Modern Globetrotter

Map Cake

Calling on those with a serious case of wanderlust! Does traveling define and inspire you? Is it something you love to do and cannot live without? Well, why not make it a theme at your wedding?  Here is how you can rock a modern globetrotter look:

{1} Add Some Shine: The map will POP, if you make it shiny! We are also loving a shiny map layered on the same color in matte, so simple, but so elegant!

{2} Watercolor Style: A regular map has harsh lines, if you are looking for a more delicate and understated piece, check out watercolor! A map in watercolor looks more like an art piece, opposed to a travel necessity.

{3} Black & White: Oh black and white, it’s tried and true, you cannot go wrong! Black and white is classic and sharp. A black and white map could be a good neutral backdrop if you want to tie in a more colorful piece without overdoing it!

{4} Mapless: Yes, take it off! Okay, not like that… A map does not have to be on a piece to translate the theme of travel. Use a globe with a fresh color and a saying as a table centerpiece. You could also place a pattern on the globe to give it a different feel, maybe floral or chevron. If you’re crazy about chevron check out our Chevron Elegance article! (INCLUDE LINK)

{5} Clean White: Incorporating a map in with white elements makes the map stand out in a subtle manner. This is a go to if you are looking to incorporate a map without making it too loud and distracting! Also a good way to dress up a map, as it is more of a casual element.

Cake • Watercolor Map • Stationary • Globe • Map



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Jackie & David’s Woodcliff Wedding


I was lucky enough to be placed with Jackie & David after they won a fabulous wedding package with Rochester Wedding Magazine.  They are such a sweet and laid back couple, it was simply a pleasure to work with them!

In their winnings, The Woodcliff was a chosen wedding venue and made for an incredible setting for their wedding day.  But, like many events this summer, rain was a definite concern.  Luckily, we held off things a few minutes, and the sky opened up for a picturesque ceremony.  Here are some favorite notes from their day:

{1} Donut Favors:  Placed at each guest’s seat was a simple white box, with a custom thank you sticker.  Inside were the most delicious donuts from Ridge Donut Cafe.  We assembled these on site the day of the wedding, and let me tell you, it’s probably one of the most difficult jobs I’ve done.  These donuts smelled absolutely incredible!

{2} Geometric Accents:  In creating Jackie and David’s signature wedding style, we were inspired by geometric elements.  I love how it adds a modern twist to the traditional floral garden feel.  We incorporated these geometric pieces down the ceremony aisle, in the centerpieces, and hung them behind the sweetheart table.  They looked awesome with a tuck of floral inside.

{3} Tipped Succulents:  From the first meeting, we knew succulents were definitely going to be incorporated into the final wedding look.  Working with a modern edge, we had the florist tip the ends of the succulents in a metallic silver.  This added a unique element to a very popular wedding floral.

{4} Colored Backdrop:  To frame the wedding ceremony, we opted to use a fabric archway.  Often we use neutral tones, like white or ivory, for the fabric.  In this case, we had a silvery, dusty purple.  It worked well with the dusty color pallet, and made for a one of a kind ceremony backdrop.

{5} Lush Sweetheart Table:  Because the cocktail hour was in a separate location from the reception, we were given the opportunity to repurpose the ceremony florals into the reception space.  Using the archway garland and some bridesmaids bouquets, we put together a striking floral piece on the Bride & Groom’s sweetheart table.  This was probably my favorite design moment of the day, and even saved the couple a few hundred dollars!

Special thanks to Nick Dontonio Photography for sharing these beautiful photos with us!  See more of their work and this wedding here.

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Meet Taylor

Graphic Design Intern
We’re so excited to introduce you to the creative and delightful Graphic Design Intern Taylor!  She is one our our fabulous summer interns, and we are so excited to have her!  Let’s learn a little more about Taylor:

Graphic Design Intern

Educational Background

I graduated form Fairport High School and Finger Lakes Community College. Currently I am jumping into my junior year for a bachelors in graphic design at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Prior Experience
I have been working for Wegmans Food Market since 2014 and have had no prior internship experience. Wegmans has given me the opportunity to work with customers and build leadership skills. I work in the prepared food area, which helps build multitasking skills. All of the skills I learn at Wegmans I feel helps for the professional aspect for this internship.

Hopes For The Internship
From this internship I hope to gain knowledge on how to interact with customers and how to meet fast paced deadlines. I am very excited to see what projects I will be able to work with! This will be a great experience to get my feet wet as a graphic designer in the business realm.

Favorite Thing About The Industry
In this industry I love the fun and fresh designing! I can’t wait to work more with the style and aesthetic of this industry. I also love working with a team and the team members apart of this industry are very lively and outgoing!

Favorite Quote
“It’s through mistakes that you can actually grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” – Paula Scher

Free Time Fun
In my free time I love to run, practice yoga, read, and binge Netflix shows. Being outdoors is one of my favorite things to do in my free time. This can include hiking, camping, or relaxing at the lake.

Future Plans
For the future I am hoping to work with a company in the graphic design department. I know I don’t have the best ideas possible. It’s others around me that see what I can’t see when working on projects. My goal is to have a fun job that I love doing everyday with a supportive team to help me out.

Interesting Fact
This coming October of 2017 I will be having a baby and starting an amazing family.











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