Country Backyard Wedding Inspiration – Part 1

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Real Wedding
Country Backyard Wedding Inspiration – Part 1

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 […]

Hand-Painted Weddings published in Celebration Society Weddings Magazine

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Announcements, Press
Hand-Painted Weddings published in Celebration Society Weddings Magazine

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 […]

Philadelphia Wedding Stationery Introduction on WeddingLovely now Live!

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Announcements, Press, Wedding Tips
Philadelphia Wedding Stationery Introduction on WeddingLovely now Live!

There 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 […]

Cartagena Watercolor Save-the-Date

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Hand-Painted Save-the-Dates
Cartagena Watercolor Save-the-Date

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 […]

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

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Press
Named 1 of 10 Philadelphia Wedding Vendors You Should be Following on Instagram by Philly in Love

Hand-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 […]

Philadelphia Wedding Inspiration

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Real Wedding
Philadelphia Wedding Inspiration

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 […]

Philadelphia LOVE Wedding at Ballroom at the Ben

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Real Wedding
Philadelphia LOVE Wedding at Ballroom at the Ben

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 […]

Guess who’ll be at Lovesick Expo 2016!?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Announcements, Wedding Shows
Guess who’ll be at Lovesick Expo 2016!?

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 […]

Tribal Dreamcatcher Inspired Baby Shower on Hostess with the Mostess

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Press
Tribal Dreamcatcher Inspired Baby Shower on Hostess with the Mostess

Sometimes 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 […]

Commissioned Watercolor gift painting the Merion Tribute House

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Commissioned Watercolors
Commissioned Watercolor gift painting the Merion Tribute House

I 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 […]

10 Patriotic Details featured on the Knot

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Press
10 Patriotic Details featured on the Knot

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 […]

Penn State Alumni Wedding – Custom Thumbprint Guestbook

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Hand-Painted Guest book
Penn State Alumni Wedding – Custom Thumbprint Guestbook

It 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 […]

Watercolor Flower Bridal Shower Invitation

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Watercolor Flower Bridal Shower Invitation

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 […]

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Day Paper

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Day Paper

Wedding 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 […]

Alice in Wonderland Invitation Set in the Shop

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Alice in Wonderland Invitation Set in the Shop

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 […]

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Featured on Ruffled Blog

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Press
Alice in Wonderland Wedding Featured on Ruffled Blog

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. […]

Amethyst Gemstone Wedding Reception Inspiration

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Hand-Painted Weddings
Amethyst Gemstone Wedding Reception Inspiration

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 […]

Amethyst Quartz Wedding Inspiration

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Hand-Painted Reception
Amethyst Quartz Wedding Inspiration

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 […]

Calming yet Bold, faceted Amethyst Quartz Invitation

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Calming yet Bold, faceted Amethyst Quartz Invitation

The 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 […]