Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Lela Rose proved to be classic and clean with a wealth of surprises in the details. Effortlessly modern silhouettes were adorned with intricate beading, art deco embroidery and cameo necklines. Our attention was immediately drawn to the sculptural beadwork that had a whimsical and organic quality strung together with a contrasting gray thread. Brilliant!

A personal favorite was a trumpet gown with a modern take on sparkle, subtly woven throughout deco inspired arches and dotted with petite rosettes.  My sketches revisited this sophisticated take on a lattice pattern over and over woven together with structural bead-like suggestions and loads of floral finery.

Lela Rose is a master of suggestion and contrast.  She dives in deep with luscious details but knows just when to pair them with the cleanest of necklines or sleekest silhouettes.  All great artists must posses the skill of self-editing.  Lela rose is a master artist.

The Cameo neckline stole several moments during our visit.  We are in love with the elegant sweep that defines this graceful silhouette and are sure we will be seeing more.  As you can see from my sketches, I am already envisioning a fully fleshed out pattern of swoops and soft lines, abstract in nature but full of classic detail perfect for the most elegantly appointed custom wedding invitations!


  1. Susanna @ Inspired Beach Weddings

    Love the wedding gown at the bottom right with the big bow in the back!
    But boy oh boy, those shots of the details above make my heart pound a little harder. They are just stunning!

  2. Leila Khalil

    GORGEOUS Kristy! RT @RiceInk Suggestion and contrast SKETCHED @Lela_Rose http://ow.ly/1yWYF9 #bridalmarket

  3. Erin

    i’m obsessed with these! RT @weddingpr: GORGEOUS Kristy! RT @RiceInk SKETCHED @Lela_Rose http://ow.ly/1yWYF9 #bridalmarket

  4. Lela Rose

    Love this so much! Thank you! RT @riceink Suggestion and contrast SKETCHED http://ow.ly/1yWYF9 #bridalmarket

  5. Susanna Miles

    @RiceInk @Lela_Rose Gosh. You on are awesome. How do you find all of these amazing pics!?

  6. Charlotte Fielding

    @weddingPR @RiceInk @Lela_Rose stunning design, stunning dress, stunning drawings!

  7. Loverly

    SO beautiful RT @weddingPR: GORGEOUS Kristy! RT @RiceInk Suggestion and contrast SKETCHED @Lela_Rose http://ow.ly/1yWYF9 #bridalmarket

  8. Solutions Bridal

    @lover_ly @weddingPR @RiceInk @Lela_Rose Loved it!!!

  9. Julianne Smith

    if you haven’t seen this already – @riceink ‘s trend sketching from bridal market is unreal. so inspiring! http://ow.ly/749fj

  10. Kathy Romero

    @gartergirl @riceink Kristy has CRAZY talent. Love her work!

  11. Mara Marian-Harwood

    I loved her new collection! RT: @RiceInk: {New RiceInk Post} Trend-Sketching NYC Bridal Market 2011 – @LelaRose Bridal.

  12. Lela Rose

    Completely obsessed with these sketches of our lace patterns from @RiceInk ! LOVE it! https://www.momentaldesigns.com/2011/10/20/trend-sketching-nyc-bridal-market-2011-lela-rose/