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Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween!

XOXOX, Kristy, Jess and Kelley!

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Real Weddings Friday


October 29, 2008

Simone and Tets 05.24.08

Simone and Tets were so fun to work with! Simone has an amazing eye and sense of style. They live in London but the wedding was in Seoul, Korea. Here colors were a rich deep red and soft shimmering pink.

I am in love with this shot..notice the gold detail in her hair, exquisite!

This shot is stunning. The contrast of rustic natural and lush bridal is captivating.
The invitation design featured my Vintage Lacy pattern in a lovely organic placement.

The programs were such a unique detail. We created the design as a pocketfold with a timeline for the day stuffed inside.



Thank you so much Simone and Tets for allowing me to be part of your special day. I so enjoyed visioning and creating your stationery details.

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Well Said…


October 28, 2008


I am a big fan of quotes. I believe a well placed quote or thoughtful grouping of words can really transform the impact of a stationery ensemble. I love bringing together words and artwork to tell a story.

I am also a big fan of Broadway! One of my favorite shows is RENT…

For my wedding in 2000 I chose the words and lyrics from Rent to inspire throughout my wedding ceremony. Both myself and Adam (now the hubby) really connected with the lyrics and music and felt we wanted to share the lyrics to communicate our connection to each other and our loved ones.

Below are the lyrics we used for the beginning of our program.
Each page featured one line…

five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear
five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
how do you measure- measure a year?

measure in love…

I hired a vocalist and pianist to arrange a compilation
(for Processional & Recessional)
of “Seasons of Love” and “Another Day”. Here are excerpts:

There’s only us
There’s only this
Forget regret
Or life is yours to miss
No other road
No other way
No day but today

five hundred twenty-five thousand
six hundred minutes
five hundred twenty-five thousand
journeys to plan

five hundred twenty-five thousand
six hundred minutes
how do you measure the life
of a woman or a man?

it’s time now- to sing out
tho’ the story never ends
lets celebrate
remember a year in the life of friends

remember the love
remember the love
remember the love
measure in love

All I can say is thank heavens we had an understanding officiant!

Our ceremony was everything we hoped for and bustling with meaning. I can remember so vividly taking Adam’s arm as we walked down the aisle. The clapping and powerful words danced though the air creating an energy unlike any I can remember to date…

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Much thanks for your praise!


October 27, 2008


I wanted to send out a big thank you to all the lovely and creative brides on the You and Your Wedding Forums. I have developed a bit of a following in the UK and beyond mostly due to this popular forum of brides.

Thanks a million for all your kind words!!

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Kristy Says


October 27, 2008

Tombow adhesive is your friend…

I know that everyone out there is trying to save a bit here and there by taking on SOME (note my strong suggestion of some) DIY projects. Let me tell you that the right combination of DIY projects within your wedding planning action plan can make for not only a lighter budget but also for many very personalized, truly memorable details.

When planning my wedding in 1999 (yes, it seems so long ago) I tried to add my personal touch to nearly every aspect of my wedding from the invitations to embellished tissue packets for the church (admittedly, I took on a bit too much). I am planning a special post soon to highlight some of the DIY details from my wedding years ago.


Please add this to your Michael’s or AC Moore shopping list….NOW – Tombow mono adhesive. These little guys dispense double sided tape at the push of a finger and are refillable. Tape is available in permanent (perfect for envelope lining, table number borders etc) and repositionable (perfect for sealing pocketfolds or assembling invitation belly bands).

And to wrap tings up today…I found this quote on www.FrugalBride.com, a Canadian Wedding Planning site:

“An already overwhelmed bride-to-be should use her DIY projects as a way to release stress, not create more.”

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Real Weddings Friday


October 24, 2008

Kelly & Dylan – 04.26.08

Kelly was such a pleasure to work with. The wedding was held at the lovely Appletree Terrace in Dallas, PA. Kelly grew up in Northeastern Pa but now calls LA home. Kelly’s eclectic sense of style was infused throughout from her chandelier earrings to the graphic wrapped dvd favors.

Photography by Shane East. Flowers by Robin Hill.


My team and I tied each program onto the ceremony chairs. The wind was high that day so you can imagine the challenge.

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Housekeeping


October 24, 2008

I recently changed the name of my blog from Adventures of the Card Lady to Rice Ink. With the new name comes new direction. I plan to post at least three times a week and here is a bit about what you will see:

Tidbit Mondays – where I will post diy tips, ettiquette, new trends etc.

Wednesday’s Words – I will post a new quote each week. We have all read the traditional
wedding quotes used on programs, invites etc. I will post some new and
fresh quotes for your consideration.

Real Wedding Fridays – I will post a collection of photos from Real Brides I have had the
pleasure to work with.

So, how does that sound?

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