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Stephanie Cooper

Driscoll Estates

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Driscoll Estates RSVP

June 3, 2019

Driscoll Estates Invitation

June 3, 2019


Calligraphy by: Nancy Favorito

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Blooming Dreamcatcher

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Blooming Dreamcatcher Details

May 6, 2019

Blooming Dreamcatcher RSVP

May 6, 2019

Blooming Dreamcatcher Invitation

May 6, 2019


Calligraphy by: Nancy Favorito

Client Review – “Stephanie was absolutely AMAZING. She was so easy to work with, and made my vision become a reality. Everything with her was completely seamless, she even arranged the calligrapher/stamps/sending out the invites for me. I loved her invites so much, that I used her for my menus & thank you cards as well. Besides for being so nice & easy to work with, her work is truly is beautiful. I would HIGHLY recommend her. – Marley ”

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Boca Grande Map

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Calligraphy by: Nancy Favorito

Client Review – ” They are INCREDIBLE!!! I received SO many texts about them. People wrote me saying things like….”I am dying!!!!! Literally the cutest save the date I have ever seen!” and “It is perfection! I am obsessed!”.  “They are beautiful and so happy!”. My friends even started booking rooms yesterday because they were so excited when they opened them! We cannot thank you enough!!!! They were better than I ever imagined and I could not have asked for anything more darling and perfect for my wedding! – Molly ”

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Playful Crest

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Playful Crest Map

May 5, 2019

Playful Crest Invitation

May 5, 2019


Calligraphy by: Nancy Favorito

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Hudson Valley Vineyard

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Hudson Valley Vineyard Envelope

May 5, 2019

Hudson Valley Vineyard RSVP

May 5, 2019

Hudson Valley Vineyard Map

May 5, 2019

Hudson Valley Vineyard Invitation

May 5, 2019


Calligraphy by: Nancy Favorito

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Fall Shower Florals

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Fall Shower Florals Envelope

May 5, 2019

Fall Shower Florals Invitation

May 5, 2019


Calligraphy by: Nancy Favorito

Client Review – “Stephanie brought my bridal shower invitations to life with her beautiful floral designs! I received so many compliments on them and couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect design. Stephanie is easy to work with, very responsive and incredibly detail oriented – a perfect match for my very picky, type A personality! She understood my vision and executed it to a T, incorporating everything I asked for into the design (even specific flowers and colors) making the invitations absolutely perfect! I highly recommend working with Stephanie as she made the process very easy and an enjoyable experience. – Alexandra “

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Costa Rica

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Costa Rica Map

May 5, 2019

Costa Rica Invitation

May 5, 2019


Calligraphy by: Nancy Favorito

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Destination Italy

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Destination Italy Map

May 5, 2019

Destination Italy Invitation

May 5, 2019


Calligraphy by: Nancy Favorito

Client Review – ” I cannot say enough wonderful things about Stephanie. She did a custom watercolor of my fiancé and I for our save the date, then a venue illustration for our main invite accompanied with a custom map. For each of the illustrations she kept me involved in the process and fixed any of my picky requests without a hassle. I highly recommend her and look forward to my next time working with her! – Francesca ”

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Logan Moon’s 1st Birthday

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My little Moon turned 1 back on February 27th, 2019. I was of course still catching up on post NSS madness so we planned to have his party in April so that we had ample time to plan and enjoy. This little guy’s absolute favorite movie is Coco. If you are living in a hole and haven’t seen this movie, go watch it right now. Like stop reading my blog and put it on. It’s just as much for adults as it is children and even though I’ve seen the thing 100+ times I cry at the end, every single time, without fail. It’s beautiful. So naturally, the theme of his party was Coco / Dia de los muertos. Learning about what this holiday really means has given me a whole new perspective on it. To celebrate life after death and know you’re going to see your family again after passing is just too much for me to handle. It’s everything we could ever want, I think. It’s like taking the scary unknown out of the scary inevitable. My husband and I plan to make this mentality a part of our parenting because hello, I want to be with my babies forever. Duh. Okay I’m crying bye.

Below I’ve put together a few images from our very hectic, very fun day. I setup some sweet, festive decor for the big day and my husband took care of the delicious food at his Brewery where the party was held. Because beer and one year olds go together. We won’t be having a soirée there again so soon because it’s due time for John to finally enjoy a party and not work it but he does do a great job and it shows!

Some random thoughts and facts about the photos below:

  1. I don’t even think anyone knew why we were doing a Day of the dead themed party BECAUSE I obviously dressed Logan like the main character, Miguel, from the movie in a red hoodie and jeans BUT it was sweltering hot on this day and so the hoodie didn’t last so he was just a baby in jeans and a onesie. #basic
  2. I made this flower crown all by myself and I’m so proud but of course never got a good shot of it SO you’ll see a very misplaced photo of my dear friend Alex putting on Logan’s shoe while I hold him and it’s really only here so you can see the other side of the crown. You’re welcome and also thanks for looking.
  3. The red middle lantern fell down from the ceiling twenty minutes into the party and I had agita EVERY. TIME. I looked in that direction and saw the gaping hole. Did anyone else notice? No. I’m sure not. But people are invalids. Lol jk
  4. Logan normally likes people a lot but I think maybe this was just a little too much for him. I mean from these photos you don’t know but there were 60-70 people at this party so him sitting on the floor alone crying is just an accurate rendition of how he was feeling for the entire beginning being stared at by strangers. And it’s also how we all feel even as adults, admit it.

And now you may view the gallery.

 

You may have noticed as the pictures progressed Logan’s eyes grew more and more sleepy. In the last photo he has cake under one eye and they’re barely open and that is what we call success. Tired cake face.

Thanks for reading! xx

THE STEPHANIE TARA PROCESS

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First off, hello! Thank you for coming by to read my blog. Maybe you’re considering working with me on your wedding suite or any other custom stationery? If that’s the case, this post is definitely for you. The custom design process is different for each designer and I want to use this space to easily lay out a road map of sorts that will explain how our journey will go if you decide to work with me. So let’s begin!

STEP 1: Window shopping. At this point if you haven’t already done so, please do browse my website, instagram or etsy shop to see examples of stationery I have designed in the past. This is the best way to decide if my style suits you. Once it is determined that you want my style for your stationery, we’re on the right track!

STEP 2: The Proposal. At this phase we discuss quantity, items, price, event info (such as venue address, reception time, etc), inspiration images, pinterest boards and all other pretty details. What I’m doing is gathering all the necessary info including the look/style you’re planning for your big day! I will put together an “inspiration board” that has a collection of cohesive images that will represent your style. I put this on the proposal with all your event info and a breakdown of price. Once you look this over and approve, you will sign the contract and send your deposit. Then we are officially in business together, yay!

STEP 3: The Sketch. Now that I have all the details in place, I start sketching ideas for your invite, RSVP, etc. We go back and forth on this as many times as necessary until you are happy and love it! But don’t fret, normally there’s not much back and forth because I am thorough in understanding your vision from the beginning.

STEP 4: The Paint. Now that the drawing is approved, it’s time to paint all the pretty details and really bring this design to life. Since we already have a color palette in place from the inspiration board, I will use that as a guide to execute the design perfectly.

STEP 5A: The Printing. I will collect approval from you via email, that the mailing items are ready to be printed. Once I receive this written consent, we are both sure the items are perfect because there is no going back. If for some reason you need to make a chance, I will charge a fee to reprint the items. I try hard not to let this happen by giving ample time to review and approve!

  • In the event a client prefers to handle printing themselves, we will discuss the details prior to creating the proposal.

STEP 5B: The Mailing. “Mailing items” are invitations, rsvp cards, details cards, map cards, directions cards and envelopes. They are the first items that we complete in order to mail your full suite out in a timely fashion. (This does not mean you requested every one of these items, this is just a list of what they can be). Typically wedding suites are mailed 8 weeks prior to the wedding date unless it’s a destination wedding. Now that your items are being printed, we pick an envelope color that matches your completed design and get them addressed. At this point there are two options to choose from:

  1. I mail: If you decide on calligraphy for your envelopes, normally clients prefer that I handle all the packaging, stamping and mailing for them. In this case it becomes a full service job for you that does incur a small fee. However, with all the stress of planning a wedding, this is usually the best option so you don’t have an added responsibility.
  2. You mail: Some clients prefer to have all the individual “mailing item” components mailed to them (or be picked up if you live local) and they handle addressing envelopes, packaging, stamping and mailing themselves. That’s perfectly fine and it is entirely your choice!

STEP 6: Day of items. If you’ve decided to have your own menu cards, table number cards, escort cards, place cards and/or any signage made for the day of your wedding, we now work on completing these items.

STEP 7: Thank you cards. If you’ve decided you’d like to have thank you cards designed, I will work up the design for you, still staying true to your vision, and print/mail to you as soon as you’d like. Once you have your rsvp cards back we know the final number of cards that you need making this a very simple and final step to our journey together!

I absolutely love all the ideas my clients bring to me, challenging me to bring it to life for them. The stationery that I design for you is intended to be cherished and passed down like an heirloom. The personal touches are what make it all so special. I hope you’ll want to look back on them year after year to reflect on your day and how it was fully and entirely representative of you as a couple. It is your day after all! I encourage all my clients, friends and family to remember this important detail. IT IS YOUR DAY. No one else. If you love your choices, that is the only thing that matters. Enjoy the process, the planning, the stress and finally, the day. It goes so fast and it should be the best time.

Thank you for reading and I hope I inspired you and informed you all at once! Below are some process images so you can see it in action.