Friday, October 28, 2011

happy autumn

Annnnd a few lovely fall arrangements to get us all in the mood for the season change. I don't know how succulents always end up in everything I do... they literally sneak up and beg to be added in. Such beautiful show stealers they are.

a modern beach wedding...

Just did some seating cards & custom programs for a sweet couple earlier this month. The setting was oh-so-chic at the Tower23 Hotel and JRDN Restaurant in Pacific Beach, Ca. This contemporary venue screamed for something simple & clean. We decided to do black photo boxes filled with sand for the seating cards and accented the tags with a knotted splash of color from a teal watercolor fabric and black & white geometric pattern. All of this tied in with their teal and white invites and the "Lily" modern calligraphy matched the outer envelopes I addressed for their guests. Congrats to Chris & Chelsea... here's to a beautiful life!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"Lily" & the City

So far, the "Lily & the City" modern calligraphy style has been the most requested for envelope addressing! Seems like it is a balanced blend of formality with a little California ease...lower case Lily font with a clean upper case address. I love when the outter envelope sets the tone for what's to come inside... fun!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

fabric enhanced programs

I've yet to find a project that couldn't use a little piece of fabric to enhance the whole darn thing... something about the textures of the material, the patterns, I don't know, it all just works! I think these programs are very subtle and soft and needed just the right amount of pop to give it a hand-made, custom feel. I added a strip of fabric at the very top and tied the piece in the back through 2 holes. Voila! Now it's not just some paper your guests will use as a fan during your ceremony and then later for their piece of old gum on the car ride home. They'll certainly save this one in the "special box", I promise!

*This program layout can be changed in any way and with different fonts, so don't feel you're limited to this particular layout and style.*

Monday, June 13, 2011

hey, we were on Style Me Pretty!

I forgot to blog about this months ago... bad blogger. In my defense we were right in the middle of a big move but anyway, HERE IT IS! All details and designs from our wedding were created by myself (with help from my family and friends of course... it takes a village people!). Thanks to San Diego photogs, Betwixt Studio for capturing all these amazing images!

And thank you to my lovely husband... we are approaching our first anniversary and I couldn't be in a happier place in life. X O

Style Me Pretty gallery and article here!

Friday, June 10, 2011

a baby shower... part ll

Enjoy all the shower details and email me if you're interested in having us custom create your own shower goodies... all of these things can add a perfect & personal touch to your event, big or small.

** Teeny tiny name hanger is provided by the amazing etsy shop of Lila Frances...

a baby shower

Paul and I are expecting our first child this Summer... a little girl named Emaline : ) All the little things like planning her shower to decorating her nursery have been such fun projects to under go and I wanted to share the first half with you... the shower details! Check out the custom designed invitations we created above... with more to come; game print-outs, menu tags, florals, cake toppers, ribbon backdrop and my fave, the wish-hanging-line! All items created with love by yours truly, alk.emy design studio!

It was such a beautiful day (minus the actual showers!) with wonderful friends & family who came to help celebrate this baby girl. She is so lucky and we can't wait to meet her... enjoy the shower love.