Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

It has been a long winter and that says a lot coming from someone who typically loves cold weather.  Don’t get me wrong, I try to see the beauty in all God gives us but sometimes the muddy snow on the side of the street is just plain uninspiring.  Over the years I’ve learned to surround myself with simple things that lift me up.  The past few weeks I’ve been making regular visits to the market to get a little Spring in my home.  Even simple roses are enough to lift my spirits and pull me out of the winter […]

My artist brain is swimming in shades of red raspberry, fuchsia and all thing Peony after chatting with Nicole about her wedding invitation vision.  When someone love flowers as much as I do, well…I get pretty inspired.  How about those etched glass charms?  Dreaming up the perfect invitation presentation design to include these lovelies!  There is something enchanting about this mix of tonal reds, fuchsia and pink…the richness lends itself to a masterful watercolor painting…don’t you think? Raspberry Garden Roses, Papers, Pink Peony Wedding Invitation, Glass Charms

Twice a year I have the privilege of stepping out in the world to be welcomed with enthusiasm by some of the most exquisite resorts on earth.  The Engage! Wedding Symposiums are my opportunity to get out and interact with my fellow wedding creatives.   How else do we stay fresh and innovative for all our amazing couples?  So take a moment today to see what happens when wedding creatives have the chance to…well, plan a party for themselves! We designed menus and a special gift for all attendees which was presented at the gorgeous outdoor lunch on day 2.  Raj […]

I’m digging into the archives today with this one.   These images have been waiting patiently for some attention and today is the day!  Melissa was a dream – super creative with a strong aesthetic.  She was incredibly committed to her vision all the way through and it shows in every single image.  Second guessing decisions was never this Bride’s trait.   Melissa and Matt’s classic and romantic affair at Beaulieu Garden in Napa Valley is quite the breath of fresh air.  They returned to classic styling but with a bold palette and feisty spirit. All things begin with the invitation […]

More today from my “A Week at the Beach Series”.  I know you’ve seen our Bird of Paradise artwork before but not quite like this!! This is the second suite designed for the summer issue of Inside Weddings.  Wanting to put a spin on our Watercolor Bird of Paradise artwork, I printed it against a rich crimson stock and the painted lighter, creamier tones atop.  The result is this intense pattern full of contrast used to line the interior of each Envelopments Pocketfold presentation. The contrast details went on to inspire the hand painted table number and place card too… […]