Hand-Painted Succulent Reception

October 19, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

The Hand-Painted Succulent reception is soft and a bit ethereal. Succulents, like origami cranes, are small elements that can really sneak into any wedding design element, for instance, as cake toppers, amongst table decor, inside bouquets, or as escort cards that second as wedding favors. Above I have only shown real succulent decor, but there … Read More

Birds of a Feather Hand-Painted Reception

October 11, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Reception 1 Comment

The Birds of a Feather wedding is whimsical yet earthy. It isn’t fussy. It has an organic and natural appeal. For your reception decor, feathers work beautiful amongst textures of burlap, lace, or twigs. The Birds of a Feather wedding works wonderfully amongst a neutral or soft-spoken color palette, which is perfect for any season. … Read More

Lovebirds and my Wedding Cake

September 20, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

My wedding cake designed and created by Debbie Celenza (my mom). Photographed by Hoffer Photography. Today I’m sharing with you one of the special elements of my own wedding…my wedding cake! As you can see one of the themes I incorporated into my wedding was the lovebirds theme. I grew up with birds as pets, … Read More

Hand-Painted Reception: Back-to-School Inspired

August 30, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

The Back-to-School wedding theme starts out with the wedding party traveling in style in a school bus! Inexpensive and fun! Then there is chocolate milk with fun striped straws and paper bag guest gift bags filled with treats. There are escort card apples, customized No. 2 pencils, globes, and books used as reception decoration. There … Read More

Hand-Painted Reception: Lavender

August 3, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Reception 1 Comment

The Lavender wedding is full of grace and serenity. No bridezilla would be attracted to this theme. The beautiful thing about lavender is that it can be added to any element of a wedding (as you can see by these pictures). Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Lavender wedding invitation … Read More

String Light Reception

July 26, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

I am a big fan of outdoor weddings. If it wasn’t raining on my wedding day, my husband and I would have married outside in a rustic little courtyard. Instead we married inside by a cozy fireplace, which was a great alternative. As you can see from this compilation of string light inspiration, string lights … Read More

Hand-Painted Reception: Italy

July 20, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Reception 1 Comment

There are so many options for designing your Italy-inspired wedding. You could go the old-world charming route and have a lot of lace accents, candlelight, and rich colors. You could also create a wedding inspired by the textures and colors of Venice. The silvery green (from the water) and the coral (of the buildings) would … Read More

Inspired by Tandem Bike Cont.

June 22, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

Here are a few ideas I found around the web to inspire the couple who is considering the playful Tandem Bike theme at their wedding.   Having a tandem bike at your reception is pretty much a requirement if you are going to go with the Tandem Bike theme. Especially for the opportunity to get … Read More

Hand-Painted Reception: Tandem Bike theme

June 21, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

I have expanded the Tandem Bike theme into escort cards and table numbers. I am a big fan of the invitation design or theme expanding into the reception and/or ceremony decor. The invitation really sets the tone for the style and “feeling” of the wedding. Sometimes it is the only clue that guests have to … Read More