Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Style Me Pretty From Inspiration to Invitation Re-Cap

I had a great feature yesterday on Style Me Pretty. Here is the recap!

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!

From the Bride:
Molly at Paisley Quill is AMAZING! I'm the lucky Katie who she designed these for and it was a wonderful experience. She really listened to what our wedding is about and she had beautiful and creative ideas. She kept me informed throughout the design process and when everything arrived, nestled in tissue paper and tied with ribbons, it was like Christmas. I LOVE MY INVITATIONS! Thanks to Paisley Quill and SMP for the contest!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Vintage Vermont Wedding Invitations

Lauren had seen Meg and Tyler's Connecticut invitations on the blog and wanted a similar look for her wedding weekend taking place in Vermont. She loved the idea of the vintage map envelopes and the mad-lib style response postcard.

Her colors are soft, gold, yellow and pink tones. It is hard to tell, but it is actually printed with gold ink and has a very subtle shimmer to it.

Wheat will be an important element in her wedding decor, so we included it in the invitation design.

They have a fun weekend of events planned leading up to the big day, so it was important that she have an itinerary.

She also opted for the 100% cotton stock.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Birch Tree Wedding Invitations

When I met with Emily back in February, she wanted two things, for her invitations, birch trees and a custom designed wreath with her monogram. She is getting married at a family home in Vermont and there are birch trees all over the property. She likes soft, muted colors, so we opted for ivory, grey, sage, and papaya for a pop of color. To give a hint of whimsy to the invitation, we "carved" their initials into the tree trunk.

When Sam proposed to Emily, he took vines from a particular tree on the family property and made them into a wreath of sorts, and stuck flowers in it, so that it would look like Emily's engagement ring. She asked if I could create that wreath so that she can use it on various wedding accessories.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Chevelle Inspired Baby Shower Invitations

So I am super excited about this one. My sister is pregnant...with a boy!! Not only does my little one get a partner in crime/cousin to run the streets with, but I get to be an Auntie and host her shower!

I wanted to do the A,B,C theme, knowing that the 'B' would stand for boy. But, when Maggie and I spoke about what she wanted, she suggested cars. PERFECT! My brother-in-law is a proud owner of one bad ass, 1970 Cheverolet Chevelle Malibu SS. It is black, it is fast, and it IS the business. He works on it all the time and I would say that car is their first baby. Therefore, 'C' is for Chevelle.

Pink Swirl Pocket Folds

Kristin wanted something elegant, but with a modern twist. She really liked the idea of a swirl design, she chose this pattern.

She kept it classic with black pocket folds, crisp white paper and a pretty script font and thermography printing.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Peacock Accessoires

A few months back, I did Anjali's save the dates and wedding invitations. She also asked me to create coordinating accessories for her wedding. I carried the peacock theme throughout, along with the Swarovski crystals and vibrant colors.

I did place cards, backed with gold shimmer paper and dotted with ruby and sapphire colored crystals. Her wedding planner, Lindsey Nartker of Lindsey Nartker Designs created silk boards that the place cards hung from.

Tented table numbers and menus. They are actually two-sided, which is a great way to save on the cost and clutter on your table. They are double backed with more crystal accents.

Hanging pocket programs. That were hung on the back of every other chair at the ceremony.

I also did custom bar menus, thank you notes and various signs for the event.