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.


We broke out of Kansas for this one!! Thank goodness for Facebook for connecting us with Jess Palatucci who organized this incredible Valentine’s Day inspired photoshoot. This shoot was a unique opportunity to be involved with some awesome vendors based in the Philadelphia area.

Photography + Styling: Jess Palatucci Photography
Hair: Top Knot Hair
Makeup: Underground Artistry
Bridal Shop: Vesa Brides
Dress Designer: Calla Blanche
Shoes: House of Elliot
Suit: Weitzenkorn’s
Florals: Ram Floral
Cake + Desserts: Lysa’s Caketique
Laser Cut Signage: Ever Laser
Ring Boxes: The Mrs. Box
Stationery: East + West Designs
Ribbon: A Ribbon’s Nest
Ribbon: Honey Silks & Co.
Jewelry: L. Priori Jewelry
Rentals: Party Retal Ltd.
Vintage Rentals: Lilac & Lace Co
Calligraphy: Postskript
Couple: Julie + Josh Floro


Valentine’s Day in Philly


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