by: Lauren

While trying to decide on invitations, I was frantically Googling for ideas. I had already looked through the big invitation binders (approximately 6 of them, thanks to my wedding planner), but I felt like there was more out there. So, with an ordering deadline approaching, I began my search. After hours of searching for local stationary stores, I came up empty handed. Then, I clicked on a link for Emily Ley Paper, a local stationary designer. I instantly fell in love with the idea of having a PERSON design my invitations instead of a corporate owned machine.

Now that this new concept was in my head, the deadline for ordering was looming, and I was ignoring it. I continued my search, but expanded into the newly discovered world of wedding blogs. I spent hours on SMP, drooling over the color palettes, flowers, venues, and custom invitations. I was hooked.
Devastatingly, I researched and drooled for too long, and didn’t have enough time to have my invitations custom made. Although my invitations were beautiful, I still find myself lusting over custom designed invitations. The possibilities are truly endless! There are so many designers out there, and thanks to the blogging community, their styles are showcased wonderfully. If there was one thing that I would change about my wedding, I would’ve started looking at wedding blogs way earlier than 5 months before my wedding, and then I would’ve definitely been able to have my dream custom invitations!

Some examples of what I drool over…

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by: Lauren

About Me via TheELD.comI’m new to the blogging community, but I’ve been a blog stalker for a while. I firmly believe that if it weren’t for blogs, my wedding wouldn’t have been half as amazing as it was. {Thank you to my best friend and Emily from Emily Ley Paper for introducing me to the blog world!} It helped tremendously to have other “minds” to pull ideas from. Blogs enabled me to find ideas and inspiration for my wedding, making the vision I had come to life.

I want to help my readers find their vision and help it come to life. A vision is not complete without designs. I believe that design is the key to a wedding. Design is what is used to “brand” a wedding. Branding a wedding is spoken of everywhere, and I look for designs that emulate the brand of a wedding. Every aspect of a wedding has come from some sort of design; from the dress to the programs. It’s all in the details!

Anything and everything related to design will be on this blog, whether it be for the home, office, or wedding. I am willing to be another “mind” for you, and if you need any inspiration help, please let me know! I hope I can help my readers bring their visions to life!

{Update: Throughout the past few months of blogging and being immersed in the wedding industry, I have decided to pursue the career goal of wedding planning! This blog will also be focusing on different aspects of planning a wedding, as well as continuing to provide inspiration for brides. A completely new and redesigned blog will be coming soon, so be on the lookout!}