Today we are excited to introduce to you our newest feature, Kansas City Vendor Spotlight! Megan Ibarra, owner of Little Yellow Leaf, was so kind to share a bit about herself, her business and processes. Sit a spell and read about how she assists brides and grooms with the paper details included in their day!
Name: Megan Ibarra with Little Yellow Leaf
Years in business: Coming up on 3!
How did you get started in your business? It started and grew very organically. I have a background in Interior Design and have always enjoyed art, design, typography, etc. When it came time for my wedding in 2009, I knew I wanted to create all of the paper details. From there, I was in love. What began as doing pieces for friends, grew to friends of friends, and I have been lucky enough to connect with some amazing vendors in Kansas City that have led to wonderful referrals. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
What does the process look like for clients who work with you? I try to keep this as easy, light and as fun as possible! I know wedding planning can seem stressful for some, and it’s always my goal for this to be a fun and creative outlet for the couple. We’ll start by meeting for a consultation. This is a perfect time for me to get to know the couple and their wedding style, as well as take a look at past samples, paper swatches, etc. As most everything is designed custom, the couple is never picking a generic design from a binder but looking at past samples really helps give a visual of what their suite could look like. After our meeting I’ll follow up with a quote and when they’re ready to begin, we’ll start the design and prooﬁng process! I’ll normally start with 3-4 designs digitally, and we’ll just converse back and forth until the design is perfect. And if we don’t select card stocks during the consult, I’ll always make sure we do another quick meet up prior to production, or send swatches for the couple for them to select. Surprise are fun, but not when it comes to your Invitation details 🙂 After the design of each piece is approved and signed o”, the suite will go into production and then packed up and ready for delivery!
Describe your favorite wedding style: This is tough! I ﬁnd myself falling in love with all kinds of different styles. I love a lot of great color and a style that includes an eclectic mix of fun (and sometimes quirky) personal details from the couple. I once did day of details for a wedding that was overall very classic, and we used hot pink elephant graphics in the Escort Cards and Table Numbers. The couple both had the same hilarious elephant joke book when they were younger and had them on display at the entry. Sounds crazy, right? The result was fantastic and ﬁt right in with the beautifully elegant pink ﬂorals and classic table settings. The Escort Cards had the question of the joke, and the guests found the punch line on the Table Number of their assigned table. It so wonderful that they wanted to include such a cute and personal detail of their childhood and relationship and I was happy to do so.
Favorite season of the year and why? Fall. The rich colors, the crisp magic in the air, and pumpkin EVERYTHING. 🙂
Favorite reception cocktail: This may seem a little boring, but you can never go wrong with a good glass of red wine.
Quote you live by: “Today my love, we shall let the world slide, for we will never be younger again.” And most recently – the entire Holstee Manifesto.
Favorite part of a wedding? Ceremony or reception? Can I answer that they’re both my favorite? 🙂 I love the intimate nature of the ceremony and the pronouncement of Mr. and Mrs. for the ﬁrst time. And the reception to celebrate the happy couple, mingle and dance the night away. (Okay..and to oogle over all the wonderful design and decor that went into the occasion 🙂 )
A BIG thank you to Megan for participating in this lovely interview! We love working with her on special projects for our brides and grooms, such as this Save the Date example for our Soirée client’s upcoming nuptials!
-Your Soirée Event Designs Ladies