Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Real Wedding :: Caroline & Derek

This was another one of my favorites from 2012! It didn't seem like work, as I had lots of fun creating this aqua and red carnival themed wedding invitation and stationery. The bride was so detailed and organized it made my job easy to bring her vision to life. I was extremely excited when I saw the wedding day photos by Eternal Reflections Photography, who even took the time to capture our invitation suite in a variety of beautiful compostions. Enjoy the gorgeous photos of this vibrant and fun wedding!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Real Wedding :: Shannon & Nathan

It was a pleasure to be involved in Shannon & Nathan's wedding as I know Shannon personally. The pink, gold, and ivory color combination the couple chose made for a lovely invitation suite with delicate peony flowers contrasted with a metallic gold envelope and striped cigar band. The reception stationery had some unique elements like a multi-framed seating chart and personalized thank you cards to guests, which were placed on each napkin. This turned out to be a beautiful wedding for such a special couple. Congrats Shannon & Nathan!

Wedding Coordination: Jennifer Bergman Weddings / Photographer: Jill Coursen Photography / Rentals: Arlene Yam Decor and Special Event Rentals / Flowers: Flowers Alive / Invitations + Stationery: Pinkpolka Wedding Design / Reception Music: Baseline DJ / Transportation: Esquire Limousines / Gown: Bridal Début Edmonton / Hair: Amber at Lavish Salon & Spa / Makeup: Bella Mia Makeup

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Real Wedding :: Tara & Brett

With the snow upon us, I thought it would be a good time to share this dreamy vintage winter wedding from February of this year. This was one of my favourite invitation suites to date, with a custom illustration created to perfectly suite the couple and the rest of their wedding decor. Tara & Brett both have careers in environmental science and decided to incorporate their love of nature and animals into every aspect of the wedding.

I knew about some of the details of the wedding day, but was blown away when I seen the wedding photos captured by Diamond Cake Photography. The planning and design was executed beautifully by Jennifer Bergman Weddings. This wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty Canada and you can view the complete wedding gallery here.

Wedding Planning + Design: Jennifer Bergman Weddings / Photographer: Diamond Cake Photography / Rentals: Special Event Rentals and Elegant Touches / Floral Design: Laurel’s On Whyte / Boutonnieres + Corsages: Erica Cavanagh / Wooden Flowers: Accents and Petals / Stationery: Pinkpolka Wedding Design / Chair Signs: Naturally Chic / Cake: Over the Top Cakes / Reception / Music: Jeff Ramsey and Baseline Services / Transportation: Esquire Limousines / Gown: Enzoani “Farlow” via The Bridal House / Makeup: Anita Gill Makeup Artistry

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Personal Project :: Baby Photos

For those of you that didn't know, earlier this year Pinkpolka had a new addition to the family! We welcomed a little baby girl named Tory Ryan. She is still a bit young to put to work, but I'm sure eventually we'll have this little one tying ribbons and applying rhinestones! It's a little overdue, but I finally got my act together and compiled some newborn and 6-month photos taken by Carla Marie Photography. I thought I would share a photo of the cute package I came up. I designed a mini folder held together with turquoise twine which holds five photos. Each photo has an unique background pattern and an age icon. Personal projects are the easiest to procrastinate, but so meaningful when completed!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Meet Angela our New Intern!

For the next couple of months we have a new face around the studio. I'm happy to introduce Angela, our new intern! Angela is a recent graduate of the Grant MacEwan Design - Illustration program. She is a perfect fit for us as she is building her creative and professional experience while looking for her first post-graduation job. She has shared a bit about herself so we could get to know her and you can also check out her personal website.
Name: Angela Wun
Hometown: This is a toughy. I'd say Hong Kong because I was born there, but Edmonton is where I'm raised.
Reason I became a designer: I wanted to turn my hobby, drawing, into a career. On the way towards that goal, I discovered that I love print design, too!
Favourite thing about weddings: The slideshow at the reception–adorable baby pictures and embarrassing haircuts/outfits? Yes, please!
One thing I can't live without: Emoticons. :) :( :'( >_< :D :S :P :-/ Oh my gosh, make me stop. I actually consciously tell myself to reel it in when I type e-mails to clients or potential employers. It is nearly instinctive to inform people of my digital feelings.
Current obsession: The Edmonton Public Library. Did you know you can access free and legal music downloads from the public library?! And they carry video games, too! Video game design is relevant to my illustration background, so I borrow them for research purposes. ;)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Modern Proposal Tablescape - Ryan + Beth Workshop

I was approached by Julianne of A Modern Proposal to create stationery for  Ryan + Beth Photographer's Full Circle Wedding Photography Workshop. I was happy to donate my stationery in exchange for these beautiful shots taken by Julianne herself!

This interesting workshop was created to teach photographers how to create and sustain a successful wedding photography studio. To find out more information on this workshop you can visit their blog/website or become a fan of their Facebook page.

Tablescape Design – Julianne from A Modern Proposal Event Planning (http://amodernproposal.com/)
Flowers – Akiko Floral (http://www.akikofloral.com/)
Custom Stationary for the Tablescape – Pinkpolka Wedding Design (http://www.pinkpolkadesign.com/)
Chairs and Tables – Special Event Rentals Edmonton (http://www.specialeventrentals.com/)
Hair and Makeup – Amie and Katrina (780-887-2643)
Jewellery, Hand Bag and Veil – Ladybird Bridal Designs (http://http://www.ladybirdbridal.com/)