Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

The studio is buzzing and we are working our tails off here!  Jess has been helping me lately with the rush of samples recently and we love her gorgeous landscapes and venue illustrations!  Early spring weddings are in full swing and bloom as you can see.  Emily’s  precious pink dogwoods with hand painted pink and pretty white dots are a studio favorite this week.  Mary Lou’s stationery collection has inspired countless brides lately and this reception celebration invitation takes the cake.  I love how the completely hand painted white roses just pop off the page! Michele and Tom’s  chose a […]

Yay!  We have found our photographer!  After a roller coaster ride of a search over the last 5 months the hubby and I have finally found our perfect photographer!  Choosing the photographer for our first wedding was a bit different primarily since this was before the wonderful word blog was part of our vocabularies – can you believe it?!   We traveled to many studios and sat for hours thumbing through heavy, dark, leather bound albums to find the perfect match.  This time around the process was quite different. One of the greatest parts about being a part of this industry […]

And the Winner is!

We had an overwhelming 124 entries for the Momental Favorites Giveaway.  Thank you to all who took the time to participate and congrats to Devon, our winner!

Today is a look behind the scenes at the stationery pieces created for the Bride and Bloom shoot featuring Elizabeth Messina, Merriment Events and Janie Medley.  I mentioned in yesterday’s post that the request was for a non-flower centered design that was clean and unfussy. A look at the collection photographed by yours truly. You can imagine my shock when I learned our looks were on two pages!  The shot above features Janie’s gorgeous bouquet as seen on pg 131. The half circles seen on each piece were individually hand painted, freehand.  No guides or template used here, just a […]

Many years ago after meeting a client in Barnes and Noble (before I had a studio outside of my home), I picked up a magazine.  The name was Bride and Bloom and I remember being drawn in distinctly because of the watercolor droplets as part of the gorgeous cover.  From the first page, I was lured into a world of tabletop design, real weddings and color palettes all with a distinct artistic edge.  From that very moment on I made it one of my goals, or should I say dreams to one day have my hand painted stationery designs featured […]