Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cincinnati Wedding Stationery: The McVey/O'Keefe Wedding

Meg and Kevin have a wonderfully classic and sophisticated taste. Their March destination wedding weekend in Pinehurst, North Carolina included a welcome barbeque, croquet and bocce ball tournament, a golf tournament, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, reception, and farewell brunch.
To celebrate their love of wine, Meg and Kevin held a rustic, Tuscan-inspired rehearsal dinner for all of their guests. They incorporated red, gold and chocolate in their family-style dinner. They included personal details, such as having their guests sign a wine barrel top, which was embossed with their wedding date, and signature drinks, one named after the golf course where Kevin proposed. Their wedding invitations and day-of stationery utilized soft ivory and rich navy blue with a touch of deep gold.

They added romance through their lush pink and white florals, and fun by adding a cigar bar. Cigars were wrapped on-site and finished off with their monogram. Each table was named after a golf course with which they’ve had a personal experience. Meg and Kevin had a sophisticated affair and really let their personality shine through with the details.
photo credit: Lacey Gadwill, wedding coordination: Cincy Event Planning

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cincinnati Stationery: Boxed Holiday Cards

Guess what! There's still time to get your holiday cards out! While we're busy here designing and producing custom holiday cards, we know some of you prefer a faster, at-your-fingertips option. Enter boxed holiday cards. We have so many beautiful and unique designs to choose from. Here are some of our favorites, still in stock at Poeme.

Come check them out and spread the cheer!
photo credit: Darling Clementine, The Found, Old Tom Foolery, Rifle Paper Co, Snow & Graham

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cincinnati Stationery : Dressman Wedding

We recently had the pleasure of working with a lovely couple and their families, for their November 5 wedding. Jacalyn Mains, of JMM Photography, was kind enough to take beautiful photos of their stationery, and send them our way.

Beautiful gold and black wedding invitation:

Wedding program front:

Wedding program back:

Table number:

Wedding poster announcement:

Casual bowling invitation:

photo credit: JMM Photography

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cincinnati Stationery : Poeme's table books

This year we changed the format of one of our signature designs, our table book. If you aren't familiar with our table book, they're a definite must-have for your wedding! The design combines the purposes of table numbers and your guest book.

Guests are encourage to write a wish, anecdote, or words of advice for the new couple. After the last dance has been danced, and the last glass of champagne has been sipped, we bind all of the pages into a coffee table book to be read for years to come. 

The books have been known to contain adorable drawings by the flower girl (of the new couple with their future children,) heartfelt thoughts of the mother of the bride, and the occasional game of tic-tac-toe. A huge upside to the new format is that, if your guests' entries become more "entertaining" as the night goes on, that page can be removed and tucked into a drawer!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Poeme will address your holiday cards for FREE!

Ho, Ho, Holy Moly it's time to think about Holiday Cards! During October, we are offering complimentary addressing on all custom holiday card orders. This is in addition to the specials that some of the individual designers are currently offering (for instance, William Arthur is offer 10% off all holiday card orders through October 24, Checkerboard is offering free return address printing through October 31st, etc.) Check one more thing off of your holiday to do list  and enjoy a stress-free season!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Poeme hosts Edible Landscapes

We are so excited to host Flourish Landscape and Interior Design on Sunday, October 16 at 1:00.
Now is the perfect time of year to begin plotting next year's garden and the ladies at Flourish are happy to help!

If you've been wondering how to grow and maintain fruits and vegetables at home this workshop is for you. We'll teach you which edibles to incorporate into your ornamental landscape, plus fun permaculture and container growing tips. From berries to tomatoes to apple trees and  herbs, there is something for everyone. Stay low maintenance, healthy, and have fun!

The event is free but space is limited, so please RSVP to
Remember the Hyde Park Farmer's Market will still be Sunday morning in the US Bank parking lot from 9:30-1:30 through the end of October, so do your local grocery shopping and then stop by Poeme!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Birthday guest book

Last year I was contacted by a client who was looking for an interesting guest book presentation. We offer some beautiful and truly unique guest book options, but she had a specific request. Meggie was looking for a guest book that would incorporate their guests' birthdays. She and her fiance wanted to be able to take home each guest's birthdate. I did a little brainstorming and created this design for her. It included a page for each month and slots for every day, as well as blank sheets for guests to write a personal message. Meggie and Matthew recently had their first child and I have had the pleasure of working with them from save the dates to baby announcements! I'm lucky to have such wonderful clients. Congratulations you two!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Monogrammed Stationery ala Poeme!

We are focusing this year on designing our own line of stationery, and our first project - monogrammed stationery! We wanted something contemporary, clean and fun, but not too masculine or feminine, and with some fun color variety. The monograms are simple but bold, and each set includes a variety of envelope colors in either a warm or cool palette. We hope you like them!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vote for Cincy Event Planning's Tabletop Design!

Hello, dear readers - Allison here! I hope you're having an awesome day. After having the pleasure of working with Lindsey of Cincy Event Planning on an uber-awesome March wedding (more to come on that post-nuptials!), she approached me with their stationery needs for a tabletop design competition, asking if we were interested in collaborating. Of course we were! Knowing that the projected look was funky black and fuschia mod with large feathers and boas and being given (coveted) creative freedom, we went to town. I think the final product turned out beautifully and am so glad for the opportunity. Now for the nitty-gritty: this is a competition, so please cast your vote on the PrimeTime Rentals facebook page. Every vote is much appreciated! Ta-ta for now.
Our only regret, you ask? That we didn't get to eat the yummy-looking cupcakes from Tres Belle.

Tattoo Wedding Invitation

Everyone enjoys a challenge - especially me when it comes to a wedding invitation! My friend Jane approached me to design her nephew's wedding invitations for their April 2010 wedding in England. Absolutely - tea, crumpets, and hats fit for a queen - Not so much! The groom is the lead singer in a punk band - apparently quite a successful punk band called Deaf Havana

Here were my marching orders... Chris and Tanya wanted wedding stationery that reflected their style as musicians, incorporated their colors - pink and silver, and here's the best part - the Groom's tattoos! After receiving these images of Chris's body art, the solution was simple - concert poster invitation, accompanied by a CD with images and music of the couple's choosing. Enjoy! I had a great time working on this one!
photo credits: Chris Pennells, Poeme

Our blog is "Open" for business!

Wow!... we have a blog, we have a blog, we have a blog! It may be a little late in coming, a little daunting as a task, but now that we're putting the wheels in motion - it's proving to be a very exciting new venture. Obviously, we're paper people (paper addicts, paper-files, call us what you will) so this amazing thing they call the World Wide Web is not our first line of communication, but we are willing to take the leap!

What to expect? It's a work in progress! Our initial goal is to share our everyday inspirations - designs, products, events. We will be featuring our custom designs for wedding and everyday, sharing our new products when they arrive and what has been keeping us busy - projects, events, local interests and sometimes a little personal inspiration.

So meet Poeme! If you aren't able to pop into the shop, pay us a visit here! We're looking forward to sharing!