Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Elegant City Wedding

Lauren and Marc are a beautiful couple, that I met via a wedding I did for Lauren's cousin Kate. Lauren has a modern elegant style that came through in every aspect of their wedding. The color palette for the wedding was a soft pink, whites and a hint of gray. The florals were the work of the very talented Honey McCue of Lotus Designs and you could not beat the view from Intercontinental Hotel in Boston where their reception was held. Boston is an amazing city to not only live but to have a wedding. You can see from the incredible images captured by photographers Britney and Joe from Turn Loose The Art there is not one detail that was missed. I have so many personal favorite moments captured at their wedding but the image of Lauren and Marc mid dance was truly one-of-a-kind...

Custom escort cards were created to be attached to these YUMMY cake pops by Jen Jacoby of Baked Good Boston.

Wedding cake designed by the The Topsfield Bake Shop in Topsfield, Massachusetts.

I LOVE when couples use a wedding photo for their first Holiday Card together!

A heartfelt thank you to Lauren, Marc and their family for allowing me to be a part of such a beautiful wedding...it was a pleasure working with all of you.


Photographer: Turn Loose The Art
Stationery: BeeCustom Design
Florals: Lotus Designs
Cake Pops: Baked Good Boston
Wedding Cake: The Topsfield Bake Shop

Friday, April 18, 2014

Historic Charlestown...Katie and Kyle's Wedding

Since designing the save the dates for Katie and Kyle's March wedding I've been waiting patiently to see their wedding pictures by Katie Noble of Katie Noble Weddings. You can see where it began in their Charlestown engagement shoot HERE. The early images that photographer Katie Noble captures were taken where the couple lives in Charlestown and where they were married at Saint Mary-Saint Catherine of Siena Parish. The images not only capture the early part of their wedding but little bits of history too. In the background of a lot of the photos you can see the houses, sidewalks and streets that make Charlestown so unique and unlike any other neighborhood in Boston.

Katie wanted a soft palette for her wedding invitations, very similar to the colors chosen for her bridesmaids dresses. I created a custom logo for them which was used throughout the wedding, rehearsal dinner, wedding signage, table numbers and place card tags. White, soft pink and a light taupe was our jumping off point for the design. Katie chose to do a single flat invitation with a paisley pattern on the back. Both the invitation and response card were paired with a soft pink shimmery envelope, completing the look nicely. When it came to the rehearsal invites I used one of my favorite styles...the TWIST card paired with the same soft pink shimmery envelope!

Katie's dress was simply STUNNING and her stylish lace shrug and muted sparkly accessories completed the look!

One of my favorite moments is when a photographer captures the "first look" of when couples see each other....nothing but LOVE here!

Love that Father James Ronan was in the neighbor and stopped by for a photo!

I am a definite dog lover and fan of "pets in the wedding"! This little lady not only made the engagement shoot but also the wedding!

While walking through the neighbor why not stop for a quick beer at the historic Warren Tavern, after all George Washington and Paul Revere did! 

This city wedding continued further into Boston to the historic Omni Parker House for an evening of dinner, dancing and celebrating.

Katie had me create a custom "LOVE" sign that was strung across the front of their table. For the table numbers we used a folded card in the paisley print, the number was hand embellished with pink glitter to give each table a little sparkle. The custom escort cards that matched the overall invitation design were attached to the wedding favors completing the look!

Thank you to Katie and Kyle for letting me be a part of your day, I wish you all the happiest in the world! To photographer Katie Noble thank you for allowing me to showcase your images on my blog and for doing an incredible job at capturing more than just a wedding, I am forever a fan of your work!

To see MORE images of Katie and Kyle's wedding head over to Katie Noble's BLOG! 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bridal Shower

Recently, I was contacted by this MOB to design an invitation for her daughter's upcoming bridal showers in Boston and New York. When we spoke she mentioned there was photo she wanted to use...of course I design around photos all the time. The minute I saw the photo I knew immediately NOTHING I design could hold a candle to this image...a photo of the bride rocking a wedding dress at age 8...just PRICELESS! To all the young mothers out there back up your photos because some day they may come handy. I LOVE this design and it truly has nothing to with my design abilities, this one is ALL about the photo!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Destination ARUBA

If you want to plan a destination wedding to Aruba I highly suggest the Flamingo Beach at the Renaissance Aruba Resort. Sabrina and Jesse are the third couple I have designed invitations for that had this very spot as their venue.

Sabrina and Jesse were so relaxed about their wedding and the nicest couple to work with. We began the invitation process while they still lived in Massachusetts but not just 2 weeks later they had already settled into their new home in New Jersey. Nothing like moving, planning a destination wedding, starting new jobs ALL while awaiting the results from the Bar Exam Jesse had just finished taking...SERIOUSLY this couple was cool as a cucumber!

If you received their invitation you may have first thought it was plain as the entire exterior was just a pretty textured white but once you opened inside is where the surprise is revealed. I love reversing pattern card stocks because it always adds an extra bit of excitement.

My most favorite item I designed for the couple was their welcome card for their guests...it acted as a door hanger for the hotel room but also as the itinerary of the days events. Even the bridal party received their own customized itineraries so the girls knew when they were needed for hair and make-up and the guys knew when it was time for dressing and pictures...BRILLIANT!

I love how everything turned out but was over the moon when I received a post card today from Sabrina and Jesse thanking me for my part in their special day but also sharing the web address to view the a clip from their day...all I can say is AMAZING wait until you see the REAL flamingos walking in the background...there is even a quick shot of their wedding program that was actually a fan for guest to use. CLICK HERE to view, truly a must see that made my day!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year

Yes, it's been two months since my last blog, to say I am grossly behind is an understatement but rest assure it's my goal for 2014 to keep up with my blogging.

To kick off the 2014 year I wanted to share some of my holiday cards from 2013. I design each client's card based on the photo and what their vision is. My favorite part about creating holiday cards are my repeat clients, I love seeing how their children or grandchildren have grown over the year.

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year...ENJOY!

Folded card L to R front, interior bottom, interior top and back

Folded card L to R front, interior bottom, interior top and back
Please note: above photo by Laura Barnard Photography