Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pen and Ink Map

A thoughtful Bridal Shower gift from her maid of honor, this pen and ink map is a departure from our usual watercolor maps. Colored pencils were used to complete the land and water accents.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Autumn Wedding in Rustic Bucks, Co., Pennsylvania






Dana and Chris were married a few months ago at the historic Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm in New Hope, Pennsylvania. We began working with them in the fall of 2015 when we designed their Save the Date cards. An autumn theme was consistent throughout their designs, and the invitations featured an original watercolor floral bouquet, with their names printed in rose gold foil letterpress. Their diamond laurel monogram was used on invitation tags, cocktail napkins and wedding dinner menu. We also created a illustrated map of the venue area which were attached to hotel guests' gift bags. 

Envelope - Calligraphy in matching rose gold ink by Bella Scrittura.  
Invitation - Letterpress foil printing by Milkfed Press.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wedding Gift Commissions




We are often asked to create original artwork to be given as wedding gifts. Above are some recently completed gifts from parents to newlyweds and also from bride to groom (and sometimes couples have paintings created for themselves!).

From top: Katie and Andrew commissioned a wedding map together and had a print made to show at their wedding reception.

Carly had a portrait of her wedding venue, the gorgeous Mallard Island Yacht Club, created for a first anniversary gift to her husband Doug.

Kim and Matt also had a map created for their wedding, which they also displayed at their reception.

Lastly, Dana and Chris were married at the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm in New Hope, Pennsylvania. The mother of the bride surprised them with this watercolor of the venue.




Katelyn and Scott's Nautical Wedding Invitation



  Katelyn and Scott first came to us for save the dates last spring. We continued their navy, gold and blush color scheme and nautical theme for their wedding invitations. Scott's company, Hatteras Press provided the printing and awesome anchor die-cut folder.

Katie and Steve's Hibiscus and Magnolia Watercolor Wedding invitations




We are playing catch up posting our summer and fall wedding invitation photos. Here is an original watercolor commissioned for Katie and Steve's wedding, which took place back in September. The artwork shows a mixture of magnolias and hibiscus flowers. Also included is their "Endless Summer" save the date card, which along with the invite showcases their love of the ocean (and Steve's love for  surfing!).

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Allison & JP's Watercolor Hydrangea and Seashell Wedding invitations



Allison and JC will be married this weekend in Sea Girt. A watercolor floral arrangement was created for their Save the Date cards, based on Allison's wedding flowers: Hydrangeas, Delphiniums and Eucalyptis. We then took individual pieces from the arrangement and used them for the wedding invitation suite.

Chalkboard Lettering

Here is a quick fun chalkboard lettering project for newlyweds Jessica and Rick's "Sparkler Sendoff" last weekend. Their wedding fell on the night of the full Harvest Moon.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Nautical Baby Shower Invitations

Our wedding clients, Susan and Jason, married last fall, are expecting their first child. Here is the nautical-inspired invitation we designed for Susan's baby shower.

Filigree Letterpress Invitations



Lindsay and Blake were married in May and celebrated their reception at the beautiful Rumson Country Club. Their wedding invitation design was inspired by vintage filigree designs. The neutral color palette combined with the vintage art elements made for a fresh, classic and romantic look. We continued their look for wedding programs and menus, pictured above. The menu art was revisited from their save the date design.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Amanda and Brian's Final Wedding Map



Amanda and Brian are getting married on the beach here in Manasquan next month with a Clambake to follow along Stockton Lake. We used the preliminary sketch for this map for their Save the Date cards. Amanda and Brian's wedding colors lent a whimsical touch, as well as their request for the two lobsters "holding claws."

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Watercolor Beach Scene Wedding Invitations


Donna and Steve met with us and really loved this invitation set we designed for Erika & Keith's wedding. They asked if we could recreate the scene in watercolor and we were happy to oblige.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Key West Wedding at Truman Little White House

Mandy and Ed first came to us for Save the Dates for their Key West wedding. For their wedding invitation, they wanted an informational booklet for their guests to be able to use while visiting the island. First we created a watercolor painting of their venue, Truman Little White House, and used it as the cover of their destination wedding invitation.


Included in the book were a letter to their guests, accommodations information, and a custom map corresponding with the following page of "phony ads"for real places they enjoy on the island and other useful information.





RSVP postcards used a digital illustration of the Conch Repulic flag.


We also created an original monogram for their wedding brand, which was used in 
the booklet and later on cocktail napkins, coasters, stickers and favor tote bags. 





They loved their monogram so much they had a custom flag made!!


The Truman Little White House painting was used for ceremony programs 
and we loved their idea of using colorful fish on their seating cards.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Beach Dogs Save the Dates


Save the Dates for Danielle and Jeremy's wedding, featuring their adorable dogs Bernie and Abby on the beach. Digital color was added to the original pencil sketch.


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Gabriella & Domenick's English Estate Wedding





Gaby and Dom will be married this summer in Oxfordshire, England at the the gorgeous Cornbury Park Estate. We created an illustration of the venue for their Save the Dates, which sits at the top of their wedding invitation. An illustrated map of their story was commissioned for use as a fun insert/backside of their Weekend Activities card.
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