Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice
I am a big believer in people and the power of accomplishments born of smarts and passion. Lara Casey and her team at Southern Weddings are the perfect example of what I speak of. I am sure most of you read the iconic Southern Weddings blog that offers up daily real wedding inspiration. “Southern” may be in their name but the inspiration speaks to brides in all regions everywhere. We too have fallen in love with the southern charm, down to earth and extremely personal approach the Southern Weddings gals have brought to the world of weddings.
Since the launch of their first magazine I dreamed of being a part of their next. I was elated when I received the call to create custom signs for this amazing shoot by Jory Cordy. A few simple photos and color swatches were all I needed to get to work on this project. The color palette of soft blue, pinks and creams gave a wealth of design opportunity.
Stunning calligraphy headers by Kathryn Murray were just one of the artistic details present throughout the magazine.
I created a large wedding sign featuring pencil sketches of peonies flooded with lush watercolor shades of pink, yellow and green. A border crafted of vintage fabrics added that special touch of texture.
The bride and groom signs incorporated similar artwork but with a clean ivory border and torn edges. A huge thanks to Steph who I recently titled the MacGyver of the studio for her expertise and advice with this project!
Southern Weddings is on newsstands now or you can order a copy here! Once your copy is in hand I dare you to put it down, seriously!