Watercolor Cartagena Wedding Invitation

June 19, 2018By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations, Real Wedding

Watercolor Cartagena Wedding Invitation at Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa When one of the stars from the Price is Right contacts you for wedding invitations for her Cartagena wedding in Colombia, you jump up and down! Well, I know I did. It was such a pleasure working with Manuela on her gorgeous Cartagena wedding invitations and wedding … Read More

Watercolor Wedding Venue Invitation Artwork

September 26, 2017By AllisonReal Wedding

Maria and Licinio got married in a historical cathedral, and then celebrated at the stunning Park Savoy Estate in North Jersey this past winter. They decided to have a separate reception card in their invitation suite, which featured the exterior of this beautiful building along with the fountain and lush gardens adorning the entrance of the Park … Read More

Rustic, gold foiled wedding at Front and Palmer

January 14, 2016By AllisonReal Wedding

Jill and Poya were one of my favorite couples from 2015. I met them at last year’s Lovesick Expo and worked closely with them throughout the year on their custom save the dates, custom wedding invitations and wedding day paper. This couple was unique for me because while Jill managed the stationery process, I worked with both … Read More

San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 4 – Wedding details

December 4, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

The natural beauty exuding from Stone Gardens was already outstanding, but then Kara and Taylor incorporated so many personal touches to the decor that really made this wedding special and super inspirational. There beautiful sweetheart table complete with lit Mr. & Mrs. letter signs and a low bouquet of peonies I’m sure got (even) more splendid as … Read More

San Diego Wedding Inspiration – Part 1 – Favorite Detail

November 30, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

I’ve got a sunny, warm California wedding to share with you this week. Kara and Taylor got married at Stone Gardens in San Diego, California this past June. Kara and I worked closely together on their custom watercolor wedding invitation sets. This wedding is full of lovely wedding inspiration from the pretty blush color palette, unique custom … Read More

Gallery Bridal Shower

October 20, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

What happens when two artists, one of which is also an art teacher, plan a bridal shower together? They plan an artists inspired bridal shower! Over the weekend, my mom and I held a surprise shower at a local art gallery, and it turned out so beautiful that I’m excited to share our ideas in order to inspire other … Read More

Country Backyard Wedding – Bride’s favorite moment

October 9, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

A few more glimpses of this fun country backyard wedding including a photo of the joyful wedding party (there I am, third from the left). The girls all wore tan cowboy boots…including the bride, which fit right in with the country theme. The bouquets were lush with a lot of greenery for texture. And we … Read More

Country Backyard Wedding Inspiration – Part 1

October 6, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

My beautiful sister in-law, Laura, got married to the love of her life, Craig, this past September in a Country Backyard setting in rural Pennsylvania. Their wedding was one of the most personal weddings I’ve attended, with numerous DIY touches sprinkled throughout the ceremony and reception. This wedding was designed by the bride with so … Read More

Philadelphia Wedding Inspiration

September 18, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

There are a few Philadelphia wedding landmarks that you will always see bridal parties taking photos at during the wedding season weekends. We are so lucky in Philly to have so many hotspots for perfect Philly wedding photos! In the middle of Broad Street with City Hall in the background is a must! It is … Read More

Philadelphia LOVE Wedding at Ballroom at the Ben

September 17, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

Today I’m sharing Amanda and Derek’s stunning Philadelphia LOVE wedding that took place downtown this past June. From their LOVE statue themed wedding invitations to their horse drawn carriage through the city, this wedding is chockfull of Philadelphia iconography. Amanda and Derek got married at St. Paul’s Parish in the Italian market and took a horse drawn carriage through the city … Read More

Unique Wedding Ceremony Idea – The Unity Cocktail

August 7, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

I’ve said it many times…I love when couples infuse their wedding with their unique personalities! When I was perusing Shannon and Bryan’s wedding photos I noticed a couple of photos of them with a shot and beer glass in their hand during their ceremony. Well, that isn’t something you see every day, so I inquired … Read More

Real Wedding: Literary Wedding in Philadelphia

August 6, 2015By AllisonReal Wedding

Today I’m sharing with you a continuation of yesterday’s post introducing Shannon and Bryan’s gorgeous literature wedding. One of the reasons I know weddings are the right place for me as a painter and designer is because I truly feel a connection with the couple and what they are going through with wedding planning and … Read More