Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

We love designing for an adventurous bride with a passion for travel. Capturing exotic locals in lush water color strokes, whimsical patterns and bold contrast… setting the stage for a jet-set affair. Weather the bride is traveling to the tropics for a ceremony with her feet in the sand or saying her “I do’s” in a historic London local, its all in the details. Today I’ve gathered some invites worthy of inspiring the wanderlust in us all! Anna’s invite, done in washes of Mediterranean blue with bursts of gold, took inspirations from the tile work of Italy. Here a softer […]

Today I am thrilled to feature the images of one of my favorite people in this industry.  Donna Von Bruening shoots clean, classic images that truly can be admired for lifetimes.  We love her… period. When planning began for Engage!11 I was honored to contribute opinions on color concept.  Of course big ideas got me into big trouble…The good kind of trouble though, the kind we thrive on.  So the thought was to evolve color over three days and along with it the stationery palette as well.  So began the adventure of creating color appropriate pieces for a three day […]

Woke up today and realized I have been on the road since June.  Deep breath, deep breath, deep breath… now what?  This year so far has brought larger that life celebrations, education, artistic exploration, endearing couples and immense learning.  An appreciation for place and precious time and all that can be done  sweeps over me and I am instantly grateful. Just back from a magical 5 days in Grand Cayman, I sit here, laptop armed, twitter feed spinning and sketchbook by my side.  I am instantly moved as I am every morning to see what is going on…catch up, ensure […]

What I love most about this industry are the people and dynamic nature of the business….we create new, beautiful and meaningful everyday (or at least strive to) and for this I feel grateful to even be a part.  Over the next week I will share my view of the life changing time I experienced at Engage 10 in Grand Cayman; from the striking style and paper goodness to the innovative people and ideas all captured through my eyes and pen. With inspiring paper from Envelopments we created the main session stationery including these oversized placecards.  Jasmine Star grabbed this gorgeous […]

So it has come to my third and final recap (See Part I and II) post of Engage 09!  Sadly the event has passed but perhaps what I am left cherishing most are the connections made during the three days in Grand Cayman.  Of course  the stylish events and invigorating speakers were all priceless and will resonate in my mind  for years to come BUT the personal connections, might I say “Inspired Networking” will, I believe, prove to be the most impacting. From top right, Lindsey from Fresh Lime Events, Ciara from Firefly Ocassions, Sara from Bella Notte Events,  Donna […]