Autumn Invitation with Gold Shimmer Accents

June 17, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Custom Autumn Wedding Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings Custom Autumn Wedding Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings Custom Autumn Wedding Invitation by Hand-Painted WeddingsThis 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 the Save-the-Date to Invitation. It is much more fun if wedding paper is similar but not too matchy-matchy.

In this design the intertwined branches on the strong trees of the Save-the-Date design are zoomed into the delicate branches intwining in this loose border around the invitation. These intertwining branches expand and crawl into the edges of the RSVP card. The zooming into the branches is quite fitting from the Save-the-Date to the Invitation as the guest’s get more information about the upcoming wedding. I love how delicate yet strong this design is. I worked with this couple to design their Save-the-Dates at the same time as their Invitation and they were then able to stagger mailing them out.

Both the Save-the-Date postcards and the invitation had the gold watercolor accents added to them so they had a gold shimmer under the light, which I zoomed into for you in the photos above. Gold watercolor accents are a great alternative to gold foil for a couple that is looking to subtly add gold to their organic designs.

Custom Autumn Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings.

Hand-Painted Invitation: Autumn Reflections

November 7, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The Hand-Painted Autumn Reflections Invitation is perfect for a (Drumroll, please)…an Autumn wedding. Particularly one that is near or on a lake. Didn’t see that one coming, did you?

This invitation is very different than the Autumn Leaves Invitation but would be nice in conjunction with an Autumn Leaves Save-the-Date. Which brings up a good point…Did you know that I can take existing designs and paintings from the Shop Invitations tab and create your own custom invitations, designs, menus, programs, etc. to coordinate with or stand-alone items for your wedding? Yep, that’s right! Contact me for more details.

Today, in Philadelphia, we are bracing for another storm…one with snow! I can’t believe it. I hope everyone in the Northeast stays safe today.

The Autumn Reflections Invitation is now available under the Shop Invitations tab.

Autumn Reflections

November 5, 2012By AllisonInspired by

Autumn is a perfect time to reflect. Nature gets a bit quieter as things die down for the year. The trees shed their life in the most magical way for us to enjoy. The smells change from blooming flowers to cozy smells of burning fireplaces. The air loses a bit of its heaviness and becomes crisp and cool. The days become shorter causing people to move indoors earlier in the evening. All of these changes create a beautiful setting to reflect on your life. If not your life, maybe just your year. This is the brief moment before the craziness of the holidays where you simply must take the opportunity to breath in the magic and reflect.

This painting is inspired by the beautiful reflection of the fall foliage onto Lake Jean during our last camping trip to Ricketts Glen National Sate Park.

Autumn Reflections Invitation is now available in the Hand-Painted Weddings Invitation shop.

Hand-Painted Pumpkin Invitations

October 26, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The Hand-Painted Pumpkin Invitation features a couple of orange pumpkins, one a bit smaller than the other. As I had stated before I think that the stems are the most interesting part of a pumpkin so I really zoomed in on the upper half of the pumpkin on the right in the invitation design. I think the design is cheerful but in a quiet Autumn sort of way.

It is also the first Hand-Painted Shop Invitation that includes your very own hand-painted lettering for your names. The Pumpkin Invitation is now available for ordering.

Hand-Painted Invitation: Autumn Leaves

August 17, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

I know it is a bit early to be so excited for fall and that I should probably just enjoy every moment of summer while it lasts because summer is a pretty freakin’ awesome season too, but I can’t help myself!

This invitation is perfect for an autumn wedding! Autumn weddings have become more and more popular here in the northeast the last few years. I tribute that to a lot of couples adoring fall foliage as much as I do. The bright colors in this invitation can’t be beat!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! See if you can spot your first autumn leaf!

Note: The Autumn Leaves Invitation is available for purchase under the Hand-Painted Weddings Shop Invitations tab!