. Especially when the groom's family presents us with innovative inspiration, like the Boyce's did! The groom's mom (Ainsley) wanted to throw the couple a soiree inspired by the tradition and splendor of the Scottish Highlands, in celebration of her family's Scottish heritage, while incorporating their family crest...such a neat idea!

Everything from the design inspiration to the super swanky event location (The Petroleum Club of Houston), came together perfectly to create rehearsal dinner goodness!
Tartan Plaid Inspired Rehearsal Dinner
The rehearsal dinner invitation was inspired by the groom's Scottish heritage, and highlighted both their family crest and the family's tartan plaid! We also included a traditional Scottish thistle which accented the RSVP card, custom stamp, and envelope liner.
The groom's family crest was one of our main inspirations behind both the dinner invitation and decor.
The couple's dinner menus (which featured both the family crest and thistles) nestled perfectly inside the chargers and accented the tartan tablecloths exquisitely!
No Scottish inspired event is complete without whiskey from the Highlands!
The prestigious Petroleum Club offered stunning views of downtown Houston at night, and was the perfect backdrop for this Scottish inspired rehearsal dinner!  

If you love how we incorporated the groom's family crest into the dinner invitation, than be sure to check out Ashley and Harrison's Nantucket rehearsal dinner. Their bright invitation also included the family's crest, which is a great addition to any invite!

Xo,

Nico and Lala