Watercolor Wedding Venue Invitation Artwork

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Real Wedding
Watercolor Wedding Venue Invitation Artwork

Maria and Licinio got married in a historical cathedral, and then celebrated at the stunning Park Savoy Estate in North Jersey this past winter. They decided to have a separate reception card in their invitation suite, which featured the exterior of this beautiful building along with the fountain and lush gardens adorning the entrance of the Park […]

Finding wedding invitation inspiration in decisions you’ve already made

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Real Wedding
Finding wedding invitation inspiration in decisions you’ve already made

Not sure where to look for inspiration for your wedding invitations? Yes, you can look on Pinterest. Yes, you can create a theme such as an Alice in Wonderland wedding theme or Back to School theme. Or, you can use your ceremony and reception location as the artwork for your wedding invitations. This is a great way to not only share a […]

Whimsical wedding inspiration for an outdoor wedding

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Hand-Painted Invitations, Real Wedding
Whimsical wedding inspiration for an outdoor wedding

There was just too many dreamy wedding details in this styled shoot to fit into one blog post, so today I’m featuring more of the wedding accessories such as the stunning lace BHLDN wedding dress, the beautiful ring from Trumpet and Horn and bridal jewelry from BHLDN, the boho floral crowns by Emlily Floral, and of […]

Dream, ethereal wedding inspiration with effortless, boho touches

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Hand-Painted Weddings, Real Wedding
Dream, ethereal wedding inspiration with effortless, boho touches

A dreamy wedding styled shoot which came together in such a magical way. I responded to a request for a wedding stationer on one of the creative entrepreneur Facebook groups I’m on, and was chosen to be a part of this amazing group of vendors organizing a styled shoot in the Oak Forest in California. The wedding […]

Rustic, gold foiled wedding at Front and Palmer

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Real Wedding
Rustic, gold foiled wedding at Front and Palmer

Jill and Poya were one of my favorite couples from 2015. I met them at last year’s Lovesick Expo and worked closely with them throughout the year on their custom save the dates, custom wedding invitations and wedding day paper. This couple was unique for me because while Jill managed the stationery process, I worked with both […]

Build Your Wedding with Authenticity and Love

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Announcements, In the Studio
Build Your Wedding with Authenticity and Love

It is the end of the year, and around this time I get really reflective about my life and my business(es). In the wedding world it is easy to get swept up in the beauty of it all, and there are groups of people in the world that actually hate on weddings (and styled shoots […]

San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 4 – Wedding details

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Real Wedding
San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 4 – Wedding details

The natural beauty exuding from Stone Gardens was already outstanding, but then Kara and Taylor incorporated so many personal touches to the decor that really made this wedding special and super inspirational. There beautiful sweetheart table complete with lit Mr. & Mrs. letter signs and a low bouquet of peonies I’m sure got (even) more splendid as […]

San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 3 – Wedding invitation

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations, Real Wedding
San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 3 – Wedding invitation

Today’s blog post discusses one of the main inspiration aspects I use as an artist for couple’s invitations. To avoid a spoiler alert, I will just go right into my question for the bride… Allison: “How did your wedding invitations tie into the look of your wedding?” Kara: “They were a direct reflection of the venue itself, which […]

San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 2 – Favorite Moment

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Real Wedding
San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 2 – Favorite Moment

In my opinion, the most important thing to remember on your wedding day is to be present to all the special moments. There are so many emotional moments on your wedding day that you will experience on that day only, so it is so important to put aside any of the worries or tiny details that […]

San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 1 – Favorite Detail

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Real Wedding
San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 1 – Favorite Detail

I’ve got a sunny, warm California wedding to share with you this week. Kara and Taylor got married at Stone Gardens in San Diego, California this past June. Kara and I worked closely together on their custom watercolor wedding invitation sets. This wedding is full of lovely wedding inspiration from the pretty blush color palette, unique custom […]

Alice in Wonderland Wedding featured on ModWedding

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Press
Alice in Wonderland Wedding featured on ModWedding

So happy that the wedding blog, ModWedding is featuring the Alice in Wonderland wedding styled shoot Hand-Painted Weddings collaborated with a lot of talented, creative vendors in Chicago on earlier this spring. As the article says, this wedding features “enchanting florals, from oversized peony blossoms to layers of moss, were complimented by other natural pieces, such as […]

Introducing Hand-Painted Yoga – Art inspired by yoga

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in In the Studio
Introducing Hand-Painted Yoga – Art inspired by yoga

Blogging has been a little quiet for the last two weeks, and there is a very good reason for it. Behind the scenes I have been working on a very new, exciting project focused around one of my passions, yoga. I launched this new venture, Hand-Painted Yoga, at the beginning of November in front of holiday […]

Dreamcatcher baby shower featured on Smitten Magazine

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Press
Dreamcatcher baby shower featured on Smitten Magazine

The stunning Dreamcatcher baby shower I contributed paper for in May is featured on Smitten Magazine today! This was a dream team of talented vendors that came together and created the most beautiful, down-to-earth baby shower imagined. Inspired by the mother and father to-be’s trip to Sedona, this baby shower brings together adorable bohemian design […]

Gallery Bridal Shower

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Real Wedding
Gallery Bridal Shower

What happens when two artists, one of which is also an art teacher, plan a bridal shower together? They plan an artists inspired bridal shower! Over the weekend, my mom and I held a surprise shower at a local art gallery, and it turned out so beautiful that I’m excited to share our ideas in order to inspire other […]

Puerto Rico Beach Wedding Inspiration

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Hand-Painted Reception
Puerto Rico Beach Wedding Inspiration

Puerto Rico is an amazing option for getting married. For one, if you are a U.S. citizen, you don’t have to worry about asking your guests to get passports for your destination wedding. That is a big plus! If you reside in Puerto Rico, you only have a ferry ride away to get to the […]

Puerto Rico Wedding invitation

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Puerto Rico Wedding invitation

The Sunset Beach Wedding Invitation is inspired by a recent trip my husband and I took to Puerto Rico. We had a fantastic trip, and while we weren’t there for terribly long we explored the rainforest, went kayaking in Fajardo, and explored the nooks and crannies at the most unique artist’s inn in Old San Juan, the […]

Inspired by Bridal Fashion week runway shows

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Inspired by
Inspired by Bridal Fashion week runway shows

I have fallen in love with periscope and bridal fashion this past weekend while watching Bridal Fashion week runway shows in NYC. I’ve only joined periscope in the last couple of months and I know a lot of you haven’t joined yet…let me just say…do it! Watching these runway shows as they were happening through […]

Country Backyard Wedding – Bride’s favorite moment

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Real Wedding
Country Backyard Wedding – Bride’s favorite moment

A few more glimpses of this fun country backyard wedding including a photo of the joyful wedding party (there I am, third from the left). The girls all wore tan cowboy boots…including the bride, which fit right in with the country theme. The bouquets were lush with a lot of greenery for texture. And we […]

Country Backyard wedding – DIY and personal touches

Country Backyard wedding – DIY and personal touches

As I mentioned in Tuesday’s blog post, the bride in this Country backyard wedding did a lot of DIY touches. She spent a long time designing and “crafting” for her wedding. I was lucky enough to work with her on some of the hand-painted touches such as the music themed wedding invitations, thank you cards […]