Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

I have said it before but will again….I have the privilege of working with the MOST creative brides. I am inspired daily by their ideas and perspectives and am grateful for the design challenges every new project offers. This week I began work on two samples for Claire and Yvette. Both brides wanted an ultimately elegant and classic invitation but with the personality and flair of my artwork and hand-painted details. Claire’s vineyard inspired event led me to create a more detailed illustration of ripe grapes on the vine while Claire’s winter bouquet of jasmine called for a simple silhouette […]

Rebecca called me about two months ago with a lovely quote she wanted to center her entire invitation design around. The Vintage Lacy Tree was the perfect collection, so I created a tree-scape featuring a tandem bicycle. Rebecca hoped her invite would speak of simple elegance with a vintage flare. The lacy wrap was the perfect touch of softness and nestles casually within the lovely poem… If you are incorporating some sort of prose into your invitation – I would love to hear more!

I am so thrilled with the artwork lineup this week! Brides requested my interpretation of a blue hydrangea, white daisy and a dogwood branch. I am also working on a just starting to bloom crimson rose – but that is still too wet to post! I have created many versions of a blue hydrangea but this is by far favorite. I chose a bloom that had the palest of blues petals. I of course used my artistic license and punched up the color a bit. Kristina requested a simple white daisy. I used washes of pale blue and yellow to […]

Christy emailed me early this year and was just loving my simple bride and groom illustration. She requested a personal twist however – the addition of her beloved Golden Retriever Ginger. Thus Christy and Ted’s very personal invitation design was born! We created a simply elegant gatefold design with a focus on materials and artwork. I especially love the linen ribbon in the perfect shade of green and the sheer shimmer hand-painted accents on the illustration that catch the light beautifully. Christy and Ted were married at Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California. As you can see […]