Monday, September 27, 2010

Real Wedding Suite: Mikala + Jess

Mikala and Jess are married, back from their honeymoon and getting rolling with their new life as a married couple...all that is left to do is get those thank you notes written!  Well they will have to wait a bit longer as I am currently working on their thank you card design, but should have it to them by the end of the week!

In the mean time, here are their invites & program

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak at a post I will be putting up next week.  These are the save the dates, so in a couple days I will share the invites & programs.  I had a TON of fun working on these and learned what a small world we live in.   The bride's sister knows two of my friends Anne & Ann!  Ha!  Too funny!  A big thanks to the first Anne for posting my blog on her blog, otherwise I would never have met Mikala!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I HEART color.  It really can brighten anyone’s day.   So on a gloomy cloudy day (here in Omaha at least) I thought I would bring a pop of color into your life!  While wandering around some blogs recently I stumbled across a few color combos that I am falling in love with and hope you do too!

Vintage Turquoise, Red & Yellow Wedding @ an Etsy Blog

Light Blue, Red and White Love @ Snippet & Ink

Revamping Violet @ Design*Sponge

Greens and Blues with a Pop of Pink a @ a Creative Mint

And for a ton more color combo ideas click over to D├ęcor8’s Color Me Pretty Design Series



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Home...Happy Hour!

A good friend of mine, and a fabulous customer as well (see posts on baby baptism invites and announcements here) tasked me recently to create an invite for a housewarming party/neighborhood happy hour to get to know her new neighbors.  When I asked her for design direction her exact words (well almost exact, I edited this comment to make it a bit more PG-13) were: "Something that screams 'I'm the best effing neighbor there ever was!'"

This is what I came up with...what do you think?  did I nail it?  I guess I will just have to wait to hear how the party goes!

FYI: Street Names/Numbers, Emails and Phone Numbers have been changed to protect the innocent...or not so innocent in Mindell's case.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Real Wedding Suite: Turquoise Glam

A friend and co-worker of mine (in my other non-paper life) challenged me at the beginning of the year to create a suite of wedding paper that could match her (and the groom's) impeccable sense of style and class. 

Coming from someone that has a turquoise couch (that I am really pulling for it in the merged household, by the way!) she had a bit of modern sensibility, but still wanted a traditional classy feel to the invites. 

She gave me the color scheme of turquoise, gold and black and left me to it!  Here is what I came up with!
Rehearsal Dinner Invite
~a bit more of a casual feel~

Wedding Invite

One of the BEST wedding Maps I've EVER done!

The Program

The Menu Card & Place Card

Congrats Ben & Christine, the wedding was just beautiful!  Thank you for letting me be a part of not just the planning but the big day as well!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Times...They Are A-Changing

Well not really changing so much as making me feel a bit old (I don't know what it is about turning 30, but ever since April circumstance keeps popping up to make me feel a smidge old)

What is it, you ask, that is adding wrinkles to my mind?  Well my baby brother is getting married! 

Yes, I know, he is almost 24 years old and will be close to the same age I was when I married, but still he will always be my baby brother.  Even when he is taller than I and could easily toss me a fair distance. 

While this is a strain on my somewhat delusional '30 is the new 20/still young' identity, I am VERY happy for Tom & Jess.   Happy to see them so in love, happy to help plan another wedding and of course happy to design some lovely wedding paper!  

Friday, September 17, 2010

Real Wedding Suite : A Garden Party Wedding

This lovely couple met at a Halloween party last year and they are now married!  I love it, when you know you just know.  Megan and Joey sure did!

Their wedding and reception was at the Lauritzen Botanical Gardens, a gorgeous location for a wedding, if I do say so myself. They wanted an invitation to reflect the classy location and their personality. 

Take a look at the finished product!

The Program

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fab Skirt = Fairy Princess

I know this is deviating a bit from my usual paper topic, but I found these in the shop of StudioWedbyMirela on etsy and just thought they were jaw-dropingly BEAUTIFUL!
And it gets better…not only do they have these for lovely little ladies….but wait for it….
…adults too! They are just lovely.

Friday, September 10, 2010

How Sweet It Is...5 Years Later

5 Years ago yesterday I was just like all other giddy brides floating on cloud nine during my wedding day! Now that the first 5 years are tackled, I say bring it on to the next 5 and then some.

Our wedding invites...of course I went over the top with the wedding paper designs, but that is just what I do.

And in keeping with the anniversary theme, here are some pretty fun 30th anniversary invites I designed this summer for a lovely couple that just wanted to express "how sweet it is" to be married for 30 years and ready for more!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Butter Cream, Burnt Sugar & Diamonds

Well this is starting to sound a bit like an expensive wedding cake, but guess again!

This is a 'Real Wedding' Stationery Suite from this past Labor Day weekend. Made of Envelopments card stocks named, Burnt Sugar (mocha colored stock) and Diamond (cream colored stock) with a bit of printed butter cream color.