Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice









Remember our very well spoken romantic groom who so eloquently described a vision for his wedding day?  Gordon’s heartfelt words were featured on RiceInk months ago, just after the invitation design for his and Monika’s stylish, Swedish wedding was complete.  Here are those inspiring words again:

“We want to express to you the feeling of a late summer’s afternoon with golden sunlight trickling through the trees. Baskets of apples and pears. Relaxed smiles after happy vacations. Boisterous conversation and laughter over glasses of champagne and bottles of beer. Creamy cake with berries. Kind of a garden party/barbeque equals good wedding party! Not to forget: the two of us, of course. Have a look at the splendour of Monika’s lovely bouquet! I’m getting all carried away now, so I’d better stop.

Monika recently emailed photos of her day and let’s just say Gordon’s description was spot on!

Style seems to come naturally to this gorgeous couple…they mastered the art of restraint in detailing their day,  allowing the magical light and natural surroundings to create a blissful environment for the celebration.   Monika Manowska, their talented photographer captured every emotion, every color as if she were painting a magnificent canvas.

My favorite shot.  The composition is exquisite and Monika’s joy is so obvious here.  How about that green wrap she is wearing, such a brave choice yet it suits so perfectly.

Months ago, Gordon sent mock-up photos of the bouquet to aid in the invitation design.   It is exciting to see the finished look!  The unripe raspberries provide stunning color range and texture in Monika’s bouquet.

A few words from Monika:

“Again we would like to thank you so much for the beautiful invitations you created for our wedding in September!! Everyone loved them, they really made a huge success and really set the tone for our wedding!

We got just the wedding day we had wished for. The weather was beautiful and the ceremony was held outside under a big tree with the sun trickling through the leaves, just like in the invitations!”

We so enjoyed creating this invitation.  It was extremely important to Monika and Gordan that the invite reflect their fun personalities, sense of style and excite guests about the gorgeous wedding location.

The red hand painted heart on both the invite and Ensemble folder were my favorite details as they added an unexpected pop of color!

Thank you Gordon and Monika for trusting us to create art for your day.  It was a treasure to work with and know you!


  1. monika

    Hello there, this is so great… Yes the invitations were amazing… and I’m so happy to have my images on this page 🙂
    Lots of hugs

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  3. Leila Khalil| Wedding Publicist| Be Inspired PR

    love it Kristy! they are so gorgeous and have fabulous style!

  4. Laura Scott

    What an inspiring website! I was on the greenweddingshoes blog and found you there. Wish I could be “one of the girls” so I could hang out at the studio. I love to paint and create so I really want to try my hand at making a card – starting simple. Do you ever post templates? Just love everything that you have created…