Beauty and the Beast lovers rejoice: this modern spin on the classic fairytale with make you fall in love with the story all over again! With Buhl Mansion as the backdrop, Kathryn Hyslop and A&L Events pulled together some of Pittsburgh's most talented wedding vendors for an enchanting and romantic styled shoot! A vibrant color palette infused with pastels is carried throughout the day, from the dusty blue gown and artful floral arrangements, to the classic stationery and lush tablescape. We love everything about this styled shoot, and know you will, too!Read More
Today is an exciting day over here at Red Oak Weddings, because today we're launching our weekly newsletter! We heard you: you wanted an easier way to read the blog. You lead a busy life... you're planning a wedding, running between meetings and dress fittings and still have a stack of thank you notes to write from your engagement party. This newsletter is meant to make your life a little bit easier - a way to keep up with the blog without checking in everyday. Our posts, delivered once a week to your inbox, so you can catch up over a cup of coffee on Saturday morning.
And, a little gift to thank you for reading each week. A print for your home, hand-lettered by Fresh Cut Prints! We'll be sending you a new one at the start of each season - a little something to make you smile each time you walk past it.
EACH WEEK YOU'LL RECEIVE
• a round-up of our favorite posts
• some of our favorite finds from around the web
• links to weddings + engagements from our favorite vendors
• the inside scoop on the local wedding industry and community
The celebrations don't need to end after the wedding, and we are completely smitten with the idea of a shoot to celebrate your anniversary We love this session at Oak Alley Farm from Jessica Husted Photography - a perfect anniversary tribute, full of bold colors and the most beautiful gold dress you've ever seen. And that cake?! Doesn't get any sweeter than that.
Today we're so excited to introduce you to Erin Niehenke of Fresh Cut Prints! With her portfolio ranging from art prints to custom wedding suits and a collection for Minted, Erin's work is a perfect blend of classic and modern. We love her use of watercolor and florals, her gorgeous custom illustrations and that every piece in her collection is both fresh and timeless.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU! My journey to get to where I am now – launching a wedding invitation collection on my site – has been a bit of an interesting one. I started out with a mechanical engineering degree from Grove City College. Although I always enjoyed the idea of engineering, the sitting-in-a-cube part didn’t always work for me. I’m sure I could have found a better job fit, but instead I ended up teaching high school science and math for a few years. Then my daughter was born and I ultimately ended up staying home with her. Somewhere during these transitions, I began a photography side business, which I still run on a limited basis. About 3 years ago I discovered Minted, and began submitting some designs to their challenges. I quickly realized I LOVED designing stationery and art, and began to really focus and learn through their challenge process. I’ve done well with Minted, but am very excited to also branch out into my own brand working directly with customers and being able to offer a unique product.
WHAT DOES FRESH CUT PRINTS OFFER? I specialize in wedding stationery with an emphasis on illustration. I enjoy the process of creating illustrations that are meaningful to a couple and their life – it’s great to be able to get to know a couple, see what their vision is, and execute it.
WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS UNIQUE? My business is unique because I can walk the couples through the stationery process and customize their experience along the way. My advice for couples is to really do their research and know their style. They may not have a perfect vision of what their stationery should look like – after all, that’s my job! – but to really know what styles they like is very helpful.
CHILDHOOD CAREER ASPIRATION? When I was young I really don’t remember having any specific career aspirations. I’ve always loved art, but I never thought I would make it a career. In high school I realized I really liked math and science, and engineering seemed like a good fit. I don’t regret the decision at all, even though I’m not working directly as an engineer now.
COFFEE OR TEA? My husband and I are both coffee AND tea snobs … we really like coffee, a lot, but we really like loose leaf tea, too.
HIDDEN TALENT? My only hidden talent is I used to be a pretty big band nerd (I play the flute).