Thursday, February 18, 2010

Warm Fuzzies

It's funny how the little things in life let us know that we are doing the right thing by following our dreams of creating beautiful invitations. A simple thank you note, a quick text of encouragement from friends, even just seeing that people are checking out our website.... All of these things make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Today we received the sweetest email from a client who we got to know over the past few months working on her wedding invitations. Here is what she said:

"Ladies - I can't tell you how pleased I am with our invitations! They look amazing and are exactly what I wanted. Randy even thought they were awesome and he is usually clueless about that kind of thing. :) I can tell you guys really put your heart into making them perfect for us. Thank you for caring about my invitations as much as I do! I'm so glad I found you guys."

How sweet is that email???

Funny thing is, her wedding happens to be on the same day as mine, so it was fun comparing notes and discussing plans with one another. She is also having a "destination" wedding in the states, but is headed to Asheville, NC to be married on a gorgeous farm. She wanted her invites to reflect the rustic atmosphere, so you can imagine how much fun we had creating her invites. Here is what they looked like:

We are so glad, yet again, that our brides love their designs. Keep checking out our blog for more work soon!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lay-offs and relocations and flus, oh my.

One day, the majority of our posts won't be written apologies for not blogging enough. Today is not that day. We've had a number of major events over here at Farewell that have made the last few months head-spinning to say the least. I was laid off from my day job, Lisa and I had three illnesses between us, and my husband and I decided to relocate to San Francisco--all on top of our busiest client workloads to date. And while we've mended from our "just gimme my last rites already" colds and viruses, applied for our unemployment checks, and even gotten our taxes somewhat together--we're still recovering geographically. So, halfway between my old address and my new one in SF, I'm proud to present Farewell Paperie's first post as an (almost) bicoastal operation.

Hopefully the first of many more to regularly come.

{ Lisa's Save-the-Dates }

The old saying is true. Time flies when you're sharing Thanksgiving before you've even had your first date, driving across country together, meeting each other's parents, moving here, there, everywhere, then moving in together, then five years later, deciding to get married in Savannah, Georgia. At least I think that's how the saying goes.

To show just how much fun Lisa and Justin have had over the years, we decided to do pretty little timeline piece for their save-the-dates. She wanted it to capture the Savannah charm, feel like their sense of humor, and look lovely hanging on people's refrigerators. Take a look!

Working in her color palette of all different shades of greens, we mixed and matched the inks and materials to play off each other. Think any old shade of green will do? Not so. We tediously labored over each piece, holding it up to the light, comparing it to this, matching it to that. People at Michael's thought we were a little OCD, but in the end, a lovely harmony of green goodness.

Letterpressed covers. Yum.

Cute button detail. Double yum.

Lime-but-not-too-limey green stitching detail.

We're so excited with how these turned out! A guest of the wedding called Lisa and said that they were so pretty, she never wanted to throw it away. Lisa told her it's okay, she could save their date even after the wedding passes. We hope everyone does!

**Already almost finished with Lisa and Justin's invitations, can't wait to share those soon. Here's a little taste.


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