Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

The much anticipated Monique Lhuillier runway is always a highlight of Bridal Market. The stage was set with whimsical white branches sprawling upwards and across the ceiling for a fairytale forest effect. The models sauntered in a figure eight fashion around the two clusters of limbs allowing their frocks to fan out to their full potential.  Our tweet the moment we saw this was “We just stepped into a little bit of magic”  So true…read on. There is something about gown design that intrigues me.  Seeing an artist express themselves in textile, bead and burnish in the same way I interpret […]

Hello everyone!! Yes, that’s right it is nearly 8pm on a Saturday night and I am blogging!!  It must be something good, you’re thinking and you would be right.  Jess and I are lucky enough to be in NYC for Bridal Market previewing designer collections for fall 2012.  What a thrill to see bridal fashion interpreted in such varied ways by these talented artists. Get a peek at our schedule here, follow along through Monday here and take a look at some teasers from Romona Keveza and Douglas Hannant! Enjoy! So of course we could not let this weekend pass […]

If you missed my first Engage recap earlier this week, take a look here but now, onto the sketches!  This was my 6th Engage experience and if you have followed along over the years you know, that I take notes in sketches.  Armed with sketchbook, my trusted Sharpie pen and watercolor pencils, I embrace each session with my eyes and ears.  As the sessions evolve I am intently moving from sketch to written notes, back and forth to create a crazy collection of information that I refer to again and again long after Engage has passed.  I must thank the […]

Last fall the lovely ladies of Eve Events got in touch to involve me in what turned out to be an incredible experience.  They explained that the editors of The Knot were crafting an inspiration story around the beauty of a Monique Lhuillier gown.  All details from china to linens and stationery were to be inspired by the The Field of Dreams Collection as described here by Monique herself: “Butterflies, branches, twigs, wheat stalks and feathers all delicately woven into the collection.  Lots of texture created with organza, tulle, floral embroideries appliqued onto sheer corsets with whimsical skirts…Romance is back!!” […]