Thursday, August 14, 2014

Navy and Gold Wedding Invitations

I know I've already shared this invitation with you but my client just sent me the photos of the invitation taken by Mint Photography Austin and I had to share again because they are so much prettier than mine! :o)

I've also added this invitation to my Etsy shop here.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Country Wedding Save the Date

This save the date for a country wedding has the most gorgeous illustration on it! The bride and I decided that the location of her wedding at her family farm was so unique and special to her family history, that it should be highlighted in the save the date. I contacted Christina Wald, who is a professional book illustrator and asked her to create something for Emily's save the date. Of course, she exceded our expectations with a stunning colorful and historically accurate painting. We are using the scanned artwork in the save the date (as you can see here) and also in the invitation. No doubt, we will not stop there and possibly use it on the sweet tags for the home made apple butter favors too. The best part? The bride is going to frame the painting and present it to her grandparents as a gift.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hello from Oh So Pinteresting!

Are you a fan of Pinterest? One of my favorite and informationally packed podcasts and blogs is Oh So Pinteresting. Cynthia Sanchez has made a career out of helping people make more of their Pinterest accounts than just eye candy. I've used it successfully in my business for over 2 years now (such LONG time in Pinterest years, right?) and wrote about it in this guest post on her blog.

Here is a link to my Pinterest boards created to enhance my clients' event with much more than the invitations. I pin decor ideas, links to tutorials and resources for products that make the planning and decorating of the event easy-peasy.

Friday, June 13, 2014

More beautiful hand lettering from Jenna Blazevich

Jenna Blazevich does it again: incredible hand lettered typography AND a sweet gift. I received this in the mail this week and had to share. It makes me remember how nice it is to receive sweet little notes and more importantly, makes me want to give some of my own. Only mine will never look as good, but it's the thought that counts, right? ;o)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Obscura Wedding Invitation and Styling

I finally have some beautiful professionally shot photos (thank you Ryan Kurtz) from the Cincinnati Magazine Summer 2014 feature at Obscura in Cincinnati, Ohio. The colors used were from Pantone's Spring 2014 Color palette, shown here:
The women from Haven Cincinnati were the ones to style that amazing dessert table. Didn't they use a great variety of formal and natural vessels and risers? I'm still obsessed with those gold touched marshmallows. I'm selling the invitations here in my Etsy shop and I pulled together some styling and wedding decor ideas in this curated board on Pinterest.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Baseball, Blue and Tweed: Ben's Bar Mitzvah Invitation

Ben's style requests for his Bar Mitzvah theme were baseball, blue and a custom logo. His mom had some aesthetic ideas too: handsome, classic, colorful. Could we put those together and make everyone happy? Of course we can! And we did.

I created a tweed pattern to mix with the clean, modern fonts. And did you see what I did there with the shape on the logo? (It's the shape of a baseball base!) Not being a baseball lover, I actually had to look up what exactly the baseball bases looked like. Lame, I know. :o) As always, the inserts and RSVP cards were coordinated with the invitation so it looked like a cohesive package of fun. Thanks Marnie and Ben!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Navy & Gold Wedding Invitation

Ah, another favorite invitation of mine is in the mail so I can finally share it to you. The gold foil is super on trend right now and adds such an elegant sparkle to the dark navy card. I also like mixing the hand-calligraphy of the bride and groom's names with the classic fonts. Madeline had a wonderfully clear vision for her wedding: Navy blue, classic styling and bold stripes of hot pink and white. I think a clear vision makes decision making SO MUCH easier on all brides and party planners. The back of the invitation had the pink stripes, which were also the pop of color on the envelope liner when guests open the invitation.

My good DSLR camera is currently MIA. Please cross your fingers for me. I think I know where it is but I can't get there until this weekend. When it is back in my grateful little hands, I will take GOOD photos of the entire suite because this invitation definitely deserves much more than an iPhone photo!

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