happy wedding nicole + jake!

A big congrats to Nicole and Jake on their wedding this past Saturday! This one was especially near and dear to me because Nicole and I grew up right down the street from each other…remember, she’ll always be Baby Brackett to me? AND, a mid october wedding (ahem, Oct 15, TEN15…you know the story) is really special to me. Fall in Virginia is so beautiful and it really is the perfect time to get married. I may be a little biased, but I can’t help it.

Nicole and Jake chose to continue the willow tree theme from their save the dates into their wedding invitations. They also got married with a willow tree as a backdrop to their altar, so everything tied together really nicely. I’m so happy for Nicole and Jake and am proud to share an anniversary weekend with them!



modern meets romantic

Remember Maya and Bryan (their save the dates and wedding suite)? They got married back in July and I was thrilled to work on their day of materials to complete their wedding stationery.

Their wedding invitations had a very modern feel with the blind debossed abstract motif of fly lines + water. For their day of materials, Maya really wanted to add more color and create a more romantic atmosphere…but still flow with the invitations. I kept a continuity of fonts and colors (pink + grays) from the invitations to the day of materials. And then I added a watercolor sketch of some flowers that softened the pieces.


The programs and menus had the flowers framing the corners while the table numbers and escort cards carried the wavy lines from the invites.




Wow…doesn’t that menu sound so delicious? It definitely made my mouth water while I was designing it.

maya-dayof-05I loved how everything turned out and I’m so glad that I got to work with people like Maya, Bryan, and their families!

eeeeeee! Hatch Show Print

Last week we got a package in the mail from our friends Emily and Mike. When I opened it up, I literally shrieked…I LOVE Hatch Show Print and their letterpressed posters.

We went to an exhibit at the Library of Virginia a few months ago and fell in love with their work–you can see that post here. I’m not sure if Emily and Mike truly know how much I love Hatch and how much I love this poster! It has all of the vibrant colors I love (the teal being E+M’s wedding color) and it’s printed with vintage wood block carvings. How can you not love that?

A big thank you to Emily + Mike, you are the best because now I have a Hatch Show Print poster to call my very own!