Literature Wedding Invitation

June 30, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The Literature Wedding Invitation is perfect for a couple getting married in a library, or for the couple who is in love with reading. I love when couples choose to bring their hobbies and loves into their wedding. A wonderful way to personalize your wedding is through your wedding paper starting with the invitation and … 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 Bride Portrait

May 15, 2015By AllisonCommissioned Watercolors

A special Friday treat for you…a bridal portrait illustration fitting for a purple, vintage wedding. This bridal illustration is inspired by the Vintage Purple Feather Invitation in the Hand-Painted Weddings Shop. This pursed lips bride is all about the accessories, while wearing a simple (and comfortable) drop waist wedding dress. I was definitely inspired by … 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

Vintage Purple Feather Invitation

May 13, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Inspired by the elegance and glamour of the 1920s era, this vintage purple feather invitation features soft lilac ostrich feathers in the background. The typography in this invitation set is inspired by the Art Deco era. I’m excited to offer this glamorous watercolor wedding invitation in the Hand-Painted Weddings shop. I think the Great Gatsby … Read More

Two Wedding Locations, Two Outfits

December 10, 2014By AllisonWedding Tips

A creative way to change up the wedding look is to have a different gown for the ceremony and the reception. Especially with so many cute short wedding dresses, I understand the desire to have two gowns! Since both of the wedding buildings for this photoshoot had very different looks, two attire looks was a … Read More

Quiet Together Moments

December 9, 2014By AllisonWedding Tips

This photo of the couple sharing a quiet together moment resonated with me today. The craze of the pre-holiday rush is very similar to the wedding day rush. One of the most heard pieces of advice I hear (and give myself) to couples on their wedding day is to really be present and enjoy every … Read More

Fourth of July Styled Shoot on 100 Layer Cake!

July 4, 2013By AllisonAnnouncements

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than to have a wedding! Well, a couple of months back I was lucky enough to be involved in Styled Shoot that was themed around the Fourth of July in the most appropriate place, the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia. The venue is right across the … Read More

Hand-Painted Flower Vine Wedding

May 31, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

Yellow…the sunniest of colors! I’m always drawn to yellow flowers because they are just so cheerful! The Flower Vine wedding is a mix of sunny yellows and cheerful flowers with a hint of vintage charm. This year is the perfect year to have a Flower Vine wedding because decorative flower patterns are so in trend … Read More

Hand-Painted Roots Wedding

May 24, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

This curated garden wedding features plants and flowers in their natural form. Using potted plants is a wonderful way to have a “green” wedding because the plants last much longer than cut flowers. You can choose to use the potted plants as favors for your guests or bring them home to embellish your garden after … 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 Ikat Wedding

May 2, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

A hand-painted ikat wedding is feminine and fun. It is loose and cheerful. Perfect for a spring or summer wedding, but could easily translate into fall with a few color palette adjustments. I am in particularly in love with the gray ikat men’s tie and the pink ikat bridesmaid dress! They are a lovely mix … Read More

Cinderella Inspired Photo Shoot -Part 1

April 25, 2013By AllisonHand-Painted Reception

Once upon a time (aka a few months ago), I was fortunate to be asked to join a few other talented wedding professionals on a styled Modern Cinderella photo shoot. The chance to work with other talent on a purely creative photo shoot is one of the reasons I love this industry. There is such … Read More

In the Studio: Cinderella Invitation

April 24, 2013By AllisonIn the Studio

Lately I have been on a “Once Upon A Time” kick. You know…the ABC tv series about all the fairytales that succumb a curse and are sent to the real world. I am loving this show; watching a few episodes daily! In the spirit of this show is this invitation I designed a few months … Read More