My parents had their 50th wedding anniversary this year and we celebrated with a family shindig at the beach in South Carolina. Of course, no shindig is quite complete without some proper branding, so I whipped up a logo to commemorate this special event. Fifty years of marriage was also marked by 50 years of living and travelling around the world (my dad worked for USAID), so I wanted to bring those elements all together. Here’s a peak at the logo in action (t-shirts and placemats).

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We love graphics that overlap – not only does this do wonderful things with color, but shapes take on new meaning as well. For our invitations, vellum is a great way to achieve this effect. The faint overlapping gives any design a mysterious quality and hints at playful surprises that lie beneath.

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An 80th birthday is quite a milestone, so we wanted to make this birthday party invitation feel extra special. We incorporated the birthday boy’s love of music by printing the score of a song that he wrote himself on a metallic copper envelope liner. And to really highlight the big 8-0, we used a blind embossed hit on the save the date and cranked it up a notch for the invite with a foil stamp. I have a feeling this was a rocking party!

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My mother has always loved arranging flowers and it was so nice to be around at a young age. Recently, I’ve been sharing this tradition with my own daughter. I love that creative time with her – combining colors and textures to create bouquets for our home and for our friends.

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I went to see Beyonce in concert this week and not only I was blown away by the spectacular performance (obviously) but her stage outfits were so sensational and sparkly. It reminded us that glitter and gold can be very fun. Like the lovely Queen Bey we’re not afraid of a little sparkle at A Day in May.

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Years ago we worked with photographer Annabelle Breakey to brand her production studio, AB Productions. To bring a little fun and whimsy to the identity, we brought in a bumble bee ilustration to represent the “B” in the title. It remains one of our favorites.

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