Save Your Date + Sneak Peek!

It's true the holidays are the most popular times of year for new engagements, earning the title "engagement season." We're all for the one-knee wonder, and thus are unofficially declaring February as "Save the Date Season." Our busy brides-to-be are booking venues, putting final touches on their guest lists, and coordinating their colors with the bridesmaids. The save the date is the first piece of information guests will receive so it's a great way to make a lasting impression. Our save the date cards range from formal to funky, classic to casual and lots of in-betweens.

Year after year we see a rise and fall of our most popular designs, but here are a few that top the charts most frequently.

What would a new year be without new designs?? Our brand new wedding suites are coming soon, but here's a sneak peek of the save the date cards to get you ready!

To see all of our save the dates, visit our website here! And stay tuned on the blog for the big launch of our new designs coming very soon!

New! Save the Date Magnets!

Announcing! A brand new addition to the Hello!Lucky family. Now you can get all your favorite save the date cards (and some new designs!) printed on a magnet! We've had lots of people request magnet save the dates in the past, and it's been a work in progress, but we're delighted to finally have them available on our website. Our latest photo save the dates come with a yearly calendar to serve as a reminder for the event to come. (Shown above, Banner year 2013)

Just visit, and under the wedding invitations tab click "save the dates." Scroll all the way to the bottom and there you will find all our most popular cards in magnet form!

Shop all our save the dates here!

Parisian Wedding: Virginie and Antoine

There is a good reason why the word ‘Chic’ cannot be adequately translated into English; we simply just don’t do it as well as the French! Virgine and Antoine both live in London and wanted to take some of the elements of their life here to their May wedding in Paris, mainly in the form of a black London taxi!  We just love the way the photographer has managed to capture the mix of the formal and informal in these stunning photos of the happy couple who seem to have the whole city to themselves!

The reception was a little out of the city at the Manoir de Gressy where the more rural setting provided a beautiful contrast to the city and where Virginie chose an elegant restricted palette of cool greys and silver with just white flowers and green foliage in simple domed bunches. For their stationery they chose to have a customized version of our London Skyline, which we adapted to have the Paris skyline alongside.

We produced the table signs showing either London Tube stations or Paris Metro stops and Virginie also designed a wonderful 32 page booklet herself with graphic images of the two different cultures - The Gherkin vs. Tour Eiffel, Pimms vs. Ricard, Macaron vs. Cupcake etc.!

A customized photo booth with the somewhat Banksy-esque gun-toting Queen along with a host of props allowed the guests to create some memorable photographs of the big day.

Nous remercions Virginie et Antoine d'avoir partage ses photo avec nous. Nous tenons a leur souhaiter beaucoupde bohneur pour leur futur.

Photography by Rikki Ward

You may remember Rikki Ward from her lovely photographs of our SF Made studio event in May. We were so impressed with her work we couldn't wait to share more. She has a knack for capturing the spirit of a couple on their wedding day, and is a true delight to work with. As a neighbor in San Francisco, she has the luxury of getting to travel to beautiful places and spaces for work. Her images covers all bases, from rustic outdoor events to traditional and modern weddings. We grabbed a few of our favorite shots, just to give you a peek at her incredible talent. Be sure to visit her  brand new website for more!

Thanks again Rikki for the fun photos of our SF Made event! Can't wait to see what you create next!

Wooden Guest Book by Totally Salinda

How exciting is it that Etsy now has a wedding registry?! It's such a dependable place for unique gifts and wedding accessories. Among all the treasures found on Etsy are these laser cut wood tree guest books. We're always intrigued by the many creative ways people display their guest books or notes these days. It is such an important keepsake and to preserve it will offer years of fabulous memories. This wooden 3D tree guest book by Totally Salinda doubles as a wedding memento and a piece of art. It is laser cut with 200 leaves for your guests to sign and leave notes and it comes with its own wood frame! Such a lovely idea for an outdoor woodsy wedding. The Totally Salinda Etsy site is full of other laser cut wedding gifts, too! You can sign up and register for this and many other unique gifts. See more info here!

Blog Giveaway: The Story of Us

We're happy to be the second stop on the Chronicle Books blog tour for the lovely new keepsake journal The Story of Us. This journal, created by Tacori and Chronicle, is a sweet way to remember all of the special moments in your relationship, from the first date to the honeymoon. For our stop on the tour Eunice and Sabrina tell their engagement stories-- both equally sweet yet full of quirky mishaps.

Eunice's Engagement Story: 

Our engagement story had, well, a few bumps. Daniel had planned to propose during a trip to Paris. Given how much I love France, he knew it would be the perfect venue. Unfortunately for him, just before the trip to Europe we attended a big weekend festival in Austin. In the midst of the festival, I suddenly became quite cranky. At first, I blamed the heat and the camping, but pretty soon I was really irritable and after a day or two I was fuming (for no apparent reason) and had transformed from the funny, uber-reasonable girl he knew and loved into what can only be described as a total harpie. So much so that Daniel actually consulted with his best friend Tom (luckily a good friend of mine as well) as to whether asking me to marry him might be a huge mistake - luckily, Tom reminded him of all my more charming attributes.
When we got back to San Francisco I noticed strange blistery bumps all over my torso, and soon discovered that in fact I had a raging case of chicken pox. Apparently, one of the first symptoms of chicken pox is out-of-control unreasonable irritability - needless to say, Daniel was hugely relieved that I had not simply transformed into a terrible monster overnight. Unfortunately, because I was incredibly contagious, and was banned from flying, our trip was canceled.
Daniel ended up proposing 6 months later at sunset at the top of Buena Vista Park where we were playing with our dogs, Indy and Simon, just after I had caught a muddy and slobbery ball, with his mother's antique pink diamond Cartier ring. In the end, it was the perfect proposal - he caught me totally off guard and it was all the more sweet for being a complete surprise.

Sabrina's Engagement Story:

My husband is from England and both of our birthdays are around New Years. We had booked a lovely old town house in Hampton Court where we were going to spend the holiday; we arrived on my birthday and his friends were all arriving the following day. They all knew he was planning to propose, so he was locked in! When we arrived, it was dark, cold and rainy (despite being 3 in the afternoon - that's England in the winter for you!). Hampton Court is famous for its gardens, designed by Christopher Wren and overlooking the Thames river.
Plan A was to propose to me in the gardens. He asked if I wanted to go for a walk. I thought he was crazy given it was pitch black and drizzling, but I went along. We walked out there in the cold and damp only to discover there were no outdoor lights. We stumbled around and got a brief glimpse of the Thames before heading back to the house.
Plan B was dinner at a restaurant with romantic view of Tower Bridge that Julian remembered as being swanky from his days in London. We walked in to the dulcet tones of a bar pianist singing "Close to you" by the Carpenters, which should have been a sign that things weren't going to end well. Julian had tipped off the Maitre D' before hand about his plans, asking for a special table by the window, but the guy had forgotten and seated us in the bar next to the pianist, who continued to bang out easy listening numbers throughout the evening.
Plan C was to propose in front of a romantic fire at Hampton Court. We got home from our dinner, and he set about making a fire with some extremely damp firewood. After several failed attempts, he finally gave up and just got down on one knee and proposed. I was completely surprised and baffled, and said yes!

For a chance to win this beautiful book, along with a copy of Handmade Weddings, and Fortune-Telling Book for Brides leave a comment below. We'll pick a winner this Friday, April 6th, and don’t forget to follow along with the rest of  the tour at these participating blogs!

Wednesday, April 4 – Apartment 34

Thursday, April 5 – Valley & Co.

Friday, April 6 – Engaged & Inspired

Bonne Chance!

In the bag!


We are loving these oh-so-chic messenger bags from Ulster Weavers that we found whilst looking for tea-towels for the London office. Having images of London, New York and Paris, they coordinate rather well with our own invitations and we can think of no better way of keeping all ones' wedding paraphernalia together than in one of these beauties! Of course, for all those readers in a non-wedding frame of mind, they are equally good for popping to the supermarket whilst retaining ones' street cred! We are also rather taken by some of their aprons in wonderful retro designs; perfect for releasing your inner Doris Day for a spot of afternoon cake baking!


Real Wedding: Erin and Mark


We've sent plenty of wedding stationery out into the world, but its such a treat when the photos come back to us and we get to see how it all comes together on the big day!  We just got a surprise delivery of these gorgeous snaps of Erin and Mark's wedding from Michelle Warren Photography for which we designed the initial invitations.



Love the sweet and unique details!


Erin and Mark set up a photo booth with glam velvet curtains and used our chalk word bubbles as props!


The couple's original wedding invitation was from our Naturalist suite.  The bird icon was carried over into their wedding program where they used torn fabric to bind the pages together.  The epitome of causal simplicity!



All photos by Michelle Warren Photography

Real Wedding: Katie and Ashley


Check out these beautiful wedding photos posted on Two Bright Lights! Katie and Ashley's May wedding took place at the Maple Grove Inn in Knoxville, Tennessee - the deep greens and luscious flower bouquets are oozing romance.




Who doesn't love tiered cupcakes?!


Katie and Ashley customized our Big Day wedding invitation to create their own unique take on the design (see the original inspiration here!).



The couple turned the heart + initials icon found on the original Thank You Card into a light display inside their reception tent. They also used the invitation icon as the cover of their guest book - brilliant!


All photos by Dixie Pixel Photography

Fabulous Wedding Gift Guides


Feeling wedding gift blues? Want to give something other than kitchen platters or silverware? We feel your pain. Although wedding registry's are super helpful and a guaranteed success, there's something special about wrapping up the perfect gift for the happy couple. Refinery 29 recently came out with two brilliant gift guides that will have you feeling gift bliss. Here are a few of our favorite suggestions!

Custom Mugs by BROOKLYNrehab (above)


Custom return address stamp by Paperfinger (ideal for sending thank you cards!)


Ideal Bookshelf print by Jane Mount (for their new home together!)


Diana F+ Kirameki Lomography Camera (perfect to capture honeymoon highlights!)

More great gift ideas can be found here: The Ultimate Wedding Gift Guide and Best Host and Hostess Gift Guide

Thanks R29!

Hello!Lucky's Big Day featured in Paper Runway

Paper Runway's online magazine Ever After featured Hello!Lucky's Big Day Wedding Invitation in their latest issue! Ever After highlights all of the goodness involved with wedding paper products, along with real weddings, beautiful photography, and much more. And, to our sweet surprise, the wedding of Elsie Larson (of A Beautiful Mess - featured below) made the front cover. You go girl!


Thanks Paper Runway for the shout out!

Beautiful Decals by Shanna Murray

We are huge fans of Shanna Murray and found this  post on Creature Comforts about her new decal collection.

new from shanna murray

We think a customized decal would be fantastic as decoration for a wedding, such as "The Smiths" or " Eunice & Daniel"!


Or maybe a sweet note on the wall of a baby's nursery or playroom...

How darling!

Trunk Show with Duchess + Elizabeth Dye!


We are thrilled to announce that we are hosting a trunk show with Duchess Custom Clothier (sartorial splendor!) and Elizabeth Dye (dreamy dresses!)  Please join us!

Elizabeth will be showing her full 2011 collection as well as some unique pieces, and Duchess will be showcasing gorgeous custom suits. Both are based in Portland so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to meet them in SF!

Hello!Lucky will be previewing new wedding stationery designs and offering free wedding invitation samples.

For more information or to book an appointment, please e-mail

Real Wedding: Chelsea & Scott


We had the great pleasure of creating the stationery for Chelsea & Scott's gorgeous wedding held at Black Swan be married under a weeping willow on the banks of a lake...just dreamy!


The invitation suite...


Every detail was so elegant and thoughtful - love the way these escort cards came together...



Such a sweet couple - how cute was their Flowery Fields photo save the date?


These beautiful photos were taken by Lisa Lefkowitz. More photos and details to be found on her site as well as on Snippet & Ink...

Jennifer Behr for Anthropologie / BHLDN


We thought that this fab head band  looked familiar!  Turns out, our great friend Jennifer Behr, has a few pieces in the new Anthropologie collection, like this one, originally designed for Eunice's wedding!


Now we are even more excited to see BHLDN given that Jenn is the queen of fabulous hair accoutrements!

Are You Serious?? Anthro for Wedding...


Anthropologie is launching a new wedding line called BHLDN on February 14th! For reals!


Wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, amazing sparkly shoes and more!  Needless to say, we are breathless with anticipation (and for those of us who are already married, a wee bit of jealousy!)




See more here!

Party Inspiration!


We came across this super brill on Somewhere Splendid - so cool and inspiring!


Love the loose, modern, fun approach and the quirky little animal details...


We have a seriously thing for neon pink and love the way it pops when combined with cool neutrals...


And, well, seriously, ANYTHING with a meerkat...!  See more here.

Lovely DIY Cake Stands!


Check out these lovely cake stands that you (yes, you!) can make with just a teeny bit of effort!


We love how sweet, yet modern, they look...


They're from table legs, plywood, and dollhouse trim!


We found these on You Are My Fave and the tutorial can be found in Bee in Our Bonnet...

Cute Origami Favor Boxes


How cute are these little origami boxes?  We found them over on Les Surprises de Fifi Mandirac (these are her super adorable papers - love the mixed patterns). She found this on K.Design, a lovely blog with all kinds of cute origami ideas...


They would make adorable favor boxes and they look pretty easy to make!  You can find the instructions here (they are very clear, but in French, so a quick translation follows, should you need it!)

Row 1: I used a piece of square origami paper (12  x 12 cm or 15 x 15 cm)

Row 2:  Fold along dotted lines

Row 3: Unfold the left and right sides

Row 4: Raise the left side; bring the flap down and inside

Row 5: Repeat on the right side

Conseil:  Tip: to make a cover, use a slightly larger piece of paper