Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Aleah from Good Life Events called me one day earlier this year with a lofty idea (aren’t those the best kind?).  A marathon day of six wedding shoots was planned and she wanted me to create all the custom stationery to coordinate.  I was immediately intrigued and knew my creative muscle would be challenged since I only had 2 weeks to make it happen!

The first of the six tabletop shoots was featured recently on the sweet blog, Merci New York.  Chic and thoughtful design details for weddings are this blog’s passion so Aleah and Nick‘s English Style tablescape fit right in.  What I was most surprised by and ultimately in love with was the fact that this tablescape was small in scale.  The mindful decor really packed a punch in terms of visual statement.  No elaborate, 10 seat table need here – intimate, choice decor elements were it.

I decided to create the stationery surrounding my Sculpted Bloom Collection.  A soft, flecked rice paper in the softest shade of pink was the choice.  Painted edges in gold and fuchsia tipped stamens added whimsical personality overall.

Thanks to Style Circle at Style Me Pretty for my travel friendly inspiration board creation!

Lately obsessed with old patterned handkerchiefs I decided to upholster a table number border with a snazzy little number I picked up recently.

A huge thank you to Aleah and Nick for involving me in this project.  Their hard work and determination paid off since this is only the first of a handful of features to result from the marathon shoot.  Check back soon as I share more,  namely a DIY post to help you re-create the table numbers!

And last but certainly not least is Jenny from Llanes Weddings who captured our work.  I just love the graceful light and romantic feel of each shot. Want more?  See the full post here!


  1. Aleah + Nick

    It was beyond our pleasure to involve you. You delivered some incredibly stunning pieces once, but 6 times! We were so impressed with each and every piece and how much care you put into the project. We are thrilled to see these pieces again on your blog!
    Thank you so much; we look forward to many more projects and weddings with you!
    Aleah + Nick

  2. Paula

    Kristy, I have had the pleasure of viewing your work through Nick and Aleah’s ‘lofty idea’, and am so impressed with what a beautiful job you do. Absolutely fabulous. You and Good Life make a great team!

  3. jenny llanes

    Kristy! you are super talented! thank you for all your hard work to get these out to us for the shoot! xoxox

  4. Jacqueline Weppner | Merci New York

    Kristy! Thanks so much for the gorgeous feature! It was such an absolute pleasure to showcase your amazing work! xx!

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