I was delighted when asked by Cherry Blossom Events to design an eclectic, boho wedding suite for their styled bohemian wedding shoot by Laurels and Stars Photography. Everything about it was dear to my heart, and I absolutely loved to design it for them. Thank you for the opportunity, Cherry Blossom Events! The results of all the vendors involved turned out to be one of true beauty!
Wine-themed wedding design ... what better way to say it than a save-the-date printed on cork?
Thank you Indie Wed Chicago for hooking me up with this fantastic couple. They were a real pleasure to work for. They both loved architecture and vintage maps, so I custom-designed this suite using antique artwork from French buildings. The color palette was gold, silver and black... very elegant. I decided to introduce a bit of GOCCO gold printing to add a layered texture to their pieces, that was proven to be just the right touch of metallic to compliment the metallic envelopes and paper. (A few quick snapshots ...)
Thank you SMP and Tailored Engagement for inviting me to be a part of this amazing wedding shoot. So much beauty and inspiration in love and romance!
Many grateful thank you, thank yous to SMP for giving me the opportunity to be the feature for their clever weekly tips blog post. I am honored to be a part it.
IndieWed! Chicago, you were amazing! Thanks for being full of beauty ... I hope we left some behind. Stay in touch ...
While making some contacts with familiar event planners from like-minded Style Me Pretty vendors, I came in contact with XOXO event planner, Sonia Hopkins. I was thrilled to receive this email and compliments from such a highly respect planner.
I wanted to reach out to you after reviewing your website... I fell in love. Great work. Inspiring, fresh, creative, quality, everything I look for in a design company.
I wanted to see if you would be interested in partnering in an inspirational photo shoot we are doing for Flutter Magazine's Spring Astrology Issue. It's their most popular issue and sells out like gang busters!
We are promoting a new venue in Ojai, CA, Casa de Pajaros, a beautiful sprawling estate.
We are working with the following vendors:
To name a few. I'm currently looking to add a fresh name to the Santa Barbara/Ojai scene and thought your work was perfect!
Oh I was so so thrilled so much beauty in these vendors I was honored to be included as one of them! I dove into this and really was excited to impress her. Do to only a weekend turnaround time, I had to repurpose some of the design I've used in the past from my "Enchanted Evening" Bridal Show in Madison a couple years back, but it was the only way to get it done in time. I had spent some long hours on it originally and it was never really seen besides at the bridal show, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to get some exposure for something I put so much work into originally. Sonia was looking for an ethereal stationary suite involving different textures (something I absolutely love!), and to feel "organic and natural, but extremely elevated for the sophisticated eye." I thought I can totally do that! That really sorta-kinda somes me up! I added an astrology twist to my enchanted evening design and changed the wording to included some astrological language like...
"Grant us o sky, clear sight, that thine vision might reachest the stars which belie thy future loves." an original from my dear poet husband.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is l ike a bridegroom coming out of his chamber ... – Psalm 19:1-6
So I changed colors to be dusty rose, purple, natural ivory, silver and tans ... added ethereal embellishments like a light feathery yarn and silver string, then got started on mockups ... 8 each of menus, place cards, seating cards and 4 programs and one invitation with response card. Whew ... I worked my arse off needless to say. I was proud of the results and excited to get them off to Sonia.
Waiting to see some snapshots of the pieces, I asked to see how it was going and if my art worked out well with all the other elements ... Sadly, I just her back from her and they did not use my pieces. Disheartened and unfortunate ... it turned out the colors were not working out well with the rest of the shoot so the were not able to use them. So, I wanted to show them off here... just a couple quick shots I took before packing them up ...
Working with Gold Leaf Event in Aspen, CO, I designed some simple and elegant invitations for 15 of this brides lady friends to join her in Paris for a weekend. I would have loved to be one of her closest gals to receive this in the mail! Thank you Gold Leaf Event for the opportunity to work together!
I'm not sure about this color yet ... I think it is one that will grow on me as it already is starting to. It reminds me of Europe, which is always a lovely place to be. I can see it in a home with turquoise accents too. I do love it with chocolate ;) It does have a sensual and bold feel. Let's see what I see in the wonderful world of beauty....
Tomorrow is the starting day to nominate and vote for your favorite Milwaukee area paperista! Please help me get noticed and help spread beauty. Nominate Centennial Press + Design for best wedding invitations! Thank you dearly for your vote.
We are thrilled to be accepted into the 2015 IndieWed Wedding Show in Chicago. We were a part of the Milwaukee event held at the Harley Museum in 2012 and truly loved all the creative vendors and connections we made we wanted to see if we could get in the Chicago venue. It is a great fit for CP+D as we really do make each paper product independent and unique for every couple. If you are looking for inspiration for anything and want a taste of what your local talent has to offer, from hats to cigars, come check out IndieWed January, 31, 2015!
I attended a private Grand Opening Party for La Tulipe, an amazingly talented floral designer, on Thursday evening in Port Washington, WI. I am so happy for her to have the dream of opening her store come true. Many, many years of happiness and success, Vicki, and I am honored to be able to design some special paper pieces for your display tables! Thank you for the opportunity, I am very much looking forward to it!
Dropped these beuts off last weekend ... a long day assembling all 120! Who designed these anyway?! ;) May your day be blessed dear Kaci + Ray, my time was well worth your happiness.
Gold is a popular accent this year with wedding invitations and this suite I'm working on has just the right amount. Looking forward to sending these off to the bride this week. Once she's able to send them to her much anticipated guests, I will be happy to show you the completed package!
There might be a letterpress in my future! This looks like a great opportunity.
I need to save this and read later. I could use a little romance!
I was searching for felt ribbon and came upon these lovely felt bouquets...
My dear mom always makes sure she tells me how much she loves this color, turquoise. "My bridesmaids dresses were this color!" She always says so adoringly. I have to admit, I am quite fond of it as well!
Such beauty in this poetry of nature by Louisa Anne Twamley, 1836.
There is so much beauty in weddings and so much talent ...