ok pupils, little history lesson for the day:
did you know that the now wildly popular graphic poster "keep calm and carry on" originated in pre-WWII era england as a government issued propaganda poster to soothe the masses over an impending war with germany? ah yes – brilliant design, brilliant slogan. kind of a modern day mantra ahead of its time if you ask me.
fast forward, ohhh, about 70 years and once again, this clever and timeless piece of art has been repurposed in a fresh, new way in honor of the launch of merriment events. if you haven't heard, merriment is a new event company for weddings and other social occasions based out of richmond, va. it's the collaboration of courtney spencer of little white book and emily brown lacroix, and if you ask me, merriment is headed for the big time.
courtney contacted miss pickles press a few months back to design the new branding for merriment, and i couldn't be prouder of the results! we started from the ground up and i believe really captured the heart and soul of the business. chic, festive, fun, elegant and sophisticated (but never snooty). we created a new logo, business cards, oversized postcards (which feature the keep calm graphic with the merriment festive pom in lieu of the british crown) and a spankin' new website.
so back to the keeping calm bit. what better mantra for an events company? social events and weddings are just oozing with those last minute things that can go wrong, and often times, do. even with the best planning, life sometimes has other plans in store. show me a bride that hasn't had one minor thing go wrong and i'll show you a bride who indulged in one too many pre-ceremony mimosas to notice.
unexpected rain for an april garden ceremony? good times!
a lipstick stain on your wedding dress from aunt kaye? sure thing.
a run in your hose? count on it.
the point is: keep calm. and carry on. and that's just what the best wedding and event planners do. they navigate the potential bumps along the way and make sure that your big day is just as divine and picture perfect as it should be. courtney and emily, congrats on the launch of merriment. wishing you both great success. remember, when clients are beating down your doors, take a heapin' helpin' of your own medicine: keep calm and carry on.