Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Our NYC Bridal Market adventure began with the artful show of Theia Couture.  The designer, Don O’Neill spoke briefly at the start about his fall 2012 collection designed to uphold Theia’s approachable pricepoint with the finest of details while offering select, more indulgent pieces.  A romantic goddess vibe unfolded as each model floated down the aisle.  Modern pleats in fluid textures, raw edges and iridescent flapper-esque embroidery was thrilling to see against more classic laces and chiffon textures.  My pen could barely keep up!

The circular detailing was seen again and again but evolved from clean and unadorned to fussier and more embellished.  Crystal petals fashioned into a luxe bloom pattern was a show stopper.  The bulbous shapes of each petal could translate beautifully into invitation design.  Creating this post has me wanting to paint creamy white and ivory blooms on glass…ahh!

Theia Couture speaks strongly to the modern bride who is willing to take some risks.  Need I say more about this chic jumpsuit?


  1. Don O'Neill

    Kristy , this is awesome..I love the invitation sketch !! woohoo !!
    Thank you so much ! xoxo Don.

  2. Julianne Smith

    @riceink wow, very cool. so need to see your perspective!

  3. THEIAprChick

    @RiceInk Your work is beautiful!! Love the post you did on THEIA’s new bridal collection! momentaldesigns.com/2011/10/18/tre…

  4. Marisaa Kloess

    @RiceInk gorgeous (obvi.)! I can’t wait to see more! xx