we're lauren
+ Samantha

We're the co-founders, best friends and designers behind East + West Designs. Since 2016, the same year we graduated from design school, we've been working with couples everywhere to create custom stationery for their wedding day.

We created the journal specifically for you as a type of guide during this unique experience of planning a wedding. You have so many other things to check off your list, so we want to make sure your invitations and all of your stationery needs are as simple as possible.

So, take a look around! We have inspiration, education, behind the scenes and so much more for you to check out and use to your liking.


romantic urban summer wedding at the millbottom in jefferson city missouri

If you’re searching for romantic, urban, summer wedding inspiration for your big day—look no further.

When Kelsi Kliethermes asked us to be a part of The Authenticity Styled Social we couldn’t say no. Her work, along with the other incredibly talented wedding vendors, is unreal. Not only that, but the vibe she was going for was so up our alley we had no choice but to get involved.

We knew we were going to love everything about the design, style and overall vibe of the photo shoot, but we were not expecting to be as floored as we were when we saw the images for the first time. If you’re into industrial, minimalistic-yet-boho, romantic, urban design and decor that is perfect for the summertime—friend, this is for you.

Before we get swept away by the gorgeous photos from this memorable day, we can forget to give a huge shoutout to all the vendors who helped put this whole vision together. Please, check out their work and give them some love, because they so deserve it.

“Love, it will not betray you, dismay you or enslave you. It will set you free.”
—Mumford & Sons

Photographed at The Authenticity Styled Social by Kelsi Kliethermes Photography

Design, Planning, and Coordination: Sentimentally Yours Events Co. || Venue: The Millbottom || Photographer: Kelsi Kliethermes Photography || Florals: Nephew and Co. || Vintage Rentals: Pretty Little Things || Rentals and Back Drop: U.S. Rents It – Jefferson City || Invitation Suites, Escort Cards, Lyrics Cards, and Bar Signage: East + West Designs || Gourmet Catering and Locally Sourced Bar: Revel || Bridal Boutique: Vows Bridal Boutique || Tux: Samuel’s Tuxedos || HAMU Artist: Jennifer Pritchett || Cake: Sweet Creations by Joy || Models: Dalton Luper and Elizabeth Walker

couple standing together at wedding altar

minimalistic, copper, wedding invitation in flatlay

flatlay with clock flowers and tray with grooms grooming essentials

mumford and sons quote card in flatlay

wedding invitation flatlay with copper envelope and florals

boho flower arrangement of roses and greenery

bride holding flower arrangement and ribbon from bouquet

groom looking down at boutonnière while holding his suit jacket

groom standing in front of industrial wall in suit

cake with yellow ribbon and boho florals on a wooden table in front of a black backdrop

closeup of flowers and yellow ribbon on two-tear cake

windy table setting with candles and florals running down the center of the display table setting with candles and florals table setting with the menu hanging from a pipe stand in focus closeup of the place setting and the place card in copper foil drinks at a bar with rosemary and lemon groom leaning on bar with bar sign hanging in the window minimalistic bar menu hanging in window printed on fabric



couple standing together at wedding altar

Romantic, Urban, Summer Wedding at The Millbottom in Jefferson City, Missouri


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