Nico and Lala work with brides and grooms nationwide to create exquisitely branded custom weddings. With studios in both Nashville and Chicago, consultations can be done in studio or via phone for brides elsewhere.  From custom designed wedding monograms to luxe wedding invitations, menu cards and expertly tailored welcome gifts, Nico and Lala create a cohesive, one-of-a-kind look and style for your wedding day. Click here to view our gallery of custom weddings.

Nicole Speake

Nicole Speake

Creative / Design Director

Nico and Lala are Chicago based custom wedding and event designers with a panache for chic and snappy branding.
Both Southern born and bred, owners Nicole Speake and Lauren Staley collaborate on all things creative with their company.
Inspired daily by fabulous prints, thick paper and bold colors,
Nico and Lala are making their southern, yet sophisticated mark on the wedding and design world.
Lauren Staley

Lauren Staley

Sales / Marketing Director

Nico and Lala are Chicago based custom wedding and event designers with a panache for chic and snappy branding.
Both Southern born and bred, owners Nicole Speake and Lauren Staley collaborate on all things creative with their company.
Inspired daily by fabulous prints, thick paper and bold colors,
Nico and Lala are making their southern, yet sophisticated mark on the wedding and design world.
Courtney Fane

Courtney Fane

Senior Designer

The talented Courtney joined us after graduating in 2014.  She knocked our
socks off as an intern and we are constantly amazed by her creativity! Courtney
loves a good themed party and designs the most fabulous invitations and swag!
And this girl can draw like no other!  She’s even created some of our favorite
wedding monograms and patterns.  A fellow foodie/Fireball shot enthusiast,
Courtney fits right in at the N&L studio!
Meghan Freier

Meghan Freier

Marketing / Lead Production

Meghan is our official social media and marketing guru! She began working for the N&L team
in May of 2013, and brings such a positive energy to the studio! We laugh all day at/with her
and she has taught us all about what a “bossy” invitation is: it shows the recipient “who is boss”.
What would we do without someone with such poignancy? All kidding aside, she tweets, she
surfs, and she blogs…and we’d be a MESS without her!

French Blue Feminine Wedding

We have such a glorious treat for you all today with this irresistible french blue feminine wedding! We are heading south to cajun country, aka, New Orleans for a truly southern soiree filled with traditional monograms, feminine florals and french blue and navy day of...
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Toile Inspired Wedding

We have great news...not only is it Friday, but we also have the most gorgeous toile inspired wedding today on the blog for you all! Helen came to us really wanting something unique and classic. With a love of toile and being from St. Louis, we decided upon designing...
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Boho Chic Wedding

Happy Friday! Hope everyone is loving the new blog layout! We are going to try and post here about once or twice a week; new trends, new weddings, new parties..bring it on! Today we have a to-die-for destination wedding we helped with last year! Beverly and Ryan's...
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Austin Retro Wedding

Jon and Kayla's Austin retro wedding of was such a thrill to work on, and It is always fun when our brides want something a little out of the box! This wedding was no exception! Kayla had a clear vision of wanting bold colors mixed with the black and white stripes...
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Madelyn’s Flamingo Birthday

As we are diving into Fall and cooler weather, we are trying to relish these last few warm and sunny birthday parties we have done over the past month or so! Madelyn's (Not to be confused with Madolyn from our last post with the insanely adorable Peter Rabbit...
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Nico and Lala have been a complete joy to work with for both of my daughter’s weddings. We were lucky enough to find them two years ago and used them for everything from Save-the-Dates, wedding invitations, and all the “swag” to go along with our oldest daughter’s special day. Our experience was so positive that we again asked their “team” to help with daughter #2. They listened to our youngest daughter and gave her exactly what she wanted for her wedding. We loved all the enthusiasm and willingness to help us with both special occasions!

Karen Navarre,

Mother of the Bride

Nico and Lala had the vision to design and pull all our wedding details together! They were the absolute best artistic consultants and were so easy to work with. They designed our table numbers, escort cards, welcome signage, our custom monogram, wedding weekend swag, save the date, and our full invitation ensemble plus more.  I can’t even imagine what the look of our wedding would have been without them and all the details they designed.  The guests all raved about how beautiful our signage and invitations were!  The branding throughout was thematic and consistent from end to end!
Melissa Mykulak

2015 Bride