Friday, March 28, 2008

Design Smack

I'd like to thank Emily over at Design Smack for the super sweet posting about our designs, your kind words definitely make us blush! Check out her blog for fabulously inspiring images of decor ideas, fashion and anything visually delicious! Happy Friday...enjoy!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Women in Art

This posting isn't about invitations or weddings, however a friend of mine just sent me the link to this amazing Digital Art video called "Women in Art" by Philip Scott Johnson (eggman913).
This video is truly beautiful and inspiring, I love to see how the faces morph into each other and how the different artistic styles and even hair styles change in the different artwork pieces. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Fabulous Flowers

Ready for some wonderful floral eye candy? Check these out! Don't you just love the large pink rose bouquet made out of the petals of many roses, or the fresh-looking wildflowers? They are all just stunning! Hopefully the creativity of these designs will inspire you with your dream bridal bouquet! Which one is your favorite?

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Spring!

Yeah! Can you believe it's Spring? (finally!) and to start the new season off right, I'm going to feature a couple of Spring-inspired custom designs that we just completed for two May '08 weddings. We will feature their full wedding stories in some future posts (so stay tuned!).

Lauren & Todd's custom wedding invitations were inspired by fresh Spring florals in shades of pink with bright green accents. This is their colour scheme for the entire wedding, Lauren also wanted to incorporate a bit of "bling" (of course!) into the design and we came up with a floral-wreath inspired monogram with "L & T" for them to be used throughout their wedding stationery on menus, place cards, etc.

For Christina & Nathan's custom design, they requested soft pink and sage green tones and wanted some ivory shades to create a feeling of a soft sunset or candle light. They are having an outdoor wedding surrounded by trees, so we incorporated a tree motif into their monogram to add an illustrative element.

So, if you find yourself stuck on deciding on a color scheme, look no further than your own backyard. Mother Nature is THE best artist out there, just look to the natural world for your inspiration and you just can't go wrong!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Choo Shoes

Ok, so you've mailed out all of your fabulous custom wedding invitations, your gorgeous gown is going through it's final set of alterations and all you have left is to find the perfect shoe. What's Cinderella to do?

I have found the most spectacular wedding shoes ever! Check out these Jimmy Choo shoes with stunning sparkle, and beautiful lines, very timeless...this is the "Gale" design and it's sure to go with almost any style of wedding gown.

And by the way, in case you are still trying to decide on the perfect invitation - they also go very nicely with our "Blush Champagne" design too!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Little Black Book

We made it! We are so excited to announce that Abby from Style Me Pretty has asked us to be a part of her invitation-only - "Little Black Book" of exclusive listings of elite wedding vendors across North America. Thanks so much!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Meet the Pros

When I was recently asked to be featured on the Toronto Wedding Professionals blog, I was so flattered! - This is a place where you can go to find out more about the "Pros" behind the wedding businesses in the City. You can go there to check out interesting facts such as "what 3 items I currently have on my desk" and "what my guilty pleasures are"...enjoy!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Gorgeous Gowns

I love anything custom and fabulous, that's why today's posting is about the oh-so-talented Lisa Van Hattem - custom bridal gown designer. Once you see her original designs there's no way you'll be able to purchase anything off the rack. With her pricing starting at $700 for a custom design that's made only for you...your body type, specific measurements, color scheme...a designer gown by Lisa can fit almost every bride's budget.

And here is my ultimate fave, I almost wanted to get married all over again when I saw it! This was custom made for a bride having a beach wedding, don't you just love the lace and elegant satin bow? So if you have your dream dress all sketched out already, just bring it over to Lisa for a consultation and she can turn your ideas into couture reality!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Featured Photo

Today's featured photo is from the New York-based Belathee Photography, they have a unique balance of fine art, photojournalism and portraiture. I just love this photo featuring a bride walking the lush, tree-lined path - it has such an intimate and tranquil feeling, just gorgeous!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Stacey & Ryan

For Stacey and Ryan's romantic wedding we created a custom design that was a soft ivory colour to complement her Vera Wang dress and her gorgeous reception location at The Carlu in Toronto.

Designed a custom monogram in soft shades of gray, a big puffy satin ribbon bow in ivory took center stage on their invitation and it was all wrapped in a beautiful white box. We did the calligraphy for the escort cards (guest's table number was inside the envelope) and also designed their menus which were framed and sat on the elegant tables.

Their gorgeous photos were done by 5ive15ifteen Photo Company.

For more of Stacey & Ryan's spectacular wedding, go to our website, enter the site, click Gallery and then Featured Weddings.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

P.S. {We} Love This...

I stumbled across a blog written by Zena (a make up artist) called P.S. I Love This... the other day and I noticed that she had posted the most wonderful entry about our "Exclusive" Collection invitation designs. We are so flattered!

You have to check out her blog, not only are her postings super fabulous - but I also find the way she writes is so fun, it's like your best girl pal sharing all her wedding knowledge with you!

Thanks again for the kind words!