We went to a friend’s wedding and for our card I painted a little cake with a bride and groom on top with color and pattern inspiration from their wedding invitation. The best part was I guessed that the groom would be in a gray suit and he was! A fun celebration even with the rain drops!
I have just begun work on a wedding invitation suite for the most wonderful couple. (and attached some shots from my desk this morning.) More to come!!
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To date I have sewn a couple of rows together for my quilt, but have set it aside for the time being as I embark on my first commissioned wedding dress! The beginning of April was spent patterning, cutting and sewing. It is so exciting to see it all come together! I cannot wait to share it with you.
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Here is the custom wedding invitation package I designed for my dear friends Dave & Tricia. (I also created their Save-the-Dates.) The newlyweds spend much of their time outside by the ocean and in the mountains exploring, this became the foundation for our inspiration. Together the bride and I developed the palette and graphic approach. Since it was a winter wedding I designed the invitations with snowflakes and on the day of the wedding a blanket of snow covered the city! It was so picturesque. Cheers to the happy new couple!
My dear friends Dave and Tricia just tied the knot. For their wedding present I decided that I wanted to spice up the wrapping. They were inspired by their love of the mountains and sea for their wedding decor, so I thought I would take nature and dress it up a bit. I used brown craft paper, cream acrylic paint and hand painted an organic wood grain pattern. The package was finished off with a thick black bow and cut initial heart tag.
My dear friends are in the process of planning their wedding for this coming February and I had the pleasure of designing their save-the-dates. Tricia and Dave both love the outdoors and have spent much of their time together hiking and camping. The photograph on the front of the postcard was taken by Dave on a winter camping trip they went on together to Acadia. (I will also be doing the wedding invitations!) More to come soon!
Last weekend I celebrated the wedding of some dear friends in picturesque Poland Springs, Maine. The weather cooperated and with a couple of raindrops for good luck we enjoyed sunny skys for the big day. My boyfriend and I had quite the time wrapping the presents and I thought I would share our final presentation with you! I wanted to go with a sophisticated black & white palette with accents of gold. So while we were out shopping for the gifts we stopped at a craft store and wandered the aisles looking for inspiration, what did we find? mini cupcake wrappers caught my eye along with a pack of googly eyes. I immediately thought of the SNL sketch with Christopher Walken as the Googly Eyed Gardener. enjoy the video here. So with double sided tape and a bottle of Elmer’s glue Kris and I began our tasks, we took turns taping cupcake wrappers to the dust buster box and glueing googly eyes to the cocktail shaker. I wrapped a bouquet of kitchen utensils with white tissue and then finished it with a gold tissue around the “stems” and tied everything with a criss crossed black ribbon.
I also had the pleasure of assisting the Groom with his Groomsmen gifts. Jamie is an avid brewer so he wanted to gift custom beer glasses with a homemade brew. He came to me with the name and concept and I designed the labels for the bottles. I wanted to create as close a representation of the couple as I could, and then added the little detail of Rachael holding the key to the ball & chain. Such a wonderful couple with such a brilliant sense of humor!