Website Redesign Announcement

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 in Announcements
Website Redesign Announcement

You may have noticed the changes happening around Hand-Painted Weddings these last couple weeks. I am happy to announce that the new Hand-Painted Weddings has been redesigned and there are a few big, exciting changes that I can’t wait to bring to your attention. 1. Product pricing – This is a big one. You can now […]

Flashback Friday in celebration of Fourth of July

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 in Inspired by
Flashback Friday in celebration of Fourth of July

Today I’m reminiscing and sharing a few photos of the Fourth of July wedding styled shoot that a group of us Philly wedding vendors collaborated on more than a year ago! This styled wedding took place at the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia. The first photo took place with the National Constitution Center in the background. […]

Literature Themed Wedding

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Inspired by
Literature Themed Wedding

A literature themed wedding has touches of antique and looks lovely amongst a rustic or historic wedding venue. In general a rustic wedding exudes a casual vibe to it and an antique, historic wedding exudes a more refined vibe, but don’t feel limited to pick just one look. Use your wedding venue as a guide […]

Literature Wedding Invitation

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Literature Wedding Invitation

The Literature Wedding Invitation is perfect for a couple getting married in a library, or for the couple who is in love with reading. I love when couples choose to bring their hobbies and loves into their wedding. A wonderful way to personalize your wedding is through your wedding paper starting with the invitation and continuing through […]

Marriage equality finally ruled legal in all states!

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 in Announcements, Hand-Painted Weddings
Marriage equality finally ruled legal in all states!

I’m so excited to share in the happiness of today’s announcement that the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage legal in every state! There really is nothing more beautiful than the government taking this stand for love and marriage. In celebration I am posting some beautiful same-sex marriage couple photos along with some same-sex wedding detail […]

Rainbow-inspired LGBT Pride wedding

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 in Hand-Painted Weddings, Inspired by
Rainbow-inspired LGBT Pride wedding

Rainbow-inspired LGBT Pride wedding is super fun and joyful! I love that a couple can go all out and incorporate many rainbow ideas into a wedding, or they can pick a bright color (or white) as their dominant color and then add rainbow accents such as a rainbow cake or cascading rainbow flower centerpieces. A white […]

Pride Invitation in Celebration of LGBT Pride Month

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Pride Invitation in Celebration of LGBT Pride Month

I made this invitation in celebration of National LGBT Pride Month. As a firm believer in same sex marriage equality, I believe that all of my invitations are made to be appropriate and unique to the couple, no matter the gender or sexual orientation. That said, I also wanted to design an invitation that specifically celebrates the Gay […]

Autumn Leaves Watercolor Favor tags

Posted on Jun 19, 2015 in Hand-Painted Other Wedding Goods
Autumn Leaves Watercolor Favor tags

Finishing out the week with some Autumn Leaves Watercolor favor tags I painted and designed for those popular fall weddings out there. These watercolor favor tags would look beautiful tied onto bags of edible treat favors. Those edible treat favors can be autumn themed such as s’mores, caramel popcorn, candy apples, or mini pies. What […]

Autumn Leaves Escort Cards

Autumn Leaves Escort Cards

Like many couples, my engagement was about 16 months long. It felt like a long time, I’ll be honest, but it did allow me to plan ahead. My wedding was in October, so I was very inspired by the season. In fact, the year before  I collected leaves off of one of my favorite trees […]

Autumn Invitation with Gold Shimmer Accents

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Autumn Invitation with Gold Shimmer Accents

This beautiful custom autumn invitation with hand-painted gold shimmer accents is an extension of the couple’s custom autumn save-the-date postcard that I featured on Monday’s blog post. One of the fun parts of my job is figuring out how to expand and grow a design from piece to piece such as I did here from the […]

Autumn Save-the-Date Postcard with Gold Shimmer

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Autumn Save-the-Date Postcard with Gold Shimmer

Autumn invitations…my favorite! I worked with the bride, Katie, to create her custom Invitation package including their Save-the-Dates. The Autumn Save-the-Date features two trees with intersecting branches which subtly symbolizes the strength of each tree (or person) as they intersect their lives together in marriage. The invitations are an extension of this design and zoom into […]

Lily Commissioned Watercolor Painting

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 in Commissioned Watercolors
Lily Commissioned Watercolor Painting

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing a commissioned watercolor painting of this pretty golden lily plant I created awhile back. I’m pretty surprised I didn’t share this painting earlier…I think it was because this painting was a surprise birthday gift for someone and I didn’t want to spill the beans! I love the overall warmth of this painting as […]

A More Intimate Glimpse on Instagram

Posted on Jun 10, 2015 in Announcements
A More Intimate Glimpse on Instagram

Are you following me on Instagram? If you want to catch a more intimate glimpse of the behind the scenes at Hand-Painted Weddings, then you should definitely follow me on Instagram. I’m spending a lot of time narrowing down my focus on Instagram to include photos and videos that Hand-Painted Weddings followers would enjoy and many of […]

Now Offering Watercolor Save-the-Date Magnets

Posted on Jun 9, 2015 in Hand-Painted Save-the-Dates
Now Offering Watercolor Save-the-Date Magnets

Hand-Painted Weddings is now offering watercolor Save-the-Date magnets! Save-the-Date magnets are fantastic because they don’t get lost (well, unless you have a lot of refrigerator magnets). The other fun thing I’ve noticed about Save-the-Date magnets is that they tend to stay on people’s refrigerators long after the wedding because they are pretty and decorative! The […]

Cartagena Wedding Reception

Posted on Jun 5, 2015 in Hand-Painted Weddings, Real Wedding
Cartagena Wedding Reception

It’s party time! As the sun sets in Cartagena, the string lights and the dance floor light up! This poolside Cartagena wedding reception looks like so much fun! I love the little white party dress the bride changed into after her first dance! Super sexy and fun! Here is one final question for the bride looking back on […]

Cartagena Wedding Ceremony

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 in Hand-Painted Weddings, Real Wedding
Cartagena Wedding Ceremony

What I love about Cartagena is the mix of beaches and historical architecture. I’ve never been to Cartagena personally, but it is definitely on my travel bucket list after seeing this beautiful wedding! Cartagena really lends itself for a perfect destination wedding location with the mix of landscapes (historical town with sandy beaches)! This couple got […]

Cartagena Wedding Portraits

Posted on Jun 3, 2015 in Hand-Painted Weddings, Real Wedding
Cartagena Wedding Portraits

Today I’m sharing with you some of the gorgeous wedding day portraits taken around the beautiful city of Cartagena. As I said in yesterday’s post, Cartagena has become a popular destination wedding site for the last decade or so. Cartagena is widely recognized as the most romantic city in Colombia, with its mix of historical sites […]

Real Destination Wedding in Cartagena

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations, Real Wedding
Real Destination Wedding in Cartagena

This week you are in for a real treat! I am so excited to share this real destination wedding all the way from Cartagena, Columbia. I had noticed a popularity in Cartagena weddings since this wedding, and have recently learned from someone who is getting married there next February, that it started becoming popular in […]

Megan and Mike’s Wedding on The Knot!

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 in Announcements, Hand-Painted Weddings, Press
Megan and Mike’s Wedding on The Knot!

So happy to start this first day of June with news that Megan and Mike’s beautiful wedding was featured on the The Knot Real Wedding section this past weekend! Just to reiterate from my previous blog post featuring their lovely wedding, Megan and Mike did such a great job seamlessly incorporating natural and calming elements into their wedding, while […]

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