Weddings

Mackinac Island Wedding | Hannah and Bob

bride and groom kiss in front of the Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island Wedding | Hannah and Bob - photographer: Stephanie Baker

Before I even met Hannah, I had the pleasure of connecting with her mom, Nancy. They both are such lovely women with fun senses of humor, tremendous kindness and impeccable style. Hannah wanted her and Bob’s Mackinac Island wedding to be colorful and elegant, in an homage to the island itself. Thanks to planning and coordination from Conradie Event Design, their day at the Grand Hotel was just that. Let’s relive this quintessentially Mackinac Island day, courtesy of Stephanie Baker‘s beautiful photos.

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Barn wedding with style | Bess and Alex

portrait of bride and groom during their first look - Barn Wedding | Bess and Alex - photo: Inly

When Bess and I first chatted about the barn wedding she and Alex would be having, I was struck by her contagious joy. Aside from being a genuinely happy and excited bride, she was also an incredibly trusting one! She told me that their day would reflect them as a couple. In her words, “a little bit redneck, but still classy and elevated — and of course, full of love.” Thanks to their beautiful photos from Inly, let’s relive their barn wedding day!

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Annie Kate and Troy | Meaningful Battello Wedding in Jersey City, NJ

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From the first time I chatted with Annie Kate, I could tell how excited she was to marry Troy. I knew their Battello wedding in Jersey City, New Jersey was going to be meaningful, with lots of personal touches. Their day was beautiful — neutral and sophisticated, with plenty of food and appearances from their pups! Thanks to gorgeous photography from Nicole Wagner, let’s relive their day.

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Wedding invitation examples: 2 different sets from 1 product

wedding invitation examples: two versions of invitations from the same product - envelope liner, ribbon, belly band - Leah E. Moss Designs

Seeing wedding invitation examples always helps bring a product to life! In today’s blog, I’m highlighting two couples who chose the exact same invitation from my semi-custom collection as their “base,” but ended up with wildly different results. Color palettes and varying bells and whistles transform the same starting point to vastly personalized end sets in these invitations — and it’s easy for you to do the same. Having versatility in an invitation that’s customizable is so important, so you can make sure it feels like your wedding!

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Leah and Adam | Our unique wedding at Downtown Boxing Gym

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Our unique wedding celebration was on November 10, 2018 — black tie in a boxing gym. My dad walked me down the aisle in a landing bay for parked vans, accompanied by a live pianist. Adam built our chuppah with trees felled from my family’s cottage. He also built the tables our wedding party sat at, beneath mossed chandeliers hung from the industrial ceiling. Our band’s “stage” was set up in a boxing ring. I designed all the paper goods and wore my grandmother’s silk gown. We skipped the cake but staged an extra bartender for boozy hot cider add-ins at our dessert bar. That’s just how we roll. Oh, and it was all planned during our a seven-month engagement. A huge thank you to all our vendors, but especially Parsonage Events for absolutely blowing me away with their installation, the Downtown Boxing Gym for your incredible hospitality, and Casey Brodley for the photos and video we’ll forever cherish. Though I’m a notoriously private person, here’s a glimpse into our wedding day. It was certainly an unforgettable one.


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Stevie and Scott | Intimate wedding at home, as featured in Martha Stewart Weddings

Portrait of bride and groom - Intimate wedding at home in Ann Arbor, Michigan - Leah E. Moss Designs - Photo by Blaine Siesser

Stevie and Scott hosted their intimate wedding at home in 2020. I was honored that Cassy Rose Events brought me onto this sweet couple’s vendor team to design their custom stationery. They had fewer than 30 guests on the grounds of the bride’s parents’ home for their ceremony and reception dinner. Their outdoor tented cocktail reception kept the after-party going a little while longer into the evening. No stone was left unturned with this event, proving an intimate wedding at home can be as elegant and luxurious as it is heartfelt and meaningful.

This event was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings!

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How to assemble wedding invitations

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Years ago, a sweet client of mine called me in a panic, wondering if I had ever heard of the “steamer” trick or the “freezer” trick to get sealed envelopes to pop open. In my calmest possible tone, I asked why she needed to get her envelopes open (with sweaty palms and a nervous inner monologue). She had chosen the most gorgeous, ultra traditional wedding invitations, and I had hand-calligraphed her envelopes. I started to panic alongside her, wondering what had happened, and if she didn’t know how to assemble wedding invitations.

“Well, I bought enough postage for my outer envelopes and response envelopes. I got to the end, sealed everything up, stamped the envelopes and couldn’t figure out why I had so many stamps left over. Then, it hit me — I hadn’t stamped the response envelopes inside!”

OH SH*T.

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“How late can I order invitations?” and other questions I’m answering lately

how late can i order invitations - Leah E. Moss Designs

Lately, my email inbox has felt like the Wild West. Every hour seems to present a different type of question, ranging from “we’d like to book you last minute” to “how do I know what to order” to “we’d like to learn about your postponement policy.” The most common question I’ve been getting has been “how late can I order invitations?”. It’s all over the place! And I get it — it’s for good reason. There’s a lot of uncertainty right now still for couples planning in the midst of COVID, vaccination rollouts, and inconsistent state-by-state protocols for events. I get that waiting as long as possible to decide about your wedding taking place as planned makes sense! So, in this blog I’ll be answering some of the common questions I’m fielding lately, so you’re ready to go with stationery, no matter what your event protocol looks like.

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