Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

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When Jessica from Ivy & Aster came to me with the idea of developing a pattern for their Spring 2016 line, I was floored.  Over the years I’ve had the honor of collaborating on some amazingly cool projects, but I never tire of something new on the horizon. We went to work envisioning Watercolor Flowers for Ivy & Aster.  The finished pattern was derived from our existing collection of patterns but while staying focused on a very specific color palette. {Youthful, ethereal, modern and fresh were some of the adjective at the top of my mind when perfecting these watercolor […]

Big paper blooms caught our eye when entering Pier 94, essentially the mecca of Bridal Market in NYC.  It didn’t take us long to forget the paper blooms and get lost in the fashion.  Ivy & Aster is a spirited design studio intent on crafting modern couture for the chic bride.  Subtly irreverent shapes and colors are mixed with classics like lace and ruffles.  Color is paramount in their collection of social dresses with watercolor-like patterns that made my heart flutter.  Punchy chartreuse frocks, blingy capes and shawls bring their eclectic offering full circle. My sketch turned watercolor painting quickly […]