Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice
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 stationery changed things for me and truthfully helped me grow as an artist. So read on for more about this elegant nearly all white wedding at Haiku Mill in Hawaii.
Just adore the lush greenery mingled with chandelier glimmer here…hard to imagine a more stunning location for wedding vows.
White Peonies and Hydrangeas were sketched against champagne shimmer stocks, then meticulously hand painted in opaque and shimmer white inks. The layering of ink finishes produced a look full of subtle drama and wow factor. We added a sketched lace border on shimmery textured white stock for yet another layer of detail.
A small moment that I love the most is the hand drawn white monogram treatment. Traditionally to get this look you would need to spring for engraved printing of the entire invitation but instead we hand drew the monogram in milky white ink, for an elegant detail that added so much personality to the look.
Each place setting in whites…ah love.
Sketched lace and blooms on the menus…
A magical evening.
Place card for the Bride.
So blessed to have been part of this event and will be forever grateful to Alicia for pushing me to revel in the amazing world of….white.
Photography – Monique Feil Photography :: Venue – Haiku Mill :: Floral – Bella Grace Flowers Wedding & Event Design :: Wedding Planning and Event Design – Stephanie Shepherd of Pua Le’a & Co. at Haiku Mill :: Hand Painted Stationery – Momental Designs :: Custom Monogram Logo – Betsy White Stationery Boutique :: Officiant – Rev. Kelii Brown :: Favors – Baskets By Design from Maui :: Wedding Sign – Main Street Chalk :: Videography – Live Maui Webcasts :: Catering – Maui Executive Catering :: Cocktails – Garnish Events :: Bakery – Ghiselani Designer Wedding Cakes :: Rentals – Island Rents :: Linens – Nuage Designs and La Tavola Fine Linen Rental :: Ceremony Musicians and Band – Crazy Fingers :: Hawaiian Entertainment – Tihati Productions :: Hair Stylist – Adiel Cline of Salon 253 :: Makeup Artist – Ry-n Shimabuku :: Gown and Veil – Oscar de la Renta :: Bridal Salon and Jewelry – Erin Cole :: Shoes – Christian Louboutin :: Suit, Tie, and Shoes – Gucci