Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

If you don’t already know, I am a handbag junkie.  Kate Spade is my drug of choice.  I get lost in their iconic styling of candy colored accessory mojo that blows my mind every season.  When I got wind of their newest and oh so Kate Bridal Collection aptly named Wedding Belles (and Whistles), I could barley contain myself.  A few of my favorites…. Sea Glass Twisted Statement Necklace, Wedding Belles Elenore Dress, Wedding Belles Kaye Dress , Mod Dot Tights Go check it out…what are your favorites?

In my spare time (wink, wink) I love to work with industry friends.  La Tavola Linen is a company I admire and use often.  Their palette of custom linens can add flavor and life to any event and the fact they ship nationwide means anyone can enjoy the selection.  Recently a new showroom opened in Newport Beach, California and I was brought in to craft a few stationery pieces for their displays.  The best part of these projects is that I get to “play” with the prettiest linen swatches ever! Our lavishly painted peony on champagne stock with La Tavola’s […]

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!  Today I have a fun collection to share with you!  Coming in March we will be launching our newest Curated Collection but today I’m giving a sneak peek at our Vintage Valentine series. curated Verb:  Select, organize, and look after the items in (a collection or exhibition) From vintage valentines to hankies and bottles, we Curate a collection of found objects with your style and personality as our muse.  Custom invitation designs are crafted within, around or atop each carefully collected piece.  We transform each found item into wedding invitation keepsakes that mesh effortlessly with traditional […]

Fresh off the phone with a new couple marrying at the iconic Angel Orensanz Foundation.   We chatted about an eclectic theme combining her love of books and his affinity for computer technology…who could ask for better wedding inspiration?  More, please {smiling}. Vintage Books, Angel Orensanz Foundation , Invitation, papers, gold motherboard

2011 has been good to us so far and we are all feeling incredibly blessed at the studio.  Having the opportunity to already fulfill some of my intentions shared here recently is pure joy.  Michael’s peonies are a painters dream come true.  A simple outline sketch on each thank you note was filled with thick, painterly brushstrokes in soft pink, white and sage shimmer inks. Sara and Eric’s timeline color palette reminds me of sherbet in lime and orange flavors.  The white hand painted touches throughout give the look a fresh feel and give focus to the clean lines of […]