The Knot :: Playful Palette

Last year one our good friends, Jove Meyer of Jove Meyer Events, reached out with a very exciting opportunity. He would be styling a shoot for The Knot and asked Swiss Cottage to create the paper goods for the event. Once he described his vision – bright colors, fun patterns, and bold shapes – we were in!

Jove and all of the other contributors did a truly amazing job pulling everything together. We were so excited to see the photos after the shoot and waited to share them with bated breath. After much anticipation, the time has finally arrived!

Everything came together so beautifully. It’s a great example of how bold design elements can be combined to create a refined and elegant look. The table setting is my personal favorite – everything is unique in its own right without needing to compete with the other pieces.




A huge thank you to Jove for making it happen as well as to all of the talented contributors!

Planner + Designer – Jove Meyer Events
Stationery / Menus + Programs + Place mats + Invites + Save the Dates + Charity Signs – Swiss Cottage Designs
Flowers – Lindsay Rae Design
Vintage Glassware – Little Vintage Rentals
Furniture Rentals / Table + Chairs – Taylor Creative
Tabletop Rentals / Linens + Cutlery + Chargers + China – Broadway Party Rentals
Custom Hand Decorated Shoes – Hushed Commotion
Custom Made Suit – A Suit That Fits
Cake – Lael Cakes

Weekend in the Woods :: Alyssa + Drew

Fall has officially arrived in Brooklyn! I’m loving the cool weather and changing leaves. The only downside is how early it’s getting dark now! But if that’s the trade off for spiced treats and the ability to dress in layers, I’ll take it.

With the changing seasons, it seemed only right to bring a bit of autumn color to the blog. Alyssa and Drew planned a beautiful fall weekend in Ontario that included not only their wedding festivities but also canoeing, fishing, hiking, and swimming! The couple wanted an invitation that would get their guests excited about the woodsy weekend that awaited them.

My favorite part of the invitation is the lush border. It showcases the natural foliage of the area as well as the warm colors of the changing leaves. I also can’t help but feel nice and snuggly when I see the flannel inspired envelope liner.¬†Oh, who is that cute turtle on the crest, you may ask? That’s Caeser, their beloved pet. Their invitation just wouldn’t be complete with him!

I had a lot of fun working with Alyssa and Drew to bring their vision to life and hope you like it too. Hopefully the weather is lovely wherever you are and you’re treating yourself to plenty of pumpkin flavored goodies.







Cheers Mate!

There is something so fun about getting a real letter in the mail. When you see a colored envelope peeking out of your bills and junk, it’s always exciting. I like to treat the envelopes as an extension of the stationery. I don’t like to just slap the return address on it and call it a day. I think it’s a great “teaser” for what you will find inside. I love these English inspired envelopes. Fun and quirky- I would certainly welcome this over the ConEd bill any day!

Always Recycle

I love when I can use something twice, it feels like you get more bang for your buck. A client wanted some hand lined envelopes with a butterfly theme. I was able to go back and use a pattern I had created for something else and recycled it for this job. The black and white pattern plays nicely off the kraft envelope and creates a fresh look. I have to admit, my favorite part of this is the return address. The more creative the better. I think I have unhealthy obsession with envelope liners, but they just look so good!

Lovely Liners

When it comes to stationery and wedding invitations there is nothing more top of the line than envelope liners. They add the “wow” element and really make your envelope stand out. Plus, I love that is comes as a surprise. No one expects it but then you open it and there it is. Last month I created some new patterns for a project I am working on. I wanted to try them out as envelope liners. This one makes me want to be out in the sun PRONTO!

Here is a little behind the scenes look at how this pattern was created. The flowers were hand drawn on tracing paper, scanned and then digitally colored.

And while we’re on the topic of behind the scenes, here is another sneak peek for you. It’s the second pattern I was working on for the project I mentioned above. Check it out.