SchennellyFest Photography

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!


Designing Our Wedding Invitations

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.


Very First Fabric

I’m excited to announce the launch of my very first fabric on Minted. It is called Journey Together and it features a repeating pattern of tandem bikes. It was designed to accompany the Journey Together wedding invitation I designed for Minted a while back. The fabric comes in ten colorways, including 2015’s color of the year, Marsala. I hope you like!

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And if you’re interested in designing fabrics but you don’t know where to start, hit this link for a tutorial that I found incredibly helpful.

Thanks for reading!


Vintage Wedding Photo Invitation Follow-Up

Hey All! This is a follow-up to the Vintage Wedding Photo Invitation blog post. It features the wedding day designs I created for Brigid and Jonathan, including the program, escort cards, table names and menu. All photography is by AE Stelzer Photography. Enjoy! And congrats again to Jonny and Brigid! It was a fantastic day.

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Vintage Train Ticket Save The Date

A few weeks ago, I revealed the design that my brother and his fiancé chose as their Save The Date. And today, I’m excited to feature the runner-up.

Like I mentioned, their proposal took place at Grand Central. So, I thought it fitting to present them with a vintage-inspired train ticket design. And even though they didn’t choose it, I’m excited to now make the design available to anyone whose theme and dream it suits.

So now, you can find it for sale on Etsy. Check it out! (And notice how the holes in the tickets are punched with an actual vintage railroad ticket punch. I’m super pumped about that thing!)

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Vintage Postcard Save The Date

About a year ago, my brother orchestrated a beautiful proposal to his girlfriend at Grand Central in New York City. And not long after, my soon-to-be sister-in-law asked me to design their Save The Dates.

We sat down over Thanksgiving to discuss her vision, and of course, I did plenty of Pinterest stalking. Her Pinterest boards were gorgeous. They contained lots of soft pinks, sage greens and neutrals, as well as plenty of vintage cues.

Fast forward a few weeks and a couple of design options, and here is what they chose:

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The photo on the front of the postcard was taken by Brigid’s sister the day they got engaged. And the postcard ornamentation on the back includes an illustration of the famous Grand Central Terminal clock, set to 6:21 to symbolize the date of their wedding.

If you dig this design, a similar one will soon be for sale on my revamped Etsy page. Coming soon. So keep your eyes peeled!


Shop by Inspiration

Peak wedding season is here! Exciting, right? And potentially overwhelming for some of you brides out there.

Well, to help you out, Minted has done something pretty awesome. They’ve created a new way to shop for invitations. By inspiration.

So, if you have a wedding coming up and you have no idea where to start, I suggest snuggling up on your couch this weekend and taking a look through all the gorgeous inspiration boards on Minted. Not only will you likely find an invitation you love, but you’re certain to find plenty of overall style ideas.

For example, I created the inspiration board below for a wedding invitation I designed called Journey Together. It conveys the playful, vintage-inspired wedding these invitations were meant for, as well as the fun, unique, tandem-bike-riding couple I had in mind while designing them. Enjoy!

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