Centennial Press + Design – Creating Beauty

Architectural French Designed Wedding Suite

Beauty in LoveDeborah NevsimalComment

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 ...)

Custom-designed suite

Custom-designed suite

Custom vintage map included in wedding suite

Custom vintage map included in wedding suite

Save-the-date

Save-the-date

Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal Dinner

Astrology Themed Wedding Photoshoot

Beauty in LoveDeborah NevsimalComment

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:

Braedon Flynn
Tricia Saroya
Sarah Janks
Pretty Vintage Table
Ojai Vineyards
La Tavola Linen

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.

and

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 ... 

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The Pantone 2015 Color of the Year Is Marsala

Deborah NevsimalComment

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....

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http://www.lampsplus.com/info-center/b/blog/archive/2014/12/03/the-pantone-2015-color-of-the-year-is-marsala.aspx

IndieWed Chicago!

Beauty in LoveDeborah NevsimalComment

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!


Congrats, LaTulipe!

Deborah NevsimalComment

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! 

Gold Laced Romance

Beauty in LoveDeborah NevsimalComment

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!