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

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

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

Philly Proud – Love Park Thumbprint Guest Print

October 21, 2014By AllisonHand-Painted Guest book

Philadelphia is of course known as the “City of Brotherly Love,” but the icon that most effectively displays that is located at the center of the city at Love Park. With beautiful City Hall on one side and a beaming fountain that changes color…sometimes green at St. Patty’s Day or pink during Breast Cancer Awareness … Read More

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

Our Whale’s Tale: A Nantucket Wedding

September 3, 2014By AllisonHand-Painted Guest book

Two days after Labor Day, the unofficial last day of summer, and I’m still reminiscing on some of the creative custom beach-themed thumbprint guestbooks I have been lucky enough to work on these past few months. Our Whale’s Tale guest print certainly tops the most creative requests I have received from a bride. Andria and … Read More

Jennette’s Pier Custom Thumbprint Guest Print

August 27, 2014By AllisonHand-Painted Guest book

I have had the wonderful opportunity to work on some custom thumbprint guestbook projects this past summer. One example is a request from Jennifer who got married in June at the beautiful Jennette’s Pier in North Carolina. This custom thumbprint guest print was inspired by the Hand-Painted Weddings Beach Thumbprint guest print, where the guests … 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

Part 2: Julia and Dan’s Wedding

August 2, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

Part 2 of Julia and Dan’s beautiful wedding. It was so much fun “hand-painting” this wedding! One of my favorite parts of doing wedding reception paper is the challenge of designing a theme which transforms and grows as it flows from the invitation to the menu to the escort cards to the signs, etc. For … Read More