Thursday, November 8, 2018

Elegant Silver, Black and Red Wedding Invitations

Caitlin and Mike were married in September in Hoboken, New Jersey. Their simple, elegant wedding invitation was complemented by pieces featuring New York City skyline art and a nod to Hoboken's own, Frank Sinatra.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Spring Lake Illustrated Map

NEW! The third in our Jersey Shore Illustrated Map series is Spring Lake. Prints are available here.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Blues and More Blues

Lindsay's unusual color palette of all blues inspired her bridal shower invitation. Original floral artwork and a watercolor splash added interest to the monochromatic design.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Composite, Customized Save the Dates

Sometimes we meet with clients who are interested in having an illustrated map commissioned for weddings or save the dates but don't have a lot of time until they will be mailing them. We realized we could offer a compromise and customize an existing map! Lisa and Chris's story was geographically similar to our original blog post here. We were able to Photoshop in some elements I created for other maps and add some digital type. Original hand lettering for "Save the Date" fit right into the space and we were able to give our client a map save the date not soon after.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Earthy, Musical Fall Wedding

Lisa and Dennis are avid music fans, and we love how the guitar visual fit into the autumn tree watercolor painting. The fall color scheme of browns, reds, oranges and yellows, paired well with natural and kraft paper stocks. A fitting autumn wedding invitation suite for a terrific couple!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Pittsburgh Map 80th Birthday

80th Birthday party for Marie D'Angelo, featuring custom updates on an antique map of the Sharpsburgh, Pennsylvania area. The map icons show: Kopper's Tower in Pittsburgh, where Marie worked for decades. Also shown are her family's church, St. Mary's, and the family's favorite social club (also the venue), Regina Elena.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Bold Pattern and Marine Colors

A bold, diamond pattern, pairs with marine colors and gold in this elegant invitation Suite. It is a fitting color scheme for an August wedding. Chelsea and Brad's hand lettered monogram tops the invitation card and ghosts nicely in the background of their reception card. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Sara and Greg's Pastel Palette

We enjoy the challenge of combining art elements that don't necessarily "go together." Sara loved both the florals and the ubiquitous, personalized Jersey Shore benches. Her wedding colors of light blue and pink, as the watercolor medium were the links that made for a cohesive wedding design. We alternated use of the art on Sara and Greg's invitations, seating chart, menus, and cocktail napkins.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Asbury Park Architecture Inspiration

Meredith and DJ's wedding invitation design was inspired by some of the amazing architectural details, styles and shapes from Asbury Park's historic buildings: the Carousel, The Paramount Theater, and Convention Hall. 

Autumn Florals and White Pumpkins

An original watercolor floral and pumpkin arrangement is paired with a hand lettering design, created  just for Lindsay and Cole. The use of two varieties of sunflowers gave the pieces a nice balance of color. Kraft envelopes were nicely contrasted with a navy envelope liner and typography.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Wow Factor!

Elegant Save the Dates for Collen and Dan's July 2018 wedding. A bold, geometric pattern in antique gold is offset by a red, metallic lined envelope. Colleen was kind enough to share a couple of her own photos - one showing custom stamps and a shot of the cards, still packaged up and ready to be mailed. She sent them out around the holidays, and the decorations in the background are a nice touch!

Gazebo at Our House

These sweet invitations were another study in monochromatic design. The periwinkle and royal blue shades complemented the gazebo pencil sketch commissioned by Marguerite and James.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Bay Head Yacht Club Save the Dates

A clean, elegant look for Jessica and Jason's Save the Date cards. A watercolor rendering of the Bay Head Yacht Club provides a pop of color.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Illustrated Map Wedding Invitations

Danielle and Michael's Illustrated Map wedding invitation suite features custom handlettering and a touch of watercolor to complement the art. Their reception card shows their venue, The Asbury Hotel in AsburyPark, NJ. We included the compass art from the map on their RSVP card, which is a tribute to their favorite Springsteen and the E Street Band song, "Two Hearts."

For the Baby's Room...

We are always happy to hear from former wedding clients when they become new parents. This joyful little watercolor was created for baby Harrison, born on October 1, 2017.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Lucky Number 7 & Colors of the Sea

Ocean colors inspired Gina and Gary's 7-7-17 wedding invitations. We created custom hand lettering for their invitation and custom postage stamps. The package was tied up nicely using baker's twine and accented by a metallic Aquamarine Stardream envelope liner.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Peonies & Eucalyptus Bouquet Inspiration

Alexa and Chris's wedding invitation showcases watercolor peonies, seeded eucalyptus and vines. A laurel wreath was also created using these elements. A perfect look for an early summer wedding!