Style me Pretty – Rin and Nick's Wedding Feature


All I can say is…




I LOVE this wedding.

I love Style me Pretty for so many reasons, first and foremost the gorgeous editorial on our storybook September 2010 wedding.



I loved every single second spent with these two love birds, Rin and Nick.

And the wedding stationery wardrobe we custom designed is still, a year later, one of my very favorites we have ever done, in twenty wonderful blissful years of wedding design.

See the hand drawn monogram, with the fall leaf design?

See the pale, soft blue ink, to coordinate to Rin’s super chic blue J Crew satin shoes?



Ooh la la…the Romona Keveza dress.

Oh baby…the darling ring bearer.

I mean – have you ever?



Could he even possibly be ANY cuter?

How happy is he for the newlyweds, as they jumped into their getaway car?



Rin’s bridal bouquet was just so delicious.

The perfect combination of Cattelaya Orchids, Garden Roses, Hypericum Berry.



EVERYONE has been asking where we took these gorgeous, scenic photos.

It was just down the street from the bride’s beautiful home, in St. John, Indiana.





Katie Lewis, our graphic designer and store manager, as always designed the most romantic wedding menus, programs, stationery, and design details from top to bottom.



Right down to these charming coasters in the cocktail hour…that paired perfectly with our cut crystal pale blue votives.



Every table featured vintage crystal compotes or oversize crystal vases filled with soft, lush Garden Roses, Orchids, Hydrangea, Dahlia, Berry, and more.

As well as one of their enchanting Greek getaway engagement photos, custom designed into framed table numbers.



Look at the first course – served in carved Jack o Little bowls, before they are even in season.

The vintage cut crystal charger, from Tablescapes was the icing on the cake at each detailed placesetting.

And the cake – from Take the Cake – with their handpainted monogram on a sugar cameo ontop.

The calligraphied tablecards hung from silk ribbons, adorning an oversize Manzanita tree covered in crystals in the foyer.



Rin’s family loves food as much as I do.

They own the wonderful Round the Clock restaurants in Indiana, and every single detail of the food and service was of the utmost importance.



These mini Tiramisu were so sweet.

Ruben and Hilda of St. George did such an amazing job start to finish on the catering, and were so wonderful to work with.



Love the icing shots from Sugar Bliss – perfectly matched to the wedding hue of blue.



Avery House as always created the most magical memories with their emotional, candid photography.  They have a full feature on their picture perfect blog.

Click here for the full feature on Style me Pretty.

Don’t forget to watch the trailer from I Do Films here.

Thank you to everyone who helped make Rin and Nick’s wedding so remarkable…we are so grateful.



Wedding Trends, Paper Couture and Charming Cuisine

Last weekend’s Saturday soiree was just oh so much fun.

I didn’t want it to end.

Meeting all the excited new brides…seeing all of our old industry friends…

Cocktailing and tasting up a storm.

We can’t wait to do it again.

So let’s get the party started – how about next weekend!

Join us, won’t you?

Your wedding stationery wardrobe awaits you at our Invitation Bar’s annual paper trunk show.

From couture custom designed invitations, to personal wedding monograms and icons, sweet save the dates, ceremony programs, menu cards, a favor bar filled with brand new designs and more.

Sip and savor bridal foodie trends including:

Lilycakes Chocolate and Cakepop Candleabra

Take the Cake’s Cookie Bar

Kim and Scott’s Hot Pretzel Poppers Cart

Salted Caramel Popcorn Bar

All as you sip champagne, and soak in all new wedding color palettes, floral designs, BBJ Linen, Tablescapes Party Rental tablesettings, and more.

Meet the artists behind Avery House and I Do Films, and watch your dreams come to life via their inspirational imagery.

Saturday, January 22nd

1-3 pm

3050 N. Lincoln, Chicago

grab a girlfriend, and come share a sip with us

kindly rsvp


photo credit:  Avery House