Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

BHLDN Decor.

May 8, 2011

I love the whimsical look of Anthropologie’s wedding chapter BHLDN. They’ve just recently added a new decor section filled with pretty adornments and keepsakes. Be sure to check out their full tabletop collection – I especially fancy the knotty pine treat pedestal!


A Handmade Invitation (Part III).

August 12, 2010

Designing the envelopes was quite possibly my favorite part. I wanted them to feel intimate, while reflecting the outdoor wedding reception. I found these beautiful stamps at the post office, and I loved the idea of using multiple stamps as opposed to just one.  I hand wrote each address, and to my amazement, I only had to re-write two of them!

And voilà, Dominique & Tom’s wedding invitation!

A Handmade Invitation (Part II).

August 1, 2010

It was an absolute pleasure designing Dominique’s wedding invitations -But perhaps it wasn’t as easy a task as I had so naively thought when I accepted the responsibility!

With a modest budget of $200 to produce 60 invitations, I had only one option: save on labour and make them myself!  I purchased note cards and envelopes from Chicago based company Paper Source. Even with the currency conversion rate I came out ahead by buying within their limited free delivery offer (this was a key saving factor!) In keeping with Dominique’s colours, I opted for navy envelopes and cream card stock. I purchased an envelope liner template kit to create pretty homemade liners using the beautiful Japanese Chiyogami paper from  The Paper Place in Toronto. Once I designed the lettering with Illustrator, I printed each invitation and reply card, and started my assembly line.

I found a lovely plum tree and flower stamp from Yumiko’s Rubber Stamp Me Etsy shop. I used a watermark ink pad and embossing powder to create a more luxurious finish. The process was a little tedious at times, but well worth the effort. Plus, who could resist using the blow-torch-tool as a finish! My favorite part of the invitation process was creating the envelopes -And I should note it was my first attempt at calligraphy too! I hand wrote each address and purchased a personalized stamp for Dominique & Tom from Love To Create Stamps, which I later gave them as a shower gift!

The stamp, as seen above, looked very pretty on the navy envelopes… And a what a time saver! I’d recommend this to anyone making invitations in the future. Next up: Stamps and the final product!

A Handmade Invitation (Part I).

June 13, 2010

My bosom friend Dominique bestowed upon me the pleasure and honor of  designing her wedding invitations- An undertaking I took very seriously!

I combed the internet and book stores for inspiration. Her colours are navy blue and cream. Her wedding an intimate soirée for 85 loved ones this August. I wanted the invitation to reflect her elegant self, while staying true to the formal yet relaxed evening reception.

The hurdle? Dominique’s budget for the invites was $200, a small but do-able $2.35 per invitation. I settled on homemade ones, with as many details from things that inspire me.

Some of the best from the web.

Congratulations Julie.

January 7, 2010

My best friend Julie got engaged over the holidays- and I couldn’t be more excited for her and her fiancé Sachin. They’ve been dating for years (almost seven!) and are one of my favorite couples. Their wedding will be absolutely beautiful… Some early inspiration below- a gorgeous wedding photographed by Our Labor of Love.

Ivanka Marries.

October 26, 2009

I picked up Ivanka Trump’s book The Trump Card while at the airport this morning- I read non-stop from Miami to Washington D.C.! I have to admit, I’m a huge Ivanka Trump fan- She’s gorgeous, ambitious and incredibly smart.

And to top it off, she married Jared Kushner (equally ambitious, Jared is the New York Observer’s owner!) in this beautiful Vera Wang gown- I love the lace neckline.





{photographs via InStyle}

Joanna’s Wedding.

October 13, 2009

In the world of chic blogs (and I say chic, not chick!), Joanna Goddard is somewhat of a Queen Bee. Thousands tune into her Cup of Jo blog and read her e-column Smitten. Last August, Joanna married and sought out some of the best people to help make her wedding special. Here’s a sneak peak below… But visit her blog for more!





{photos by Max Wanger, via Cup of Jo}

DIY Escort Cards.

August 10, 2009

I saw the cutest/most unique idea for wedding escort cards via Once Wed. Follow Anna Bond’s (of Rifle Designs) DIY instructions here. Of course, you can make your box a whole lot bigger!