Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Etsy Crush | Recycled Ideas


Eco-weddings are becoming more and more popular as we realize the impact every facet of our lives has on the environment. Couples have an increasingly large selection of eco-friendly products to choose from and products like these plantable paper birch leaves make it easy to make the jump to being 'green'.

From Etsy shop Recycled Ideas, these charming plantables also come in flower and heart shapes, among many other unique offerings, and are full of flower seeds such as poppy, cosmos and black eyed susans. I am particularly drawn to the leaves pictured above and think they would make lovely favors for a nature themed wedding. Or string them onto a large branch and invite guests to write good wishes for the happy couple. Then after you read through them they can be recycled in the backyard for a beautiful display every Spring to remind you of your special day.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Etsy Crush | Mystery & Manners


Every bride spends countless hours coordinating all aspects of their wedding day, but sometimes it's the small details that get overlooked that make the biggest impact. Specifically I am talking about accessories. I spent a long time finding just the perfect earrings to wear at my own wedding, but I totally spaced on what my Maid of Honor would wear. Thankfully my Mother-in-law was paying attention and dug up some treasures from her jewelry stash to complete her ensemble.

But her jewelry didn't really match mine- not even close. And if my wedding party had included more bridesmaids what would they have done? We spend so much time thinking about the dresses that I think it's easy to overlook jewelry or assume that your bridesmaids will accessorize themselves.


This beautiful wedding set by Mystery & Manners on Etsy would be perfect for a larger wedding party. It could serve as your bridesmaid gifts as well as give everyone that cohesive, polished look. I love the gorgeous shade of turquoise paired with the creamy pearls and clear crystals in this set, but since you are probably not Leah you should contact Mystery & Manners directly so they can do a custom order for your wedding party.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cristina & Jeffrey | Invitation Booklets


Things have been pretty busy over here in the studio. I have been working hard at finding new ways to connect with customers and re-evaluating where I spend my advertising dollars. It has been exciting and rewarding, and hopefully it will be producing real results soon!


One of my bigger project over the last couple of weeks are these beautiful booklet invitations I did for a charming Maine couple, Cristina and Jeffrey. They were married in a traditional ceremony in Scotland, in the ruins of Jeffrey's ancient Scottish clan's castle. How romantic! Now they are having a celebration in the states for their family and friends.


To fill everyone in on their Scottish nuptials and all the other details, they opted for a five page booklet, bound by brass eyelets. The pages are staggered so you can see the title indicating what you can find on each page. And the last page is a tear-out RSVP post card.


They were very fun to put design and put together! I even got to buy a fun new tool since they are the first booklet style invitation I have created. Looking forward to making more of these beauties in the future.