When we started Little Woman Design in December of 2011, two weeks after we ourselves got married, we knew that our mission was to provide an exceptional and fun experience for our couples as Francesca designed them unique wedding stationery that told their story as a couple through her designs.
We wanted the experience to be collaborative and creative one that brought Francesca's graphic design talents to the Greater Philadelphia wedding community. In the past three years, we have worked with over 75 amazing couples and clients, and our greatest happiness always comes from the smiles on our couples' faces as they pick up their wedding invitations.
Photo by BG Productions
To have our work further validated through the tremendous reviews we've received from our past couples is an even greater reward. Thanks to our couples, Little Woman Design and Francesca's design work, has been recognized for the third year in a row as we have won the 2015 Pick for The Knot Magazine's Best of Weddings for Invitations! It's a tremendous honor to win once, but to win three years in a row makes us overjoyed!
We thank all of our couples and clients for taking the time to right such thoughtful and wonderful reviews of Francesca's work! We look forward to working with more amazing couples this coming year, and will certainly continue to provide the experience our couples have come to expect from Little Woman Design.
Francesca & Michael
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hatboro, PA - January 31, 2014. Little Woman Design owner and principal designer Francesca Staffieri has been bringing her unique take on wedding stationery for over two years. Recognized by her couples by winning for the second year in a row, The Knot Magazine's Top Pick for Best of Weddings 2014 as well as the 2014 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award, Francesca has become well-known for not only her creativity but also her enthusiasm in collaborating with her couples.
Little Woman Design has now opened an online shop on the popular website Etsy. Featuring many of her previous popular designs, the Little Woman Design Etsy shop will provide couples with another way to get wedding stationery from Little Woman Design and provide a fantastic alternative to buying invitations out of a book!
Of course, for custom designed wedding stationery that is as unique as the couple, Francesca still recommends setting up a consultation at the studio located at Trilogy Event Design.
You can visit the new Etsy shop by visiting etsy.com/shop/littlewomandesign. The online shop will be updated as new products become available.
Featured below: photograph by BG Productions of one of our invitation suites offered on the Etsy store.