Friday, December 31, 2010

liz + spencer | invitations & details - and happy new year!

happy new year, all!  cheers all things 2010 - because, good or bad, they helped shape your life and make you a better person for this upcoming new year!  i'm one of those cheesy people that loves new years and hates the idea of not celebrating it.  it's a given opportunity to reflect on the past year, and put into effect those things you would like to do in the new.  i have a great feeling about 2011!  on the top of the list are the weddings of some of our best friends in the whole wide world, along with new career opportunities, house projects, hopefully a trip or two, and enjoying our amazing families and friends, and of course - lots of paper!  wishing you and yours a very happy new year! 

i couldn't think of a better wedding to feature for the last post of the year.  i just received pictures from liz & spencer's march 2010 wedding and i am so excited to share them.  i absolutely ADORED working with liz, and was actually really sad when we completed their stationery! this was another amazing hitched weddings + events wedding.  invitations, rehearsal dinner invitations, bridal shower invitations, escort cards, table numbers, well wishes cards, and thank you cards were all done for this wedding.  liz, thank you so much!  i enjoyed everything about working on your wedding and i wish you and spencer a wonderful 2011!  

their wedding invitations.  we chose a luxe white textured paper for their invitations.
liz wanted them to be simple, modern, yet classic.  the main invitation, rsvp post card,
and a deep navy outer envelope did the trick! 

the rehearsal dinner invitations.  they used green accents in the wedding and decided
to make this the main color scheme for the rehearsal invites.  again - simple, modern, classic!
these were printed on a soft white card stock.
and her super fun shower invitations!  liz loves mad men and this was going to be theme
of her wonderful shower (the hostesses even used the silhouettes and put them on the cakes!)
these were really fun to work on - and i am now learning why this mad men inspired
shower was so fabulous (i'm into season 3 and absolutely addicted)!
and now - some of their professional images by photographer claire ryser. jessica & amy
of hitched displayed the escort cards on a bed of moss.  love the contrast! 

table numbers - simply displayed amongst bud vases with
some gorgeous florals.
instead of a traditional guest book - liz and spencer chose to do these
well wishes cards.  how fun!  this one cracked me up.  she had a
special book she would put them in after the wedding. 

i had to include a few images of the day.  their reception was so beautiful! it was held
at the berg event space - and the ladies of hitched worked their magic.  and yes, those
are glass bud vases hanging from the ceiling!
the STUNNING couple!  thanks you again!  a joy to work with, beautiful couple,
and beautiful wedding!

all professional photography courtesy of claire ryser 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

featured | i'm blushing!

december was a wonderful month - and now that the month and year are nearing an end, i felt the need to reflect on two big reasons why it was!  little yellow leaf was featured on not one, but two fantastic blogs!  i was absolutely flattered, and so thankful that these lovely ladies approached me. the blogs themselves are so worth checking and the ladies that run them are just wonderful.  and here we go...

the first blog is 'inspiration and rough drafts' by melissa.  we attended high school together and she resides in my most favorite city, chicago.  the blog is full of daily life reflection, recipes (i've tried a few!), party planning, projects on their condo, and much much more.  she has a great knack for writing and the blog is so easy to relate to.  check out the feature here and make sure to explore the rest of the blog.  thank you, melissa!!! 

the second blog is 'the blue house' by jill & elle.  jill and i went to grade school and high school together, and carry lots of fun memories of the good ol' days.  jill & elle find all things style, sass, and chic - and compile them all into one place.  stunning fashion trends, impeccable home design, and one of my favorites - a floral inspiration each friday (aka, flowers for friday). check out the blue house feature here.  and click around the rest of the blog.  you'll find yourself wanting to rush home and redo a room and your closet with all things fabulous. thanks a bunch, jill :)

and because it feels naked to have a blog post with no pictures - below is a lovely inspiration image for your new years party.  i can't believe 2011 is upon us - it's going to be a great year!   

courtesy of Southern Living

Thursday, December 23, 2010

happy holidays! | xmas 2010 cards

oh my - i first need to apologize for my lack of blogging.  the christmas season proved busier than i had anticipated..which is great! i want to wish each and every one of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!  i also must extend a big thank you for all of your support thus far!  i look forward to great things with little yellow leaf in 2011!  i wanted to leave you with some christmas cheer and this years 2010 christmas cards.  i hope you enjoy!

elyse and david. their first married christmas! i was fortunate enough
to work on their wedding paper last spring. i ADORE this picture. elyse's
bridesmaid snapped it - great work! i was so excited they chose the
'joy' card - it couldn't be more fitting for this picture.
enjoy your first christmas together! :)

the davis family.  their green attire is so fabulous!  we had to make the card bright
and festive.  they had their holiday pictures taken by ashley with
cute as a button photography.  check her out here! she's wonderful! heidi used
vistaprint for her cards.

this is the hullmans! heidi's (pictured above) parents and all their grand children.
they used vistaprint for this 5x7 card.  thanks, guys! 

andy, elisia and addasyn.  they're dear friends of ours and i loved making their card.
and i can't wait to do the paper for their fall 2011 wedding! elisia had these
printed as 4x6 pictures - they turned out great!  thanks guys :)

the gawlak girls!  i loved the colors they wore in the pic and
had to include them in the body of the card.  loving unique
holiday color combo's! they used vistaprint for their 4x8 cards.
happy holidays to all! :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

meredith + jeremiah | invitations & details

meredith and jeremiah were married this past summer in late june. this was yet another wonderful wedding coordinated by amy & jessica with hitched weddings + events.  this was such a fun and unique wedding to work on!  we began with their invitations.  i loved that they wanted to include a quote on them.  it was such a personal touch and really accented their invites.  not to mention the pink was so bright and cheery! the ribbons were used to hold the additional cards in the back so that everything was gathered together for the guests when they opened the envelope. 
meredith & jeremiah's invitation set. the #10 size was very unique and offered a great layout.
next up: the reception details!  i have to give a little back story on the elephant theme.  meredith and jeremiah both had this elephant joke book when they were younger.  the jokes were hilariously ridiculous and it was such a sweet and personal detail to their reception! they had both of their copies on display and we used the theme to coordinate table assignments.  for each table - the question of the joke was on their escort card and the answer on the table number.  i just loved this creative detail! below are images of the reception details.  meredith & jeremiah - thank you so much for everything.  it was an absolute joy to work on all of your pieces! best wishes for continued happiness in your marriage :) (and a quick thank you to sarah rimel of sarah rimel photography for providing these fabulous images!)
the story explaining the significance of the elephant jokes

another view of the story - this time with a sneak peak of an escort card as well.
and i believe that is meredith's copy of the joke book!

table number. didn't hitched do a gorgeous job with the florals?

last but not least, a few of the table setting and escort cards. 

all reception detail photos courtesy of sarah rimel photography

Monday, November 8, 2010

lora + casey | invitations & details - part 1

i was trying really hard to wait until their professional pictures were available to do this post - but i just can't be patient's such a neat wedding! so this will just be part 1.  
to give a little backstory - this was a very special job to work on.  i have known lora since she was born..literally.  our moms are the best of friends and we spent a large portion of our childhood together.  while life happened and took us in different paths - i was beyond flattered when she contacted me to work with her on the paper for her and her fiance casey's intimate fall wedding in golden, colorado. i believe she told me something along the lines of wanting to take everything traditional about a lot of weddings, and doing the complete opposite.  that right there made me so excited for what will come with these pieces!  this couple is so creative and i will just have to let the images speak for themselves! it was a gorgeous mix of purples, reds, oranges and fuchsias with black and white striped accents throughout. it just looked magical!  below are images of their invitation set, programs, and itinerary sheet that was in the guests welcome bags.  i also had to include a couple images from their actual wedding so that you are able to see a sneak peak of the full package (thanks, mom!). i will do a follow up post with their professional photos once they're available.  without further adieu...lora and casey's wedding!

the invitation set | soft white envelope and invitation paper, rsvp postcard printed on khaki card stock. a thin piece of twine and strip of lotka paper bound the set together with the leaf accent displaying the hotel block information. 

the invitation set | a view of the invitation set and all the pieces. the tree and banner were displayed throughout her paper.  each banner contained a different quote meaningful to lora & casey.
meet the newlyweds! great color in lora's bouquet - and the striped detail in both casey's bowtie and lora's bouquet ribbon! also - how gorgeous is lora's dress?!

a few of their table decor - so eclectic! i love it. 

program and itinerary | a 4 page layered program with a vellum cover, two khaki text pages and the orange backing also served as the place for the couple's new address.  the itinerary was printed on a soft white card stock and placed in the guests welcome bags at the hotel.

hope you enjoyed! keep an eye out for part 2 soon. and to lora & casey - i can't thank you enough!  this was so much fun to do.  many congrats to the both of you! 

Friday, November 5, 2010

elizabeth + patrick | details

hello all and happy friday! a few weeks ago i had the pleasure of working with amy & jessica of hitched weddings + events on some lovely wedding details! elizabeth and patrick used a deep teal and gold color scheme with peacock feather accents - isn't it gorgeous?! she diy'ed her invitations and used this great gold embossed peacock feather and wanted to carry it throughout her other paper details. i did trifold programs with the embossed gold peacock feather, double sided table numbers with a deep teal paper accent, and elizabeth found a great escort card/menu design she wanted to use. the tent measured 3x6 and printed on the front was the guest name and table assignment and on the inside, her menu. great way to avoid too much clutter at your place setting!  though the project moved quickly, she was a joy to work with and i can't wait to see pictures from the big day.  congrats elizabeth & patrick, and thank you! pictures below...

trifold program with embossed gold peacock feather. i love this color scheme!

inside of the program
table number & escort card/menu 
printed menu inside the escort card


hello everyone! i recently received some professional images from elizabeth and patrick's photographer - Todd at J. Todd Photography.  i love being able to show the pieces in their element - it does them much more justice.  also you can see where elizabeth diy'ed the gold embossed detail on her escort cards.  
escort card/menu display

escort card/menu display
jessica and amy with hitched found wonderful tall card holders to give height to the table numbers.
a gorgeous view of the florals and table settings. amazing work by hitched!

updated images courtesy of J. Todd Photography.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


hello everyone!  thanks for stopping by the blog. i'm so excited to hit the ground running with little yellow leaf.  in this blog you will be able to find a more in depth look into wonderful clients i am able to work with, and the stationery pieces that were designed for their special event. after all, everyone likes 15 minutes of blog fame, right?  always check back for new posts and updates - and if there is something you would like to see on the blog, let me know!  enjoy and i look forward to working with you :)