Real Wedding: Megan and Mike’s Unique Bucket List Themed Wedding

March 18, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

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Real Wedding: Megan and Mike - Paper by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photos by Stephanie A. SmithReal Wedding: Megan and Mike - Paper by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photos by Stephanie A. SmithReal Wedding: Megan and Mike - Paper by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photos by Stephanie A. Smith

Real Wedding: Megan and Mike - Paper by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photos by Stephanie A. Smith

Real Wedding: Megan and Mike - Paper by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photos by Stephanie A. SmithI am so excited to share a glimpse of Megan and Mike’s gorgeous wedding at the Phoenixville Foundry, right outside of Philadelphia. This wedding is chockfull of inspiration and pretty, little details that I’m sure you will find inspiring if you are planning your wedding.

Megan and I went to college together and were sorority sisters, so I was lucky enough to be a guest at Megan and Mike’s beautiful wedding, as well as create their invitations and escort cards.

Megan is a yogi (girl after my own heart), health coach, and the blogger behind Simple.Savvy.Self, so a natural, organic look flowed throughout their wedding. The couple also incorporated a unique bucket list theme to their wedding because of their engagement story. Mike proposed to Megan as they planned their bucket lists, and of course, romantically spending their lives together was top of their lists. The bucket with M&M for their initials adorned their invitations.

As avid travelers (they went to Cape Town, South Africa for their honeymoon!!), travel locations were very much on their bucket list, and intermingled in the details of their wedding. I love love love how they found this vintage map mural to take a wedding photo in front of! To keep with the theme, they also had travel postcards and a suitcase at their guest book station, so that guests could write little tips on each postcard and place it in the suitcase.

Megan is also one of my more fashionable friends, and I can’t get enough of how beautiful her dress and super fun green shoes were!

Photos by Stephanie A. Smith. Paper by Hand-Painted Weddings.

The Wed Altered Artists

November 1, 2013By AllisonWedding Shows

Wed Altered Artists - Alexis June

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For all intents and purposes I’m referring to the photographer, videographer, caterer, makeup artist, and myself, the stationer, as “the artists” at Wed Altered, and referring to the dress and accessories artists as the designers.

“The artists” were the perfect compliment to Wed Altered‘s elite group of wedding dress and accessories designers. A group of down to earth, friendly women who are very much in love with weddings. Having these artists at the Wed Altered NYC pop-up shop really rounded out the experience for the brides, because it added a little bit of flair to the experience. It was just another reason why this pop-up shop is such a unique and special opportunity for brides.

Alexis June Weddings, Bread and Spoon Catering, Lacey Elliot Makeup, Mae B. Films, Hand-Painted Weddings.

Part 2: Julia and Dan’s Wedding

August 2, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

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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 Julia and Dan’s wedding paper there was a focus on the laid-back vibe of hand-written typography, which translated into script font and a capital non-script font. Some graphics from their theme were the string lights that also were hung in the trees, mason jars which also were the centerpiece bouquet glassware, and the Love Sculpture illustration, a nod to Philadelphia. The uniqueness of the reception location was also highlighted in the design of the invitation, with a beautiful dock built over a pond. Working in conjunction with the wedding planner, Chrissy of Truly You Events, was so vital to building this beautiful theme and making sure all the elements were cohesive.

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Click here for Part 1 of this wedding. Click here for the rave review from the bride on WeddingWire. Photos by Love Me Do Photography. Paper by Hand-Painted Weddings.

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Hand-Painted Roots Invitation

May 23, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Roots Invitation by Hand-Painted WeddingsI have definitely been bit by the garden bug lately…figuratively speaking. Gardening is such a rewarding hobby. You plant seeds or seedlings, tend them, and watch them grow. Sometimes they make their way into a savory dish. Sometimes they make their way in a vase decorating your home. Sometimes they are so special that they are inspiration for a painting…or even an invitation!

If you are a longtime follower of this blog, you may recognize this painting of my chives plant. It was painted almost a year ago and was featured on one of my first blog posts, Inspired by Spring.

It took nearly a year for the Roots Invitation to grow, but here it is! Roots are a lovely analogy to relationships. With support and care, the relationship grows larger and stronger, while the roots carry on supporting the connection. The Roots invitation is a wonderful choice for a couple who is celebrating their special day in a garden, or with many organic, nature-inspired decor.

The Roots Invitation is available to order under the Invitations, or by clicking here.