Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Thanks so much for following along my behind the scenes look at my Alchemy at the Barn shoot.  If you missed the first two posts, check here and here!  Creepy was a word that continually entered my mind when designing this table.  I know, I know…creepy…for a wedding concept?  Something Colin Cowie said at Engage 10 , replays in my mind and I paraphrase; when planning an event, you want to keep your guests on the edge of comfort.  Now certainly Mr. Cowie did not mean seat guests at rigid chairs and serve cold food.  I think what he meant […]

Dorian and Eloise of Central Park Flowers in Olyphant, PA consistently wow me with their artistry.  If I am planning a shoot in PA they are one of the first calls I make.  It is entirely refreshing to work with a fellow artists who just gets you.  A few simple words like “edgy, moody, pops of color” plus a simple sketch are all Dorian and Eloise needed to start creating.  My recent obsession with Scabiosa guided much of the floral and stationery directions as I love the textural yet graceful nature of the bloom. I am sure you have noticed […]

You may remember my entry for the Inspired Creations competition that I shared a while back.  Ami from Elizabeth Anne Designs and Cyd from The Sweetest Occasion visioned the contest as a way to draw out some creative love from talent throughout the wedding industry and boy did they ever….I was thrilled to step outside my design comfort zone, so to speak and create my Alchemy at the Barn tablescape. So this week I will be diving deeper into the experience of visioning this shoot from concept to stationery and execution.  There is nothing quite like the feeling of making […]

Peacock feathers are continuing to make a statement here at the studio and we do not see it stopping anytime soon!   Shanda chose a gorgeous bouquet style illustration featuring roses, calla lilies , orchids and of course the peacock feather.  Richly painted in reds, purples and golds, each illustration’s vibrancy pops beautifully against the shimmering ivory cardstock used throughout her collection.  A structured ribbon and patterned paper wrap gives contrast to the otherwise organic artwork look. Jolie and Jeffrey collaborated with us on their Enchanted Forest inspired version of our Versailles Swirl artwork.  A dusty purple Anemone and swirling peacock […]

Thanks so much for following along my behind the scenes look at my Alchemy at the Barn shoot.  If you missed the first two posts, check here and here!  Creepy was a word that continually entered my mind when designing this table.  I know, I know…creepy…for a wedding concept?  Something Colin Cowie said at Engage 10 recently, replays in my mind and I paraphrase; when planning an event, you want to keep your guests on the edge of comfort.  Now certainly Mr. Cowie did not mean seat guests at rigid chairs and serve cold food.  I think what he meant […]