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

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.

Illustrations & Patterns

One of my favorite things to do is draw. I can not remember a time where I wasn’t drawing or creating something (sorry for cutting up all those family pictures Mom) So needless to say doing this for a living is pretty good. I was fortunate enough to be asked by a very cool clothing company to help illustrate for their Fall 2010 line. We did some boyish images as well as some really cute girly ones. We also developed new patterns based on elements found in nature (wood grain and pebbles) Check them out!