Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Every year I spend a week in Sea Isle City, New Jersey with a group I like to call my beach family.  Summers since the age of six have led me to shores of Sea Isle and I look forward to many more.  In honor of my seaside trek I wanted to share some of my favorite ocean inspired creations.  So check in often this week for a bit of sand and sunshine! For the latest issue of Inside Weddings we created two custom suites with tropical vibes and orange palettes in mind . This is the first of the […]

If I were a gown designer, I would want to be Claire Pettibone.  She speaks a language of art and love all wrapped up in divine fabric and detail that resonates with the whimsical artist in all of us.  Even if you might never wear a Pettibone frock, you can’t help but get pulled in to her magical world. So when we had the chance to vision in paint and pretty for Claire’s runway show last fall you can imagine…just imagine…  We started with a few swatches of fabrics and a muted color palette.  I then developed a floral pattern […]

So maybe your visit to the blog today is a first or perhaps one of many…to both I say thank you, thank you.  Writing this blog is a sort of catharsis for me and a way to journal the studio happenings but in a personal way.  I write this blog, no one else.  The words are all mine, however imperfect and sometimes typo filled they may be – they are mine. This studio, where we paint our days away until our fingers ache was built from literally nothing but a dream at a dining room table.  Tremendous heart and a […]

Let’s rewind to about 1 year ago – if you came to me with all white wedding invitation dreams I likely would have smiled and said oh yes “we can do that” but inside I would have been paralyzed with fear.  You see I’m a color lover, through and through and until recently, with the help of a few amazingly creative couples, did not put much value in white color palettes.  Until recently I used color and intense hues to create drama, all but overlooking the power of white and softer palettes to make a statement.  Alicia and Justin’s wedding […]