Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

If you’ve read my blog for more than a month, you likely know my affinity for the Southwest.   Affinity maybe doesn’t describe it best since I did recently entice friends and family to a southwest locale for our renewal celebration.  Read more on that here.  Anyway, when Project Wedding reached out to have me create stationery pieces for their latest inspiration shoot, the words organic and southwest were all I had to hear.  I was hooked. Laid back, authentic, richly textured are all words to describe this wedding inspiration.  The painted paper pieces began with pencil sketches to impart a […]

Who knew this color lover could fall so hard for a white a gray palette?  Something about this wedding; the sincere couple, frothy Vera Wang gown, sketchy stationery, it draws you in.  I was introduced to the Bride, Danielle by Constance Curtis, her lovely planner.  Our breezy blooms, which look to be fresh off a sketchbook page inspired the entire stationery suite. Who doesn’t love a sophisticated ballroom?  The mix here of woods and crystal chandelier is enchanting.  Not overdone or too traditional, this space was made to wow. Glass in all shapes and sizes made huge impact on the […]

Art Deco is a movement with force.  We are seeing it everywhere; cakes, stationery, gowns, you name it.  The strong lines and sharp character of classic Deco details are gaining momentum in events of both modern and classic sensibilities.  So what defines this design movement that gained it’s footing in the mid 1920’s? How is Deco different from it’s predecessor, Art Nouveau?  Read on and I’ll share a bit from of our world, Deco style! Strong lines and architectural shapes help define an Art Deco look.  Contrast between shape and color are big.  Our Art Deco Wedding Invitation from the […]

Pinter-what?  By now, anyone who spends at least an hour online each day, knows about the lovely little not-so-secret Pinterest.  Actually, it seems EVERYONE is on Pinterest these days.  I call it the “useful time killer”, as spending 3 hours on picking and pinning can feel like 5 minutes.  At least after it all you have a sweet collection of visuals to show for your time!  So I’m curious… how are you using Pinterest?  Okay, I’ll go first. 1.  Special projects – Want to see what new shoot is on the horizon at the studio or fun project I am […]

Yesterday I shared the story of our 10 year wedding renewal ceremony recently featured in Destination I DO magazine…Read on for more on the very colorful dinner celebration! Our original wedding as I like to call it now was lightyears away from this renewal celebration.  We did the big-party-invite-everyone-you-ever-knew thing.  It was a wonderful day and I don’t regret a bit of it.  When it came time to celebrate 10 years together, I knew it would be different.  Bold color, regional textures and flavors were the beginning.  The end was a joyous and very small celebration that made us all […]