Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

This week I thought I would feature this pretty invitation since all the Momental Girls are BIG fans.  Naturally we all have varying tastes and while each invitation we create is usually someone’s favorite, this little beauty had all our votes!  From the richly included paper to the embossed shimmer border and rhinestone/pearl embellishments, this set is alive with detail.    Take a look at the progression of Lindsay’s design to see how we arrived here! So what am I up to? Decking the halls…I mean studio.  Simple, affordable stockings were jazzed up by each Momental Girl in addition to some […]

This time of year our projects are quite varied.  Many clients are sending save the dates for next year’s events while some are wrapping up unique day-of accessory designs for late fall and early winter weddings.  I chose a few of my favorites from the last 2 weeks to share with you! From top left: Lauren’s custom illustration of the Luzerne County Courthouse graced with falling bejeweled snowflakes, Jenn’s citrus inspired palette wrapped in patterned stock and ribbon, Cara’s Storyline save the dates telling her Italian proposal story, Claire’s custom fortunetellers for reception table entertainment and finally Sarah’s watercolor peacock […]

As I browse the completed photos from the last week  I was surprised to a reoccurring muted palette.  I am a fan of color and tend to infuse some intense shades into every piece I create – or so I thought!  I must admit my new (and apparent) fondness of the classic fall wedding colors is obvious from the varied use of gold, brown, champagne and ivory.  From left to right, Marianne’s brown paisley gatefold featuring a shades of pink Vintage Lace Tree, Jennifer’s hand-brawn frame illustration with hand-painted details in gold and burgundy and Andrea’s simple but chic letterpress […]

I love this time of year.  I am not a huge fan of summer (unless I am on a beach); I can hear the booing now,  BUT I love creating custom invitations and accessories for fall weddings.  SO here are some of my favorites from last week: From left; Marianne’s gatefold invitation opens to reveal her very colorful Vintage Stamped Tree,  Jessica’s damask table numbers were just part of the very detailed accessories she chose for her day, Sarah’s reception invites compete with hand-drawn pumpkins, acorns and pinecones and Claire’s feminine seating cards each adorned with a hand-painted dragonfly.  Follow […]

Say the phrase hand-painted wedding invitation and most do a double take…then ask “for small orders right?” or inquire “well you reproduce each one on the computer?”.  All of these are valid responses I admit as the thought of individually hand-painting hundreds of pieces is initially mind boggling.  Let me be the first to tell you, it is mind boggling, requires tremendous patience and skill, but YES,  here at Momental Designs  we have been hand-painting each and every invitation since our beginnings in 2003. I thought I would take a moment to further explain the painting process and give a […]