It’s never a dull day at the studio, where we are constantly hard at work juggling various projects for clients, creating new products for our retail shop, and of course, designing Bespoke, fully-custom wedding stationery for brides (which we hold near and dear to our hearts)!
Over the years, our Bespoke suites have continued to flourish, and we absolutely enjoy working with brides to make something uniquely theirs for that special day. Our very first suite that Yao created was for a photoshoot with Earnest Home Co that was featured in Style Me Pretty. That marked the beginning of the wedding stationery design aspect of our business, and it's truly amazing to see all of the new suites we have created since!
Just as no two brides are the same, neither are their stationery needs. From color schemes to design, Yao works with each client personally to create the wedding pieces of their dreams. Our design services range from invitation suites to day-of pieces, and everything in-between! Yao begins by sketching various layouts that then get translated into fully-painted designs, which we later refine with our clients. The process is catered to the specific needs of every couple. We work closely together through every step of this process to make sure that each piece and design is exactly as they envision it to be!
At Yao Cheng Design, we strive to design something that brides and their guests will enjoy and have to cherish all of the wonderful memories that come with a wedding day because to us, these wedding pieces are more than just pieces of paper. We see them as pieces to an even larger love story. For more information on pricing and our design process, please contact us and visit the Bespoke wedding section of our website. Looking for something equally beautiful, but has a shorter turnaround time and is not as involved in terms of the design process? We also have 5 lovely suites available in our Collection wedding section, where you will be able to find everything you need, such as Save the Dates, Invitations, and Reception stationeries!
This comprehensive wedding suite was a delight to work on! Together with the couple, Yao created everything from Save the Dates to reception pieces, such as "Thank You" tags and escort cards. It was a joy to see so many beautiful pieces come together for their big day! The Save the Date is a postcard that was designed to give guests a preview of all the lovely pieces they could expect in the coming months. For the invitation suite, it was important for all of the pieces to maintain a cohesive feel but not become too "matchy" with one another. The map is a great way to break up the uniformity of the floral design, because it adds whimsical illustrations to the mix! As we began working on the various reception pieces, it was clear that we should continue with the floral theme to bring it all together. Their escort cards were digitally printed, followed by Yao's custom calligraphy, which were written individually. The gift tags added a special touch for the guests and even includes a wedding quote!
This Ohio couple wanted something simple, yet elegant. We decided on a green color-scheme to give their suite a fresh, summer feel. Their vision for a custom Save the Date really captures the natural beauty of their wedding venue among a birch forest. The invitation + RSVP is classic as well, as Yao painted mostly hydrangeas and bright green foliage to match their bouquet!
This local, Columbus couple wanted each piece in the suite to be harmonious with one another, and it was important to tie in a jubilant yellow throughout! For the main floral motif, the bride decided on large, yellow peonies, followed by smaller arrangements of soft pinks and oranges to give the design some more variety. It was also important to offset all of the yellows and pinks with muted eucalyptus stems throughout, so as to not overwhelm the overall look. Their invitation suite comes with a details card that provides more information for guests, as well as an outer, inner, and RSVP envelopes. For these envelopes, it was essential for the bride to have both an outer and inner invitation envelope so that they could specify, in a formal way, the individual guests who were invited! The return addresses were silkscreened, but the mailing addresses were individually hand-written by Yao.
This Virginia couple wanted something that was classic, but also highlighted the bright pinks and oranges of their floral arrangements! We focused on a basic package for their Invitations + RSVP, but created a more elaborate suite for their Day Of pieces. What Yao loved most about working with this couple were their unique reception cards! It gave her an opportunity to explore new layouts and arrangements for pieces such as a large seating chart, menus, social cards, "Thank You" gift tags, and bar/drink menus (not shown here). Their reception pieces add lots of colors and pops to an otherwise formal dinner setting!
And lastly, here are two smaller projects that showcase an invitation & reception wedding pieces, and a custom table number with personal quotes.
Yao addresses every envelope and caters the lettering to fit each individual bespoke suite! If you would like to contact us for your wedding or more details regarding any of these projects, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are here to work with you and make your ideas come true on paper!
All photographs captured here, unless otherwise stated, are by Christa Kimble Photography.