Real Wedding: Jess and Kevin at PAFA

March 2, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

I love working with couples on their reception day paper needs because it gives me the opportunity to get involved with all of the fun, little details of their wedding day. I worked with Jess and Kevin on their escort cards and menu cards, who got married at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA). … Read More

Behind the Scenes at Hand-Painted Weddings

February 17, 2015By AllisonIn the Studio

One of the most amazing things about having a partner is when you see glimpses of how he/she sees you. On Valentine’s Day my husband Carl graciously took some Hand-Painted Weddings behind the scenes photos for me. He is one of the few people who can capture my true essence on camera. It is remarkable … Read More

Hidden Gems – A Fun Valentine’s Day Free Printable DIY

February 5, 2015By AllisonDIY Tutorials

This Valentine’s Day do something special for your partner. This project is easy, free and lasts all day! Here is the trick…you download these printable gems hand-painted by yours truly, trim them out and hide them in places you know your partner will find. I’d recommend printing out a few sheets so you have many … Read More

Lovesick Expo 2015 Recap

January 12, 2015By AllisonAnnouncements

Always a blast, Lovesick Expo hosted with Offbeat Bride really is the must-attend wedding show of the year! The vendors as well as the attendees are great, down-to-earth people looking for beautiful and unique weddings. Sometimes in the wedding world it is easy to get swept up in the superficial beauty of it all, but … Read More

Truly a Painterly Touch – Modern Gallery Wedding

December 10, 2014By AllisonHand-Painted Weddings

You are in for a treat today! Today’s post starts to highlight some of the Hand-Painted Weddings stationery by yours truly! I had so much fun with designing this paper because a truly painterly touch was the perfect detail to bring together a modern art gallery wedding. I used long, loose brush strokes combined with … Read More

Two Wedding Locations, Two Outfits

December 10, 2014By AllisonWedding Tips

A creative way to change up the wedding look is to have a different gown for the ceremony and the reception. Especially with so many cute short wedding dresses, I understand the desire to have two gowns! Since both of the wedding buildings for this photoshoot had very different looks, two attire looks was a … Read More

Quiet Together Moments

December 9, 2014By AllisonWedding Tips

This photo of the couple sharing a quiet together moment resonated with me today. The craze of the pre-holiday rush is very similar to the wedding day rush. One of the most heard pieces of advice I hear (and give myself) to couples on their wedding day is to really be present and enjoy every … Read More

Gallery Wedding Inspiration – All Week!

December 8, 2014By AllisonHand-Painted Weddings

This past May I worked with a group of very talented wedding vendors to create a styled wedding shoot in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA). PAFA has two buildings next to each other that can be rented for a ceremony and reception. The beautiful thing about these two buildings is that they are … Read More

Watercolor Table Numbers Now Available

November 24, 2014By AllisonHand-Painted Other Wedding Goods

Watercolor table numbers are now available in the Hand-Painted Weddings shop. Table numbers are a reception detail that can sometimes be overlooked, but as these designs prove, can make a very pretty impression for your guests at their tables. Not only are they a decorative element but they also serve in way finding, which is … Read More

Introducing Hand-Painted Thank You Cards

November 12, 2014By AllisonAnnouncements, Hand-Painted Cards

I’m super excited to announce that Hand-Painted Weddings has now added Thank You cards to the Shop. There are currently 14 designs available. Many of which coordinate with the Shop Invitation designs so you can coordinate your invitations with your thank you cards. This is THE month for gratitude with Thanksgiving right around the corner. I’ve … Read More

Holiday Gift Deal on Society6

November 8, 2014By AllisonAnnouncements

Holiday gift idea and deal alert! Hand-Painted Weddings currently has two designs available to purchase on numerous items, such as pillows, tote bags, IPhone covers, t-shirts or mugs, on Society 6. Through tomorrow, 11/9/14 there is a $5 off plus free shipping deal going on, making it only $17 for a Love Sweet Love tote, … Read More

Personalized Holiday Cards Rock

November 5, 2014By AllisonHand-Painted Cards

Personalized holiday cards are the best! Store-bought, generic cards really don’t have anything on them. I have holiday cards on the brain as I brainstorm what I’m going to do for our Christmas card this year. Above is last year’s card (yep, that is my husband and I doing headstands). We decided to do a … Read More

Meaningful Hand-Painted Gifts

November 3, 2014By AllisonCommissioned Watercolors

Every year I feel like it gets harder and harder to get meaningful gifts for friends and family around the holidays. Lives get busy, people already have so much “stuff”…it can be such a tricky thing! With that in mind, taking a handmade approach can totally be the answer around the holidays, and now is … Read More

A Homage to my Halloween Costume

October 31, 2014By AllisonMade my Day

Happy Halloween everyone! Here is a little homage to my costume tonight. Can anyone guess who I’ll be? I am hosting our annual Halloween party tonight and spent much of the day cleaning, so this quote (hint…it is the introduction to a very famous song) was very inspirational. Wishing everyone a spooky night full of … Read More