Archive for August, 2013

Cable Car Jeska Brad

We absolutely love it when we get to work with clients who think outside the box and aren’t afraid to veer away from tradition and get creative with their weddings. This was absolutely the case with Jeska and Brad, who had one of the most unique celebrations we’ve seen in a long time.

Big Day Wedding Suite Purple

Jeska and Brad chose our Big Day suite in letterpress. We loved the pop of purple in their invites, which was definitely a running theme throughout the wedding — from the brides hair, to the flowers, to the purple layer at the bottom of her gorgeous custom made dress.

Keep Calm and Marry On

A good reminder for everyone’s big day!

Robot Cake Toppers

These robot cake toppers are pretty amazing, we’re especially loving the paper flags with their initials.

Big Day Table Numbers

Jeska and Brad printed out our free Big Day table numbers and mounted them on purple paper of course. How pretty are those flowers?

Seating Chart

Genius seating chart which let’s people know where they are sitting and also explains who everyone is.

Jeska & Brad

Congratulations Jeska & Brad! Thanks for being such a fun couple to work with!

entrance LPP

For this installment of our Local Love series we headed to Valencia street and visited one of our favorite new stores, Little Paper Planes + Owl Cave books. Little Paper Planes opened earlier this year in May and it’s such a great addition to the bustling Mission neighborhood.


Little Paper Planes is owned and operated by Kelly Lynn Jones, who ran LPP as an online shop for years before launching this brick and mortar version of her store. Kelly is joined by Viniita Moran who brought her online bookstore Owl Cave Books into the shop. Owl Cave Books has a wonderfully curated selection of hard to find art books and magazines.

Owl Cave Books

One of our favorite things about the shop is the space, which was transformed with fixtures and hand built pieces created by Kate Pruitt.

Jewelry & wall art

The shop also has a  print gallery which features a new artist every month and a residency program which can be found in the back of the store. The residency program offers space to artists, makers and curators.

Little Paper Planes

If you’re visiting the bay area or if you’re a local who hasn’t been to LPP + Owl Cave Books yet definitely make a trip there. They have such a great selection of goods and they’re so well curated and displayed, you’ll definitely leave feeling inspired and hopefully with something fun you didn’t have before.

Little Paper Planes + Owl Cave 855 Valencia Street in San Francisco, 
(415) 643-4616

We’re having such a fun time reading all of the entries you guys are writing in for our Pen Pal Giveaway. It’s especially fun to see the photos people are tagging on instagram as part of the contest — to enter to win on instagram simply tag your letter themed photo #LetterpressMailLove. We had to share some of these super fun photos. To enter the contest we asked you to comment on who your dream pen pal would be, living or dead. We love @tomehope‘s hand calligraphed envelope to J.D. Salinger. How beautiful is that?

And how gorgeous is this vintage Navy air mail stationery from instagrammer @redonthehead? Who ever she sends that to is one lucky pen pal!

There’s nothing like a stack of postcards and hand drawn envelopes ready to get shipped off. Makes us happy inside! This one below is from @adelbethanny.

For details on how to enter to win our big pen pal giveaway head to this blog post. Happy letter writing friends!

This past weekend Eunice gave birth to a beautiful little girl, Imogen Hope James. Mother and baby are doing fantastic and big brother Jude is already in love with his little sister.

Congratulations to Eunice and Daniel! Together Eunice and Sabrina have 4 boys — the Hello!Lucky team is so happy to finally have a sweet little girl to spoil and dote on!

Welcome to the world Imogen!


Remember how good it feels to write and receive letters.To make new friends at summer camp and stay pen pals through out the year? Nothing beats the feeling of finding a handwritten letter in the mailbox. To celebrate our new partnership with Egg Press and remind everyone how awesome it is to send and receive mail we decided to throw a fun little giveaway that revolves around one of our favorite things —  snail mail! We’ve been sending letters back and forth all summer with Egg Press and it has been such a treat to find sweet packages alongside our bills and junk mail.

Here’s how it works! To enter to win simply comment on this blog post or Egg Press’s blog post about this contest and tell us your dream pen pal. It can be anyone, living or dead. Jack Kérouac, your Grandma, a Buddhist monk. For an additional entry, post a mail-themed photo on Instagram tagging us at @helloluckycards and @eggpress and using hashtag #LetterpressMailLove.

We’ll have three lucky winners for this giveaway, below is what they’ll receive.

Grand Prize:
Hello!Lucky and Egg Press will be your pen pal for a year. You’ll receive fun mail every other month which might include things like cards (big surprise, right?), recipes, chocolates, pens, seeds and more! There’s no obligation to write back, but we would love to get to know you better.

Second Prize:
A years worth of cards from Egg Press and Hello!Lucky, 24 cards total!

Third Prize:
4-5 of our founder’s favorite pens. And believe me, these ladies know pens!

You have until August 29th to enter to win, we’ll announce all the winners on our blog. Happy letter writing!

While looking through some old photos for ‘throw back thursday’ on instagram yesterday we got a little obsessed with vintage wedding ads. There are some really amazing ones out there and we just love looking at them and seeing how far we’ve come. We found the image above on Etsy and you can purchase it here.

Here’s some of the text from the ad above, also note you could purchase these dresses for just $40! The new filmy look for Spring, magnificently interpreted in lace and nylon tulle…and making much of the exciting new longer torso. In beautiful new Spring shades. About $40 each. Found via Bellz and Whistlez Blog.

How perfectly 70′s is this wedding gown pattern? Someone should totally rock that today.

What’s a wedding without a little Pepsi-Cola?

Naturally we get asked about wedding invitations all the time. How to chose the right ones, what to look for, what wording to use — all such important questions! We thought we’d pull together a quick post on how to pick wedding invitations. Here are our top five tips!  

1. Choose the design that’s right for you. Don’t too get caught up in worrying about tradition; instead, choose an invitation that fits your style, whether it’s colorful or classic.

2. Embrace paper. While it’s tempting to do a lot of things digitally these days, remember that your wedding is a great opportunity to slow down, reflect, and celebrate.

3. Begin with the event in mind.  The invitation sets the tone for the wedding, so the design should ideally reflect the style of your venue, your color palette, and the level of formality.

4. Simplify. The only things guests really need to receive in the mail these days is an invitation — the rest of the details (e.g. travel, accommodations, registry, RSVP) are often best communicated by a wedding website or e-mail. That said, if you have the budget and desire for a pretty invitation package, by all means go for it!  Your guests will be thrilled.

5. Have fun! Wedding planning should be as fun and enjoyable as the event itself, so stop yourself if you’re turning into a bridezilla. Remember it’s not the end of the world if you don’t get the EXACT shade of purple font you were dreaming of. At the end of the day what matters is the big event and the small things that may go wrong on the way are worth brushing off!

Be sure to check out our extensive wedding wording and planning advice. Have more questions? Ask us in the comments!

We were recently lucky enough to make a special trip to the San Francisco Flower Mart to drop off some wedding invitations to a wedding planner we work with. We love going to the Flower Mart and could spend all day in there!

The Flower Mart is where wedding vendors and other professionals can get locally grown flowers direct from growers at wholesale prices. It’s always such a treat walking through the Mart and we thought it would be fun to show you some behind the scenes photos, including prep for the wedding we did the invites for. Enjoy!

Eunice, our co-founder and creative director, is due to have her baby this week and it’s been really fun to see her pull together her baby girls nursery. We’re loving Eunice’s nursery style and would’t mind moving in ourselves. She’s still working on the final pieces and waiting for everything to arrive but we wanted to share the cuteness already in place.

Here’s what Eunice had to say about creating the nursery space: The overall look I was going for was light and airy and modern with some sweet girly details.  The overall palette is pale pinks and greys and neutrals (inspired by my obsession with French interior design) with occasional dashes of neon pink.  I chose the photos because my 3 year old Jude is obsessed with animals (particularly baby animals) and I thought it would be great to make the baby’s nursery a place he would enjoy as well.

Eunice got the sweet baby animal prints from The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose. How absolutely adorable are they? Such a great idea for a nursery. The bunny lamp above is from Sunday In Color. And she found the bassinet on giggle, a great place to shop for kids and babies. 

To see more of Eunice’s nursery style inspiration check out the pinboard she created. She’s also working on a downstairs room for Imogen (her baby girls name!) which we’ll share photos of as it comes together!

Links below to where Eunice sourced everything in her nursery: CribChanging StationDresser, Chandelier from ebay, BeddingChanging Pad CoverAtsuo et Akikio PillowMobile (to come), Rocker (on it’s way). 


We will never tire of looking at San Francisco weddings. As much as we love a big beautiful celebration we have a soft spot for a simple, low key union. You can’t bet the drama of San Francisco’s City Hall, with its high sweeping ceilings and gorgeous architecture.

Lilia Photography took these beautiful photos of Misty and Matt’s sweet San Francisco wedding at City Hall. We’re digging Misty’s vintage wedding dress and love that all the gentleman wore vintage style suits with brooches instead of boutinnieres, pocket squares and vintage tie-pins. Misty’s bouquet was made from flower brooches and put together by her father, which is so special.

When ever we see photos of weddings we naturally think of which of our wedding designs would match the celebration. We can’t help it! For Misty and Matt’s charming vintage ceremony we would chose our vintage inspired Sweetheart wedding suite in letterpress to match the drama and beauty of their big day.

Congratulations Misty and Matt! And thanks for letting us share your beautiful photos here Lilia!

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