Spotted "In the Wild" - the Basically wedding suite

I always get such a thrill when I find photos of my work “in the wild.” Particularly, beautifully styled and photographed wedding invitations. Lucky for me, I’ve found my Basically wedding invitation design for Minted in quite a few places.

Most recently, on May 17th, the All In One format was featured as part of a budget friendly weddings segment on Good Morning America. Squeee! How cool is that?! Super big thanks to Budget Savvy Bride for the product shout out!

There it is, in all it’s  shiny golden glory !

There it is, in all it’s shiny golden glory!

Here are another two real wedding featuring Basically in the classic black and gold foil invitation.

Rustic, farm wedding captured by  Dreamlove Photography

Rustic, farm wedding captured by Dreamlove Photography

An elegant and romantic wedding captured by  Rob Anzit Photography

An elegant and romantic wedding captured by Rob Anzit Photography

The “candy” color all-in-one format with gold foil styled and photographed by  Wild Cotton Photography.

The “candy” color all-in-one format with gold foil styled and photographed by Wild Cotton Photography.

A rose gold romantic wedding planned by  Blush + Bowties  and photographed by  Mango Studios.

A rose gold romantic wedding planned by Blush + Bowties and photographed by Mango Studios.

Head Over Heels Wedding Invitation Challenge

Is open for voting! There are many brilliant designs to rate, everything from the perfect rustic barn wedding invitation to clean and modern ones perfect for a wedding in a science museum. Go now, and let your opinion be known.

wedding invitations - Seaglass Floral
wedding invitations - Seaglass Floral

wedding invitations - Bistro Board
wedding invitations - Bistro Board
wedding invitations - Graphic Photo
wedding invitations - Graphic Photo
wedding invitations - Certified Wed
wedding invitations - Certified Wed

Client Spotlight: Bindu + Michael

I'm not going to lie, I like to photo-blog stalk my clients. (Is that creepy?)

So imagine my excitement when I discovered that one of my best client's wedding photos were posted! She picked an amazing photography studio to capture her wedding day and I am honored to have been a teeny tiny part of it. (Remember this post?)

Behold the wonders of Lyon, France, 13:13 Boutique Wedding Photography and Bindu's exceptional style!

Go check out the rest of their photos and start dreaming of your own French country-side wedding!

Client Spotlight: B's Wedding Invitations

Here I am sitting in our TLF (temporary living facility) while hubs is off doing stuff with his new squadron. Upon checking my email I see I've gotten an email from one of my favorite clients, B.

Before the insanity of the holiday season started I finished up an invitation design suite for her. You may recall her save-the-date postcards from earlier in 2009. Well, today she sent pictures of the final printed and assembled invitation! They look FANTASTIC so I just have to share.

To start the design process I asked her to describe the overall feel that she was looking for. Her answer was:
"French tea salon ... lovely chandeliers, wood panels, warm and cozy light, beautiful pastries, macaroons and other yummy things lined up on the shelves and counters, tea and hot chocolate served in wonderfully detailed tea cups."
She added that Ladurée's (of Paris macaroon fame) packaging embodied exactly the kind of look she wanted to go for.

[image source: some like it haute]

Link[source: beyond the pale]

Umm, how perfect is that for a spring-time French château wedding? I was psyched to get started on designs! After a bunch of concepts and revisions this became the final design.


B used Catprint.com and had them print everything on their 107lb shimmer cardstock. The paper punch she found in Hong Kong on a trip. The pocketfolders and envelopes are from paperandmore.com.

Spotted!

The lovely Sarah Pease from Brilliant Event Planning in New York contacted me a month ago asking if she could feature my Colored Crinolines on her blog. To which I gave her a resounding "yes!"

Her timing couldn't have been better because I had just gotten some awesome crinoline photos from my clients. She chose to use pictures from my Client Spotlight of Christina, the bride with the incredible Puerto Rico wedding and the pale pink crinoline.


[photo by Shawna Herring]

Check out her post about my shop.
Thank you Sarah!

Client Spotlight: Kate

Kate asked me to dye her crinoline this sweet lilac color and little did I know she was going to wear it with a pair of awesome lilac Chuck Taylors! (She's a girl after my own heart.) I love how it came out and the color really pops against the green grass.

How adorable are these bride and groom converse WITH their wedding date written on the heel?!

Without a doubt, this is one cute and chill couple!

Client Spotlight: Laya #2

Holy biscuits, Paula Deen!

Laya's wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty! You MUST check it out! Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3
She even said:
"Etsy was my main source for stationary and other decorations. ... I also worked with Ashley Bowron, the designer/owner of 2BirdStone to create digital designs for map/direction inserts, table numbers, thank you cards and favor inserts/tags, inspired by my invitations - this gave me the opportunity to shop around for a printing company in my neighborhood to save money."
I love it when a bride is thrifty and her wedding still looks like a million bucks!!

[image via Style Me Pretty]

Client Spotlight: Laya


Laya contacted me about creating some additional elements for her previously purchased wedding invitation that she could print on her own (lucky girl has a friend with a printshop!). We used Etsy's handy little Alchemy function and I got to work.

The first item was a two-sided card with a map on the font and directions on the backside.
Then I got to work on creating her table numbers.
Once she had them printed she put them into silver frames and posted photos of them to her blog.
Laya decided to give all her guests a pair of photo coasters as favors, so I designed a little insert for them to tie everything together.

I also created a menu, flat note card for thank yous and her ceremony program.

Check out a sneak peek of the beautiful bride and her fantasic wedding here!
Congratulations Laya!!