Monday, September 10, 2012

Breaking news!!! Did you know you can now purchase Envelopments items a-la-carte directly from my website!!

So you know you want to get involved – super involved – in the design and production of your event stationery; you want to Do It Yourself (DIY). Whether you are just starting out looking for inspiration OR you’ve done your research (you know what you want, you know the look you’re going for and the parts you need to make it all come together); LimoncelloSTYLE, in partnership with Envelopments, has a new option for you.

When you click on the banner above, you’ll be transported to the LimoncelloSTYLE showcase on the which highlights my services and portfolio. But what is really great about the new Envelopments website is that you can search through a massive library of some of the most beautiful pieces you’ll ever see for inspiration if you’re looking for some and/or you can look items up by color, shape or size. Once you have found what you are looking for (whether it be an entire invitation suite or just a pack of envelopes) you can order your materials directly from the site!! This brand new tool is a fantastic way to partner with LimoncelloSTYLE to create a custom design for you, while allowing yourself to remain completely involved and hands-on with the production of your pieces.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Michelle and Chris - A Hamptons Vineyard Affaire

I'm so excited to share this next invitation suite with you as it was for a very special client. My husband's cousin, Michelle, married an incredibly awesome guy, Chris, this past September at Martha Clara Vineyards on the North Fork of Long Island.

The vineyard was so beautiful and rustic and the wedding was delightful. Working on Michelle and Chris' invitations was a joy - not only because they are family, but because their style was so laid back and their vision was so pretty.

We got an early start on the invitation design which allowed us time to send out a coordinating Save-the-Date. Michelle and Chris wanted to work with yellow and gray with pops of navy as their scheme, so I was really excited to suggest this gorgeous yellow and white brocade stock from Envelopments.

We used a flip card to convey the Save the Date information with a calendar and information about their website on the back. They were then shipped out in Goodnight Navy envelopes with coordinating address labels.

When it came time to create the invitation itself, Michelle and Chris wanted to somehow incorporate some photos they had of the venue since it was so beautiful. Michelle was able to provide a photo of the barn on the Vineyard where the reception would be held and from there I created a sketch. The drawing and main text of the invitation was in gray, with their names in contrasting Navy. Mounted on a shimmery navy card, the invitation coordinated well with the RSVP which also had a sketch detail (this time, of wine barrels) and was mounted on the white/yellow brocade card stock.

The entire suite was wrapped up in a yellow and white brocade pocket envelope. The pocket envelope is a great alternative if you are in love with a detailed card stock, but it isn't available in envelopes. With some double-stick tape and a coordinating wrap-around label, we were able to send out a piece that truly stood out from the rest!

Michelle and Chris were a joy to work with and it was an honor to be able to bring their vision to life. Their beautiful wedding was also recently featured over at Well Wed - I hope you'll check it out!


The invitation designs showcased here are just one of many examples of how LimoncelloSTYLE can work with you to customize your wedding stationery to truly represent your event. Call Miriam at LimoncelloSTYLE to set up a free consultation today: 617.943.9273

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Marta and Al's Vineyard Wedding

I am beyond excited to finally, FINALLY(!!), share this beautiful suite that I designed for Marta and Al's wedding on Martha's Vineyard this past Fall.  It has been over a year since I first shared with you a glimpse of their save-the-date.  Please accept my apologies for taking so long to post these pictures...I rarely post an invitation suite until after the event has passed and it just so happened that our little Ladybug was born shortly thereafter and things have been a bit crazy since then!

But now, without further ado...Marta and Al's Invitation suite - including save-the-date with coordinating envelope; invitation mounted on a pocket enclosure for keeping all of the materials organized; RSVP and coordinating envelope; visitor information card; rehearsal dinner invitation; song recommendation card and thank you cards with coordinating envelopes.

(Click on any of the photos to enlarge)

When I first met with Marta in the Fall of 2010, she wasn't entirely sure what she wanted, but she had so much confidence in my work.  (Side note - I will never forget Marta's uncompromising belief in my work and how much it has meant to me)  I had just become a licensed Envelopments dealer...I didn't even have my full showcase with me...just a swatch book!  Thankfully, we keyed in pretty early on focusing on the natural, coastal, relaxed vibe of the beach club venue they had selected for their event.

I immediately thought of the beauty of grasscloth and the texture it could bring to the suite.  Marta knew she was going to carry sunflowers, so from there we had a wonderful jumping off point.

The save-the-date was mounted on a shimmery, navy card stock to give the piece a bit of a surprise element.  We both really loved the selection of fonts that Envelopments had used in one of their sample pieces and we opted to use that as well as the general design of their names across the pieces.  The save the date was off-set print with exact color matching to the layering piece and the contrasting 'Kelp' envelope.

The wide band of horizontally aligned grasscloth truly makes this invitation unique.

The invitation was mounted on a matte blue, pocket card that allowed for all of the inserts to be tucked tidily in the back.  The RSVP was mounted on the same shimmery blue card stock as the original save-the-date.  All of the pieces in the invitation suite were printed using thermography, which is a slightly raised printing technique that can also be perfectly matched to specific colors.

This invitation suite was such a fun, inspiring project to work on and I loved working with Marta and Al on all of the details.  The end result was such a beautiful surprise for their guests to discover when they opened their invitations.  I have always loved including textural pieces in my designs as I feel they add another sensory element to the design.  Turns out I have been ahead of the curve all this time as Envelopments has recently incorporated more textural pieces in their line, naming texture as an emerging trend!!

You can see more of this beautiful wedding over at WellWed on the Cape...and as always, I invite you to check out my portfolio at

Thanks for letting me share and many thanks to Marta and Al for their amazing inspiration!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Many thanks to all of my 2011 clients...

Weddings, Wedding Venues
2012 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners

I'm super excited to announce that LimoncelloSTYLE has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award™ 2012 for Invitations!

The annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, I was selected based on my stellar reviews from past newlywed clients. 

I was recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year. 

Here's a blurb from the official award:
“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Miriam at LimoncelloSTYLE, LLC for her continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”
I'm super excited that LimoncelloSTYLE is one of the very best stationery professionals within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee (the latter of which I was a contributing writer for way back when I planned my own shindig). I'd like to thank my past clients for taking the time to review my business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback I was able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012. 

For more information, please visit my website at or my WeddingWire Storefront today.

To learn more about the Bride's Choice Awards™, please visit

Friday, January 6, 2012

Introducing my latest project!

It has been a while since I have posted anything here.  Mostly because we have been very busy preparing for and welcoming a baby girl into our family.

Margaret Clarinda was born on October 27, nine days ahead of schedule.  She'll go by her middle name which was quite a challenge to announce.  I finally decided to create a piece with her photo on the front and a small explanation on the inside of the meaning of her first and middle names.  But I also didn't want to outright say she'd go by her middle name. Click on the photo's below to see how we managed to convey the information.

I used the most delicious paper from Envelopments for this announcement.  The paper is two sided in cream and gray.  I matched the typefaces to the gray of the cardstock and then used a tart-y pink layering piece for the photo on the front paired with a peach shimmer envelope.

So far we haven't heard anyone call her by her first name who has received the announcement, so we must have conveyed this successfully!

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Kimberly

Recently I had a chance to recreate the Johanna invitation that I featured last fall.

A client contacted me who was absolutely in love with the concept and had a piece of custom artwork that she wanted to use and all we had to do was work out the rest of the color scheme.

We made a few changes based on the different type of wedding they were having. For instance, this wedding is being held at a country club, whereas Johanna's was in the backwoods of the Catskill Mountains. To reflect this change, we used a custom punched band to hold their extra materials in rather than a natural, lotka paper.

As always, it was a joy to work on these invitations and so fun to create something new out of an already established design.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Unchosen One

One of the many great things about being a licensed Envelopments dealer is that I have access to their pre-made design templates. Normally, this isn't something that I take advantage of - I like to create my own designs. But sometimes it is nice to be able to pull a tree or a flourish if I need one.

Recently, I had a client contact me who described her and her fiancé as fun, spontaneous, quirky and not too serious. They were looking for a save the date for their long, fall weekend wedding that would have an itinerary as well as all sorts of information on everything from how to get there to what to do with your dog. And since their last name was 'Folly'* they wanted to call it "A Fall 'Folly'-age Wedding".

Oh, and she needed it yesterday.

Because of her time constraints, I decided to use an Envelopments design as a jumping off point and stick close to their design work. This saved us both oodles of time.

Here's the original Envelopments design for a weekend itinerary (click to make larger):

And here was my tweaked design to fit her fall 'Folly'-age wedding weekend (click to enlarge):

In the end, she decided not to go with this design as it ended up not being what she and her fiancé wanted; so this isn't a final version of what it could have looked like. But still, it was great to be able to fall back on something that was already created so when my client decided to go in another direction, we hadn't lost much time.

*that's actually not their last name...I always change names...but it is similar enough for you to get the point.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Website is down

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you know that the website is down as it was hacked a few days ago. I am in the middle of several important client deliverable dates and thus website maintenance will have to wait for a few more days.

Thank you for your patience during this time.



Friday, January 28, 2011

Fall Vineyard Save the Date

I've been working with a client who is getting married on Martha's Vineyard in the Fall. She wasn't too set on any specific design concepts for her wedding when we first met which can be daunting to a designer to try and determine. But after speaking with her during an initial consultation I was able to come up with a few possible designs for her. One of my favorite parts of this career I have chosen is being able to take what a client has in their heads and in their hearts and create pieces that reflect that to their guests.

In the end, my client and her fiance chose a really beautiful suite that has some of my favorite details.

Below is their save-the-date (keep in mind that ALL information has been changed to protect the innocent).
I always love being in touch with a client in time to send out a save-the-date that coordinates with the entire invitation suite - I know when I receive an invitation in the mail that coordinates with the save-the-date I received earlier it really makes me excited about anticipating the type of event to expect.

I can't wait to show you what the full suite looks like, but I want to wait a bit longer to highlight the invitation itself so that they have time for their guests to receive them...that means you're going to have to be patient for a few more months!! But believe is TOTALLY worth it.

In the meantime, here's a fun game: what slightly-unexpected detail do you think we will be including in the invitation design?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More parties!!

Here's another fun party invitation that I did for a client before the Christmas break. I used a few elements from the Envelopments line - specifically, the layout of the date and their tree graphic.

I loved the jewel tones of the double mount invitation and envelope and the client really responded favorably!