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Archives for January 2010

Wedding Ideas ~ The Vineyard Wedding Inspiration Board

Wedding Ideas ~ The Vineyard Wedding Inspiration Board

I love the soft, romantic ambiance in this THE VINEYARD WEDDING inspiration board. I LOVE creating large inspiration boards on Style Me Pretty’s {{ Style Circle }}!

Credits: Jose Villa, Lisa Lefkowitz, My Personal Artist Vineyard Invitations, Open Air Photography, Karen Wise, Allyson Magda

2011 Wedding Color Trends ~ Part One

If you found me quoted in a magazine regarding wedding color trends / combination, then you know I dedicate my ‘spare’ time researching wedding color trends a year in advance. Since 2001, I’ve been helping brides with their wedding color decisions by displaying color trend swatches and ideas on my website.

I was TRULY delighted with my findings this morning! The 2011 year in color will be BRIGHT and amazing! As shown above, tropical, fun and whimsical!

Apple green, mauve, lilac, hot pink, slate grey, celadon, aged gold, coral, red, violet purple, mocha / chocolate / brown, navy, emerald / pine green / dark cyan, clementine orange, and yellow.

What is your favorite color in this palette?

2011 Color Trends Palette Part Two now available to view …

Vintage Themed Wedding * Red, Gold, Black and White

Credits: Jose Villa (2), Zoom Photography, Karlisch, My Personal Artist Handmade Invitations, Sedona Bride

I just created this vintage red and gold inspiration board for Neri F. The invite has a custom silhouette of the couple who will marry, hand-cut paper on a black layered background. Vintage and fun!

Hand Painted Tulip Wedding Invitations

This watercolor tulip wedding invitation is perfect for your spring, summer, backyard or garden theme wedding! I hand painted the watercolor tulip in magenta and pinks with tiny brush strokes of yellow. Almost any background card layer is available. Shown here with silver and black layers. The font shown is Miss Le Gatees. View details >

New Hand Painted Wildflowers Wedding Invitations

Watercolor wildflowers wedding invitations are perfect for your spring, summer, backyard or garden theme wedding! I hand painted the watercolor wild flowers in lavender and blues. Almost any background card layer is available. The font shown is Lily Wang.

New Hand Painted Black and White Floral Invitation Design

I am so excited to finally show you this hand painted black and white floral invitation design I created! As you may know, I have been hand painting wedding invitations and hand illustrating invitation motifs for over 11 years. This black and white simple floral invitation design is different than my norm. However, I love the elegance it carries! Truly unique!

I can imagine this invite in a sangria or teal color also! The possibilities are endless. View Black and White Wedding Invitations pricing >

New Hand Painted Watercolor Wedding Invitation Art

WET PAINT!! Michelle Mospens just hand painted 2 birds for a private client. The wedding stationery will be soooo tweet. More photos coming soon… Until then view Michelle’s custom and TRULY unique wedding invitations >

Watch Michelle paint the two birds now… Pardon the blur, she was painting + holding the cam!

Michelle Mospens hand painting watercolor birds.

New Hand Painted Watercolor Invitation Art

WET PAINT!! Michelle Mospens just hand painted this sweet little blue bird for a private client. The wedding stationery will be soooo tweet. More photos coming soon… Until then view Michelle’s custom and TRULY unique wedding invitations >

Beach Wedding Inspiration Board + Ideas

beach wedding ideas and inspiration board

Credits: Mospens Studio Beach Wedding Invitations, Jeff & Julia Woods, Studio Foto LLC, Elizabeth Messina

I adore STYLE CIRCLE at Style Me Pretty! I wanted to prove beach theme can certainly be BEACH CHIC!

WEDDING COLOR IDEAS FOR YOUR BEACH WEDDING:

Aqua blues, gold, light gray, beige, dusty pale mauves and buttercream colors are the perfect color palette match!

WOW! {Just In} We have achieved graceful, elegant beach theme wedding stationery:

“We received so many compliments on our wedding invitations that you prepared for us that I decided to have handwritten matching notes for each guest in their rooms at the destination houses on Hatteras Island where they are staying. The invitations far exceeded my expectations! We planned a casual beach chic wedding and the invitations I ordered from mypersonalartist.com you were elegant, yet not too formal. They were timeless, perfectly worded and prepared with trimmings. Invitations are a guests first impression of an event. Your artwork conveyed the exact message I wanted to send to my guests about the type of event we had planned – which was that even though this is a seaside wedding, it will be very beautiful, stylish and graceful. Your artwork is just simply beautiful. Thank you, Tracy B.” Read more client testimonials >>

Lavender, Papaya, Black and White Wedding Colors

Today, I’m loving light lavender / lilac with black! Adding the pop of the color papaya / coral creates a fun fresh wedding color combo for your spring or summer wedding!

The closest Pantone(R) color matches {by viewing on a computer screen} are:
Black
Lavender 264 / Lilac 263
Papaya 702

Cake from Ron Ben-Israel Wedding Cakes …   Hand Painted Wedding Invitations by Michelle Mospens at Mospens Studio, Bridesmaid dress from Melissa Sweet STYLE MS110 in Orchid … BRIDE’S Bouquet from TheKnot.com Ron’s Flowers and Gifts in Ulysses, KS photo taken by Jenna Walker Photographers in Denver, CO. Since the bottom of the bridesmaid dress is lilac, I would use a bouquet that features papaya, and a very small amount of lilac.

When should I send out my wedding invitations?

We get this question every day in the studio.

When should I send out my wedding invitations?

You can order wedding invitations and stationery a minimum of 4-6 months prior to your wedding date.

Mail out your wedding invitations about 8 weeks before the wedding. Never less than 4 weeks prior to your wedding date.

If guests will be traveling from afar, you can send earlier or mail save the date cards up to 1 year in advance. This will allow your guests to mark their calendars and take the necessary time off work for traveling.

Best wishes!!

Firecracker and Clementine Oranges paired with Silver Gray Wedding Colors

As you may know by now, I love to incorporate a fresh, modern palette of colors in my wedding inspiration boards. I just love this orange and silver gray color combo for Spring, Summer or Fall!

Bridesmaid dress from Priscilla of Boston Vineyard Style 1502 Titanium … Cake from Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes … Bride with bouquet from MarthaStewartWeddings.com