Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

I’m digging into the archives today with this one.   These images have been waiting patiently for some attention and today is the day!  Melissa was a dream – super creative with a strong aesthetic.  She was incredibly committed to her vision all the way through and it shows in every single image.  Second guessing decisions was never this Bride’s trait.   Melissa and Matt’s classic and romantic affair at Beaulieu Garden in Napa Valley is quite the breath of fresh air.  They returned to classic styling but with a bold palette and feisty spirit. All things begin with the invitation […]

Let’s rewind to about 1 year ago – if you came to me with all white wedding invitation dreams I likely would have smiled and said oh yes “we can do that” but inside I would have been paralyzed with fear.  You see I’m a color lover, through and through and until recently, with the help of a few amazingly creative couples, did not put much value in white color palettes.  Until recently I used color and intense hues to create drama, all but overlooking the power of white and softer palettes to make a statement.  Alicia and Justin’s wedding […]

I know when the following two things happen my world is about to get so much more interesting: 1.  I get the chance to work with Cortnie from Canvas and Canopy Events 2.  She uses the words “Ghostly, shipwrecked, ethereal, romantic, glam” to describe the project’s aesthetic.  Yes, indeed.  My team and I were lucky enough to be part of Cortnie and Donny’s dream wedding design team and the fruits of this labor were recently seen first in BRIDES Magazine, then on 100 Layer Cake and Green Wedding Shoes!  So I’m excited to finally share more about the amazing painted […]

The Grand del Mar resort epitomizes old world elegance with the flair of eclectic personality.    With this impressive location as our backdrop we chose a lush palette of whispery whites to conjure a scene of full of contrasts.  Georgia O’Keeffe paintings inspire lush textures and lavish moods…  Old meets new with a distinctly modern twist…. Yesterday I blogged about staying limber; challenging yourself as an artist.  This shoot originally produced for Exquisite Weddings Magazine was my marathon.  For a girl who loves color, bold and not, soft and bright, designing in all white was a big hurdle.  You’ll see below […]

Sharing this wedding was a long time coming, but hopefully worth the wait.  Elizabeth Messina is an icon in our industry.  One who has the gift and magic of capturing light through her lens.  She seizes time and crystallizes heartfelt moments with a click and the charm of her gifted eye for composition.  When our bride Veronica mentioned she splurged on photography, I knew we were all in for something incredible. Featured in the premier issue of the London based, Reverie Magazine, Veronica and Evan’s celebration was brimming with carefully curated details.  Possibly my favorite of the day were the […]