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Archives for March 2010

WET PAINT! Hand Painted Wedding Reception Stationery

I had an absolute blast hand painting the lime green watercolor starfish motif for Ali and Jamie’s wedding reception stationery! Ali’s father shipped the out of town guest tote bag to me to match the color. EACH piece is actually hand painted. Complete awesomeness! I adore fun projects like this. xo ~ Michelle Mospens

What’s HOT! Our Gerbera Daisy Wedding Invitations!!

Modern Gerbera Daisy wedding invitations

What’s HOT! Our Gerbera Daisy Wedding Invitations!! Modern and fresh! Daisies in white and you choose the background color! Colors proving to be popular this week: hydrangea, purple, and pistachio/apple green. The white hand torn edge pops on these creative handmade wedding invitations with daisies >

Can I add a Gift Registry Card to my Wedding Invitations?

One of the MOST popular questions asked here at My Personal Artist Handmade Wedding Invitations, “How do I word we want money for our wedding gift?” or “How do we word we do not want any wedding gifts?” or “Is it proper to add gift registry cards to our wedding invitations suite?”

It is NEVER okay to add a gift registry card to your wedding invitation suite.

According to Peggy Post, wedding invitation etiquette: registry and gift giving information is spread by word of mouth or can be given by inserting into a shower invitation. This information should NEVER grace the wedding invitation. This puts to much emphasis on the gift and not the guest attending which is the most important part of your inviting and hoping the guest can actually attend. Inserting such information can be a turn off for your friends and family. Gifts are the guests choice.

Adding a gift registry card in with or on your bridal shower invitation, that is a different story. The person giving the party is allowed to give their guests gift ideas FOR YOU! That is fantastic. Your guests should remember where you are registered for your wedding day then. Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and bridesmaids can verbally tell the guests gift ideas when asked. If you still feel your guests do not know what to give you on your special day tell a vociferous relative and they will certainly get the word out for you!

Another popular idea is to include your wedding website on your alternative card this way your guests will go to your website and see your personal REGISTRY link there. Many of our couples we have worked with do this. Many wedding websites off ‘free wedding websites’ for you to enjoy!

For more wording ideas for your wedding invitation and stationery please feel free to view our exclusive collection of wedding invitation wording >>

Lemon Twist! Perfect for Your Spring Wedding!

I just LOVE light lemon yellow, coral and a splash of orange! A SPRING delight!

The tie, suit photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography. The lovely flower cone photo by Daria Bishop Photography. The dress by Ann Taylor in Lemon Twist STYLE #240588. Last but not least the fabulous spring cake by Ron Ben Israel Cake.

Perfect for Your Spring Wedding :: Coral, Mauve + Lime Green

The birds are twitting and the sun is shining here in Ohio! I am truly feeling SPRING is in the air! And isn’t this color inspiration board just perfect for your spring wedding? Enjoy. xo

Dress by Ann Taylor in the color watermelon STYLE 240588. Cake and flowers photos by Jacki V.Photography. Cake by Buttercream. Flowers by Violet’s Flowers.

Lucky Green Orchid Wedding Theme

Well it is March 17th. St. Patrick’s Day! I couldn’t resist creating a GREEN color scheme wedding inspiration board today! Of course it just had to be a tropical green!

Wedding invitations with hand drawn orchids by MyPersonalArtist.com. Dress is from Jcrew.com. Hair and chair photos from TheKnot.com. Tie from ties-necktie.com. Cake from ProjectWedding.com no not of baker.

For each petal on the shamrock; This brings a wish your way -Good health, good luck, and happiness; For today and every day. ~Author Unknown

And friends, if you drink … do not drive. Have fun! Be safe. xoxo

Navy and Pink Wedding Colors – Wedding Color Ideas

Ahhh Navy and Pink! I just LOVE the solid color of navy with a POP of pink! Perfect for your Spring, Summer wedding!!

The wedding cake is by Jennyfer Mancino Sugar Suite. Calligraphy by Michelle Mospens {that’s me!}. Remaining photos from The Knot.

For the mens suit coats I would stick with light grey or for an early spring wedding, tan is perfect.