Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice
Yesterday I shared a Behind the Scenes look at our Grand Cayman Inspiration shoot. We’re all about the color and texture here, drawing on the juicy hue of the blood orange and the lush texture and grace of our Big Bloom watercolor illustration. Today I’m diving deeper into the Tropical Wedding Invitation suite created. Our stunning model and breezy gown perfect for beach side nuptials deserve some attention too.
The main bloom was abstracted a bit to draw the eye more to the watercolor textures and breezy shape.
We’ve all seen the classic tropical color palettes that seem perfectly suited for a Beach Wedding. Those colors would not be seen here. Rich shades of gold and ocher combined with a hue named Pout from our friends at Envelopments, livened the tranquil sandy scene while complimenting the shimmering movement of the ocean’s water. Glistening gold stocks with an eclectic use of damask fabric, layer effortlessly.
Balsa wood fans from Pier One Imports were quick and easy to paint with freehand blooms. Each table number was contrast painted with sheer white inks against gold stock.
Oh how we loved our model…she doubled as our makeup artist that day too…talented girl. Alisa Benay offered her travel easy gown Phoebe for the shoot…perfection. I will attest first hand to the fact that this gown travels impeccably. It made it from PA to Grand Cayman stuffed in a suitcase, carried through airports on my arm and needed NO steaming. Wow.
How can I say thank you this group of people? I feel like a new word for thank you needs to be defined. One that implies the blood, sweat and tears literally went into this project. A word that expresses my gratitude for dedicated artistry that seemed to ooze from each minute of our shooting day. Something happens when a group of people come together to create art. Something incredible. When minds join for a common goal; to create a feast for the eyes and make good art that will mean something beyond ourselves, a lifelong connection is made. I am honored to have worked with this crew and hope to do so again soon.
Stationery, Styling and Design – Momental Designs
Photography – DVB Photography
Gown & Hairpiece- Alisa Benay
Flowers/Rentals – Joanne Brown of Celebrations Ltd
Seating Charms – Paloma’s Nest
Custom Garter – The Garter Girl
Model/Makeup – Josephine Hislop
Hair – Kelly Massias