2u Creative — Amy Morelli — Illustration — Branding — Graphic Design

2012 Holiday Season Series- A Musical Marriage with a Festive Flare.


Vendor List: Studio Photography: Liga Photography  Events Consultant: An Affair to Remember- Lisa Bowen Venue: Hilton Lake Buena Vista Event Photography: Jennifer Werneth Photography  Video: Lucky Lemon Films  Hair: Chloe Black Pure Aveda SalonSpa  Makeup: LeJeune Artistry  Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting  Draping: Quest Drape  Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens  Chargers: A Chair Affair  Floral: Vintage Vines  Ceremony Music: Bella Strings  Cocktail Music: Johnny Norton 
Reception Music: The Buzzcatz  Cake: Cupcake Crazy

This past holiday season Love was in the air. 2012's holiday season brought us many opportunities to witness the commitments of marriage. This first installment I want to share with you was for a couple that, like me, are creatively minded artists. I don't have to tell you that made it alot more fun in the collaboration of the stationery. 

Jen Stackpole and Timothy Piccirillo were such a fun couple. Jen is a songwriter/singer and Tim has been dazzling people with his impeccable magic and uproarious comedy for over 25 years. Be sure to check out some of Jen's Music, I have her album playlist later in the blog. 

Working mainly with Jen and Lisa Bowen from An Affair to Remember, she gave us a color combination and pretty much complete creative freedom. Which is always fun, because in the initial design process it means no ideas are off the table! As I always say, invitations set the tone of the entire event, so course, that is where we started. Details became the main inspiration for all her stationery, using Chevron Prints, Letterpress Accents, Metallics, and a Bold Color Palette that would exude a festive flare with sophistication.

Pulling it all together was an elegant Die Cut Invitation Jacket in Metallic Red for added splendor! Pushing further into the realm of luxury we went on to adorn the enclosure with a perfectly wrapped Red Satin Bow and Letterpressed Bellyband all of which would be held in a Quartz Metallic envelope to finish. I won't lie, this is one of my faves this season, it's classy and elegant with a hint of holiday flare!

Being a winter wedding, we wanted to create a design that fit the theme of the holiday without becoming.... well.... cheesy. So instead of cliche holiday graphics and icons we focused on incorporating timeless elements into the details of this piece. We hinted at the holiday season with the above concept for escort cards. Metallic Confetti and Sequins in the event colors filled crystal glass ornaments and hung on pine trees, chevron tags guided the guests to their table. Where they found the below, a 7" Inch tall Wooden Laser Cut Numbers. Glittered in Red, these numbers made a statement not only as a functional piece of the event, but as a stunning piece of decor in it's own right. 

From the Start, Jen wanted to make sure this wasn't a "Christmas Wedding". However, she didn't want to completely ignore the fact that it was the Christmas Season. We created the above logo for the invitations, but using it additionally on the cocktail napkins was a perfect way to continue it throughout the event.

Chevron Letterpress and Screen printing on Felt created the rest of the amazing pieces that rounded out this event. Here at The 2u Collection, we are always finding ways to add that personal touch to the stationery we create. In this wedding, since the bride is a singer/songwriter it seemed only appropriate that we put their first dance song on paper. The sheet music to the song adorned each place setting. As well as various station menus describing the nights delectable cuisine.

The bride was so thrilled with her event and Custom Stationery by The 2u Collection she had these things to say:
"Wow - I am completely overwhelmed by everyone's love, support and sweet comments about our wedding! Thank you all SO much! Tim and I are so incredibly blessed to have so much love in our lives!! The wedding could not have been more perfect and, the best part of it for me was, I got to marry the absolute love of my life!! SOOOOOO blessed!

Love, love, LOVE Amy Morelli and the 2u Collection!!! I can't recommend her enough! She is wonderfully creative, absolutely professional and SO easy to work with! She's the BEST! I will not hesitate to work with her again in the future and I HIGHLY recommend her!!

~ Jennifer--BRIDE ~

The VIP treatment of her guest continued through her entire wedding process, at the end of the night a special appearance was made by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and you can see above the stylish thank you's we created showed the guests love well after the dust had settled.