Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Special projects for our favorite magazines are always the most fun.  When Leila at Be Inspired PR emailed and said the gals at Southern Weddings were interested in a painted backdrop…my heart stopped a bit!  How fun?! I enlisted the help of my invitation artist/creative assistant and all around talented gal Jess D…well actually Jess Z. (she’s the Momental Girl who just got married)… We painted away for the good part of two days – the finished piece was nearly 10 x10 feet!! KT Merry photographed the entire Freshly Squeezed shoot…stunning images!  Want to see all the “juicy” details?  Head […]

A few weeks ago I hopped a plane to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to celebrate with friends.  Southern Weddings is a print magazine with loads of style and even more heart.  We’re seen twice in their 5th anniversary issue, what an honor!! The Southern Weddings ladies asked us to create a painted backdrop, much like the one seen in the new issue.  We were happy to put brush to canvas for such a momentous occasion! Love never fails…  I’m not much of a in-front-of-camera type of gal but here I am with my two page spread.  To my left is […]

Whenver Constance Curtis gets in touch with a new couple I know we’re in for a treat! This time around the couple was planning an eclectic California wedding filled with not only thoughtful but decidedly eclectic details.  The standout was this incredible ceremony design centered around a dramatic tree with hanging floral elements.  Aaron Young captured this shot below, one of my favorites. Carissa of JL Designs is always innovating.  These hanging pots tucked with sprigs of greens and blooms created quite the whimsical backdrop. A lounge area crafted with pieces from Found Rentals seems quite enticing…I so want to […]

Today I am thrilled to share a collection created for a special friend of mine in the industry, the ever-incredible Karen Tran of Karen Tran Florals in San Diego, CA.  Karen and I met via phone after she discovered my stationery design that was inspired by her iconic suspended floral creations.  She called me up and literally the rest was history.  Last year Karen headed to Maui to craft this incredible shoot at The Four Seasons Resort in Wailea with our painted designs featuring Envelopments stocks were woven throughout. I have to admit that when given a limited palette of […]

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 […]