Inspired by Colorful Leaves

July 10, 2012By AllisonInspired by

Last year around this time I took a watercolor class at one of my favorite places, Terrain at Styers, with my wonderful friend, Matt, the designer behind Wyndetryst Design and Photography. It was one of those influential moments in my life that I couldn’t quite comprehend the impact of until months later. During that class, … Read More

Hand-Painted Invitation: Cobblestone

July 5, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July yesterday! Our day was delightfully quiet…a painting in the morning, a trip to Anthropologie, wonderful food at Dandelion Pub, falling asleep to the sound of illegal fireworks. Oh yes, and I also designed this invitation yesterday. The Cobblestone invitation features a watercolor cobblestone border that travels … Read More

Cobblestone Wedding Inspiration

July 3, 2012By AllisonInspired by

This week I am inspired by cobblestones. I am lucky to live in one of the most historic cities in the U.S., Philadelphia. It still awes me that I am a mere walking distance to “our nation’s oldest residential street,” the nation’s first hospital, the Liberty Bell, the Constitution center, and much more! There are … Read More

Made My Day: The Moon

July 2, 2012By AllisonMade my Day

Painting by Hand-Painted Weddings. Yesterday evening while I was painting I looked out my window and saw this beautiful sight! This is one of those quick moments after the sun has set where there is a little bit of pink reflection in the clouds on the opposite direction of the sunset. The moon is nearly … Read More

Origami Crane Themed Wedding: 2 Ways

June 29, 2012By AllisonInspired by

Origami cranes are so versatile. They work beautifully in a romantic evening wedding as well as a whimsical daytime wedding. They can be placed amongst the centerpiece (seated birds). They can hang in strings above the ceremony space or spruce up the stage by the band (flying birds). You can also have them out as … Read More

Hand-Painted Program: Origami Cranes

June 28, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Programs

The hand-painted Origami Crane themed ceremony program sports a bit of whimsy as the two cranes interact with each other on each page. The fact that these cranes seem to have a personality is one of my favorite parts of this program. Program designed by Hand-Painted Weddings. You can order your Hand-Painted Origami Crane InvitationsĀ in … Read More

Hand-Painted Invitation: Origami Cranes

June 27, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

There are two versions of the Origami Cranes invitation to choose from. The first is the Flying version and the second is the Seated version, which is just a fun way of saying that one has shadows and one does not. This is a great invitation if you plan on celebrating the Japanese tradition of … Read More

Inspired by Origami Cranes

June 26, 2012By AllisonInspired by

Have you ever heard of the Japanese tradition of the Thousand origami cranes? Traditionally the father presents the bride and groom a string of a thousand origami cranes as a wedding gift. It is a representation of a thousand years of happiness and good luck. For our wedding we decided to incorporate this lovely tradition … Read More

Made My Day: White Peach

June 25, 2012By AllisonMade my Day

Painting by Hand-Painted Weddings. Happy Monday! I picked up this beautiful white peach yesterday at the farmer’s market. They were the first of the season and I can’t wait to bite into it tonight! My friend, Sarah, has wonderful memories of eating sliced peaches with milk and sugar during the summer months growing up in … Read More

Inspired by Tandem Bike Cont.

June 22, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

Here are a few ideas I found around the web to inspire the couple who is considering the playful Tandem Bike theme at their wedding.   Having a tandem bike at your reception is pretty much a requirement if you are going to go with the Tandem Bike theme. Especially for the opportunity to get … Read More

Hand-Painted Reception: Tandem Bike theme

June 21, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

I have expanded the Tandem Bike theme into escort cards and table numbers. I am a big fan of the invitation design or theme expanding into the reception and/or ceremony decor. The invitation really sets the tone for the style and “feeling” of the wedding. Sometimes it is the only clue that guests have to … Read More

Hand-Painted Invitation: Tandem Bikes

June 20, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations 1 Comment

The Tandem Bike invitation is bright and joyful. It is perfect for the couple who bikes together! The Tandem Bike theme also cheerfully symbolizes that the happy couple is going places together. The Tandem Bike Invitation is available for ordering under the Hand-Painted Weddings Shop Invitations tab.

Inspired by Tandem Bikes

June 19, 2012By AllisonInspired by 1 Comment

Tandem bikes have become somewhat trendy in wedding photos the last couple of years. I am not one to necessarily hop on a trend, but there is something incredibly playful about a tandem bike theme that I think would work perfectly with many couples. Living in a city, and passing through Fairmount Park everyday, I … Read More

Commissioned Watercolors

June 18, 2012By AllisonCommissioned Watercolors

I love painting, as you have probably noticed. This is why I am offering commissioned watercolors based on your wedding photography. This would be a great idea for an anniversary gift or for close family members as a sweet thank you gift. It would also be fantastic framed and hung as home decor. It would … Read More

Inspired by Sunsets: Reception ideas

June 15, 2012By AllisonInspired by

There is some beautiful reception ideas for the Sunset theme! I originally had a mix of beach and seashell themed ideas for this post, but decided to scratch that and focus more on the sunsets, which happen everywhere, not just the beach! Descriptions of the inspiration from top to bottom: This wedding photo was taken … Read More

Sunsets: Hand-Painted Save-the-Date

June 14, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Save-the-Dates

What I love about the Sunset Birds Save-the-Date I designed is that it doesn’t work solely for beach weddings because the ocean is not in it. This Save-the-Date would work well in conjunction with the Sunset Invitation, or with a separate unrelated invitation. I am a strong believer that the Save-the-Date is a great opportunity, … Read More