Lori and I just finished up some new designs for one of our fav clients who is a witty writer and tasteful curator. We recently starting implementing a new delivery method for proofs. We wanted to make sure we were there (whether physical here in the studio or via Skype/phone) to walk our client through the designs to give explanations about decisions made and field any initial questions. This helps us get to the good and relevant edits so much faster and builds such a stronger relationship between us and our clients. Looking forward to our first meeting tomorrow to show off these new ideas!

See the last Mood + Method board here and keep up with us on the 'gram here!

xx, Mae

Posted on 07/23/14 | Branding, Inspiration |

Just a few months back, the MaeMae team moved out of Megan's downtown Minneapolis apartment into a new studio just a few blocks away. Since then we've had fun sharing the decorating progress (as you can see here, here and here), and are now thrilled to be able to show off the new space in it's entirety thanks to the recent issue of Mpls St Paul Magazine! Check out the article for more photos (AND for bonus shots of Megan's apartment - seriously so good). 

Thanks Mpls St Paul Magazine (and Wing Ta for the photos)!

Posted on 06/23/14 | Studio |

Don't forget! Friday, May 30 is the last day to order from the MaeMae collection and receive our 20% Month of Mae discount! Send us a message over on the contact page to get the process started!

Posted on 05/29/14 | Wedding |

As I am sure you have noted throughout the six year history of MaeMae we have founded our design style on the nontraditional. This past year I have been so intrigued by how to make classic and traditional wedding stationery with the “MaeMae Flair” and found working with Fran (mother of the bride) and Bridget (bride) such a refreshing entry into this world.

Bridget is from Rochester, MN and is marrying Andrew in beautiful Park City, Utah. My favorite element from this suite is the folded map. I love showing the guests all of the unique things that will be surrounding them as they visit a new place. My husband is from Salt Lake and so I’ve also enjoyed the gorgeous surrounds of Park City and can’t wait to see Bridget and Andrew’s photos!! 

Posted on 05/20/14 | Wedding |

Collaborating with Brianna, Buzz, and the fab Beau and Arrow ladies was such a treat. We started with the Maximus suite we created for Martha Stewart Weddings and then added in some personalized details. The theme for B&B’s wedding was Wes Anderson in the Desert Wearing Missoni. I mean. Enough said. (check instagram for Beau and Arrow’s hashtags on that…) For the save the date we created a back to school vibe and then carried some of those illustrations into their suite. (see a full photo of the save the date in this post)  All of the guest envelopes were addressed with a typewriter to keep it authentic throw back.

We also made these amazing hotel keys for escort cards in a variety of colors (see more colors here). All of the signage was displayed at the wedding in these amazing layered frames over marbled paper. All of the guests were treated in their hotel rooms to these custom wrapped Mast Bro chocolate bars. It was very difficult to make it through the wrapping process without digging into them… To stay cool at the Palm Springs celebration the programs were made into handy little fans.

Thank you, Buzz and Brianna, for being the coolest clients. Wishing you both lots of love!!

Posted on 05/19/14 | Wedding |
 
Oswald is our modern gentleman and we love seeing him decked out in yellow and grey. Melissa and Jon ordered their stationery suite through one of our favorite (and for the record, first :) retailers, Urbanic, in Venice, CA. (did you see Lehua’s gorgeous photos from the trunk show we had there!?) You can see more photos of their fun wedding here on Green Wedding Shoes. 
 
In honor of the month of MaeMae you can get your own tailored version of Oswald for 20%! All collection orders will receive this discount through May 31. Contact us today! 
 
*Please note: photos by Wing Ta of Canary Grey. Check out Wing’s sweet new tumblr!
 
Posted on 05/15/14 | Wedding |

Working with photographer, Christin Olive was such a treat. She is one of the kindest and most genuine clients I have ever partnered with, and on top of that an amazing artist. Christin shoots in film and was looking for branding that would couple well with her soft and dreamy style. Being that she has such an awesome married name (and yes, we got to do her wedding invitations!!) using olive imagery only seemed natural. One of my favorite aspects of her finished branding system is the mix and matching of the key elements (pattern, script and color) on the different collateral pieces. Her custom patterned wrapping paper for her packaging system in three color ways makes me want to have our own wrapping paper for packages!!! So fun!

Her site will be launching soon, but in the meantime check out her beautiful work on Facebook and Instagram. Thanks so much for working with me, Christin!!
Posted on 05/13/14 | Branding |

It’s the month of Mae! To celebrate, we’re offering 20% off our wedding collection suites, including anything with watercolor - because let’s be honest, we have a serious crush on watercolor. 

Don’t believe us, take a look at our instagram feed, there’s watercolor here, here, here, and here and here, and here…oh and here and here too). AND, we’re keeping the good times rolling by releasing a watercolor-themed collection suite this summer. Stay tuned :)

If you’re on the watercolor train too and happen to be planning a wedding, contact us for details on on our month of Mae discount, we can’t wait to break out our paint brushes!

**The calligraphy above is by the very talented (and MaeMae favorite) Betsy Dunlap, it really adds such a special touch to this suite. 

Posted on 05/08/14 | Wedding |

Here’s a peek at some fun custom illustrations Team MaeMae created for an online, infographic-style save the date. We discussed our design process for this project over on the Appy Couple blog last week where they named this save the date the “custom app design of the month.” Thanks so much Appy Couple!

P.S. Here’s an outtake we shared a while back from the same save the date!

Posted on 05/07/14 | Wedding |

...Myndi! Myndi's entry: "I adore her calligraphy style! I am just learning calligraphy and this book would be the perfect guide as I begin! Thanks for such a great giveaway!"

Thank you, Myndi! Please email your shipping information to info@maemaepaperie.com. And thank you to everyone else who entered, we love hosting giveaways for products we find inspiring, and absolutely love that you all find them inspiring too!

Posted on 04/21/14 | Wedding |