Sep 26

Abby & William's Halloween-Themed Wedding Invitation Suite

Since first opening our doors in 2011, we've worked with so many fantastic couples who wanted Francesca to tell their story through design. Whether it be elements from their first date, the college they went to, their love of the beach, or their favorite holiday, all chose Little Woman Design for Francesca's unique take on wedding and event stationery. One couple who we're thinking about this month is Abby and William who married a year ago this coming October!

Abby & Will wanted an elegant Halloween themed invitation suite for their Merion Tribute House Wedding. They loved the look of foil-stamp printing — the metallic foil shining off the paper — and wanted the invitation suite featured in a monogram stamped pocketfold.

For their rehearsal dinner invitation, Little Woman Design tapped the talents of graphic artist Teddy Nguyen to capture the spirit of Halloween and the Black Cat. And, after their wedding invitation suite was such a hit with their family and friends, Abby enlisted Francesca to design a ceremony program printed on parchment paper which would be rolled up and tied together with a ribbon.

We had a blast working with Abby and William! If you would like to meet with Francesca for a consultation for custom-designed wedding stationery, give us a call at 267-481-4093 or email her at francesca@littlewomandesign.com



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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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Jan 31

Little Woman Design is Now on Etsy!

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.



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