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 […]

Today I am back with the last behind the scenes look at our Walk the Line, Johnny Cash shoot with friends from Austin and beyond.  If you missed the first two posts, check  here and here to get caught up!  Before I go any further I must mention the incredible team that brought this experience to life.  From very early in the morning to late into the evening that day Caroline and I had the good fortune of collaborating with a team of  so many willing to share their time with us.  We are so grateful! Photography Jesse Ryan, Location […]

You’ve had the chance to read and see all about our Walk the Line shoot in Austin here, here and here!  Today I’m giving a behind the scenes look at the stationery and some never before seen shots!  The stationery was inspired by folk art from the 50’s and 60’s.  I created the collection from a series of simple brushstrokes from tiny swooshes and dots to daisy-like petaled blooms.  Fabric played a big role in this shoot from the quirky dresses by Jessica Audey to the vintage hymnals.  For months I collected Hymnals and became enchanted by their shabby covers […]

There are moment when your life shifts.  Usually these are small moments when big change is least expected but most likely.  Saying yes to an idea or just being in the moment with an welcoming mind can open doors to so much good. I’ve said it before. One of the great joys of this business are the people.  Our couples, the artists I share each day with and the fellow industry talents I call friends.  This story is about those friends. In November of 2009 I hopped a flight to join Lara Casey and team in celebration of Southern Weddings […]

This week I am so excited to introduce you to Brooke from Pollen Floral Art in Austin, Texas.  As you know, flowers are my passion.  When I have the chance to meet a florist who refers to their work as art, I know I’m in for a treat.  From the moment  you land on Brooke’s site, you are completely aware of her gifts. Thanks to Style Circle at Style Me Pretty for my travel friendly inspiration board creation! Brooke tells her story the best and mentions some amazing plants along the way: 1.  What inspires your designs? Growing up, both […]