Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Save the Dates!

Last week we sent out the save the dates. It felt so good to get those out, they were a lot of work! But to be honest I am having so much fun designing all of the little details for our wedding, that it doesn't really feel like work.

Because we are having a destination wedding, there was a ton of information that had to go into each booklet. Everything from the itinerary, travel and passport information, a brief on the resort and all of the festivities. Even a what to wear section, the resort we are having our event is pretty formal in the evening, so I needed to make people aware that they can't really rock flip-flops at any of the on-site restaurants.

I wanted to save money on the save the dates and splurge on the invites, so I just printed them out on our ink jet printer and my friend Emily helped sew them. Actually she did all of the sewing, I just sat and collated. I really wanted them to be informal, cheerful and whimsical. After all, it's going to be a fun, celebratory weekend with all of our closest friends and family. The invites will be much more formal, but still have a touch of playfulness.

top to bottom
• front booklet page to set the tone for the rest of the print collateral
• background patterns, used for the booklet backing and the envelope liners
• assembly line
• stitched booklets

{Images designed by Thoughtful Day}

Yellow Inspiration

Snippet and Ink has put together an impressive amount of wedding color and theme boards, every day I am in constant awe of her stunning compilations.

Above are boards similar to our wedding color story.
Not So Mellow Yellow
Marigold and Gray

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

the Wedding Invitation Handbook

This book by Julie Holcomb has been an absolute godsend for me in designing all of the wedding stationery. It is not only a must have for any bride to be, but a great reference for anyone interested in the formality of stationery. We were at Kate's Paperie one Saturday afternoon, it seems like all of our Saturdays are spent at paper stores lately...Anyway, Patrick picked it up and made me get it. I am so thankful I did!


Circlealine's list #79 & #80 have gorgeous flower selections. I picked out my some of my favorites above.

Monday, November 12, 2007


Ahhh lucite. It is one of my favorite materials , I am constantly searching for vintage (solid) lucite sculptures. Of course my best (affordable) luck so far has been ebay, but even it has a limited scope on the kind of lucite I like. I prefer it to be solid, chunky and sculptural, in the most basic simple shapes.

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About a year ago, Patrick banned me from ebay because of my eraser lucite sculpture (it weighs over 50 lbs. and cost triple the price of itself to ship to me)! Whatever, I am back on the wagon and here are a few of my personal favorite selections.

I am so lucky to own these iGuzzini owls! The two obelisks look great on our mantle, the left one is signed Clark T Bailey and the one on the right is vintage Astrolite.
The coolest eraser sculpture ever.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Candy Stripes & Ribbons

Lately I have been obsessed with ribbons, mostly because I am candy striping some of our floral arrangements and bouquets with yellow and grey ribbons. I know it sounds tacky, but it will be beautiful! So I started to search for objects and art inspired from ribbons and stripes. Below are some of the images I came across.

fyi - bklynbride has some really great posts about where to find ribbons in the NYC area.

The iconic Cappellini Rainbow chair and Kosta Boda's Cyklon vase.

These Tracy Glover vases would be perfect bridal party gifts!

I love the Sweater lamp by Egawa + Zbryk.

In my search I came across this gorgeous Gayle Garner Roski watercolor painting.

I love Ed Ruscha's Lisp painting.

What a perfect wedding favor treat, custom colored Ribbon Candy!

The search wouldn't be complete without Frank Gehry's iconic Wiggle chair.