Archive for the ‘Invitations’ Category


November 2, 2009

I was a little late getting the Fall 2009 Martha Stewart Weddings, but I am so in love!


As a June bride, I find wedding magazines a little tricky because most the the issues I will read in preparation for my big day feature seasons I am not getting married in.  I guess the key is to take the ideas and images I’m drooling over and reinterpret them into my own summer-y versions.  I’m already looking into various craft punches to recreate the cupcake picks above, and I am determined to use a version of that lovely gold centerpiece (perhaps in a different color) somewhere in my wedding decor.

But alas, I’m not sure how to work in acorns.  How adorable are these?!  Detailed instructions to make your own are here.


| All images from Martha Stewart Weddings |


Save the Dates revealed!

October 15, 2009

Despite my lackluster photography, I am thrilled to show off our handmade save-the-dates!

The cards – which have already been mistaken as store bought! – were a total collaboration.  We sat in front of the computer for a couple hours before getting them just right.  The project also forced us to pin down our final color scheme – dusty blue, yellow, and gray.  (I would absolutely recommend stationary design as an essential exercise for all couples about to tie the knot.)  And! — When all was said and done, the pre-postage cards/envelopes came in at only 60 cents a piece!

SaveTheDate_blueCompare our file to our inspiration below…

Save the Date Inspiration

October 12, 2009

I found this coaster online ages ago and tucked the image away in one of my many “inspiration folders.” Little did I know that it would resurface months later to inspire our save-the-dates!

Our handmade masterpieces were mailed last Thursday morning.  I’ll post the finished product here later this week.

Save the Date Sneak Preview

September 24, 2009


Who do? Yudu!

July 28, 2009

I just spied these incredibly charming save-the-dates over at Style Me Pretty.  The vintage hankies were screen printed by the bride using a Yudu.  A Yudu?

yudu_1Yes, a Yudu.

As we sadly prepare for the endangered gocco’s imminent extinction, it seems crafters are turning to the Yudu to fulfill at home printing needs.  Having wanted to try my hand at a gocco ever since learning about them, I’m super curious about this new apparatus.

But I must admit the image on Yudu’s product page is alarming.  The machine is as big as the model!  Where does one store something like this?  The display panel and glowing buttons on this beast make the little orange gocco look so cute and cuddly.

Has anyone tried the Yudu?  How do you like it?  More importantly, where do you keep it?

| Beautiful hankies by Rachel on Style Me Pretty; Monster Yudu from Yudu |

Vintage Wedding Wrapping Paper

July 27, 2009


Anyone who knows me personally knows I LOVE vintage paper. Any kind.  So as I hmm and haw over wedding colors and motifs, I’ll be searching high and low for inspiration from various paper ephemera.

This time around: wrapping paper – another one of my obsessions.



| 1: Amy Honey, 2: Seamsters, 3: Suzy Fairchild, 4: Blempgorf |

SoWa Open Market

July 14, 2009

I finally made it to the SoWa Open Market this past Sunday.  The open air event featuring artisans, antiques, and organic produce did not disappoint.  I found some great local stationers and jewelers, and the old trolley barn full of antiques offered tons of wedding décor inspiration.

If you live in the Boston area make sure to check it out.  The market is open every Sunday 10am – 4pm,  May through October.

| Image via ChromaLab |

Pretty Pochoirs

July 9, 2009

Recently I’ve been on the lookout for color palette inspiration.  While researching vintage textiles, I stumbled across the New York Public Library’s digital gallery and this beautiful portfolio of Art Deco pochoir prints.  I’m in love.