Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Pinkpolka Wedding Design wishes all our clients, collegeaues, friends, and family a wonderful Christmas! It was an amazing year for us and it wouldn't have been possible without the support of our amazing clients and vendors! We look forward to seeing you all in 2012!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Vintage Glam Stylized Shoot by High Culture

As a designer it is always fun to have full creativity when creating stationery and this project was no exception. Rebecca of High Culture coordinated and designed this beautiful shoot which combined some glamorous decor with a vintage flare.

The stationery featured a natural ivory stock layered with a wood grain texture cover stock. The design and typeface mimicked the outdoor barn location giving this invite a touch of country charm. Other details such as wood post signs and a wood table number attached to a book added to the charm of this shoot.

This stylized shoot was also featured on Style Me Pretty Canada, and you can view the full post by clicking here!

Models: Anastacia Koper & Blair Dolynchuk / Location: Fort Edmonton Park / Photography: Eternal Reflections Photography / Gown Boutique: Bridal Debut / Gown Designer: Allure Couture Collection / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Formal Wear: Calvin Klein / Tuxedo Rental: Derks / Jewelry: Stella & Dot, Lily Mannarino / Stationery: Pink Polka Wedding Design / Cake Shoppe: The Art of Cake / Floral Designer: Janine Sebastian, La Piazza Dasee / Design & Décor: Rebecca Fisher-Swarbrooke, High Culture / Rentals: Elegant Touches / Make-up Artist: Dominique Rivera-Koshuta, Rivera Make-up Artistry / Hair Stylist: Jennifer Rivera-Preston, Rivera Make-up Artistry / Hair Accessories: Sara Laurence

Monday, November 28, 2011

Real Wedding :: Jay & Joe

This was a romantic yet modern affair pulled together beautifully with the help of some amazing vendors including wedding design by Jennifer Bergman Weddings. We created an elegant set of stationery in cream, taupe and black for this couple who I never had the pleasure of meeting because they live in South Africa! This beautiful wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty Canada! To see the full feature of gorgeous images captured by Sharon Litchfield Photography click here!

Wedding Photography: Sharon Litchfield Photography / Event Planning + Design: Jennifer Bergman Weddings / Floral Design: Laurel’s On Whyte / Ceremony + Reception Location: LUX Steakhouse & Bar / Stationery: Pinkpolka Wedding Design / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia via Pure Bridal / Linens: Arlene Yam Decor / Dueling Pianists: Lindsey Nagy and Jesse Peters

Monday, November 21, 2011

Freebie! Printable Christmas Cards

As our gift to you this holiday season we are posting a free download of DIY Christmas cards! With all the electronic correspondence in our lives many of us have forgotten the value of a hand-written note. Don't let this Christmas pass by without sending holiday love to your family and friends! 

Click here to download the PDF for your printable holiday cards and follow the directions below.

What you need:     
1. Desktop printer
2. White card stock (Letter-size)
3. Scoring tool (the dull side of a butter knife works well)
4. X-acto knife
5. Cutting mat
6. A2 envelopes

1. Print the PDF file, using your desktop printer; 
2. Use a scoring tool to score along the dotted blue lines; 
3. Use an X-acto knife and cutting mat to trim along the solid black trim lines; 
4. Carefully fold the card in half along the score line once it is fully trimmed;
5. Finally, write a personalized message, address your envelope and put it in the mail with a stamp!

Design 1 (Page 1 of PDF)

Design 2 (Page 2 of PDF)

Monday, November 14, 2011

London's 3!

It seems like just yesterday I was designing the invite for my niece London's 2nd birthday! My how time flies and little ones grow so quickly. This year I created a girly invite with doodle flowers in black, white, and pink. Check it out below!

Monday, October 31, 2011

We've Moved!

Please update your address book as we have moved!
Pinkpolka Wedding Design is now located in the trendy 124 Street area!

10632B 124 Street (2nd Floor)
Edmonton, Alberta  T5N 1S3

Please click here for a printable map with directions and parking information!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Seeking Studio Intern

Pinkpolka Wedding Design is a boutique design studio specializing in custom wedding invitations and stationery. We are seeking a talented designer to intern at our design studio in the Edmonton area.

The internship is a 3-6 month, non-paid position that is best suited for graphic design students with a passion for paper art and a genuine interest in the stationery industry. We offer interns a variety of design projects that can be used in a portfolio (with credit) along with real work experience for a resume. Depending on performance during the internship, a part-time contract position
as a Junior Designer or Studio Assistant may be offered.

An intern’s duties will include a variety of special projects including:
•    Design of corporate promotion material
•    Scan invitations and create layered Photoshop images
•    Concept development for catalogue design
•    Create digital image files for catalogue from native InDesign files

Applicants must possess the following skills:
•    Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
•    Proficiency with Macs and Apple software/hardware
•    A design aesthetic and style which compliments our work
•    Exceptional typography, layout, and illustration skills
•    Ability to effectively manage and organize digital files
•     Good communication skills (written & verbal)

We are seeking students who are:
•    Outgoing and eager to learn
•    Meticulously organized
•    Creative thinker and problem solver
•    Enthusiastic about design and stationery

If this sounds like you, please complete our online application at:

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Personal Project :: A Charming Country Baby Shower!

Last Sunday I had the honour of hosting a baby shower for my best friend who is due with her first child later this month. The shower turned out beautifully so I thought I would share some of the photos. I need to thank all our friends and Réanne's family for helping me bring all the shower details together.

I wanted to make this an elegant brunch affair with some cute and tasty breakfast treats! We had some yummy appetizers including fruit cups, yogurt cups, maple bacon skewers, mini quiche, french toast bites, mini ham & swiss croissants, and assorted pastries. I also had Bluebird Cakes create custom favor cookies for guests to take as they were leaving.

The simple typographic invitations had a country flair with the incorporation of petite floral fabrics sewn in the shape of a flag banner. I used the same fabric throughout the decor for table runners, a banner, and even on the favor packaging.

I had a wonderful time planning this shower and can't wait to meet her little boy!
Congrats to the Lobay family! Lots of love, Jenelle

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Real Wedding :: Jenelle & Terence

The approaching long weekend will be my first wedding anniversary! Saying that, I thought there was no better time to finally share the very special wedding photos captured by JDS Photography. My husband and I had such a wonderful day and looking back we both agree we wouldn't have changed a thing! We were lucky enough to be featured on the main page of the ultimate wedding blog, Style Me Pretty. You can view the Style Me Pretty feature here.

The day would not have been possible without the amazing vendors who helped create our special day:
Wedding Planning :: Nuance Occasions
Photography :: JDS Photography
Stationery :: Pinkpolka Wedding Design
Catering :: D'Lish Urban Kitchen & Wine Bar
Venue :: Latitude 53 Visual Culture
Dessert :: Whimsical Cake Studio
Decor Rentals :: Elegant Touches 
Dress Design :: R O O Y Couture

Monday, July 11, 2011

Puzzle Guest Books

I discovered bella Puzzles this year when a client asked me to create a custom illustration for her guest book puzzle. This is such an unique way to preserve the wishes from your wedding guests. You can put pretty much anything on the puzzle including photos (as show below) or in the case of my client, custom artwork. I seen the final product and the quality is phenomenal. You can view all their products on their Etsy store here

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Head Shots by Jennifer Williams

I couldn't be happier with my new professional head shots! With a burst of spring fever back in April, I decided new professional head shots were long overdue. I have always admired Jennifer Williams photography style, so I approached her to do a stylized shoot. I wanted to reflect the pretty and sweet nature of the wedding stationery I create, so I used a light pink backdrop adorned with paper poms! My wardrobe, hair, and make-up was completed by an awesome team of professionals who made me look and feel fabulous!

Photos: Jennifer Williams (Jennifer Williams Photography)
Stylist: Lazina McKenzie (L Squared Style)
Hair: Bailey Gartner (Jigsaw Hair)
Make-up: Crystal Nham