Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Greetings from the Philadelphia International Airport where I am about to board a plane (with Mom of course too) headed for Las Vegas.  This trip has been a long time coming as our renewal plans have been in the works since Christmas of 08.  It is hard ot believe the hubby and I are finally headed to Springdale, UT to finalize plans for our renewal celebration this coming May 15th!  There is tons to do, of course, and we are ready to go!  We just booked our photographer and of course now need to finalize the ceremony locale, celebration menu, […]

Flowers are blooming like mad here at the studio.  From bold, graphic patterns to lush romantic bouquet style illustrations, we cannot get enough of this garden inspired subject matter!  Two projects in particular were the talk of the studio this week.  Kate’s Vintage Petal Pattern in shades of aqua, fuchsia and pale yellow were a blast to hand paint.  The graceful swoosh of each petal accented by lively yellow dots are just perfect to welcome Kate’s spring wedding.  Kate’s design really transformed from her original concept begun last summer, have a peek! Melanie’s intricate, custom illustrated peony pattern is a […]

Rebecca chose from our Big Blooms Collection and asked specifically for a Pink Hydrangea to be hand painted for her wedding invitation design. Her pieces were printed on a gorgeouslly textured linen stock that  showcased the shimmering pink hand painted strokes of color perfectly! We asked Rebecca to share a bit with us about her wedding: How did your stationery play a role in your wedding? I have always loved paper products, the old fashioned appeal of a quality invitation and all the associated etiquette but when I started looking at invitations I found that my budget wouldn’t accommodate the […]

In honor of my quick stop in Vegas this week I thought sharing this fun design created just after my trip to Vegas last October. After spending several days at The Encore, Las Vegas last October, it was difficult not to come home with a head full of inspirations and ideas. I spent one afternoon slowly walking around the casino, sketching and snapping pictures. What is most striking is the manner in which the design evolves as you experience the space. Check in is alive with massive red flowers and natural light, while the casino space is darker and dramatic […]

Getting an email from Karen Tran about her next photo shoot project is always a thrill as it is guaranteed to be a exciting experience.   Recently our newest Vintage Pattern, lacy leaves, was featured in this “Purple Reigns” shoot exclusively for Ceremony Magazine.  The intricate, romantic quality of the pattern was a perfect contrast to the bold sequined, magenta loveliness Karen envisioned. Here is a look at some photos taken before the pieces left the studio.  An invitation was created for the look, just in case, but not captured for the shoot.  A tiny round rhinestone buckle adorned the top […]