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Fake Moustaches are they Hair to Stay?

Fake Moustaches are they Hair to Stay?

This morning as I awoke, I thought FAKE MOUSTACHES at weddings! Where did this idea come from? I made it my mission this morning to tackle this tickly trend. And why oh why is this trend sticking?

It turns out. It’s all in the name of FUN!

Fake moustaches on a stick, on your finger, or painted on. There are many ways to wear them.

{Vivienne Westwood}

Fake moustaches appeared on the runway in 2008. This look reminds me of Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean. Step back a bit further in time to about 1910 when Charlie Chaplin first sported the fake moustache in efforts to disguise his youth. Groucho Marx first drew on his fake moustache with grease paint. See a trend? All of these chaps have made us laugh. Therefore my conclusion, humor is where it’s at. Why are they wearing fake moustaches at weddings? They do it for the laugh. They have a great sense of humor. So if you find yourself sticking your nose up in the air at this trend. Loosen up a bit. Give a giggle and enjoy. Laughing is GOOD for you!

If you are featuring the fake moustache at your wedding, send us photos! Later we will post what we have. :-{D

Where to buy the ORIGINAL moustache on a stick >

A big shout out ‘thank you’ to my twitter friend  Barb McMillen (aka DrSophi)  for helping me research this trend in a quick manner. As I only wanted to dedicate about 1 hour to  this subject.


First photo by :: Carl Zoch Photography :: http://www.carlzochphotography.com

Second photo by :: http://fashionindie.com/trend-spark-moustaches/




Custom Made Hand Drawn Wedding Maps

Hand Drawn Wedding Maps

Fine artist, Michelle Mospens, creates original hand painted hand drawn wedding maps for your guests that are fun and easy to read. Her exclusive hand painted signature watercolor style is NOT found anywhere else. Only at My Personal Artist. Hand drawn wedding maps pricing

Custom Blue Crab Pocket Folder Wedding Invitations

Pinch me!

Sara received her custom blue crab pocket wedding invitations and just emailed us!!! …

“Thank ya’ll so much for all of your work on the invites. I just put them all together and I couldn’t be happier!”

The blue metallic pocket folder invitations open to a 2 layer invite with lovely navy raised ink. The watercolor blue crab grabbed Sara’s attention right away! So fun and creative.

How did this custom wedding invitation design start? Sara wrote to me and said, “I LOVE the blue crab artwork you did. … What else can you put the crab design on?  Do you have any other samples with the crab on it?  Thank you! Sara.”

I asked Sara what style of invite she loved on our site… she replied she loved a pocket folder wedding invitation. From there she told us the colors, and where she wanted us to place the blue crab motifs. Not ONE of her friends had ever seen this design as it was custom created for Sara. Now THAT makes her wedding invitations TRULY unique!!!

If you crave creative and handmade wedding invitations check out our unique wedding invitations collection. If you don’t see the colors or motif you love, email me! michelle {at} mypersonalartist {dot} com I would LOVE to help you create a custom design that meets your specifications.

Express yourself! It’s your special day. At My Personal Artist Custom Invitations & Stationery, we make invitations YOUR way!

WET PAINT! Brand New Stargazer Lily Wedding Invitations Art

WET PAINT! New hand painted stargazer lily watercolor for Jennifer’s wedding invitations using our exclusive folder style card > I LOVE floral paintings for wedding invitations. They take about 8-15 minutes for me to paint depending on the flower. View my other Stargazer Lily Wedding Invitations with a 2nd layer. If you have a flower you adore, I would love to hand paint it for your wedding stationery! Email me what flower you’d love and I will give you a quote. michelle {at} mypersonalartist {dot} com


Michelle Mospens

Red Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Letterpress wedding invitations make a GREAT impression!

James finished up these red letterpress wedding invitation samples yesterday. Aren’t they beautiful! I am so impressed with his letterpress printing! No pun intended!

View our exclusive letterpress wedding invitations >>

Light Blue, Purple, Graphite Gray – Hydrangea Wedding Inspiration

Light Blue, Purple, Graphite Gray – Hydrangea Wedding Inspiration

Fresh as spring! I adore hydrangea flowers. Perfectly paired with a vintage wisteria purples, graphite gray and light blue colors make a fabulous wedding theme!

The first two photos in the right corner are from The Knot. The boutonniere by Visual Lyrics Sculpting Nature Into Art. Boutonniere photo by Forever Photography – Picture it Forever”. The brilliant bridesmaid bouquets by Newberry Brothers Greenhouse and florist, Denver, Colorado. Bridesmaid bouquet photo by Paige Eden Photography, Denver, Colorado. The bouquets feature hydrangeas, freesia, white peonies and a pale blue satin ribbon wrapped around the stems. The hand painted watercolor hydrangea wedding invitation design by My Personal Artist of course. The bridesmaid dress is from Priscilla of Boston, Vineyard STYLE 1504 in the color lapis. The hydrangea wreath is from Martha Stewart Weddings. The perfect hydrangea cake is from ‘Jillicious Desserts’ in Oregon phone (541) 929-5435.

IMPORTANT design note: I would certainly carry over the DELIGHTFUL bridesmaid bouquet flower combo throughout your wedding decor (center pieces, cake, wreath, etc.)! Hydrangeas, freesia, AND white peonies! NOT just hydrangeas.

Tandem Bike Built For Two Wedding

Tandem Bike! Fun retro themed wedding idea!!

I just love the idea of a Bicycle Built for Two wedding theme! How much fun. After I saw this bride and groom I put on my brakes and I just had to marry their photo by Duston Todd Photography with my brand new Bicycle Built for Two original watercolor wedding invitation design!

The closest Pantone(R) color matches {by viewing on a computer screen} are:
Warm Red 704
Retro Blue 5405

Featuring custom TANDEM BIKE wedding invitations by MyPersonalArtist.com.

I choose this dress from Melissa Sweet Style MS223 in french blue because of the metallic nature, matching the paint on the tandem bicycle built for two! The delicious bicycle built for two cookies are made by Jen Comfort of She Takes the Cake in New York! Yum!

I hope you take this ‘Tandem Bicycle’ theme for a ride! Enjoy! And have fun.

Bicycle Built for Two Wedding Invitations

Awww! I just love this fun tandem bike motif! After I painted it I blurted out “Weeeeee!”. The hand painted motif sets this bicycle for two invite apart from the others! Note the response choice of “Wheel look forward to it!” on the reply card. Unique and Fun! Enjoy this wedding invitation for your special day! View details for our exclusive TANDEM BIKE WEDDING INVITATIONS >

Watercolor Hydrangea Wedding Invitations

Luxurious 110 lb. white coverstock boasting fine artist Michelle Mospens original watercolor hydrangea artwork. VIEW HYDRANGEA WEDDING INVITATIONS DETAILS >

Love Birds Watercolor Wedding Invitations

Love Birds watercolor artwork by Michelle Mospens printed on thick, ultimate white coverstock. Also available  HAND PAINTED upgrade! Our popular pocket folder helps keep your information organized for your guests! … VIEW LOVE BIRDS WEDDING INVITATIONS DETAILS >

Peach, Champagne, Pink, Sage Wedding Colors :: Butterfly Theme

Credits: My Personal Artist Handmade Butterfly Wedding Invitations, Carla Ten Eyck (2), Meg Baisden Photography,  Jenne Hohn Events, Andre Niesing,  Heather Kincaid

In this inspiration board, I wanted to convey how to have a butterfly theme wedding without going overboad on butterflies. Soft, elegant vintage and what a wonderful outdoor wedding this would be! Pink, Mauve, Champagne … This vintage color scheme is perfect!

Lakeside Wedding Inspiration Board

I absolutely LOVE the magical OUTDOOR FEEL this inspiration board holds. Notice the details of the TREE, LAKE and DOCK in the hand-painted ‘Lakeside Wedding’ invitation!

Credits: My Personal Artist ‘Lakeside Wedding’ Handmade Wedding Invitations, Lisa Franchot, Jenne Hohn Events, Andre Niesing, Jose Villa, Millie Holloman