Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

I don’t try to  hide my love of flowers.  You can spend a mere 5 minutes on this site and know that every curve and texture of the bloom inspires me.  So I do love this time of year when our spring and summer couples are indulging in all things floral.  We’ve spent years perfecting our hand painted wedding invitation technique and over the last few weeks we have really stretched ourselves creatively.  A mix of thick, opaque inks, sheer watercolor and juicy shimmer washes are just some examples of our newest experiments in paint. Maria’s bouquet is soft but […]

So today I’m wrapping up a trip down memory where I re-posted a favorite project from last year. Get caught up here, here and here…  The shots I’m showing today are some of the most eccentric and those I have never shown before.  Sometimes we need to challenge ourselves and step outside the box of all we assume.  Weddings and events are not meant to be cookie cutter.  There is just too much interesting in this world to do what everyone else has done before.  This shoot allowed me and a team of creatives to explore the more eclectic and […]

Hope you’ve been enjoying my trip down memory lane this week. Missed Parts I and II?  Even though this shoot took place last year, there are so many more images I’ve been dying to share.  Today is all about the stationery.  So dive in to see more shots of the custom invitations, programs and menus designed in collaboration with the talented calligrapher, Moya Minns!  Salvador Dali proved to be a superb muse for this project with a wealth of work and personality to draw design detail from.  Over the top details mixed with eclectic and subtle colors are what this […]

Today is all about the stationery from our Dali project!  Want to get caught up and lost in all the stunning shots from Sanderson Images?  Have a look here and then here! For this shoot a couture wedding invitation was created to express the over the top aesthetic that was so Dali.  A massive bloom was crafted from layers of cut ovals in shimmery stocks. Our voluptuous magnolia bloom and flourish hand drawn pattern were seen peeking from behind various layers throughout.  White painted on each petal really popped against the shimmery blue and gray papers.  In the center a […]

It has been a while since my last Peek into the Studio but hopefully these three designs will make up for the absence!  My Versailles swirl created for a client nearly two years ago has truly taken on a life of its own since then.  Originally inspired by an aerial view of Versailles Gardens,  the swirl illustration lends itself to a variety of add-ins that truly personalize the look for a wide variety of projects. Kim’s swirl pattern incorporated several gold Fleur de Lis throughout the pattern.  An uncommon combination of gold and silver was balanced her by a strong […]