Thursday, January 20, 2011

Saveena & Rodnie's Pre-wedding Party

I had to share these amazing images by Katch Studios of a Pre-wedding party (Sangeet) for one of our September 2010 clients. The amount of detail and consideration that went into the planning of the Sangeet is mind-blowing. All the coordination and design was executed by Jennifer Bergman Weddings. I jealous I was unable to see the party in person, but I happened to be getting married the say day! The custom stationery for this party included an entrance banner, directional signs, table numbers, and the bride & groom chair signs.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Using Your Wedding Invitation as Cake Inspiration

Yes that's right, you can use your invitation as a starting point for the design of your wedding cake. Obviously, I adore this idea and have seen it done with an amazing end result. I had the opportunity to collaborate with Gloria of The Art of Cake for a stylized photo shoot organized by Rebecca of High Culture Weddings & Events, where Gloria used my artwork as inspiration for her marvelous creation. I absolutely love the final product she came up with!
This is the hand-painted watercolor design I created for the invitation.

A close-up of the design from the invitation.

This is the marvelous cake Gloria design using my invitation as inspiration. So beautiful!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Style Me Pretty Feature - Autumn Photoshoot

It is such an honor to be featured again on the fabulous wedding blog Style Me Pretty. This autumn feature was coordinated by Rebecca of High Culture Events with photography by Julie of JDS Photography and sweets by The Art of Cake. I am in love with the rich color and texture of the decor, sweets, and stationery, which is complimented by Julie's unique eye for composition. Thank you to Style Me Pretty for featuring our work!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


With the new year finally here I thought this would be the perfect time to remind engaged couples getting married in 2011 about save-the-date stationery!

Save the dates should be sent at least 6 months in advance with the invitation to follow 6-8 weeks in advance. If you are planning a long-haul destination wedding I suggest sending save-the-dates up to 12 months in advance so guests can make travel arrangements, schedule time off work, and plan financially. You don't have to send save-the-dates to everyone. If you only have a few guests that will be traveling from out of town you can send them to those guests only. Remember, local guests only need 6-8 weeks notice in the form of a wedding invitation.

The information included on a "save the date" card is the couples name, the wedding date and location, "formal invitation to follow" and a wedding website if you have one. Some of the most popular formats are a small insert in an envelope, magnets and postcards.
Here are a couple of guidelines and tips when considering your save-the-date:

Keep it consistent
I know it's tempting when your in a time crunch to quickly throw something together for your save-the-date, but you should make sure this piece is just as considered as your invitation. Keep in mind this will now be the first glimpse into your wedding and it should have a consistent "look" with the rest of your stationery. It might seem like a small detail, but doing it right will make a big difference! 

Be creative
Are you getting married in a unique location or venue? Are there certain aspects of your wedding that you can link to your save the date? Below is an example of a couple getting married July 2011 on Pender Island, B.C. The bride decided to incorporate a ferry ticket since all the guests will be taking a ferry to the Island. I designed the ticket similar to a photo she found of an actual ferry ticket and used a heart hole punch to note the month and day of the wedding.

Make a Statement
Even though save-the-dates usually come in small packages there is no reason you can't wow your guests. I love the idea of creating something usable that your guests can interact with. What about doing a mini calendar that the guests can use at the same time as counting down the days until your wedding!

Utilize Engagement Photos
If you have engagement photos that you want to feature in your wedding stationery, save-the-date cards are a great way to do so.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Contest :: Jennifer Bergman Weddings

If you are recently engaged you need to check out this contest! Jennifer Bergman Weddings is giving away FREE planning consultations to three lucky + in love couples! Visit her blog for details on how to enter!