Do you remember this exquisite English countryside wedding of Lisa and Rory? It was recently featured (with a huge spread!) in Harper's Bazaar Arabia Bride with pages full of gorgeous photos, insider information, and all the classic details that made the event so memorable. We had loads of fun working with the charming couple, and are over the moon about the great publicity their wedding has received. Congrats Lisa and Rory!
Can you spot the Hello!Lucky card? It's in there along with all the other charming and romantic home accessories! Iain sent us this snippet inside the February issue of Good Homes magazine and we were tickled that they chose to include our Main Squeeze letterpress Valentine's Day card. Thanks Good Homes!
It's not every day that a wedding and social stationery company makes an appearance in Food Network Magazine, but we were simmering with excitement when we saw our new We Belong card featured in the Food Network's roundup of delicious cards for "culinary lovebirds." Our team is constantly tasting new recipes from their magazine and television shows, and must admit, we're smitten by such a sweet recognition!
If you've got a crafty thumb - or let's admit, if you have time to hand-assemble your holiday cards - you should definitely head over to The Inside Source for their DIY Holiday Greetings feature! You'll find various ways to bust out all of your holiday paper needs, including a paper box! You even get detailed instructions on how to make this adorable card by yours truly! Inspired by the accordion photo card, Gifted (illustrated by Susy Jack), this card is a one-of-a-kind gift in itself!
We love the vibrant colors and retro-inspired ornaments in these cards by How About Orange...
...and these typographic gift tags from Uppercase! They are perfect for gifts year-round, and are great for recycling your holiday cards from last year!
Be sure to check out the whole feature here, happy crafting!
Tom Frost is our featured designer living in the UK! Currently based in Bristol, Tom incorporates screen printing, painting, drawing, and even 3D design in his art. We love his vintage poster-like designs and that he hand-prints his funky 3D sculptures and toys. Be sure to check out Tom's blog here and online shop here!
What inspired your design for the holiday collection?
These three designs are a continuation of a recent series of stamp screen prints I did that featured birds, pond life and mammals of the British Isles.
What are you currently working on?
I have just finished a commission that involved me painting a large wooden rocket, which makes my job the best job in the world! There will also be a number of new screen prints, a new T-shirt very soon and a range of cider bottles that I am really excited about. And within the next few days, the best early Christmas present ever, the birth of our first child.
What influences your style the most?
A number of things from tin toys, vintage match boxes, folk art, mid century design, old meccano and childrens books. The list though, in theory, is endless.
What's your favorite holiday tradition?
It has to be on Christmas eve, helping out my mum in the kitchen preparing homemade stuffings and breadsauce, with a large vat of mulled wine gentle warming on the stove. That and just sitting in front of the fire, with family.
Best holiday memory?
When I was a lot younger, we use to spend Christmas at my Grandparents farm. One night, sat infront of the roaring fire I witnessed a Great Dane sneeze on a sleeping Scotty dog. Not the best Christmas memory, but one that has stayed firmly embedded in my memory bank!
Visit the collection by Tom Frost for Hello!Lucky here!
The fall UPPERCASE magazine is out and features our very own letterpress printer, James Tucker! The issue is all about sharp objects like hooks, knives, and other cutting tools. Check out the "Labor Intensive" section to see James's gorgeous wood-cut print! Congrats James!
If you haven't had a chance to pick up Northern California's Brides fall/winter 2011 magazine, now would be a good time! This issue's Style Review features four favorite design movements and the noteworthy pieces that make them stand out.
One of the segments highlights the romantic and intricate characteristics of Art Nouveau, which fits quite perfectly with our Nouveau Peonies wedding invitation.
We love working with our local Northern California brides! You can pick up a copy online here!
For all of our overseas readers, we have some delightful news! Our very own UK General Manager Iain Bartlett has been busy in the magazine world! He was recently quoted in Your London Wedding giving some helpful advice should rain fall on your wedding day. He's always had great ideas for quick fixes! And when you live in an area where the weather does not always cooperate, you must be ready for a plan B!
Iain also wrote a wonderful and creative spread for Cosmopolitan Bride about how to add a crafty detail to any invitation set. We love the idea of including a handmade touch to your invitations, even if it's simply a ribbon or button!
If you're in the UK don't forget to pick up your own copies! Cheers Iain!
The classic black, white, red and gold color scheme pairs perfectly with the old world grandeur of San Francisco's City Hall, the setting of Courtney and Ethan's fabulously chic wedding.
Things we adore: crimson peep toe pumps with sleek black dresses, tiny red velvet cupcakes, bouquets of hot pink and orange blooms, the Golden Gate bridge icon on our San Francisco Skyline Menu and Place Cards... and did we mention red velvet cupcakes?
All photos by Michelle Walker Photography
Extra! Extra! Yesterday we received a special delivery with the soon-to-be-released September 2011 issue of Brides Magazine! We always love to browse Brides' perfectly groomed pages for inspiration and fresh ideas. The September issue is packed full of glamorous wedding gowns, delicious cakes, and smart tips to make your big day a cinch! They also included an article titled "The Ultimate Guide to Table Stationery," and we were thrilled to have a few of our designs featured.
We always encourage creativity when preparing for a table display, and we've seen a number of beautiful arrangements in the past. Whether you choose tented place cards, personalized menus, or framed table numbers - there is always room to spruce up the presentation. Simply placing a card in a pool of jellybeans creates a playful and colorful display, like these bright pink and orange custom cards below!
The September 2011 issue will be on newsstands soon and we just know you'll love it as much as we do!
The girls at the Collection Event Studio recently visited our SoMa studio and shared a behind the scenes glimpse into the bustling world of Hello!Lucky! We love to browse their blog for creative inspiration, and are always amazed by their stunning collection of wedding and event resources. They snapped such lovely photos of our office, here are some of our favorites:
Meet our ravishing sales team! This handsome lad and three lovely ladies are the best when it comes to planning your special day!
And how adorable are their business cards?
(Pictured: Stewey, Lia, Kristine, and Lillian)
Above: John prepares specialty ink colors as James works the Vandercook press.
Anna B., along with the help of Lillian, are carefully assembling envelope liners.
Part of the design team (missing Anna H. and Shauna!) making all the perfect adjustments on every stationery order!
You can read the original post here. Thanks again for stopping by ladies!
All photos by Kate Webber Photography