Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010


I have a feeling that I am going to start this post, and then let it sit awhile before I feel ready to press "publish".

I never imagined this day, what it would look like or when (if ever) it would come. I have recently decided that it was time to "close the doors" of Noteworthy Designs. Due to some personal reasons for myself and for my family, this is the right decision at this time. This wasn't an easy decision, but one that felt right as soon as it was made.

I have appreciated getting to know all of my clients and vendors that I have worked with over the years. That truly was a highlight for me. Being a part of a couples "happiest day" whether through planning or doing their stationery. I loved getting to know the couple, their love for one another and being creative with them. Meeting others in the wedding industry meant a lot to me. Seeing their businesses grow, change and develop was both encouraging and a delight to watch.

So whether you are a past client reading, a bride looking for ideas, a vendor that I have worked with or family & friends who supported me, thank you. Thank you for the support, the talks, the encouragement, ideas and your kindness.

I am looking forward to what lies ahead personally and have no regrets with Noteworthy Designs.

With thankfulness to each and every single one of you,


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kids or No Kids

Many couples opt to have no children at their wedding. And that is perfectly fine. Many clients ask how to make that clear with their stationery.

While it isn't proper ettiquette to write the clear message right on your invite, there are several ways to make your decision known.

First off, guests should hopefully know that who is invited is who is listed on the envelope. Whether you are doing a double envelope or not, the outer envelope should clearly be addressed to who is actually invited
ie. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smith or The Smith Family

But sometimes, couples don't think that will be enough for their guests to get the message. Some write, "Adult only reception"

Finally, the response card also serves as a clue for guests as to who is invited. Some couples opt to write
We have reserved _______ seats for you

And then they write on each RSVP card to how many seats are reserved.

Really, these rules don't just apply to kids who aren't invited, but also those unmarried friends that you prefer to come solo rather than with a date who is in a committed relationship.

P.S Guests over the age of 18 should receive their own invite, whether they live at home or have moved out.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nerdy Invite

What is memorable about a wedding these days?! Making it personal! Tkaing something unique and fun about you as a couple and infusing it into your wedding. Take a look at this digital invite. Nerdy? Sure! Creative? Definitely! Truly reflective of the couple? 100%

Love it! You can either play the game as the groom or as the bride! So fun.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Naturally Chic

I was so thrilled to get the mail today. I love mail at this time of year with all the Christmas cards, letters and family photos that come rolling in. Today I got an envelope thicker than most and couldn't wait to open it. Sharon, from Naturally Chic sent me the most amazing gift.

Sharon is amazingly talented and engraving on wood is one of her specialties. When my daughter was born, she made her a beautiful keepsake box with her name and birthdate on it. We use it to keep cards my daughter has been given. Today, we received a precious ornament, made by Sharon with a photo of my baby girl on it. It is truly a precious keepsake that we will treasure forever. I was just talking with a friend today about wanting to buy Grace a "First Christmas" ornament - and this one is better than anything I would have found.
Thank you, Sharon for being so thoughtful and thinking of us this holiday season. You are a great friend, inspiration and colleague in the wedding industry. Naturally Chic is going to go great places because of who you are and what you can bring to other people's lives. I cannot wait to see your website go live in 2010 and wish you all the best. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am sorry the photo doesn't do it justice - I have to try again in the daytime. I was just so excited to share it with all of you!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Photo Walk

Back in September, I joined Scott & Jaime from Scott Gage Photography to walk some streets in Calgary taking photos. This photo walk was just that - walk and take photos. You don't have to even know what you were doing (I sure didn't!). It was so fun to see the photos that the other participants took and submitted to Scott to post on the Calgary Photo Walk blog.

It is amazing to see the different points of view, items and focal points that each person took a photo of. We were challenged to take an abstract photo as well. It was a great time, a chance to learn and challenge yourself if you are at all interested in photography.

Here is one of my photos from the first Calgary Photo Walk. Watch the Calgary Photo Walk for news on upcoming walks! And check out Scott & Jaime's site too - they do awesome work and are a great couple to work with!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Early Christmas

BRIDES & GROOMS...My friend, Terra Law at Inspired Occasions is having a fabulous sale that you just can't pass up! Terra & her staff are ah-mazing at what they do...so go check out what she is offering. I would.