Rabbit Rabbit! And Happy November! A month of thanks. After tragedies like yesterday's attack in NYC, it can be a little hard to find things to be grateful for. So if we can't find much more today, maybe we can be thankful that the sun rose this morning, the Earth is still spinning, and we are here to witness it, because it really is a pretty magical thing. Hope this month is good to you all!
Rabbit rabbit! Happy first day of October! September was a tough one, bringing us Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria. Today, a new month brings us the opportunity to refresh, to push forward, to continue helping all of those affected by the devastation, and to enjoy all the beauty the autumn season brings!
I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to design these 1920s-themed wedding invitations for an incredibly lovely couple in Germany. We created one version in German and one version in English for their friends all over the world. And they even let me get fancy with a little silver foil stamping. Herzlichen Glückwunsch Marie and Constantin!
Rabbit Rabbit and Happy September! Wow. September already. That means it's been one year since I started this little Rabbit Rabbit journey! And I'm so glad you joined me. As most of you know, this passion project originated because I'm pretty superstitious and wanted to remember to say "Rabbit Rabbit" for good luck each month. But while designing, I realized I wasn't thinking much about luck at all. I was actually thinking about the fresh start each new month brings, and how we should really celebrate that.
And that's where the black and white bunnies originated. The light rabbit symbolizes positivity moving forward, and the dark one symbolizes darkness staying behind. So on its one-year anniversary, I thought I'd bring the original bunnies back with a little twist. Happy September and one year anni to you all! And thank you for following. I hope Rabbit Rabbit has helped you appreciate time, life, and just being here each day. And with that, maybe life has felt a little more lucky, too.
Rabbit Rabbit from Bali! The opposite side of this incredible world that just keeps on spinning so very fast. A place where they believe if you are good, good will come back to you. I have been here for a week now and have yet to see anyone get angry or mean (even when a scooter cuts off a family of five on another scooter)! They are just so compassionate, friendly, and happy. So this August, I hope to be a little more like them. Happy August 1, everyone!
Wedding planning was such an interesting experience for me as a designer. Even though I tried not to get wrapped up in all the wedding planning hullabaloo, every decision felt important because it was all part of the greater design of the day. So between choosing a venue, designing the invitations, planning the schedule, picking the dress, choosing our photographer, and so much more, my mind was in overdrive for about a year. But like most people tell you, it was all worth it. Because now we have this beautiful memory that Inna and Constantine of Peach Plum Pear Photo captured beyond my expectations. (And that, my friends, is not easy to do.) So I cannot say enough good things about them. They were so easy and fun to work with. And the photos feel natural, beautiful, but most importantly, they feel like us! They are everything I hoped for and easily one of the best decisions we made.
So below are my Top Ten photos. And they were not easy to narrow down! Enjoy and Happy Friday!
As soon as we started wedding planning, I knew I couldn't imagine anyone else designing our invitations. Mainly because I would have driven them absolutely insane with my particularity! And the thought of taking this on, on top of planning, sounded like a lot of pressure. But luckily, my fiancé and I had a very clear idea of what we wanted our wedding to be. We both envisioned a relaxed backyard wedding that was more party than wedding. A celebration of love with family and friends.
And it was important to us that our invitations clearly conveyed this idea. Because with the word "wedding" comes lots of expectations. And we wanted our guests to expect nothing but a good time!
So we named the event SchennellyFest, and held it at a beautiful old bed and breakfast called The Woolverton Inn, which is located in Stockton, New Jersey—right outside of New Hope, Pennsylvania.
We planned for non-stop music, coolers of beer, and yard games. No church, no cummerbunds, no cake.
What?! No cake, you say?! See. Expectations!
Well, we think the invitations accomplished their mission because our guests came ready to party, dance, and definitely ready to enjoy the Mister Softee truck that made a guest appearance. So thank you to them, our venue, and our vendors for making the day everything we hoped it would be.
And thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy the photos below! More to come on Facebook in Instagram.
Rabbit rabbit! It's a new month. A time to reflect on the old and start anew. For me, May was a whirlwind. I married an awesome guy surrounded by all our wonderful friends and family. I truly never felt so high. So here's to holding onto that feeling through June and always. It's up to us to realize all that we have, even on the most ordinary of days!
And if you're looking for some Rabbit Rabbit apparel to rock next month, new designs have been posted over at society6.com/shoprabbitrabbit! And original shirts are still available at etsy.com/shop/shoprabbitrabbit.
Lots of love! And enjoy your March!
Welp, I posted this on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook on the morning of February first and totally failed to post it here on my blog! Sorry to all my followers! It won't happen again... But maybe you should go follow me on those other social outlets just to be safe ;)
Anyways! Happy February to you all! I think we can all agree that if January showed us anything, it showed us that we are all very different in so many ways. But different notes can create a beautiful harmony, right? So let's embrace our differences and spread some extra love and kindness this month. The world could really use it!
Miss Mandy is a very talented musician friend of mine. She has a lot planned for 2017 and wanted a logo to kickstart her endeavor. Together, we brainstormed a lot of ideas focused around music and positive mental health. Mandy has a background in psychology and hopes to bring the two worlds together.
In the end, we landed on this folksy mark.
The yellow canary symbolizes the feelings of happiness and health that music can bring. It originated from the term "canary in a coal mine," which refers to when miners used caged canaries to warn them of danger in the mine. If methane gas became present, the canary would die and the miners would know to leave the mine. But here, the canary is safe and alive around music.
I highly recommend checking Mandy out over on YouTube! I guarantee her music will make you smile.
December is here! A good time to reflect on all that 2016 had to offer. A time to look around and be grateful for all that we have, no matter how big or how small. So let's finish the year strong with more thanks, more peace, more love, and more of all the things that make us happy!
Happy December to you all!
I am so excited to let you know that I have been putting my new screen printer to good use. “Rabbit Rabbit" shirts are now available at my brand new etsy shop, ShopRabbitRabbit! If you order this week, I’ll be sure to get you one before the start of November, and you’ll get to celebrate the start of a new month in style!
In the meantime, I hope everyone is having a fabulous October and enjoying this beautiful weather while it’s here! And as always, thanks for reading.
Cheers to the freakin' weekend! And to this new beer label I designed with Masterminds Agency, for Yards Brewing Company here in Philadelphia. The design was inspired by old wrestling posters and Yards' love for Sylvester Stallone's movie Over The Top. It is always so much fun to design a beer label and to see it out in the world. So thank you, Yards!
And have a great weekend, everybody!