Sep 27

Little Woman Design Steampunk Invitation Featured in New Book!

In the Spring of 2012, Little Woman Design was thrilled to be a part of a steampunk-themed styled shoot that was the brain-child of our good friends at BG Productions. BG owner Cat and Al only gave us the theme, and told Francesca to be as creative as she wanted to be...

The invitation suite married elements of the classic Victorian era with science fiction and other traditional steampunk elements. 


Besides an invitation suite, Francesca also created custom-designed seating cards as hang-tags, as well as matching place cards.

Recently, the website Emmaline Bride released a new book entitled The Inspired Bride, and we were thrilled to find out that our invitation suite — as well as many other wonderful photos by BG Productions from that glorious day — was featured in it!

Thanks to Emmaline Bride for featuring our work in her book, and for BG Productions for allowing us to be a part of this creative and awesome day! To celebrate, we are offering a 10% discount on your total purchase in our Etsy Store. Use promo code Emma10. Offer good until 10/4/14.



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Sep 06

Cristina & Ryan's Ritz Carlton Wedding

We're lucky to work and collaborate with so many great wedding professionals in the Greater Philadelphia Area, and one of our favorite people to work with is Tanti Lina, owner of floral design company Papertini! Working hand-in-hand to create a marriage of paper and floral is easy when you have a couple of creative and talented artists like Little Woman Design owner Francesca Staffieri and Tanti Lina. When Cristina and Ryan hired Papertini to work with them on their floral designs for their Ritz Carlton wedding, we were thrilled to meet with Cristina and her mother to design an invitation suite and day-of stationery that would complement the midnight-garden theme Tanti had devised.

Using Tanti's vision as a take-off point, Francesca custom-designed an invitation that incorporated our bride's color palette. When it came time to choose the paper, Cristina fell in love with the metallic white paper we offer which gave the design an additional pop. Backed on metallic purple card stock, the invitation created was elegant with a touch of whimsy.

After the wedding, Cristina hired Tanti to preserve the beautiful bouquet she created for her. Hana Willow Design is the fabulous bouquet preservation company that Tanti owns, and made its debut earlier this year. Since then, she has created dozens of amazing shadow boxes that not only serve to preserve the bouquet but also highlight the wedding invitation sent out to guests. This remarkable work of art serves as a fantastic reminder long after the wedding day is finished of the beautiful day that celebrated such a wonderful couple. 

And thanks to Jennifer Woodruff Studio, we are able to share these excellent pictures of a Hana Willow Designed bouquet preservation shadow box featuring a Little Woman Designed invitation as its centerpiece...



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Mar 12

Michele & Michael's Valentine's Inspired Wedding Stationery

Michele and Michael got married over this past Valentine's Day weekend 2014. When Michele asked her fabulous wedding planner at Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants for something unique to set the tone for her wedding stationery, planner Rebecca Richman sent this awesome bride our way! (Special thanks to Krista Patton Photography for sending us the beautiful photos of our work featured in this blog!)

Having seen Principal Designer Francesca Staffieri's custom illustrated save the dates, Michele asked us to create one for her and Michael but with a different twist: a three-paneled, perforated save the date in the style of the Valentines we used to send to each other in grade school. Francesca got to work on illustrating Michele and Michael's likenesses based upon photographs our beautiful bride sent.

With her save the dates out in the mail getting her guests excited for her big day, Francesca began working on the design system for Michele and Michael's wedding invitation suite and day-of stationery. Michele had requested an elegant, vintage look for her wedding invitation suite carrying the Valentine's theme throughout.

Francesca combined hearts with a gorgeous pattern to create a design that would set the tone for Michele & Michael's big day at The Curtis Center. Everything was beautifully digitally printed on metallic cardstock and mounted on a red backing. The envelopes were lined with the pattern used on the invitation suite.

For her day-of stationery, Francesca carried the design elements from their invitation suite throughout the ceremony program, seating cards, thank you cards, and the footers that printed for her guests' photobooth strips.

The seating cards were tied to small bottles of hot sauce...

We had a blast working with Michele & Michael this past year, and wish them all the best in their new life together! What better way to end this blog than a look at the Photobooth strip (also by Krista Patton Photography) featuring a special guest who dropped by to see the lucky couple: The Philly Phanatic!

If you would like to meet with Francesca for a consultation on your wedding or event stationery designs, please feel free to call 267-481-4093 or email francesca@littlewomandesign.com.



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Feb 21

Celebrating the Holiday in Your Wedding Stationery

For most couples, selecting the date of their wedding day is done around the season, the weather, what colors make sense, etc. And while the time of year will certainly influence the overall look of your wedding, what if your wedding day falls on a holiday or holiday weekend. How would you incorporate elements of the holiday into your wedding stationery? Would you even bother to do so?

We had two couples in 2013 who were getting married in the fall near Halloween. Both couples had decided to use design elements from Halloween in different ways. Gina & Sam had set the stage with a photographic save the date featuring them holding pumpkins. One of their parents had actually taken the photograph with a smartphone. They sent it over to Francesca who created this fun Save the Date which featured a likeness of each of them as Frankenstein's Monster and the Bride of Frankenstein.

For their wedding invitation suite, they asked Francesca to recreate Frankenstein's Monster and The Bride for their main invitation.

Meanwhile, Abby and William wanted to incorporate Halloween imagery as well in their stationery for their Merion Tribute House wedding. Abby wanted something fun and traditionally Halloween-y for their rehearsal dinner invitation. We enlisted our Designer, Teddy Nguyen, to create a rehearsal dinner invitation that would evoke the feel of their rehearsal dinner venue — Bistro La Minette — while also featuring a custom illustrated black cat. For her wedding invitation suite, Francesca designed a foil-stamp printed invitation that popped with metallic orange pumpkins. 


The foil-stamp printed invitation was then mounted in a pocket fold. We enlisted Paravano Company to print this metallic invitation. 

Halloween isn't the only holiday we've had the pleasure of designing for! Coming soon on The Little Woman's Blog is a unique set that Francesca designed to help the couple infuse Valentine's Day design elements in their stationery.

If you would like to meet with Francesca for a free consultation, email francesca@littlewomandesign.com or call Francesca at 267-481-4093. You can also take a look at our calendar by clicking this link and selecting "Graphic Design/Invitations".



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Oct 29

Donn & Jake's Musically Inspired Wedding

Musicians Donn and Jake were planning a musically inspired wedding ceremony and reception at Trust. When it came to their day-of stationery, they wanted a design that would reflect them, their talents, and their musical background. Truly You Events' event planner, Christiane Lehman, asked Francesca to work with Donn to design a menu and ceremony program that would feature a custom monogram uniquely designed for them.

A two-sided ceremony program celebrating the bridal party and thanking their family and friends was designed for Donn and Jakob. 

We were thrilled to see that beautiful bride Donn will be featured on this week's edition of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress (Friday, November 1, 2013 at 9:00pm)! Check out the clip below to hear a little about her story...

(Special thanks to BG Productions for the photographs of our work for this blog)



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