We are now a Style Me Pretty Little Black Book member! Thank you so much for accepting our application. We are so thrilled to be apart of such an amazing website for brides.
CP+D is working hard on our website to be listed on Style Me Pretty! Thank you to SMP for lighting a fire to get it done! They have such a beautiful site with some wonderful inspiration... we hope to become a part of it soon!
A very talented bunch! So thankful to have been asked to have one of my invitation suites play a glimmering role of this glamorous shoot. This is so beautiful and so me ... anything about the 20s and 30s I find to be just gorgeous!
We had an "enchanted" evening with the folks in Madison last night. Thank you so much, Amy Johnson, at
for inviting us to the show! Please take a glimpse into our event and enjoy! We look forward to working with some of the brides we met and hope to hear from you soon!
Brides, you may notice these handy little "CP Mighty Grips" in your bags, those are from us! We thought it was the perfect gift for you to remember us by as you try to unscrew that stubborn jar as a new bride.
As always, thank you so much to my dear, wonderful, stylin', handsome husband for helping me out so much and for always supporting me in all that I do. I enjoy having you with me and couldn't do it without you!
We were so delighted to be a part of the Enchanted Summer table with Personal Expressions. It was so fun to do the research for Shakespeare's, "A Midsummer's Night Dream" and have a part in the inspiration behind their designs! It was a result of the most gorgeous and complimentary table to add our menus, table number and escort bottles, (filled with nothing else but Rose Water and Orange Blossom Water, of course) to.
The cover was made of nothing else but the oldest writing material in existence today, papyrus. The window was trimmed with silver or gold Dresden, made in Germany, and overlayed with brown wax paper to reveal the inside which opened up from an accordian fold. The backside was duplexed with this beautiful marbled paper to mimic the inside bookcovers they used to use in vintage books, (the same paper you see on the escort cards).
In all the pieces I used a delicate handspun, silk tissue in the middle.
I couldn't resist to add an invitation book to the table designs ... made of birch, bound together with twine, trimmed with Dresden and using more of that beautiful ribbon, marbled paper and spun tissue.
I bid thee goodnight ...
A common question of the evening was, "Where are you located?". I wanted to mention, even though we aren't in the Madison area, we do work easily via email with pdfs or phone, so please don't let that deter you!
CP+D is blushing. We are so humbled and proud to have been personally invited to be a vendor at "The Bridal Show at Overture" in Madison on October 25. "The Bridal Show is Madison's first and only luxury wedding showcase. All of our vendors are by invitation only (approx. 60-70 vendors) as we want only the best for this event." How amazing that little ole' us will be a part of this sophisticated event!
"The Bridal Show is an exclusive event for the elite clientele and for select wedding professionals who set the standard of excellence in their respective fields"
Wow ... that is fancy talk ... again, so honored to be a part of this. We'll have a booth and not only that, but we'll be able to showcase our work at one of the four collaborative center tables. I'm told there is about 300+ brides through the door and over 1000+ attendees in total! What a great way to get our name out on the lips of brides and vendors alike! Thank you, Amy Johnson of One Fine Day, for inviting us and for all of your dear, sweet compliments about our work. The feelings are very much likewise.
See you all at the show! Get your tickets here. I just can't wait to see the beauty all around!!
In the meantime ... I best get some recent work photographed to share ... you're gonna love it! It's been so fun!
Oh I am thrilled to the hilt to find
! CP+D is on Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book. Thank you to them and to Sara at
for using me for all her paper elements and designs. I was honored to be a part of her anniversary day ... Sara is one amazing gal!
really did a great job in capturing the beauty of that day!
and soooo much fun! It was a first show for me and I am so very thankful to my dearest husband for helping me with so much ... especially being the gentle salesman he is! I couldn't have done it without him ... we indeed make a good team! Thanks to all who stopped in to consider me for their custom stationery. I hope to hear from you. Please email me
if you would like a quote for your event.
Here are a few photos ...
I also designed the "Kissing Booth" sign, menus, name cards and table number in the
Long ago, Deborah Nevsimal made a promise to herself. She vowed to seek beauty wherever it led her. Today, she lives her life as an extension of that promise, beauty having imbued itself in all facets of her life: faith, marriage, motherhood, friendship, gardening … not least of which is her most recent artistic endeavor, custom wedding stationery.
“Design speaks to everyone,” says Deborah. “But when it involves the most important day in a couple’s life, it doesn’t speak … it sings!”
A former art director for one of Milwaukee’s most acclaimed design agencies, Deborah’s experience spans nearly 18 years in the industry, and her expertise runs deep when it comes to print techniques. With an inclination toward breathtaking, smart design – and an utter love of paper – she won many accolades and awards over the years. Then, in 2008, she took a step back from design to stay home full-time with the infant child she and husband Charles adopted. But her love of design was too powerful and too pronounced to allow her to stay away for very long. She soon found herself teaming up with a local event planner to offer custom wedding stationery as an optional service.
“Creating an invitation suite is a lot like conceptualizing a brand for a business,” says Deborah. “There needs to be a cohesiveness among every element, and it has to leave an enduring impression.” Precisely the qualities she attempts to achieve with each suite she designs.
With a wellspring of passion, Deborah takes special pleasure in exploring details, from the major to the minute. Each client is asked to fill out a questionnaire aimed at helping to get to know the couple she’s working with more intimately, and to ensure the suite she creates for them is a perfect expression of who they are.
“I especially appreciate working with typography, textures, and embellishments,” she says, “experimenting with paper, understanding how different print techniques respond differently to particular materials, using that knowledge to my advantage and to the advantage of the design. I love figuring out how to make each of these elements work in harmony … to create something beautiful and memorable. That’s what I love most. Creating beauty and leaving it behind.”
Whether creating a custom monogram or scouring the Web for vintage ribbon, indulging in letterpress or printing invitations herself using her 1980s-era Japanese Gocco press, Deborah commits herself to going all out in the name of doing exactly what’s right for each couple. In that same vein, she adapts her style to match the affinities of her clients, allowing for a diversity of motifs ranging from classic to couture. The result is a thoughtful creation characteristic of each couple’s unique personality.
She continues, “It’s such an honor to contribute, in whatever humble way I can, to the most important day in the lives of my clients. To play a role in their marriage, I truly can’t think of anything more fulfilling, or more beautiful, than that.”
A peak at another successful Gocco, print job. This couple wanted to have a save-the-date design with a wine tasting vibe. They were really looking for more than just a card. So, without being too clique, we decided to print on cork to give the feel of wine. We had success, they received an original STD wine label design, and I was able to experiment with my Gocco printer again! Someday, I dream of actually having an office to work in ...
Here is the art deco suite mentioned in my
. They were printed with a metallic, antique pink ink. The two-sided, response postcard and two-sided, accommodation card were attached to a black cardstock with slotted corners, (like old photographs in a photo book), to make the suite organized. Then the invitation and cardstock were held together with a gorgeous, art deco ribbon I discovered on Etsy. I couldn't have found a more perfect ribbon to bring it all together.
ABOVE: Centennial Press + Design, advertorial (written by Charles Nevsimal)
BELOW: Various sampling of layouts in the new Veil
I am excited to see what the photographer did with them at the party. He was kind enough to shoot some professional photos for my portfolio, to be posted as soon as I get them!
Also, soon to update the Art Deco/Nouveau invitations. I'm excited about the direction they choose!
A very blessed Memorial Day everyone. Thank you to all our veterans. We also, deeply honor those in the armed forces who have gone before us for our country. May God grant peace to their loved ones.