weddingplannerlove wedding planner and coordinator curated directory

After weeks (months?) of hard work, I’m proud to announce that has launched! WeddingPlannerLove strives to be as awesome as WeddingInviteLove is — listing only the best wedding planners in the industry and make it easy to narrow down your choices to find the best person to help you plan your wedding. Additionally, the blog (here!) will be adding planner and coordinator interviews soon. Our goal is to make the business of being a planner easier, and to make the process of finding a planner for a bride more fun and less stressful!

Are you a wedding planner or coordinator? We’d love to have you join! Basic listings are free (and always will be), simply sign up at

Thank you all for the support and ♥! Any suggestions you have, happily accepted in the comments. :)

This week has been so nuts for both Tracy and myself, both of us definitely were looking forward to the weekend (although, really? When you’re self-employed, there’s no such thing as a weekend.) Anyways, I snapped this picture at Blitz agency where I was doing some contract work yesterday, and I think many of you will appreciate it:

Here’s what you might have missed on the blog:

A big warm welcome to our newest vendors:

Best of this week on the web:

A great opportunity just popped into my inbox — UPrinting is giving away 500 full color letterheads to a lucky winner! UPrinting is one of the leading online printing companies that specialize in various printing services, from letterhead printing to quick and cheap business cards. Visit for more of their services and for more letterhead design ideas.

Also, you can print anything you want, not just letterheads! Need quick invitations? Here’s your change.

Prize details:

  • 500 pcs. Letterheads for One (1) winner
  • 5.5” x 8.5″
  • 70lb Offset
  • Front Only Printing
  • 4 Business Days Print Turnaround Time
  • *Free Shipping
  • Restriction: Limited to *US residents 18 years old and above only
  • Estimated worth: $89.83

How to win:

  • Comment on this post — what’s your favorite (or least favorite!) part of autumn?
  • Winner will be chosen Friday, October 7th at 9pm PST.

Good luck!

This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive letterhead printing service by hosting. Please visit for available letterhead design and for more details.

I’ll be heading to Brooklyn next week to attend Brooklyn Beta, and I’d love to meet up with any design, stationery, and invitation-minded folk in the area! I’ve chosen The JakeWalk in Carroll Gardens out of a hat (Have you been there? How is it?), and I’m planning the meetup for next Tuesday, October 11th at 7pm. First bottle of wine is on me!

RSVP on Facebook, or leave a comment here saying you’ll be coming. :)

Today’s featured invitation is by the fabulous Preppy Paperie, a Washington D.C. invitation studio with beautiful clean designs on luxe cardstock. Ashley is here to talk about their Chesapeake Bay-inspired save-the-dates!

I just completed a Save the Date that I am particularly proud of and would like featured. I’ve been working with Lisa and Mike since the middle of the summer to create the perfect Save the Date for their Bay-side affair.

Lisa is a avid sailor and Mike is still learning. But Mike knew Lisa’s love for the sport so much that he even proposed to her while sailing (and was so skillful that he didn’t drop the ring in the bay!).

They have a nautical bayside chic feel in mind for the September ’12 nuptials. To gear their many out of town guests up for the big day, Lisa and Mike wanted a antique nautical chart Save the Date. This save the date was a a challenge to create the right mix between nautical prep and antique cartography.

I had to do a bit of research and obtain a few nautical charts of the Chesapeake Bay. From there I hand sketched the land and water masses. I also wanted to incorporate a design aspect that could be carried through in the wedding (which was the hand drawn compass). Lisa even provided me with the coordinates for her wedding location!

To finish it out, I printed on my luxe ecru felt to give an antique texture. Not sure how I am going to follow this up with matching wedding invitations!

Thank you Ashley! For more about Preppy Paperie, see their profile on WeddingInviteLove or head straight to the Preppy Paperie Etsy shop.

citrus press giveaway wedding invitation templates

Amazing WeddingInviteLove-listed vendor, Citrus Press Co., is running an amazing giveaway this month! Citrus has some of the most beautiful wedding invitation templates (the vintage floral templates here are my favorite), and this contest is a great way for a couple to get their invitations without stress!

Quick details:

  • Win a customized PDF from the Citrus Press Co. Etsy shop, with your choice of colors, wording, and 2 rounds of changes. Doesn’t have to be wedding specific — enter to win invitations for your next celebration!
  • The contest allows up to a maximum of 5 items. Choose from save-the-date, invitation, RSVP, enclosure(s) and menu, program, monogram, wrap band, signage, thank you cards, place cards, address design, liner, map design… etc.
  • Please allow 6-8 weeks before your event date to enter so that there is ample time to design your winning invitations.
  • If you’re the winner and your event is next year, Citrus Press Co. will schedule a booking to begin your free suite at a more suitable time.
  • Winning offer must be used by December 31, 2012.
  • Worth: $125
  • Contest is open worldwide.
  • Enter by liking and leaving a comment on which template you love on the Citrus Press Co. Facebook page.
  • Contest ends on Sunday at 9pm, October 30th.
  • Sarka from Citrus Press Co. will be entering all entries into a draw and announcing the winner on the Citrus Press Co. Facebook page.

Head over to the Citrus Press Co. Facebook page, like and comment about your favorite template to enter today!