Samantha + Lauren. ✍🏻 graphic designer + calligraphy artist
👯 best friends turned boss babes
💕 all things created with love, for love
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Do you have an obsession with vintage stamps like we do?
Please say yes.
For us, the love is oh so real when it comes to coordinating colors, picking patterns and placing each individual stamp before slipping the invites in the mail.
This is why we offer to handle all of the assembly of wedding stationery to our couples.
Paper, stamps, colors, wax seals and liners don’t have to be your thing, but its definitely our’s. So don’t you worry about a thing, because we’ll take care of tying every bow, stuffing every invite and dropping each pretty in the mail to be safely delivered to your guests.
Interested in doing it all yourself?
That’s also an option! We get so excited when couples have the same love for paper + design that we do, so we’re more than happy to provide all the pieces and you handle the rest. We’ll even give you some tips on how we do things so you can feel confident your doing things correctly.
Ready to get started? 👉🏻 Drop us a line at [email protected] or visit our website to learn more! [link in bio]
Hair & Makeup: @whitecarpetbride
DJ & Production: @platinum_kc
Models: Lizzy & Dane Rhodes
Envelopes on envelopes on envelopes.
We’ve seen nothing but envelopes for days on end over here with all the assembly on the to-do list.
But, frankly, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
7476 days ago
Happy Friday, friends!
We’ve never been so thankful for the weekend. This week has been full of designs, assembly, meetings, coffee shops and let’s not forget all the winter weather that really mixed things up for our schedule.
After everything, we’re definitely ready for some much needed R+R. But not for long because the to-do list never ends!
What are you up to this weekend?
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6412:57 PM Feb 7, 2019
What’s your go-to style?
Are you a glam gal? Or is simplicity key? Maybe minimalism is your thing? Or are you color crazy?
Whatever your look may be,
o w n . i t .
Let your personality and style shine through every detail of your big day, because why not? If you have the team or the DIY courage to make it happen, don’t be shy about dreaming big.
5633:35 PM Feb 6, 2019
Meeting with engaged couples about their wedding stationery always leaves us feeling inspired and anxious to get to work.
Yesterday, we had the privilege of meeting with several couples and one couple in particular really hit us in the feels with their vision.
During our meetings, we always want to know the key details:
When we got to “venue”, that’s when we were hooked. Turns out, these two are planning to get married in an old, historic post office.
Immediately, we think “Are we dreaming? This is clearly a dream, because this is not real life.”
As a stationery designer, having a couple love snail mail, vintage postage stamps and all things paper just as much as you do is some sort of miracle.
We can’t wait to start concerting designs and thinking through every aspect of this wedding, along with all the other unique designs we have ahead of us.
Do you have a unique twist to your big day that could be highlighted through the details of your stationery?
Please share them with us! Fellow creatives, this includes you, too! What are you working on? We love hearing about all the different visions coming to life on paper.
7163:23 PM Feb 4, 2019
It’s assembly day!
Seeing all of our couples’ invitations come to life is one of the most satisfying steps of the process.
Today, there’s a lot on the to-do list, so thankfully, Mama Wise volunteered to be spend the day with us to make it all happen.
Interested in seeing what assembly day really looks like? Hot mess and all?
Follow along with our stories today where we’re sharing what our day looks like from behind the scenes.
5615:33 PM Feb 2, 2019
Can we all just snuggle with this velvet invitation and this warm fur blanket all day today?
Since Antarctica made its arrival in the Midwest last night, it just feels right to share some warmth via the ‘gram today.
Thank goodness for oversized scarfs, fuzzy socks and cute winter hats to keep us warm and make quite the fashion statement as we cruise through the @starbucks drive-thru looking like some sort of special edition marshmallow.
However you choose to spend your day, we hope you keep warm and enjoy your time indoors, because outside is no friend of ours at the moment.
What are you doing on this frigid day? Are you working from home or spending your day cuddled up on the couch watching movies? Share with us what you’re up to! We’d love to hear how your keeping warm and avoiding being outside!
7852:57 PM Jan 30, 2019
My husband told me a few weeks ago “You’re a professional artist! You’re living your dream!” He’s so right, I get to pick out foils, tie velvet ribbons, and design custom pieces for wonderful couples.
Not only was I able to quit my full time job and jump head first into East + West in 2018, but I got to meet so many more of you and that was an incredible reminder of why we do what we do.
If we haven’t met yet, please reach out! I’d love to get to know you and talk about your wedding!
6293:27 PM Jan 29, 2019
On a daily basis, we get to pick out colors and match them to bridesmaid dresses or flower arrangements!
Getting to be so specific for each client is what we LOVE. Making your stationery completely your own has so much magic to it!