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

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Oct 20

Kimberly & Melissa's Letterpress Invitation Suite

Kimberly and Melissa were a fabulous couple who booked our services after falling in love with Francesca's letterpress work. As they would be having their wedding ceremony in New York City and their reception at Power Plant Productions the following day, we helped them stay within budget by suggesting their reception invitation and reply card be done using letterpress and their ceremony invitation and reply card be printed digitally. 

The letterpress invitation suite used a striking, bold type-face while the ink color used was grey. Their color palette included blue and pink, and these were utilized as accent colors in their ceremony invitation set. But there was one other place the pop of pink was used: Kim and Melissa asked that the letterpress invitation be edge painted with pink! (Pictures can't do the edge painting justice, you'll just have to drop by and see us to see it in person!)

Kim and Melissa would request that the same type-face and color palette be carried through the rest of their wedding stationery and design work. Their digitally printed ceremony program was two-sided and featured the wedding party on one side and the ceremony program itself on the other.

Finally, this style, color palette, and type-face was carried through onto their photo booth footer as well as their thank you card sets.

We had a fantastic time working with Kimberly and Melissa on their wedding invitation suite! We wish them both the best on their new life together :)

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Sep 05

Stacey and David's Rustic Wedding in Chadds Ford

Stacey found her way to Little Woman Design looking for a rustic wedding invitation suite that would do the wedding she was planning at The Gables at Chadds Ford justice. She knew that she would need several different pieces, and wanted to go with a Kraft paper pocketfold that we would overlay with lace.

The design elements Francesca created were carried through each piece of the wedding invitation suite.

For their seating cards, Stacey wanted a business card sized card that appeared to have burnt edges. Every corner of the card was then subsequently punched to create a patterned edge. These cards were then placed into corks that Stacey and David had cut.

Congratulations to Stacey and David! We had a tremendous time working with you both. And, thanks to our good friends at BG Productions who photographed their wedding and supplied us with these fantastic photos of our work.

If you're in love with rustic wedding invitation suites, click here to view another of our rustic suites. To set up a free consultation with Francesca to discuss the designs for your wedding day, email us at or call 267-481-4093.

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Aug 01

Sarah and Michael's Please Touch Museum Wedding

We had a great time working with Sarah and Michael and their families on their wedding invitation suite and day of stationery for their wedding at the Please Touch Museum! Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Please Touch Museum is quite a unique venue offering couples a fun yet fancy site to host their wedding. Think Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, and the Statue of Liberty (what?!). When Sarah and her mother met with us, they took immediately to Francesca's unique style and knew that it would be a perfect fit for Sarah and Michael's wedding invitation suite. 

They asked Francesca to custom illustrate Sarah and Michael's wedding day avatars on riding on a carousel. This design formed the centerpiece of the invitation which was printed on metallic white paper and mounted into a yellow pocketfold.

The front of the pocketfold featured a monogram card, while the rehearsal dinner invitation, brunch invitation, and RSVP card all carried the Please Touch Museum theme throughout the stationery.

For their day-of stationery, they requested seating cards and a floor plan chart for guests to reference. The focal point of the reception room was the arm of the Statue of Liberty holding the torch. Because they were naming each of their tables after a candy bar, Sarah and Michael wanted guests to have the chart to reference where their table would be.

We had a blast working with Sarah and Michael on their wedding stationery, and we wish them all the best on their new life together! 

If you would like to set up a free consultation with Francesca, email us at or call 267-481-4093.

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