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So, You’re Engaged? Here’s What to Do Next.

Congratulations, you’re engaged! After posting the perfect Instagram engagement announcement and starting a wedding Pinterest board, you may be wondering, what on earth do I do next? Don’t panic, we’ve put together some of our top tips to help you figure out the next steps to begin wedding planning after you get engaged. Create a […]

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Ivory Isle Brides: Cinda

Cinda and her husband Jesse recently got married with a beautiful wedding at a golf club in St. Louis Park, MN. We spoke with Cinda to find out about her experience of planning for her big day including her favorite part of the planning process, her experience working with us, and her wisdom for future […]

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Ivory Isle Bride: Vilma

Vilma recently married her husband, Mario, in a tropical destination wedding in Costa Rica. We caught up with Vilma to find out all about the process of planning her dream destination wedding. How did you and your husband meet? “We met through work, at a leadership seminar.” Where was your venue and why did you […]

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Wedding Photoshoot at The Broz Hotel with Sixpence Events

Ivory Isle Designs recently had the pleasure of creating wedding stationery for a photoshoot at the newly restored Broz Hotel with Sixpence Events. The Hotel was built in the late 1800’s and has reopened as a wedding venue which can seat up to 300 guests. The photoshoot was a collaboration between a dozen incredibly talented […]

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Interview with Owner and Creative Director Josie Helmstetter

Josie Helmstetter, Owner and Creative Director at Ivory Isle Designs, LLC, was recently featured by Support Her Endeavors for their Feature Female Friday. Below is an excerpt where she shares what it’s really like to run a custom stationery design studio, what she enjoys doing outside of work, and where she dreams of traveling next! […]

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The Anatomy of a Wedding Invitation: What to Include

Struggling to figure out exactly what you’ll need to put together the perfect wedding invitation suite? We’ve got you covered with a comprehensive list of what you’ll need and what to include when inviting those you love to share in your big day! Here’s our list of what to include in your wedding invitation suite: […]

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Ivory Isle Brides: Jenn

Jenn and her husband Matt got married on Cinco de Mayo in a beautiful church ceremony followed by a gorgeous country club reception full of gold sparkle and dusky pink roses. We caught up with Jenn to hear all about planning for her big day. How did you and your husband meet? “So, Matt and […]

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Ivory Isle Brides: Renee

Renee recently married her husband, Matt, this past May with a beautiful celebration at Rockwoods in Otsego, MN. We caught up with Renee to hear all about the wedding planning process for her big day, her vision for her wedding stationery, and their surprisingly delicious centerpieces. How did you and your husband meet? “Matt and I […]

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Join the Fun of Ivory Isle’s Latest Style Shoot!

By all accounts it was a lovely day, chasing away the winter chills with a warm and lively style shoot showcasing Minnesota’s best and brightest wedding vendors. Such an honor to be included in the shoot! Vendors: Staging and Photography – Sarah Dalluhn of Iris Studios Photography Flowers – Artemisia Studios Cake and Desserts – Cocoa & Fig Dresses […]

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Ivory Isle’s Favorite Vendors: Heather Gauthier

We had a lovely time last week at a local style shoot organized by Forever Bride, a community of trusted wedding vendors that we’re proud to be a part of. The day itself was organized by one of our favorite people in the world, Heather Gauthier, a wedding planner who we always enjoy working with. […]

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A Trio of Televised Suites From Ivory Isle Designs!

Ivory Isle Designs is honored to have been chosen as the stationery company to design all paper elements for the 2018 Trend Wedding Give-Away, in partnership with The Wedding Guys and Twin Cities Live! We’ve been hard at work concepting three distinct and unique invitation suites for the audience to vote on and the time […]

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Welcome to Ivory Isle Designs’ New Website!

We’re proud to announce the arrival of Ivory Isle Designs’ brand new and greatly improved website! On the surface, it’s fun and friendly with a fresh new look. Under the hood, it’s packed with helpful features and conveniences. Our new website perfectly embodies our imaginative, collaborative, enthusiastic approach to creating wedding stationery. With more than […]

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Ivory Isle Weddings: Libby and Andrew

The CEO and Creative Director of Ivory Isle Designs, Josie Helmstetter discusses the creation of Libby and Andrew’s unique wedding stationery. How did Libby first connect with Ivory Isle Designs? “I had the pleasure of meeting Libby at at the Twin Cities Bridal Show.” Did Libby explain why she ultimately chose to work with Ivory Isle Designs? […]

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Ivory Isle Weddings: Ramy and Eric

The CEO and Creative Director of Ivory Isle Designs, Josie Helmstetter discusses the creation of Ramy and Eric’s unique wedding printables. How did Ramy first connect with Ivory Isle Designs? “Ramy came to us through Lisa Gillund of Johnny and Dottie. We’ve partnered on numerous weddings over the last eight years. “Lisa brought the project […]

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Ivory Isle Brides: Brooke

Brooke’s an event planner from Maryland. Her husband Jon is a finance manager from Virginia. They’ve been married for about a month now and couldn’t be happier. “Back when Jon was the branch manager of my local bank, I first met him when I went there to discuss my account,” remembers Brooke. “We hit it […]

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Thirty Classic Quotes About Love

When the Academy Awards are on TV, we talk about the movies. On Super Bowl Sunday, it’s football, football, football. And at weddings, whether you’re the bride or the groom, a guest or the best man with a speech to deliver, the topic on everyone’s lips is love. Love is the leveller, the one thing […]

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How to Write the Perfect Wedding Invitation

Although wording your wedding invitations correctly is important, there’s no need to stress about it. Traditionally written in formal, third-person language, although at first they might seem complicated, invitations honestly don’t require Shakespeare-level wordsmithing. Follow these few simple steps and guidelines, and you’ll be done in no time! First, here’s a checklist of information that […]

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Celebrate Earth Day With These Free Wall Art Printables!

In celebration of Earth Day this Saturday, we’ve spent a little time in the studio creating some earth-inspired wall art, just for you! Please enjoy, share and print these FREE wall art printables in honor of our beautiful earth and the efforts of so many to keep it safe, clean and protected. Happy Earth Day (Now […]

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“Oh shoot, was I supposed to mail these already!?” A brief summary on the timing of mailing your wedding stationery.

If you choose to mail out Save the Date cards, they will be the first thing you post, and can be sent out about six months ahead of your special day. These are especially useful if you’re planning a destination wedding that will require most guests to travel, if you’re planning a summer wedding, or […]

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Cakes, Glorious Cakes!

Nothing captures the sweetness and love of your special day more literally than a wedding cake. An edible monument to possibly the most significant moment of your life, often it sits on display for hours, teasing your guests with a promise of sugary, buttery, eggy ecstasy. Certainly it has to be delicious, but beyond that, […]

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