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Archives for July 2010

Wedding Poem Read at Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky Wedding

I just love the poem read at Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky wedding:

The life that I have

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

Leo Marks

Are you reading or having a poem read at your wedding? If so, I’d love to know the poem you choose.

Grow Old Along With Me – Love Quote

I just adore this love quote. Many of our clients have incorporated this quote into their wedding stationery.

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be . . .” – Robert Browning

Rehearsal Dinner Invitations – Anthropologie Inspiration

I have to say I adore ANTHROPOLOGIE. The dresses and home decor and more! When I laid my eyes on this dress, I was instantly inspired to paint outside the lines and give the flower my own twist. I’ve been hand painting invitation motifs for over 12 years now. This is the first “abstract” style painting I’ve done. What a fun change.

Today, when I logged into Twitter.com I found Leigh’s (from BRIDES) tweet about THE dress! So, I immediately had to share my love for this fabulous dress also. Leigh’s right, what a perfect dress for a wedding rehearsal dinner!

Enjoy! xo

Calla Lily Hand Painted Invitations Illustration

Wet Paint! I just finished this hand painted orange calla lily for Lindsay’s save the date cards for her 2011 wedding. She wanted a modern look incorporating orange and navy. I will post the finished save the date card design as soon as I can. xo

Hand Painted Daisy Wedding Invitations Illustration


Brand new! Our bright pink gerbera daisy hand painted illustration for our client Melissa’s custom wedding stationery! I can’t wait to share the stationery suite with you when it is ready. xo

Mauve Blush Pink, Ebony Black + Gray Wedding Colors

One of our brides sent over this color combo from theknot.com. Blush pink and ebony! The gray is also a perfect addition! I felt our recent “Watercolor Rose” custom wedding invitation + stationery we created for our client / bride Megan were a perfect match to this color combination! Don’t you just love this color combo? Romantic and elegant!

Green + Orange Painted Daisy Invitation Inspiration – Wedding Colors

I love when brides send color photos for invitation inspiration!  The wasabi green and pumpkin orange images at the very top of this invitation inspiration board are from TheKnot.com. I quickly grabbed my paints and whipped up this new “painted daisy” wedding stationery. Who said fall wedding invitations have to have leaves. Think outside the box. And who doesn’t love daisies? The colors green and orange are perfect for spring, summer, or fall weddings!  So fresh and inviting! Don’t you think?

Timeline: When to order Wedding Invitations and more

Many times when working with brides on wedding invitations they ask me the above timelines. Many also do not plan ahead. I hope this will help you to plan ahead. Allow for changes and allow for shipping times. Allow yourself time to address your envelopes if you are hand addressing them. Please share this post with anyone you know getting married. Plan ahead. Remember, LESS stress is best. xo

Wet Paint! Hotel del Coronado

Wet Paint! I just finished this custom hand painted Hotel del Coronado painting for Janet’s daughter’s custom wedding stationery. Weird thing. I painted this before I received the photo (first photo above) from Janet. I’m glad it is almost identical to what she sent. Lucky because this custom painting almost took 3 hours.

Custom Mountain Themed Letterpress Invitations

I always enjoy a custom made wedding invitation design!

Angela approached me and requested a custom designed mountain themed letterpress invitation based on the photograph above (top photo). She wanted a simple hand drawn invitation design. Her save the dates (not shown) featured the same mountain themed illustration in white on an all chocolate brown background. Next, I’ll upload the art to my zazzle.com account so she can enjoy the hand drawn mountain illustration on her stamps also.

PRIVACY: Angela’s real name, date, etc. information is not shared in the photo above, another plate was run to show you the design I created. Our clients ‘before the wedding information’ is always kept private here at My Personal Artist. It is very important to us to protect our clients privacy, ALWAYS.

Please note custom designed invitations take several months at My Personal Artist due to the high volume of requests. Several clients are “in line” waiting patiently for their creations. We never rush a custom order because we simply can not push our other clients aside to assist your rush. Please be sure to plan ahead. We are now accepting requests for custom designed invitations for 2011 weddings and events only. For custom designed invites we highly suggest you contact us 4-6 months before you want your invites in YOUR hands. If you did not plan ahead you can still order from our exclusive SIGNATURE COLLECTION , LETTERPRESS COLLECTION or our fun PRINTABLE COLLECTION.