Up The Ante And Add This To Your Wedding Welcome Bag

unnamed-2When we came across artist and illustrator LouLou Baker’s customized playing cards, we were instantly obsessed! As a child, LouLou had always cherished a set in her parents’ home that felt very “whimsical in nature.” After graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute years later, she still found herself day dreaming about the unique cards she played with as a kid. She formed Peep’s Paper Products—a company that specializes in bespoke luxury paper goods like invitations, stationery, wrapping paper, and a baby book that’s become our go-to gift for new parents—and set out to recreate a deck as memorable as the one she grew up shuffling. Drawing upon her time working for brands like Moschino, Narciso Rodriguez, Thakoon, Givenchy, and Suno as well as her arts’ education, she made a creative set of cards with a vibrant, fanciful flair that will undoubtedly appeal to anyone who likes to play, but also the most fashion-forward in your crowd. Let’s just say these aren’t your standard Bicycle playing cards.

If you’re looking for a ready-to-buy set, LouLou has everything from a New York City-themed deck complete with images of the Statue of Liberty and Empire State building to a San Fransisco-inspired deck illustrated with pelicans. There’s even an safari set for the couple who took that exotic honeymoon to South Africa.

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We think they’re the perfect special addition to a wedding welcome bag—guests can throw them in a beach tote, their carry on, or even a back pocket. With these personalized cards, everyone will have lasting memories of your wedding in their home for years to come. Plus, the ordering process is a cinch: you simply describe the theme of your wedding and some favorite memories you and your significant other share, including the city where you met or currently live, your meet-cute, etc. LouLou typically paints 4-8 unique images and then works with you to create a fun crest that brings all of the cards together. She also checks in with you every step of the way to ensure you’re happy with the final result. We all know Aleve, Emergen-C, snacks, and water are pretty much welcome bag necessities by now, but if you want to up the ante when planning yours, we think you should deal LouLou in.