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! :)