Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Good friend Caroline of Paloma’s Nest has reason to celebrate!  Last week she opened doors to a brand new retail space and studio in the heart of an artful community within Austin, Texas!  Caroline asked me to create a piece to adorn the sweets table and I was thrilled.  As you  know my aesthetic is quite a bit more fussy than Caroline’s but I had such fun creating something I knew she would love but with my style subtly infused.  Unexpected Elements, event and floral design took the lead in crafting this perfectly Paloma’s Nest celebration! A few shots of the new shop from Q Weddings:

The sweets table Polkadots Cupcake Factory!  How gorgeous are the chocloate nests and gold leaf treats?!

Jess and I spent the better part of two days painting this 9 foot beauty. Simple stripes, glazed with gold ink then outlines with black pen create an understated look with loads of texture!

Lovely gold leaves mixed with white peonies!!

Congrats Caroline, can’t wait for my next trip to Austin!


  1. Elizabeth

    That all looks incredible! Very impressive!

  2. Pat Langley

    Looks like a lovely opening. The table runner is beautiful!
    Looking forward to visiting Paloma’s Nest at the end of the month.