February 28, 2008

Looking for Day of Make-up and Hair?

Then I would recommend Bridal Beauty on Location. I just finished up working with Sylvia Farmer on parts of her website. She is awesome to work with. The idea of having hair and make-up come to you on your wedding day is such a relaxing idea. When I met with her originally, I crossed paths with a bride who just had her trial done and she looked stunning. From working with Sylvia, I know she is the type to go above and beyond for you to make things just perfect. From viewing her portfolio, it's just proof that she does. Take a look at her updated site (www.bridalbeautydetroit.com) and if you're interested, shoot her an email (bridalbeauty@comcast.net). She's very quick to respond!

Lauren and Frank's Save-the-Date

Lauren is so awesome to work with! I first started working with her last year on her sister's Bachelorette party invite. We just clicked! Since then she finalized her colors and we worked together to create a stylish Save-the-Date. 

She wanted something fun, but still very classy and elegant. With her colors being fuchsia, black and white. I used a fuchsia metallic paper with a ripped edge and black and white satin ribbon. The white satin ribbon laid on top of the black satin ribbon and was tied in a knot. 

The envelopes where printed using the same fonts and matching colors - including the fuchsia pink used to highlight the guests name.

It's usually the bride and I who really work together to design something, but Frank was there for most of our meetings and really wanted "something really nice". I was happy to get an email from Lauren after I dropped her save-the-date's off to her... "Just wanted to let you know that Frank LOVED them!" 

Jody and Nickie's Baby Shower Invite

I grew up with Jody (the father-to-be). So when his mom called me to do his baby shower invites, it was a blast from the past. I was so happy to learn that he and his wife were expecting their first bundle of joy - a baby girl!
Nickie loves dragonflies and I believe that is what she is using a theme for their little girl's room. So with that said I designed a simple, panel invite with a playful dragonfly graphic. Jody's mom wanted to make sure the invite was not flimsy (she had ordered their wedding shower invitations from somewhere and was unhappy with the paper stock quality). So the invite was printed onto a white metallic paper and then attached to a thick, pink, metallic cardstock. The dragonfly graphic was printed onto the metallic pink envelopes to pull the invite together. 
When I dropped them off, she was so excited because they were perfect. It was nice to work with her and to see her again - it had been years! It's funny how things work - I am working with her AGAIN because her other son is having a baby and she's throwing yet another shower!

Babies, babies everywhere

I think something is in the water because I have done so many baby shower invites in the last few months - it's crazy.

Val is my aerobics instructor and I see her about 5 times a week. When she asked me to do her daughter-in-law's baby shower invites I was so excited. Her daughter-in-law and son, Casey and Rick, live in New York and she wanted to surprise them with custom baby shower invites. Val told me that Casey was born to plan. She is a very modern and detailed person so the challenge was on.
They know that the baby is a girl so we started with a couple different shades of pink and added some yellow to brighten it up. The bottom of the invite was designed with a stripe pattern and I adorned the top with bow of satin and sheer pink ribbon with a diaper pin going through it. I even wrote a custom riddle to go along with the diaper pin theme. The main invite was printed onto white metallic cardstock to add an extra girlie sparkle. The envelope was printed using the same strip pattern to pull the invite together. 

When I saw Val after she sent them out - I was excited to hear that Casey LOVED them!!!

Jill and Jay's Save-the-Date

Close up of the card. They took those pictures themselves. How creative are they!

Jill is a very simple, modern bride. Her wedding colors are blue and brown. She came to me with the intention of doing a magnet for a save-the-date. She liked the idea of including a picture of her and her fiance on it.  When we discussed paper options and she saw the brown paper with the light polka dots - she had to have it. So from there, we added a photo strip of with a little tag hanging off a knot with their names and date. A matching blue envelope with custom printed addresses helped perfect her save-the-date.

February 20, 2008

Thelmina's Classy Vegas Wedding

When I met with Thelmina she was so excited to get married in Vegas. But she wanted nothing to do with the Vegas look. She wanted very classy, yet simple and in teal and browns. She liked the idea of a bow, but not across the top or side - so we put it on an angle. With some tweaking here is what the finished product looks like. We did a matching Respose and Itinerary Card. The Itinerary card includes some playful graphics to make the invite a bit more fun. 

Congrats Thelmina - thanks for being open to being a bit different!

Recent Web Work...

I've been working with Amanda Williams for some time. (I even met with her years ago when I was planning my wedding.)  She is a fantastic photographer who was in desperate need of a website revamp.  So we recreated her site to focus on her wonderful images.  It was SO hard picking the select images that are featured on the site.  She has tons of images that are just breathtaking. 

Take a look at her site and let me know what you think.  If you are looking to book a fantastic photographer, check her out. 

My blog is up and running

Yeah! I'm excited to start sharing all of my most recent work with you.  This is the fastest and easiest way to get my current information out to you.  I'll be updating all the time so check back often.