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While we love our bright colors here at MaeMae & Co., we’re equally into creating punchy stationery via interesting graphics, layering and texture. Last year, Sherrylyn and Daylan came to us seeking wedding stationery that would match their refined, but playful vision for their Hawaiian wedding. Blending inspiration from vintage island ephemera with cheeky wording, a black and white color palette and various print methods (one-color letterpress, blind letterpress, engraving and digital) – all resulted in a suite that was classic, fun and perfect for a Hawaiian celebration. Be sure to check out some more detail shots of Sherrylyn and Daylan’s full stationery suite in our custom wedding portfolio.

Fun fact: when our couples have refined invitations, it’s fun to be a bit more bold with other stationery pieces – like we did with Sherrylyn and Daylan’s luggage tag save the dates!

Calligraphy by one of our favorites, Plurabelle. Wedding planning coordinated by the talented Volare Events. Gorgeous wedding photos by Weddings by Sasha.

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This week’s Mood + Method is for what we’ve entitled a “luxury dude ranch” wedding in Colorado this coming summer. The wedding stationery suite will be layered and textured with gold rush inspired elements and sepia watercolor. Um yeah. Pretty cool. The save the dates are at the printer and here is a little snippet from the watercolor process.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

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Teaming up with New Hampshire-based letterpress studio, Gus & Ruby  (one of our 30 retailers around the country) is always a treat, and this project was no exception! The bride and groom, Ashlee and Sean wanted a sophisticated suite that was also appropriate for a destination wedding – enter our Roxy suite! We amped up Roxy’s tropical vibe with punchy lime and peach tones, while the full-color letterpress adds a luxe touch. Now excuse us as we go Google images of San Juan and pretend it’s warmer than 11 degrees in Minnesota.

This sutie was recently featured on Grey Likes Weddings | Photos by Wing Ta of Canary Grey

This suite was designed for a sweet southern couple who had a destination wedding on the Pan Handle of Florida. While the suite didn’t feature color it was filled with texture through the mixing typefaces and tactile printing of blind embossing and a soft grey letterpress on cotton paper. My favorite element was the map featuring lots of fun illustrations scattered along the shore of Florida. The bride’s family vacations in Carillon Beach every year and the couple wanted to share their favorite places to dine and visit with their friends and family through this map. Sitting here with my three (let’s get real- it’s five, I was just trying to make you all think I was a hearty Minnesotan…) layers on I’m dreaming of what Elizabeth notes on the map is her favorite key lime pie at the Seagrove Village Marketplace.

Please note: Photos by Wing Ta of Canary Grey
A big thank you to Nole and Oh So Beautiful Paper for featuring Elizabeth and Justin’s stationery! See more photos here on their blog.


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Happy New Year, bloggies!!

I worked with Heather from Armorology on Lindsay + Danny’s wedding and she had so many fresh ideas for paper. My favorite part was the “You, Me, and the Sea” sign that she hung above the escort card installation – this woman is brilliant!!!

See more photos by Joielala Photographie from Lindsay + Danny’s wedding on Style Me Pretty.

For the reception pieces we combined two suites from the collection – Winston + Roxy. Below is a board showcasing the elements we pulled from each suite to make something new for the couple but still within the collection budget (vs. creating a completely custom suite).

We also have a new addition to Team MaeMae – Wing Ta of Canary Grey!!! Wing has become a fast friend here in my new city and is insanely talented. I have always enjoyed styling my work to photograph but then spend the next two thousand hours white balancing my photos. No thank you.  The photos above (not from the wedding) are her MaeMae debut!! Wing and I have been catching up my (47!) projects that have not been photographed yet, so we have lots of nuggets coming your way this year.

tear off RSVP postcard. front + back.

I have typed out about three different explanations for this suite, but they all don’t seem to express how happy I feel looking at these pictures. I feel like I’m in my bikini eating pineapple. I had some fantastic help crafting this: Jackie (my client), you are a creative genius and had a billion great ideas for your invitations; and Jae (my hubs), you did a beautiful job drawing the map of Maui and the pattern on the turtle’s shells. How much do you love the Hawaiian phrases?