Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Donate to the Red Cross- Anything helps in this time of need

I wanted to do something, however small, to help with the efforts in Haiti. I am supplying this link to the Red Cross which will give you quick access to make a donation. Feel free to spread the link to your fellow bloggers, tweeters, friends and family. One person at a time, we can help to make a difference.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Using your inspiration to design your stationery - how we do it?

Ever wonder how an invitation designer uses your bits of inspiration (magazine clippings, fabric swatches, etc.) to determine what kind of stationery and design would suite your event best?? Well, there is a lot that goes into designing a stationery suite, including talking at length with you regarding your style, likes, dislikes, etc. However, we really do utilize the bits of inspiration that you provide for us to get a better idea of how to make it all come together.

For instance, say you are looking for a nautically inspired invitation set that is classic and preppy, but not necessarily "literally" nautical, but rather you prefer something that simply evokes the aesthetics and elegance of a harbor-side affair?

Well, I have put together some example clippings from one of my favorite catalogues (Serena and Lilly) to show how these elements can come to life within your invitation.

The first swatch shows nautical inspired fabrics, colors and patterns, coupled with the natural textures of a jute rug.  Thru the use of rich colors, textured papers and a natural, but elegant touch of raffia you can see that the possibilities of incorporating these "inspirational" elements into your stationery are endless!

Friday, January 8, 2010

DIY boutonnieres for your groomsmen

There is nothing I love more than a vintage-inspired wedding with DIY touches that tie into the whole wedding. When I spotted these "Button Boutonnieres" over on Martha Stewart Weddings, I fell in love! How adorable are these??!! And the possibilities are endless... You could create these little darlings using any fabric and colors that you like, matching them up perfectly with your wedding color story.

Click here for the "how to."

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Harris and Soulaf's Wedding

Being in the wedding industry, I have the fortunate opportunity of collaborating with some of the industries most talented vendors! Check out this insanely gorgeous wedding designed by Candice Dowling, of  Jubilee Events .

Harris and Soulaf's invitations and wedding stationery included a custom designed pocket-folder, inspired by Soulaf's French Moroccan heritage. Their colors were a beautiful shade of purple, coupled with silver, white and a pop of burnt yellow, which were carried throughout the entire event. The results were gorgeous :)

Professional wedding photos taken by Carla Ten Eyck.