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

Monday, July 4, 2011

4 Ways Stationery Can Transform a Reception Venue

When a couple is looking for a wedding reception venue many factors influence the decision of what type of venue they will choose. Each venue has pros and cons (which a wedding planner can help you evaluate), but one of the major complaints of many banquet halls is that the décor and ambiance is boring. By adding a few simple stationery elements you can disguise a banquet or reception hall that at first glace might be dull and boring. These are our top 4 suggestions:

Printed Fabric Backdrop
Create a backdrop for the head table or ceremony with a custom pattern or monogram coordinating with the rest of your stationery. These fabric backdrops are also great to frame a cake or candy buffet table. If you are having a photo booth use printed fabric to customize the backdrop of the picture. The backdrop can be a pattern and color from your stationery or get creative and use a special scene that reflects your personality.

Banners can be used for both decorative and functional purposes. If your venue is difficult to find or is it in a building with multiple floors, banners can help point your guests in the right direction! Set the tone for your guests as they arrive by placing banners at the entrance of your venue and at the guest book table. Banners are also a great way to utilize your engagement photos. Look for spaces in your venue that you could cover a boring wall with a row of banners displaying multiple engagement photos and your monogram and stationery design.

Dance Floor Decal
Create a gorgeous photo opportunity for your first dance by adding a removable vinyl dance floor decal. These decals can be made in any custom size including a full dance floor cover! Display your monogram, names or stationery design in your wedding colors to create a focal point on dance floor!

Framed Graphics
This option is great for couples willing to take on a D-I-Y project to personalize their wedding décor. Have a custom poster-style print created with a monogram, message, or pattern and frame it to create a focal point in your decor. There are lots of places to find simple or unique frames that can easily be spray painted to coordinate with the colors of your wedding décor. My favorite place to start looking for frames is flea markets, antique stores, and Goodwill. Ikea is also a great place to find frames in a variety of shapes and sizes on a budget.