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!

Navy and White Plantation Wedding

Hope everyone had a fantastic Labor Day! There is something a little depressing for us about the change of the seasons, but of course Fall means the beginning of cooler weather and football, which is the silver lining of the end of Summer! Today we have the most spectacular navy and white plantation wedding for you all. Catherine and Jay’s wedding at the groom’s family owned Upper Brandon Plantation was such a picturesque spot for their special day. It feels like you are stepping back in time with the grandeur and timelessness of this property and her monogrammed wedding papers.

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Navy and Gold Downtown Nashville Wedding

We have such a treat for you guys this Saturday! As Fall approaches, we are looking back at some of last year's events we had the pleasure of working on! Hays and Houston's navy and gold downtown Nashville wedding was the perfect mix of traditional and classic with a...
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Dino-mite Dinosaur Themed Birthday

You guys are going to love this dinosaur themed birthday party!!! Kid's parties are so much fun. I mean, we all know we love a good wedding and welcome bag over at N&L, but there is just something about birthdays that are so bright and colorful and creative!...
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Fucshia and Navy Golf Wedding

Emily and Brian's fuchsia and navy golf wedding was held at a country cub and they wanted us to help brand their big day and make it a little more unique! We began with their wedding logo and paired their first initials with a pink bow motif, and a golf club...
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Bright Beachy Naples Wedding

It's Friday and we are thrilled to be sharing with you guys this bright beachy Naples wedding we worked on last year! Alexandra and James were married in a beachfront ceremony under the most gorgeous chuppah and against just a stunning backdrop of sand and sea! For...
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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

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