Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

You’ve had the chance to read and see all about our Walk the Line shoot in Austin here, here and here!  Today I’m giving a behind the scenes look at the stationery and some never before seen shots!  The stationery was inspired by folk art from the 50’s and 60’s.  I created the collection from a series of simple brushstrokes from tiny swooshes and dots to daisy-like petaled blooms.  Fabric played a big role in this shoot from the quirky dresses by Jessica Audey to the vintage hymnals.  For months I collected Hymnals and became enchanted by their shabby covers with shadowy remnants of gold embossing time worn pages. The palette was based in contrasts with a focus on creamy whites, navy and of course black.  Throughout the shoot your can see vibrant bursts of color but for the stationery a more muted palette of neutrals was the choice.

Every stationery element featured a unique version of my folk art collection.  Inks in white, coral and gold were seen throughout.  Hymnals were used throughout all with painting on covers and select pages.  My favorite was the Sheath of Song Hymal seen below where a bouquet of swirly blooms graces the cover.  The invitation was printed on a kraft stock with a white space is better approach to layout, leaving load of space for a freehand swirl of dainty blossoms.

Are you ready for some new shots never seen from this project!!  After hours of perfecting the celebration table at The Salt Lick, we headed into downtown Austin for a “getaway” shoot against the iconc Johnny Cash Mural.  With a change of clothes and bouquet in hand our bride looked sweet with a bright smile at the end of the day.   How about that cobalt crinoline?  Brooke from Pollen Floral Art kicked it with this organic bouquet filled with a surprising combination Peach Eremerus (Foxtail Lily), Peach Juliette Roses,  Dahlias, Scabiosa Pods, Long Cascading Vines like Passionflower, Sea Oats and Olive Boughs.

Thanks for reading and check back soon for more on the tablescape and another look at some shots taken at a famous Austin recording studio!

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