Watercolor Wedding Venue Invitation Artwork

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Real Wedding
Watercolor Wedding Venue Invitation Artwork

Maria and Licinio got married in a historical cathedral, and then celebrated at the stunning Park Savoy Estate in North Jersey this past winter. They decided to have a separate reception card in their invitation suite, which featured the exterior of this beautiful building along with the fountain and lush gardens adorning the entrance of the Park […]

Finding wedding invitation inspiration in decisions you’ve already made

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Real Wedding
Finding wedding invitation inspiration in decisions you’ve already made

Not sure where to look for inspiration for your wedding invitations? Yes, you can look on Pinterest. Yes, you can create a theme such as an Alice in Wonderland wedding theme or Back to School theme. Or, you can use your ceremony and reception location as the artwork for your wedding invitations. This is a great way to not only share a […]

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 […]

Rustic, gold foiled wedding at Front and Palmer

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Real Wedding
Rustic, gold foiled wedding at Front and Palmer

Jill and Poya were one of my favorite couples from 2015. I met them at last year’s Lovesick Expo and worked closely with them throughout the year on their custom save the dates, custom wedding invitations and wedding day paper. This couple was unique for me because while Jill managed the stationery process, I worked with both […]

San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 4 – Wedding details

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Real Wedding
San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 4 – Wedding details

The natural beauty exuding from Stone Gardens was already outstanding, but then Kara and Taylor incorporated so many personal touches to the decor that really made this wedding special and super inspirational. There beautiful sweetheart table complete with lit Mr. & Mrs. letter signs and a low bouquet of peonies I’m sure got (even) more splendid as […]

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 […]

San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 2 – Favorite Moment

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Real Wedding
San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 2 – Favorite Moment

In my opinion, the most important thing to remember on your wedding day is to be present to all the special moments. There are so many emotional moments on your wedding day that you will experience on that day only, so it is so important to put aside any of the worries or tiny details that […]

San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 1 – Favorite Detail

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Real Wedding
San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 1 – Favorite Detail

I’ve got a sunny, warm California wedding to share with you this week. Kara and Taylor got married at Stone Gardens in San Diego, California this past June. Kara and I worked closely together on their custom watercolor wedding invitation sets. This wedding is full of lovely wedding inspiration from the pretty blush color palette, unique custom […]

Gallery Bridal Shower

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Real Wedding
Gallery Bridal Shower

What happens when two artists, one of which is also an art teacher, plan a bridal shower together? They plan an artists inspired bridal shower! Over the weekend, my mom and I held a surprise shower at a local art gallery, and it turned out so beautiful that I’m excited to share our ideas in order to inspire other […]

Country Backyard Wedding – Bride’s favorite moment

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Real Wedding
Country Backyard Wedding – Bride’s favorite moment

A few more glimpses of this fun country backyard wedding including a photo of the joyful wedding party (there I am, third from the left). The girls all wore tan cowboy boots…including the bride, which fit right in with the country theme. The bouquets were lush with a lot of greenery for texture. And we […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unique Wedding Ceremony Idea – The Unity Cocktail

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Real Wedding
Unique Wedding Ceremony Idea – The Unity Cocktail

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 […]

Real Wedding: Literary Wedding in Philadelphia

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Real Wedding
Real Wedding: Literary Wedding in Philadelphia

Today I’m sharing with you a continuation of yesterday’s post introducing Shannon and Bryan’s gorgeous literature wedding. One of the reasons I know weddings are the right place for me as a painter and designer is because I truly feel a connection with the couple and what they are going through with wedding planning and […]

Real Wedding: Literature Themed Wedding in Philadelphia

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Real Wedding
Real Wedding: Literature Themed Wedding in Philadelphia

I’ve got a treat for you this week! This week I will be sharing Shannon and Bryan’s beautiful book-themed wedding. Shannon and Bryan are a couple I met at the Lovesick Expo this past January, and I’m so glad I did! They both got married in April, and hadn’t found their invitations designer yet, so […]

Cartagena Wedding Reception

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Hand-Painted Weddings, Real Wedding
Cartagena Wedding Reception

It’s party time! As the sun sets in Cartagena, the string lights and the dance floor light up! This poolside Cartagena wedding reception looks like so much fun! I love the little white party dress the bride changed into after her first dance! Super sexy and fun! Here is one final question for the bride […]