Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Destination Wedding

Happy Humpday Everyone!

Lets all get through the rest of this week by imagining sun on your face on the beach with a Corona in hand!!! Sound good??

We have been blow away by the amount of brides we have recently who have chosen destination weddings! We kind of love the whole get a smaller amount of guests and a more intimate feel! What is not to love?!

We thought we would share a few recent save the dates and one over the top fabulous basket we did for a good friend of ours. She is an event planner herself, owning The Social Office based in Nashville, so we knew we of course, had to blow her out of the water! She has chosen Hawaii for her destination wedding in April and with the colors of sea green and sand, we ran with it! This is the Save The Date we came up with and we think it turned out SO beautiful!!! Elegant yet still has that beachy rustic feel at the same time.

We are so excited to be GOING to this Hawaiian Celebration in April! We know after our first Chicago winter this will be a trip that is much needed and ENJOYED! WHOOP! Cannot wait!

Next, we have Emily and Joel's destination wedding in MEXICO! They have a joke about calling each other lobster, so it was only appropriate to have art imitate life. :) This wedding is actually this weekend! We are so happy for them and stay tuned for more from this fun, fun couple!!!

How incredible does that striped liner look?! WE LOVE IT!!!

Below, we have Nicki and Mark--they are so ADORABLE!!! These two live in Nashville but love New Orleans! If you have ever been there, then you would understand why. They wanted to send out something for New Years -- New Year, New Beginnings! Such appropriate wording to describe this New Years card!We are working on their wedding invitations as we speak...(LETTERPRESSED!!!!) and will of course share all the details of this fabulous celebration once we have it all completed!!! So exciting!

Corinne and Tom are getting married in the British Virgin Islands this spring. They contacted us last year to help with their save the dates, and after much contemplation, decided to scratch the hometown wedding and embark on a destination wedding in Tortola! Can you blame them??!? This picture makes us want to sign up! And we love the chevron we added in. SO fun and beachy in the pale turquoise!

This save the date is one of our faves!! We love the solid colored, bright poppy colored back! And what a great way to include accommodations information! Reverse printing! Solid on one side and diagonal stripes on the other! And we think this color combination is going to be big this spring and summer. Congrats to Katie and Alan!

The Nautical Look of course is one of our signature preppy looks for weddings, especially when they are destination! This bride and groom contacted us after falling hard for the previous look of Ashley and Harrison's wedding which we have blogged about. She instead wanted pink and navy rather than the apple green Ashley went with. This save the date is what we came up with her Rhode Island wedding this summer!

We love creating exactly what our brides are looking for! Don't spend hours scouring the us! We would love to start with your save the date and brand your wedding from beginning to end. Embrace the swank!!!!

We hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week...more posts coming soon!


Nico and Lala

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Bearded Birthday

Well, we don't know what else to say besides that this may be the funniest party we have ever worked on!!!

And not much explanation is needed except to say that John, the Birthday boy, was Alan from The Hangover last year for Halloween. His pregnant wife said he can't wait till next Halloween so he can carry a real baby!!! Hilarious!! As you can tell, this is one FUN couple!!!

We hope you enjoy these pics on this holiday! We are working couch side, and loving all the analysis of the Golden Globes' red carpet!

John should feel like the luckiest guy in the world having a surprise party this creative and out of the box thrown for his 30th a pregnant wife!! Don't you think???!

We hope everyone is having a fabulous day! It is beautiful out here, but definitely cold!!! We got about 6 inches of snow last week and as a result, I managed to fall down an ENTIRE flight of icy stairs yesterday. Luckily, no one was around. It was so funny/embarrassing, but there is some definite bruising going on! HA!



Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Here's to 2011 and Bring On 2012!

HELLO EVERYONE and Happy New Year!!!!

Long, long overdue and PLEASE accept our apologies!!! Shame on us for just now posting about our fabulous Holiday Soiree we had last month! As many of you know, we teamed up with the Girls of Lincoln Park to throw a par-tay together and get everyone in the Christmas Sprit!!! The whole thing came from a very funny course of events.....

The Girls of Lincoln Park are fashion bloggers whom we have followed prior to moving to the Windy City. With the power of social media (and guts and glory), they started following us on Twitter after we moved here. Our jaws dropped like Kate Spade had called us or something. We emailed them and literally said, "hey, we just moved here, you're following us on Twitter, lets brainstorm and make friends over cocktails?!?!"

It WORKED! And, we got some friends over the deal! We met for brunch and by the 3rd mimosa we had set a date for a joint Holiday Soiree. They asked if we could use our fabulous new office space and we OF COURSE agreed. We said, we will provide the space, if you provide the people! IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME!

And come they did.....

We cannot thank the GOLP enough for their support and introducing us to new people! We had about 100 people here and champagne was LIBERALLY consumed!!!!!! It was so incredible and a way to give us some personal momentum for the late nights and hours ahead for the Holiday Season!

What a blessing it has been to meet them (they are ADORABLE) and to have instant friends!!! Young women who own businesses are even MORE powerful and inspiring when they have FRIENDS who do the same. Welcome to Chicago to US! Make sure to follow their blog....we are OB-SESSED with the images they put on there!!! They will be doing BIG things....mark our word!!!

The other ABSOLUTELY incredible news is that we were fortunate enough to be featured in a December gift guide issue of US Weekly!!!!!!!!!!! Kim Kardashian on the cover and Nico and Lala's Salt and Pepper Shakers on the inside! Right next to Heidi Freakin' Klum! No, that is NOT a typo. We were PINCHING this really happening??!? We now have a whole new audience of customers and it has been so wonderful to get orders from ALL OVER the country! So, so thankful and blessed.

If that is not an exciting way to end 2011, I don't know what is! Enjoy the pics from the Holiday Soiree and our new office space! We thank each and every one of you (reading this right now) for all you do to support us!

This is our cute office from the street! We are THIRD FLOOR...No elevator!!! (Every climb we think...good legs, good legs, good legs...)

This is another view since none of the party pics showed this vantage point! Our desks are against the window overlooking the fabulous streets of CHICAGO!

And this is the street we live picture-esque and we could NOT be more thrilled with our decision to move and what we have experienced in this wonderful city so far. Every single day (even when it's 13 out) we literally say to each other, "I cannot believe this is where we live." We have come a long way from working out of dresser drawers and living room floors!!!

Now, we know LOTTTTTSSS of new brides got sparkly and shiny gifts over the holidays called DIAMONDS!!!!!!!!! Spread the word and send them our way!!! We are already working on a few fabulous destination weddings (St. John, Hawaii, St. Lucia just to name a few..) and may sneak in our OWN invitation...We know after this cold cold weather will be needin' some FUN IN THE SUN!!!

Here's to 2012 being prosperous for US, YOU, and especially OUR COUNTRY!


Nico and Lala