Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

I woke up the morning of this editorial shoot to my phone going insane with messages and buzzing and I knew that could not possibly mean anything good.  It was pouring rain, I mean sheets of unrelenting rain that make it hard to drive, let alone style delicate flowers and prep fragile stationery for photographing in a field of flowers.  I had been dreaming up this project with a group of friends and artists for months.  I had the hand painted gown which was the centerpieces of our story for only one day.  Only one choice remained.  Work on… So […]

White and ivory blooms painted against shimmering ivory cardstock become the centerpiece for this hand painted invitation suite.  I’m inspired by the floral detailing on Maggie’s Vera Wang Katherine gown! Vera Wang, Bouquet, White Peony Wedding Invitation

Nothing gives me greater joy than sitting at my home studio painting table and having at it.  A few months back I transformed the corner of our sun porch into a small painting space.  I spend most of my hours each week in a bustling studio with 8 other women – space to spread out and paint the hours away abounds but most days the hours fall away to much needed phone calls, questions answered and quick sketches.  So my small home studio has become a sort of a refuge….it is where I go when I want to completely immerse […]

I have been dying to share the news!!!   Months ago the lovely Leila emailed me to say that the Editor of Inside Weddings was loving my Shimmering Winter snowflake invitation set.  A request for a complete set was made and I went right to work!  The snowflake illustration was originally created for a client in Ireland about 2 years ago.  The whimsical style and understated feel of the snowflake artwork are the perfect “canvas” for lavish hand-painted details. I reserved the good part of 2 days in the studio to create this collection.  Yes, that is right 2 days.  The […]

Say the phrase hand-painted wedding invitation and most do a double take…then ask “for small orders right?” or inquire “well you reproduce each one on the computer?”.  All of these are valid responses I admit as the thought of individually hand-painting hundreds of pieces is initially mind boggling.  Let me be the first to tell you, it is mind boggling, requires tremendous patience and skill, but YES,  here at Momental Designs  we have been hand-painting each and every invitation since our beginnings in 2003. I thought I would take a moment to further explain the painting process and give a […]