Meet the ladies of the studio Ann, Ruth, Bekka and Carolyn.
Our whole staff have been working long hours to keep up with all our fabulous brides needs. Some days we look at the clock and wonder where the day even went. Luckily as we were entering the busy season Carolyn our newest member to the team couldn’t have worked out better. She is amazing and has mad organization skills, so what I’m saying is WE LOVE HER!
With printers running non stop, paper stacked to the ceilings, and the smell of ink in the air you could say we’re running at full speed here at the studio. If you're in the wedding industry you know just how crazy things can get, but there’s never a dull moment around here either, because like the saying goes “When it rains, it pours... but soon, the sun shines again”. So what I’m saying is when the sun is shining we like to have fun! So cheers to the Ann Elizabeth ladies, and enjoy the group of photos I found from a shoot a while back.
Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Summer/Fall Issue!
We are honored to be featured in the new Salt Lake/Park City Bride and Groom Summer/Fall 2013 magazine.
Our ad on page 12 features Tommi Ellingford-Wardle's letterpress invitation. Tommi was one of our favorite brides from 2012 and we love her invitation representing us for 2013. We we also thrilled to have Tommi's matching save the date card and envelope featured by Salt Lake/Park City Bride and Groom in their "Western Union" feature on page 28. There are some gorgeous invitations featured in this section that you should really check out.
Other big news from this issue is the reveal of Michelle Leo Events and her exquisite new look on page 41. She was also the wedding planner and designer for Devan Guilford and Rodrigo Vidal who are featured in real weddings on page 42. Her award-winning wedding design and event planning services have won her the prestigious Best of State award three years in a row. We had a hand in producing her new business cards so we're particularly excited about her glam new look. If you haven’t seen her new business cards you should definitely pick one up from her today.
As always, Culinary Crafts 2 page ad spread is a centerpiece of the magazine and if you're not already familiar with Culinary Crafts they are a centerpiece of the Wedding industry in Utah. Check out more of their amazing work in real weddings where they are featured for catering Tauri Stevens and Dylan Tucker page 38, Devan Guilford and Rodrigo Vidal page 42 and Candice Yee and Eric Bender page 46.
Another favorite vendor of ours is Julie Hill, owner of Layers Cakes. If you are looking for a beautiful cake that is handcrafted by a talented woman you've got to make a point of meeting with Julie. Julie is incredible to work with. On several occasions we have worked with a mutual client and Julie has an incredible skill of taking the look that Ann Elizabeth has developed for the client's party and translating it to the cake in a truly inspired way. For some of her gorgeous work check out the "Romancing the Stone" feature on page 79 where she made a three-tier fondant and rock candy cake. Layers Cake also did a fondant cake with bamboo accents for Candice Yee and Eric Bender who were also featured in real weddings on page 47.
I love Mayflowers Floral & Event Design. Their touch that brings a romantic yet refined look to any arrangement of flowers is work of art. Their flowers are featured in Devan Guilford and Rodrigo Vida real weddings on page 42. We are also proud to have featured Mayflowers this month in our Bride of the Month feature for Chandler Huntsman-Astin.
I also need to give a shout out to Rebekah Westover for her amazing photography and attention to detail that was featured in real weddings for Paige Stoner and Joshua Garcia page 50. You can see more of her work as she to was featured in our Bride of the Month for her photography for Chandler Huntsman-Astin.
And finally, can we talk about the cover of this issue please!? I love the stylistic choices made for this issue's cover photo. The soft, swept away from the face hair really accents the natural beauty of the model's face. I also love the very neutral makeup and basically bare lips and nails. This romantic styling of the bride's hair and makeup couldn't be a better fit with the sleeved dress and petite bouquet. Once again a huge kudo's to the talented people who brought the cover to life.
Model: Lauri Bing / Heffner Management
Dress: Monique Lhullier from Alta Moda Bridal
Photographer: Carmen Daneshmandi
Stylist: Tessa Woolf
We'd like to send a giant congratulations to Nikki McKeon, our Bride of the Month for October!
We can't say how much we enjoyed working with Nikki to make her dream invitations come to life. She was so much fun to work with, and we can't say enough good things about her.
You'll want to take a look at her feature over on our website if you haven't already! Her invitations are the perfect combination of down-home fun and classy all at once.
I am SO excited to share with you some great news!
Ann Elizabeth has started a new tradition: every month, we will feature a Bride of the Month! The idea behind our featured bride of the month is to showcase current and gorgeous invitations, and applaud our brides for being innovative, unique, and inspiring.
We chose to feature Hannah, because her invitations are the epitome of a personal touch: she had us incorporate a watercolor painting she created herself. Add the gold foil (her fiance's choice!), and these invitations are absolutely STUNNING!
Click on the photo of Hannah below to head on over to our website and check out her gorgeous invitations!
Have you ever wanted to take a sledge hammer to a wall?
We did... Check us out!
Ann, showing us how it's done!
Ruth, ya gotta keep your eye on the prize! Good work, though.
The demo is always messier on the other side...
Dave, our handy-dandy demo man.
We are smack-dab in the middle of a killer remodel project here at Ann Elizabeth.
If you've been to our studio, you'll remember our meeting space being right there as you come in the door. No more! It will now be around the corner where Ruth's reception area was. We're swapping those two spaces, and knocking out a wall that stood behind Ruth's desk in order to make room for... (drumroll, please!)
OUR FABULOUS NEW SHOWROOM!
We are SO excited for this new space we're creating! It will be the perfect area for showcasing our collection of invitations and meeting with our clients. We hope our new showroom will inspire our brides to create the invitation ensemble of their dreams.
Estimated completion date is in a few weeks. We'll send sneak-peeks, don't worry.
Did we mention how ecstatic we are about this project?? We hope you are, too.
In fact, we'd love your opinions on what to include in our showroom! Conversation area? Mini bar? Please weigh in and leave a comment below! We're here to please.
Here's to demolition and new creative spaces!
We will be participating as the sponsoring stationer in a fabulous wedding luncheon, Women in Weddings Utah! The event is for wedding professionals across the state, and is to be held on May 1, 2012. To get the full details of the event, see this blog post.
We are so looking forward to this luncheon... will you be there? We sure hope so!
In honor of St. Patrick's day, Ann Elizabeth has a special promotion running. Check it out here!
<--- You know you can't resist looking when this cute little guy is pointing at the sneak peak of our promo.
If you've been to Lily & Iris lately, you would have noticed our fabulous, orange display in their Inspiration Window. If you haven't, this post is for you, because the display recently came down. We loved that hint-of-vintage feel so much that we couldn't resist giving you one last look! Check it out for yourself!
We are happy to have finally arrived in our new blog space. We're happy you're here, too! Feel free to look around. Kick off your shoes and stay a while!
Until next time...
The Ann Elizabeth Team
The Ann Elizabeth blog will be moving platforms soon. We thought it would be wise to forewarn you of this change rather than drop a bomb on you all at once. You’re welcome. :)
We’ll keep you up to date on the when’s and how’s as we approach the big move. We expect that will happen next week, sometime. Stay tuned!