Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

This year I feel like Peony season just slipped through my fingers.  This magical bloom, the muse of so many artists and designers is only with us for a short time.  Luckily Janie Medley paid homage to the big and bountiful peony and allowed me a moment to linger a bit with the flower I would say I love to paint best.  I never tire of the precarious way each petal rests atop the next.  How some varieties peek a yellow tendril-like center to the world as a bold surprise amongst blushy billows.  I never tire of finding a new […]

I’m in need of a little Spring.  How about you?  If only the slightest suggestion of the warmer temps and a green scent in the air that will come soon.  These pretty pansy images from Amelia Johnson seen on The Bride’s Cafe did the trick for me.  Now it’s your turn to breathe in a hint of Spring! I want to walk in these woods… Detailed watercolors of Pansies for the menus and color-washed place cards. Fabulous composition.  Love the complimentary creamy yellow as a backdrop. SO happy that Janie indulged in her Pansy obsession and included our painted paper […]

I could not be more excited that it is now officially appropriate to go Holiday wild!  To be honest, we’ve been listening to Holiday tunes at the studio for the last two weeks!  Imagine my thrill when the talented Janie from The Brides Cafe surprised me with this savvy Holiday shoot last week!  From time to time I send Janie stationery pieces, rarely knowing exactly how she plans to use them.  But oh the thrill of delicious surprise… You may recognize the stationery pieces from a project with Bride and Bloom Magazine but we love seeing them again!  Read more […]

So I must apologize.  I posted this gorgeous film from our Utah Engagement shoot about 2 weeks ago and promised more but then Bridal Market happened and I lost track of time!  Here is a refresher by Castlebridge Films: So many of you ask for fun DIY tips and it was time to deliver!  This Engagement Session Inspiration Shoot is all about being you, finding a place that makes you feel at home and being in the moment.  With the plethora of inspiration from blog to blog couples can get overwhelmed and feel they need to live up to all […]

Sharing this project has been a long time coming.  I’ve been sitting on images for nearly a year.  Yes, I’m a very patient lady.  You might remember my trip to Utah last fall?  I posted about a life changing project with a group of people I call friends but that was about all I said.  Well, a portion of the creative plunder from that day has gone live and we are honored that Janie from The Bride’s Cafe shared our vision.  Today I am giving a little behind the scenes peek at a film shot day-of. The concept was built […]