Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

We are grateful for a full painting table this time of year.   It seems I have been painting blooms galore even though we are diving right into the fall season! Meredith’s design has been a long time coming and has experienced a good deal of evolution throughout the design process, but we could not be more thrilled with the result. A rich palette of crimson, gold and chocolate brown was perfect for Meredith and Richard’s sophisticated affair.  A large, ruffled and red rose took center stage in the design and really popped off the page with its intense watercolor ink […]

A few weeks ago I introduced my best friend Amy.  Remember, the one  planning an Eastern Shore wedding full of personal details?  Today I wanted to share her super sweet proposal story… Stephen took Amy to Florida to meet the parents…how nerve wracking, right?  On one of the last days of the trip the ENTIRE family visited the aquarium.  Little did Amy know that Stephen had several different proposal scenarios cooked up for that week but each one was missed for one reason or another.  Note to the grooms; don’t put anyone else in charge of holding the ring for […]

Last week had the honor of attending Engage!10 at The Breakers in West Palm Beach.  Read more here about my love of these wedding industry symposiums… Rebecca and Kathryn asked me this time around to sketch each speaker…Many know that my way of experiencing the day and plethora of information shared is to sketch while I take notes.  It is easy to find inspiration since everyone is dressed always beautifully and emits the most creative energy imaginable… Here is my look at some favorites from the nearly 40 speaker sketches I created! Later this week I will share the live […]

Logo sketch created for Engage!10 swag bag For those of you who follow my posts regularly, you know that my twice a year dose of industry inspiration are the Engage symposiums expertly orchestrated by Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce of Engaging Concepts. In June I was lucky enough to be immersed in the vibrancy and grace that for me defines the Cayman Islands. Read more here and here to catch up a bit with my Engage story. The short of it is that I have built my business with the best of the best as my mentors and friends all […]

It has been raining here in PA all week LONG!!  This girl needed a bit of sunshine.  According to the weather report the natural variety of this is not in my future for another few days.  Thanks heavens for Jimmy over at Gideon Photography.  While browsing his blog last night I stumbled upon this sweet shot…literally.  From the light and their expressions to the capturing of unabashed pleasure  I certainly have more of a smile on my face just from one glance…who wouldn’t?  I am working with Jimmy on a project later this month and simply cannot wait…this guy is […]