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.
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.
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 ]
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!