5 Favorite Things With Danielle Lyons and Cheyenne Panzeter of Philly’s LoveLeigh Invitations
Ever since their days as students at the University of the Arts, Danielle Leigh Lyons and Cheyenne Leigh Panzeter always planned on going into business together. They knew their joint venture would be something design-related (they’re both super crafty and have a love for all things paper), but it wasn’t until they began designing invitations, both for work events and for their own weddings, that the idea for LoveLeigh Invitations was born.
Now Danielle and Cheyenne are whipping up unique, detail-oriented invites and save-the-dates (you’ll want to ask about their custom hand-drawn maps) in their Rittenhouse studio, which is a bright, colorful space with tons of their work on display to inspire their clients.
We caught up with the Loveleigh ladies to chat about their favorite places to find inspiration and the invitation trends they’re loving right now.
Favorite part of the design process We really do love the entire process, from the initial brainstorming with clients to the designing. However, there is nothing better than seeing the final package in the hands of a bride or groom. Getting to see their reactions to our hard work is priceless.
Favorite medium to work with We are currently in love with metallic foil pressed into thick cotton paper—especially muted blush tones paired with gold or rose gold metallic foil. We also love combining watercolor elements with the foil or with letterpress. The combination of the soft color with the crisp printing creates a beautiful look.
Favorite place to find inspiration We find we are most inspired after we attend the National Stationery Show in New York City every spring. We are giddy with excitement after seeing the latest printing trends and color palettes!
Favorite place to buy greeting cards We visit Paper Source at least once a week. We go there for all of our cards, notebooks, and thoughtful gifts!
Favorite invitation you’ve designed So tough! We have a few and they are all completely different from one another: One was a geometric-themed invite printed in the boldest lime green and cobalt blue ink. The next was a rustic-chic letterpress package with layers of peach florals and taupe lace wrapped with burlap twine. And the last was a minimal, modern hawaiian wedding package printed with hints of emerald green, citrus yellow and finished with a gold foil pineapple tag.
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