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Masquerade Themed Party

We love masquerade parties. The mystery and elegance that comes with masquerade parties is so intoxicating. We created this party for our client's 21st birthday party this weekend. Feathers, masks, roses and glamor! We started with making custom masks for the guests and we think they turned out beautiful, don't you?

We also set up a personalized red carpet for the guests to take photos on as they arrived.

There was a dessert table that was to die for with our sister company's linens.

And of course, a glamorous cake table! 

We did the table stationery to coordinate with the invitations that we designed for the event.

If you have ideas for other themed parties we'd love to hear them! 

With love of paper and all things beautiful,

Michelle, Eng and the Tange Design Team

 

1920'S Gatsby Event

We love the 1920's. Something about that area will always have an elegant, racy and beautiful charm about it. When we were approached to do a 1920's Art Deco event of course we leapt at the chance! We designed all of the table stationery and our sister company, Glow Concepts Fine Linens, provided all of the linens! This event was at The Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom and it's nothing short of magical. Check out the snapshots below.


How much fun are the pearls, rhinestones and feathers for accents?! Not to mention the gorgeous golds and blacks. We loved this event and hope you do too!

Venue: Disneyland Hotel

Photography: Wentzu Chang 

Floral: Flowers by Cina

Linens: Glow Concepts Fine Linens

Stationery: Tange Design

With love of paper and all things beautiful,

Michelle, Eng and the Tange Design Team

 

Wedding Invitation Tips for Brides

Congratulations!  You’re getting married!  Now that you’ve said I do, what’s next?  We understand that wedding planning can be one of the most exciting and wonderful times in your life and yet challenge you in ways you never thought possible.  Hopefully these tips will help answer some questions you may have about the invitation process and help make designing your invitation a fun and completely stress free process.

 

TIP 1: GUEST LIST

Now making a guest list is no easy task, but once you get a general head count, and your venue max head count, you can start planning for your invitations.  If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the amount of people you are sending invitation to, remember not every person invited to the wedding gets their own invitation.  Generally invitations are sent one per household.  Meaning if Mr. and Mrs. Smith live together in the same household, they are sent one invitation.  Also couples that cohabitate in the same household are generally sent one invitation.   Additionally, if you are inviting a whole family and someone over the age of 18 lives outside of their parent’s home, it is customary to send them their own invitation.

 

TIP 2: THEME AND IMPRESSION

This is you guest’s first introduction to your event.  Give them a hint of how beautiful and dazzling it will be! The following elements are ideas you can incorporate into making your wedding invitation uniquely and personally yours.

            Consider beautiful papers, colors and specialty fonts.  These elements create a unique combination that will reflect your and your fiancée’s personal style.

            Use embellishments such as ribbon, jewels, and textures.  These all add dimension and beauty to your invitation.

            Try a new shape and size.  A traditional wedding invitation is 4.5 x 6.25 inches, but most brides now are choosing invitations that are all different sizes and shapes.  A 7x7 invitation is our personal favorite – and is something different than your standard letter.

            Make your wording personal.  You want your wording to reflect your personality but also be to the point. If you have extra information you want to share with your guests, additional cards can be added so that your main invitation stays beautiful, uncluttered and easy to read.

 

TIP 3: START EARLY

Typically, a “Save The Date” is sent out 6-8 months early and invitations are sent 6-8 weeks early. When creating custom wedding invitations, if possible, it is best to give your stationer approximately 4-5 months to create your perfect invitations.  This gives you enough time to approve your final draft (proof reading everything) and your stationer enough time to order supplies and assemble.  Keep in mind that if you are having a destination or holiday wedding, invitations should be sent out 10-11 weeks early to give your guests enough time to plan.

 

 

TIP 4: MATCH THE REST OF YOUR SUITE

Thank you cards, Programs, Menus, Table Numbers, Seating Charts, Favor Tags, all these can be made to match the theme of your invitation. Not to mention make your life easier to have them done ahead of time!

 

Hopefully this answers some common questions about the invitation process! If you have any more questions we would love to help. Cheers to the most exciting season!

With love of paper and all things beautiful,

Michelle, Eng and the Tange Design Team

Ceremony Magazine Feature!

Happy Tuesday! We are so excited to announce that we are on the cover of the 2015 August/ September edition of Ceremony Magazine! If you're in the Los Angeles or Santa Barbara area we hope you pick up a copy. We had such a great time working with all of the other vendors that helped make this shoot so beautiful. (List Below) 

 

 

Menus: Tange Design

Photography: IL Mare Photography 

Floral Design: Designer Dana 

Coordination and Styling: Charis Events 

Location: Verandas Beach House 

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Linens: Glow Concepts 

 

Cheers to a great week! 

With love of paper and all things beautiful,

Michelle, Eng and the Tange Design Team

 

New Beginnings

Welcome to Tange Design! Our new blog is finally off the ground and running! We will be sharing tips and inspiration for that perfect event, DIYs, wedding and party trends, as well as our favorite topic... beautiful, couture invitation designs and stationery. We can't wait to share more!

With love of paper and all things beautiful,

Michelle, Eng and the Tange Design Team