I may have posted these before, but I just couldn’t resist. Matt’s 30th birthday invites were so fun and festive and clearly go along with our “green” theme! Enjoy!

Hope you all enjoy my slight play on words! ūüėČ

Photos by Jennifer Driscoll Photography



I’m doing it again… Posting another “Real Wedding” that I’ve covered before. Once again, this is because I had been too impatient to wait for the photos that Jennifer Driscoll was taking. So, this is somewhat a combination of several previous posts. The first one covered the amazing calligraphy work done by Jane Farr, the next was the gorgeous photography taken at Nicole and Ryan’s wedding by none other than Andrew Scalini and finally, the ¬†stunning stationery shoot done by Jennifer. Enjoy!

First, a couple shots that I took…

The envelopes were hand stamped (by me).
I then gave the stamp to Nicole and Ryan
so that they could continue using it
for every day snail-mail.

A photo taken by Jane, showcasing her beautiful calligraphy.

And now for Jennifer and Andrew’s photos!

Nicole and Ryan’s save the dates…

Their reception was held and the always fabulous IMA!

And last, but not least,
a photo of the happy couple!



A while back I posted a few pictures of one of my favorite wedding sets (Lindsey + Ryan). I should have waited until I had these photos (taken by Jennifer Driscoll). She really captured the simple elegance of this wedding! I also wanted to include some actual shots from their wedding, which were taken by Bowersock Photography. They truly did an amazing job!!!!!

Lindsey and Ryan wanted to send out
a fun and festive save the date,
but still representing the New Orleans theme.
I decided to create a “jazz poster” to get their party kicked off.

For the wedding invitations,
they wanted something a bit more formal
with an obvious NOLA feel.

These were all of their
“day of pieces.”

The escort cards were hung on
Mardi Gras beads and were encased
in a custom made shadow box.

I also made favor stickers
for the festive cupcake boxes.

And of course, a shot of the
beautiful couple…



I know I’ve featured this adorable couple before, but I recently had the very talented Jennifer Driscoll photograph Tiffany and Ryan’s wedding stationery. I just wanted to give you all a peak!

And here are a few photos taken by Jennifer at Tiffany and Ryan’s wedding….stunning!!!



As some of you may know, I recently attended the Platinum Wedding Gala last Sunday held at the Conrad Hotel. I was truely honored to be hand-picked to be part of such a select group of vendors. This event featured displays by Indy’s top wedding pros, eye-popping table design by Lee Johnson and David Strohmeyer, and stunning¬†Birnbaum & Bullock dresses (courtesy of The Wedding Studio).

I was able to snap a few photos on my trusty iPhone….

Setting up my booth has become a fine art. I’ve got it pretty much nailed down!

I created these little favor boxes especailly for this show. What a huge hit!
They were filled with peanut brittle, chocolate covered peanuts
and (my favorite) white chocolate covered pretzels.

They proved to be a nice “center piece” to my booth!

Of course, I had to display my awesome new business cards!
This photo doesn’t do them justice!

This stunning photo was taken by my good friend, Bob Ridge, from IndyVisual.
Of course, when you have such a beautiful location to photograph,
it’s hard to get anything less than perfection!



You may not realize just how many steps go into organizing and preparing your wedding stationery. From creating your guest list to finalizing all your ceremony and reception details, many things affect your wedding stationery preparations.

There are no absolute deadlines for many of the steps involved in this process. However, there are some approximate time frames that you may find helpful to avoid last-minute rushing.

8 months – 1 year

  • Begin working on your guest list so you will know¬†how many wedding invites (and possibly save the¬†dates) to eventually order (one per single adult,¬†couple, family or household invited).
  • Contact TEN:THIRTEEN design to begin¬†your custom wedding stationery process.
  • If you are planning to mail out save the dates,¬†TEN:THIRTEEN design can create those as well.

7 months

  • If you will be sending save the dates, place your order.

5 – 6 months

  • If you have ordered and received your save the dates,¬†prepare and mail them. If you prefer, I can take¬†care of mailing them for you.
  • Select your wedding invitation design and gather¬†all the details that will be printed on them such as¬†date, times, name and address of location(s), etc.
  • Determine what stationery extras you will also be¬†ordering. You can refer to the Wedding Stationery¬†Checklist on my website for a complete listing. The more items you can¬†order together, the more you will save by avoiding¬†separate printing costs later.
  • If you are including response cards, check with your¬†reception/dinner location to see how far in advance¬†they need your final guest count. This will help you¬†select the reply date that will be printed on the cards¬†(typically 2-3 weeks before wedding). You also need¬†to decide whose address will be printed on the¬†response envelope or postcard (meaning they¬†will receive the replies).

3 – 4 months

  • Finalize your wording and place your wedding invite¬†order. Remember to add at least 10 extra or 10% to¬†your order now so you do not run out later.
  • Review your guest list to make sure you have current¬†addresses for everyone.
  • If you are having TEN:THIRTEEN design create address labels, be sure to email the names and¬†addresses in an Excel spreadsheet. You can request¬†an Excel spreadsheet sample if you are unsure of¬†how to set it up.
  • If you would like to have calligraphy done, let¬†me know. I have several go-to calligraphers who¬†do extraordinary work with competitive pricing.

2 months

TEN:THIRTEEN design can take care of the following:

  • Fold and/or assemble your wedding invitations¬†if necessary.
  • Print reply address on the back flap or print and¬†apply labels.
  • Purchase and apply postage stamps to the response¬†card envelopes or response postcards.
  • Assemble all wedding invitation pieces and insert¬†them into already addressed envelopes.
  • Take one fully assembled invitation to the Post¬†Office to have it weighed to determine the correct¬†amount of postage needed.
  • Create custom wedding stamps if you choose to¬†use them.
  • Purchase your stamps or order custom stamps with¬†appropriate postage amount required for mailing.

6 – 8 weeks

  • TEN:THIRTEEN design can also seal the¬†envelopes, apply postage stamps and mail your¬†wedding invitations if you like.

3 – 4 weeks

  • If TEN:THIRTEEN design created any other¬†wedding related invitations (rehearsal dinner,¬†post-wedding brunch, etc.), I can prepare and¬†mail them as well.
  • Keep track of the response cards as they are¬†returned by checking off their names on your¬†invitation guest list.
  • If you would like for me to design your “day of” pieces¬†(programs, table numbers, escort cards, etc.), send¬†all of your details (names, readings, etc.) to me.

2 – 3 weeks

  • Contact any guests who did not mail back their¬†response cards.
  • Provide final guest count to reception/dinner location.

1 week

  • If you ordered any “day of” pieces, make sure to¬†get them to the appropriate locations. If you are¬†crunched for time, TEN:THIRTEEN design may be able to do this for you.

After the wedding

  • Send personalized thank you notes to your guests.



Just wanted to let you all know about the bridal show going on at the Scottish Rite Cathedral¬†this weekend. Of course, I’ll be there! So, if you can make it, look for my booth…

Photo courtesy of Crow’s Eye Photography.

This is INDIANA’s Largest & Most Popular Bridal Event of the Year!

You are cordially invited to Indiana’s Largest & Most In-Demand Bridal Show!

Date: Saturday, Jan 8 РSunday, Jan 9 , 2011
Time: 11:00 AM Р4:00 PM
Place: Scottish Rite Cathedral
Price: $10.00 On-line  /  $10.00 At Door

Find breathtaking venues, alluring accessories, exotic honeymoon destinations, imaginative photographers and videographers, reliable transportation, glorious flowers, dramatic music and delectable reception cuisine to sample!

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cake samples, chocolate fountain, hair and make-up trials, massages, photo booths, specialty services and more! Come and see the latest trends, greatest gifts and get ideas to make your wedding day perfect. We bring you the largest gathering of Experienced and Respected Wedding Professionals in Central Indiana.

Fashion Shows
Two fashion shows featuring 2011’s hottest bridal fashions!

Register for a chance to win the following:
A $100,000 Dream Wedding
An All-Inclusive Honeymoon will be given away at this Show!
Hourly Door Prizes worth Thousands!



You’ve probably seen Ryan and Nicole’s wedding invitation posted on my blog a time or two. I can help it…this was one of my favorite designs of the year…and couple too! I’ve finally gotten a few photos from their picture perfect day, photographed by Andrew Scalini and hosted at the IMA.





New Orleans is overflowing with rich cultural flare. Which is why, for our 3 year anniversary, my husband I are heading down to the Big Easy. I’ll be sure to document the trip and show you all the fun things we did, but until then, I thought it would be fitting to do a few N’awlins themed posts.

To kick things off, I thought I would repost these photos of Lindsey and Ryan’s wedding invitations. A little New Orleans in Indy…



I’m sure you’ve all heard of theknot.com. Maybe you’re even using it to help plan/organize your wedding – I know I¬† did! It’s a great resource for finding wedding day inspiration. They’ve got hundreds of *quality* photos which is why I always recommend the site to my brides. As of this year, TEN:THIRTEEN design is also a vendor on their site. I feel as though I’ve come full circle with them.

So, if you’re in need of some inspiration, check out theknot.com!