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eastandwestdesigns

Samantha + Lauren ✍🏻 graphic designer + calligraphy artist 👯 best friends turned boss babes 💕 all things created with love, for love ✉️ [email protected]

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  • C o l o r  is one of our favorite elements in design.
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Discovering which colors compliment each other, what design elements should have color or no color at all, how to arrange the various colors in design or styling...
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With color, the possibilities are truly endless.
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Double tap if you 🖤 color, too!
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Bonus points if you comment colors you’re currently loving. 👉🏼 We’ll be sharing our favorites in our stories!
  • C o l o r is one of our favorite elements in design.
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    Discovering which colors compliment each other, what design elements should have color or no color at all, how to arrange the various colors in design or styling...
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    With color, the possibilities are truly endless.
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    Double tap if you 🖤 color, too!
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    Bonus points if you comment colors you’re currently loving. 👉🏼 We’ll be sharing our favorites in our stories!
  • 40 1 12 hours ago

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  • It’s Monday morning and coffee is the first item on the to-do list.
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Today and everyday.
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  • It’s Monday morning and coffee is the first item on the to-do list.
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    Today and everyday.
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    ☕️🖤
  • 31 1 25 March, 2019
  • Creating a timeline that breaks down when each type of wedding stationery needs to be designed, mailed and delivered can be tricky. Even for us!
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Since no two weddings are exactly the same, neither are the timelines.
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If you’re having a destination wedding, your stationery timeline would be completely different if you decided to have a simple wedding in your hometown. Or what if you have the simple wedding planned, but majority of your fiancé’s family are from out of state, or even out of the country?
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There are, what feels, like a million different variables in play when trying to figure out when the best time to drop invitations in the mail will be.
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Luckily, we’ve navigated sooooo many different wedding scenarios that now we can share with you how we handled the stationery materials for each unique situation. That way, maybe it’ll help you have a better idea when to tackle your wedding stationery!
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Be sure to check out our stories today where we’ll be sharing more about these timelines!

Photo: @nagelportraits
Floral + Design: @kpeventdesign
Coordination: @laurensimpleelegancekc
Rentals: @supplyevent
Venue: @1890events
Stationery + Calligraphy: @eastandwestdesigns
  • Creating a timeline that breaks down when each type of wedding stationery needs to be designed, mailed and delivered can be tricky. Even for us!
    🙈
    Since no two weddings are exactly the same, neither are the timelines.
    📆
    If you’re having a destination wedding, your stationery timeline would be completely different if you decided to have a simple wedding in your hometown. Or what if you have the simple wedding planned, but majority of your fiancé’s family are from out of state, or even out of the country?
    🤷🏼‍♀️
    There are, what feels, like a million different variables in play when trying to figure out when the best time to drop invitations in the mail will be.
    📬
    Luckily, we’ve navigated sooooo many different wedding scenarios that now we can share with you how we handled the stationery materials for each unique situation. That way, maybe it’ll help you have a better idea when to tackle your wedding stationery!
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    Be sure to check out our stories today where we’ll be sharing more about these timelines!

    Photo: @nagelportraits
    Floral + Design: @kpeventdesign
    Coordination: @laurensimpleelegancekc
    Rentals: @supplyevent
    Venue: @1890events
    Stationery + Calligraphy: @eastandwestdesigns
  • 52 1 19 March, 2019

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  • Remember when we said we were going to enjoy our coffee just a tiny bit longer today just because?
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It's happening...
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With a tiny side of work. 🙈
  • Remember when we said we were going to enjoy our coffee just a tiny bit longer today just because?
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    It's happening...
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    With a tiny side of work. 🙈
  • 47 2 16 March, 2019
  • Are you ready for the weekend like we are? 🙌🏻🙌🏼🙌🏽🙌🏾
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Because we're  b e y o n d  ready.
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This week has been full of meeting, planning, designing, assembling, mailing and any other work-related "__-ings" that you can possibly think of.
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Even though we have some extra time and we'll get to sip our coffee while sitting on the couch for just a tiny bit longer than we do during the week, there's still lots to do, which means we'll be busy as usual!
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With that said, we're totally going to cherish those extra 15 minutes, heck maybe even an extra hour, of just relaxing and enjoying the moment while we have the time, because #treatyourself.
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How are you going to #treatyourself this weekend?
  • Are you ready for the weekend like we are? 🙌🏻🙌🏼🙌🏽🙌🏾
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    Because we're b e y o n d ready.
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    This week has been full of meeting, planning, designing, assembling, mailing and any other work-related "__-ings" that you can possibly think of.
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    Even though we have some extra time and we'll get to sip our coffee while sitting on the couch for just a tiny bit longer than we do during the week, there's still lots to do, which means we'll be busy as usual!
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    With that said, we're totally going to cherish those extra 15 minutes, heck maybe even an extra hour, of just relaxing and enjoying the moment while we have the time, because #treatyourself .
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    How are you going to #treatyourself this weekend?
  • 57 1 15 March, 2019
  • Classic with a touch of modern. 🖤
  • Classic with a touch of modern. 🖤
  • 42 1 14 March, 2019

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  • Have you ever thought about learning calligraphy?
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Or are you interesting a learning other aspects of stationery design? Maybe how to make the perfect wax seal? Or what’s a good twine or ribbon to use and how do you put it together with your invitation?
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There’s seriously something so rewarding about creating something we your own hands, which is why we want to teach you how to work with all things paper, too!
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Are you interested? Drop a 👍🏻 or 👎🏻 below to let us know!
  • Have you ever thought about learning calligraphy?
    ✍🏻
    Or are you interesting a learning other aspects of stationery design? Maybe how to make the perfect wax seal? Or what’s a good twine or ribbon to use and how do you put it together with your invitation?
    💌
    There’s seriously something so rewarding about creating something we your own hands, which is why we want to teach you how to work with all things paper, too!

    Are you interested? Drop a 👍🏻 or 👎🏻 below to let us know!
  • 40 1 13 March, 2019
  • So many teeny, tiny details.
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  • So many teeny, tiny details.
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  • 47 1 12 March, 2019
  • Can we just tell you how glad we are that you’re here, tagging along with us?!
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It’s true!
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Because, here’s the deal: we’re just a couple of gals still figuring things out ourselves. Majority of the time, we’re in sweatpants behind the computer, one of us just got a ring on her finger and has no idea what to do next and we really just like to play with paper to see how we can dress it up differently to make it pretty.
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With all the crazy, we hope you’re here to feel inspired in one way or another, maybe learn a thing or two, or heck, maybe now we can even help with some tips about planning your big day!
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Whatever it is that brought you here, we want you to know that we will continue to do our best, we will show up every day no matter what that looks like and we will always, always, always  keep it real with you.
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  • Can we just tell you how glad we are that you’re here, tagging along with us?!
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    It’s true!
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    Because, here’s the deal: we’re just a couple of gals still figuring things out ourselves. Majority of the time, we’re in sweatpants behind the computer, one of us just got a ring on her finger and has no idea what to do next and we really just like to play with paper to see how we can dress it up differently to make it pretty.
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    With all the crazy, we hope you’re here to feel inspired in one way or another, maybe learn a thing or two, or heck, maybe now we can even help with some tips about planning your big day!
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    Whatever it is that brought you here, we want you to know that we will continue to do our best, we will show up every day no matter what that looks like and we will always, always, always keep it real with you.
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  • 76 1 11 March, 2019
  • After #internationalwomensday yesterday we were blown away by the incredible amount of love poured out for one another. Now, we want to share some of that love to our fellow boss babes!
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First, we want to shine the light on our own @jillianbrookeb. She has been with us almost since the very beginning, helping us capture every detail of our business. Being so young and juggling so much, she’s an inspiration to us to keep striving towards our dream.
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@kpeventdesign is bursting with vision and it’s hard not to be inspired around her! She has one of a kind ideas and that’s always something as creatives that we admire.
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Not in the wedding industry, but working with babies day in and day out, my cousin Cara at @takingcarababies is a boss babe we truly admire. Creating a business from the ground up based on something she’s truly passionate about is inspiring for so many! If you need any help getting your little one to sleep, she’s your lady.
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@lilydoesflowers and I met because my dad set us up on a “blind date” hahaha! Her floral designs are so unique and fun! And she has grown so much just over the time I’ve known her! She’s such an inspiration for small businesses like us!
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My cousin, @lotusoy_candles makes the most amazing candles! I’m not just saying that because she’s my cousin, they smell so good and melt so evenly! She made what was originally a hobby into a business by selling online and in stores in her town: Columbia, MO. She does all this while juggling 4 adorable kids.
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These are just a  f e w  of the incredible women we’re surrounded by who deserve some serious love.
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Check out our stories all day today to see more talented, note-worthy women who we look up to and admire for doing what they do.
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Have someone you want to give a shoutout to? Tag them below, or heck, do a post about them! Just because it’s no longer #internationwomensday doesn’t mean we have to stop spreading the love.
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  • After #internationalwomensday yesterday we were blown away by the incredible amount of love poured out for one another. Now, we want to share some of that love to our fellow boss babes!
    🖤
    First, we want to shine the light on our own @jillianbrookeb. She has been with us almost since the very beginning, helping us capture every detail of our business. Being so young and juggling so much, she’s an inspiration to us to keep striving towards our dream.
    🖤
    @kpeventdesign is bursting with vision and it’s hard not to be inspired around her! She has one of a kind ideas and that’s always something as creatives that we admire.
    🖤
    Not in the wedding industry, but working with babies day in and day out, my cousin Cara at @takingcarababies is a boss babe we truly admire. Creating a business from the ground up based on something she’s truly passionate about is inspiring for so many! If you need any help getting your little one to sleep, she’s your lady.
    🖤
    @lilydoesflowers and I met because my dad set us up on a “blind date” hahaha! Her floral designs are so unique and fun! And she has grown so much just over the time I’ve known her! She’s such an inspiration for small businesses like us!
    🖤
    My cousin, @lotusoy_candles makes the most amazing candles! I’m not just saying that because she’s my cousin, they smell so good and melt so evenly! She made what was originally a hobby into a business by selling online and in stores in her town: Columbia, MO. She does all this while juggling 4 adorable kids.
    🖤
    These are just a f e w of the incredible women we’re surrounded by who deserve some serious love.
    🖤
    Check out our stories all day today to see more talented, note-worthy women who we look up to and admire for doing what they do.
    🖤
    Have someone you want to give a shoutout to? Tag them below, or heck, do a post about them! Just because it’s no longer #internationwomensday doesn’t mean we have to stop spreading the love.
    🖤
  • 49 4 9 March, 2019