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Bridal Fashion

Tuesday’s Trendwatch – Twobirds Bridesmaid

December 6, 2011

I stumbled across this new and “interesting” Bridesmaids collection a few weeks ago and have been waiting patiently to feature this for our Tuesday’s Trendwatch.  I honestly have not seen a bridesmaids dress this intricate and fabulous as this before – truly I am just sort of mezmerized.  Twobirds Bridesmaid, a collection of dresses that can worn specific to your personality 15 different ways with using the same dress.  The bodice of the dress can be tied, shaped, looped or wrapped.  Still confused?  Now you know why I have been so mezmerized.  The designs of the dress are so unique and classic and truly you can wear this dress again and again.  Wrap the top of the dress and wear as a one-shoulder design, or loop around your neck to wear as a halter, or how about even wrap around to wear strapless.  Its just simple yet elegant.  I just cant get enough of it.

Founder Ariane Goldman gives us a glimpse into the rhyme and reason for Twobirds Bridemaid in an interview with 944 Magazine:  “The concept behind Twobirds is based on the premise that bridal parties no longer need to spend hundreds of dollars on unflattering dresses that they will no longer wear after the wedding.  Twobirds dresses enable your bridesmaids to look and feel their best in a dress that wraps more then 15 different ways to flatter all body types.  With no alterations neccessary and two sizes (0-14 and 16-24) women can choose how they want to wear it, while providing the bride with consistency but individual style that works for bridemaids.  In essence, they can wear the dresses again after the wedding, thus killing “two birds” with one dress.”

Check it out…. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Images:  Twobirds Bridesmaid

Cakes and Sweets

Cake Toppers by Goose Grease

November 16, 2011
Cake toppers are a great way to personalize & spruce up your wedding cake. I fell in love with Goose Grease’s hand painted wedding toppers as soon as I saw them. Each pair is so unique and they can be custom made or semi custom made according to your price range…they’d also make an awesome gift & keepsake.
To get more information & to see all their fun cake toppers, visit Goose Grease’s store & blog.

A Special Touch – The Lonely Heart

September 1, 2011

I had heard some buzz about the Etsy store, The Lonely Heart, so I decided to check it out.  I’m so glad I did. This company specializes in handmade ribbon, confetti and other handcrafted products to add that special touch to your big day.  Imagine adding this beautiful ribbon to your wedding invitations or favors for your wedding…stunning! Make sure to check out their online store to see all the beautiful products they offer.

To view all of the collection, visit The Lonely Heart.

Cakes and Sweets

Custom Wedding Cake Toppers

July 28, 2011

Looking for something unique to place on top of your wedding cake? Look no further than these super fun custom wedding cake toppers, made to look just like you! Every time I see these, I am amazed at how much likeness they have for the couple. I also love that the artists are usually open to including your pets & hobbies. Really, you can add anything you can think of. Make sure to check out fun vendors like MudCard on Etsy to order your very own mini-me.

Images by Phindy Studios

Paper Products

Paper Products – Design In August {Branding & Stationery Studio}

June 30, 2011

Design In August walks us through their fun & creative wedding stationary designs and gives us a little background on how each design came to be. You’ll definitely be able to draw some inspiration from these super cute ideas.  Make sure to visit Design In August for your own wedding stationary needs!

I happen to love how paper sets the tone for an event.  In our 2011 world nothing sets my heart aflutter like a fancy piece of paper or envelope mixed in my stack of mail.  Starting with the Save the Date, your event stationery can introduce your style, your quirks, your love story.., and then take that same look to every printed paper piece, right on through to your Thank You Notes.  This postcard introduced the casual elegance Jenny & Mike were going for.

Hello, Nashville!  When my studio line rang and I heard, “Can you design a rehearsal dinner invitation in the style of a Hatch Show print?” I didn’t miss a beat and said, “Absolutely!”  My love for typography (the design and arrangement of letter-forms) combined with the opportunity to communicate a message with that typography really gets my creativity flowing!  I think it’s that combination that pulled me into the world of graphic design to begin with.

Every project coming out of Design in August is custom.  I work closely with each client to develop paper goods to meet their style, taste, and needs.  This invitation suite was designed for a weekend-long event culminating in a garden party wedding on the lawn of a plantation house.  The bride needed multiple cards and a little pocket folder to nest it all together.  Shades of green and scripty design elements set the tone for this springtime event.

Similarly, this invitation suite also featured multiple cards, but I had the extra joy of commissioning a calligrapher to pen the invitation and a few accent words for that handwritten flair.  Josie Wolfe of Calligraphy by Josie provided the penmanship for this suite, while I pulled it all together with the typo-setting and icons to finish off this classic, vintage look.  Be sure to check out the event ephemera (menus, escort cards, programs… all the little papers that really finish off a party) here.

And speaking of ephemera… Another fun little paper touch for parties are these cocktail stir sticks.  I had such fun creating these for a very special cocktail event for brides-to-be and their grooms.  Stir sticks printed with “Soon to be Mrs.” and “Stir. Sip. Repeat.” brought smiles to party goers’ faces, while adding yet another design element in the event’s contemporary color palette of yellow and grays.

Design in August has more than paper coming out of its doors these days.  You can add finishing touches to your invitations, stationery or ephemera with custom designed embossers and rubber stamps, all coordinated to compliment your custom printing.  Return address stamps are a popular, and economic, choice for DIY clientele.  As a full service design studio with access to professional printing and vendors, I offer clients the peace of mind that all of their designs and printed goods are taken care of from start to finish.

And last, but not least, is the final accessory to any paper suite: a lined envelope.  What a lovely way to dress up your mailing!  These koi fish patterned envelope liners were the perfect accent to this custom, Asian inspired 50th birthday party invitation.  And these certainly set the tone for guests… They arrived to the party and happened to be greeted by live koi swimming in the host’s pond!

All invites by Design In August.