Going for Gold

 

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With the pending start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi we sifted through the invitation archives looking for something Gold and Bronze {{of course we’re missing the Silver Medal plug but what can we say…}}. This was too cute not to reminisce over. We first met Lyn through Joan of Ambiente.
 
Lyn and Andre were a great couple to work with. Their day was about celebrating their two families and children coming together.

 

Lyn also knew what she wanted. The inspiration was an obvious one, the YaDeau crest she and Andre had. From there all the of elements came together. Lyn wanted a statement piece and she chose a great one!

 
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A copper bronze pocket was gold engraved with their crest, the inserts also engraved in gold. Lyn didn’t stop there however. She wanted to add the wow factor with the presentation. Custom acrylic boxes were made to fit the pocket invitation perfectly. Gold Satin was sewn into plush pillows which the invitation rested on within the acrylic box and chocolate crinkle paper filled sturdy perfectly sized boxes for mailing.

 

Amazing Right?

 
 

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You can view more images of this stunning home affair on Ambiente’s website HERE.

 

Photography by Olive Juice Studios

Styling in Miami

 

There are so many exciting things happening for us, many of which will be shared right here. Over the past two years and much of last year, we have been gratefully working with brides all over the country, as well as, out of country! It’s been fantastic to work with couples and different cultures and watching our designs travel abroad. {{The time change can be a bit challenging, but our couples always reached us even if we were at home sitting at the kitchen table long into the evening}}

 

A little over a year ago, I attended a networking event in Mexico and ended up meeting a fantastic event planner {{who has subsequently become a dear personal friend}}. Robyn Baltuch, is the expert planner in Florida for TC Event Design. She is so talented and creates such visually stunning events.

 
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I was thrilled when she contacted me to collaborate on an event with her. The location was the gorgeous The Addison of Boca Raton. Watermark created the menus, programs, escort and envelopes and my personal favorite a special touch when guests returned to their cars after the party. The valet team placed a matching mirror hang-tag thanking guests for celebrating and a reminder to drive safely. We loved all the details!

 

Designing and producing in house all of the die cuts and rhinestones kept us busy! We loved working with Robyn and we have already started on the next project….with the serious cold snaps here in the tundra of Minneapolis, I’m hoping to personally deliver the finished product next time!

 
 

Vintage Accents

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Looking ahead to what we are collaborating on for 2014 brides we can’t help but get inspired by vintage accents that make a huge impact. Hand Calligraphy is a great way to stylize your envelopes, but remember to contact your calligrapher early! To address most calligraphers need at least two weeks and their plate fills quickly. Calligrapher in photograph is Crystal Kluge.

 

Vintage Oldies

 

Another trend we are seeing many of our brides looking for is the use of vintage stamps. With the help of websites like Zazzle, we often customize stamps with monograms, matching design or theme. Lately, we are seeing requests for ‘stamp stacking’ and decorating the exterior of the envelope with flair. Customizing your stamps with a vintage feel or adding a few oldies for color and personality will certainly stand out in the mailbox.