Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A love story...

This Save the Date was just the beginning of my fun-filled journey with Josh and Melisa! Melisa was a sweet, creative bride with a flair for vintage romance! We set out to give her the 'Love Story' themed wedding of her dreams. This was just the beginning of her wedding designs... a save the date, reminiscent of a vintage 1940's postcard. Every detail was deliberately thought through, down to the postmark with the date and location of her wedding. They wanted to put the postcard in an envelope so it would arrive at its destination safely, so I created a faux photo stamp for them. Another excuse to use one of their amazing engagement pictures!

Many more pictures of this beautiful wedding to follow...

Beautiful fall wedding...

I was so excited to see another wedding published on Style Me Pretty! I loved this beautiful, fall-themed wedding up at Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside California. It was so fun to look back through the beautiful photos to remember this special day with Ron and Stacie. Please check out the full article in Style Me Pretty!

Here are some photos of my paper designs, by the fabulous Catherine Hall!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

More paper quilling...

Just having fun trying something new! I think this is so much fun. Time consuming...meticulous...but fun! In my previous post I highlighted some menus that I created using this technique! If only I had more time on my hands...sigh...
For my parents 50th wedding anniversary party I found pictures of their past together and quilled a
floral border around each of them to use as centerpieces.  
These were some of my earliest creations as I experimented with the possibility of incorporating some quilling into future wedding designs. 

Deb and Christian

Deb and Christian were such a fun couple! They really wanted a fun an unique wedding, as testified by their bold and fun color choices and unique paper ideas! It is so fun to work with a couple that challenges my creativity and allows me to try some new things! They fell in love with velvet paper and really, really wanted to use it in their invitation. It had such a beautiful texture, but presented some challenges in the printing. What I ended up doing was printing the flower on an inkjet printer to capture the color shading, and using letterpress for the wording to make it nice and crisp! The end result was beautiful...wrapped up in a paper fold with a die-cut to showcase the poppy underneath. And of course, all held together with a gorgeous wax seal! So much fun!

Can you see the gorgeous velvet texture?

The place cards were made out of flower seed paper
with a printed vellum overlay...held together by copper grommets.

And the best part of all...the menus! They gave me an opportunity to
use paper quilling for the first time in a wedding paper design. I can't even count the numerous hours I spent twirling paper, but I LOVED the end result. It was so much fun, and made each one unique!

What a great team!
Coordinating and Design- Every Elegant Detail
Photography - Janae Shields