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seattle wedding show :: january 8-9

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We will be participating in the Seattle Wedding Show this coming weekend – this will be our seventh year with the show! We are in a new location this year – right up in front in booth #236. Tickets are available online for $2.00 off the regular admission price. We hope to see you there – visit our booth and say hello!

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pink and gray

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One of my favorite parts of the Seattle Wedding Show this year was collaborating with Woodland Flowers on paper products for their tabletop display in their booth. This year their booth was draped in gorgeous shades of gray, creating a rich ombre backdrop. The floral was spectacular shades of pinks with touches of natural grays. We created menus, placecards, and a table number for their display in shades of gray and bright white, accented by Swarovski crystals.

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Woodland Flowers shared the booth with La Votre Bridal Couture (formerly The Bridal Garden) and the dresses and flowers complemented each other perfectly.

The booth was beautifully captured by Tania from Azzura Photography – head over to their blog for highlights from the show, including more booth photos and a fashion show recap!

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join us…

Once again, it’s  time for the Seattle Wedding Show. Join us at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center (we’re in booth #1428) this weekend and check out some of our favorite work in person!

We can’t wait to meet you!

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an eensy weensy sneak peek

The blog has been a bit quiet, dear readers – between preparing for the upcoming Seattle Wedding Show, working on our new website (it’s pretty awesome – I can’t wait to show it off), and getting ready for our second Paperpalooza event (details to follow next week) – we’ve been (just a little) busy. I promise the posts will start coming regularly again very soon!

In the meantime, here’s a teensy glimpse at another item we’ve been working on – some gorgeous letterpress invitations for a spring destination wedding!

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renegade chicago :: wishing to be there

This time last year, we were on our way to Jonathan’s hometown, Chicago. Our trip coincided with Renegade Handmade’s holiday sale at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse – so of course, we took advantage of the coincidence and went to check it out. This year, the sale is December 5 & 6 – alas, we won’t be there, but if you are fortunate enough to live in the windy city go check it out (we will live vicariously through you)! Thankfully, each artist I’ve mentioned here also sells online (phew) so I’ve also included links to each artist’s etsy shop if, like us, you won’t be attending.

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If we were there, we’d definitely be picking up a few of the following items from some of our favorite artists…

mincingmockingbird

Jonathan and I are huge fans of the witty cards from Mincing Mockingbird, but I’m also smitten with the prints of these expressive little birds. I’d love to pick up these two little guys. (etsy shop)

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Pearl and Marmalade is one of my favorite letterpress studios – their illustrations are gorgeous! I’ve recently depleted my supply of blank cards and I’d love to pick up some of these lovelies. (etsy shop)

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1Canoe2 has some beautiful letterpress prints available (love the home sweet home print) but I’m especially smitten with the letterpress recipe card box. The recipe cards and tabs feature hand lettering and original illustrations; even the darling wooden box is handmade! (etsy shop)

Sigh. Wish we could see these lovelies (and so much more!) in person. If only Renegade would come to Seattle (or even Portland!). Until then, we will continue to lust after our favorite pieces online. Stay tuned early next week for some of Jonathan’s Renegade picks!

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busy weekend, continued

As promised, here are some photos of our booth from this past weekend at the Seattle Wedding Show.

Setup is always interesting, although I have to say that we have done it enough now that it’s pretty straightforward.

from top, left to right: our car, fully loaded (yes, we can fit everything in our honda!) | the mess otherwise known as the beginning of setup | still a mess | getting our framed invites ready to hang | choosing invitations to display | me, still smiling | the booth, nice and tidy, at the end of day one

The finished booth!

We were next to the lovely ladies of Marrylicious this year and were across the aisle from Foodz catering (who were serving delicious little tidbits – roasted grapes and brie on toast). We had a great time and were in great company. Thanks again to all that stopped by the booth!

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back from a busy weekend

We are back from the Seattle Wedding Show – I’m catching up on some emails and will post photos from the weekend in the next few hours. Stay tuned!!

We always have a great time at the show and thoroughly enjoy catching up with others in the industry. Our favorite part, though, is always meeting brides and grooms (and moms, maids of honor, etc…) and discussing their plans for their upcoming wedding. There’s an excitement in the air that we just love. A huge thank you to all that stopped by our booth – it was a pleasure meeting you!

(As a side note, Jonathan and I are ridiculously proud of the fact that we packed up our booth display and were in our car, on our way home within 40 minutes. Anyone who has ever participated in a trade show – especially one with only one freight elevator – will be impressed by that feat. After five shows, we finally learned: invest in your own hand truck! It’s the best purchase we’ve ever made!!)

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once again

Once again, it’s almost time for the Seattle Wedding Show. Join us at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center (we’re in booth #1428) January 3rd and 4th, 2009 and see in person some of our favorite projects from this past year.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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