Friday, October 8, 2010

Inspired Love

I'm sure by now, most of you have seen my friend Brittany's amazing wedding photos. They've been a huge hit on all of the blogs, and deservedly so! Back when I was a designer at Jonathan Adler, Brittany was one of our interns and she is as sweet as can be. I'll always remember our first lunch date. We experienced our first Calexico taco together with crack sauce and all - clearly it's a memory I'll never forget!

All of the Brittany's details were above and beyond creative. Clearly the big design hit of her wedding were the fabulous over sized flowers. Good bye paper pom-poms, and hello over sized paper flowers! A new trend is set! Another amazing design detail were all of the banners her friends and family thoughtfully created. They are all so beautiful and personal. What a pretty little day for a pretty little lady.

Congratulations Brittany & Paul!

p.s. Brittany was one of the designers behind this magical event...

{photos from the very talented ali degraff photography}

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cover Pretty

Anthropologie has a few amazingly beautiful shrugs available right now that would compliment any fancy dress just lovely.

{photos from anthropologie}

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Southern Charm meets Brooklyn Modern

Last Spring the ladies from 100 Layer Cake asked Thoughtful Day to be a part of their creative team to design the stationery for a fabulous wedding shoot for Southern Weddings magazine. I was more than thrilled (as you can imagine!) to work with the creative team they put together of Jillian Event Design, Anna Robin, Love, Jenna Calligraphy, Quatre Coeur flowers and so many more!

The theme was a romantic and modern take on the Great Gatsby meets modern Brooklyn. The shoot was full of romantic, southern charm with details like the lovely biscuit bar, and a signature cocktail called the Fitzgerald. And to make the shoot even more charming, the lovely couple was serenaded by Brooklyn's very own Two Man Gentleman Band.

Thoughtful Day designed the invitation to look like a vintage movie poster with bold headline type treatments, surrounded by a romantic, ornate border faming the two loving silhouettes. The talented Love, Jenna complimented the invitation event details with her calligraphy. The typography on the invitation set the tone for the rest of the signage and items that I designed such as the Cocktails and Biscuit Bar signs. But I think my favorite item that I designed for the shoot was the menu fan. The background was a subtle damask pattern with a bold type treatment for Menu which was then delicately complimented by Jenna's feminine calligraphy.

I'm so thrilled to finally show you all of these details! A lot of love and creative thought went into planning this shoot. Thank you so much to the lovely ladies of 100 Layer Cake, what an honor to be included in this issue. And be sure to pick up a magazine for yourself. A couple of other amazing wedding blogs like Once Wed, and Green Wedding Shoes have gorgeous features as well!

{photos by Anna Robin for Southern Weddings dreamed up by 100 Layer Cake}