Cartagena Watercolor Save-the-Date

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

When my client gave a photo of a shopping bag as inspiration for her custom save the date, I knew it was going to be a fun project! This is my first client who specifically requested an abstract watercolor design for their save the date, which was extraordinarily exciting for me! This watercolor save the date design is … Read More

Philadelphia Wedding Inspiration

September 18, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

There 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 … Read More

Philadelphia LOVE Wedding at Ballroom at the Ben

September 17, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

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 … Read More

Guess who’ll be at Lovesick Expo 2016!?

September 16, 2015By AllisonAnnouncements, Wedding Shows

Hand-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 … Read More

10 Patriotic Details featured on the Knot

September 1, 2015By AllisonPress

I’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 … Read More

Watercolor Flower Bridal Shower Invitation

August 24, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Sometimes I’m lucky enough to work with family members or close friends of brides. In this case I worked with an aunt to create a lovely purple flower bridal shower invitation for the lucky bride. This design features a purple floral watercolor border which is loose and ethereal partnered with a lovely script font. This … Read More

Alice in Wonderland Invitation Set in the Shop

August 20, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

You 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 … Read More

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Featured on Ruffled Blog

August 19, 2015By AllisonPress

On 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. … Read More

Amethyst Gemstone Wedding Reception Inspiration

August 13, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Weddings

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 … Read More

Amethyst Quartz Wedding Inspiration

August 12, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

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 … Read More

Unique Wedding Ceremony Idea – The Unity Cocktail

August 7, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

I’ve said it many times…I love when couples infuse their wedding with their unique personalities! When I was perusing Shannon and Bryan’s wedding photos I noticed a couple of photos of them with a shot and beer glass in their hand during their ceremony. Well, that isn’t something you see every day, so I inquired … Read More