Oh Baby

I entered a few designs into Minted's Summer is Born Birth Announcement Challenge. Over 1000 submissions were received, so the competition is pretty tough. I thought I'd share my creations with you. Feel free to help my chances by voting on versions 1, 2, 3 or 4! Feedback appreciated!

2 years!

Luke and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary this past Monday. Well, we haven't actually celebrated just yet since he's been out of town for work... but I did receive this beautiful arrangement of flowers! I can't believe it's already been 2 whole years. Seems just like yesterday. I'd do it over again in a heartbeat - I loved the whole wedding-planning thing (and marrying the man of my dreams)!

Wedding Programs

I've been hard at work trying to compile all of my work into categories to display on Facebook and the blog. First up - wedding programs! Go here to see the full album and become a Keg Design Fan on Facebook. In terms of pricing, options include the following: 1) Design Only - starting at $115 (where I supply you with a high resolution file to print yourself) and 2) Design & Printing starting at $215 (you fold and adhere ribbon etc. yourself) and 3) Design, Printing & Assembly starting at $315 (we do it all and send to you ready to go). Prices vary depending on materials and quantities used. Please email kelly@kegdesign.com with questions and inquiries.

Beachy Bridal Shower Invitation

I'm so excited to share Jordan's "beachy" bridal shower invitation with you today. I designed these earlier in the year and had so much fun creating them. The cards were printed digitally on 14pt card stock with rounded corners. Each 5x7 inch card was finished off with a Keg Design logo on the back and accompanied by a silver A7 envelope. I added a little "sparkle" to the cards by using a transparent craft glue to affix glitter to the white coral motif in the upper right corner. I did all the calligraphy on the envelopes too. Jordan's wedding was last month in the Dominican Republic - hence the "beachy" theme. We used the postmark-destination logo throughout all of her wedding paper designs. Her wedding was beautiful - I can't wait to share more photos & details with you soon.

Photos ©2011 Keg Design

Wedding Giveaway!

I am so excited to announce that Keg Design is part of Steve Koo's website launch wedding giveaway. More than $1500 of wedding products and services will be given to one lucky winner... including 100 custom designed thank-you cards from me! Here's the full list of swag:

  • Engagement session or a couples connection session with Chicago wedding photographer Steve Koo, along with a DVD of usable, edited high-res images and personal reprint rights
  • A 1-on-1, 2-hour makeup bag makeover session with Chicago’s premier makeup artist, Sonia Roselli
  • 20% off credit for any Sonia Roselli products purchased on the day of the 1-on-1 session
  • 2 hour planning consultation with wedding planner Charlene Liang of Sweetchic Events. At this consultation valued at $300, discuss color schemes, decor, vendor recommendations, etiquette, logistics and all things wedding-related.
  • $150 gift card for jewelry designed by the fabulous Erin Gallagher
  • 100 custom designed thank-you cards from Kelly at Keg Design
  • Something for the guy: Two $50 gift certificates towards services at Halo for Men: Chicago’s Premier Salon for Men and a Halo for Men t-shirt

  • Anyone can enter and it's super easy to do so. You get up to three chances:

    1) Check out Steve Koo's blog and comment on this giveaway post.
    2) Follow @stevekoo1 on twitter and tweet this exact phrase including the link at the end:
    I just entered the Steve Koo Photography Giveaway to win $1500 of products & services! http://bit.ly/mnXVEs
    3) "Like" Steve Koo Photography on Facebook here and post this exact comment on your wall and/or his: I just entered the Steve Koo Photography Giveaway to win $1500 of products & services! http://stevekoophotography.com/everthing-else/website-launch-giveaway

    Good luck and be sure to spread the word to all of your (engaged) friends!

    May In Review

    Spring flowers. Lily of the valley. New jewelry. New clothes. Puppy growth. Chew toys. Mother's Day. More flowers. Sunlight. Fresh veggies. Creative finger foods. Backyard barbecues. Rain. Mother & Daughter. Spring Fashion Show. Destination Wedding. Dominican Republic. Sand beneath the toes. Good friends. Sunburn. Memorial Day. Summer on the lake...

    Photos ©2011 Keg Design