Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Websters 1828 dictionary defines Heirloom as the following: HEIR-LOOM, noun are-loom. Any furniture, movable, or personal chattel, which by law descends to the heir with the house or freehold; as tables, cupboards, bedsteads, etc. Love it…and at this statement’s heart is a powerful idea…What is some-thing you adore so much that you would cherish and protect it for the duration of your life, in the hopes it could be passed to future generations?  My mind wanders to a Family Bible, stuffed with hair clippings, momentous greeting cards and the occasional invitation; all heirlooms too, I’d say.  So that is where […]

Over the years of traveling to Utah I’ve made some friends…yes I’m in with the locals, so to speak.  The wedding scene in Southern Utah is overflowing with talent and I’m proud to be part of this group if only part time every year.  Jimmy Bishop of Gideon Photography built Southern Utah Bride Magazine from the ground up and this most recent issue’s cover gives you a peek into the sharp eye and artful aesthetic of this talented man. I was brought in to design stationery for the Tribal Shoot and, how can I forget, these incredible hand chalked paper […]

A Momental Girl foodie gets married, so what do I do?  Throw her an un-shower, wedding shower in the middle of a warehouse….Jess wasn’t your typical bride, but who is a typical bride these days anyway?  I guess what I mean to say is that Jess wouldn’t go for anything pink, girly, lacy or sweet.  She is rough around her creative edges, insatiably spontaneous and a fellow artist.  I had to dig deep into what I knew a wedding shower to be and then attempt to turn that thinking completely upside down. It all began with this pattern, one of […]

When I have the chance to work with Cortnie from Canvas and Canopy and Carissa from JL Designs, I know good things are coming.  Leila from Be Inspired PR orchestrated a dinner party for some of her blogger friends.  Meaning to treat these ladies to a night a expertly crafted food and perfectly paired wine, she gathered the best team for the job.  Beyond the food and spirits, the innovative decor wowed us all.  Cortnie and Carissa are known for their uncanny ability to define new trends and this Wine and Dine evening did just that.  So what’s next for […]

Every year, twice a year I head off to some lovely location to mingle with industry friends at the legendary wedding symposiums called Engage!  The experience of Engage! goes far beyond mingling, to a higher place where like-minded artists get to let their hair down, speak freely and get to the heart of what it is we do everyday…tell love stories. So a little peek at all the fun to start from Lori and Matt of I Do Films in Chicago…Look closely, you get to see me painting a bit in here! Don’t let the artful decor and brilliantly branded […]