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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Literature Wedding Invitation

Posted by 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 […]

Rainbow-inspired LGBT Pride wedding

Posted by 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 […]

Pride Invitation in Celebration of LGBT Pride Month

Posted by 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 […]

Autumn Leaves Watercolor Favor tags

Posted by 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 […]