06.13.14

BRAND NEW in the shop: Grocery list Meal Planners for fancy shoppin’

I’m so thrilled to release a brand new (and super colorful) product to the Megan Wright Design Co. shop. In an effort to make shopping a little bit more fancy, I’ve been busy designing a meal planner/grocery list combo. Let’s just say writing grocery lists on scrap paper was making this paper lover a little sad.

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I hope you’ll love the new collection…and maybe even enjoy doing your weekly shopping trips a little more too. These notepads come with 50 pages and are sized at 8×8 inches- which make the perfect size for trips to the store. Because we love all things preppy, we included a fretwork border with lots of fun colors to choose from. You can purchase our grocery list notepads here. I’d love your feedback. What do you guys think of the new Meal Planners?!

Categories: Meal Planners, New Products, News, Paper Goods
05.09.14

It’s party time! Class of 2014 gifts and announcements

It’s that time of year again! Seniors are getting ready for graduation and we’ve been working on some fun designs for the festivities. All of our announcements can be customized with your signature school colors. You can also upgrade with your pretty picture on the back. Lately I’ve had a thing for the color combo of coral and cobalt. What do you think!?

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Also loving this modern trellis graduation announcement that would look gorgeous in any color.

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Oh, and just in case you thought we were going to leave the guys out….we’ve got one for you too! If you’re into black and white and plaid…this one’s for you! Pair this with an emerald green envelope…or show your pride with your school colors.

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P.S. we’ve tried to make sure we have matching stationery note cards to write all those thank yous. Fancy! Now be sure to get your orders in by next Thursday, May 16th to get your cards out on time. So, are there any designs you’d like to see more of? Oh and not to get all self promo-y or anything… but we’ve got lots of great monogrammed stationery cards in the shop that would make for a pretty awesome personalized graduation gift. Hint hint ;)

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Happy Friday. Hope ya’ll have a wonderful weekend!

Categories: Graduation Announcements, Paper Goods
02.14.14

Blush, red and glitter Valentine’s wedding invitation inspiration

Happy Valentine’s day! Just wanted to show off a little eye candy in the name of love. I was thrilled to be asked to design this invitation suite for a fairytale inspired Valentine’s Day shoot for Events by Katherine V. Candy apple red complimented with glittery gold and sweet pink accents inspired me to create a suite that was unexpectedly bold, yet feminine. As if announcing a royal engagement, I made use of flourishes, creating an ornate pattern that invoked feelings of heraldry. A bold serif font worked with the ornamentation to create a look that was fit for a modern day princess without becoming too formal.

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The glitter envelope liner with the red envelope was one of our favorite pieces to this suite! Also,  I’m pretty sure I’m in LOVE with that gorgeous BHLDN dress! You can see the whole shoot featured on Kentucky Bride Magazine. Thanks to Mandy Garvin Photography for the gorgeous style shoot photos.

Categories: Paper Goods, Style Shoots, Wedding Invitations
01.15.14

Alee and Jeff’s country-chic farm wedding

While it’s a bit chilly in Kentucky at the moment- I’m dreaming of warmer days and swooning over Alee and Jeff’s fall farm wedding in Reisterstown, Maryland. I was thrilled to see TPOZ Photography’s post on their wedding recently, and just had to share some of of my favorite images.One of the best things about being a stationery designer is seeing how everything in an event comes together beautifully in the end. The invitations always play such a huge role in preparing guests for the look and feel of the big day.

Alee’s country-chic wedding invitations were flat printed on kraft paper and paired with emerald envelopes. Also- don’t you love a metallic gold return address?! I love the emerald green infused with cream, mocha, kraft with bold pops of yellow, red and orange for that perfectly fall look. This bride is all about the details and it shows.

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Aren’t they the cutest? Thanks Alee for being so great to work with! Thanks again to Teri for allowing me to feature this fantastic wedding.

Ceremony+Reception Venue :: Sagamore Farm
Caterer :: Santoni’s Catering
Wedding Gown :: Allure from Columbia Bridal Boutique
Bride’s Shoes :: her own cowboy boots
Groom’s Attire :: Jos A. Bank
Bridesmaids Dresses :: Allure
Invitations :: Megan Wright Design Co.
Florist :: Giant Food
Bakery :: Starry Night Bakery
Rentals :: Select Event Group
DJ ::  Brandon Pettit from Five Star Entertainment
Photographer :: tPoz Photography
2nd Shooter :: Ashley Sullivan

 

Categories: Wedding Invitations, Weddings
01.08.14

Making choices with my time and designing my day

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Can I be honest about something? Time is something I struggle a lot with as a business owner and mama. I’m sure many of you can relate. I stumbled upon this little quote a couple of weeks ago and it has stuck with me. “You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are”. -Fred Rogers.

In 2014 I hope that my daily choices will reflect who I am- and what my passions are. I want to live a life full of purpose and peace but some days they are just the opposite. This struggle is one of the main reasons I’ve been so excited about starting The Day Designer by Whitney English. Since going to the Stationery Academy this past summer- I’ve been so challenged by a lot of other entrepreneurs who are also designing their day- hour by hour. I’ve been encouraged like never before to make choices with my time. Honestly right now, there are a lot of things I don’t make time for that need to be a priority. I need HELP. Thankfully I have an amazing support system. My husband and sweet mama who are my encouragers and helpers!! I really couldn’t do the things I love without them.

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Be sure to check out Whitney’s blog for a lot of motivational posts. I love her transparency and devotion to helping other entrepreneurs in their journeys. Here’s to a year of making intentional decisions each day that reflect who I am and those that I love.

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Categories: Business, Motherhood, Motivation, Quotable
12.31.13

Gratitude cards for a happy new year!

Happy NYE! I can’t believe 2014 is upon us. It’s been an absolutely amazing year at Megan Wright Design Co. and tomorrow I will share some of the highs. Today I wanted to spread the news that our Gratitude Cards are finally ready and in our Etsy shop! We couldn’t be more excited about this little project that has been in the works especially because it’s so near to our hearts.

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A little back story behind these cards:

As a busy mom, I really want to try to be persistent about writing things down in 2014 and remembering all the little things that make life beautiful. These Gratitude Cards were created just for that. Start 2014 by writing down your blessings, highs or things your thankful for. Get the whole family involved. Save your blessings until the end of the year and read them together as a family. There’s an old hymn we sing at church from time to time… Count your blessings name them one by one…count your blessings see what God has done…

Hopefully having these small cards visible in my living room or kitchen will help me to remember to write down that moment that Elliot said something hilarious (that is when he starts talking), or a moment to remember with my husband or goal achieved with my career. It will be SO fun pulling these out next year and reflecting on all He has done for me. It is my prayer that I can also be thankful in everything. Be sure to keep an eye on our Etsy shop in the coming weeks- we’re so excited to be releasing our first line of stationery. Yay! Here we go 2014- let’s do this!

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Categories: Gratitude, Motivation, Paper Goods
12.27.13

Winter Romance Style Shoot on Style Me Pretty

If you missed it yesterday, be sure to check out our stationery featured on Style Me Pretty‘s Southeast Regional blog!! So excited that I had the opportunity to work with such creative new friends on this. Check out the full blog post here.

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Gabrielle at Event-29 did an amazing job coordinating this shoot. Photography by Jen & Chris Creed.
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Categories: Inspiration, Paper Goods, Style Shoots, Wedding Invitations
11.17.13

Comparison, motherhood & design life

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Comparison has been the theme of my life lately. But is it healthy? It’s so easy to fall into this trap when you’re constantly bombarded with streams of status updates, photos and surrounded by people that might be more successful than you. It’s so easy to quickly conclude that you don’t measure up.

As a wife and mom- I fall short daily. Others do it better than me. They cook healthier meals; their kids are better behaved.  More fun, more patient, better at house cleaning, multitasking, balancing their life. The list goes on.

As a stationery designer- it’s also tempting to look at everyone else. See the work they are producing. To be amazed at how they do it all. When I focus on others- life gets overwhelming. Instead of just doing great things- I’m frozen with fear that I might not be good enough. I become like the apostle Peter- only he had enough faith to get out of the boat. I stand there, frozen, with a fear of failing before I even try. One of my favorite quotes from our pastor Tim Harris is “When you’re afraid, do the scary thing”. I just love that.

This weekend conversations with my family got me to really thinking about all the ways I compare myself on a daily basis. Then I felt God’s voice speaking into my heart in a new way one morning during my quiet time. I stumbled upon this verse in Galatians that I’ve probably read a number of times- but it stood out to me in a new way. It says, “Do your own work well, then you will have something to be proud of. Don’t compare yourselves to others. We each must carry our own load.”

The false guilt, waves of fear, the daily critique of my flaws- these things don’t seem to swallow me up when I fix my eyes on Christ and set my heart on all that He is. I can do only what I can do. When I am following God and what his plan is for me- I find perfect peace and contentment with my life and my role as a mom, wife, designer, etc. I’ve learned so much about myself this past month- but this lesson I have to remember daily. Don’t compare- if that means not looking at Facebook- then so be it. I must fix my eyes on Him.

 

Categories: Branding, Business, Design, Motherhood, Motivation, Personal
10.16.13

Introducing the 2013 Christmas Photo Card Collection

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I know, it’s only October but this little elf has been busy working in the shop. I am more excited than ever to introduce the very first ever Christmas Photo Card Collection by Megan Wright Design Co. These designs are heavy on color, pretty type, Christmas lyrics, a little glitter, and of course,  lots of love. There are a total of 17 different designs to choose from with each design available in up to 5 different color schemes. Be sure to check out all the detail images in the Etsy shop so you can see the colors available.

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For those of you that like to get started on your shopping early -I’m offering an exclusive discount available until October 31st. Just type in the coupon code NOEL2013 on Etsy to receive a 15% discount. It’s ok if you don’t have your photo yet!

Photo collaboration with Jen & Chris Creed, Photographers. Like them on Facebook and follow their blog for more amazingness.

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Categories: Business, Design, Holiday Cards
09.27.13

SNEAK PEEK of the Holiday Photo Card Collection by Megan Wright Design Co.

Silver bells…silver bells…it’s Christmas time in the city. I know, I know, it’s only September…but I just wanted to give you a SNEAK PEAK of a little Christmas Cheer coming to you in October!! Introducing my very FIRST (Noel) photo card collection. I can’t tell you how excited I am about these. Be sure to stay up to date by liking my Facebook page for details and specials.

P.S. a Christmas card isn’t complete without an amazing photo- so be sure to book your mini photo sessions soon and check out Jen & Chris Creed photographers from Nashville, TN.

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Categories: Business, Design, Holiday Cards