Here we go! Another series of fabulous custom stationery coming your way! As mentioned before, I’ve had 10 stationery photo shoots in the past few months, and I’m finally sharing them with you. This series is featuring the whimsical work of Cheree Berry and team. They hold a special little place in my heart as they were my first stationery client ;) I’ve worked with Cheree since 2009 on other projects, but it was 2010 when we started photographing all her paper goods for the upcoming launch of their new website! I can’t wait to see our labor of love…have a feeling it’s going to knock the socks off the stationery world. This part 1 features some of my favorite custom party invitations. Enjoy! (more…)
April 25, 2012
April 19, 2012
Are you ready for this?! Hold on to your paper hats because we are getting crazy with all kinds of paper, letterpress and stationery fun! I’ve had 10 stationery photo shoots since the last product photography blog post so we have a lot of catching up to do ;) You may have seen these images glorifying the web world already but often times you don’t know whose behind the lens! It’s me! Lots of images coming your way…some quirky, others super clean and polished. First round is coming at you in 4 parts! One part a day. Perfect timing for all you stationery lovas and the National Stationery Show in May. Hello!Lucky here we go! (if anything maybe this will teach that’s ‘stationery’ not ‘stationary’…am I right or right?!) (more…)
April 18, 2012
Whoot! I love starting the day with an ‘we’ve launched’ email!! I’ve been dying for Shelter Co. to officially launch and today is the day! “Shelter Co. is a pop up lodging service catering to groups looking for an overnight outdoor experience.” One of those genius ideas that I wish I had thought of, but I am beyond thrilled to support the fabulous wife/husband duo behind this genius idea (check them out on Daily Candy). Kelsey (planner w/ Alison Events), Mike and team – wishing you tons of success all over the world! Now, if there are any couples getting married and using Shelter Co. you can go ahead and HIRE ME!! Please, thanks ;)
January 24, 2012
Photo: Edyta Szyszlo
Alright brides and really, all ladies…photo + makeup = forever. Don’t ever forget it! Meet Alifa Wong (owner of A La Arte Beauty in San Francisco). She’s my go-to makeup artist, the only one I recommend professionally and personally. Alifa is going to give you the real talk on makeup, and how it relates to your life and wedding. So be on the lookout for more posts of tips, advice and pep talks from her! From Alifa:
Hello everyone! A wedding involves so much planning and so many little details, and as it should, since it is one of the biggest and most important days in a girl’s life. So when it comes to makeup for this special occasion, it should be a detail that is not overlooked. As with everything else that comes along with the wedding plans, hiring your makeup artist will be one of the most important decisions you will make. Don’t be afraid to ask your artist questions- lots of it. Get to know your artist and let her or him get to know you. Makeup is not just about the colors on the outside, it can also bring out beauty and confidence from the inside. (more…)
November 1, 2011
Photo: Edyta Szyszlo
This maid-of-honor is going to give it to you straight! Chances are you’re all in different cities/states. You all have different tastes. Luckily, bridesmaid wedding trends have gone casual yet still sophisticated so now there’s an actual chance that you’ll wear your dress again, yay :) Once the bride has decided on her bridesmaid look it’s time to get organized especially if she has decided on a variety of styles. I’m a believer that the maid-of-honor literally becomes the executive assistant to the bride. So how do you communicate the wardrobe the ladies (do this for guys too!) should try, buy, wear? Make a visual board! Do it digitally or physically but do it! Here’s the one I made for my friend’s December 30th winter wedding: warm gray color palette. (more…)
September 19, 2011
Photos courtesy of Aurna Seth
Let’s great real. Heels hurt! And for some of you…height dilemmas might come into play on your wedding day. What’s a girl to do?! Flats flats flats! I found these ballerina flats in the newest issue of MS Weddings and was delighted to see all the variations. They scream luxury, comfort and will add a punch of girlie glam. Order online or find your nearest bridal shop….your feet will thank you.
September 7, 2011
Goodness me, don’t these ladies look magical?! I’ve always been a big fan of flowy wedding hair with a cute hair accessory combo. But add real fluffy florals, and I’m instantly smitten with romance and whimsy. Could be the Eastern European in me?! I’ve seen this look worn more by many European or Australian brides (the key is fluffy and full wreaths) and it really adds a pretty pop. Click more to see one of my all time fav fluffy hair wreaths. Veils…you are so 2010 :)
July 19, 2011
Photos courtesy of Pinterest
Seems like a minor detail right? Definitely not. While it’s not a make or break-it project for your party or wedding, it can make a difference in your event photos. Whether you’re the creative type (haha) or not, this is one easy way to spruce up your table centerpiece from the mundane (and distracting really) paper/photo on a tall metal holder. No matter what your budget, table numbers and cards can be cute, themed and add dimension to your centerpiece. They should be a compliment to the centerpiece not a distraction. There are hundreds of ideas so start at the Pinterest link above and check out my favorite real wedding table number here (Italian house numbers). Feel free to share your ideas!
July 8, 2011
Photos courtesy of 240 Sweet
It’s no secret that weddings and parties LOVE dessert tables. It’s also no secret that cupcakes, pies, whoopie pies, cake pops and candy have been the most popular items! But watch out! A new sugary puff is in town, and it’s breaking mallow molds all over the country. Add them to your dessert table, serve on own or give them out as party favors but it’s no lie that your guests will love these gourmet marshmallows! Check out the link above for purchase info!
June 21, 2011
Photos courtesy of Whisker Graphics
Need I say more?! How adorable are these paper bags for a party or wedding favor! I know Whisker Graphics well from their charming and striped Divine Twine. And I’m so excited that they’ve added more packaging goodies for us to all drool over! Be sure to take advantage of this pop-up sale over at 100 Layer Cake to buy all the Whisker Graphics goodies mentioned above.