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  • Welcome to our little type lovefest! We’ll be posting some of our favorites on Fridays, along with Lauren Elise Crafted, Steph from BubblerockChelsey from Fourth and Folded , Jen from Blush PrintablesKerry at Super SwoonJenny from Hank + Hunt, Lauren from Palm PapersBrancoprata, Alison from Alison Owen Design, Laurel from Go Against From The Grain,Vicki from Vicki Designer, Catherine from Design Editor, Wendy from Weswen Design,  Allie from Honey Bee Invites, Anna from And Everything Nice and Cécile from My Paper LoungeFor even more type inspiration, check out the Fontophile Files from the Aerialist Press, and Font Love over at the Knotty Bride.

    Holy smokes- it’s been forty Font Fridays! We’re loving our fortieth find:

    font friday 40 - reverie

    Typefaces that are available in several weights are fantastic additions to your collection- you never have to worry about the fonts matching (they’re the same- so they always do!) and using the different weights can add dimension and emphasis. Reverie has a playful, airy feel- we think it’d be perfect paired with a whimsical script for a fun wedding set.

    Type samples from My Fonts

  • Eeep- it’s February! Anyone else absolutely shocked it’s the second month of 2012 already!?

    Time has been flying by and it seems like only yesterday (it was August) that we were getting an email that has had us excited for the past six months. And today- today!- tickets go on sale for this:

     

    tickets for borrowed - a wedding show for the creative i do!

    We are beyond thrilled to be involved with Borrowed- it’s right up our little creative alley. If you’re looking for a wedding show that’s, well, not your typical wedding show, you need to come check this one out. Save the date- April 1- and we’ll see you there!

    In the meantime, head over to the Borrowed blog for all kinds of goodness:

    - Our  Borrowed Bio- find out if we’re barefoot or boots (this was a split vote) and why we couldn’t pick a favorite movie (this has everything do with Sons of Anarchy and Dexter- big surprise).

    - ENTER the ridiculous wedding giveaway from Jillian McGrath Photography and Birdhouse Productions.

    - Four gorgeously different and amazing promo shoots- we love each and every one.

    Image from Borrowed Event

  • Welcome to our little type lovefest! We’ll be posting some of our favorites on Fridays, along with Lauren Elise Crafted, Steph from BubblerockChelsey from Fourth and Folded , Jen from Blush PrintablesKerry at Super SwoonJenny from Hank + Hunt, Lauren from Palm PapersBrancoprata, Alison from Alison Owen Design, Laurel from Go Against From The Grain,Vicki from Vicki Designer, Catherine from Design Editor, Wendy from Weswen Design,  Allie from Honey Bee Invites, Anna from And Everything Nice and Cécile from My Paper LoungeFor even more type inspiration, check out the Fontophile Files from the Aerialist Press, and Font Love over at the Knotty Bride.

    Apologies in advance for all the caps- yes, we are screaming at you and yes, we that excited :)

    There may or may not have been some serious jumping up and down action over here when we found out about this bit of awesome: one of our favorite font sites, You Work For Them, is having a MAJOR typeface sale. Until February 1, all of the YWFR typefaces are- wait for it- fifty. Percent. Off. That’s 50%, people. As in, get these fantastic fonts for HALF OFF.

    font friday 29 - you work for them (hannah, mr hyde, welna, victoria)

    We particularly love all the hand drawn inspired typefaces: Hannah, Mr Hyde, Welna and Victoria are just a few of our favorites.

    Also today: check us out on Bayside Bride with an artsy colorboard- you really can find wedding inspiration everywhere. Have a great weekend!

    Type samples from You Work For Them

  • This teal and deep purple tablescape had us at first look- we LOVE the contrast of the flowers with the beautiful blue tableware. The different tones of blue in the plates and the cups (which are fabulous by the way! The subtle texture on the tumblers, swoon!) are gorgeous and we love the pop of cream from the chargers.

    colorboard 12 - teal, aquamarine, deep purple, cream

    Dapper Images via The Found Blog, design by Adrienne Smith // menu by Little Bit Heart

    We’d also like to share a bit- 3 bits!- of good news:

    A tablescape we worked on with Julie from Strawberry Milk Events and David Hartcorn Photography was featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style- we’re thrilled to add another print credit to our featured list!

    We’re one of Bayside Bride’s handpicked stationery vendors- so honored to have that cute little crab on our picture!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you to our amazing couples who left such sweet reviews for us- we got the news this week that we’ve won a Bride’s Choice Award on WeddingWire. This stamp of approval means that we’re in the top 5 percent of local wedding pros from the WeddingWire Network, and we are so grateful to our clients. By the way, anyone else think they should rename this award? We’re proud to have reviews from our grooms too :)

    Happy Wednesday!

  • Welcome to our little type lovefest! We’ll be posting some of our favorites on Fridays, along with Lauren Elise Crafted, Steph from BubblerockChelsey from Fourth and Folded , Jen from Blush PrintablesKerry at Super SwoonJenny from Hank + Hunt, Lauren from Palm PapersBrancoprata, Alison from Alison Owen Design, Laurel from Go Against From The Grain,Vicki from Vicki Designer, Catherine from Design Editor, Wendy from Weswen Design,  Allie from Honey Bee Invites, Anna from And Everything Nice and Cécile from My Paper LoungeFor even more type inspiration, check out the Fontophile Files from the Aerialist Press, and Font Love over at the Knotty Bride.

    All we really need to say about this one:

    Gorgeous calligraphy,

    Emily Lime,

    and 50% off.

    font friday 38 - carolyna black


    From Emily Lime- who brought us Carolyna and Emily Lime, both absolutely lovely typefaces based on calligraphy- comes  a thicker version of Carolyna with even more calligraphic goodness. Those thicks and thins! Beautiful. And there’s a HUGE sale until January 11th: this little gem is just $44.50. We’ll see you over at MyFonts, checking out :)
  • Don’t forget to visit Every Last Detail for more Thursday Tips!

    Getting back to blogging this week! For today’s Thursday Tip, I’m (Jenna) stepping out of our stationery box and giving you one straight from my personal wedding planning experience.

    I’d have to get married, oh, about fifty times and have fifty different weddings to include all the amazing details and DIY projects that I pin like crazy on Pinterest. You know I’d keep the groom :) But I’d also keep my vendor team- they rocked it and I’m STILL so thrilled with everything from our wedding day. Being in the wedding industry and looking at gorgeous weddings every day, that’s HUGE.

    thursday tip - choosing your vendor team



    My theory on why we lucked out with awesome vendors? We found a photographer we fell in love with- Amy Raab- and listened when she gave recommendations for our other vendors. And boy, did she know what she was talking about. Thanks to Amy, we ended up choosing two other fantastic creatives: Tonya from Blue Sky Films and our florist, Jo.

    If you love one of your vendors- their style, their attitude, their personality- ask them about vendors they love! They’ll know a lot of vendors, but even better: they’ll know the vendors that share their style, that they get along with and that do good work. You have a great chance of finding another keeper. Happy planning!

  • As we wind down the holidays and get ready to say hello to 2012, we thought we’d take a little walk down memory lane with some of the accomplishments we’re most proud of this year.

    The Blog

    Wow did we kick up the blogging this year! 2011 was the year of the regular blog posts- we finally hit our stride thanks to a couple of weekly series: Thursday Tips and Font Friday. We can’t say enough about the amazing, type loving kindred spirits we’ve found in the Font Friday ladies, and Lauren from Every Last Detail’s great idea for Thursday Tips was an awesome motivator for us to start sharing stationery advice (check out some of our other archives too: colorboards and inspiration, in progress posts, and real weddings). We’re so grateful for everyone who takes the time to read, and for every single comment.

    little bit heart 2011 in review : the blog

    Summer PrintableFont Friday #34Amanda + Tony - Hey Diddle Diddle Baby ShowerColorboard #9Thursday Tip: Printing Methods

    The Clients

    Speaking of real weddings- just a quick glance at this section will tell you what lucky, lucky girls we are: our clients are amazing. A big thank you to all of our lovely clients for giving us so much inspiration this year- from the DC skyline to woodgrain paper to oversized rhinestones to lace and wax seals. We’ve loved every minute.

    The Community

    We’re constantly wowed by the community we’ve been blessed with this year- it’s one of our favorite parts about working in this industry. From TWIPS to local wedding vendors, it’s been amazing getting to know so many fantastic wedding pros.

    The Shop

    This was definitely a labor of love- up and running right in time for the holidays, we’re still on kind of a “We did it!” high from this one. We have some big plans for this little shop in 2012!

    little bit heart shop - http://shop.littlebitheart.com

    The Features

    We got to check some big dreams off of our goal list this year- in print (two times!) and on some of our favorite blogs. Here are a few of the places we’ve had the honor of being featured this year:

    kristen and devin on style me pretty! little bit heart

    Kristen and Devin on Style Me Pretty - photo by Our Labor of Love

    featured in matchbook magazine

     Matchbook Magazine Shoot with AproChic + Mochatini – photos by Rachel Mcginn

    featured on brenda's wedding blog - bee mine shoot

    Bee Mine Shoot with Two Wedding Belles on Brenda’s Wedding Blog – photo by Swoon Over It

    featured on the twips blog

    Modern wedding shoot with Simply & ForeverBrit Stewart Weddings – photo by The Rasers

    vintage garden shoot with bayside bride - sweet tea photography

    Vintage garden shoot on Bayside Bride – photos by Sweet Tea Photography

    2011 was so good to us, and we are beyond grateful. We can’t wait to see what the next year holds.

    Happy New Year!

  • Happy Holidays from Little Bit Heart! Wishing you and yours joy, peace and love this season.

    happy holidays from little bit heart!

    We’ll be taking a little holiday break from the 24th to the 2nd- we’ll be checking email, just at a slower pace :)

  • Welcome to our little type lovefest! We’ll be posting some of our favorites on Fridays, along with Lauren Elise Crafted, Steph from Bubblerock, Chelsey from Fourth and Folded , Jen from Blush Printables, Kerry at Super Swoon, Jenny from Hank + Hunt, Lauren from Palm Papers, Brancoprata, Alison from Alison Owen Design, Laurel from Go Against From The Grain,Vicki from Vicki Designer, Catherine from Design Editor, Wendy from Weswen Design,  Allie from Honey Bee Invites, Anna from And Everything Nice and Cécile from My Paper Lounge. For even more type inspiration, check out the Fontophile Files from the Aerialist Press, and Font Love over at the Knotty Bride.

    This typeface is named McCartney. One of the type samples says “Show us your glyphs” and this made us laugh out loud. Enough said, really.

    font friday 37 - mccartney

    Okay, we’ll say more. Or let the designer say it: “McCartney Typeface in both Paul & Linda weights. Mechanical but warm… with multiple letter choices and loads of swash characters for versatile display type. “

    We stumbled upon Dan Cassaro’s Young Jerks website and didn’t leave for quite awhile: there’s a whole lot of gorgeous typography to admire, including this awesome rockstar (literally) font.

    Type Samples from Young Jerks

  • Don’t forget to visit Every Last Detail for more Thursday Tips!

    Welcome back to our wording series! We tackled the invitation wording last post, and today we’ll cover the rest of the pieces in your invitation set: the inserts.

    thursday tip - invitation insert wording

    Inserts are all of those other cards in your set that aren’t the actual invitation- you may have all of these or none of these (a reply card is almost always included).

    Reply card

    Here’s the information you’re after: the guest(s) names, if they’re coming or not coming, and, if you have a meal choice, what they’d like to eat. Here’s how you’re going to get it:

    M ____________

    ( ) accepts with pleasure

    ( ) declines with regret

    __ steak  __ chicken __ fish

    Now jazz it up and make it yours! Stick with the formal “accepts with pleasure” and “declines with regret” and add a “Leave a note for the happy couple” section- you’ll cherish those sweet notes. Or ditch the accepts/declines and go for wording that fits your wedding: “Can’t wait to join C+L on this great adventure!” for accepts and “We’ll be there in spirit!” for declines. Just like with the invitation wording, take this as another unexpected opportunity to show your wedding style.

    Accomodations card

    Goal here: to inform guests about lodging options and if you have a room block reserved. We like to include the phone number and addresses of the hotel choices, and be sure to let guests know what event code or name to mention if you do have a room block:

    Room blocks have been reserved at the following hotels for your convenience:

    The Westin Annapolis – 100 Westgate Circle – 410.555.1234
    The Sheraton Annapolis – 2000 East Parkway – 410.555.8878

    Pleas reference the Ryon-Smith wedding when you book. To ensure the block rate, please reserve your room(s) by April 29.

    Directions card

    This can double up with the accommodations card if room allows, or it can be paired with a cute map. You can do directions from major points: “from the north,” “from the east,” or do directions from the major destinations: from the hotel to the ceremony to the reception.

    Reception card

    A separate card inviting guests to the reception is usually included when the ceremony and reception are held at two different locations. The basic info: what, where, and the dress (if you’re specifying a dress code, it should skip the main invitation card and go here).

    Dinner and dancing immediately following

    Newton White Mansion
    908 Krisfield Drive
    Annapolis, Maryland

    Black Tie

    Website card

    Including your wedding website is a must- that’s where all that information that just won’t fit anywhere else is going to go! We do smaller cards just for these, or if there’s room, we include them on the directions or accommodations card. If your wedding website is password protected, be sure to include that as well.

    Our biggest tip? Just like your details- make it yours. Let your wording shine for you- anywhere you can (or want to!), give your guests clues about the two of you and your wedding. Super laidback? Classic and formal? Funny? Show it.