"The reason for moving west is we planned for growth." -Scott Forke It didn't become real until the keys were in my hand. It's still very surreal to me and probably won't sink in until I have to pack up and move. And just as quickly as the opportunity presented itself, I found myself signing the lease to our new, and second, office location in Walnut Creek. Nikki and I are looking forward to the convenience of having our own office where we can immerse clients in the full Cre
“Photos’re better than nothing, but things’re better than photos ’cause the things themselves were part of what was there.” - David Mitchell, Black Swan Green In the past we've had inquiries from brides and grooms who insist the stationery portion of their wedding day is not important. They can't fathom the thought of investing money into something that will just be thrown away. And in some respects, they're right. Not everyone will save their dinner menu or even the invita
If the summer didn't have enough surprises, we were recently honored with second place in the Best of San Joaquin Wedding Invitations category. We are still in shock! I had no idea we were even nominated! And actually, we weren't. We came to learn the readers of San Joaquin Magazine were asked to cast votes in various categories and we ended up with enough votes to place. On behalf of Nikki and myself, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who voted for
Sometimes we Yelp! You would think that Yelping would be a way to address our grievances with businesses: receiving less than desirable service, or the product was not as advertised. But through the act of sitting down, collecting our thoughts and deciding how many stars to give (or not give) in turn has helped our own business. We have taken our best Yelp! experiences with brands or companies and decided to implement some of those qualities in Creative DNA. We absolutely ado
It's Wedding Wednesday on many of the bridal blogs and websites that we follow. So you can imagine how excited we are to have our work featured. Head on over to Aisle Perfect and check out this beautiful nautical themed styled shoot. Every detail was perfectly thought out by creative director, d. Royal Engagements and captured by the talented Chloe Jackman. Unbeknownst to our mom, she agreed to help us during this shoot which was our longest styled photo shoot to date (about
The recap is live on the BlackBride.com website! We get to relive that gorgeous afternoon through the photography of our gal pals Chloe Jackman and Rachel Capil. Looking back, it was so worth all the sweat and tears we put into the design and print materials. Truth be told, we didn't get the chance to really enjoy the Brunch as much as we would have liked. We were there to focus, work, and problem solve. After a long day, we packed up, headed back to the studio and immediatel
What a way to end the year. We just received the news that A Monique Affair's Calistoga styled shoot was selected as one of H & H Weddings Best of 2015. Chanda Daniels, A Monique Affair's owner and executive designer, put together a wedding vendor dream team to bring her creative vision to life. We were so honored to design the stationery suite for the shoot. We are anxiously awaiting what the new year has in store for Chanda and her team. Congratulations! #CreativeDNA #wercr
If it weren't enough to have presence on all top social media platforms, we decided to add Snapchat to the list. It is the real window into the Creative DNA flagship studio. Watch us create invitation mock-ups, open our FedEx packages, debut new designs, and even sneak a marshmallow as we build candy buffets.
It's all part of our "brand transparency" campaign. I decided at the start of Creative DNA that we would be great at a few services and be honest with the scope of our
"Surround yourself with people who encourage you, inspire you and believe in your dreams." Our journey in the wedding industry has been filled with various bumps, obstacles, and potholes in the road. I never expected it to be easy, but finding people who are supportive of what you do, especially if they consider you a competitor, is downright virtually impossible. Or is it? Through the magic of social media, we have met and forged relationships with some amazing industry prof
Every custom design piece starts out as a blank art board on Ai (Adobe Illustrator). As fonts, graphics and layout come together, the projects take on a life and voice of their own.
And they do talk. Actually, we do the talking and pretend it's the work. It's a comical process but it serves a purpose. Here in our office, we are proud to do all our own copy writing for everything from wedding invitations to pamphlets and business tag lines. All the clever sayings and elegant