Whimsical wedding inspiration for an outdoor wedding

January 29, 2016By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations, Real Wedding

Whimsical wedding, Dreamy wedding inspiration. Posted on Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Katie Ricard Whimsical wedding, Dreamy wedding inspiration. Posted on Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Katie RicardWhimsical wedding invitation. Dreamy wedding invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Katie Ricard
Whimsical wedding, Dreamy wedding inspiration. Posted on Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Katie Ricard
Whimsical wedding, Dreamy wedding inspiration. Posted on Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Katie RicardWhimsical wedding, Dreamy wedding inspiration. Posted on Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Katie Ricard Whimsical wedding, Dreamy wedding inspiration. Posted on Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Katie Ricard Whimsical wedding, Dreamy wedding inspiration. Posted on Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Katie RicardThere 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 course, the watercolor wedding invitation set by yours truly. By the way, the Mystical Forest watercolor wedding invitation is available in the Hand-Painted Weddings Shop.

I was lucky enough to join my friend at a BHLDN dress appointment in NYC last summer, and let me just say… I’ve never seen such beautiful laces and unique, delicate touches. Every dress was a work of art. BHLDN is truly inspiring to the wedding market.

I’m in love with the lush flowers in the bride’s bouquet….oh, if I were to get married again, I’d have a bouquet just like this.

I’m also swooning of the casual, wispy wedding hair the bride and bridesmaid have with their floral crowns. It is so delicate and effortlessly beautiful. The color of blue in the bridesmaid dress is perfection. It has a hint of earthiness to it, while still be classically blue, which is apparently the most popular color for bridesmaid dresses in the U.S.

I’m still in awe that I was able to contribute to this dreamy wedding in California. I hope it was as inspiring for you as it has been for me!

Photographer: Katie Ricard Photography @katiericard | Florist: Emlily Floral @emlily_floral | Wedding Dress and Bridal Jewelry: BHLDN @bhldn | Engagement Ring: Trumpet and Horn @trumpetandhorn | Cake/Desserts: Just Baked SLO @justbakedslo | Cake Topper: Lovely Grain Studio @lovelygrainstudio | Invitation/Save the Date: Hand-Painted Weddings @handpaintedweddings | Calligraphy: Letters from Lindsey @lettersfromlind | Hair Stylist: Rece Evans @receevans | Models: Bride – @allycevans | Groom (also photo and styling assistant) – Emerson Ricard @emerson.ricard | Bridesmaid – @colleenricard

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Puerto Rico Wedding invitation

October 15, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Puerto Rico Wedding Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings

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, the historic district, but the most memorable part was when we stayed in a villa on Flamenco beach in Culebra, an island off the main island in Puerto Rico. Culebra is a small island, with most tourists (ourselves included) bouncing around in golf carts traveling from beach to beach. We adored taking our snorkel equipment to each and every beach on the island in search for the perfect underwater view…which happened to be the first beach we went to…go figure. 🙂

We were also so lucky to get a villa right on the beach. Flamenco beach has super clear waters and is part of a Natural Reserve area, so beyond the set of villas we were in, and the one next to us, we had the beach to ourselves at night after the day-trippers took the ferry back to the main island. It was magical seeing the sunset and then watching the stars from the beach. One of the unique things about Flamenco Beach is that the beach is like a cove with the beach arching around like a horseshoe. That is what I captured in the Puerto Rico Wedding invitation. The villas we stayed at along with the beautiful beach would make this an ideal location to get married. This design is ideal for destination wedding invitations as well.

While I am calling this beautiful beach invitation a Puerto Rico invitation, because that is where I gained the inspiration for this painting, I am sure this would be an ideal design for any couple’s beach wedding invitation.Puerto Rico Wedding Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings

Hand-Painted Weddings published in Celebration Society Weddings Magazine

October 1, 2015By AllisonAnnouncements, Press

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The effervescent Water Ripples watercolor wedding invitation was featured in the Summer issue of The Celebration Society Weddings magazine! I supplied the artwork for an editor of the magazine in the Spring, but it was actually one of my clients who worked on a yacht all summer who told me she saw it featured in the magazine, that alerted me that it was published…how funny is that!

I don’t have a big advertising budget, especially for print, so opportunities like this are really exciting! The Water Ripples invitation is featured alongside a lot of other inspiring “Beachy blue” wedding and decor items. I adore that clutch!

The Water Ripples invitation is a great invitation for a wedding happening during the summer and/or for beach weddings. It would also be a beautiful invitation for a wedding happening near a lake or the ocean. Most destination weddings are near the water, so this invitation would also be very fitting in that setting.

Note: The Water Ripples watercolor invitation is available in the shop for purchase.

In the Studio: Calla Lily Invitation

September 13, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Calla Lilly Invitation by Hand-Painted WeddingsThe Hand-Painted Calla Lilly Invitation is the essence of purity and romance. In doing a little research I learned that the symbolism for calla lilies is rebirth and union….how appropriate for a wedding! Usually you see calla lilies around Easter time, and I believe a few brides out there are looking for their invitations for next spring and summer. I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend!

Please note: The Calla Lily Invitation is available for ordering upon request. Calla Lily Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings.

Hand-Painted Water Ripples Invitation

June 12, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Water Ripples Invitation by Hand-Painted WeddingsWatercolor’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 in.

The Water Ripples Invitation is perfect for a wedding that is happening by the ocean or by the pool. It would be lovely for a wedding on a boat or for a couple who is looking for a striking blue watercolor theme for their wedding.

The blues in this invitation are quite dramatic, which is one of the unique features of this invitation. Many watercolors are soft and subtle, but this invitation amplifies watercolor’s robust pigments and the wonderful liquid nature of this medium.

The Water Ripples Invitation is now available for ordering under Shop Invitations. Water Ripples Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings.

Hand-Painted Backyard Charm Wedding

May 17, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

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Backyard Charm Wedding curated by Hand-Painted Weddings Backyard Charm Wedding curated by Hand-Painted Weddings Backyard Charm Wedding curated by Hand-Painted WeddingsThe 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 barbecue in the warm air. All in all, the Backyard Charm captivates the senses with natural sensations that you and your guests are sure to hold onto forever.

A Hand-Painted Backyard Charm wedding brings in a lot of natural elements that are casually beautiful like loosely put together bouquets and natural confetti tosses of lavender buds and dried herbs. Hang a vintage frame from a sturdy tree branch and you have yourself a unique twist on a photo booth. The ideas are endless…just conjure up your ideal Spring/Summer day hanging out with friends, and you are sure to come up with some unique ideas that are special to you that fit wonderfully for a backyard wedding.

I hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy spending some relaxing outdoors!

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Hand-Painted Backyard Charm Invitation

May 14, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Backyard Charm Invitation by Hand-Painted WeddingsThe air is getting warmer. The flowers are blooming. There are picnics and festivals and lounging in the park. There are outdoor concerts and camping trips. Oh yes, and it is wedding season!

In the spirit of all these relaxing Spring/Summer activities, I created the Backyard Charm invitation which evokes the essence of casual, outdoor charm. With its loose green watercolor wash, mason jar flower arrangement, and chimes, this invitation is sure to warm the soul of your guests with all the happy memories of lounging outside during these gorgeous Spring/Summer days. This invitation would be perfect for a couple who is getting married outside, especially in a park or backyard. This invitation could also be adjusted to work as a Bridal Shower invitation. (Contact me for more details.)

The Backyard Charm Invitation is now available to order in the Hand-Painted Weddings Invitations Shop.