Country Backyard Wedding Inspiration – Part 1

October 6, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

Country Backyard Wedding featured on Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Neal Palumbo, Studio 11 West.

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Country Backyard Wedding featured on Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Neal Palumbo, Studio 11 West.My beautiful sister in-law, Laura, got married to the love of her life, Craig, this past September in a Country Backyard setting in rural Pennsylvania. Their wedding was one of the most personal weddings I’ve attended, with numerous DIY touches sprinkled throughout the ceremony and reception. This wedding was designed by the bride with so much love that it became an event that literally exuded that love, with the couple telling me afterwards that many guests were professing their love for one another at their wedding (after a few cocktails of course).

One of the special parts of this wedding that the couple celebrated was the blended family that was coming together. This was captured with a sand ceremony with the couple, the groom’s two kids, and the bride and groom’s 2 year old literally blending the sand into this wonderful artistic expression. Also, one of the most touching parts of their ceremony was when the bride knelt down and said her custom vows and promises to the the groom’s children.

I will be sharing aspects of Laura and Craig’s DIY backyard wedding throughout the week, but firstly, I want to share with you what Laura’s favorite physical detail of her wedding was.

Allison: “What was your favorite detail at your wedding?”

Laura: “My favorite detail was MY DRESS! I knew exactly what I wanted before I started shopping for dresses and it may sound a little old fashioned but I wanted an A-line silhouette with a lace covering up to the top of my neck, with lace cap sleeves and an open lace back. I know, sounds like a lot of lace, but it was so beautiful. It was important to me to feel like I projected an image of sweetness to really capture the feeling of a sweet, pure love that I have for my now hubby. Eeek- hubby- love being able to say that!”

Come back tomorrow for part 2 of this lovely real wedding.
Photos by Neal Palumbo at Studio 11 West.

Hand-Painted Weddings published in Celebration Society Weddings Magazine

October 1, 2015By AllisonAnnouncements, Press

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The effervescent Water Ripples watercolor wedding invitation was featured in the Summer issue of The Celebration Society Weddings magazine! I supplied the artwork for an editor of the magazine in the Spring, but it was actually one of my clients who worked on a yacht all summer who told me she saw it featured in the magazine, that alerted me that it was published…how funny is that!

I don’t have a big advertising budget, especially for print, so opportunities like this are really exciting! The Water Ripples invitation is featured alongside a lot of other inspiring “Beachy blue” wedding and decor items. I adore that clutch!

The Water Ripples invitation is a great invitation for a wedding happening during the summer and/or for beach weddings. It would also be a beautiful invitation for a wedding happening near a lake or the ocean. Most destination weddings are near the water, so this invitation would also be very fitting in that setting.

Note: The Water Ripples watercolor invitation is available in the shop for purchase.

Philadelphia Wedding Stationery Introduction on WeddingLovely now Live!

September 25, 2015By AllisonAnnouncements, Press, Wedding Tips

Wedding Lovely Philadelphia Wedding stationery introductionThere are a lot of eyes on Philly this weekend, which is really exciting for this city I love so dearly. Being the fourth generation in my family to live in the Philadelphia area, I have some deep-rooted loyalty to this beautiful city. While I am not catholic, I’m excited that the Pope chose Philly as its prime location for the World Meeting of Families, because it is bringing some well-deserved attention to this beautiful city.

To further express my love for this city, I recently submitted an article about Philadelphia to the wonderful wedding website WeddingLovely, to introduce the Philadelphia Wedding Invitations section, and this week I’m excited to announce…. it went live. WeddingLovely is a resource for helping you plan your wedding with an online guide to wedding vendors and inspiration.

In the Philadelphia Wedding Invitations introduction, I took the opportunity to write a little bit about the passion and loyalty Philly residents share, and then outlined some Philly wedding inspiration specific to Philadelphia wedding stationery. I have copied the text below, but feel free to click here for the link to the full website.

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Philadelphia is often known for its rowdy sportsmanship and bombastic attitudes, but the roots of this energy stem from a very strong sense of loyalty and love for Philly. In the city of brotherly love, along with its surrounding suburbs, couples have vast wedding venue options. Couples can get married in historically rich colonial houses along cobblestone streets or in boathouses along the river. They may choose to get married in a train station or at their favorite sports arena. Even farther out of the city couples can choose to get married in a ski lodge or a rustic farm. The diversity of venue options lends itself to a multitude of design inspiration. 

Another form of inspiration for your wedding in Philadelphia is the season you choose to get married. Philly has beautiful dogwood trees and cherry blossoms in the spring and hands-down gorgeous fall foliage in autumn. These changes in nature look beautiful decorating a couple’s wedding invitation.

Since the wedding invitation is your guests’ first impression of your wedding day, consider using your wedding venue and/or the season as inspiration for your invitation artwork. You can use Philadelphia’s iconic sites such as the Love statue, Liberty bell, Boathouse Row, or City Hall in your Philadelphia-based wedding. Working with a Philadelphia-based stationer will make this process of finding the perfect Philly icon for your artwork easier.

When hiring your Philadelphia stationer, be sure she/he also creates coordinating wedding day-of paper such as ceremony programs, escort cards, menus, favor tags, and finishing with matching thank you cards to express your gratitude to your guests. Connecting all of these designs from Save-the-date through thank you cards will create a cohesive, beautiful look that is stronger than the sum of its parts.

— Provided by Philadelphia wedding stationer Hand-Painted Weddings (website).

Cartagena Watercolor Save-the-Date

September 23, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Save-the-Dates

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This watercolor save the date design is light, bright, and joyful, as destination weddings on the beach ought to be! I love the way the paint colors are layered on each other in a fluid and organic way. The script Love is playful and loose. Oftentimes script and calligraphy fonts can feel very feminine but the font used in this watercolor save the date isn’t gender specific. I can’t wait to design their invitation next!

Named 1 of 10 Philadelphia Wedding Vendors You Should be Following on Instagram by Philly in Love

September 21, 2015By AllisonPress

Philly in Love Top Instagrammers to FollowHand-Painted Weddings Named 1 of 10 Philadelphia Wedding Vendors You Should be Following on Instagram by Philly in Love

I am so excited to be included as one of the top 10 instagrammers to follow in Philly by Philly in Love blog.

I follow A LOT of Philly wedding vendors on Instagram so I know the competition is steep to make it to this list! Check out the full blog post to see my fellow Philly wedding vendors to follow on Instagram.

For Hand-Painted Weddings, Instagram is a place to get a behind the scenes glimpse of what is happening in the studio, from inspiration, to close-ups of (still wet) watercolor paintings, or photos of finished pieces hot off the press. From time to time you will even get to see a time-lapse video of me painting, which is always fun!

If you aren’t already following me, you can follow me here.

Philadelphia Wedding Inspiration

September 18, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

Philly Wedding Love Statuephilly-wedding-invitation-setPhilly wedding LOVE ice sculptureThere are a few Philadelphia wedding landmarks that you will always see bridal parties taking photos at during the wedding season weekends. We are so lucky in Philly to have so many hotspots for perfect Philly wedding photos! In the middle of Broad Street with City Hall in the background is a must! It is so much fun seeing the cars swoosh by the happy couple. Just up the street is LOVE park, which is the inspiration for the design of the Love Park wedding invitation and the ice sculpture, and offers a fantastic wedding shot. There are also a few parks throughout the city that are wonderful ways to get some nature into the set of mostly urban photos, such as Rittenhouse Square and Washington Square. Amanda and Derek, along with Campli Photography, did a beautiful job capturing a few of these Philly wedding landmarks.

Here is day two of Amanda and Derek’s Philly wedding. See day 1 here. Here is one final question for the bride on her choose of Philly Love Park wedding invitations.

Allison: How did your wedding invitations tie into your wedding?

Amanda: The “LOVE theme” tied it all together. City of brotherly love and two people in love getting married. We made sure we took pictures at Love park.

philly_wedding_10Philly wedding bridesmaid card and escort cardAmanda and I also worked together on some wedding day-of paper such as their dancing shoes sign on the flip flop basket and the guestbook sign by the guestbook. It is so nice to add little signs to help your guests navigate your wedding. I also worked with her to design her thank you cards to her wedding party as well as to her wedding day letter to her husband (so sweet). I also worked with her on escort cards (AKA table name cards). The wedding day signs were all inspired by the pink bridesmaid gowns as well as the other colors in the florals at the wedding.

And let’s end with a super fun dance floor photo because it is Friday! Have a wonderful weekend friends!

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Photos courtesy of Campli Photography. 

 

Philadelphia LOVE Wedding at Ballroom at the Ben

September 17, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

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Today I’m sharing Amanda and Derek’s stunning Philadelphia LOVE wedding that took place downtown this past June. From their LOVE statue themed wedding invitations to their horse drawn carriage through the city, this wedding is chockfull of Philadelphia iconography. Amanda and Derek got married at St. Paul’s Parish in the Italian market and took a horse drawn carriage through the city to the Ballroom at the Ben for their wedding reception.

I worked with Amanda on her LOVE statue themed wedding invitations, which were our shop Love Park invitations with a map and folder enclosure add-on. I also worked with her on escort cards, thank you cards for her wedding party, and dancing shoes and guestbook signs (more on that in tomorrow’s post). It is so much fun working on the various pieces of the wedding because the bride and I build a relationship through the wedding planning process. Below I have asked Amanda a couple of questions to help inspire future Philly wedding couples.

Allison: What was your favorite detail at your wedding?
Amanda: Definitely my dress, cake, our matching Christian Louboutin shoes and the character of the Ballroom at the Ben.

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Allison: Favorite moment at your wedding?

Amanda: Ah there are many!  First seeing each other in the church, leaving in the horse and carriage ride. People in the city were congratulating us, beeping/waving and telling me how beautiful I looked – I felt like a princess.

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Photos courtesy of Campli Photography.

Guess who’ll be at Lovesick Expo 2016!?

September 16, 2015By AllisonAnnouncements, Wedding Shows

Lovesick Announcement 2016Hand-Painted Weddings is stoked to be chosen as a vendor at the Lovesick Expo in Philadelphia for the 4th year in a row!

I love this event. It is unique, creative, and offbeat, and I admire and encourage every couple who decides to personalize their wedding with unique touches! This is just why I love the couples who attend the Lovesick Expo. Also the guys at Lovesick Inc. along with Offbeat Bride put on a really great show. It is a wildly fun time, and you won’t want to miss it!

I can’t wait to meet some of you readers on January 10, 2016!

Tribal Dreamcatcher Inspired Baby Shower on Hostess with the Mostess

September 4, 2015By AllisonPress

Dreamcatcher Bridal Shower featured on Hostess with the MostestSometimes I’m lucky enough to work on baby shower stationery and signs. This past May I worked with Truly You Events and the (at the time) mom-to-be on a dreamcatcher themed baby shower, which was inspired by the parents’ recent trip to Sedona. Sedona is a magical place…I adore it…so I knew this shower was going to be magical as well. So magical in fact that Hostess with the Mostess featured it on their blog today.

Later I will share some more photos of this lovely event, but for now you must take a second a scroll through this beautiful party on Hostess with the Mostess!

Planner/Styling: Truly You Events | Venue: Talula’s Garden | Photography: Love Me Do Photography | Florist: Papertini Paper: Hand Painted Weddings

Commissioned Watercolor gift painting the Merion Tribute House

September 2, 2015By AllisonCommissioned Watercolors

Custom Watercolor Gift - Painting of Merion Tribute House by Hand-Painted Weddings Custom Watercolor Gift - Painting of Merion Tribute House by Hand-Painted WeddingsI love the creative ideas clients come to me with for commissioned watercolor gifts! This client is the mother of the bride. The idea was for a surprise anniversary gift for her daughter and son in law.

Their wedding invitation used thermography for the text and was a simple text only design printed on a thick white board. The idea was to paint their reception site on their invitation. They got married at the popular gothic style castle in the Philadelphia suburbs called the Merion Tribute House.

I met with the client in person and we excitedly went through her wedding photos from her daughter’s wedding. I shared a couple of sketched layouts and we decided to go with the layout above because it was the most colorful. The Merion Tribute house, being castle like, has a lot of gray stonework, so zooming in on the beautiful red door, stained glass windows, and greenery around the entrance brought a lot of nice colors to the watercolor. As you can see in one of the zoomed in photos, I added some silver metallic watercolor to the windows which added a nice shimmer to the piece.

What I liked about this project was that it was very similar to what I create for clients for their wedding invitations but it was almost like a retrospective because the wedding had already occurred.

To read more about Commissioned Watercolor Gifts, click here. Contact me for a custom quote.

10 Patriotic Details featured on the Knot

September 1, 2015By AllisonPress

Patriotic Ideas featured on the KnotI’m a little late to announce this one but Hand-Painted Weddings was featured amongst some very talented Philly vendors in The Knot’s “10 Patriotic Details to Steal From This July Fourth Wedding: An Independence Day inspiration shoot that’s as American as apple pie.”

The Love Sweet Love cake sign and ribbon escort cards were highlighted as two of the ideas for a patriotic wedding. The beautiful tablescape, bouquet, signature cocktail sign, and sparkler cards are also featured in the event, so definitely check it out.

July Fourth invitation set is now available in the Hand-Painted Weddings Invitations Shop.

Venue: The Liberty View Ballroom | Photography: Lindsay Docherty Photography | Event Planner: Truly You Events | Flowers: Campbell StudiosMakeup: Cheekadee | Stationery: Hand-Painted Weddings | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. | Catering: Brulee Catering Cakes and Desserts: The Master’s Baker

Penn State Alumni Wedding – Custom Thumbprint Guestbook

August 28, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Guest book

Penn State Thumbprint Guestbook by Hand-Painted Weddings Penn State Thumbprint Guestbook by Hand-Painted Weddings Penn State Thumbprint Guestbook by Hand-Painted WeddingsIt is back to school time again! As the college students are headed back to campus this week, I wanted to share with you a fun way to commemorate your alma mater on your wedding day by working with me to create a custom University themed Thumbprint Guestbook.

This couple, Kim and CJ both went to Penn State University together. I worked with them to create this thumbprint guestbook which after their wedding will be a unique keepsake adorning their walls for years to come.

At Kim and CJ’s wedding in a couple of weeks, their guests will sign the path towards the Nittany Lion Shrine with their thumbprints. As you can see, I painted the fall foliage in honor of this fall wedding, and customized the Penn State sign with the couple’s name and wedding date.

Whatever the University or College, every campus has a section of it that resonates with the campus community…that would be the personal spot to feature in your Custom Thumbprint Guestbook.

 

 

Watercolor Flower Bridal Shower Invitation

August 24, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

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If you are interested in working with me on your custom party invitation, whether bridal shower, birthday party, retirement, or graduation, I’d love to work with you. Contact me for your custom quote.

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Day Paper

August 21, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Menu, Hand-Painted Programs, Hand-Painted Reception

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Alice in Wonderland Wedding. Paper by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Ed & Aileen PhotographyWedding day paper includes menus, escort cards, ceremony programs, favor tags, thumbprint guestbooks, and other various signs such as dessert table signs, such as the macaroon sign above. As you can see, adding this little detail of custom paper to your wedding day brings the whole look of the event to another level.

The paper are the items your guests will be holding and using to navigate throughout your event, so it makes sense to give them the same attention you would for the invitation set. In fact, the wedding day paper items are also a way to carry the theme from the wedding invitations throughout the wedding.

In the case of the Alice in Wonderland wedding the detailed illustrations from the Alice in Wonderland wedding invitation set are not in the designs of the wedding day paper. Instead a colorful watercolor wash is used in the design to coordinate with the invitation but not be too matchy-matchy. One of my strengths as an artist is figuring out how to transition and grow a design into the coordinating designs so that they all feel like they are in the same family, but aren’t identical.

The Alice in Wonderland theme is really interesting because while there is the eclectic tea party aspect of the event, there is also this mystical haze throughout the forest Alice is wondering about. The watercolor wash is inspired by that haze. I just love this design, as you can tell. The team of vendors did such an amazing job designing the decor and the table settings. I love how all the details came together. It is really an inspiration, and I am so excited that other couples can use bits and pieces of this inspiration for their wedding days!

PHOTOGRAPHY: ED & AILEEN PHOTOGRAPHY | EVENT COORDINATION: DOTTED EVENTS | FLORIST: BLÃœMGARTEN | VENUE: LACUNA ARTIST LOFT STUDIOS | WEDDING INVITATIONS: HAND-PAINTED WEDDINGS | WEDDING DRESS AND JEWELRY: MIGNONETTE BRIDAL | RINGS: GAGE DIAMONDS | HAIR: MARISOL SAUCEDO | MAKEUP: MARGUERITE PRESTON | BRIDESMAID DRESSES: BRIDESIDE | TUXEDOS: MENGUIN | WARDROBE STYLING: PATRICK NILES | WEDDING CAKE: SWEDISH BAKERY | BACKDROP: LIL EPIC EVENT DESIGN | FURNITURE: MAKERS CHICAGO | CHAIRS AND LINENS: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS | PLACE SETTINGS: RENT VINTAGE CHICAGO | LIGHTING AND DRAPING: ART OF IMAGINATION

 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland Invitation Set in the Shop

August 20, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Ed & Aileen Photography Alice in Wonderland Wedding Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Ed & Aileen Photography Alice in Wonderland Wedding Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Ed & Aileen PhotographyYou too can have an Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding because the Alice in Wonderland Invitation set featured above is now available for purchase on the Hand-Painted Weddings Invitation Shop! The invitation has detailed illustrations reflective of the tea party in the woods alongside nooks of whimsical, colorful mushrooms. You can choose to upgrade your envelopes to have the antique key envelope liners, which add a very fun pattern to the overall set.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the coordinating pieces to the Alice in Wonderland invitation set. Spoiler alert – they take whimsy to another level and focus on the overall haze of the Alice in Wonderland experience by transitioning to a ethereal watercolor wash design.

PHOTOGRAPHY: ED & AILEEN PHOTOGRAPHY | EVENT COORDINATION: DOTTED EVENTS | FLORIST: BLÃœMGARTEN | VENUE: LACUNA ARTIST LOFT STUDIOS | WEDDING INVITATIONS: HAND-PAINTED WEDDINGS

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Featured on Ruffled Blog

August 19, 2015By AllisonPress

Alice in Wonderland Wedding on Ruffled BlogOn Monday I announced on social media that the Alice in Wonderland styled shoot I created paper for was featured on Ruffled blog! Styled shoots are a lot of fun because they give wedding vendors and artists a chance to express their creativity and go crazy with ideas for the sake of inspiring engaged couples. By using creativity with no limitations, a styled shoot has the power to open up new ideas that might connect with couples getting married – it is pretty powerful!

Styled shoots are also a great way to meet new vendor friends. In the case of this styled shoot, I worked remotely with vendors in Chicago. One of the things I love that within my career I can collaborate with people all over the country, even the world!

This styled shoot is chockfull of colorful, whimsical wedding inspiration, that you should definitely check out. Above is just a snippet of the post, so click here to see the full post.

PHOTOGRAPHY: ED & AILEEN PHOTOGRAPHY | EVENT COORDINATION: DOTTED EVENTS | FLORIST: BLÃœMGARTEN | VENUE: LACUNA ARTIST LOFT STUDIOS | WEDDING INVITATIONS: HAND-PAINTED WEDDINGS | WEDDING DRESS AND JEWELRY: MIGNONETTE BRIDAL | RINGS: GAGE DIAMONDS | HAIR: MARISOL SAUCEDO | MAKEUP: MARGUERITE PRESTON | BRIDESMAID DRESSES: BRIDESIDE | TUXEDOS: MENGUIN | WARDROBE STYLING: PATRICK NILES | WEDDING CAKE: SWEDISH BAKERY | BACKDROP: LIL EPIC EVENT DESIGN | FURNITURE: MAKERS CHICAGO | CHAIRS AND LINENS: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS | PLACE SETTINGS: RENT VINTAGE CHICAGO | LIGHTING AND DRAPING: ART OF IMAGINATION

Amethyst Gemstone Wedding Reception Inspiration

August 13, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Weddings

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Quartz, geode, and gemstone decorations are gorgeous, classy, and very unique touches to your reception decor. If you go with the Amethyst Quartz theme, don’t feel like you need to stick with the Amethyst rock solely. Have fun and add other quartz rocks and other gemstones to the mix.

The reception look can be earthy with a flair of hippie aesthetic, or it can be sultry and romantic. The gemstone details can be subtle or dominant.

Don’t forget to have fun with candy crushed cupcakes or rock candy sticks (which would be lovely in a dessert station or as favors). Incorporate gemstones into your escort cards or work with a calligrapher to create your very own geode table numbers.

If you choose to create an Amethyst wedding, you are sure to have a heightened energy wedding full of calm and intuition, the energies of the amethyst stone.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Amethyst Quartz Wedding Inspiration

August 12, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

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The Amethyst Quartz wedding inspiration revolves around the color purple. I love an ombre purple wedding with colors ranging from soft, muted purples to deep violets. This color palette looks lovely paired with soft whites, or more vibrant with magentas. I’ve had a lot of custom wedding paper requests lately with the color purple, and it seems to be a popular wedding color these days. It also, by the way, looks great as a watercolor wash, allowing the purple ombre to organically transition from dark to light.

This inspiration board is a collection of bouquet, jewelry, wedding gown, cupcake, and favor inspiration, alongside the Amethyst Quartz wedding invitation.

I love how the lilacs pair with the magenta peonies and the touch of amethyst quartz in the bouquet. Long quartz necklaces, earrings, or even rings are lovely bridesmaid gifts. You can even attach them to a card that reads, “Love Rocks” or “You are my Rocks” as a meaningful gift.

Giving gemstones as a favor at a wedding is probably a little woo woo for most weddings, but I can see it being appropriate for the right wedding. It could also be given as a more select gift for the wedding party.

The purple or lilac wedding dress is to die for! I don’t know why we don’t see more purple wedding gowns. It is all blush or soft blue….why not lilac?!

Also, maybe my favorite is the amethyst cupcake. Chop up purple crystal candy and sprinkle it on top of a cupcake = pure unique perfection!

Tomorrow, I will post some Amethyst Wedding Reception decor inspiration.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Amethyst Quartz Wedding Invitation now available in the Hand-Painted Weddings Invitation shop.

Calming yet Bold, faceted Amethyst Quartz Invitation

August 11, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Amethyst Quartz Invitation by Hand-Painted WeddingsThe Amethyst Quartz invitation is magical and modern at the same time. Amethyst is the birthstone for February, so it would be perfect for a February wedding. It would also be perfect for someone who is attracted to gemstones and perhaps has proclivities towards yoga.

I don’t talk about it too much within the Hand-Painted Weddings capacity, but I have some unique hobbies. I have a daily yoga practice, which for me is more than a physical practice, but is also my spiritual base. Branching out from my spiritual study of yoga, I study the ancient art of Ayurveda, and also collect gemstones.

Gemstones have been studied to have mystical and magical powers. Similar to the study of aromatherapy, the Amethyst is said to have a calming effect like lavender. I have two lavender invitations (1, 2) in the Hand-Painted Wedding invitations shop because I believe in having a sense of calm on your wedding day which allows all of your senses to take in the enormity of the event. The Amethyst Quartz invitation has the same calm meaning as the lavender invitations, but is more unique and much more bold. Perfect for a yoga wedding or spiritual wedding, this purple watercolor gemstone invitation is a beautiful way to introduce your guests to the calm, bold event to follow.

I also have seen a surge in bohemian weddings lately, and I think that the Amethyst Quartz Invitation would be a perfect touch to a bohemian wedding as well.

Amethyst Quartz invitation now available in the Hand-Painted Weddings Invitation Shop.