Weddings

Your wedding affected by the coronavirus?! Here’s a game plan for your stationery.

Wedding affected by the coronavirus - bride and groom portrait from first look by Casey Brodley - blog by Leah E. Moss Designs

I remember when we were planning our wedding and I was really stressed about some drama that came up due to our “adults only reception” policy. I had a good cry about it – and a glass of wine, too. Even though you’re getting ready to have an amazing day, the logistics to make that happen are complicated! In hindsight, this feels so minor. Planning a wedding is always stressful, but in the midst of a global pandemic?! It’s… a lot. Your vendors feel your pain. If you’ve had to reschedule, our hearts ache alongside yours – but we’re already getting ready to help you celebrate down the road! If you’re feeling uncertain about what’s to come and how that will impact your event, so are we – but we’re here to navigate the course for you. In this blog post, I’ll outline my expert tips for your wedding affected by the coronavirus, with different suggestions based on the date of your scheduled event.

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Wedding Invitation Wording Etiquette

Emily Post book on etiquette - Wedding invitation wording etiquette - Leah E. Moss Designs

Many years ago, my grandma gave me her copy of “Emily Post’s Etiquette,” from the 1950s, as a gift. She had inscribed the front cover with her maiden name, since she had clearly gotten the book as she worked through her own wedding invitation wording etiquette, and is the queen of manners and all things proper. The well-loved volume showed signs of wear and tear. I read it cover to cover, fully engrossed in it. It’s one of my most prized possessions and it sits on the top shelf of a bookcase at home, in a rightful place of honor. My friends know me as a sort of Miss Manners, or maybe the Grammar Police. Depends on the day. Nerd alert, but here we are.

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Mariel and Adam | Greenery-filled Planterra wedding

Bride and groom just married - Greenery-filled Planterra wedding - Leah E. Moss Designs

Connecting with Mariel was a joy from the beginning, so it was no surprise to me when their Planterra wedding photos came back and she was literally beaming. She and Adam were such a delight to work with, and their paper goods were my favorite kind to work on: cohesive from save the dates all the way through to thank you notes. Getting to relive their special October day with these gorgeous images from Brian at BTW Photography is a treat!

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Jennifer and Brad – Imagining their wedding invitations for every season

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s Malibu wedding in 2000 (Y2K y’all) was THE event of the new millennium, fitting of course for THE couple. Those were simpler times. Since these two made scrunchie-rocking hearts flutter everywhere, I’m sure I wasn’t the only grown-up 90s kid who freaked out with excitement about even-totally-far-flung dating rumors. In that spirit, I’ve reimagined their wedding invitations for every season – each version reflecting a different vibe for the big day.

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Jillian and Kyle | Traditional Detroit Athletic Club wedding

Bride in lace dress and groom looking out from rooftop - Traditional Detroit Athletic Club wedding - blog by Leah E. Moss Designs - photography by Blaine SiesserJillian and Kyle’s traditional ceremony and Detroit Athletic Club wedding reception were nothing short of incredible. Jillian’s lovely mom had initially hired me to complete their invitation calligraphy, and I was thrilled to stay on to assist with all of this amazing couple’s day-of-wedding stationery, too!

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Kelly and Kevin | Neutral wedding at the Garden Theater

Groom carrying bride in downtown street - Classic and Neutral Wedding at the Garden Theater in Detroit, Michigan - Recap by wedding invitations designer Leah E. Moss Designs with photos by Niki Marie Photography

When Niki (of Niki Marie Photography) first sent me an email about Kelly and Kevin’s upcoming Garden Theater wedding, I couldn’t have been any more excited. I was honored she referred me to design the invitation for this special couple’s wedding. They wanted to highlight the city of Detroit, which is near and dear to my heart. Their classic and neutral wedding this June was beautiful, full of fun and love, and a night to remember. These two looked amazing – and you can see them each glowing with happiness, beaming in every photo.

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Elegant Planterra Conservatory wedding | Blair and Max

Elegant Planterra Conservatory wedding. Highlights from Leah E. Moss Designs. Photos by Jill DeVries Photography. #michiganwedding #greenhousewedding #elegantwedding

It was such an honor to work on the day-of-wedding stationery details for Blair and Max. This special couple hosted a Planterra Conservatory wedding reception after tying the knot at Sainte Anne de Detroit Catholic Church. It was a beautifully elegant day this summer, full of blush, sophisticated florals, the perfectly lush greenhouse venue, and a cameo appearance by their sweet pup. All of my favorite things! Thanks to Jill DeVries for capturing their day so wonderfully.

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My Brother’s Eastern Market Wedding

Bride and groom at flower patch - Eastern Market wedding recap from Detroit calligrapher Leah E. Moss Designs with photos by Jill DeVries Photography #detroitwedding #moderncalligraphy #custominvitation

It’s hard to put into words what it means to watch your brother marry the love of his life. It’s even harder to do this when that love has been unofficially part of the family for many years already. Add to that: having the chance to serve as a small part of their vendor team for their Eastern Market wedding. I pride myself on being a decent writer, but for this experience, I’m at a total loss for words. Mostly, it’s just a joy. Seeing the incredible photos from Jill DeVries Photography helps to relive such a beautiful day. (more…)

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Oakland Hills Country Club Wedding – Purple and Pink Florals for Cecelia and Kegan

Bride and groom portrait with bouquet - Purple and pink florals for wedding at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan - Leah E. Moss DesignsI was introduced to Cecelia by a mutual friend (and one of her bridesmaids), sweet Staci. I’m so glad she put us in touch, and I was even more thrilled to have the chance to work with Cecelia and her mom on the custom invitation for her wedding celebration to Kegan. There were tons of purple and pink florals on both the invitation suite and at the event, where they celebrated at Oakland Hills Country Club. Everything tied together beautifully and cohesively from start to finish – that’s the goal!

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Dani and Joe: How a Romantic Lace Wedding Dress Inspired their Castle Farms wedding Invitation

How a Romantic Lace Wedding Dress Inspired the Invitation for a northern Michigan Castle Farms wedding - Leah E. Moss Designs #michiganwedding #custominvitations #laceweddingdressIt was a Sunday morning in August of 2017, around 10:45 am or so, and I got an inquiry on my website from this girl, Dani, who was a guest at one of my client’s weddings the night before. Her form basically was like “So… I was at Rachel and Justin’s wedding last night – loved your work. I want to meet with you for our wedding.” This other couple was still at their out of towners brunch and this girl was on it about their stationery vendor for their Castle Farms wedding the following summer. I liked her already.

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