Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

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 […]

I have been painting since birth it seems.  Well, really not since birth of course but art is in my blood.  From the age of 5 or 6 I can remember making pine cone wreaths with Mom and sculpting little critters with friends.  In grade school I began art lessons with a local mentor and grew with her to eventually becoming an art instructor throughout my college years.  My hands were always dirty with paint, clay, ink or something shimmery and this still holds true today! After 8 years of creating hand painted, handmade wedding invitations I was looking for […]

I had the opportunity to hear Darcy Miller, Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings speak at Engage09 last week.   I was excited to learn that Darcy is a sought after illustrator and her book “Our Wedding Scrapbook” is filled with her original artwork!  Here is a little excerpt: “From America’s leading authority on weddings comes this beautifully illustrated scrapbook-a unique resource that makes it easy to create a personalized keepsake of the special moments, celebrations, and memories of their lives together.  From first-date jitters to the engagement, from the wedding day through the honeymoon and anniversaries, the scrapbook helps a […]