You can find me blogging over at Petal and Print these days!


Becket Hitch

We're proud sponsors of Becket Hitch, a makers market coming up on Saturday November 13th at the ever so awesome Woodberry Kitchen. Won't you join us there? Details about the market can be found here.



Thank you to Amber for including us in this lovely style shoot at Kentucky Knob, a beautiful venue in Pennsylvania. Check out the whole shoot over on The Bride's Cafe!



Snippet & Ink has been a favorite of ours for years. Kathryn puts out top notch content each and every day that keeps us coming back for more. She's about to get married, and we can just imagine how hard it is to narrow down the ideas when she has been cataloging beautiful weddings for so long. We've been incredibly honored to be included on Snippet & Ink over the years, and we just want to congratulate Kathryn on the gorgeous re-design of the blog this past week. Did I mention the seriously lovely new calligraphy logo? LOVE! Thanks again Kathryn for all your hard work and inspiration over the years!



Ok, so I don't want this blog to get all bogged down with this other little thing I do, but I am just so excited about this little beauty (custom cake topper) that I cannot resist sharing it here! remember the adorable wedding posters we featured last week... did I mention David and Ali also hired Petal and Print (aka me) to make all their wedding flowers? I was beyond thrilled to work with them on both projects!



So my cute friends David and Ali are getting married, and it's been an absolute blast working with them on the details! They're getting married in California in a private ceremony, then they are hosting an east coast reception upon their return. This invitation is both an announcement of their upcoming marriage, and an invitation to their bash. Congratulations Ali and David!



I think in August there is going to be an out of control number of posts. There is a backlog of pictures and projects to be posted that I have not been able to sit down and get online yet this summer. The wedding season just keeps getting longer, and we're not complaining. But I don't want to bore you or have you thinking we've been up to nothing over here, so I thought I would post a recent favorite - woodgrain details. These are reception items printed on fantastic woodgrain paper. They are for an upcoming shoot in a local publication. Sorry for the terrible pictures - I'll be excited to share the details when the magazine goes to print!



I've been making these fabric flowers for about 2 years now (ever since my own wedding) but I could not quite find the right home for them between my two businesses, Chelle Paperie, right here, and Churchtown Chapeau Co, right here. I decided it was time for them to have a home of their own. So without further ado, I introduce Petal and Print. It's not quite complete yet, but I'm hoping the site and shop will be done by the end of July. It will eventually include both fabric flowers and ready to order paper goods. In the meantime, if you are interested in fabric flowers for your wedding or any event, please let me know! All the flowers are totally custom made by hand, out of whatever materials you like (my prefered materials are linen and silk). They can be custom dyed, and will last a lifetime! The images shown here are of a beautiful Baton Rouge bride and her girls. The images here are courtesy of Emily Fuselier.



So the newest issue of NonPareil launched tonight and it is GORGEOUS! You can check out the designs we worked on for a shoot with Moira Events inspired by the Great Gatsby right here. All screenshots here are courtesy of NonPareil. Images in story are by Sarah France. Pretty flowers by Rae Florae. Enjoy the full issue slowly, because it is overloaded with beautiful ideas, resources and images. Once again a huge thumbs up and thank you to Maddy and Kristen for another fantastic issue!
PS - click on the images to enlarge :)


By now, most of you know that we sew, and that we are willing to print on pretty much anything under the sun, and I bet you even saw a sneak peek of these a few months back, but since I have found a little tiny block of time (when I should really be sleeping) I'm going to try to get a few projects up on the blog. This was a really fun, really challenging project. Sky Blue Events came to us with the idea of an old school subway map as their jumping off point, and when they told me they were doing subway token candies as favors, I immediately knew the tiny custom printed silk bags were the way to go. I designed the layout based on the historical typography of the map they were using as the base of their design, and we kept the color palette super simple. These custom favor bags are 100% dupioni silk, printed flat and stitched into these lovely little bags. I could not be happier with the results.


Oh, Blog friends, It's been far too long, and my only excuse is this, we're in the thick of it now - wedding season - so I will post when I can, and then I will see you on the flip side! To tide you over, a few quick pictures of the invitations we just finished up for my sweet cousin Erin who is getting married in August in new england.



Just a few quick shots of the new business cards and hang tags that we designed and printed for Kohli (to be fair, I let her do most of the printing - lovely work for a first time printer!)



Here's a little something I do on the side. I sew. A lot. These are 9 inch custom linen bridesmaid blooms, an 11 inch bridal bloom, and a 7.5 inch junior bridesmaid bloom. I just finished them up for a super cute southern bride and I cannot wait to see her pictures when they are in! If you're interested in custom fabric flowers for a wedding or event, either as centerpieces, bouquets or accessories, please feel free to shoot me an email over at Churchtown Chapeau Co.



I'm happy to see you all have not deserted me yet. It's been a wonderful and busy time here at Chelle Paperie and I will try try try to be better about popping in on the blog to show you more of the goodness we've been working on here. In the meantime, here is a simple and pretty save the date we finished up a few weeks ago. It's a double sided postcard, and is a great option if you are a bride on a budget, or if you're just the kind of no fuss couple that Meghan and Ryan are. We're looking forward to designing their invitations next week.


Popping By

Just popping in today to share a sneak peek at something we are working on for next week. It's printed on dupioni silk! I'm kind of a geek for printing on wacky materials, like this silk, and the leather invitations you see here as well. If you don't already know, everything we do at Chellé Paperie is custom, so for us it is a welcome challenge to work with materials like silk, wood, leather, whatever!



Dear Blog Friends,
We have been very busy and have neglected you. We're sorry. It's wedding season as you know, so posting might be lighter than usual around here. Thanks for your understanding and for checking back for updates! The picture above is of a little project that we are finishing up this week. Stitched paper labels on my very favorite linen. We'll post more pictures of those in the coming weeks.



My dear friend Jodi recently proposed that we start a rotating supper club, and she went about planning it, and got us all organized so that we could have our very first dinner last night! Jodi made the appetizers, Rachelle brought drinks, I made the main course, Mary Laurel did the side dish and Kohli made dessert. Whoever gets the main course, hosts, so I was happy that most of the flowers from my arrangement (3 weeks ago) were still going strong! I rearranged them in mason jars, threw some fabric on the table, and called it done. It was absolutely wonderful to spend time in the company of creative, enthusiastic, foodie girlfriends, and I can't wait for the next one! Oh, and why is this filed under inspiration? Because I am planning to make adorable little recipe cards for us each to fill out for our contribution each month. That way, everyone goes home with 4 new recipes, and the plan for an entire meal!



I love that Little Stella had a fondness for poodles and that we were able to make this second birthday party invitation both sophisticated and fun! These are from last year, but I just came across them today and realized I had not featured them before.  We do a lot of wedding invitations at the paperie, but we love that we also get to work on projects like this light-hearted design. Pink poodles and girly type - what is not to love?



These are menus, escort cards and table numbers we designed as part of our ornamental vine invitation suite. They are featured in the current issue of Baltimore Bride as part of a tablescape we styled for their piece One Venue Three Ways. For more information about these or other day of stationery, contact the Paperie today. Happy weekend everyone, enjoy the sunshine!



I've been printing for about 7 years now, and have been collecting little presses along the way. The big one is 9x13 inches and is my go to press. I  just sold the little one on the left, and the black one is just for being cute. I'm excited to have just met someone who may be able to sandblast and repaint the little beast for me, and I am thinking a high gloss cream or really pale pink would be AMAZING! Here at the Paperie, we're gearing up to letterpress all of our new corporate stationery and business cards, and I am getting excited to mix up inks and try them out! 


Wedding Photography : Brian Tropiano

Since photography is a love of mine, second only to stationery, I like to feature beautiful wedding photography on the blog when I get a chance!  It was my pleasure to meet with Brian yesterday. He's a friend of a friend and he's on his way to Haiti for two weeks. It was nice to talk with him about the work he'll be doing there, and the work he does as a wedding photographer based in DC. You can take a look at his website and blog for more images from weddings he's been shooting.  All the photos above are from his blog. I just love the portrait of the bride and groom on the marshes!