It has been so insanely difficult to keep this secret since last fall! Yes, indeed, the team at Momental Designs, designed, painted and produced Jessica Simpson’s Wedding Invitations! Jessica Simpson wed Eric Johnson on July 5th at San Ysidro Ranch in Southern California. People Magazine recently covered the story with a lovely 9+ page spread of the entire event, orchestrated by celebrity event planner, Mindy Weiss!
Soon I’ll be able to bring you a bit more detail on all the patterned loveliness we created throughout for menus, table numbers, place cards and then some!
For now you’ll have to enjoy the scans from People Magazine!
If you read the People Magazine story, you likely noticed the inspiration for Jessica Simpson’s Wedding….We began with the invitations….Jessica Simpson’s Wedding Invitations featured various exclusive watercolor patterns, gold foil printing and lovely calligraphy by Kelle McCarter of Designs Girl. Each of Simpson’s wedding invitation was individually hand painted and all edges were torn to resemble the famous wallpaper scene in the modern adaptation of Great Expectations, starring Ethan Hawke and Gwenyth Paltrow.
A peek at the table design with our menu, place cards and table numbers!
And a few screen shots from Jessica Simpson’s Wedding Video on People.com
It is with great excitement that we are introducing our long-awaited collaboration with the masterful artists from Paloma’s Nest, Caroline and José Vásquez.
Debuting this week at Engage!14 -a luxury wedding industry symposium-with the sample tiny text bowls shown above, our collaboration will be titled Momental for Paloma’s Nest: Timeless Heirlooms…Painted!
The collection will include three styles of the iconic Ring Bearer Bowl, each with a different phrase or text; each phrase will feature one of our meticulously hand painted designs- floral, wash, or pattern.
Stay tuned to see them in both shops beginning on June 23!
It has been a while since my thoughts have run to this blog. Normally this is a place where I share and gather ideas and mark days by the beauty we create. With the weeks whirling by, the studio work has mounted, life has been lived but somehow I haven’t felt the drive to share. Making conscious decisions these days to just be, just make, just live for the sake of each, without a need to put it all out there. So friends I’m back, with a smidge of a new perspective and another epic invitation project under my belt. Today I’m dreaming of a long few days of doing whatever feels good and thankful for the courage to say “no” in order to make room for those days.
A peek into Theresa’s invitation suite project seems appropriate. For her a variety of quiet, super mindful design moments mingle to create a ton of wow factor.
Blind letterpress of my sketched floral pattern and the enchanting hand of Julie Song Ink.
Wrapping up a VIP invitation project…can’t wait to share more!
Just back from a working vacation in Utah…follow along on Instagram!
Waiting impatiently for our peonies to bloom!! XO
But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6-8
Making art is about taking a journey. This shoot, has had quite the journey over the last two years and to that end…yes, making art requires unrelenting patience. Two years ago we traveled to Southern Utah, with two of the most inspiring photographers I’ve had the pleasure to know. With a common vision and shared passion we embarked on a journey to express all the creative energy bubbling up inside of us. Sepia had long been an inspirational concept for me artistically and I wanted to somehow translate it into a tangible moment.
All began with this Pinterest board, where I gathered my thoughts….
Rose gold foil for the wedding invitations was the driving force behind the look.
I love how it glistens….ahh!
Southern Utah light is magical…I’ve never been to Venice, but I can’t imagine anything better.
I developed an abstract pattern for the table linen…By Bloomers always blows my mind with their eye.
Oh the Watters Gowns….miles and miles of frothy blush texture….
Palm sized programs with close-up vies of the botanical pattern. Touches of white ink were mingled with the blush and coral watercolor. Stunning. Couple’s names were handwritten on each – adore this simple touch.
Photographer – With Loves and Embers :: Concept, Styling, Stationery & Custom Linens – Momental Designs :: Production & Design – Forevermore Events :: Location – Sand Hollow Resort in Hurricane, Utah :: Hair & Makeup - Julie Thomas :: Florals – Bloomers :: Calligraphy – Moya Minns :: Sweets: Carly from 25 Main – Vintage Rentals – Big Day Vintage :: Gowns: Watters
Envisioning a dreamy, lakeside watercolor for Danielle honoring a childhood retreat for both Bride and Groom. Washy colors or blush, gold and creams, oh yes please.