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 […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 Invitation with Gold Shimmer Accents

Posted by 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 […]

Autumn Save-the-Date Postcard with Gold Shimmer

Posted by 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 […]

Real Destination Wedding in Cartagena

Posted by 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 […]

Damask Invitation – Patterns and Washes Collide

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Damask Invitation – Patterns and Washes Collide

I like taking something seen before in weddings and making it unique. In this design the bold damask pattern with roots in retro modern fabric design is misted with a torquoise watercolor wash, creating a collision between patterns and washes. The type also has a unique collision of the upright capital font and the retro-inspired, […]

Butterfly Wedding Invitation

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Butterfly Wedding Invitation

It is so exciting to be building up this year’s collection of Hand-Painted Wedding Shop Invitations! This brand new Butterfly Wedding invitation is inspired by one of the most beautiful creatures in nature, the butterfly. I was surprised to notice that there aren’t many butterfly wedding invitations on the market right now, so I’m excited to […]

Vintage Purple Feather Invitation

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Vintage Purple Feather Invitation

Inspired by the elegance and glamour of the 1920s era, this vintage purple feather invitation features soft lilac ostrich feathers in the background. The typography in this invitation set is inspired by the Art Deco era. I’m excited to offer this glamorous watercolor wedding invitation in the Hand-Painted Weddings shop. I think the Great Gatsby […]

Earth Day Wedding Invitation

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Earth Day Wedding Invitation

Inspired by Earth Day, I have created this wedding invitation that seconds as art making it a green way to send your paper invitations. This double-sided Earth Day wedding invitation features a painting of a landscape with lush green grass and tree on one side which your guests can frame as art. The other side […]

Vow Renewal Invitation set based on the Cinderella Invitation

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Vow Renewal Invitation set based on the Cinderella Invitation

Customized projects come in all shapes and sizes. This one was a variation on the Cinderella Invitation set in Hand-Painted Weddings Shop. This invitation was for a happy couple who was going to have their vow renewal in magical Disneyland. The colors in this invitation changed from light blues to pinks, and the cards were printed […]

Introducing The Calm and Organic Lavender Wreath Invitation

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Introducing The Calm and Organic Lavender Wreath Invitation

There are a few new invitations in the Hand-Painted Weddings Invitation shop, that you have to check out! The first one is the lovely, organic Lavender Wreath Invitation. This ethereal watercolor design pairs wonderfully with a wedding that is keeping the look clean, natural and subtle. Lavender exudes a state of calm and self reflection that […]

Board Game Themed Wedding Invitation

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Hand-Painted Invitations
Board Game Themed Wedding Invitation

When my board gaming friends got engaged I was pretty much jumping up and down eager to design their invitations, because I knew they would have some creative ideas for their wedding paper….and I knew they would be interested in a board game theme! When I say my friends are into board games, I’m not […]