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We’ve long been a fan of Laurie Louis’ snappy designs and custom paper goods, so we were thrilled to hear about her newest offering: wedding welcome baskets! Laurie, a South Carolina-based designer who specializes in carrying out wedding themes and brands to a T, is the perfect person to help you roll out the welcome mat for your beloved guests.

Laurie will come alongside you to choose items that will introduce your guests to your wedding location as well as your wedding’s aesthetic and brand. She’ll make sure they’re delicious, helpful, and/or pretty! :) Then, she’ll tie everything together with custom wrappers, hang tags, packaging, and more to delight your guests upon arrival to the wedding weekend.

Laurie draws tons of inspiration from your wedding venue — a few of her favorite aesthetics to design around are rustic, nautical, coastal, and vineyard-inspired. Best of all, she’s a one-stop shop for all of your paper goods, from the save the dates all the way through the reception details, so all of your paper materials your guests will see throughout the weekend will look lovely and cohesive.

Schedule a consultation with Laurie Louis here. You can also follow along with her work on Facebook and Instagram!

This post is brought to you by Laurie Louis — thanks for your support of the brands that make Southern Weddings possible!

emily Written with love by Emily
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    We’re just tickled to get to introduce y’all to a new set of Blue Ribbon Vendors, because we know any one of them would be a joy to you if you choose to work together! We’re using a few of our favorite BRV interview questions to help you get to know these lovely ladies and gents. Click through to their listings to find out more about them!!

    Name: A.J. Dunlap Photography
    Category: Photography
    Where you call home: Raleigh, North Carolina
    Favorite part of a wedding day? The moment just after a couple is pronounced husband and wife. It never fails, every single couple gives the biggest smiles and joy radiates from them!

    Name: Kelly Parker Smith of Hello World Paper Co.
    Category: Invitations & Paper Goods
    Where you call home: Belleville, Illinois
    Favorite part of a wedding day? The cake! White on white cakes with simple details are my absolute favorite!

    Name: Jesilyn Kay Calligraphy
    Category: Calligraphy
    Where you call home: Austin, Texas
    How I got into weddings: I have always been drawn to creating beauty in whatever craft or project I decided to take on. The wedding industry is ultimately about creating beauty and joy that will be cherished in memories forever, so it was a natural fit to find myself working here. I am blessed to work with clients every day who want beautiful details to add to their big day, and it’s an honor to be able to provide that for them. I truly love it!

    Name: LC Custom Vacations
    Category: Honeymoon Travel
    Where you call home: Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia
    Favorite thing about weddings in the South? The hospitality! I love weddings where everyone is treated like family. It is really special to see two families become one.

    Name: LULA Hair & Makeup
    Category: Beauty
    Where you call home: Raleigh, North Carolina
    Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Laugh as much as possible.

    Name: LulaKate
    Category: Fashion
    Where you call home: Charleston, South Carolina
    How I got into weddings: My best friend’s sister got married early on in my career and was asked to do the bridesmaid dresses. After saying no a number of times, I was finally convinced and the rest is history! My first wedding took place in a barn in the mountains of NC. The dresses were a beautiful persimmon orange. It was a great way to get my start in the bridesmaid world!

    Names: Rebecca Rose Creative
    Category: Invitations and Paper Goods
    Where you call home: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    Favorite part of a wedding day? The moment the doors open and the bride walks down the aisle is always so special. We dare you to say you’ve never shed a tear at that moment!

    Name: Southern Season
    Category: Venue
    Where you call home: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Favorite thing about weddings in the South? All of the thoughtful details that go into the planning. And lots of flowers and lots of dressed up people!

    Name: Strasburg Children
    Category: Fashion
    Where you call home: Nashville, Tennessee
    Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Always forgive. Try not to mess up big, but if you do, remember that we are all just people.

    Name: Tracy Enoch Photography
    Category: Photography
    Where you call home: Dallas, Texas
    Favorite part of a wedding day? Bride and groom portraits, when they have a bit of time to themselves and I get the opportunity to document their natural excitement!

    Check out all of our favorite vendors in the Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory! I also want to mention that we’re working particularly hard to expand some of our areas of slim pickings–namely Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. If you would like to recommend someone (or nominate yourself!) for any of these states, please email kristin at southernweddings.com!

    kristin Written with love by Kristin
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      If you’ve got a small (or large) love affair with paper like Emily and I do, then you just might also love this project. I refrained from paper shopping this time around because I knew I would get into some trouble as I tried to find just one sheet to line my envelopes with. Admittedly, paper shopping is the best part of this project. Be warned that you may spend more time picking your color or pattern than actually making these easy envelope liners.

      Image credit: Scott Clark via Project Wedding

      I love how small details like envelope liners can pull the theme of a wedding together. Plus, opening an envelope with a pretty liner inside just makes me plain happy.

      Image credit: Jenna Cole via Southern Weddings

      Whether you’re trying to spruce up or eliminate the translucence of your white invitation envelopes, making your own invitations, or just wanting to add a pop of color to save the dates, bridal party invites, or the like, envelope liners are the way to go.

      Image Credit: Minted

      What you’ll need:
      -Envelopes
      -Glue stick
      -Scissors
      -Cardstock (or something similar to make a template)
      -Paper (There are a ton of options here. You can use light weight scrapbooking paper, sheets from specialty stores like Paper Source, and even gift wrap or wallpaper)

      How you do it:



      Let me know how this project goes for you! And of course, if you have any ideas or things you would like to see done, email me at [email protected]

      nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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      1. avatar Joy reply

        Such a fantastic idea! I am a very DIY bride… when you dont have much money you get your hands dirty! I love all DIY ideas! I am sure I will be doing something like this for my wedding invites :)

      2. avatar kristie reply

        how darling! so sweet…

      3. avatar DIY with Ashley Brooke Designs :: Tote Bag « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

        […] crafting! If you try this, be sure to tell us how it turns out! Past DIYs: Envelope liners Monogrammed mason jars Patterned cupcake wrappers xo Nicole July 18, 2011 | view Nicole's blog […]

      4. avatar A Love Affair with Envelope Liners | Soon to Be a Mrs. reply

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