Monday, August 31, 2009

Success! Bridal show is in the bag!

Yesterday, Heather, Ben and I talked to hundreds of awesome brides at the Omaha Bridal Show. I was so impressed at the cool ideas the brides had for their invitations. The invitation is the first impression guests have for the wedding, so it's important to make it a good impression!

Thank you to the village of people who made our show possible.

If you liked our flowers, they were by the uber-talented Barry Beard at Bag n Save on 108th and Maple, 402-493-5833. If you liked our tablecloth, it was from United Rent-All. If you liked our photos, they were by photographer Alyssa Schukar.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Countdown to the big show: 15 hours

We are tying up a few loose ends in preparation for the Omaha Bridal Show tomorrow. If you areLink in the Omaha area, stop by the Embassy Suites in LaVista and say Hi!

For those of you who aren't around Omaha, we wanted to get you in on the fun too. If you contact us this week about your invitations we will throw in an illustrated map with your wedding package. The directions maps normally start at $100, so if you like our maps, make sure you drop us a line this week and tell us to HOOK YOU UP! After 9/9/09, this offer is no good, people!

-Ananda and Heather

Friday, August 28, 2009

countdown to the big show: 1

It's almost here!

Elegant, yet sassy, that's what these are. Pairing a traditional monogram with a color that pops brings traditional and contemporary together. Plus, monograms are a great way to brand your wedding.

Which of the twelve new invites is your fav?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Countdown to the big show: 2

(photo by Alyssa Schukar)

We fell in love with the DIY project over at Merriment Design and HAD to try it for ourselves. Raw edged fabric, bold colors, graphic shapes and sewing on paper ... what could be better?! I must say, this project is not for the impatient, but the end result looks great!

Bonus: Win free bridal shower invitations! We put together a bridal shower gift basket to be raffled off at the show on Sunday. Here is a sneak peek at what you can win:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

silhouette me, please

I adore anything with a silhouette. These custom silhouette pendants made by Whitney at Lucky Me Beads are no exception. Love them!

Found via Kingdom of Style.

countdown to the big show: 3

Sometimes the smallest invites have the most impact. These may be tiny, but they sure have a lot of impact. Hello, orange and polka dots!

If you can't make it to the bridal show in three days, don't worry! Look for our bridal show coupon and free downloadable on the blog in the coming days.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Countdown to the big show: 4

Go on, shake your tail feathers! This invitation is featured in our ad and it is one of my favorite that we have created. I love the linen texture of the paper and the drama of the feathers. Come check it out here. See our other designs here, here, here, here, here, here and of course, here.

Photo by Alyssa Schukar.

I chopped it all off.

This is how it always goes. I grow out my hair as long as I can and then I chop it short. This way I can only go to the salon about three times a year so the disappointment is kept at a minimum. I always go in thinking my hair will look new and fun and come out disappointed that I look exactly the same. NOT THIS TIME!

I had the greatest stylist, Laura, at Garbos, who totally understood what I was going for and made it happen. Finally, after years of searching, I think I have found my hair person!

I hope now people will stop asking me what grade I am in.


cupcake bar

This idea from Boutwell Studio is too cute!

Photos from from Boutwell Studio.


countdown to the big show: 5

These poster invites are funky and fun. The interesting size and string-and-button closure are sure to get anyone's attention.

Don't forget to stop by and see us at the show!

Photos by Alyssa.


These stamps are like the coolest thing ever! They're by alexis rom estudio and are so clever. They really make amazing business cards.

Dang, I want them.

Found via graphic-exchange identity (more images too).


countdown to the big show: 6

A tricky undertaking, these sweet little invitations have a twist to them, a raw fabric edge! They are light and delicate but really make a statement.

We will have these invitations and more at the Omaha Bridal Show. You may have seen the billboards around Omaha. This year, the show is sponsored by The Knot, so we are excited to see what surprises are in store!

Photos by Alyssa Schukar.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

countdown to the big show: 7

Created with an underwater wedding in mind, these invites are perfect for a destination wedding! The grommet bubbles on the opening card and invitation add a whole lotta wow!

Photos by Alyssa Schukar.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Countdown to the big show: 8

Doesn't a picnic by the river sound wonderful? This bride wanted a welcoming, fun invitation to match her wedding that will feature a picnic, scavenger hunt and games by the Missouri River. The invites are on FSC certified, 100% recycled paper. We even did a rehearsal dinner invitation to match!

Ease on the clutch

Love. Zola Jones Clutch. $25.


foot candy, for real

These Christian Louboutin shoes from Footcandy are amazzzzing. And they're on sale for $397.50!

The powder blue makes these perfect wedding shoes.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

countdown to the big show: 9

Number 9! These invites are colorful, catchy and made from 100% recycled paper. Just goes to show that the options for eco-friendly invites are unlimited.

Be sure to stop our space at the Omaha Bridal Show on August 30 to see these bad boys in person.

Photos by Alyssa Schukar.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It's magic.

Alphabets by Bela Borsodi. (via Design Vagabond)


i really do

This DIY shoe appliqué by WC (The Wedding Chicks) Bridal Blogger Jeana is adorable! I totally want them for everyday wear or something.

Jeana makes this project look like a breeze, so follow her directions if you want to take something like this on.

Photo from The Wedding Chicks blog.


Countdown to the big show: 10

Number 10! This invitation is laid back but has tons of style. All pieces are held together with a pocket folder and sport the sassy blue and green wedding theme. All the paper is eco friendly using 30%-100% post-consumer materials ... except for the shiny silver envelopes, they are just 100% fun.

Come check out more of our eye-candy in person at the Omaha Bridal Show on August 30th.

Photo by Alyssa Schukar

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

countdown to the big show: 11

Number 11!

These invitations have got us seeing red. They're delicate and romantic and make you want to hop on a plane for the city of love. The sewing detail on the invitation and booklet make these invites a treat to receive.

Photos by the amazing Alyssa Schukar.

Monday, August 17, 2009

i need fruit knits

Check out these apple and pear knit jackets from Jacqueline Knits!

We went to the market and berry picking this weekend. When we got home, I promptly dropped an entire basket worth of white peaches on the floor! Most of them are okay, but the ones on the bottom are definitely bruised.

If I had a basket full of peach jackets, I'm sure they would have faired better. Sigh.

Found on Fondly, Optimistic.


Countdown to the big show: 12

The first invitation to be unveiled is #12! Inspired by the great parties thrown in The Great Gatsby, this invitation is for a chic black and white gala.

Make sure to stop by our area at the Omaha Bridal show on August 30th. You can check out this invitation in person and we can talk about YOUR vision for your wedding invitation.

Stop back at the blog to see more brand-spankin' new designs, photographed by Alyssa Schukar (she does weddings!).

Sunday, August 16, 2009

omaha bridal show

In just TWO weeks, we'll be set up at our very first bridal show in Omaha, NE. We're crazy excited and frantically trying to get everything in line.

To kick off the show, we'll be showcasing 12 brand NEW (or never seen by you!) Quite Like It invitations right here on our blog. We'll post one a day counting down to the show on August 30.

So, stay tuned for two weeks of eye candy. We can't wait to share! And we hope to see you at the show!

Oh yeah, that's the QLI ad you'll find in the show program guide!

Friday, August 14, 2009

If you need a laugh

Mark Johns keeps popping up on my radar today. Take a stroll through his work at It is well worth a look.


Honey Moon Packaging


Designed by Lauren Golembiewski

If only this were real, it would make a perfect wedding gift or favor!


Where the Wild Things Are

By Alan Cook.

By C. G. Young.

By Jayme McGowan

Thank you to Q for sharing this! These illustrations are inspiring.

He wrote: "duder's put together a blog where he solicits illustrators to make something inspired by 'where the wild things are.' an very high percentage of them are really, really good. check 'em out."

I'm thrilled at how they have gone about making the movie of Where the Wild Things Are. Every frame I have seen has been stunning.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Czech wisdom

Here is a little peek at a project my mother is working on. Thank you to Alyssa (photog extraordinaire) for her work, and humor, with this project.

{Photo by Alyssa Schukar}

Czech proverb: "Without work, there are no kolaches."


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gay Pride Wedding Band

"Loving this. It's the Pride Ring by the ethical and fair trade jewelry brand, Cred."

{via Earth Friendly Weddings}


so in love

I am SO in love with Kate Spade's Fall Looks. They are so bright and cheery. And versatile! I almost (I said almost!) can't wait for fall...

Treasure Hunting, $125 - $795.

Pop of Color, $175 - $355.

Catching a Movie, $295 - $745.

I wish I could mix and match like this!