Friday, October 28, 2011
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.
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
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
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
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
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... http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilafrances
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.