Oh, the joys of insomnia!
Here I am. Been up since 05:36am and writing this blog post. Darn insomnia! On the plus side, since I’ve been awake I’ve successfully designed a few wedding invitations. The problem now doing all the other stuff I need to get done today. So I guess might as well just get it over and start!! Wish me luck!!
Winding down….this has been an amazing week! Four Wedding invitation orders, three baby shower orders, two bridal showers, and three birthday party orders all completed! A Formal Affair Bridal Event coming up on Sunday, but right now we’re recharging the cells for next week.
Just a sneak peak of some lovely gold foil wedding invitations
Another gorgeous invitation suite. So soft and luxurious. What a beautiful ensemble for guests to open!
The “Great Gatsby” movie has encouraged many brides to throw their own ‘Roaring Twenties’ theme wedding. The type of party that Daisy Fay Buchanan herself would sure to be seen attending!
Set the mood for your snazzy soiree with this elegant Bird of Happiness invitation. The art deco font and the pale pink color suggests that the event will be a fun affair!
I absolutely love working with my brides and love the relationship I build with my couples and their families. Nicole is an absolute doll! I love it when we’re given a bit of direction (pink and shabby chic vintage) and then we’re allowed to go with it. We created the wedding invitations, RSVP cards, and custom wedding postage to match the invitation. We used a little bit of calligraphy to address the envelopes for mailing.
A couple of weeks back we showed you the video by R&C Films. You can check our past post about it here
What a beautiful wedding and I’m so THANKFUL to be a small part of it!
Congrats to Nicole and Daniel on tying the knot!! Nicole is such a doll and it was great having the privilege of creating their wedding invitations. This video created by R&C Films captured some of their beautiful moments. Listening to Nicole recite her vows brought tears to my eyes! If anyone is considering or wondering how nice it might be to create an artistic, cinematic film of your wedding then head over to R&C Films or their Facebook page and check out what they have to offer.
Ofelia and Jose were married this past July at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and the reception was held at the beautiful Hotel Rosedale. Ofelia was such a fantastic bride to work with and her wedding invitations reflected her personality perfectly! She was two months away from her wedding when she contacted me and she was just getting around to ordering the invitations. It’s not like she was sitting around daydreaming. If you recall from my past post on her bridal shower invitations, which you can check out here, she was preparing to graduate from Cal State, purchasing a house, starting a new job and planning a wedding! Talk about staying busy.
I got to know her very well during our initial meeting and was very impressed by all that she was juggling. Ofelia didn’t really have a theme but she knew she wanted her wedding invitations to be simple but beautiful. She liked bright bold color and after listening to her tell the story of their journey together and the planning she was able to check off her list I was able to pull together from those elements. We began to focus on the important detail that kept popping up in her wedding planning, Gerbera Daisies! Some say *Gerber* some say *Gerbera* but both names refer to the same South African beauties. Ofelia thought she didn’t have a theme but it was right there reflected in her bouquet, the wedding cake, her centerpieces all had Gerbera Daisies incorporated into them. The beautiful pictures that follow are courtesy of Rick Juarez Photography.
Catering by Rangel Catering
Couple’s Seating provided by Time of My Life Entertainment
I’m excited to be sharing with you a little sneak peek of a wedding invitation set I had the pleasure to design recently. This is for the wedding of Adrianna and John.
Now while I can’t share the finished set with you just yet (but soon!) here is one of the designed pieces. Their chosen colors are absolutely stunning and work really well together; Sapphire Blue, Orange Flame and Silver. All metallic colors and a paisley print. I’m in love with their idea for wedding favors! Too bad I can’t show you just yet!
The picture below is from their engagement session captured by Daniel Boone photography and judging by his other work the wedding pictures are going to turn out fabulous! We can’t wait to see it! See even more of their adorable session right here.
Today I wanted to share with you an article that is so well-written and answers many of the questions I get asked frequently. It was written by the owner of Lion In The Sun Paperie in Park Slope, Brooklyn and appeared in The Huffington Post Weddings section on April 20, 2012.
In my opinion it’s an important read for anyone looking to make a stationery/invitation purchase. Here are the highlights but please follow the link to read the article in full here.
10 Things You Should Never Say To Your Stationer
1. ”They are just going to end up in the garbage anyway”
2. ”It’s only paper, why is it so expensive?”
3. ”I could do that myself on my home computer and print it.”
4. ”Can you just make me one and I can just photocopy or email a scan of it to everyone?”
5. ”I know I approved the proof, but we changed the time of the wedding.”
6. ”But we only need eight more invitations.”
7. ”I left the invitations in the trunk of my car and then went to the car wash” or “We were drinking red wine while assembling the invitations…”
8. “We’ve addressed all our envelopes already, but I mail-merged the guest list incorrectly and all the zip codes are incorrect, what do you mean you don’t check each of our guests’ zip codes for us?”
9. ”I sealed the envelopes and I realized I forgot to stamp the reply cards” or “We just used regular postage and dropped them in the mailbox on the street.”
10. ”We would like to put ‘monetary gift only’ on the invitation.”
**Read the article here**