Archive for the ‘Bridal’ Category

Reliving the Big Day

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

My wedding in Sonoma, California is featured in The Knot Magazine (Northern California) Spring/Summer 2011 issue.

My wedding was actually in August 2009, but seeing the pictures published almost 2 years later is  such a treat! So much has happened since then, that it is really fun to just sit back, flip through the pages and re-live the big day. We have the issue sitting on top of our wedding album. Now there is a cliff notes version!

Here’s the spread:

Green and Gorgeous

Monday, September 20th, 2010

My best friend got married last fall and I had the honor of creating her wedding invitations.

(See their Eco-friendly Wedding Invitation here)

Their San Francisco wedding was a fun filled weekend of events ranging from an intimate ceremony to an up-all-night dance party. All the gorgeous details were featured in Eco-Beautiful Weddings Magazine.

She’ll be coming round the mountain…in white.

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

My lovely cousin Caryn will be getting married this summer in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I designed a postcard style Save the Date with the beautiful setting as their theme, which will be incorporated throughout her wedding invitation suite.

I don’t like to send actual invitation postcards because they tend to get destroyed enroute, so we made it look like a postcard, with a faux stamp and signature, and enclosed in an envelope. This card is too cute to get messed up in the mail!

Lovely in lavender

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Due to popular demand, the “Will you be my bridesmaid?” (maid of honor, matron of honor) cards are now offered in a lovely pale lavender. They are printed with the same metallic gold gocco ink as our original pink cards and paired with a metallic gold envelope for the same vintage chic look.

It’s such a sweet way to ask the special ladies in your life to take part in your wedding!


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Protect the pretty paper

Friday, February 26th, 2010

When it comes to wedding invitations, there are so many choices to make and it all adds up quickly. A lot of brides ask if inner and outer envelopes are worth the cost. While it is not necessary, I do think that it adds a certain elegance to be able to open your gorgeous invitation untarnished.

The origin of the outer envelope came from when invitations were delivered by hand. The purpose of the outer envelope protect the invitation from weather and handling. I’ve posted this picture of an invitation from my wedding that made it to Australia and back again. This is a great example of the benefits of an outer envelope. Look at the wear and tear on it! It kind a broke my heart a little to see what the invitation went through after all that hard work.

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If you do decide to forgo the outer envelope, I would highly recommend using an envelope liner to at least thicken the envelope. And it’s pretty of course!

A brown and “green” invitation

Monday, January 4th, 2010

I created a fun invitation this past fall for a wedding weekend in San Francisco. This outdoorsy couple chose an earthy color palette of sage green and chocolate brown for their wedding. They had a number of fun events planned for their guests over the course of 3 days and needed a clever way to tie it all together. I incorporated icons from nature to differentiate each of their events.

Many couples are trying to be environmentally friendly when planning their weddings and this is a great example of not having to sacrifice on style to achieve that.

All the paper used was 100% post consumer recycled, 100% carbon neutral, and manufactured with 100% renewable energy. The offset printing, the greenest of printing options, allowed us to use soy-based ink.

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I also created 2 custom stamps to match the nature motif, which I posted  in the Jenuine Paper Zazzle Store. The oaktree stamp in particular has become popular for other brides.

A girly invitation for a girly event

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

A bridal shower may just be one of the girly events a woman can attend. Its all about women gushing over a bride. What an amazing excuse to create something super feminine. I love the color combination of pink and black. It reminds me of an old fashioned beauty salon.

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Below her name is a little sparkle for added girliness!

Don’t wipe your mouth on these

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

For our rehearsal dinner invitation I wanted to deviate from our weddng theme a bit to separate the event. I used the colors of the event space (green and khaki) at the El Dorado Hotel and created a napkin invitation.

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I silk-screened our monogram and the event details onto a gingham cloth square and had my sister-in-law finish the edges on the sewing machine. I folded the napkin in thirds and tucked them into craft brown envelopes.

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Showered with Love

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

As every bride knows, weddings/engagements equal lots of thank you card writing. For our joint shower, I created these thank you cards from the both of us.

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This is also now available in the Jenuine Paper Etsy Store, (sold in packs of 8).

Anything for my girls

Monday, November 16th, 2009

A few years ago I had a client ask me to create personalized stationery for her bridesmaids and I thought it was a really nice gift. I decided to do the same thing for my girls.

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On the top of each box, I attached a thank you note written on the back of these vintage postcards that I found in a local candy shop.

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The best part of this bridesmaids gift is that its truely personalized. I picked favorite colors, favorite things, and even nicknames to make them extra special to each girl.

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