Posts Categorized: philadelphia

the intern explores: wissahickon valley park.


last weekend’s excitingly warmer weather had me avoiding responsibilities briefly for a much needed breath of fresh air at wissahickon valley park. the park, which conveniently sits about 12 miles outside of center city, features beautiful hiking trails, natural waterfalls, and the valley green inn, which is a splendid stop for a delicious bite to eat. not only was this adventure a perfect way to destress from the week, but it also substituted as exercise without feeling like exercise at all! apart from the slightly muddy trails, i was able to enjoy being outdoors after being cooped up this winter, and pet an exorbitant amount of puppies along the way! but the best part was the fact that wifi was unreachable and i was able to remove myself without feeling guilty, which is something i always say i should do! sometimes it’s important to put down our devices and spend time with ourselves or loved ones when given the opportunity! the warm weather, and this trip, proved to be the perfect chance for me to finally do so!

until next time.

the intern explores: center city.


happy friday loveleighs! ahhh, my first journey through the work of interning with loveleigh, and what a journey it was! i’m a city girl, always have been and always will be, but through my short time working in philadelphia thus far, i’ve come to realize how little i’ve actually explored of the city. so i thought, what better way to kick off my weekly posts than by exploring loveleigh’s very own backyard!

along with a group of seven of the greatest friends i have, we set off to the city with no real plan. while our first stop was shake shack on sansom, a place i’ve come to frequent a lot, we took our fries to go and walked towards the seaport. the weather proved to be exceptionally lovely that day, and so we spent some time basking in the natural breeze before making our way to city hall. we were surprised to find ice skating still running in dilworth park, but decided to give it a try and laced up our skates. multiple crashes occurred, of course, but much laughter occurred as well. we started our day a little later, so the sun had begun to set at this point, but the sunset combined with the atmosphere of good friends made the day magical. we finished off our day in rittenhouse square with a box of goodies from insomnia cookies, which i, as a sweet lover, had surprisingly never had before (but will make sure to have again in the future). at this point, we couldn’t stop yawning, but what better way to rate the success of your day!

growing up in the suburbs has found me in center city numerous times before, but i don’t think i’d ever had as much fun. every trip to the city i’ve had was predetermined, so the freedom that came from this spontaneous trip was something i didn’t realize i needed. i was able to not only ignore my stressful college lifestyle for a bit with friends, and ended up seeing center city in an entirely new way! so i’m leaving you with the idea of being spontaneous, loveleighs. sometimes a good time can start with exploring your own surroundings!

until next time.

work wednesday: suzanne + jeffrey. part one.

suzanne and jeffrey walked down the aisle in october at st. peter’s episcopal church and celebrated afterwards at the kimmel center in philadelphia. their chic invitation suite was designed in all black and white with a large focus on typography. their letterpress invites were printed in blind deboss and black ink. their digital inserts included a reply card with custom lined envelope, along with an information card that featured a custom map of philadelphia. the couple’s horizontal format suite was bundled around a piece of black coverstock with a thin black wax cord which held a square tag with a personalized blind deboss monogram. this was mailed in a sleek black envelope, with white foiled return address and envelope liner which included a unique drawing of the philadelphia skyline. they were hand addressed in a modern typeface by mandy of myrtle and lloyd and completed with custom postage displaying their precious dog, tucker!

next week we are going to feature suzanne and jeffrey’s day of materials!

work wednesday: ashley + rudy.


ashley and rudy will be saying their i do’s in april at the cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul, followed by a reception at the former steak house, union trust in philadelphia. for their save the date, the couple requested a custom map of philadelphia to get their guests excited about their nuptials in their beloved city. we designed a map of center city which included locations for the wedding ceremony, reception, hotels and other attractions in the area. we softened the graphic feel with muted tones and a watercolor wash background. we are super excited to work with them on their invitations!

work wednesday: kasia + jack.

kasia and jack will say their i do’s in august of 2016 during an intimate ceremony at rock creek cattle company in deer lodge, montana. kasia requested a save the date in the form of a folded card that included a simple line drawn map that illustrated where they both came from (seattle and poland), where they met (philadelphia) and where they would celebrate their wedding (montana). we created two different versions of this vintage map inspired save the date — one in english and the other in polish. these were printed on a soft cotton ivory stock in black ink with a touch of sage green. our favorite part was the finishing touch  — an outline drawing of their bull dog on the back cover! we can’t wait to get started on their wedding invitation suite!

work wednesday: domenica + jason.


domenica and jason will say their vows in early november at the epiphany of our lord church in philadelphia and continue their celebration at the cescaphe ballroom. they requested an elegant wedding announcement inspired by the art deco period. the invitation is letterpress with stunning antique gold and emerald green inks. for their reply postcard we used a vintage black and white photograph of the formally renowned imperial theater (circa 1914), which has been transformed into the cescaphe ballroom. at the bride’s request, we had a little fun with gatsby-inspired reply wording. the emerald details card was full of helpful information for their guests, complete with a custom monogram. all guests’ mailing addresses were digitally printed in emerald on crisp soft white envelopes. lastly, the bundle was wrapped in a shiny metallic gold cord. we are excited to get started on the rest of domenica’s day of stationery!

work wednesday: kelsey + adam.

kelsey and adam will hear wedding bells this september at the atrium at the curtis center in philadelphia. also known as the city of brotherly love, philadelphia just so happens to be where the love between kelsey and adam all started. the couple-to-be, who would travel from texas every so often to meet with us, was looking for a traditional nuptial invitation with a touch of class and elegance. their package included a chic letterpress invitation with two shades of gray. the customary set, complete with reply, details card, and monogram tag, were put together with a soft blush belly band. this package was tied together with a light gray grossgrain ribbon to seal the deal. these stylish invites were sent to guests in a simple white envelope with digitally printed addresses. we hope their wedding is as timeless as their invitation!

work wednesday: sophia + daniel.


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sophia + dan requested an invite package that was casual, clean and set the tone for the city of brotherly love (philadelphia). these guys tied the knot last weekend inside the lofty space of front & palmer. the invitation, reply postcard, and details card were all printed in full color and bound together with a deep purple hemp twine. they were mailed in an aquamarine envelope which was wrapped with the guest address label. we wish these newlyweds many happy years together in philly!

the big day: anne + randy.


we just learned that anne and randy are about to bring a baby boy into this world any moment now!! to celebrate we’d like to reminisce and share their star-studded wedding day from october 2013. we designed their philly-themed save the date and starry silver foil wedding invitation, along with all of their coordinating day-of stationery seen here.

wedding invitations: loveleigh invitations
dress: ulla-maija couture from gabriella, nyc
photography: shane carpener of readyluck
videography: a love supreme productions

venue: the franklin institute
catering: frog commissary
flowers: fleur de lis’s margaux st. ledger
band: eric nicolas and one love
hair: bobbie yanoupeth of bahtoh
makeup: alison cornely

[ images above: copyright readyluck ]

work wednesday: samantha + brian.

samantha + brian were married a couple weeks ago at front & palmer in the south kensington art district of philadelphia. samantha came to our design brainstorming session with a very open mind. she had only had one request, that the invite reflect the venue — a lofty barrel factory that was revamped into a modern event space. her invite captured this love of organic meets graphic with handwritten fonts and bold pattern. we stuck with a simple white and gray palette with pops of jade green and yellow ochre to compliment the autumn season. the invitation and response postcard were both letterpress on thick cranes lettra stock. the return address was rubber-stamped onto the back of the response cards. the two cards were wrapped together with a wide chevron belly band and natural jute twine with monogram tag. the invites were mailed out in kraft envelopes with digitally printed guest addresses. we love when a client gives us so much creative freedom!