26

Jun


I have a lot of brides asking me what the difference between escort cards and place cards are. It can be confusing at first, but once it’s explained, it’s pretty easy to understand.

Escort cards are used to let each guest know what table they are assigned to. They are typically found on a table outside of the banquet room in which the wedding reception will be held.

Place cards are used to let your guests know their assigned seat. They are found on the table at the place assigned to the guest.

The wording that you would use on each escort card is the guests’ name and then table number (or the table to which they have been assigned). This is how the names would be written:

  • John Smith– the full name of your single guest
  • Dr & Mrs. John Smith – for a married couple
  • Jane Brown & Guest – if an invitee has brought with them a guest whose name you do not know

Here are a few examples of creative escort cards that I’ve found at one of my favorite blogs, Oh So Beautiful Paper.


24

Jun


I am constantly on the search for new and entertaining blogs. However, my interests are some what different than your typical 27 year old woman. I love paper – stationery – and all things creative!

I was doing my daily search and stumbled upon The Dingbat’s Agenda. After reading a few posts I realized that the woman behind the blog was a 28 year old with a passion for paper – stationery –  all things creative… and letterpress too! Whoa – weird!

It’s kind of like when you’re stopped at an intersection waiting for the light to turn green and you look over at the car next to you only to find that person looks exactly like you – they’re even driving the same car as you. Then they drive off and you don’t really know anything about them, but you feel some sort of odd connection. Okay, I know that’s an weird way to say it, but it just came to me.

There have been so many times when I thought I should just give up on this adventure (also known as TEN:THIRTEEN design), but for some reason, I’ve held on. It’s not like I’m doing it for the money because, I promise you, it’s not a lucrative profession. I just love it – everything about it. From meeting with new brides-to-be or expecting mothers, to creating the perfect design to fit the occasion. I JUST LOVE IT. So when I found this site, and Adrienne, it felt like she knew what I was feeling – and she doesn’t even know me. But she’s been there and she’s done that and she’s made it work. Not only did I find my new favorite blog, but also a bit of inspiration!

Thanks Adrienne!!!


22

Jun


One of my dearest friends, Jamie Vester, has taken her love of art and photography to a whole new level…wedding photography. By day she is an Art Director at an educational publishing company, but by night (and weekends), she is one photo happy lady. You really must visit her website!!! Below are just a few samples of her stunning work…


22

Jun


So I was looking through some of Jennifer Driscoll’s latest wedding photos and stumbled upon a venue that I had never seen before. It was gorgeous… just had to find out where it was. I was shocked to find out that it was the Eli Lilly Hall located in the Indiana Historical Society. Look at this photo she posted on her Facebook account…

Eli Lilly Hall

Eli Lilly Hall is the visual centerpiece of the History Center. The classic beauty of its walnut columns, Italian marble floors, four-story vaulted ceilings, hand-blown Venetian glass lights and grand staircase will amaze you and your guests. An ideal location for dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions, Lilly Hall seats up to 300 guests or 250 guests with a dance floor. Lilly Hall also includes the second-floor mezzanine, adding additional floor space. It is available for evening events and all day Sundays.

Let the IHS event staff help you make your wedding or social event a historic evening of memories. Call them at (317) 234-0081 or e-mail kvaughan@indianahistory.org for availability and further information.


15

Jun


Jennifer Driscoll has outdone herself once again! Check out these stunning photos of Matt and Jordyn’s wedding. By the way, Jordyn works with Jennifer and is also an outstanding photographer. These are two talented ladies!


15

Jun


She’s done it again! Leslie Jones was featured in the Indianapolis Monthly Bridal publication yet again! Check out these adorable photos from the “Aisle Style” article featuring dresses from The Wedding Studio.

Photography by Tony Valainis


15

Jun


I love that so many couples are choosing to embrace nature in their engagement and wedding photography. Nothing like celebrating mother earth while celebrating their unconditional love.

Photos by Jennifer Driscoll Photography


15

Jun


I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Oh So Beautiful Paper,  and stumbled across this beautiful booklet invitation. If you’re a local bride who is interested in doing something similar to this, let me know! I would love to do something like this!


12

Jun


Now, I’m probably bias on the subject of wedding photography, since I consider my wedding photos to be the best of the best. So for all you brides out there who are looking for spectacular wedding pics, be sure to check out Brand Photodesign. Just look at what they did for my big day!

Check out my cousin’s “ewwww – kissy face.” Classic!

I guess the guys just couldn’t wait till we got to the reception to go. Caught me a little off guard!


11

Jun


Josh, from three steps ahead, also created his save the dates which kicked off the musical theme of the entire wedding.