Feeling Lucky: Emerald and Ivory St. Regis Wedding

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We have been seeing green around Atlanta these past few days—and not only from the hoards of St. Patrick’s Day partiers walking the streets of Buckhead this weekend. In just a few days it will mark my very favorite time of year…Spring! With Spring comes lush greens sprouting up from the ground and my favorite white cherry blossom trees are beginning to bloom. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would share a post that is very near and dear to me because I truly am lucky to have worked with such a beautiful bride to create such a unique invitation.

This was the perfect example of a bride who was searching for someone to create an invitation using the lace from her Vera Wang gown. As she searched, she kept coming across the same thing—people were using clipart lace and not her lace. I absolutely jumped at the challenge, and a few days later, I received my lace patterns from Vera Wang, packaged beautifully in all white. It certainly was a challenge; looking at the picture of her veil, I didn’t see that pattern on any of the lace patterns she sent. After hours of studying, I realized it was Vera’s own custom pattern! She had cut up all these different lace patterns to create her own…so that’s just what I did, too! Read on to see pictures of this laser cut lace invitation I designed as well as pictures from her stunning emerald and ivory St. Regis wedding designed by Tony Conway of A Legendary Event.

Mood Board and Initial Sketches show lots of lace details, orchids, and pops of emerald

The full invitation suite, with gold wax seal, emerald escort cards, and emerald and gold foil stamp menu

I also designed a monogram and crest for the couple that symbolized them—both who they were as a couple and where they came from. This crest was the wow-piece that was foil stamped in gold on the inside of the custom box envelope. The gold on emerald was so striking and unexpected!

On their invitation, we embossed their monogram and names in gold foil and paired it with a warm platinum to set the tone for the wedding, which was going to have a mixture of the two metallics. We then edged their quadruple-thick invitation and reply cards in gold for an extra pop.

Beautiful gold hand calligraphy with custom stamps

Escort Cards by ECRU Stationery & Design
Menu by ECRU Stationery & Design
Table Numbers by ECRU Stationery & Design
Cocktail Napkins by ECRU Stationery & Design
Foil Stamped Favor Boxes by ECRU Stationery & Design
Check out the incredible group of vendors behind this gorgeous wedding below, and visit Pinterest to see her full emerald, silver, and gold inspiration board. Follow me on instagram @ecrustationery for daily doses of inspiration and to see what new projects I’m up to!
Invitations and Paper Goods: Jessica Clark of ECRU Stationery & Design
Event Design and Florals: Tony Conway of A Legendary Event
Event Planning: Suzanne Reinhard
Bride’s Gowns: Vera Wang
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Oscar de la Renta from Saks
Reception: St. Regis Atlanta
Cake: Sylvia Weinstock
Photography: Ross Oscar Knight
Calligraphy: Moya Minns MM Ink

Styled Shoot: Boho in Paradise

This past fall, I was contacted by the lovely ladies at Lovelyfest, an event design duo in San Luis Obispo, California, to create a Caribbean inspired Boho invitation suite for a styled shoot they were working on. They saw my pink and emerald banana leaf Invitations, aka Beverly, with the iconic Martinique pattern on Pinterest and decided it was exactly what they wanted to complete their vision!

After seeing their fabulous inspiration from their Boho in Paradise Pinterest Board, I had other ideas in mind! When I noticed all the gorgeous blue and white china, I knew I had to incorporate that design element into the invitations and let the banana leaf pattern play a secondary role. To me, the Bohemian lifestyle is all about travel and being free spirited. I wanted to capture the artsy and eclectic pieces one would collect on their travels and wrap them up in one beautiful package. Below is the mood board I created for this shoot, capturing my inspiration behind “Boho in Paradise”. And keep scrolling for the gorgeous and colorful photos that were featured on Le Magnifique Blog.

Warning: sunglasses and fruity cocktail are highly recommended!

This Boho wedding invitation suite was designed to mimic traditional blue and white china, but with a tropical Caribbean flare. I incorporated flowers, palms, and feathers into the design, leaving space at the top for the couple’s monogram and designed a custom die cut shape to enhance the china pattern. I repeated the pattern on the back flap of the pink reply envelope for an additional element.

For more Boho wedding inspiration, check out my Boho Board on Pinterest, and for daily inspiration, follow me on Instagram @ecrustationery. And be sure to check out the incredibly talented team behind this shoot…

Stationery: ECRU STATIONERY // Photography: DANIELLE CAPITO // Event Design & Styling: LOVELYFEST EVENTS // Venue: Star Farms in San Miguel // Catering: FIELD TO TABLE EVENTS // Florals: JENNY MCNIECE // Hair: JESSI CAMPBELL // Makeup: DANIELLE ROBERTS // Cake: CAKE CATHEDRAL // Attire: Brides Gown & Bracelet- BHLDN

Brand Design: Birmingham Fashion Truck

Before I quit my corporate job to start ECRU, I was a Creative Director and Brand Specialist at a marketing firm dealing with several Fortune 500 companies. I knew that when I started my new business venture that branding would have to play a role somehow. Fortunately, every wedding suite I create is like a mini-branding experience—from monograms to save-the-dates, invitations to day-of accoutrements, such as napkins, programs, signage, welcome baskets, and favor tags. I get to do it all!

What some of you may not know is that I also offer corporate branding packages—whether it’s for a startup company or an established brand that needs a facelift. Logo design, brochures, catalogs, website design, even truck wraps and building signage…you name it, I’ve probably done it!

Great branding is like wrapping up a package in beautiful paper and topping it off with a perfect bow. It’s all in how it’s presented.

I was ecstatic when my long-time friend, Evie, told me she and her husband were starting up a Fashion Truck in Birmingham and asked that I create their identity for them. For those of you who haven’t heard of fashion trucks, they’re similar to food trucks, but they carry clothing and accessories in lieu of cheesesteaks and tacos. You can host the truck for private events and parties, or you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter (@bhmfashiontruck) to find out where the truck will be next!

Here is the brand board I created for Birmingham Fashion Truck. We did everything from clothing tags and grand opening signage to truck wraps and web layouts. Evie wanted a color palette that would be bright and cheery but still sophisticated since she would be seen driving the truck. We decided on a bright yellow for the truck and a simple design so that people could be directed to their facebook, twitter, and website to find out more information.

EVIE WOOD, Owner Birmingham Fashion Truck

Most young women have one problem in common…shopping. I discovered my problem at a young age and decided there was only one way to overcome it—shop for a living. That is how I became a buyer for a corporate retail company, and yes, I spend money for a living. But as I became more involved with business, I decided that I wanted one of my own but was at a loss of how I could be original in a culture saturated with retail options. That was until I discovered the fashion trucks in California. I immediately knew that I had to have one!

My first phone call—after convincing my husband that, no, I wasn’t crazy—was to my talented friend Jessica at ECRU Stationery & Design. Being a female entrepreneur and design guru herself, I knew she would be the one to help me make my dream a reality. Not only did she immediately start working on logo designs for me, but she helped me think of all the little things I would need as a small startup business. Every step of the process was seamless—from the mood boards, to the proofs, to the end product. Jessica was quick to make any changes needed and always prompt with professional results. I even have her to thank for our creative tag line, Fashion That Moves You.
My dream was turned into reality when I saw my yellow truck finished for the first time. I cannot express how much pride I felt looking at my new mobile business, and I have Jessica to thank for that. ECRU Stationery and Design is top-of-the-line, and I would recommend Jessica for any creative project.


Here are some photos of Evie’s husband, Lane, assisting with the truck buildout and a couple of pics of the truck in action. I love how bright and fun it is!

Congratulations, Evie and Lane, on your new business venture, and I’m so happy I was able to be part of it. To find out more about Birmingham Fashion Truck, visit their facebook page as they’re in the process of getting their online shop updated on the website. If you’re interested in a quote for a branding package, email me so we can get your brand perfectly packaged!

Photos from Our Trip to Sarasota, Florida

Last week, Andrew and I had the pleasure of spending some time in Sarasota, Florida. His mother lives down there full time—lucky her—and my parents flew in for a couple days of the trip. We had tons of fresh seafood, chilled wine, and great conversation. A much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta!

To ease into our vacation, we spent a few days at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota and enjoyed, not only the beautiful downtown and bay views from the hotel, but got to relax gulfside at the Beach Club on Lido Key. While at the Ritz-Carlton, they were hosting a BMW Resort Driving Tour, and we got to test drive all the different models. Below is a picture of me driving to lunch on Casey Key in the BMW Z4 Convertible. We had such a blast!

Every trip I go on is full of inspiration, and Sarasota does not lack in the inspiration department! Below are some of my favorite photos from the week of the gorgeous tropical plants I stumbled upon with my camera. From the magnificent Banyan Trees to all the different species of Palms and vibrant florals, it’s like being in the Caribbean.

I came upon this house and just about died when I saw this magnificent Yellow Tabebuia Tree. These were blooming all over Sarasota while we were there, and they are just so gorgeous. I was so inspired by this particular Tabebuia Tree because of its interesting, organic shape juxtaposed with the stark, modern house behind it. Then, I had a little fun in photoshop and turned the image to black and white, keeping only the color from the tree and the door.

There was an entire bush full of these double bloom salmon hibiscus, but I had my heart set on capturing this particular flower at the very bottom of the bush because the light was hitting it so perfectly. I was down on my knees—in my dress—getting this shot, but I am so pleased because the color turned out just beautifully!

My dream home will be white stucco with a crawling pink or red bougainvillea. I saw this gate and just had to capture these gorgeous blooms in the sunlight.

I loved finding these gorgeous succulents. I have never seen any like them before, and I just thought they made the most interesting, graphic photos. And the colors are just so rich and vibrant!

I’m not sure what type of flower these last two are. This tree had the most beautiful fuchsia blooms, and after just a little research, I thought maybe weeping hibiscus. If anyone knows, please share!

Needless to say, I wish I were still at the beach! We always have such a fabulous time. I hope these photos inspire you as much as they did me. Here’s to warm days ahead!

Green and White Santa Rosa Wedding

This time last year, I was wrapping up an invitation suite for my dear friend Erin’s Santa Rosa Beach wedding. Working with any bride to create her dream invitations is such a blast, but working with one of your girlfriends while she’s planning her wedding is a special treat!

Born and raised in the Florida Panhandle, Erin approached me to design a Southern-inspired wedding suite that had an easy-breezy feel for her Santa Rosa Beach wedding last June. We started with the save-the-date post card in her color palette of apple green and dove grey and from there created a unique logo incorporating the couple’s initials.

Between the flourishes and twine and classic linen paper, these green and white wedding invitations have plenty of Southern charm and beach appeal!

Her reception venue, Forrest Lakes, was the perfect outdoor setting, full of greenery, so she decided to use that to her advantage and make green her primary color and use whites to create a clean, crisp backdrop. Below is the green and white wedding inspiration board I pulled together for her, as well as my initial sketches for her invitation suite. For more green and white wedding inspiration, check out the Pinterest board I started for her, and keep reading to see photos from her Santa Rosa Beach wedding.


What it’s Like to Work with ECRU Stationery & Design   When Drew and I got engaged, I knew right away that I wanted Jessica to design our stationery and invitations. She has been a close friend of ours for years, so not only did it make the experience even more special by getting to work with a good friend, but I had already seen a lot of her work throughout the years.

I know it sounds silly, but stationery can be a little overwhelming. That was something I wasn’t expecting. Jessica really makes the whole process personal and simplifies it for you. She takes the time to sit down with you and learn about your style and the design and feel you are trying to achieve for the wedding. She then takes that information and uses it to help that look and feel carry in to your invitations.

When you meet with Jessica, she will go over all the different options for paper, color palettes, and design. She is very creative and takes the time to come up with unique ways to make your design personal and stand out. I really wanted a logo, and she created one just for us that we are still using even after our wedding. During the wedding planning process, I was overwhelmed by all the decision making, but picking out our stationery design was one of my favorite parts. Working with Jessica made it so easy and fun!

Erin & Drew’s Party Pros:
Invitations: Jessica Clark at ECRU Stationery & Design
Bride’s Dress: Lea-Ann Belter from Kelly’s Closet
Bridesmaid Dresses: J Crew
Guys’ Tuxes: Joseph A. Bank
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Tanis
Bride’s Hair: Kristin Thompson from Salon Couture
Bride’s Makeup: Renee Armour at Two Fishes Artistry
Photographer: Candice K Photography
Wedding Planner: Savoir Faire Events
Venue: Forrest Lakes, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Doesn’t she make a beautiful bride? This wedding could not have been more perfect—beautiful weather, gorgeous beach setting, fresh fish tacos (delish), amazing band, and a beautiful couple. Thanks so much for sharing, Erin!

Spring Fashion Trends: Black and White and Chic All Over

These past few sunny days, my mind has been on Spring in a big way. Every year, I look to New York, Milan, Paris, and London Fashion Weeks for a peek at what to expect, and this year, I must say, I’m very excited to incorporate these Spring 2013 Fashion Trends into, not only my wardrobe, but my party planning and decorating as well.

Classic Black and White is making a major comeback this Spring, and the freshest take on this trend is in graphic stripes and checkerboard patterns. The Spring 2013 runways were packed with 60s mod designs at Prada and Louis Vuitton, while Chanel and Saint Laurent incorporated the black and white palette in their own classic, sophisticated styles.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 Black and White Checkerboard Crop Top and Mini, 60's inspired mod   Black & White Striped Balmain Skinnies and Leather Jacket

Chanel Spring 2013 Black & White Check Dress

Black and White is powerful on its own, but it can also be a beautiful backdrop for a field of color. These two tablescapes below show how versatile a graphic black and white table runner is and how well it works with an array of colored flowers or a single pop of color.

Black & White Striped Table Cloth

Black & White Striped Table Runner

Black & White Striped Canopy

Planning a Black and White wedding? Consider a classic black and white dance floor in checkerboard or concentric squares. Whether indoors or outdoors, a graphic dance floor can provide great visual interest in your photos!

Graphic Black & White Dance Floor

Black & White Checkerboard Dance Floor

Another great way to utilize bold black and white is in striping on your cake or bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings. The key here is to keep the overall design simple so that the stripes are not overwhelming.

Black and White Vintage Cumberbund Cake

Black and White Striped Bouquet

Black & White Striped Wallpaper Bathroom

Classic Black and White pairs well together in a variety of textures and patterns. Take John Jacob Zwiegelaar’s house, of John Jacob Interiors, for example. He plays with various proportions of black and white stripes, paired with other strong lines found in the white bamboo chairs and the mirrored walls. The Greek Key embroidery on the drapes is subtle but adds an incredible touch!

Black & White Striped Living Room

Black & White Striped Living Room   Black & White Striped Living Room

Stay tuned for a wedding invitation suite I designed for a very on-trend couple who wanted to incorporate their black, white, and gold palette into their classic downtown Atlanta wedding. In the meantime, keep daydreaming in black and white and longing for sunny days ahead. Will you embrace the trend this Spring?

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Photo Cards

Oh by gosh, by golly…is it already time for mistletoe and holly? The holidays are fast-approaching, and I couldn’t be more excited! One of the things I look forward to the most is receiving photo cards from friends and family, especially those I don’t get the chance to see often. Filling up my fridge and mantle with those familiar, smiling faces makes my home feel warm and cozy, and it brightens my day just seeing them.

This year, I’ve designed an entire line of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Holiday Cards to enhance your special photo, all while offering the same impeccable product and attention to detail that you’ve grown to expect from ECRU Stationery & Design. Because each photo is different, every design is treated as a custom order—from the image cropping to the exquisite typography. And because the wrapping is just as important as the gift inside, I’ve created perfectly coordinated envelopes to match any design you choose. Now that’s great gifting!

Below are some of my favorite designs. Be sure to check holiday cards off your wish list, and read on for a sweet gift from ECRU Stationery & Design just for signing up for the blog.

Wreath Photo Ornament, 4.5 in., shown with custom return address

Joyeaux Noël, 5 x 7  in., shown with custom return address

Laurel Monogram, 7 x 5 in., shown with custom return address

Christmas Wreath Post Card, 5.5 x 4.25 in.

Holiday Photo Post Cards are the ideal way to send warm wishes to friends and family without breaking the bank. These tw0-sided cards have plenty of room for sentiments and even extra photos. The best part…your return address is included, and postage is only 32 cents!

Peace on Earth, 7 x 5  in., shown with custom return address

Merry & Bright Lights, 5.25 in., shown with custom address & return address

Shine Bright Dots, 5.25 in., shown with custom return address

Happy Holidays Full Photo, 7 x 5  in., shown with custom return address

Dreaming of a White Christmas, 5 x 7  in., shown with custom return address

‘Tis the season for giving, so for the next two weeks, you can get 10% off your holiday order just by signing up for the blog. With fantastic—and FREE—weekly tips for style, design, entertaining, and fashion, it’ll be the most fabulous thing to ever hit your inbox.

To place an order, or for further information, email info@ecrustationery.com

Special Delivery: Baby Ready-to-Order Has Arrived!

I have been a busy bee lately. The past few weeks, I have been sorting through archives of past work, organizing, and compiling designs for my ready-to-order line. Today, I am filled with feverish excitement to announce that the SHOP ECRU feature on ECRU Stationery & Design is now up and running! This week, I launched an entire collection of Baby Shower Invitations with Matching Thank-You Cards and Personalized Stationery, Baptism and Christening Invitations, in addition to the Children’s Fine Art Prints that I posted about a few weeks ago. Birth Announcements will be coming shortly, and can I tell you how stinkin’ cute they are!

Offering a ready-to-order line is something I’ve had planned for ECRU since day one. Till now, it’s been a note jotted on paper or a sketch here and there. I understand that couture isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean that good, quality design shouldn’t be offered to the masses.

With an ECRU Stationery & Design ready-to-order, you’re getting original designs that can be customized to suit your individual needs. Change up the colors and fonts for an instant restyling, or build an entire invitation suite with upgrades, like our corresponding envelope liners, printed envelopes, and thank-you notes.

Here are a few of my favs below. Enjoy!

All ready-to-order styles can be customized to fit your needs. To place an order and for further customization information, i.e. addressing options, envelope liners, printed invitation backs, corner rounding, etc.,

Customizing with Color

Have you ever scoured the stores for the perfect shoe to go with that little cocktail dress you just bought for a party…only to find the perfect style in all the wrong colors? Well, when it comes to your invitation, we here at ECRU Stationery & Design want to ensure that you never have to face that frustration. That’s why we offer every shade under the sun, allowing you to select your perfect palette.

Having trouble picking your perfect palette? No worries. As experts on color, we can compile a sophisticated selection for you based on your favorite lipstick or the drapes in your living room! Best of all, you can often order your invitations in one ink color instead of two, helping you save on cost. If you’re still dying for that extra shade but can’t afford a second ink color, consider utilizing a colored paper or envelope to instantly enhance your invitation suite and take it to the next level.

Read on to see how this Classic Monogram Invitation was transformed using Pantone’s Fall 2012 Color Forecast as inspiration.

With Autumn just around the corner, I wanted to compile a handy list of Pantone’s Fashion Color Trends for Fall 2012. With an incredible mix of versatile neutrals and bold, vibrant hues, this palette is perfectly balanced to pull you through the cooler months ahead. Bright Chartreuse might be my favorite hue for Fall as it is the perfect accent color for just about every shade in the bunch. I’m especially loving it with Titanium for the transition months and with Pink Flambé for a colorblock effect.

Below, see how I used shades from Pantone’s Fall 2012 Color Trends to customize this Classic Monogram invitation. Each one has its own personality…don’t you think?

Classic Monogram Invitation Suite available in one- or two-color offset or letterpress printing.
Email info@ecrustationery.com for pricing.

Luxe List: Ten Tools for Tailgating

Football Season is finally here, and that means it’s time for food, friends, family, and fun! On any given Saturday in the Fall, you are sure to find me whipping up some tasty libations and throwing some marinated goodness on the grill to share with friends. With a TV never out of earshot, I am certain to catch all of the day’s big plays while making sure my guests stay well-fed.

To kick off college football’s opening weekend, I am pleased to present this fun Tailgate Shower Invitation I created for a newly engaged couple who just happen to be fellow football fanatics. I was thrilled to create these football-ticket-inspired shower invites in the colors of my very own Alma Mater, Auburn University. Designed to be customizable for any team, these invites can be truly yours by changing the colors and the logo. See how I customized some other designs below.

To accompany these Tailgate Shower Invitations, I’ve assembled a list of some of my gameday must-haves that are sure to keep you looking chic and entertaining with ease. From gameday entertainment to furnishings and fashion, you’ll be set to throw your very own tailgate party. Go team!

1. Tailgate Shower Invitation  Customize this football-ticket-inspired invitation with your team’s colors and logo for a look that’s sure to excite all your guests (email for pricing, info@ecrustationery.com)

2. Haute Hippie Silk-Georgette Wrap Dress  This breezy wrap dress is perfect with flat sandals for those hot September days, but paired with boots and a cardigan, it easily transitions to cooler weather ($375, net-a-porter.com)

3. Rebecca Minkoff Shoulder Bag  Enjoy tailgate games and appetizers without holding onto your purse with this easy little cross-body bag in a variety of bold colors ($195, nordstrom.com)

4. Tory Burch Aviator Sunglasses  Classic Aviator sunnies are the perfect accoutrement to a stylish gameday ensemble, like these with textured leather accents in Tangerine ($175, bloomingdales.com)

5. Baggo Bean Bag Toss Game  Spend an afternoon tossing bean bags with this highly addictive backyard/tailgate game ($120, baggo.com)

6. Iced Eggs Serving Set  No tailgate is complete without some fresh deviled eggs; keep them cool with this iced serving set ($40, bedbathandbeyond.com)

7. Creative Chics Flirty Sweetheart Apron  Put your style foot forward, even while prepping apps in the kitchen in this adorably feminine polka dot apron (#38, etsy.com)

8. Weber Q220 Portable Propane Grill  Cook up some kebabs and brats with this lightweight tabletop grill ($229, homedepot.com)

9. Orange Kamal Table Runner  Throw this Ikat print table runner on any picnic table for an instantly chic look ($20, zgallerie.com)

10. Collegiate Tervis Tumblers  Keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold with these collegiate drinking glasses…not to mention they’re practically indestructible (from $13, tervis.com)

No. 10 Tailgate Shower Invitations are available in 1- or 2-Color Digital or Letterpress;
email info@ecrustationery.com for pricing



Prints for Baby: Doodles by Lewis Clark

These last few months, my boyfriend and I have attended several baby showers and baby birthdays. Being the kind of girl who always enjoys giving a more sentimental gift, I began bringing a framed custom fine art print for baby, and the response was incredible!

Recently, I teamed up with my remarkably talented father, Lewis Clark, to bring you some adorable framed prints for baby’s room. He is both an amazing fine and graphic artist, but there is something about his doodles that absolutely captures my heart. Each of his little characters is filled with personality and whimsy, and I just can’t help but smile when I see them.

I brought his doodles to life with bright pops of color, leaving the sketches in their original black ink and paired them with a hand-drawn font to finish the look. In both rectangular and square formats and a rainbow of colors, these prints are totally customizable and are the perfect gift for any stylish mommy-to-be.

For more information on these and other custom art prints, email info@ecrustationery.com

Recipe du Jour: Pesto Pasta Primavera

When I’m not in my studio designing my next fabulous creation, you can find me in my kitchen cooking for my loved ones. As with my stationery and invitations, I am thrilled to see the smiles that come from something I’ve put so much love and energy into.

With all the fresh ingredients available in the summer, it’s hard not to incorporate fresh fruits and veggies into every meal I cook. One of the ways I eat fresh is by growing my own herbs in my container garden. It’s so nice to go outside and gather a handful of basil or a few sprigs of rosemary to throw into a dish.

Below is a wonderfully easy recipe I came up with one night using the ingredients I had in my fridge and pantry. I served it to my discerning boyfriend, and to my surprise—since it had no meat—it got a thumbs up! In fact, he now requests it almost every week. This dish is so incredibly fresh and easy, it’s sure to please your crowd as well.

Show Some Personality

If there is one thing I’m passionate about, it’s helping you look your very best on paper. With years of branding experience with several Fortune 500 companies, I’ve become an expert at elevating existing brands and bringing that idea in your head to life.

To show you just how exciting building a brand can be, I am thrilled to present to you a custom logo and calling card design that I created for Frank Johnston of Aspire to Soar. Frank is constantly on the road traveling for work and pleasure, and he has met some very influential and interesting people along the way. In fact, that’s exactly how we met!

One evening we were chatting, and Frank decided it was time to upgrade his calling cards. He left me with the task of creating a card for him that was not only substantial but a conversation starter as well. He wanted his cards to reflect his personal style while portraying his confidence and determination to get the job done, even when the going gets tough.

Drawing on Frank’s time in the military as an Airborne Ranger, I sketched out several logo options including various patriotic insignia, such as eagles, shields, wings, and stars. After several rounds of sketches and computer comps, we chose a unique design that really encompasses everything he wanted his logo to say.

Take a look at the creative process and final letterpress cards below, and read on for Frank’s thoughts of seeing his self ID come to life!

Custom Letterpress Business Cards duplexed with navy linen and cotton papers.
Silver Foil Stamp and navy PMS ink with metallic silver edging.

What It’s Like to Work with Jessica of ECRU Stationery & Design

From personalized service to unique designs, Jessica made the process both a creative and very pleasurable one…one that I really enjoyed. Not only is she extremely qualified, but her intent was clearly to provide me a first class, unique-to-me product, and she wanted to ensure that I was completely satisfied with the result.  

We sat down together initially, and she asked me a number of questions about my experiences and background..what did I want to portray of myself? What did I want someone to think when receiving my card? She actively listens and then asks salient questions. That led her to provide a number of proofs for me to review…conceptual designs. With each aspect, she explained how it addressed the characteristics I wanted to convey.

In the end, I received a calling card that reflects my personality and generates a discussion. It has become not only a statement, but a conversation piece! Every card…every one has resulted in a comment.

But it’s not just a card.  It is a reflection of who I am.

Frank JohnstonPresident, Aspire to Soar
Opening a business or just want to make a great impression? Let us exceed your expectations with a captivating and powerful identity that is sure to spark interest. Email info@ecrustationery.com for pricing. 

Couture Correspondence

There is nothing that puts a smile on my face quite like a beautifully written thank-you letter! And I always make a point to send a note to let others know their thoughtfulness is appreciated.

Correspondence cards are always beneficial to have on hand but are especially valuable to brides, recent graduates, and mommies-to-be.

A nice set of correspondence cards is a great investment, and adding your own personal style is a great way to personalize them. Below are some thank-you notes I designed for a couple after their recent wedding. We letterpressed the custom design on 100% cotton paper with a shiny gold metallic foil. The result is striking and timeless, and they’ll be sure to enjoy these for years to come!

How and When to Write a Thank-You Note

1. Plan Ahead  Always have a stash of nice thank-you notes on hand as well as a nice pen and a set of stamps. This will ensure your notes get written without having to make an extra stop at the store to pick up a last-minute set.

2. Anatomy of a Thank-You Note  Address the giver how you would address them in person, i.e. Dear Aunt Lynn or Dear Mr. Banks. Express your appreciation, and be specific about what the gift was. If you received a monetary gift, thank them for their “generosity”. Discuss how you plan on using your gift and how much the gesture means to you. Mention your relationship with the sender, and express how important they are in your life by mentioning the last time you saw each other or when you might get together in the future. Reiterate your thanks, and finish with a signature.

3. Be Timely  It is best to send your thank-you’s as soon as possible—preferably within a week—for things like birthday or holiday presents, graduation gifts, job interviews, dinner parties, etc. But some instances do require a bit more time due to the large amount of gifts received, such as a bride-to-be or a new mom. While some etiquette sources say three months should be the max, others say within a year is acceptable. So do what works for your schedule. Simply set aside some time each day to write a few notes to cross off your list. If some end up going out later than expected, be sure your note is particularly thoughtful, and your recipient will be just as pleased to receive it!

The letterpress notecards in this blog are available for customization in both flat and folded card styles and can be letterpress or offset (flat) printed. Email info@ecrustationery.com for pricing. 

Upcoming Event: Wedding1on1

We are officially in the heart of wedding season, and things here at ECRU Stationery & Design have been insanely busy all spring preparing for some extraordinary weddings that have and will be taking place in the next couple of months!

Amidst all the summer weddings, I am delighted to announce that in just one short week, I’ll be participating in and speaking at Wedding1on1—a one-of-a-kind girls’ night giving future brides an opportunity to meet and mingle with seasoned wedding professionals and get valuable expert advice for planning their own dream wedding.

I couldn’t ask for a more talented group to be sharing the room with than BASH AtlantaRenee Brock PhotographyRhodes HallClassic Cheesecakes & Cakesbloom floral designCTRAM EntertainmentFabulous Frocks of Atlanta, and Sun in my Belly.

I am so looking forward to meeting all the beautiful brides in person and getting some one-on-one time to share what I do best—creating one-of-a-kind bespoke invitations that flawlessly represent your style and desire for luxury in every detail.

So come see me and some of Atlanta’s finest wedding vendors Thursday, June 21 at Rhodes Hall. There’s still time to sign up, but space is limited!

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Logo Design by Jessica Clark at ECRU Stationery & Design

Be Mine, Valentine!

With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, I am definitely seeing red! Rich and vibrant, sultry and seductive…what’s not to like about the color of love?

This year, I designed several very special Valentine’s Day cards for clients, and I’d like to share with you one of my favorites. Inspired by the handmade-and-from-the-heart look, I created these flirtatious valentines using playful calligraphy in the shape of a heart. Inside, I attached red handmade Lokta Paper for a beautiful pop of color, and tied it all up with a hand-dyed scarlet silk ribbon. Paired with a matching red envelope, these cards are sure to make your Valentine blush.

If you still haven’t sent out valentines, then don’t wait much longer. Check out my exclusive Valentine’s Day Collection, and be sure to let your loved ones know how much you care!

Now, bring out the bath oils and pop open some bubbly. Below, I’ll show you everything you need for a perfectly romantic evening for two.

1. Whether you want to say “I love you” or just let someone know you care, these playful valentines can be customized with your own message and are the perfect way to make someone’s day (ecrustationery.com, $6).

2. The perfect evening requires the perfect LRD. This off-the-shoulder number by Haute Hippie is sweet and sexy at the same time. Pair with gold pumps and a fabulous set of chandelier earrings (net-a-porter.com, $385).

3. Gleaming with crystals, this gold cuff by Alexis Bittar adds sparkle and attitude to any date-night look (nordstrom.com, $195).

4. Slap on a coat of this vampy Yves Saint Laurent Nail Lacquer in Sublime Red for a shocking and sultry effect (bloomingdales.com, $20).

5. A spritz of Spadaro’s Noche Del Fuego Eau de Parfum is sure to complete any romantic ensemble (spadaro.co, $155).

6. Toast to romance with these gorgeous Waterford Crimson Champagne Flutes (bloomingdales.com, $175).

7. The perfect day-to-evening accessory…in a romantic shade of pink! Don this Versace scarf over the lapels of your coat during the day, and tie around your favorite shoulder bag for evening (net-a-porter.com, $115).

8. The red and hot pink color combination on these Charlotte Olympia heels adds the perfect pop of color for a Valentine’s LBD (net-a-porter.com, $875).

9. This glitter-encrusted leather clutch by Anya Hindmarch is the ideal sparkling accessory to finish off a glamorous getup (net-a-porter.com, $550).

10. Say goodnight to your perfect evening smelling like a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers with Jo Malone’s Red Roses Bath Oil (jomalone.com, $65).


Charming Hand-Painted Watercolors for Valentine’s Day

With February 14th fast-approaching, I’ve been working on some adorable ready-to-order Valentine’s Day cards that will be available on the site next week. Fully embracing one of the biggest trends for 2012, hand-painted watercolor, I’ve been painting little Cherubs and Cupids for some of the cards!

Not only does watercolor allow me to utilize my history in fine art, but it also enables me to produce even more unique and exclusive pieces for Ecru Stationery & Design. I love the recent return to a more traditional and classic style, and I’ve really enjoyed bringing out my pen and ink and watercolors to create these ethereal pieces.

So here’s a sneak peek at some of the things I’m working on right now, and don’t miss out next week when I debut my Valentine’s Day 2012 ready-to-order collection, and watch these little paintings come to life!

Nothing says romantic quite like adding a little dreamy watercolor to an invitation. Brides are embracing this ethereal technique and incorporating it into their wedding, bringing artistry and customization to their big day. Applying a simple wash of color with an ombre effect into the background is a great way to utilize this technique, adding dimension and visual interest to a flat invitation. On the illustrations above, I’ve added a secondary layer of pen and ink and used the watercolor as a fill color.

Watercolor is sure to capture the romance and storybook charm that you’re looking for!

Swamp Soirée: A Sophisticated & Stylish Approach

I am beyond delighted to share this next bride with you. This past October, my beautiful sister, Jennifer, got married in the fabulous city of New Orleans! She and her fiancé really embraced the “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” attitude of the city when they chose the Cajun Ballroom at the Audubon Zoo for their wedding venue. Complete with alligators, black bears, and beautiful Cypress Trees adorned with twinkle lights, this bayou bash was anything but typical!

Jennifer’s save-the-date, invitation suite, and wedding day accessories were a compilation of our father’s gorgeous watercolors and my designs. Combining the couple’s background in architecture and some watercolor images from The Crescent City, I created a completely custom suite that captured their effervescent personalities and relaxed, but elegant, tone of the event.

Jennifer recalls her own wedding planning experience below and offers some helpful tips to brides considering an out-of-town wedding. Planning a wedding can be a full-time job, especially when you’re a thousand miles away! So remember to choose a wedding planner that you connect with, and let the experts make some of those persnickety decisions so you can enjoy being a bride!

JESSICA: Some brides know exactly what venue they want, and that determines the date of the wedding, while others have a date in mind which plays a large role in what venue they can choose. After you got engaged, what was the first decision you made, and why?

JENNIFER: We let the availability of our venue dictate the date of our wedding. While we knew we wanted to get married in early fall, the specific date did not matter as much to us as having the perfect venue. It worked out that there were several dates in October which were open for our wedding reception, so in the end, we got the opportunity to select our wedding day anyway!

JESSICA: With access to so much information today, it’s easy to find vendors from all over the world but difficult to narrow that list down! How did you go about finding and choosing vendors for your big day?

JENNIFER: Referrals from other vendors and online reviews! Since ours was a destination wedding (and neither of us were very familiar with the city), we did tons of research online before making any decisions. Reviews by other brides online (especially on theknot.com) were extremely helpful. Also, our wedding and reception venue had a list of recommended vendors—they get to see these vendors work every weekend so they’re in a great position to evaluate them on their professionalism and the quality of their work.

JESSICA: What was it like planning a long-distance wedding? Did you find dealing with out-of-town vendors to be easy or difficult and  why?

JENNIFER: I’m not much of an event planner, so planning a long-distance wedding in a city I’m not overly familiar with was a bit of a nightmare! Dealing with the vendors long-distance was often a challenge—we could not have pulled it off without email, for sure! For the most part, the vendors were very accommodating of our schedules when we were in town. I would strongly recommend hiring a wedding planner to any bride planning a destination wedding (unless you’re going to an all-inclusive resort)!

JESSICA: Time flies when you’re planning a wedding. Before you know it, the honeymoon is over, and you’re waiting on your wedding photographs to come in so you can remember all the little details that were so thoughtfully planned out. What advice do you have for the newly engaged that are just beginning the whirlwind that is wedding planning?

JENNIFER: Hire a wedding planner who can focus on all the details that you don’t care about so that you can focus on all the fun ones! Seriously though, there are really so many details to figure out, you cannot get hung up on each and every one of them. For things that are not really that big of a deal to you, just make a decision and MOVE ON, particularly as it gets closer to the big day. Remember: everyone’s definition of “perfect” is different; what matters in the end is that you get married!!

JESSICA: Looking back, it’s easy to pick out what parts of your wedding worked like a well-oiled machine…and which ones didn’t. If there was one thing you could have done differently, what would that be?

JENNIFER: I would have hired a wedding planner who could have taken some of the pressure off (are you noticing a theme here?!).

JESSICA: Is there any other advice you would give a newly engaged couple going through the wedding planning process, or do you have an anecdote about your own engagement/wedding that might be helpful to other brides?

JENNIFER: First of all, try to enjoy your engagement as much as possible—it is really a special time in your relationship, but it is so easy to lose sight of that when you get caught up in wedding planning. Do not fight over the planning details—it is NOT worth it! Secondly, take the time to relax and take care of yourselves, and don’t skimp on the pre-wedding pampering. You want to make sure that you look your absolute best on your wedding day because you only get one shot at it!

Jennifer + Luka’s All-Star Crew
Invitation Design: Jessica at Ecru Stationery & Design
Ceremony/Reception Site/Caterer: Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, Louisiana
Photography:  Barrett Photography
Cake: Royal Cakery
Hair: Flawless Bride 

“I Just Got Engaged. Now What?”

December is by far the most popular month for engagements, accounting for about 18% of all proposals. The most favored day of the year is Christmas, followed by New Year’s Eve…both surpassing the hopeless romantic’s Valentine’s Day in number of proposals, which is a close third in February.

So, ready or not, we are in the midst of what I like to call, The Proposal Trifecta. More girls are starting off their new year booking venues, saving dates, and searching for what to do next!

With my best friend getting engaged just days ago, this post could not come at a better time! Over the next few weeks, I’ll be interviewing several brides, as well as other wedding vendors, in hopes that their knowledge will benefit you beautiful brides-to-be during your wedding planning.

I couldn’t think of a better first bride to question than one of my best friends, Evie, who had the most spectacular and romantic wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico last July. She and her (now) husband got engaged over the holidays last year and had just 7 short months to plan a wedding, and—not to mention—a weekend-long extravaganza for them and 75 of their closest friends and family.

Read on to find out just how she managed it all, and be sure to check out the photos from her Mexican wedding and the custom beach-themed announcements designed by Ecru Stationery & Design.

JESSICA: Some brides know exactly what venue they want, and that determines the date of the wedding, while others have a date in mind which plays a large role in what venue they can choose. After you got engaged, what was the first decision you made, and why?

EVIE: The first and hardest decision I made after getting engaged was choosing the location. I knew I wanted a destination wedding, so picking the place was naturally the first step. Once we had selected the resort and alerted my guests about their travel, everything else fell into place.

JESSICA: With access to so much information today, it’s easy to find vendors from all over the world but difficult to narrow that list down! How did you go about finding and choosing vendors for your big day?

EVIE: I lucked out and had the best wedding planner provided by the resort. Our resort took care of all set-up, food, drink and most décor, so the only vendors I needed were for hair, flowers, and music. Brenda (our planner) was a life saver when it came to choosing and dealing with vendors, especially with the language barrier. Brenda would select a few, send us quotes and images, and we would pick from that. I ended up trusting Brenda so much, that on a few items, I simply went with her suggestions. I would consider myself pretty carefree though, some brides might not be comfortable giving their planner so much room for decision making. The only vendors that I found myself were our photographer and paper designer, who were both friends I knew here in the US. Everything fell into place for me.

JESSICA: What was it like planning a destination wedding? Did you find dealing with out-of-town vendors to be easy or difficult and why?

EVIE: Again, I didn’t have to deal with any of the vendors; our wedding planner did all of that. She would come to me with questions, and would then work with the vendors on our behalf. I didn’t even ever meet or talk to our florist! I would say that apart from selecting the location, planning a destination wedding is the easiest way to go! No drama!

JESSICA: Did you find the language barrier difficult to get around?

EVIE: No, not at all. We didn’t have any situations where English wasn’t spoken, or there was at least somebody who could translate.

JESSICA: Time flies when you’re planning a wedding. Before you know it, the honeymoon is over, and you’re waiting on your wedding photographs to come in so you can remember all the little details that were so thoughtfully planned out. What advice do you have for the newly engaged that are just beginning the whirlwind that is wedding planning?

EVIE: Make sure that you have a certain person in place to deal with all the last minute decisions. I put my parents in charge of any decision that had to be made once we had arrived at the resort, telling them I didn’t even want to know if there was something going on. This way I could truly relax and live each moment not worrying about what was to come later. Who knows what mayhem went down, not me!

JESSICA: Looking back, it’s easy to pick out what parts of your wedding worked like a well-oiled machine…and which ones didn’t. If there was one thing you could have done differently, what would that be?

EVIE: I would have made it one week earlier, so that my friend traveling from Thailand could have made it. Otherwise, I wouldn’t change a thing. It was perfect.

JESSICA: Is there any other advice you would give a newly engaged couple going through the wedding planning process, or do you have an anecdote about your own engagement/wedding that might be helpful to other brides?

EVIE: Don’t have an engagement that is too long. If you have too much time, you will worry about decisions like what color your napkins are. Don’t worry about napkins.

Evie + Lane’s All-Star Crew
Announcements & Wedding Day Accessories: Jessica at Ecru Stationery & Design
Hotel Esencia, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Heidi Elnora
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Leslee Mitchell Photography

An Appetite for Gratitude

My morning started with a 6:30 wakeup call from my mother to prepare the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. After salting, buttering, stuffing, and sewing the 22-pound, formerly feathered beast, we squeezed it in the oven and set the timer.

And now we wait…but in the meantime, there are pies to be baked, casseroles to be prepared, and sweet potatoes to be peeled. But the most important part of this special day is spending time with my beautiful family.

We typically travel to my Grandparents’ house for the big day, but this year, my family is hosting. It is always such an honor to be able to cook with my amazing Grandmother, and she has been a huge influence in my passion for cooking, hosting, and entertaining. I have learned countless tips and tricks from her, and today, I am thankful to be able to prepare Thanksgiving dinner with her and my mother.

So in our kitchen today are 3 generations working together to carry out our Thanksgiving traditions. My Grandmother is of Italian heritage, so our Thanksgiving table is a little bit different than most. Sure, we have the typical turkey, dressing, and gravy, various casseroles and sweet potato dishes, but we also serve a rather large dish of lasagne, which makes the best leftovers! I absolutely love this tradition because it is unique to our family, and that’s what makes it so special!

What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions, and what are you thankful for today? Remember to give your loved ones a big hug or a phone call, and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. May it be full of love, laughter, and lots of turkey!

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone enjoyed their fun-filled weekend and attended lots of spooky parties. As a creative person, I always get a kick out of this holiday because it allows my imagination to run wild—from costume ideas to décor to pumpkin carving. I always challenge myself to come up with something more exciting and creative than the last.

Over the years, I’ve donned many a Halloween costume. I’ve been everything from the quintessential pumpkin to Gene (or Gina) Simmons and Carmen Miranda (the Chiquita Banana lady). Last year, I was Cat Woman, and this year, I decided to get my Vizsla, Riley, in on the Halloween fun and painted spots on him like Bambi! Unfortunately, the face paint didn’t last too long, and I ended up wearing most of it.

Here are a few pictures of my favorite costumes from over the years.

Hope y’all enjoy!

Ghoulish Goody Bags and Eerie Embellishments for Halloween

Trick or Treat! Halloween is almost here, and I have been busy preparing for the hair-raising holiday by putting together goodie bags for my trick-or-treaters.

I have a terrible sweet tooth, and purchasing huge bags of candy weeks before the big night is just not an option! So this year I’ve created some adorable little bags and stuffed them with various homemade goodies. Since we’ll be having some friends over Halloween night, these bags will also make perfect take-home treats for our guests, and that way I’m not left with oodles of chocolate temptation.

Aren’t they fun? I packed mine full of chocolate peanut brittle…always a crowd favorite and a treat my boyfriend and his friends constantly request. If you’re not into cooking or candy-making then just toss in some store-bought candy, and the bags will just add that extra personal touch! Trail mix and caramel corn make great fillers as well. I am going to display my bags on the food table during my party and have guests grab one on their way out.

This past weekend, I also whipped up some great table decorations for my party. I collected some old liquor bottles of various shapes and sizes, spray painted them black, and created some fun vintage labels for them. These will look great scattered throughout the food table!

Are you hosting a Halloween party this weekend? Try these tips for creating an amazing and dramatic food table. Using books or sturdy boxes, create height in some areas of your table by stair-stepping the books on top of each other. Then toss a black cotton table cloth over them, and pull the extra fabric to create some creases and folds. I like to buy one size larger than my table dimensions so that I have enough fabric for this type of draping and added height. Next, add your empty dishes, and arrange them on different levels until you’ve reached the desired look and outcome. Take a photo of where things are before removing the dishes and plating the food. This way, it can go directly from the oven/refrigerator to your table! Once all the food is in place, fill the empty spots with some tall candles, vases of wilting flowers, or try the DIY apothecary bottles like I made (directions below).


• Assortment of Glass Bottles (various shapes and sizes)

• Black Satin Spray Paint

• White Sticker Labels

First, spray paint the bottles in a well-ventilated area, and allow the paint to dry for about 15 minutes. Print out some old apothecary labels, cut out, and affix to the bottles. Voila!

In the spirit of Halloween, I’m giving away the templates I created for my apothecary labels. All you have to do is subscribe to my blog, and email me at ecrustationery@gmail.com letting me know where to send the labels.
Have a wickedly awesome weekend, everyone, and see you back on Monday for some great costume pics!

Guest Posting

Today I’m guest posting at Just a Touch of Gray for Rachel, a dear friend of mine who is currently on vacay celebrating 4 wonderful years of marriage to her true Prince Charming! I couldn’t be more thrilled that she asked me to do this for her, and I hope you’ll all hop on over to check out the post and peruse her site.

Rachel and her husband bought a ranch-style fixer-upper, and I just know you’ll be blown away—like I was—when you see what they’ve done to the place! Truly amazing and inspiring!

I chose a set of swatches from Pantone’s Spring 2012 Color Predictions inspired by Rachel’s living room and dining room makeover. Make sure to go check out the Margarita and Sweet Lilac Color Story as they’re applied to home décor. Hope you like it and see you back next week!

Blue and Yellow Color Schemes are Fresh for Spring and Fall!

It’s Wednesday, and we’ve almost made it half-way through the work week. So let’s take a little break and talk COLOR!

Today I’d like to cover another amazing set of swatches from Pantone’s Spring 2012 Color Forecast. If you missed my post covering the 10 fashion-inspired shades, make sure to check it out.

For this color palette, I chose Sodalite Blue, Solar Power, and Driftwood, and I added Ivory as a second neutral.

Let me start off by saying that this is such a versatile color palette…modern and classic in one! Sodalite Blue, which lies somewhere between Cobalt and Navy, has a very masculine and classic look when paired with greys like Driftwood. On the other hand, pair Solar Power with Driftwood, and you have an extremely modern and urban-chic vibe!

These four colors work amazingly together, and if you’re still scratching your head wondering how to incorporate such strong colors into your home or an event, I’m here to help.

If you’re planning a wedding with dark blues and warm yellows, start small; these two hues can get overwhelming due to their color saturation. Use these rich shades to your advantage, and opt for gorgeous cobalt stemware for your reception tables. When the candles flicker, those lavish blues will sparkle and cast amazing shadows on ivory colored linens. For an evening wedding, replace Solar Power with yellow gold metals for a very regal and romantic setting. Wondering what to get hubs for a gift? A beautiful new watch with a cobalt blue face will do the trick, and he’ll look great wearing it on the big day!

A Blue Hydrangea bouquet will photograph phenomenally well next to a white dress, and Forsythia sprays will make lovely Spring table arrangements. I am absolutely loving the idea of incorporating your getaway car into your color palette as well. How fun to ride off in a vintage yellow automobile!

Have a little fun with the palette, and use it as pops of color on more neutral backgrounds. Don’t be afraid to use color in your invitations! This is a great way of letting guests know what they can expect at the wedding.

It’s a great idea to incorporate these shades into your home and wardrobe as well, as they instantly lighten moods and lift spirits. Sodalite Blue is friendly and approachable while Solar Power evokes energy and cheer. So use these shades to your advantage in your home in rooms where people gather and socialize, such as living rooms and dining rooms. A dark blue lacquered wall is sure to make a powerful statement!

If the idea is still too overwhelming for you, start with a marvelous plush sofa in Sodalite Blue, and pair it with a wallpaper in a beautiful print and drapes in Driftwood. Then toss in a graphic, printed throw pillow in Solar Power and Ivory and a vase of loose daffodils. So contemporary and chic!

Even though these are color forecasts for Spring, you can definitely include them in your Fall wardrobe as well. A 70′s-inspired dress in Solar Power would look amazing with a pair of cognac booties or wedge loafers. Don a pair of rich navy suede pumps with a charcoal pencil skirt, ivory silk tie-neck blouse, and a Saffron leather bag, and pair with navy nail lacquer for a look that’s polished and professional.

I hope you are as inspired by this color palette as much as I am, and try to find new ways to combine these shades in all aspects of your life. If you liked this post, be sure to check out a sultry Orange and Fuchsia color palette that’s perfect for Spring Weddings!