Board Game Themed Wedding Invitation

September 30, 2014By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

When my board gaming friends got engaged I was pretty much jumping up and down eager to design their invitations, because I knew they would have some creative ideas for their wedding paper….and I knew they would be interested in a board game theme! When I say my friends are into board games, I’m not … Read More

Inspired by a Beautiful Engagement Story

September 15, 2014By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

This wonderful couple had a very romantic engagement story that they wanted to incorporate into their wedding invitations. The couple got engaged on the beautiful bridge in Italy named, Bassano del Grappa. The sweetest part of this story is that the groom’s grandparents got engaged on the same bridge years earlier! I was gushing when … 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

In the Studio: Calla Lily Invitation

September 13, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The 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 … Read More

Only the Best in Envelopes

August 9, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Lets talk a second about envelopes. I believe that envelopes are the biggest small thing you can do to add punch to your wedding invitations. You make a first impression with an envelope. A fun, colored envelope provokes excitement in the receiver, because that person knows he/she has just received a special piece of mail. … Read More

Hand-Painted Water Ripples Invitation

June 12, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations 1 Comment

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

Hand-Painted Flower Vine Invitation

May 29, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The hand-painted Flower Vine invitation beautifully blurs the lines of the seasons. It would be a great invitation for a Spring, Summer or Autumn wedding. There is a certain warmth to this invitation, which is fitting for such an occasion as a wedding, being surrounded by loved ones. The vine paintings would translate wonderfully into … Read More

Hand-Painted Roots Invitation

May 23, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

I 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 … Read More

Hand-Painted Backyard Charm Invitation

May 14, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The 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 … Read More

In the Studio: Hand-Painted Ikat Invitation

May 1, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Who doesn’t like this beautiful, loose ikat pattern that has been making appearances in apparel trends the last year or so? The ikat pattern derives from an old, traditional form of textile dyeing. You can read all about the history here. I have taken a soft, feminine approach to this often colorful pattern, by using … Read More

Wedding Invitations and Fashion Styling

February 20, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations 1 Comment

Last week’s invitation styling inspired (what I believe to be) a very interesting new way to photograph the Hand-Painted Weddings Shop Invitations. The idea is too connect fashion and invitation by styling the photographs with myself holding an Invitation in front of outfits that relate in design. This is a beautiful extension to the very … Read More

Hand-Painted Romantic Lace Invitation

February 13, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Do you feel the romance in the air? The day before Valentine’s Day always brings a little bit of excitement as couples prepare for the next day’s excursions. This year my husband is planning a surprise night, so I am particularly curious and excited about what that could mean! Inspired by the romance this time … Read More

Hand-Painted Winter Frost Invitation

February 6, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The Hand-Painted Winter Frost invitation is a beautiful choice for your winter wedding! In the Northeast this season we’ve been lucky enough to to have quite a few mini flurry storms. This means that the grass keeps this thin beautiful layer of snow on it, but the roads stay pretty clear because it has snowed … Read More

Hand-Painted Invitation: Lemon Yellow

January 4, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The Hand-Painted Lemon Yellow Invitation is inspired by the Buddha’s Hand fruit. It is bright yellow like a lemon, but has geometric shapes that represent the fingers of this unique fruit. This invitation would be great in conjunction with a lemon themed wedding, or any sunny summer wedding. I also love how the watercolor shapes … Read More

Hand-Painted Orange Invitation

December 14, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The Hand-Painted Orange Invitation is super refreshing and fun! This would be a great invitation for a Florida wedding or for the couple who is looking for a fresh twist for their winter wedding. The Orange Invitation exudes this pop of sunshine that your guests are desperately seeking in the cold, dark winter months! The … Read More

Hand-Painted Invitation: Winter Berry

November 28, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The Winter Berry invitation is perfect for any cold-weather wedding, whether it is around the holidays or even after the holidays. I created a similar design for one of my best friend’s wedding a year ago and loved it so much that I thought I’d hand-paint it and make it available to all of you … Read More