viv&ingrid’s Carnival of Sweets

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Ruby Press threw a Carnival of Sweets at Miette to celebrate viv&ingrid’s ten year anniversary. I think this might just be the perfect sweet treat to end the holiday week! Enjoy!

{photography by Kristen Loken; Flowers by Cherries}

D.I.Y. wedding programs by Hello Tenfold

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Doesn’t it always feel like ceremony programs are The. Last. thing on the agenda with so many other things taking up your time in the weeks leading to your wedding day? Ellie (of Mint fame) offers the prettiest, modern D.I.Y. ceremony programs at her shop, Hello Tenfold, making this chore totally easy and something worth looking forward to! So, here’s the deal…just submit your text, color + pattern choices, and font preferences to Hello Tenfold, and they will deliver printed pages that are trimmed and hole punched. When the pages arrive, couples purchase the ribbon and gather some friends around to assemble. Simple, easy and pretty! If tying isn’t your thing, you can upgrade to the “full version” where your programs will come fully assembled and ready to go. Thanks for sharing Ellie!

{images courtesy Hello Tenfold} cake garlands

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

I’ve always been a huge fan of d.Sharp. The woman is fierce with paper. Loving her newest creation…postage stamp cake garlands. And there’s word she’ll be releasing DIY kits of stamp garlands. Can’t wait to see them!

{images via d.Sharp}

Special Delivery

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Miss Pickles PressLook what I got in the mail today! Pretty postcards made by Miss Pickles Press.

Richmond Virginia Wedding Event StylistRichmond Virginia Wedding Event StylistDid you know that the now wildly popular, often replicated “keep calm and carry on” poster originated during WWII in England? Check out this article from The Guardian. It’s a classic turned pop culture phenom, and just couldn’t be a better expression of what we aim to embody as an event planning company. We put our spin on this old classic, developed nearly eighty years ago (can you believe that?), by replacing the British crown with the Merriment pom and by incorporating our own Merriment font.

Richmond Virginia Wedding Event PlannerJen did such an amazing job on all of our printed materials and our site design. I just couldn’t be happier! But, really, how could you be anything but happy looking at those pom poms?

Thoughtful Day

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Excuse me while I jump on the Thoughtful Day bandwagon. I just love Erica’s work (she’s the design goddess behind the logo and branding for the B List event), especially the Melodie Collection made to mix and match in three colors. Hop over to Thoughtful Day. Delightful paper goodies await you!

Trend: Folk art inspired details part two

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

I’ve seen cross stitch and needlework popping up here and there lately, like this sweet puppy love kit at chez sucre chez or these embroidery hearts by miniature rhino.

Hello Lucky’s cross stitch lettering in this charming invitation suite and custom monogram detail are too cute!

{puppy love cross stitch pattern by chez sucre chez, embroidery by miniature rhino via frolic!, custom wedding cross stitch pattern by radical rags, photograph by Lisa Warninger and set design by chelsea at frolic!, cross stitch invitation suite and custom monogram by hello lucky}

Folk art inspired details

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

I’m so inspired by scherenschnitte (say that five times fast!), which literally means “scissor cuts” and refers to German paper cutting designs.

And, I’m loving that scherenschnitte and similar folk art inspired designs are appearing on the wedding scene, like these darling paper suites by Dutch Door Press via Design Sponge.

Remember Anna Bond’s beautiful wedding originally featured on Brooklyn Bride? Anna illustrated a fold out poster for her invitations. The motif wove its way throughout Anna and Nathan’s wedding.

See more of Anna’s work here.

Stop by later today for part two!

{hand cut hanging by emerlyearts, my heart in your hand print by glynwestdesign, dutch door press, anna bond of rifle design}

Jen + Richard’s Charming Southern Wedding

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Jen and Richard were married October 5th on a farm just outside of Atlanta. Jen, of Miss Pickles Press, designed the invitations, guest favors (pumpkin butters, yum), cupcake toppers, cutlery envelopes, ceremony programs, bridesmaid gifts, gift tags, and s’mores packets. Jen said, “we had a BBQ reception with a bluegrass band, so i wanted all the crafts to reflect a ‘barn’ and ‘fall in the south’ kind of feel.”

Jen designed her dress with the help of Creations Bridal Boutique in Richmond, and seamstress, Jenni Crisci.

Flowers by Gloriosa Design.

Jen ordered the plain birdcage veil from Something Bold, and made the flower and feather fascinator that adorned it with floral and feather supplies from Michael’s!

“Chow Down” and “Good Grub” cutlery envelopes.

Custom made cupcake flags.

Guests left the reception with pumpkin butter in hand!

From top left:
The wedding invitation.

Jen gave her bridesmaids silk pouches that contained custom-made glass paperweights (see the paperweights on the last row on the right).

“Chow Down” and “Good Grub” cuterly envelopes for the reception.

On the far right, you’ll see custom made books (tied with orange ribbon) that contained Jen and Richard’s ceremony (for the minister to read from and for guests who did readings during the ceremony).

Paperweights for bridesmaids.

Detail of the wedding ceremony programs.

I just love Jen’s cake. Here’s what she said about the passage in the frame on top of it, “It’s a passage from Alice in Wonderland about Alice following the rabbit down the rabbit hole. When Richard decided to move to Virginia with me (we had only been dating for about 6 months), he said ‘let’s see how far down this rabbit hole goes’…of course meaning ‘ok – let’s see what this relationship has in store for us’…it was really sweet and was a huge leap of faith on his part. So I wanted some sort of homage to that. I designed a little old-timey graphic using the rabbit from the original illustrations, and found that little frame at Michael’s.”

Photography by Martha Manning for Missy Mclamb Photography and Ashley Blencoe of Studio Blencoe.

Thank you Jen and Richard for sharing your beautiful wedding with us! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Miss Pickles Press wedding designs!

Sneak Peek: Jen + Richard

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

I’m so excited about tomorrow’s post: the wedding of Jen and Richard. Stop by tomorrow for all sorts of goodies!