Puerto Rico Wedding invitation

October 15, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The Puerto Rico 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, … Read More

Cartagena Wedding Reception

June 5, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Weddings, Real Wedding

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 … Read More

Cartagena Wedding Ceremony

June 4, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Weddings, Real Wedding

What I love about Cartagena is the mix of beaches and historical architecture. I’ve never been to Cartagena personally, but it is definitely on my travel bucket list after seeing this beautiful wedding! Cartagena really lends itself for a perfect destination wedding location with the mix of landscapes (historical town with sandy beaches)! This couple … Read More

Cartagena Wedding Portraits

June 3, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Weddings, Real Wedding

Today I’m sharing with you some of the gorgeous wedding day portraits taken around the beautiful city of Cartagena. As I said in yesterday’s post, Cartagena has become a popular destination wedding site for the last decade or so. Cartagena is widely recognized as the most romantic city in Colombia, with its mix of historical … Read More

Destination Wedding Invitation to Cartagena, Columbia

September 11, 2014By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

  I love traveling, so when I designed the Venice Canal Invitation I was really hoping to receive some requests for custom destination wedding invitations! My wish came true earlier this Spring when I received an inquiry from Liliana who was getting married in beautiful Cartagena, Colombia! The street featured in this invitation is incredibly … Read More

Jennette’s Pier Custom Thumbprint Guest Print

August 27, 2014By AllisonHand-Painted Guest book

I have had the wonderful opportunity to work on some custom thumbprint guestbook projects this past summer. One example is a request from Jennifer who got married in June at the beautiful Jennette’s Pier in North Carolina. This custom thumbprint guest print was inspired by the Hand-Painted Weddings Beach Thumbprint guest print, where the guests … Read More

Beach Thumbprint Guest Print

July 2, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Guest book

The Beach thumbprint guestbook features sunny, sandy beach with the red, old-fashioned airplane flying overhead announcing the couple’s wedding names and wedding date! The thumbprints in this guest print are the footprints that lead down the path towards the turquoise ocean. This would be a beautiful option for your beach-themed wedding! The Beach Thumbprint Guestbook is now … Read More

Lighthouse Thumbprint Guest Print

June 20, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Guest book

I listen to a series of guided meditations on my phone from time to time to get centered. Most of them guide me to picture myself in a calm, relaxed location. I usually find peace in the woods. I find myself drawn to the trees and the mountains with leaves crutching under my feet, or … Read More

Hand-Painted Water Ripples Wedding

June 13, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

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 … Read More

Hand-Painted Water Ripples Invitation

June 12, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Watercolor’s natural essence sings in the Water Ripples Invitation as the blue paint stretches and seeps through the painting. This invitation is inspired by light shining and sparkling off the sea. The idea originated from my love of the glistening water in the Venice Gondola painting I made a few months back…but much more zoomed … Read More

Sunsets: Hand-Painted Save-the-Date

June 14, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Save-the-Dates

What I love about the Sunset Birds Save-the-Date I designed is that it doesn’t work solely for beach weddings because the ocean is not in it. This Save-the-Date would work well in conjunction with the Sunset Invitation, or with a separate unrelated invitation. I am a strong believer that the Save-the-Date is a great opportunity, … Read More

Hand-Painted Invitation: Sunset

June 13, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The Sunset Invitation exudes warmth and would be perfect for a summer wedding. It would also work quite nice for a destination beach wedding. Speaking of beach weddings, when I was looking for wording inspiration for a beach wedding invitation, I found the holy grail of cheesiness! Do a google search; it is a hoot! … Read More