Month: July 2014

DIY Lace Envelopes!

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In my three years of being a graphic design student one of my favorite art projects was making my own envelopes! Not only was it the easiest project I ever did but it was a really fun way to express my creativity, and I had cute envelopes for any occasion. I found some adorable DIY envelope projects on Pinterest the other day and I thought I should share them with you! I used scrapbook paper when I made my own envelopes but now I realize that I was just taking the easy way out because there are so many other, more creative options I could have used. For example, check out these adorable lace envelopes made from doilies; yes I know, finally a good use for a doily! And of course Martha Stewart took it a step further and made these adorable envelopes into even more adorable name card/table number holders which are perfect for an elegant, lace-inspired wedding!

 

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Want to make these lace envelopes for yourself? I don’t blame you; they’re just too cute! I found all of the information you’ll need here but I’ll help get you started!

1.) I suggest using your invitation as your template for the lace envelope and your table numbers as the template for the lace name cards (this may be an unnecessary bullet point but you never know!)

2.) Fold the corners of the doily in, starting with the two sides. In order to make sure there is enough room for your invitation to breathe leave about a 1/4″ gap between the fold of the lace and the invitation.

*Be sure to firmly crease the edges of the doily before going any further; it would be a shame if you were stuck with a flimsy envelope after all this grueling work!

3.) In the post I was using for instructions she used double-sided tape to adhere the corners of the envelope together but if you’re willing to spend more money you can certainly use other methods!

4.) Your beautiful lace envelope is ready to go, assuming you were able to follow these difficult instructions!

As for the table numbers just flip the envelope over and cut small notches in the top and bottom of the lace pattern to hold the name cards! Let’s hope your DIY envelope turns out as cute as the picture (because that always happens, right?). If you’re looking for more doily decor you can check out more of  Martha’s creations here but try not to overdo it on the doilies because one can only handle so many doily DIYs!

Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages and visit our wonderful new website if you want some beautiful invitations to put in those new lace envelopes!

 

 

 

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Social Media Saves The Day

Last week 13 WHAM News shared a story about a recently married couple who found their missing wedding photos via Facebook! Apparently the photographer for the wedding dropped the SD card, with the wedding photos on it, in a Tom Wahl’s parking lot in Avon, NY. We certainly can’t blame the photographer for stopping for a delicious Tom Wahl’s burger before uploading the photos but you have to wonder why he would bring the SD card with him to enjoy this meal. But luckily Tom Wahl’s workers found the SD card and were kind enough to post the photos on social media in hopes of finding the mysterious bride and groom. Thanks to Tom Wahl’s and the Facebook community the couple was able to find their wedding photos, which they didn’t even know were missing, less than two hours after they were posted online!

I couldn’t imagine never being able to see my own wedding photos and I think all the brides out there would agree with me! After seeing all of your beautiful photos I know how important it is to be able to relive the memories from your special day and I am happy to know that this bride and groom will now be able to do that.

This story reminded me that there are good people in this world and I really miss Tom Wahl’s burgers! Hopefully this story was inspiring for you too. If anything, you’re probably just craving a juicy Tom Wahl’s cheeseburger now and for that I apologize! If you were interested in the story you can check out the article yourself or watch the video to get the whole story! Check out our new website and visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for more wedding inspiration!

Real Wedding- Meghan and Erik

meghan_erik0459-Edit_wWhen I saw that this would be my first wedding post I was very excited! Meghan and Erik had a beautiful Catholic ceremony at St. Mary’s Church in September, 2012 followed by a rustic reception at the Bristol Harbour Resort in Canandaigua, NY. a_meghan_erik0083_w

I was especially excited to write about this wedding because they had some of the most delicious desserts I’ve ever seen and, in my opinion, the dessert is a crucial part of any reception! Meghan and Erik gave their guests plenty of options; they had a Burnt Almond Torte cake, courtesy of Prantl’s Bakery, four different flavors of cupcakes, and even a late night snack of milk and cookies thanks to Gourmet Goodies! I’m going to go ahead and assume that guests did not leave this wedding hungry; I know I certainly wouldn’t have! meghan_erik0410_w
Erica had the pleasure of helping Meghan and Erik with their cupcake toppers, dinner menus, table numbers and programs. The color scheme, sparkling merlot and citron, helped emphasize the romantic and rustic feel of the reception. meghan_erik0414_w

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The place cards (which were adorable) added a unique touch to the reception. I admire this couple’s creativity and I’m sure the guests did as well! Such a clever way to display place cards!

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Meghan and Erik also had beautiful flower arrangements, courtesy of Flower Power Decor. Hair and Makeup were done by Valerie Schaubroeck of Salon Brio in Pittsford, NY and Lisa Murley from Limedrop Events was the wedding coordinator.

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Meghan looked absolutely stunning in her dress and so many brides will be jealous when they see these photos! The rustic theme for this reception was spot on and I know Erica is glad to have been a part of such a beautiful wedding. Thanks to John Larkin Photography for capturing this perfect night!  I would like to congratulate Meghan and Erik and thank them for choosing Peacock Printing for their wedding!

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Hello everyone!

Hello everyone! I’m Rachel, the very lucky person who was chosen to be Erica’s assistant a little over a year ago! I have had the honor of assembling all of your beautiful invitations before they were sent out and while that may not sound like the most exciting job, it has truly been a great experience for me! It’s rewarding to be able to see these invitations come to life because I know that somewhere a very happy bride is waiting for them and I am lucky to be even a small part of that happiness.
Unfortunately I graduated from college in May and decided to follow my boyfriend and his family to the Sunshine state, very far from Rochester, NY where I met and started working for Erica. Fortunately for us, distance is not an issue and I will continue to work for her no matter where I end up! And although I love Rochester I have to say it’s a lot easier to be happy with the view I’ve got here!florida
Even with this incredible view, though, it is tough not to miss Rochester and working for Erica so I was obviously very excited when I got a message from her the other day asking if I would help her out with her blog and social media. Given that she is one of the busiest people I know, I was happy to help her out in any way that I could and so my blogging begins! I want to thank all of the brides out there who are using Peacock Printing for their big day because without you I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet Erica and have this wonderful job! I look forward to hearing all of your stories and seeing pictures from your special day! I will be posting at least once a week so please stay tuned and check it out! Also, check out our Facebook and Twitter accounts which you can find at our new and improved website http://www.peacock-printing.com/! Thank you! 🙂