Sunday, December 30, 2018

Luxe Gold and Glitter




Colleen and Dan’s invitation design  plays off of the drama of their Save the Dates. A sliver of sparkling glitter bumps up the glam, along with shimmery gold and crystal metallic card and envelope stocks. We found a handmade rice paper with gold shimmery florals that worked perfectly as a belly band design.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Fun Gift Bag Inserts and Handpainted Wedding Menus







Victoria and Kevin made gift bags for their overnight wedding guests at Cedar Lakes Estate in Port Jervis, New York. The estate is a former summer camp turned resort. In keeping with the camp vibe, their gift bags included a deck of playing cards, as well as this cute little booklet. We loved how personal and thoughtful the contents were: the cover isa replica of Victoria's grandparents' photo album from summers in Port Jervis. Included inside each booklet is a history of and instruction for two family card games. Bag inserts provided thoughtful, handpicked local Hudson Valley suggestions from the bride and groom.

A handprinted and hand lettered dinner menu for the festivities features a spot illustration to represent each family - the Duffys (lion) and the Cherasias (cherries), which carried through to their thank you card design.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo party invitations featuring hand-illustrated, Mexican-inspired design elements.

Vibrant Romantic Florals Pop on a Navy Background




Romantic, watercolor florals provide the backdrop for the envelope liner and belly band in this sweet invitation suite. Custom hand lettering adds a modern touch to the organic look.


Classic Wedding Invitations with Newport, Rhode Island Views


A classic Newport Rhode Island-inspired invitation suite, printed on crisp, white cotton stock using  gold and navy thermography, were paired with gold metallic envelopes. Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge and Castle Hill Lighthouse illustrations represented the view from Ocean Cliff, where the reception was held.

Old-School Glamour in Hoboken






Caitlin and Mike met while working in California and wanted to find a way to include that detail in their invitation suite. They chose the subtle reference of the California license plate font as the script. Small touches of red paired well with the silver, black and white color palette. A nod to Hoboken's own, Frank Sinatra, was used as a reception card illustration. A small letter "G" was placed on the front of the vintage microphone.

Dog Bride and Groom Save the Dates

Brittany and Zeeshan's adorable dogs Mellie and Daisy were so much fun to paint and made for a truly unique save the date design. 


Monday, November 12, 2018

Sea Girt Centennial Illustrated Map




Sea Girt, NJ illustratde map. Available for purchase in the studio and online    

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Ashford Estate Save the Dates



The enchanting Ashford Estate in Allentown, NJ is a very romantic wedding venue. The beautiful architecture and landscaping are a sight to behold. It is captured here in this digital illustration, created just for Kimber and Rob’s save the date cards. 

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!