It was an incredible honor to be included in the “How to Have a Winter Wedding” feature in the latest issue of The Knot Magazine! Alongside experts Christy Weber of Junebug Weddings, Peter Callahan and Annie Lee of Daughters of Design I offered up Wintery Wedding styling advice! I’ve pulled some of my favorite winter wedding invitation pieces to highlight excerpts from the story below… Enjoy!
“Winter weddings are all about comfort and texture – think cable knit, flannel, felt and sequins, Jazz up neutral winter palettes with fur, wood and quartz.” – In this suite we used sparkle as a focal point throughout using painterly silver brushstrokes.
Mountain Scene and Pointsettia Photography – Shane East
The words, delicate, graceful and fresh come to mind when I think of Corri and Alexandre’s wedding in Bretagne, France. There is something so incredibly refereshing about this celebration, where each impeccable detail, never overstated its message.
We worked closely with Meant to Be Calligraphy to give Corri precisely the look she was envisioning. A hybrid of the handwritten and hand painted are what elevated this suite to fine art standards.
After watercoloring delicate peonies, leaves and dots we individually hand painted each with a sheer shimmer glisten.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” - Leonardo da Vinci
Photography - XO ANDREA :: Wedding Dress – Marisa :: Florist – Stephanie Coto of Santoline Fleurs :: Wedding Cake – Beatriz Belliard of Cake and Cupcake :: Calligrapher – Michele Hatty Fritz of Meant to Be Calligraphy :: Bridal Boutique – Hannelore’s Bridal :: Bride & Bridesmaids Robes – Silk & More :: Caterer (+ piece montee de choux – MATTO :: Groom’s Cufflinks – Tiffany’s :: Hair pin – Trousseau :: Invitation, Menu, & Program Design – Kristy Rice of Momental Designs :: Second Shooter – Peter Greitzke :: Venue: Chateau de la Motte Beaumanoir
Shop Momental has only been open for a few short weeks but we’ve already sold out of some of our favorites and feel overjoyed by the response! So as a way of saying thank you and celebrating the shopping season almost upon us, we’re offering some exciting deals this coming weekend. ENJOY!!
Black Friday – begins Friday, November 29th at 12:00am and ends at 11:59 pm
Small Business Saturday – begins Saturday, November 30th at 12:00am and ends at 11:59 pm
Cyber Monday – begins Monday, December 2nd at 12:00am and ends at 11:59 pm
I’m having whimsical visions in watercolor and whimsy – dreaming of stacked teacups and soft, romantic colors all tied up in lace and pretty.
Chatting with Natalie today has me dreaming of soft, blush roses and subtle shimmery details. A touch of gray too for that Martha’s vineyard vibe…
There is just something about our natural surroundings that inspire more than anything. The wind, the air, towering cliffs can evolve and experience into a magical moment. Smith Rock in Oregon reminds me of my beloved Utah…and I can hardly wait to capture it’s beauty.
There is just something about a light filled space that captures our hearts…I’ve said it before, I am a color lover and when presented with a chance to fill up my brush with juicy red ink or creamy white, you can guess where my comfort zone gravitates to. Alicia, a past Momental Bride helped me fall in love with white, and this shoot produced by the charming Sarah Chancey, deepened my appreciation for all the lovely that neutral palettes inspire us with.
For this inspiration shoot, recently featured in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Magnolia Rouge Magazine, we developed a painterly suite of textural greens, white Garden Roses and the perpetually delicate Lily of the Valley. Honestly, while developing this artwork I felt truly filled with the creative spirit. The graceful shapes and entwined greens just poured out of the paintbrush….there were no paint-overs or re-dos with this project; every time my brush hit paper it just felt right.
Shades of soft gold, champagne, shimmery ivory and white composed the paper palette here. First we painted in sheer tones of watercolor to establish the shape of each wreath. Then creamy, dimensional inks were added in plenty over top to build a textural harmony of graceful swooshes, dots and flower petal inspired swirls.
This shot I stole just as the paint was drying… you can see it glistening. This painting technique elicits the same experience one might have with a letterpress or engraved printing technique. Run your fingers across the surface and you immediately delight in the hand painted moment.
Amo questo momento….love this moment. The mix of sheer watercolor and creamy inks is so obvious here and I LOVE it! A crisp matte cardstock frame seems the perfect finish.
This might quite possibly be my favorite table number I’ve ever created. The digits are entirely painted of plant and floral elements. Layers and layers of green and white brushstrokes…ah heavenly.
Photography – Odalys Mendez Photography :: Design and Planning – Sarah Chancey Charm :: Floral Design – Lindsay Colletta Designs :: Cake – Sweet Sensations :: Hand Painted Stationery – Momental Designs :: Venue – St. Regis :: Gowns – Claire Pettibone :: Pizelles – Bella Cucina :: Rentals – Goodwin Events :: All stationery images by Momental Designs