Thursday, December 23, 2010

{ Wedding Invitation }

I am more than thrilled about today's post! A project I have been waiting to post for weeks...A wedding invitation designed by yours truly.

A dear friend approached me some time ago about creating a wedding invitation for her upcoming ceremony. After discussing themes, ideas, thoughts and more, I soon realized this project was going to be a challenge! Now, I love nothing more than a challenge, and even better, a unique one. After deciding the inspiration for this invitation, it was established that the invitation was to be viewed online. I had to make this old hollywood, vintage purple inspired invitation beautiful enough to wow the viewers online. And, it was to be accompanied by a reception only invitation. This unique task turned out to be a pleasant experience! The bride and groom were extremely pleased, and I was a happy designer. Completely happy with my design, which doesn't come around often!

So here it is!

Note: The clients have requested their information remain private. 
All information and images has been altered to conceal their identities. 

I am so lucky to have been chosen to create an invite for my friend! It was a wonderful experience and I adore the invites! Oh! And so does the bride and groom. :) 

Posting soon! 

Monday, December 20, 2010

{ Monday Marvel }

I usually spend quite some time searching for the oh-so-perfect { Monday Marvel } for my readers. I want them to feel just as inspired, amazed, and giddy as I do when I see them for the first time. Today, I have reached a new level.

{ Nonpareil Magazine } is beyond inspirational. An online magazine created to awaken a creative side you never knew you had. When planning a beautiful wedding, this gallery of stylish and DIY projects, really takes the cake. It includes fabulous craft projects, printables, and templates and tips for planning weddings and other stylish occasions. Aka, the ultimate inspirational magazine.

This month's issue, December 2010, is choc full of goodies.

Check out the beautiful cover...

Featuring a number of articles, this one was my favorite. A "Shipwrecked" inspired article/photoshoot which I find totally dreamy. Really. 

Be sure to check out their website, you are bound to find something you love. 

Posting soon, 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

{ Wedding Wednesday }

I'm switching up today's { Wedding Wednesday } just a tad! Yes, it has to do with a couple getting married, but instead, it's an engagement shoot! And not just any engagement shoot mind you, a Mad Men inspired one. It screams 60s glamor and I absolutely adore it. I feel like these are screen shots of a movie...I love! These photos were taken by the talented { lunaphoto }. 


This couple is perfect! I just can't get enough. I want more!

Posting soon,

Monday, December 13, 2010

{ Monday Marvel }

Here comes my nerdy side! Ready, set...Coolest iPhone App ever!

Introducing: Cartolina - Season's Greetings! By Cartolina. Hello adorable holiday greetings aka Cartograms via iPhone. Love it!

Fiona Richards, creator of { Cafe Cartolina } designed these adorable little Cartograms for those who want to send out casual greetings or invitations digitally. If your feeling pretty techy, and want to do something original, I think this is a great way to say hello and happy holidays to all of your friends!

You can find the Apple iTunes address { here }

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

{ Wedding Wednesday }

I actually gasped out loud when I discovered these photographs. Believe it or not, I found them last week...but I knew I had to bookmark them for you! And so for today's { Wedding Wednesday }...

Photographer { Stephanie Baker } steals your breathe away with these photographs. Literally. Dramatic lighting, beautiful bride, even a cute dog! A winning combination.

Get ready...

Unreal. Totally unreal. I want them. 

To see more photos from this photo shoot, { click here }. If you want to check out Stephanie's blog as well, { click here }. You're in for a treat. 

Posting soon! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

{ Shoesday }

{ Shoesday Tuesday }!

My favorite day of the week. Featuring everything shoes. And this week, an adorable kitty who wants some fancy footwear.

How stinkin' cute...

This photo was captured by Aubrey Joy Photography. To see the beautiful wedding that goes along with these pretty shoes and kitty, click { here }

Posting soon!

Monday, December 6, 2010

{ Monday Marvel }

It may come as no surprise to you that sooner or later, I would have to feature my sister's photography on my blog. Now, for those of you who are not aware, my sister Marisa is the fabulous photographer and creator of { misa*me photography }. She recently ventured into the wilderness, and by wilderness I mean the somewhere in the forests of Howard County, Maryland, to take a few shots of a bride in hopes of doing one thing...trashing her beloved wedding dress!

Yes, that's's { Monday Marvel } is a trash the dress! This girl had guts, let me tell you. She dove right in, dress and all. Hubby even joined in too! I'm sure it was somewhere around 30 something degrees, but you would think it was a warm spring day by the way she was posing. Not even phased! That's what I call awesome. 

For the entire photo shoot { click here }


Thursday, December 2, 2010

{ Holiday Cards }

Starting to feel that holiday spirit? I know I am! Christmas music has been playing in the office since before Thanksgiving and I feel like Christmas is a comin'! Scoping out the new holiday trends on Etsy, I discovered { Anita Ashfield-Salter } aka Monkey Mind Design! This Art Director decided to go back to her roots of crafting by hand and boy does she do a great jobs. These are but a few of her adorable holiday card designs!

Be sure to check out the rest of her designs, she is rather talented!

Write soon,