Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Michelle got in touch months ago after seeing this feature on Green Wedding Shoes.   Our Vintage Lacy Tree Collection caught her eye and was the perfect way to introduce guests to the Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, CA, where all the wedding festivities  will be held.  As Michelle’s design evolved, so did her enchanting color palette.  We began with navy and sage green which built gradually into, navy, copper, shimmery whites, greens and a hint of lavender. When it came time to vision the day-of accessory items Michelle gave me full reign.  Her palette again evolved to include rich jewel tones […]

I am so excited to share Part II of Denise and JJ’s wedding.  Part II is all about the glorious color and texture their venue brought plus a little about Denise’s unique hand painted letterpress wedding invitations! Get a look at the quirky fuchsia chaise and those mod lantern/screen structures at each table.  I love the contrast of shapes and finishes; organic verses structured and lush verses sleek…stunning. A touch of waxflower in the centerpieces is so unexpected! Quite possibly my favorite shot…the bubbles, the ferns, the texture, oh my! Denise chose our Vintage Lacy Tree Collection with dragonfly artwork […]

When Patrick Pike sent me a sneak peek at client Sheri’s Yosemite Wedding I was floored.  Having visited and painted in Yosemite countless times I was eagerly anticipating a look at Sheri’s wedding to see how the majesty of this place posed as a backdrop for her day.  Really few words are necessary so I will keep it short and sweet! Gorgeous Sheri, The Ahwahnee Hotel and oh what a shoe shot…look at that light! Sheri (an avid reader of my blog) found Paloma’s Nest pieces on my site and just had to have her newest Heirloom Packaging…can you blame […]

Earlier this year Kathryn contacted me with an idea.  Her wedding she explained was to be inspired in part by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  How lovely.  Her ideas were clear but Kathryn reached out to me to bring the vision to life and I am SOOO glad she did! We decided a new Vintage Lacy Tree illustration was in order so I went to work on created this magical, washy watercolor tree trunk complete with a peeking fairy wing, dragonflies, hummingbird and creepy, crawly tree roots.  I have been experimenting with new closure/embellishment details and this hanging shimmery painted […]

It has been a while since I have given you a peek into the studio.  We are swamped and LOVING every minute of it.  Client projects are shipping daily and I think we owe our UPS guy a massage gift certificate.   The seasons pass before our eyes each year with our invitation designs as a barometer of sorts.  This week I chose four unique projects that we just adored creating. Miguelina’s posh and bold buckle wedding invitation in shades of fuchsia and orange really grabs your eye!  Anne’s soft and subtle Contrast Painted white peony is stunning against her […]