We are happy to announce the addition of TEN new designs to the LPW design gallery Last season was an extremely busy one in the LilyPad Weddings studios. In fact, we are just now finding the time to photograph and upload our newest designs. Please visit our design gallery for a full viewing, but for now here is a little sneak peak! Watch our 'Real Weddings' Gallery in the coming weeks as we plan to expand that as well.
This past year (who can believe the year is already coming to an end?!), has been totally crazy in the LPW design studio. In the last 10 months alone, we have more then doubled our design offerings. As a result of this crazy rush, our new designs have sadly not yet made their debut on our website. This can also be the explanation for our extended period of blog silence! We are working around the clock to organize the designs and get them uploaded for your viewing pleasure. For now, here's a little taste of what's to come. Have a great weekend!
Today we are excited to share with you a recent interview on stationery and invitation trends for 2011 we did with West Belmont Place for their Bits of Bliss blog. West Belmont Place is part of the National Conference Center out in Leesburg, Virginia and offers a range of venues and settings for weddings. They have especially great options for accommodating large groups and are located in the beautiful rolling countryside of Loudoun County. Thanks so much for the fun opportunity to chat, Sarah! You can find our interview here.
Photos via herecomestheguide
Join us this Sunday, March 13th, from 10 AM to 4 PM at Brides on the Bus, a fun-filled tour of the five beautiful and unique wedding venues offered by the Montgomery County Parks. Participants will be chauffeured in style on luxury buses, and each venue will be set up for a ceremony and reception. Meet a variety of vendors at each stop and sample food while getting information on music, photography, event planning, invitations, hair and makeup, and other wedding services. In between stops, there will be games and prizes on the bus.
We will be located at the Lodge at Little Seneca Creek, a gorgeous log cabin with cathedral ceilings and a cozy stone fireplace that is surrounded by 26 acres of lush woods, calm waters, and the rolling hills of Little Seneca Creek. Please stop by our table to say hi and to check out our latest invitation designs. Don't forget to visit two of our other favorite vendors who will also be there - Events to a T and Danielle Cover Photography.
Tickets are only $10, and there are just a few left! To register, click here. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!
This Saturday, we had our first wedding in charming Alexandria, Virginia. Kari and Derek were married at Aldersgate Methodist Church with a super modern and elegant reception to follow at Hotel Monaco (love those Kimpton hotels!). Kari and Derek chose our Round Rock as the inspiration for their invitation suite and day-of wedding stationery, and we carried elements of the design throughout their invitations, programs, table numbers, menu cards, and seating chart. We customized the colors to reflect their color palette of red and grey, and designed a new monogram. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Sorensen! We loved working with you!
Photo Credit: Michelle Lindsay Photography
Now that the 2011 wedding invitation season is well underway, it has been fun witnessing the evolution of this year's trends. At the top of our list? Grey as the new neutral. We've previously paired it with red, pale blue, and cream, but this bright and sunny yellow is our new favorite. So, without further ado, we present our newest design, the Rockville. Preppy pinstripes, fun florals, and lots of thoughtful and unexpected details- what's not to love? To learn more about the Rockville, click here.
Yesterday's sunny weather and warm temps gave us our first brief taste of spring, and today we make that feeling last just a bit longer with the breath of fresh air that is Michelle Lindsay Photography. Here at LilyPad, we have been huge fans of Michelle's artistic and editorial style for a long time, so you can imagine our delight when we decided to give our website a facelift with some new images and Michelle was available for the project. We were thrilled the results and couldn't wait to share some of our favorite photos with you! Michelle's work has been featured in Washingtonian Bride & Groom, The Knot, Brides Washington DC, and Get Married, as well as on one of our favorite local wedding blogs, United with Love. She was also recently selected by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) as one of the top 10 up and coming studios in the U.S!
Her fresh, modern, and vibrant photos speak for themselves, and on top of that, she is one of the most humble and laid-back people we've met.
Thank you, Michelle!
Be sure to check out our Invitation Gallery for more fresh air and a dose of design inspiration.
We have been big fans of Wedding Wire for awhile now- more specifically, ever since we discovered it while planning our own weddings and found it to be a great resource as we sifted through the sea of seemingly endless options. We love Wedding Wire's unbiased reviews of all different types of wedding vendors, and it always makes our day when we see that one of our clients has taken the time to write a review of LilyPad's custom wedding invitations. You can imagine our delight when we were notified last week that we had been selected to receive a Bride's Choice Award for 2011. We are so honored to be in the company of the many other talented wedding professionals who received this award, and are so grateful to our fabulous couples for helping us get there!
Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.
LilyPad Weddings stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.
“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud LilyPad Weddings for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”
We are happy to announce that LilyPad Weddings is among the very best wedding invitation studios within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.
We are adding designs as quickly as possible to fill our website with wonderful samples or our invitations! Be sure to check back often to see what we’ve added.
LilyPad Weddings is happy to announce that we are working on a fresh new look for our website. We still have a lot of information to update, but the basic site is live. One of our newest features is this blog. This is a learning experience, but we hope to master the art of blogging!
Stay tuned for more information!