elegant wedding

  • 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!


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

    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!


    Thanks to Blaine Siesser’s incredible film images, I can keep this blog short and let his captures do the talking. Except about the paper goods — you know I’ve got to share my two cents about those!

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  • 4 Reasons to have an added card in your invitation suite

    Added card for accommodations information - Leah E. Moss DesignsWhen Adam and I were wedding planning, we knew our hotel block was going to be huge – and we wanted people to book rooms early, to ensure we’d be given enough as part of our reservation. This information was important enough to convey as part of the invitation, but we didn’t want it on the main card, since that’s what would end up front and center on our guests’ fridge. So, we had an added card with “more information,” including parking/shuttle, hotel, and our website. Problem solved, mischief managed. Cut to the weekend of our wedding and we had 63 rooms at our hotel (half the property), so it was basically a Leah-and-Adam’s-people reunion in the lobby the whole time.

    I’m all for team “added card,” so this blog will outline four reasons why an added card is helpful, a suggestion for designing them, and one case where you don’t need one for your wedding.


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • Elana and Andy: An Elegant Book Cadillac Wedding

    Bride and groom winter wedding portrait in a white fur - An Elegant Book Cadillac Wedding in black, gold, pink, and white - Leah E. Moss Designs

    Happy first anniversary to one of my best friends and her incredible husband! Since I never blogged about their elegant Book Cadillac wedding initially, I figured a post on their anniversary was appropriate. Elana and Andy celebrated their marriage surrounded by lots of family and friends, in a gorgeous Detroit ballroom, decked out in black, gold, pink, and white. It was a joyful day, and I was thrilled to stand by their side as her Maid of Honor – as well as serve on their vendor team to bring their vision to life.