Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

We’ve had such fun covering Bridal Market in our distinctively different way and we hope you have enjoyed each and every detail shot and spirited, colorful sketch!  The big moments this market had to do with whispers of color, sculptural/abstract blooms, curious laces and a noticeable nod to storytelling in the collections.  Tara LaTour may just be the pinnacle of story tellers we covered at Bridal Market. We were thrilled to have a visit with one of our favorite discoveries from last year’s Market, the infinity inspiring Tara La Tour.   This  little lady has big ideas.   Her works are unabashedly […]

Playing with a bold color scheme that ranges from petal pink to midnight black, Watters and Wtoo keep it vibrant and young.  We had two favorites while visiting backstage at Bridal Market and the two looks could not be more different from one another! Iridescent sequins swirl-round a ball gown in a lacy pattern while substantial knit laces bring texture and elegance to a simple frock. Organic bead work, the softest blush hue and contrasting sparkle kept things interesting on classic silhouettes… and inspired a sketch or two. We had a lot of fun, too much? Poking around back stage where we got an up close look […]

We adore the ladies of Desla Couture.  Earlier this year they created the most exquisite custom belt for our Trellis shoot on Green Wedding Shoes.  Ever since we’ve been big fans of all things Desla! Image courtesy of Swoon Over It Photography Whether taking inspiration from the strong lines Art Deco architectural details or the timeless style of Doris Day, Desla Couture is all about the luxe side of life. Shredded chiffon, vintage bobbles and cracked crystal embellish everything from gloves to capes. From the Avant Garde bib necklace dripping with smokey gray and black crystals to the most delicate feathered brooch, it’s […]

No one dives so deep into our bridal fantasies as Claire Pettibone does.   Fully immersed in what inspires her, she renders fantasy to reality with an obsessive eye for texture, pattern and detail.  Ms. Pettibone is a quintessential artist.  It is clear she absorbs herself in the process of design.  She wraps her life in inspiration and lives and breaths exquisite materials, until her vision is gracing the runway.  Claire designs from her heart, with her heart and that is precisely why we are so transfixed.  Experiencing a Pettibone gown can be likened to viewing a fine art work hung […]

When we read that Marchesa’s Fall 2013 collection was inspired by the heart of the Iris and the Bulgarian Rose, we were ready to be wowed.  Marchesa did not disappoint. The show opened with jagged edged florals in silk chiffon cascading down and pooling on the floor. Lavish scalloped beading with an exotic flare,  topped of a fluid column gown with drop pearls and smokey crystals.  Drawing this beaded pattern would make the hours slip by easily.  I know our couples would adore the intricacy here that effortlessly communicates a detailed grace.  Imagining this look into stationery is a natural […]