We saw Lindsay and Ryan’s beautiful wedding invitations from Melissa of Atheneum Creative earlier this morning – and Melissa was also kind enough to share the ceremony programs that she designed for this beautiful wedding! We so rarely get a peek into a full ceremony program so I thought it was worth highlighting in case any of you are on the hunt for some ideas and inspiration. Melissa created custom portrait illustrations for the entire bridal party and illustrated the order of the ceremony. So fun!
Atheneum Creative is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!
Photo Credits: Chelsea Davis Photography
Over the past few weeks I’ve developed a major thing for ceramics. I’ve always had a soft spot for pretty plates and mugs, but as I’ve discovered more independent artists making hand crafted ceramic goods that soft spot has grown into a full on obsession. Their Instagram accounts also tend to be some of my favorites, fueling the OMG I have to have that right now please feelings even further. Today I thought I’d highlight a few favorites!
Paper & Clay: Shop | Instagram
The Object Enthusiast: Shop | Instagram
Suite One Studio: Shop | Instagram
Honeycomb Studio: Shop | Instagram
Bailey Doesn’t Bark: Shop | Instagram
Pigeon Toe: Shop | Instagram
Redraven: Shop | Instagram
As the colder months approach, most think it’s time to put color to the side for a while. Maybe you want to save the neon details for a spring or summer wedding, but why not incorporate your favorite colors in a deeper shade using jewel tones? Were you hoping for a bit of pink in your winter wedding? Try a berry shade. Or maybe a pop of green? Try emerald. Here are some of my favorite jewel tone stationery pieces for your wedding day! - Lauren
Spanish inspired place cards in a deep navy. Image by Luna Photo via Style Me Pretty.
If you want to keep the paper pieces simple, try adding ribbon in a deep shade to add contrast. Image by Christine Meintjes via The Pretty Blog.
White calligraphy looks gorgeous on a plum card stock. Left Image via Akimbo. Try table numbers in a pop of emerald. Right Image by CHARD PHOTOGRAPHER via Ruffled.
These tiles are a fun alternative for seating charts and you can find them in a variety of colors. Image by SAHARA COLEMAN via Seattle Bride.
Image by Katelyn James Photography via Wedding Chicks.
Image via The Bridal Collective.
What are your thoughts on color for the fall and winter? Do you stick with muted tones or continue on with your favorites from the warmer months?
These gorgeous wood pieces from Wind & Willow Home are equal parts functional object – from wood bowls to spoons to planters – and absolute work of art. Each piece is hand dipped in food-safe rubber in colors inspired by the season. Wind & Willow Home just released their Winter 2014 collection, which also includes a couple of copper and silver leaf bowls – and a whole new line of marbled textile goods!
So pretty, right? Check out the full collection right here!
I was absolutely thrilled to receive a review copy of the amazing new book Make & Give by Erin Jang and Steph Hung – I’ve been looking forward to this book for a long time! I’m a longtime fan of Erin’s design work and Steph is an amazingly talented stylist, so you know a collaboration between these two talented ladies was just bound to be good. I also admire Erin’s ability to come up with (and execute!) the most amazing party themes, from birthday parties to baby showers. Erin and Steph designed the book themselves with an emphasis on bright colors and a modern layout – and the results couldn’t be prettier!
Make & Give features 35 modern and meaningful craft projects for a variety of everyday occasions – not just birthdays and holidays. I love that the projects can be completed by crafters of all skill levels with commonly used materials! It was hard to pick favorites from the 35 projects, but I really love the Custom Growlers and Progressive Date projects – such fun ideas!
Make & Give is available now – grab your copy right here!
From Make & Give by Steph Hung and Erin Jang, © 2014 by Steph Hung and Erin Jang. © 2014 Photographs by Erin Jang. Reprinted by arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications Inc., Boston, MA. www.roostbooks.com
Roost Books sent me a copy of this book for review, but all words and opinions are my own.