Friday, December 30, 2011


I just wanted to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR and I hope you had a great holiday! As the New Year approaches I will be posting some of the work that I've created in 2011. There is A LOT so bear with me. :)

The SMD Etsy Shop will also be replenished with a NEW collection of designs created especially for the upcoming 2012 wedding season!


Friday, October 14, 2011

SMD featured on Style Me Pretty!

I have been following the wedding inspiration bible AKA for years! I know I am not alone when I say that I have literally gotten lost on this blog for HOURS at a time. Their beautiful inspirational photos and awesome wedding ideas just hit the spot for me....

That is why it makes me sooooo freakin' happy to be featured on Style Me Pretty Georgia! Not only do I draw a lot of inspiration while browsing for my clients but it was also a huge inspiration when designing for my own wedding. It also makes me happy to showcase all of the talented vendors that were so amazing to work with!

Check out the whole article here:
Marriott Marquis Wedding by ellyB Events & Sheila Mari Design

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Custom Spring/Summer Wedding PIeces

Wow, it's been a busy past few months! Not only have I been creating custom designs for all my Brides but I also had my own wedding to plan! Yes, I am back blogging as a married woman! Now that the wedding season is winding down, and I am no longer planning a wedding, I feel like I can finally breathe again. I'm sure all the newlyweds out there know this same feeling. :)

I have so many photos to share of all the custom pieces I created for my own wedding but for now I want to share some of the custom designs that I have created for my Brides this past wedding season. :)

Get the flash player here:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Just a few of my favorites things...

There are so many great artists on Etsy I find myself "hearting" a variety of shops. These are a few that I come back to on a regular basis:

Store Name: KcSoapsNMore
Products: Handmade soaps in adorable shapes
Use for: Bridal Shower Favors, Wedding Party Gifts

Store Name: OwlSay Designs
Products: Modish Passport Covers, Checkbook Covers, Travel Wallets, Luggage Tags, Business Card Cases and more!
Use for: Bridal Shower Favors, Wedding Party Gifts, Use for your Honeymoon

Store Name: tyrahandmadejewelry
Products: Modern, Bridal & Personalized Initial Stamped Jewelry
Use For: Bridal Party Gifts, Wedding Day Jewelry

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Carrie Beth and Brent's Love Bird Invitations

Remember Carrie Beth and Brent’s Save The date? Cool, right? Now check out their invitation suite below! When Carrie Beth first came to me I knew she would want something cute and fun to match her and Brent’s personalities and of course she did not disappoint me! We worked together and came up with a great concept that is both playful, yet elegant. I mean, who could NOT love cute little love birds??

To step it up a notch we added a polka-dot belly band that would hold all of the pieces together in the brown kraft envelope. We also created a return address label and a matching rehearsal dinner invitation to complete the suite.

I am so excited for Carrie Beth and Brent’s wedding in a few weeks. They are truly a beautiful couple and I am so happy for them!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fabulous Etsy Find: Elegant Edible Designs

These awesome edible decorations had me thinking all afternoon, what kind of party should I throw just to use these?? Great for bridal showers or baby showers these edible decorations are sure to have your guest's talking! Place them on cakes, cupcakes, cake pops or on wine glasses.

These little cuties are made from rice paper and they are easy to adhere, just dab a little bit of corn syrup and stick.

So what kind of party should I throw with these??

Check out Elegant Edible Designs on Etsy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sheila Mari Design's Personal Save The Date Suite

Jeff and I got engaged last Fall and we just sent our Save The Date's a few weeks ago so I am finally able to share them with you! Jeff and I took our engagement photos in a few spots around the Atlanta area and one of my bridesmaids told me about a great mural for the King of Pops... which if you are not an Atlanta native you may not have heard of him. I know a few people have been asking if Jeff was the "King of Pop" but I assure you, he is not. :)

Jeff and I loved the colors in the mural and thought it would be great to take photos in front of it, and seeing that we are having our wedding in the dead heat of summer the popsicle theme would be perfect! Jeff and I are also not into the mushy romantic stuff so we definitely wanted photos that would show our personalities. We wanted FUN, FUN, FUN! We also added a little more of Jeff's personality into his clothing... if you know Jeff you would know that he is a loyal Adidas fan so of course we also had to incorporate that!

In addition to our postcard we also created little mini magnets with our popsicle logo, our wedding date and our wedding website address. I really love the traditional Save The Date magnet but I wanted something a little bit smaller and one of my bridal clients actually gave me the idea to use these cute little magnets.

To also recognize our wedding party we also sent each member a personalized luggage tag. So I better see these tags on your bags!! :)

Jeff and I are definitely excited for our big (hot) day in July! The official countdown has begun!

Photography by: Andrew Thomas Lee

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Garden Bon Bon Favors

I just ran into this Etsy shop that I thought was incredibly awesome. No, these are not your typically chocolate party favors, but are plantable seeds! So cute and original, perfect for an eco-friendly wedding.

Check out more Garden Bon Bons on Etsy!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Baby Wishes for Micah

I am so happy that I had the opportunity to be a part of Michelle's baby shower, even if I only did just create her the cutest note cards ever! I designed her a "wish card" for baby Micah's upcoming arrival, where each guest fills out each "wish" they would like for Micah. Such a cute idea and an amazing keepsake that Micah can read when he gets older.

Now get out of that belly!! ;)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Orange & Grey Modern Wedding Invitations

Melissa and Marc got married this past November in Orlando, Florida and Melissa came to me last fall to design her and Marc's wedding invitations. They wanted a modern design and they wanted to incorporate their wedding colors, orange and grey. We went with a polka dot design that paired well with the handwritten script font for a contemporary feel.

Congratulations, newlyweds!

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year, New Website!

How is SMD celebrating the New Year? With a brand freakin' NEW website, that's how! Officially announcing the relaunch of Startin' off the New Year right! Take a look :)


Special Shout out to Studio Fresh, for the awesome new web banner!