Vendor Spotlight: Jayme Fort Designs


Vendor spotlight is a new trendsetting wedding feature highlighting some of the most wonderful modern wedding + event vendors, which I select myself. These are not sponsored or paid posts…quite simply, I am sharing with you vendors I like!

The first vendor spotlight goes to Jayme Fort Designs.

Jayme Fort Designs

Jayme Fort Designs is a complete custom stationery boutique. She offer custom designs for all types of stationery including full wedding collections, personal stationery, monograms, and handmade cards and invitations. She describes her style as a little more architectural… a little less fluffy. She wanted to bring a breath of modern design to a wedding world full of the expected, traditional and floral designs.

Jayme’s favorite aspect of what she does is DESIGNING. She loves to design, and creating new custom looks that speak to the bride or client is what keeps her motivated! She loves when people come to her and say “I have been looking everywhere and can’t find anything that I like!” Challenge accepted…

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[image credit: Jayme Fort Designs]

Jayme on the images above:

They are all wedding stationery, each has a complete coordinating collection and each is completely customizable. The last image is one from my holiday collection… I used an engagement picture and it doubled as the couple’s Christmas card… it has the most beautiful vintage feel because it is printed on thick linen textured card stock rather than the usual glossy photo paper and has lovely rounded corners for one more added detail.

To learn more about Jayme Fort Designs, you can visit her website and her Etsy shop. Jayme can be contacted at: jaymefortdesigns AT gmail.com.

Ways to Modernize Your Event: Invitations / Letter Addressing

Creative + modern invitations are one thing – nice looking envelopes are another. I love modern fonts + handwriting.

Some of the most unique + cool handwriting / letter addressing I have seen is from Gala Font. I first heard of Gala Font from Amy Jean aka Relentless Bride via her post, here. Check it out. She is using Gala Font for her own upcoming wedding.

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Now, I wish I had handwriting like that!

Inspiration of the Week: Hollywood Glam Wedding – Invitations

Yesterday, I posted some great passion red + black invitations that are great for a Hollywood Glam wedding. However, red + black aren’t the only colors [I will be posting another great wedding Hollywood Glam wedding early Monday] you can use. If you’re planning a Hollywood Glam event in a different color palette, check out some of these invites that can set the tone for your old Hollywood Glam or new Hollywood Glam themed wedding or event.

For an old Hollywood Glam invitation, these two are only some of my favorites…

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I like these modern invitations – the color, font, borders + design speak new hollywood glam to me…

[image credit: invitation 1 - Wedding Paper Divas, invitation 2 - Hello Lucky, invitation 3 + 4 - Kenzie Kate]

Inspiration of the Week: Hollywood Glam Wedding – Invitations

Planning a Hollywood Glam Wedding with passion red + black…and looking for invitations to match?

These red + black invitations from Letterpunch Design are cute + different…allowing you to ‘[hole] punch out’ your wedding day + month. Guests also tear off the response card from the invite card.

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These invitations from Giddy Ink, that I spotted via Style Me Pretty, are reminiscent of a 1940′s style playbill. And, the envelope below held the place card for each guest – adorned with a red + black feather.

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Travel-Inspired Paper Goods from Albertine Press

Check out the work of Albertine Press, a Boston-area design and letterpress print shop. As an avid traveler, I love the traveled-inspired design of these products.

Save-the-dates: Postmark - a unique save the date that they suggest can also be used as a great moving announcement!

Albertine Press Save the Dates

Letterpress Jet-Set Note cards using antique stamps from around the world.
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Very cool.

I Heart:::This Week’s Kind Freebies

I am sorry I am delayed on the week’s kind freebies post. I have been on cough medicine [and therefore a little groggy at times] for this cough. But, of course, I wouldn’t forget.

Here are some of my favorite + very kind freebies from around the blogosphere. And, speaking of freebies, I will have the printable table numbers to you within the week.


Cute Cherry Blossom Wrap Labels from the creative Blah, Blah Blahg
Cherry Blossom Wrap Labels

Cute Seating Cards and Treat Bag Toppers from the creative Creature Comforts.
Cute Seating Cards and Treat Bags Toppers

Homemade Bookplates from Martha Stewart mentioned at the creative Creature Comforts.

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Inspiration of the Week: Unique Centerpieces

This week’s inspiration {of the week} ideas focuses on unique centerpieces…each post will focus on different inspiring ideas to make tables more eye-catching and so not passe.

Today: Paper Flower Centerpieces

I like this inspiration for showers…or even engagement parties, if you are having one. Paper centerpieces add a new kind of fun to the table. Here are some favorites that make me want to go out and make them today…or this weekend when I have more time. :)

Simple white paper flowers from Craftstylish. How cute are these placed in a french press? Learn how to make them here.

Paper Flower Centerpieces

And look at these paper daisies also from Craftstylish. Learn how to make them here.
Here is also another great paper flower tutorial from dozi desgin.

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Speaking of paper flowers, do you know about Paper Source’s super crafty paper flower kits?
Here are some of my favorites…

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These are totally fun and I can’t wait to make them for a wedding shower, baby shower or well, just because.

And last but not least, here are some of Martha Stewart’s paper crafts…

a cute crepe paper rose ‘how to’…
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and a super cheery tissue pom-pom and napkin ring how to.
Martha Stewart Pom Pom

And, in case you missed it, here is a link to a DIY origami branch centerpiece I featured.

Uber Cool Invitations

Check out these cool invitations by fellow Chicagoan + local illustrator and printmaker Anne Benjamin.

She has great style and knows how to design uber uber cool invitations.

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[image credit: Anne Benjamin]

Because I Love Fonts + This Design….

Wow. Talk about out of the box design…
Instead of using typical centerpieces for a gala celebrating the Metropolitan Opera’s 125th year anniversary, David Stark Design and Production decorated the space using various graphics + fonts and look at the result…

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[image credit: David Stark Sketchbook via iDiY]

I Heart:::This Week’s Great Finds + Kind Freebies

Happy Friday!
Below is a kind freebie from some of my favorite design + crafty sites.


::: damask envelope wraps compliments of The Fussy Designer + blogged about at iDiY.

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