Friday, February 19, 2010

Apple Orchard Save the Dates

When the oh-so-talented Carrie MacMillan-Lane of Storied Events out of Vermont contacted me to work with her bride and groom on this save the date, I was super excited! This was something I had never done before and couldn't wait to get started! The bride and groom are having their reception at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont. It is a historic, working farm with apple orchards.

Carried came up with the great idea of making the save the dates out of actual produce bags that you get when you go to pick apples. I had custom stamps made to give it that "authentic" look and hand stamped each bag.

Inside the bag, we included an accommodations card with all of the lodging information.

The bag was then folded up, sealed together with circle labels and mailed! No envelopes needed. Finally, wedding stamps from the post office that actually match my design.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Viva La Mexico!

I'm back. I'm tan. I'm answering emails. Uh, which just reminded me, I have had that auto response on all day. Damn!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Agri-chic Wedding Invitations

Kylee first contacted me after she had heard about PQ from Dawn Hall of Petal and Forrest, a wedding coordinator from my home town of Haslett none the less! When Kylee told me the details I got really excited. It was something different with a definite theme, which is always nice. :) Both Kylee and her fiance work in the agricultural/farming field and it is a very important part of who they are as a couple. Dawn and Kylee came up with the "agri-chic" theme for the wedding. She wanted to incorporate elements of farming and agriculture into her wedding, but not bales of hay everywhere!

We went for a pretty swirl design and added little agricultural details into the timeline to personalize it.

This was a first for the printing for me. We opted for not only flat printing, but also brown and gold thermography. You will notice that the gold is raised and it give it that three dimensional look. Very pretty.

I am also working on accessories for her wedding. I can't wait to show those off! Many more personal details. They are giving away popping corn as a favor that they actually grew themselves! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Michigan Winter Invitation

This is an invitation suite that I have been working on for an up coming photoshoot. The theme is a winter white, Michigan wedding. They shoot will have an overall vintage look, but with a few modern elements incorporated into it.

I choose thick, 100% cotton paper because it has that soft, cozy feel to it and had everything offset printed. The invitation is printed on both the front and the back sides. The pattern on the back was carried throughout in the envelope liners and stir sticks.

Stay tuned for the actual photo shoot images to come. There will be more paper accessories you haven't yet seen! :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

And the Winner Is...

Congratulations to Katie Bennett! She is the winner of the Style Me Pretty From Inspiration to Invitation letterpress giveaway!

My heart

Katie said:
Well I am crazy for that first board. I love the shape of the flowers that is echoed on the tray, headpieces, shoes and ring pillow. The antique white, plum and fresh green colors would resonate with the natural palette we'll have at our wedding--in early September (9-10-10) at an Oregon summer camp along the riverbanks. The subtle, but beautiful, details of the polka-dot bowl, the line drawings of trees and the scroll work on the tray's edge are elements that elevate these simple colors and components to wedding elegance.

I chose Katie to be the lucky winner of this giveaway because, I personally love the retro look and colors of the board, even thought it wasn't the popular choice. But is seems like she really has an eye for detail and appreciates those subtle design elements that could easily be incorporated into an invitation. Her venue is a very fun and natural setting that would compliment all of that green!

Congrats Katie and I look forward to working with you!