Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Part I of Elizabeth and Isaac’s wedding focused on the glorious location and fickle weather that led to some gorgeous lighting for their day.  Today’s post is all about the painted paper goodies we created and the flowers…of course!  Elizabeth is no doubt a flower type of girl and our classic Big Bloom peony caught her eye from day one.  Making an appearance first on the invitation, the peony was painted again and again on each table number. The couple’s Rottweiler puppy found himself lounging playfully on each favor tag.  The sweet little illustration infused a lot of personality but […]

I figured we could all use a dose of spring right about now.  Elizabeth and Isaac’s wedding under the live oaks seemed the perfect fit.  I worked with Elizabeth and her Mom for several months to create various stationery elements for the day.  When Elizabeth’s photographer sent over the images I was immediately enchanted with all the dreaminess.  From the bride riding horseback into the ceremony to the swaying live oaks and simple blooms throughout, one could get lost in the beauty.  Not overdone or in your face, the details in this wedding were carefully chosen to suggest simplicity in […]

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 […]

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 […]