Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I love the personal feel of handwritten wording featured in many invitations and save the dates lately. It’s personal, warm and creative. I adore how simple these pieces are, as you can really appreciate the way each letter looks, rather than being distracted by other embellishments. If you wanted to jazz it up a bit, you could always add a colorful envelope, mat, or enclosure card (with more handwriting goodness)!
I haven’t completed a project like this for any of my clients, but even so, my handwriting wouldn’t be worthy of this. I would probably have my grandmother do the honors, she has magnificent handwriting, and it would mean so much more to me!
You could easily turn this in to a DIY project by writing out one invitation on a white sheet of paper, then scan it, and adjust the contrast, then print! If you’re familiar with Photoshop, you could even change the color.View blog reactions
Monday, March 30, 2009
I think I’ve said it before, but I’ll go ahead and say it again, signature cocktails are one of my favorite ways to personalize a reception! With cool colors and funky names, you can’t go wrong!
Here is a recipe for Passionate Dream, straight out of Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee. This one kicks up that traditional margarita recipe by using pomegranate and cherry juice. Combine the innovative recipe, with its pretty presentation and you’re sure to please your guests!View blog reactions
Posted by Kristin Labels: food
Friday, March 27, 2009
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I love this DIY project, featured over at Style Me Pretty today, sent in by Bliss Weddings Market. I've always been a huge fan of those little pocket fold invitations, so this is right up my alley. And this way, guests get a fun mix of songs to listen to in the car between the ceremony and reception!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I’m obsessed with glassine bags lately, and I’m not sure why! Maybe it’s because they’re always folded and tucked away so neatly, and you have to rip open the packaging to see what’s really inside (hopefully something edible). I think the best part from a DIY perspective is that glassine matches everything! Sew it up with thread that coordinates with your wedding colors, or even get a custom sticker made with your monogram… it all works!
There are so many varieties of these little bags, and ways to close them up, so here are a few inspirational images.View blog reactions
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I'm in love with the idea behind Press & Post, it's genius! I would be so excited to receive a monthly subscription to Press & Post, ahem, and my birthday is on May 13th.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Browsing theknot.com for wedding cakes ranks somewhere up there with buying a new pair of shoes… in my book at least! I love all of the polished and unique ideas, they really inspire me to think outside the box in my own designs on paper.
Above are a few of my favorite modern, graphic inspired cakes!View blog reactions
Posted by Kristin Labels: cake
Monday, March 23, 2009
Being a new bride, you’re probably going to need some helpful recipes to get you started, which is why I love the idea of “gifting” recipes at a bridal shower. You can include recipe cards with the invitation, ahead of time, or provide them and a self addressed envelope at the end. Either way, this set of letterpress recipe cards, complete with recipe box would be perfect!
I was given some very special recipes at my shower and am so thankful for the yummy ideas, they really helped get me started in the kitchen!View blog reactions
Posted by Kristin Labels: bridal shower
Friday, March 20, 2009
Finally, the day has come! I’ve had spring thoughts in my head ever since March officially started, and even though I know it could still snow here in MI, I’m happy.View blog reactions
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Flowers are a beautiful way to dress up your ceremony site, but it can be hard to shell out the cash when you’ll really only be enjoying them for a few hours. Make your flowers work double time, as they fill your church and then later at your reception!
I love pomanders for this specific reason... after they're done dressing up your aisle or pews, you can repurpose them in a vase or on the back of your chair.View blog reactions
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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Love this post over at Celebrate Beautifully on centerpieces under $20! Looking at the photos, I actually favor some of these simple arrangements more than their elaborate counter parts!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Update: The post has been removed from Weddingbee for the time being. In the mean time, see the original tutorial from Martha Stewart.
Whether you're having a St. Patrick's day wedding, or just have a little irish in you, these accessories would be the perfect lucky charm!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Posted by Kristin Labels: jewelry
Friday, March 13, 2009
These shots are from one of my favorite Michigan photographers; Jessica Johnston.
Posted by Kristin Labels: photography
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Australia based cupcake artist, Kylie Lambert of Le Cupcake, has an eye for frosting. I saw Kylie’s extensive portfolio on her blog and flickr site, and was in awe of her talent. I honestly don’t think I could eat on of these little treats, I would rather trap in under a glass dome and save it for eternity!
Unfortunately I won’t be in the Sydney area anytime soon, but I will be following the Le Cupcake blog for more inspiration and ideas!View blog reactions