Sunday, May 27, 2012

Lori + Mike - Vintage Black & White Wedding Invitation

Lori & Mike's vintage black and cream wedding invitations featuring the bride's signature dark pink gerbera daisies!  The bride and groom wanted their invitations to reflect the feel of their wedding venue, a grand historic mansion just outside Philadelphia.

Bride & Groom's Wedding Logo on Cream Belly Band

Double Matted Panel Invitation with Cream Belly Band

Panel Invitation

RSVP Postcard - Front

RSVP Postcard - Reverse



Reverse of Assembled invitation suite with inserts and belly band

Lori + Mike: Vintage Black, Pink, & Cream Save the Dates

Lori & Mike's vintage postcard style Save the Date in Black, Cream featuring an artist's rendering of their historic wedding venue and the bride's signature pink gerbera daisies!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tricia - Vintage Red & Black Bridal Shower Invitations

I recently worked with bridesmaid Kate to design these fun shower invitations for bride-to-be Tricia.  Kate wanted the invites to reflect Tricia's personality as well as her wedding's red, black, and white color scheme.  We came up with this fun "girly-but-not-too-frilly" design that the bride much that she had us design coordinating favor tags and escort cards for her wedding!  

Invitation with Coordinating Belly Band and Envelope Liner.  This was my first time using patterned envelope liners from Cards & Pockets...I love the design elements pulled from the repeating pattern that were used throughout the suite!

Inserts included a Registry Card with a request for copies of guests' favorite recipes for the bride...

...As well as an "Advice Card" for the new bride!

Coordinating Favor Tags & Escort Cards!

Thank you, Katie and Tricia, for letting us be a part of the big day!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lara + Jared - Vintage Gramophone Wedding Invitations

Glowing bride Lara & and her fiance Jared tied the knot earlier this month in beautiful Lake George, New York at the historic Sagamore Resort.  In addition to the challenges of putting together a gorgeous destination wedding, these two lovebirds had to make most of their planning decisions from their new home overseas in Liberia!

The couple wanted an invitation that was both elegant and fun with some vintage flair...and they really, really wanted it to feature an old fashioned phonograph!  I was inspired by images of vintage gramophone records to design these fun invitations in shades of grey, yellow, and cream presented inside a hand-cut paper "record sleeve".

A window on the front of the sleeve showed off the "record label" featuring an image of a phonograph along with their names, and the window on the reverse showed the same image with their wedding date. 

Their guests removed the invitation from the sleeve to reveal an elegant square panel invitation with coordinating belly band.

Coordinating inserts included a Directions/Accommodations/Map card, RSVP Postcard, and a Rehearsal Dinner Invitation.

Congratulations, Lara & Jared!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Michiko + Brian - "Eat. Drink. Be Married." Wedding Invitations

One of the greatest things about my job is getting to know clients from all over the world who work with me to design custom wedding and event invitations.  Michiko contacted me all the way from the Yukon for help with the invitations for her special day.  She and her fiance, Brian (a chef), were looking for an invitation suite that reflected their love of all things foodie!  She spottted my "Eat. Drink. Be Married." Invites on line, fell in love, and asked me to customize the design to reflect their Pink & Apple Green color scheme.  So fun!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Motorcycle Mania - 6th Birthday Party

Vroom!  We recently completed this cute custom party package for a lucky six year old who loves motorcycles...Custom pieces included a square invitation with rounded corners and coordinating backer, custom Thank You note cards, cupcake toppers, favor tags, and a fun Happy Birthday pennant banner!

Special thanks to Brett's Mom, Sara, who sent over snaps of the favor tags and cupcake toppers in action!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Oh Baby! - Our Big News + Jenn's Irish Baby Shower Details

Miss me?  I'm finally breaking my long silence in cyberspace and trying dip my toes into blogging again.  I've been working on a ton of fun projects, trudging through the first trimester pregnancy  blahs, and trying to wrap my head around the fact that the new little one meant to complete our happy family is actually (eek) TWINS!!

I'm happy to report that I'm now well into my 2nd trimester and the intense morning sickness (double the babies means double the yuck!) and bone deep fatigue have mellowed into something a little more manageable (I can actually manage to stay awake past 9 o'clock now!)  So I finally have a little time to post some pics of my latest (and not-so-latest) projects.

Up first: Details from Jenn's St. Patrick's Day inspired Baby Shower whose invitations I featured all the way back in April!  For the shower itself, we chose an "Irish Blessing" theme for the printable decor items and I love how traditional themes blended with a modern aesthetic for a fun, fresh look! 

Guests were greeted by a banner proclaiming "Welcome Beautiful One" in Gaelic.

 Guests signed a keepsake poster to be framed and hung in the baby's room!


Cupcake Toppers featured blessings for Baby M's future including "Joy", "Love", Strength", "Wealth", "Health", & "Friendship" in English on one side and Gaelic on the reverse!

Guests left with little bags of leprechaun's gold (chocolate coins) tied with custom favor tags featuring blessing messages.

"May your home always be too small to hold all your friends!"

Congratulations, Jenn, on you new baby girl!! (And thanks for sending over these photos so I can share!)