Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Today I am thrilled to feature the images of one of my favorite people in this industry.  Donna Von Bruening shoots clean, classic images that truly can be admired for lifetimes.  We love her… period. When planning began for Engage!11 I was honored to contribute opinions on color concept.  Of course big ideas got me into big trouble…The good kind of trouble though, the kind we thrive on.  So the thought was to evolve color over three days and along with it the stationery palette as well.  So began the adventure of creating color appropriate pieces for a three day […]

I’m back today with more from Engage!11 in Grand Cayman!  With all the fabulous inspiration it is difficult to choose what to share.  We created a suite of custom stationery pieces using the gorgeous papers of Envelopments in addition to some uncommon materials too!  The event itinerary was printed on canvas, imparting a luxe texture that was heaven to the touch.  A watercolor coral pattern set the stage for our SKETCHED logo featuring a sassy starfish illustration.  Thick ivory and gold inks were  hand painted into each creature with a swooshy wash of tan watercolor across the words Grand Cayman! […]

I hope you have enjoyed our Bridal Market coverage over the last week!  Want to get caught up with all the gorgeousness from the runways and my inspired sketches?  Have a look here for coverage of Theia, Romona Keveza, Carol Hannah, Anne Barge, Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose, The Dessy Group, Aruna Seth, Winnie Couture, Tara LaTour, Ivy&Aster, Margaret Rowe, and Claire Pettibone! What comes after the grueling days of walking NYC, little sleep, running from show to show during Bridal Market?  You guessed it, THE PARTIES!  I tend to be shy, always have been but something this industry has taught […]

Lauren and Maarten’s pretty in pink wedding was recently featured in The Knot, Ohio.  Planned by the lovely Kasey of Bliss Weddings and Events, this celebration went off without a hitch and in stunning style.  I interviewed Kasey to get the planner’s perspective: What was Lauren’s single most impactful design element in planning?  Why? The single most impactful design element in the planning would have to be Lauren’s gorgeous Watter’s dress.  She wanted something a little different, but romantic and soft.  The blooms on her dress were one of my most favorite elements of detail on the dress and we […]

Last fall the lovely ladies of Eve Events got in touch to involve me in what turned out to be an incredible experience.  They explained that the editors of The Knot were crafting an inspiration story around the beauty of a Monique Lhuillier gown.  All details from china to linens and stationery were to be inspired by the The Field of Dreams Collection as described here by Monique herself: “Butterflies, branches, twigs, wheat stalks and feathers all delicately woven into the collection.  Lots of texture created with organza, tulle, floral embroideries appliqued onto sheer corsets with whimsical skirts…Romance is back!!” […]