[tech style] wedding party app…for the guest photos

Wedding Party

So, yes… the professional photographer should always be the main artist focused on the couples’ very important photos… BUT… what a great idea this app is for the guests! They can capture all those random moments the bride & groom miss during the cocktail, dinner & reception hours. Love it… check out all the benefits too! Have you used it yet??

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> also, a great article via 7×7 on the original concept & creator!

[wedding favor] custom soaps

Oh my… I’m loving this idea of customizing the scent & design for your own soap [to give as a wedding favor or for any special event]. Meow Meow Tweet, an organic soap, body care and soy candle making company, personalized these small half bars for each client with special wrapping that fit the aesthetic and feel of each wedding!

custom soaps BM4

custom soaps JennMatt

custom soaps

Email meow meow tweet for more information about custom soaps and candles. They can do custom artwork and packaging to fit the details of your special event.
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Plus, check out their shop for lots of gifts & kits!
Of course I can’t help but adore the awesome drawings on all their packaging ;)

grapefruit GANG

[digital designs] snap up your holiday photo cards

papercake snapfish 2012

It’s that time of year again … unless you’re on the ball & already ordered your holiday cards?! ;)
Upload your photo(s) to any pre-designed christmas/holiday/new year card at snapfish or zazzle … hohoho!

Zazzle Holiday 2012

* UK snapfish store [happy christmas]!
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wedding save the date & thank you digital cards also available!

[design] magazine for your wedding

[a fellow art director brought this fun concept to my attention…and since I love magazine design + custom weddings, I was inspired to share]

Twenty Pages wants to help make your celebration more special, and much more personal. Choose the magazine that best suits your style, upload your content and photos you want to use and the designers will take it from there! super easy & fun! You can use your magazine however you wish; wedding program, invitation, table decoration or inside the welcome bags!

personalized wedding magazine

 

what do you think of this idea? I’m thinking I would love to design a save the date as a subscription card…preparing the guest for the surprise!! fun!

[real outdoor wedding] destinee & seth

Congrats to Destinee & Seth, married October 6, 2012 at Villa Camino Cielo in Santa Barbara, California! *shot by Wendy K Yalom photography

glamour red silver & white

We created various reception stationery pieces for their big day; table & dessert tents, cocktail & dinner menus for frames, escort tents + seating cards for the place settings, along with welcome cards & thank you tags… all customized to match their invitation design. I really enjoy seeing that it all came together beautifully! (with thanks to their inventive event planner, Freida, too).

wedding glamour red silver & white

hollywood glamour red silver & white

*thanks wendy for uploading these stunning photos via two bright lights

[design inspiration] wedding & party planning

I’m always finding great wedding & party inspiration photos [via pinterest] so I thought I would share just a few of my favorites:

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> love-love this clean & modern cake design (by nine cakes)

wedding cake inspiration


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> “whether you’re getting married and need to collect hundreds of mailing addresses, sending out Christmas cards or even if you just want to have a complete, up-to-date address book once and for all, Postable makes it extremely easy.”

mailing addresses


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> what a great way to save money on your centerpieces (for home too), you can easily create these glittery mason jar vases from the DIY tutorial

DIY Glitter Vases


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> personalize this rustic wedding cake topper with your monogram or the word ‘love’

wedding cake monogram topper

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> how cool is this modern place setting; paper clipped napkin with ‘hello’ name tag / place card & a menu bookmark too!

wedding place card hello


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> yes! I found a great drink

list to help determine which Signature cocktail(s) will complement your next event

wedding signature cocktails


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> I so badly want to leave my [guest book] message on a puzzle piece at the next wedding I attend!! love the idea of the couple putting it together on their one year anniversary ;) 

wedding puzzle guest book

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Follow Me on Pinterest to see lots more!

[custom wedding invitations] new designs v2

julie { single-layer tall card with 2-layer handmade paper belly band }

I’m excited to showcase a new group of personalized invitation designs created this summer … {many thanks to all my creative clients & their exclusive vision}  part 1 here

starlynn { 3-layer invite w/pocket on the back }

jolee { single-layer duplex invite (charcoal/natural white linen) w/ metallic grey envelopes }

naomi { 2-layer SF skyline invite, tear-off RSVP / map enclosure }

tara { rose illustration invite printed front/back, includes tear-off RSVP postcard }

jane { pocket folder invite w/monogram tag; custom graphic provided }

+ a quinceañera invitation redesigned from my tear-off rsvp/map cards !

Quinceanera { front/back printed invite with tear-off rsvp postcard }

> each new invitation suite is usually redesigned based from an invite on my site, {as noted in some photo captions} then personalized to each clients unique wedding/event colors or theme