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.


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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“We Joyfully Do” Wedding Invitation Suite

Check it out. A new wedding invitation design called “We Joyfully Do” that puts a modern twist on traditional wedding vows. It is friendly and fun, much like my good friend who it was originally designed for. Thank you, Lindsey, for allowing me to share it with everyone!

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Thanks for reading, all!


Vintage Wedding Photo Invitation Suite

Well, you’ve seen the Vintage Postcard Save The Date I designed for my brother and his fiancé. And the runner-up Vintage Train Ticket. I guess it’s about time I show you the invitation, huh?

This invitation pays homage to our parents by using vintage wedding photos in place of their names. This creates a cool mix of traditional and non-traditional invitation elements, which is perfect for couples who want to be both conventional and unique.

Check it out:

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Okay. How adorable are those throwback photos? They seriously make my heart melt.

Anyway, this suite is now for sale at my Etsy shop. Stop on by!


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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Hurricane Sandy Relief

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we are all anxious to help in any way we can. In this blog post, I would like to thank my Philadelphia-based printer, Media Copy, for playing a big role in a very small relief effort of my own.

This week, I received a note from one of my Etsy clients who recently purchased the This is the Time wedding invitation. Very sadly, Hurricane Sandy destroyed the family owned, Jersey Shore hotel where she was directing her guests to stay. She had not mailed the invitation suites yet, so she messaged me requesting updated information cards. She signed the note, “Stressed Out Bride.” The poor thing.

I couldn’t imagine charging her for these, so I worked together with Media Copy to get it done for free. Though it was a small gesture, it made me feel good about people. And that doesn’t happen every day, does it? This country sure does come together in a time of need.

And of course, there are lots of places online where we should all make donations to the relief effort. Like The American Red CrossThe Salvation Army and Food Bank for New York City to name a few. Let’s do what we can!

Tell me, in what other ways can we help out?