Rabbit rabbit! Happy first day of October! September was a tough one, bringing us Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria. Today, a new month brings us the opportunity to refresh, to push forward, to continue helping all of those affected by the devastation, and to enjoy all the beauty the autumn season brings!
I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to design these 1920s-themed wedding invitations for an incredibly lovely couple in Germany. We created one version in German and one version in English for their friends all over the world. And they even let me get fancy with a little silver foil stamping. Herzlichen Glückwunsch Marie and Constantin!
Rabbit Rabbit and Happy September! Wow. September already. That means it’s been one year since I started this little Rabbit Rabbit journey! And I’m so glad you joined me.
As most of you know, this passion project originated because I’m pretty superstitious and wanted to remember to say “Rabbit Rabbit” for good luck each month. But while designing, I realized I wasn’t thinking much about luck at all. I was actually thinking about the fresh start each new month brings, and how we should really celebrate that.
And that’s where the black and white bunnies originated. The light rabbit symbolizes positivity moving forward, and the dark one symbolizes darkness staying behind. So on its one-year anniversary, I thought I’d bring the original bunnies back with a little twist. Happy September and one year anni to you all! And thank you for following. I hope Rabbit Rabbit has helped you appreciate time, life, and just being here each day. And with that, maybe life has felt a little more lucky, too.
Rabbit Rabbit from Bali! The opposite side of this incredible world that just keeps on spinning so very fast. A place where they believe if you are good, good will come back to you. I have been here for a week now and have yet to see anyone get angry or mean (even when a scooter cuts off a family of five on another scooter)! They are just so compassionate, friendly, and happy. So this August, I hope to be a little more like them. Happy August 1, everyone!
Wedding planning was such an interesting experience for me as a designer. Even though I tried not to get wrapped up in all the wedding planning hullabaloo, every decision felt important because it was all part of the greater design of the day. So between choosing a venue, designing the invitations, planning the schedule, picking the dress, choosing our photographer, and so much more, my mind was in overdrive for about a year.
But like most people tell you, it was all worth it. Because now we have this beautiful memory that Inna and Constantine of Peach Plum Pear Photo captured beyond my expectations. (And that, my friends, is not easy to do.) So I cannot say enough good things about them. They were so easy and fun to work with. And the photos feel natural, beautiful, but most importantly, they feel like us! They are everything I hoped for and easily one of the best decisions we made.
So below are my Top Ten photos. And they were not easy to narrow down! Enjoy and Happy Friday!
Rabbit rabbit! And just like that, the sun rises on another day and another month. It’s really pretty amazing when you take the time to stop and appreciate it, isn’t it? Hope you can relax, enjoy, and appreciate this little thing called life today.
As soon as we started wedding planning, I knew I couldn’t imagine anyone else designing our invitations. Mainly because I would have driven them absolutely insane with my particularity!
And the thought of taking this on, on top of planning, sounded like a lot of pressure. But luckily, my fiancé and I had a very clear idea of what we wanted our wedding to be. We both envisioned a relaxed backyard wedding that was more party than wedding. A celebration of love with family and friends.
And it was important to us that our invitations clearly conveyed this idea. Because with the word “wedding” comes lots of expectations. And we wanted our guests to expect nothing but a good time!
So we named the event SchennellyFest, and held it at a beautiful old bed and breakfast called The Woolverton Inn, which is located in Stockton, New Jersey—right outside of New Hope, Pennsylvania.
We planned for non-stop music, coolers of beer, and yard games. No church, no cummerbunds, no cake.
What?! No cake, you say?! See. Expectations!
Well, we think the invitations accomplished their mission because our guests came ready to party, dance, and definitely ready to enjoy the Mister Softee truck that made a guest appearance. So thank you to them, our venue, and our vendors for making the day everything we hoped it would be.
And thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy the photos below! More to come on Facebook in Instagram.