11

Jun


A friend of mine showed me this awesome wedding invitation set by three steps ahead. Inspired by albums designed mostly in the 1950s through early ’60s, Josh (the groom) created his custom LP album invite . Music + Invitations = My Favorite!


11

Jun


Every little girl dreams of her wedding day – which typically involves some sort of Disney fairy tale ending. Usually, those are just wishful fantasies….unless you hire Leslie Jones Weddings & Events to plan your wedding. Check out this amazing wedding she planned – I swear, it’s straight out of a movie!

Photos by Kevin Swan


11

Jun


I know I’ve mentioned The Wedding Studio before, but I wanted to share with you some of the gorgeous dresses (by Birnbaum and Bullock) that they carry. You can’t find these anywhere else in Indy, ladies! This is your chance to be the “couture” bride you’ve always dreamed of being (without paying out the wa-zoo, of course)!

Photos by Jennifer Driscoll Photography


11

Jun


You are cordially invited to pamper yourself this Sunday, June 13, 2010 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. while planning your wedding day! Catch the latest trends in fashion, accessories, cakes, catering, photography, flowers, venues and more. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and champagne while mingling with the wedding experts.

Trust me, you don’t want to miss this!

Here are a few photos from the show held in January.


11

Jun


herecomestheBRIDE (hctB) is a resource for the Indianapolis bride of style to find expert wedding professionals who are experienced and prepared to serve their clients with style and grace.

To learn more, visit the hctB webiste. Receive a hctB directory at any participating wedding professionals locations and special events. Make sure to check out their event calendar for upcoming events.




11

Jun


Are any of you brides-to-be looking for a skilled calligrapher? Look no further… her name is Jane Farr and she’s one talented lady! Feel free to check out her blog to see some of her samples.


8

Jun


I get a lot of brides asking me how they should get their wedding invitations printed. Since there are so many different options, I thought I would go over some of them for all of you. Of course, no stationer expects you to know exactly what type of printing you’re wanting. However, knowing may save you some money in the end!

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Calligraphy:

The perfected art of handwriting/penmanship. Often associated with fancy, curlicue script, calligraphy is now comprised of several genres and styles.

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Embossing:

A printing technique that forms letters and images with a raised “relief” surface, imparting added dimension to the invitation design. Usually used for large initials or borders.

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Engraving:

The most formal of printing methods, through which the letters appear slightly raised. A “bruise” typically forms on the back of the paper from the pressure. Engraving plate: An etched steel die used to create engraved type or images.

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Letterpress:

A beautiful printing alternative to engraving (but more expensive). The labor-intensive method dates back to the fifteenth century and involves inking an image to produce an impression: the impression is transferred by placing paper against the image and manually applying pressure. The images and typeface appear precise — individually “stamped into” the paper — and very rich in color. Letterpress is great if you’re using unusual paper, motifs, typeface, or want to play around with pigments. Comparatively, engraving and thermography restrict the possibilities.

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Digital or Offset-printed:

The “flat” printing used on everyday fliers, letterhead, stickers, and more. It’s a nice choice if you want to save lots of cash, use highly textured paper, or several different colors of ink (with engraving and embossing, you’re usually limited to just one).

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Thermography:

Probably the most popular print method (it’s less expensive than engraving.) A heat-based process fuses ink and resinous powder to create raised lettering. It’s virtually indistinguishable from engraving work. The subtle differences: thermographed text is slightly shiny and the back of the invitation remains smooth (no impression).


8

Jun


Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the privilege of working with Leslie Jones. For those of you who don’t know her, she is the woman behind Leslie Jones Weddings & Events as well as The Wedding Studio. And as if that wasn’t enough, she’s also the creator of herecomestheBride (hctB).

Leslie’s latest venture, The Wedding Studio, has allowed her to venture back into the wonderful world of wedding dresses – Birnbaum and Bullock dresses to be exact! These couture gowns are gorgeous, plus with her inviting new location (in Broad Ripple), you’ll have to stop by to try one on!

The Wedding Studio
823½ E. Westfield Boulevard
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
Call 317.429.1021 to schedule an appointment!


8

Jun


For those of you who don’t know….I love Jennifer Driscoll Photography! Jenn has become a great friend and an inspirational source for me. Recently, she shot all of my premier pieces for my new and improved website. Below is just a little taste of how brilliant she is (with a little help from me, of course).


8

Jun


I’ve made the attempt to blog before, but staying consistent with it wasn’t in the cards…at the time. Now I’m back and ready to blog.

Many of you may already know of TEN:THIRTEEN design, but for those of you who don’t, here’s a little bit about me.

TEN:THIRTEEN design is a one-woman company dedicated to creating custom stationery, announcements and correspondence. If you have a vision of what your wedding day will look like, tell me, and I’ll help you create the wedding stationery to match. Each item will be uniquely designed to meet your expectations. I will assemble every piece from scratch. Papers will be hand selected, ribbons hand-tied with care, glued, cut, you name it. With strict attention to detail, I will make sure each invitation is unique and personalized just for you.