Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

The New Headshots!

A little variety never hurt anyone – right?  This past June I got together with The Momental Girls for a full day photo shoot.  Needless to say, we had a blast and the photos, taken by the very talented Daniel Lanton, were fantastic.  I decided, however that I wanted a little more variety for my personal photos.  This last Thursday, Daniel was kind enough to return to the Momental Studio for a second round.  This time I opted to wear a small feather in my hair and admittedly had a small glass of wine to calm my nerves! Daniel also […]

Who loves Zinnias and Dahlias?  I do, I do!  My mom stopped by this week and brought 3 vases full of fresh cut Zinnias and Dahlias and I was in love.  There is something so alluring about a heavily petaled bloom full of rich, vibrant colors that just sing.  A quick search on etsy and beyond proves that I am not alone in my obsession with these blooms! Zinnia Ring from Jodi Horgan, Zinnia Bead from SJAS Designs, Vase of Zinnia’s and Dahlia’s from Country Living (love that creamy yellow)  and Paper Dahlias from October Hill A recent watercolor of […]

I love this time of year.  I am not a huge fan of summer (unless I am on a beach); I can hear the booing now,  BUT I love creating custom invitations and accessories for fall weddings.  SO here are some of my favorites from last week: From left; Marianne’s gatefold invitation opens to reveal her very colorful Vintage Stamped Tree,  Jessica’s damask table numbers were just part of the very detailed accessories she chose for her day, Sarah’s reception invites compete with hand-drawn pumpkins, acorns and pinecones and Claire’s feminine seating cards each adorned with a hand-painted dragonfly.  Follow […]

If you follow me on Twitter, I’m sure you’ve heard the news.  I am just so thrilled and honored to be the newest Weddingbee PRO blogger – yay!!   Weddingbee PRO is the brainchild of Bee Kim, founder of the incredibly popular Wedding Bee blog.  What most excites me is to be surrounded by the amazing group of fellow PRO bloggers who produce some of the most amazing work in the industry. Be sure to check PRO weekly to keep up on my renewal plans and also for exclusive Weddingbee PRO “Inspired Ink” posts.  These weekly posts will feature a […]

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 […]