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Cheree Berry Paper x Target

February 17, 2017

Cheree Berry Paper Debuts in Target, on Paperless Post

St. Louis, MO – Cheree Berry Paper (“CBP”), a St. Louis-based, award-winning stationery company serving clients nationwide, announces its first retail collection at Target and its first online collection with Paperless Post.

 The Target collection includes stationery items centered around all things wedding and baby. The baby offering includes announcements and shower invitations as well as day-of accoutrements such as cocktail napkins, straws, and shower games. The wedding offering includes save the date cards, thank you notes, bridesmaid invitations, table décor, and more. Many of these items are new product offerings for Target.

 “It was a natural evolution,” said Cheree Berry, Cheree Berry Paper’s Founder and CEO. “Our custom stationery clients and fans of our brand wanted other ways to access our signature style. The opportunities with Target and Paperless Post provide a way for us to reach a broader audience for more of life’s occasions.”

 Cheree Berry Paper is the first St. Louis-based stationery company to be featured in Target and on Paperless Post. However, the company is no stranger to the national spotlight; Cheree Berry Paper designed the wedding stationery for Chelsea Clinton, baby announcements for Tina Fey, and has consistently created custom decorations for Christmas at the White House.

 The Cheree Berry Paper for Target collection is available online and in stores nationwide; The Cheree Berry Paper for Paperless Post collection is accessible online—and is available in electronic and printed formats.

 

That Guest.

June 6, 2016

Everyone runs into this problem every now and then. That unexpected extra plus one or uninvited/self-invited guest. It happens every time and today, we are here to share what the ultimate etiquette expert says.

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Emily Post says:

“It’s up to you. It’s understandable to prefer to avoid confrontation and possible hurt feelings, and if you feel it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie, that’s okay. For most couples, an unexpected extra guest can be a costly addition, go over capacity limits for the venue or cause problems with other guests who weren’t invited to bring to a date but might have liked to.

It might seem rude to say something to a guest who added an uninvited guest to his or her RSVP, but it’s truly okay to speak up. After all, it was really inconsiderate of the guest to RSVP for someone who wasn’t invited. The trick is in how you go about doing it. Phone calls are the way to go — they are more personal, immediate (rather than waiting for an email reply), and allow for no mistakes in tone of voice.

The guests in question should have known exactly who was invited (and by omission, who wasn’t), based on the name(s) listed on the inner envelope (or outer, if there was only one). But it’s possible they didn’t know this, so give them the benefit of the doubt, but obliquely. You might be right, but an argument about the finer points of etiquette will only make things worse. Instead, say, “Hi, Sarah. We’re so glad you can come to the wedding [open with a positive]. I’m so sorry if there was a misunderstanding [don’t get into whose that might have been, it won’t be productive], but the invitation was only for you [nicer to focus on who is included than who isn’t]. We hope you understand and can still come [again, return focus on what you would like].”

Don’t ask the guest questions like, “Is that okay with you?” because that could open the whole thing up for debate. Your tone should be friendly but firm. The ball is now in your guest’s court to decide whether or not to come.

There is one exception to this: If the guest is married or engaged and their partner wasn’t invited, the mistake was actually yours, as married and engaged couples are a package deal when it comes to a wedding invitation, regardless of whether or not you know or like the other half. In this case, the guest should call to explain the oversight rather than simply adding the partner to the RSVP.”

Need some help on what to say?

“There are so many people we would love to have been able to invite, but we’re trying to keep our wedding small. It means so much to me that you’re interested, and I so wish I could have everyone there with us!”

“We would love for you to be there with us, but because of our tight budget, we weren’t able to invite as many people as we would have liked. But I’d love to find time for a one-on-one visit afterwards!”

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Credits

  • Abby Jiu

The Power of Pantone

January 27, 2016

Inspired by Disney’s live version of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella” as well as the dreamy Pantone 2016 color of the year combination, we wanted to create a look that felt romantic, feminine, a bit whimsical, and completely timeless.  This team designed everything around the Pantone colors of Rose Quartz and Serenity,  silver, and that classic “Cinderella” blue that we all know and love, which created the most beautiful contrast against the stony grays of Airlie’s Spanish steps. They the chose silver accented place settings and candelabras that paired perfectly with the dainty paper goods designed by Twila & Co. Cakes in Art created a stunning dessert table featuring a duo of cakes and French macaroons, and the flowers designed by Succulents & Saffron brought in just the right amount of whimsy to really bring this a fairy tale to life!! Enlightened Styles crafted the perfect makeup for our gorgeous bride, who looked like a true princess in the gown provided by Ava Laurenne Bride. Every single detail of this magical day was captured by Stephanie Messick Photography.

 

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Coordination, Planning & Styling:  May June Events | Bridal Accessories: Ann Leslie Designs | Bridal Gown: Ava Laurenne Bride | Cakes & Desserts: Cakes in ArtFloral Design: Succulents & Saffron | Hair & Makeup: Enlightened Styles | Photography: Stephanie Messick Photography | Rentals: Capital Party Rentals | Stationery & Paper Goods: Twila & Co | Venue: Airlie |

Credits

  • Stephanie Messico Photography

RSVP Etiquette

January 19, 2016

An invitation comes with important obligations – be respectful and fulfill your duty as the ultimate guest!

  1. RSVP in the appropriate manner indicated on the card; email, phone call, response card, regret only.
  2. Not showing up is not an option: The only acceptable excuses for not showing up after you have RSVPd are an illness, death or unavoidable business conflict. Hey, we all have crazy schedules, but weddings are expensive and once you commit the couple accommodates for your attendance.
  3. The invitation is only extended to those invited. It is not appropriate to ask to bring a date or guest if they were not listed on the invitation, or you were not given a plus one.

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Credits

  • Hannah Hudson

Live Colorfully

November 6, 2015

We wanted to share with you some of the work of the amazingly talented, Julie Song. Julie is an illustrator, calligrapher and lettering artist based in California. She devotes an incredible amount of time to each client and project to ensure your paper ideas and dreams are turned into realities. We cannot get enough of her watercolor invitation suites – how gorgeous is this collection for D + N?!

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For direct inquiries and discuss your ideas; email her at info@juliesongink.com 

 

Credits

  • Julie Song

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