Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

The story of this project started three years ago…which seems to me like forever ago.  I decided to orchestrate my very first inspiration shoot.  A carefully chosen team and venue later, we were in full swing carefully crafting the artful table you may have seen on the What Junebug Loves blog yesterday.    There are a few reasons why I’ve waited this long to share the shoot, the only important one being I wanted this project to have a perfect home.  It finally does.

Three years ago, art and watercolor textures were just beginning to become wedding decor detail.  In 2009, my hand painted designs were just coming into their own.  This shoot, even though executed what seems like a lifetime ago, still resonates today.  Oddly enough it speaks to some of the trends we’re seeing take shape as we speak…

Blackberries and red raspberries were the stationery focal point and sweet watercolor sketches of the like made appearances throughout…This shot is singing with touches of color and intense contrast…

Masters paintings from the likes of Vermeer and de Heem  were at the top of my mind when designing this tablescape… mounds of richly colored grapes and curious greens carpet the table with texture and color.

Amidst the watecolor berries were the painted dots…

A simple cake wrapped with watercolor paper –  all painted pretty perched atop a fraction of my art book collection…

Moss makes the look…with palettes tucked in as table runner.

The hand built bright turquoise candlesticks certainly help…

A bouquet wrapped with lamb’s ear…

Eclectic greens, pods and this n’ that…

I’m proud to have worked with this team 3 years ago and proud to still call them creative friends today.  Thanks for reading a bit about the little shoot’s journey and hope you found some inspiration along the way! XO

Table Design and Stationery – Kristy Rice of Momental Designs   ::  Photographer – Daniel Lanton of Darker Shades of Brown Photography   ::  Floral Design –  Central Park Flowers   ::  Cake – Truly Scrumptious  ::  Venue – The Cottage at Hillside Farms  ::  Paper Hearts, Bouquet Charm – Paloma’s Nest  ::  Linens – LaTavola Linens

0 Comments

  1. ADG Photography

    Any shoot that is inspired by the Dutch masters really appeals to my art history background!

  2. Tatyana

    Wonderful works!!!!
    I love your site, Admire by him all time, Inspired! Thank you!

  3. Elegant Wedding Decorations

    Oh my you are so talented and your background in art is evident in your beautiful designs, thanks for sharing.