I often get asked about vendors that do quality work and I will be spotlighting some of them in this blog. I have known Valerie, the owner of Artistic Floral Design, for several years and I have always found her designs a source of inspiration. She uses fresh quality flowers and there is always something unique and beautiful in her work. Artistic Floral Design has just revamped their websites with over 500 new photos! Please visit www.artisticfloraldesign.com to see some beautiful wedding designs. A new website with an online store is at www.artisticfloraldesigns.com where you can purchase aisle runners, petals, leaves, candles, crystals and other table decor. When you chose a floral designer as talented as Valerie there will be plenty of inspiration in colors and flowers to design an invitation with the wow factor!
Here are the red & ivory placecards designed for a December wedding. The ivory cardstock was die cut and embossed to match the classic look of the Christmas Wedding Programs. The interior of the placecards told guests that a donation was made to a local charity by the bride and groom in lieu of favors.
I just wanted to post some photos of some work I recently finished for a December wedding at St. Charles Country Club. The program is Pomegranate red with Pearl ribbon. The interior was done with metallic Pearl paper. The label is embossed at the edges. It created a very elegant timeless look! I took some photos before Nicole and her mother came to pick them up at the studio. More photos to come of other pieces I did for this wedding.
Although monograms date back to about 350 BC, I am happy to say they are still going strong in the world of weddings. In the hands of a designer monograms can go from plain and boring to real head turners. Monograms add a classic and elegant look to invitations but I like to add a little modern twist to give them some style. The picture below has a Swarovski Crystal adding some sparkle to the swirl underneath the monogram. Many couples use their custom designed monogram as the logo or symbol of their wedding. The seal featured below always gets a great reaction when I display it at bridal shows and it makes a great closure for a pocket invitation.
The new trend in bridesmaid dresses is floral prints. You may have seen them in a number of ads in current magazines. They fit so well with this years trend for soft and romantic. Totally feminine, they can add to the theme of any wedding whether it be Vintage, Art Deco, Country or Beach. Prints can be subdued and sophisticated or bold and bright. Floral bridesmaid dresses can add to the color scheme of the wedding by introducing a second or third color to the palette.
However, some of the best perks about the floral print dress are the following aspects. Because they are not traditionally thought of as a bridesmaid dress, they score a lot of points in the “wear again” factor! Another feature brides love is that a floral print can separate the maid of honor from the rest of the bridesmaids. And last but not least, the floral print dress can contribute to a great one of a kind invitation design. I look to be designing with a lot of florals in the near future.