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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Part 2: Julia and Dan’s Wedding

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Hand-Painted Reception
Part 2: Julia and Dan’s Wedding

Part 2 of Julia and Dan’s beautiful wedding. It was so much fun “hand-painting” this wedding! One of my favorite parts of doing wedding reception paper is the challenge of designing a theme which transforms and grows as it flows from the invitation to the menu to the escort cards to the signs, etc. For […]

A Few Glimpses of Julia and Dan’s Wedding

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Hand-Painted Reception
A Few Glimpses of Julia and Dan’s Wedding

As a stationer I often feel very connected with a couple during the planning and preparation phases of their special day, but often miss seeing how all the elements come together in the final masterpiece, also known as the wedding day! It is for this reason, I love being connected to the photographer of the […]

Hand-Painted Water Ripples Wedding

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Hand-Painted Reception
Hand-Painted Water Ripples Wedding

The Hand-Painted Water Ripples Wedding is dramatic in its use of blue ombre (the varying of color from light to dark). This blue ombre theme is strong enough to stand on its own, but if a couple is getting married on the beach or on a boat, a subtle nautical theme can be easily added […]

Hand-Painted Flower Vine Wedding

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Hand-Painted Reception
Hand-Painted Flower Vine Wedding

Yellow…the sunniest of colors! I’m always drawn to yellow flowers because they are just so cheerful! The Flower Vine wedding is a mix of sunny yellows and cheerful flowers with a hint of vintage charm. This year is the perfect year to have a Flower Vine wedding because decorative flower patterns are so in trend […]

Hand-Painted Roots Wedding

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Hand-Painted Reception
Hand-Painted Roots Wedding

This curated garden wedding features plants and flowers in their natural form. Using potted plants is a wonderful way to have a “green” wedding because the plants last much longer than cut flowers. You can choose to use the potted plants as favors for your guests or bring them home to embellish your garden after […]

Hand-Painted Backyard Charm Wedding

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Hand-Painted Reception
Hand-Painted Backyard Charm Wedding

The Hand-Painted Backyard Charm wedding soaks in all the glorious comforts of a beautiful Spring or Summer day spent outdoors. Playing lawn games with your guests while the sound of chimes twinkle and mingle with the sounds of crickets and birds. Streaming ribbons and dangling string lights adorn the trees. The smell of flowers and […]

Hand-Painted Ikat Wedding

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Hand-Painted Reception
Hand-Painted Ikat Wedding

A hand-painted ikat wedding is feminine and fun. It is loose and cheerful. Perfect for a spring or summer wedding, but could easily translate into fall with a few color palette adjustments. I am in particularly in love with the gray ikat men’s tie and the pink ikat bridesmaid dress! They are a lovely mix […]

Cinderella Inspired Photo Shoot – Part 2

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Hand-Painted Reception
Cinderella Inspired Photo Shoot – Part 2

Today is part 2 of the Cinderella inspired wedding which features the lovely, soft details of the table decor. To see part 1, click here. I love the textures that appear in this table styling created by Krista Leigh Hurst Photography. The delicate beaded table cloth overlay and the baby’s breath are a perfect match […]

Cinderella Inspired Photo Shoot -Part 1

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Hand-Painted Reception
Cinderella Inspired Photo Shoot -Part 1

Once upon a time (aka a few months ago), I was fortunate to be asked to join a few other talented wedding professionals on a styled Modern Cinderella photo shoot. The chance to work with other talent on a purely creative photo shoot is one of the reasons I love this industry. There is such […]

Hand-Painted Romantic Lace Reception

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Hand-Painted Reception
Hand-Painted Romantic Lace Reception

Ombres, coral pinks, and unexpected dip-dyed elements decorate the Hand-Painted Romantic Lace Reception. Accenting with pale aquas and natural textures like burlap or kraft paper is a perfect way to make your wedding reception casual and soft, while keeping the natural elegance of pink and lace. I think that is my favorite bit about this […]

Hand-Painted Winter Frost Wedding Reception

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Hand-Painted Reception
Hand-Painted Winter Frost Wedding Reception

The Winter Frost wedding reception is hand-painted with glittery silvers, delicate whites, and frosty blues. Pine cones, white taper candles, snow globes, and of course piles of white snow adorn the Winter Frost reception. Hot chocolate and mulled wine are cozy, festive options to add to your catering package. Consider having your Winter Frost reception […]

Hand-Painted Reception: Inspired by Oranges

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Hand-Painted Reception
Hand-Painted Reception: Inspired by Oranges

I love the idea of having a winter wedding that has accents of refreshing oranges. It is so unexpected, yet completely seasonally appropriate. It really has a lighthearted sense to it also. I have seen a lot of pear-themed, apple-themed, and even lemon-themed weddings, but not really orange-themed weddings. I’m not sure why. An orange-themed […]

Winter Berry Reception

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Hand-Painted Reception
Winter Berry Reception

The Hand-Painted Winter Berry wedding is elegant in its rich red accents and rustic in its wooden textures. Red berries are a beautiful accent to any winter wedding detail. You can use them mixed in with a bouquet of flowers, or you can simply place the berry twigs in mason jars. Dried berry branches are […]

Hand-Painted Pumpkin Reception

Posted by on Oct 28, 2012 in Hand-Painted Reception
Hand-Painted Pumpkin Reception

This has been a busy week/weekend, but I didn’t want you to miss out on the Hand-Painted Pumpkin Reception ideas which completes Pumpkin week, so here is a rare Sunday night post. Whether white or orange, whether painted, decoupaged, or naked, pumpkins are a beautiful element to add to your festive fall wedding. They work […]