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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Carolyn & Johnny: Purple Wedding Invitations

When Carolyn and Johnny approached us with ideas for their October wedding, we knew right away that something elegant was in order. Carolyn's colors were deep purples with accents of red, so we carried the color scheme throughout her invitations. As we have been hearing from many, purple is the new black and we loved mixing the different shades and textures together to create her final package. We enjoyed so much working with the two of them, and we can't wait hear all about their big day!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We love it Wednesday: The Perfect Wedding Gift

When I stumbled across Etsy seller Miniature Rhino's Heart Samplers I immediately thought these sweet keepsakes would make the perfect wedding gift. I could even see one hanging as a great addition to personalize your wedding decorations. Therefore, there was no doubt that I had to share them as this week's find.

When you order, the custom piece comes with choice of color palette, hand stained embroidery hoop and original embroidered design.

All images courtesy of Miniature Rhino.

She even offers these adorable, and more cost efficient miniature heart samplers with embroidered initials. I can't wait for an excuse to buy one for the next of my newlywed friends!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pamela & Ben: Fall Wedding Invitations

Here they are! Our latest completed invitation package for bride and groom, Pamela and Ben. From the start, these two have been a joy to work with, and we can't wait to see the pictures from what sounds like, is going to be a beautiful wedding. Their apple green and chocolate brown color scheme, and modern design were really fun for us to work with and we couldn't be happier with the results!

The overall design is clean and modern but still with a hint of Art Deco inspiration to compliment their reception venue.

Their invitation is mounted inside of an apple green holder with contrasting brown envelope, and all the printed pieces are on a linen ivory paper.

Printed R.S.V.P envelopes and address label wrap carries the design throughout all of Pamela and Ben's pieces.

Dessert party invitation with inside information as a separate glued in piece, so that they can use the remaining blank cards as thank yous and stationery for their newlywed lives!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

We love it Wednesday: @ Home Vintage General

I just walked in the door from the perfect get away trip with my mom to Savannah, Georgia. I am returning completely inspired by the cities charm, and artistic influence. We stayed at the historic Marshall House, and I was thrilled to find out when we pulled up that it was only blocks away from my favorite store, @ Home Vintage General. Among all of the things we could have done upon arriving, I insisted we run down the street to look at all of the treasures owner Elizabeth Demos had behind her doors. As usual, her store was filled with beautiful finds, furniture and many things to get a girls like me and my mom excited. Her warm hospitality was the perfect introduction to our days spent in town!

For this week's post I wanted to share her blog that always serves as a source of inspiration, and if you ever find yourself near Savannah I highly recommend you make a stop by!

@ Home's welcoming store front of Broughton Street.

Some of our great finds from @ Home: New dishtowel, vintage tin and soda bottle all in matching yellow!

Several favorites from my Mom's assortment of adorable ribbon and trim, and some great vintage paper pieces I can't wait to craft with!

Pamela & Ben: Sneak Peek!

We just delivered our latest invitations for Pamela & Ben's fall wedding. We wanted to share a quick photo of the invites boxed and ready to go. Be sure to check back for photos arriving early September!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We Love it Wednesday: Grace Edmands Calligraphy

A few weeks ago, during our small get-together downtown, we had the opportunity to meet Grace Edmands, a local calligrapher. Not only is she smart and talented, but she's a pleasure to be around! Grace's love of the hand-written letter led her to become a professional calligrapher. While computer fonts can be beautiful, there's something about hand-dipped pen and ink that's oh-so-lovely. Don't think that envelopes are the only option to be hand-written-wouldn't an elaborate monogram be just stunning? 

All images courtesy of Grace Edmands Calligraphy

Monday, August 10, 2009

Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants

Several weeks ago we were asked by our new friend, Karry Castillo of Uniquely Yours Wedding & Event Specialist, Inc., to participate in a speakers day at the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants Florida class. Of course, we were completely honored by the invitation and excited to get to work! The portion of the class was focused on creating a cohesive design scheme from invitations and related paper products to linens and floral design.

We met over drinks and dinner to get to know the other contributors; Lee Forrest of Lee Forrest Design for the flowers, and Rashida Erskine with BBJ Linens for the linens. We agreed on two themes as a group, Eco Enchantment and Midnight Escape. We planned on preparing two table spreads to use as visual tools to show how to create a look for a wedding from start to finish. We chose color palettes based on Rashida's gorgeous linen selection and Lee's amazing floral design ideas.

As for Orange Blossom Ink's contribution, we started with invitations and spread that design to the Save the Dates, Menus, Table numbers, and place cards for each theme. It was a thrilling experience for us to see our work along with the finished table design the morning of the class. We don't often get to see the completed look come together at the event. The two contrasting looks came together beautifully, and other than the nerves that come with speaking in front of a group, it was a perfect morning. We finished with a delicious lunch at the Hyatt where we were able to get to know the students, and enjoy Lee's pretty yellow rose and lemon center pieces.

Thank you to Karry Castillo for providing the opportunity for us to be apart such a talented group of professionals. And to all three - Karry, Lee and Rashida for their encouragement and for welcoming us with open arms to the group.

Eco Enchantment:

We started with the invitation and used the Bird of Paradise Flower as our motif throughout all of the items for the "Florida Eco" feel. The package is tied together with ribbon and small Sand Dollar.

The Menus, and Table Numbers were mounted on wood, and embellished with small starfish and ribbon. Place cards also featured the bird of paradise in varying colors.

The finished table complete with lighting! Lee's live orchid center piece and Rashida's rich textures in the linens really brought together the whole look.

Close up of menus and place cards at each setting.

Table numbers were tucked into Lee's tropical center pieces.

Midnight Escape:

Finished Save the Dates and Invitations. We used an intricate lace pattern and carried that throughout all of the pieces. Embellished with Rhinestone details and lavender satin ribbon.

Menus and place cards with black feather accents and Silver and Black Rhinestones.
Close up of floral center piece, crystals and rich linens. I was in love.

Full table display for Midnight Escape. Lee's branches, orchids, roses and swarovski crystals were completely stunning.

Close up of place setting with our table number, menus and place cards.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Orange Blossom Ink Photo Shoot

Between Sarah's home improvements, finishing up several invitation packages and traveling we have been keeping really busy the last few weeks! I have been dying to find to time to share some of our favorite photos from our first Orange Blossom Ink photo shoot! The photos, taken by our dear friends Josh Holtsclaw and assisted by Monica Holtsclaw, were so beautiful, it made it incredibly difficult to pick which ones to post. We think they have a budding career in photography on top of their already amazing talents. Be sure to stop by to see Josh's other work, and even pick up a book or some adorable book earrings in Monica's shop. We hope you love these as much as we do.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

We love it Wednesday: Anthopologie Birthday Presents!

This past weekend was filled with great friends and fun events to celebrate my 25th birthday. My mailbox was filled with birthday cards, and kind wishes and among them was this curious little envelope from Anthropologie. To my surprise when I opened it, there was the cutest little fabric pouch detailed with mismatch buttons and embroidery thread. I was maybe more excited about the packaging than I was the 15& off coupon inside! So, for this week's find I knew exactly what I wanted to share, now I just have to decide what to buy!