Inspired by Bridal Fashion week runway shows

October 12, 2015By AllisonInspired by

I have fallen in love with periscope and bridal fashion this past weekend while watching Bridal Fashion week runway shows in NYC. I’ve only joined periscope in the last couple of months and I know a lot of you haven’t joined yet…let me just say…do it! Watching these runway shows as they were happening through … Read More

Flashback Friday in celebration of Fourth of July

July 3, 2015By AllisonInspired by

Today I’m reminiscing and sharing a few photos of the Fourth of July wedding styled shoot that a group of us Philly wedding vendors collaborated on more than a year ago! This styled wedding took place at the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia. The first photo took place with the National Constitution Center in the … Read More

Literature Themed Wedding

July 2, 2015By AllisonInspired by

A literature themed wedding has touches of antique and looks lovely amongst a rustic or historic wedding venue. In general a rustic wedding exudes a casual vibe to it and an antique, historic wedding exudes a more refined vibe, but don’t feel limited to pick just one look. Use your wedding venue as a guide … Read More

Rainbow-inspired LGBT Pride wedding

June 25, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Weddings, Inspired by

Rainbow-inspired LGBT Pride wedding is super fun and joyful! I love that a couple can go all out and incorporate many rainbow ideas into a wedding, or they can pick a bright color (or white) as their dominant color and then add rainbow accents such as a rainbow cake or cascading rainbow flower centerpieces. A … Read More

Damask Ombre Wedding Inspiration

May 28, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Weddings, Inspired by

The Damask Ombre wedding brings together two unique trends, the bold, high contrast damask pattern and the soft painterly ombre effect. I like finding balance between opposites, and the strong edges of the damask and the soft painterly effect of the ombre really allows for this interesting look. One idea to incorporate the Damask Ombre … Read More

Butterfly Favor Tags

May 21, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Weddings, Inspired by

The Butterfly Favor Tags are the perfect addition to nature inspired favors. The tags get customized with the couple’s names and wedding day. The Butterfly wedding theme is perfect for the DIY bride who could choose to make favors of mini potted plants or vases with flowers. The mini potted plant favor is a very … Read More

Butterfly Wedding inspiration

May 20, 2015By AllisonInspired by

Butterflies can easily be incorporated into almost every details of your wedding, or it can just be an accent scattered amongst a few wedding details. They are very versatile and easy to shop for on Etsy. A lot of inspiration on the web for butterfly weddings conjures up a bit of a children’s birthday party … Read More

Vintage Purple Feather Inspiration

May 14, 2015By AllisonInspired by

I’m excited to share with you this pretty, soft purple wedding inspiration board with touches of vintage glamour inspired by the Vintage Purple Feather Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings. What is so unique about this inspiration board is its soft take on the vintage Art Deco theme. Oftentimes this vintage wedding theme’s sister theme, “the Great … Read More

Inspiration for the Week: Intensely Conscious

July 15, 2013By AllisonInspired by 1 Comment

I’m starting this week feeling a bit overwhelmed. You know….when your to-do list seems to just keep getting longer and longer, and takes over your sanity. So, to combat this state of overwhelm, I created this inspirational print as a helpful reminder to live in the present moment (not my future to-do’s). I can be … Read More

Inspired by Watercolor Patterns

May 20, 2013By AllisonInspired by

There are so many inspiring watercolor artists out there. I think this is why my Watercolor board on Pinterest has a whopping 524 pins and counting. Today I want to feature a few watercolor pattern artists I admire. Pattern designers create artwork that makes its way into textile designs. Fashion is art, but when you … Read More

Inspired by Hand-Written Lettering

April 17, 2013By AllisonInspired by

I have been smitten by hand-written lettering for awhile now, whether chalkboard lettering, calligraphy, or painted. I’m especially inspired when I see beautiful calligraphy and hand-written lettering in unexpected places, such as this carved wooden cake topper, in signage, or as wrapping decoration. Lately I have been practicing my hand at calligraphy, which I can’t … Read More

Where Does Inspiration Come From?

April 15, 2013By AllisonInspired by

Inspiration comes from all sorts of sources. For me it comes in dreams, spontaneous thoughts, observations while living my life, a pattern on a beautiful dress, a beautiful photograph that connects with something deep inside that I can’t explain, etc. Inspiration is akin to breathing for me; it is necessary. It is love. It makes … Read More

Spring is Hatching

March 11, 2013By AllisonInspired by

What beautiful weather we just had in Philadelphia this past weekend! Open windows, crisp (dare I say, warm) air flooding into people’s homes for maybe the first time this year. Oh, and the flowers! While not blooming so much outside yet, definitely blooming inside stores. Flowers seem to be on everyone’s minds lately as people … Read More

Inspired by John Lovett’s New Book

March 1, 2013By AllisonInspired by

When I saw that John Lovett, a super-talented watercolor artist from Australia, came out with a book, I just knew I had to get my hands on it! It doesn’t disappoint. I can’t wait to play around with his styles and techniques and bring them into my work. Loads of inspiration flying from this book … Read More

Inspired by hand-painted wedding cookies

February 27, 2013By AllisonInspired by

If you can believe it…these are cookies! Hand-painted wedding cookies to be specific! They were created by Maggie Austin LaBaugh, a very talented cake artist! Her cakes also have a very painterly quality to them, so you will have to check out her work in her portfolio! These cookies are modern pieces of art. They … Read More

Photo booth Love

February 1, 2013By AllisonInspired by

February…the month of love! I’m going to start off the month expressing how much I love photo booths at weddings! My husband and I have been to two weddings with photo booths. One had the traditional booth where you are squeezed in a tight booth (and the photos come out on a strip). The other … Read More

Hand-Painted Reception: Inspired by Lemons

January 3, 2013By AllisonInspired by 1 Comment

Still inspired by the unique fruit I found at the grocery story, Buddha’s hand, I’ve decided to create a bright and fresh lemon yellow invitation. The inspiration for a lemon yellow wedding is a breath of fresh (warm) air during this super cold day in Pennsylvania. It is making me yearn for summer and a … Read More

Inspired by Satsuma Oranges

December 10, 2012By AllisonInspired by 1 Comment

A few years ago when I was staying with my friend Melissa’s family in Rome, they used to bring out a bowl of these beautiful little satsuma oranges at the end of the meal for dessert. I love that these oranges were a refreshing, little delight after a meal. Again, when I visited my brother … Read More

Thanksgiving Day Cards

November 19, 2012By AllisonInspired by

Why aren’t there more Thanksgiving cards? Why isn’t Thanksgiving as synonymous with cards as Christmas? It is a time to spread gratitude and love to the people in your life, just as Christmas cards spread cheer and joy to the people you love. Interesting, right? Hey, I’m just as guilty about this. I did not … Read More