Menus for a natural setting

These menus, while very much unlike my usual design style, are among my favorites that I've produced.  Designed for a photo shoot collaboration with A&B Creative in a beautiful Oregon woods setting, I felt that a very soft, organic look was a must.  

Menu with hand-torn edges and a botanical fern print

Menu with hand-torn edges and a botanical fern print

I created the menu by first digitally printing a vintage botanical print featuring ferns onto a cotton rag art paper, then letterpress printing the menu and monogram on top of it.  Last, I tore each edge by hand to give them an irregular look that lent itself to the natural setting.  Fully inspired by stones, ferns and water.

Detail of the letterpress printed monogram

Detail of the letterpress printed monogram

Detail of the fern print and torn edges

Halloween Masquerade - Mom's 60th Surprise Party

If I could throw a masquerade party every year, I would.  It's intriguing, beautiful and a roaring good time.  This Halloween, my mother turned 60 years old, so we thought a surprise masquerade party was in order.  I'm thrilled to share the photos! Floral design: AC Floral & Event Design; photography & photo booth: Joseph Dominguez;  venue: Berlinetta Lounge @ The Mystic Hotel in San Francisco, stationery & calligraphy (obviously): me.

One of my favorite details shots of the night.

One of my favorite details shots of the night.

Click through the gallery below for more!

Luggage Tag Save the Date

How excited would you be to go to a wedding if you opened up a box and saw a Coach luggage tag with a smart little save-the-date tucked inside?  Especially when it was beckoning you to the beautiful wine country in Napa?  That is exactly how this travel inspired save-the-date was delivered to some very lucky guests.  And with everyone flying in to the destination wedding, the "love is in the air" message was quite fitting.  The insert was designed with a vintage travel ticket in mind, with arrival and departure dates and destination printed on a old-paper textured background.  Bonjour! Luggage tag save the date

Beaulieu Gardens wedding featured on Style Me Pretty

Kimberley and Chad's Napa Valley wedding was a true stunner, and we were over the moon to see how it turned out after working on all of the paper and calligraphy items.  With a fresh color palette used with a mixture of patterns, the invitation suite was a breath of fresh air.  The back of the invitation was printed with a contrasting wreath pattern, shown on the menus.  Photography by Lisa Lefkowitz and planning by Kristi Amoroso.  Check out the full gallery featured on Style Me Pretty, where you can also find the amazing team that was behind the event.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sketched Feather Invitation

We recently had the pleasure of working with a couple from Boston, whose talented friend did a feather sketch for the bride.  Jess loves the sketch so much that she wanted to showcase it on her wedding invitations.  Converting a sketch to a letterpress-friendly black and white image isn't always easy, but we really love how this turned out!  We kept it simple with a single color- a warm grey on ecru stock, and a clean typewriter font.

Sonoma Photography Workshop

I recently finished designing an email invite and website for a photography workshop in Sonoma, and I wish I were a photographer just so I could go.  With sessions held by the amazingly talented Lisa Lefkowitz, Suzy Clement and Meg Smith, event planning by the ever-impeccable Kristi Amoroso, and a stunning location in Sonoma, it's bound to be an amazing weekend for 45 photographers.  Find all the details at www.sonomaphoto2012.com.