Here at Southern Posies, we LOVE working with other creatives on fun and fresh projects. When Lauren Kendrick, owner of the cutest little monogram shop, Sassy Biscuit, gave us a shout to contribute to her beautifully-southern styled shoot, we just couldn’t resist. Lauren was inspired for this shoot by everything she adores about the South, from our beautiful plantations, to the Spanish moss hanging from the trees, to heirloom monograms. Our gal Reese Witherspoon said it best when she said, “My rule is if it’s not moving — monogram it!” Together with some awesome vendors, Lauren’s vision of Contemporary Southern Elegance came to life on a sweet spring afternoon.
SOPO: What little details were your favorite and why?
SASSY BISCUIT: I’m partial to all the little monogram details (shocking, I know,) but I really feel like they add such a special, personal touch to the various elements of the shoot. I think my two favorites though have to be the bridal bouquet wrap and the monogrammed ribbon on the flower girl basket. The bouquet wrap is so special in that it’s a vintage style handkerchief with an heirloom monogram, but it also functions as something blue with the blue embroidery. So it really evokes the “old and new” and “borrowed and blue” concepts in a very personal way. You could almost imagine the bride using her grandmother’s handkerchief and embroidering it with the bride’s new monogram. The flower girl basket ribbon seems like such a small detail, but I think there is a beauty in the smallest details that can really make a wedding day so special. Those little personal touches throughout are what I love so much about this shoot.
SOPO: Tell us about the items you made for the shoot as well as more from your shop that our brides would love to know about!
SASSY BISCUIT: For this shoot, I embroidered a set of dinner napkins for the reception table setting, a champagne towel, a bridal bouquet wrap handkerchief, a ring bearer pillow, and the ribbon on the flower girl basket. As for items in the store, we have so many that I think brides would love! Everything from bags, to jewelry, to “getting ready” shirts, to cups and koozies… We are constantly adding new products, so I always tell brides: If you want something, but you don’t see something in the shop that matches your vision, let me know! We will find a way to make it happen for you!
SOPO: What is the process for designing these lovely monogram details?
SASSY BISCUIT: For the heirloom monograms, we partner with our wonderful friends at Empress Stationery. Jess and her team do an AMAZING job working with the brides to design a custom monogram that they will want to put on everything and truly reflects the personality of the bride/couple. Once Jess and the bride finalize the design, we receive it and digitize it for embroidery. Digitization basically means manually redrawing the digital file into a format our embroidery machine can read. Think pixels to stitches. This is a very hands-on process and allows us to ensure the stitched out monogram looks as close as possible to a printed one. After we digitize the monogram, we save it in a client file for life, so our brides can always come back and use it on anything they want later. We then work with the bride to decide which thread colors match her wedding colors best and which products she would like to include as a part of her special day. Brides can read more about this process on our website and can always contact us with any questions they have.