Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

painterly-prose

An inspiring quote from Louisa May Alcott, with calligraphy by Flourish Grace this morning. Perhaps not the stormiest of scenes, but something nautical seemed appropriate. As always, Sarah’s sweet script brings life to whatever she’s written! 

amalfi-wedding-invites

Looking at this invitation, you can almost feel a warm Mediterranean breeze, with a hint of lemon. Carlena’s Watercolor Amalfi Wedding Invitations  is personalized with fuchsia peonies, a hand-cut tag, and a custom map of the area to guide guests to each event of the weekend. Festive watercolor botanicals and lemons accent the  Italian coastal scene. Kristy’s favorite watercolor pigment makes an appearance as well – Winsor and Newton’s Opera Rose is that luscious pink you see painted into each peony.  We love the bright yellow and Opera Rose combination for sure.  Daring but so worth the experiment in color! Saluti!

foil-book-cover-wedding-invitations

Many will remember how this book became just a little bit legendary.  Think Carrie and Big, New York City and…there you go… Love Letters of Great Men was the starting point for this heartfelt collection of Book Invitations for an Italy Wedding. {Books…and I mean real, paper and page books have a weight and sincerity about them. They possess a power within them that you can literally hold on to.} So designing wedding invitations centered around a book is like being part of building a family heirloom.

{As an artist, I dream of weddings in compositions – much like a painting.} Balance, sheen, negative space all play into stationery design.  An invitation is really a composition, just like a landscape or architectural study – so many factors to consider and at any moment you can make or break the look. Stationery for our editorial shoot in Italy my kind of simplicity which for some, is likely still too much, but that is, friends, what makes the world go round…right? I come from a more is more kind of background – my childhood home was full of color, […]

My three weeks in Italy last October still feels like a dream… {A dream of days where time seems to stop or at the very least slow to a pace where you feel every feeling; every smile, color, ray of sun, drop of rain; where time never seems to disappoint with all it’s grandeur and possibility.} Our time in Italy was marked by several big experiences, one of which was our Art Shoot for Destination I Do Magazine, the others, I will write more about in the coming days. My interest in editorial work began in 2009 with a meager […]