Watercolor Wedding Venue Invitation Artwork

September 26, 2017By AllisonReal Wedding

Wedding Reception Custom Watercolor Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings

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 Savoy.

I painted this custom artwork and bordered the painting of the venue with the romantic florals that were to be scattered throughout the wedding from the bouquets to the centerpieces. Focusing the invitation artwork on the beauty of the ceremony venue on the invitation and reception venue on the reception card excited the couple’s guests to the lovely places they would be celebrating this monumental event.

As you can see from yesterday’s and today’s blog post, this wedding was simply gorgeous, but what were the bride’s favorite details and moments at her wedding? I took the opportunity to ask her a couple of months after her wedding, allowing for the event to soak in. Here is what she said.

Allison: “What was your favorite detail at your wedding?”
Maria: “Our favorite detail (besides our amazing invitations)  is our Portuguese Roosters on our cake.”

Allison: “Favorite moment at your wedding?”
Maria: “Our church ceremony and dancing all night!!!!!!”

It was so much fun creating these hand-painted wedding venue inspired invitations with the couple for their special day, and I hope this gives you ideas on how to customize your wedding invitation in a unique and special way. To learn more about Custom Wedding Invitations, click here.

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Finding wedding invitation inspiration in decisions you’ve already made

September 26, 2017By AllisonReal Wedding

Watercolor Church Wedding Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photos by Predestined in Love.

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 glimpse of what your guests will see come your wedding day, but it will also showcase one of the biggest wedding style decisions you have made….your wedding venue.

Maria and Licinio had a beautiful winter wedding in North Jersey. The bride decided to work with me on creating a separate ceremony and reception card (in English and Portuguese), each showcasing the beautiful wedding venues the couple was getting married in.

When I asked Maria “How did your wedding invitations tie into the look of your wedding?”, she responded “The invitations illustrated our church wedding and reception location perfectly.  Our family and friends  are still talking about how everything tied in together perfectly.”

Maria and I decided to showcase the wedding venues front and center in the designs and then surround them with paintings of the lush, romantic flowers they had planned for the bouquets and floral arrangements. This added a gorgeous pop of color to the invitations for this winter wedding. To learn more about Custom Wedding Invitations, click here.

Today on the blog, I am sharing the ceremony card along with some photos by Predestined in Love of their stunning ceremony. Tomorrow I will be sharing the reception card along with reception photos of the happy couple.
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Hand-Painted Winter Frost Wedding Reception

February 7, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

Winter Frost Reception curated by Hand-Painted WeddingsWinter Frost Reception curated by Hand-Painted WeddingsThe Winter Frost wedding reception is hand-painted with glittery silvers, delicate whites, and frosty blues. Pine cones, white taper candles, snow globes, and of course piles of white snow adorn the Winter Frost reception. Hot chocolate and mulled wine are cozy, festive options to add to your catering package.

Consider having your Winter Frost reception at a lodge, ski resort, or winter inn, where you can enjoy an entire winter weekend with your guests and spend the late hours of the night chatting over a fireplace. Spend the next day on a skiing excursion or winter hike through the woods!

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Winter Frost invitation now available on the Hand-Painted Weddings Invitation shop.

Hand-Painted Reception: Inspired by Oranges

December 11, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

I love the idea of having a winter wedding that has accents of refreshing oranges. It is so unexpected, yet completely seasonally appropriate. It really has a lighthearted sense to it also. I have seen a lot of pear-themed, apple-themed, and even lemon-themed weddings, but not really orange-themed weddings. I’m not sure why.

An orange-themed wedding is certainly distinctive and expresses creativity. Did you know that the color orange actually stimulates creativity?

The Hand-Painted Orange Invitation is now available for ordering at the Invitations Shop.

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The Ultimate Dress for a Winter Berry Wedding

November 30, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

My favorite color to wear is red, so when I spotted this dress by Vera Wang on a wedding blog, I was completely blown away. The idea of even putting this dress on makes me giddy! I mean how stunning would it be to have a winter wedding and wear this dress?! It would be a dream! I love how this model’s hair is a bit messy too, while wearing this dress. Check out the other beautiful red dresses in this line here. And of course, this dress would be a superb choice for a Winter Berry wedding!

Dress by Vera Wang. Winter Berry Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings.