some friends of mine just got married recently, and for their gift, i made the bride a custom thank you stamp to create her own stationery. paired with simple kraft paper and envelopes, this stamp can be used for years to come and on whatever stationery is at hand. if you’d like your own version of a thank you stamp or if you have something else in mind, please don’t hesitate to contact me. head on over to the shop and see what else is new. enjoy!
back in the spring, i had the chance to help two dear friends style their wedding. they asked me to help with almost every part of the execution of their day and i was so honored to be involved in each and every detail. from menus and programs to flowers, bouquets and seating charts, everything was handwritten and attended to with care to make sure their day was perfect. even though the weather was unexpectedly cold and rainy, it was still a beautiful union to behold. below are pictures captured from the extremely wonderful and talented, mandy busby. it was a pleasure to finally meet and work with her. enjoy!
i posted this couple’s invitations about a month and a half ago, here. but, i don’t think you need any convincing on how warm, beautiful and full of life erin and alex both are after you peek at these amazing images from their photographer, stephen devries (the source of almost all the images below). these beautiful photos capture their zest for life and how sweet and meaningful this whole day was. both of them appreciate the arts deeply, and when they asked me to attend to all the details for their day, i was honored. from the tables at the reception to the candles and decor at the church, i handmade almost everything for this special day. i wanted each detail to stand out with thought and care, very similar to the way they tend to their relationships and people in their own lives. the doily underneath the communion was crocheted by me and the table was sourced from a local antique store. almost every piece on each table was handmade as well, from the “flowers” that i dyed from coffee filters to the table numbers that i shaped out of wire. i even created a stamp with their last name and date and created leaves to go at each guest’s place setting (check out something similar in the shop). the idea for this DIY was featured earlier this week on poppytalk! erin and alex, many blessings on your marriage and thank you for asking me to be a part of your day! enjoy!
sometimes, when i create collection suites, it’s easier for me to work backwards. in the sense that my favorite part about custom design for wedding invitations, is the first inital meeting. i love sitting down over a cup of coffee (or tea) and listening to the personal love story that is inspiring this big event and milestone in their lives. it’s like taking a peak into their world briefly. hearing how they describe their future mate, the history of the relationship and the way he popped the question along with thoughts and ideas they’ve had brewing about the big day. it gets me every time. maybe i’m just a hopeless romantic at heart. i can’t help it. i love the story. we all have one to tell, and for that moment, she opens her world and her heart to share their story with me. the one that is going to shape her future and the future of the one she will soon say yes to with all of her heart.
when i create collections, the process is a little harder for me. the inspiration doesn’t always flow as naturally. i have ideas, but the personality and taste of the person usually play a large part in dictating what the final design looks like, so i have to help “create” that spark for myself. one largely helpful way that i have found recently is to create a storyboard. dreaming up what her fashion taste might be and pairing that with a unique story that i author myself can actually be quite fun. it also still gives me an outlet for my love of fashion and styling that will always be a part of my inspiration. textiles can inspire me in a way that almost nothing else can.
below, i’ve styled an entire outfit, from head to toe, for what the bride might wear to a fun evening out after work, or on a date downtown. it’s a starting point to help me connect the dots. so, until the next few posts, where i will unveil each piece of this new design, enjoy!
the “will you be my bridesmaid?” cards have gotten a recent update in the shop. the original card was just designed for a bridesmaid, but now the offerings have expanded to maid of honor, matron of honor and flower girl.
the cards are customizable in color palette options and can be ordered in any quantity or combination that is needed.
there is a lot happening behind the scenes. stay tuned for updates very soon and enjoy!
a few weeks back i saw a bridal bouquet that i absolutely loved (i pinned it here). dark in color mostly, it had a few pops of peach and bright pink. i thought that it was the most beautiful combination. when i went to go look at the rest of the wedding photos from the blog, the entire wedding style was so close to what i had pictured for one of my collections – the leaf pattern suite.
so, taking a cue from this wedding and the beautiful bouquet that she chose, i have re-colored a piece of this suite to help show the versatility of what different colorways can achieve in invitation design. i hope you enjoy!