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Archives for July 2011


Today James and I finished hand-tailoring Elena and Michael’s handmade custom invitations.

Ingredients: 50 gold metallic pocket folders, 900 glue dots, gold satin edged hand-tied ribbon,  50 purple and 50 citron (inside 3 layers) cardstock, hand painted watercolor grapes and olive branch designs on 50 layered cards with monogram and 100 Swarovski crystals.

View a short video of this handmade invitation. This design is so gorgeous in person. I just LOVED when the bride-to-be HUGGED her box of custom invites right before leaving. xo


tropical beach destination wedding ideas

{Custom shoes from Converse, Bride and bridesmaids photo by La Vida Creations Photography}

It’s official! I work with the most creative clients everrr! As Shelby emailed me her and Garrett’s tropical beach wedding ideas and inspiration photos, I built her custom tropical invitation design in my mind. Wow. I can not wait to share the final design with you very soon. Kissing seahorses and some of the goodies shown above and more! I am loving her choice for wedding colors, perfect for a tropical beach destination wedding. Don’t you think? If you are in the planning process of your traditional or destination wedding, remember … be creative, have fun, and enjoy the process. There are truly no RULES to choosing your colors. Just use what you LOVE. Be YOU.

Are you having a tropical, beach, destination wedding this year or in 2012? What the the color combos you are leaning toward? I can’t wait to hear from you. Ready, set, comment now…

Plane Ticket Inspired Invitations are Star-Worthy!

Photo Credit: Yitzhak Dalal/Hilton Media Group. Source: People Magazine

Happy Monday! I was delighted to learn this morning that Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo were married in a tropical location! {one of my favorite wedding themes ever!} I was even more excited to learn they used plane ticket inspired invitations for their tropical ceremony on Friday. Noting to guests the attire was “Island Chic.” Don’t miss their wedding which will be televised on TLC on July 30, 2011 at 9PM ET.

We’re celebrating at My Personal Artist by offering a limited time coupon code for 25% off your entire order! Just type in coupon code TROPICAL starting today!! Enjoy now because this coupon expires on July 29, 2011 at 5PM ET!! Details on this sale can be found on our TODAY’S SPECIAL page.

boarding pass save the date invitations

Photo Credit: Michelle Mospens, My Personal Artist. Source: Plane Ticket Inspired Wedding Invitations

July 4th Inspired Wedding Ideas


Who said a July 4th inspired wedding must use red, white, + blue colors? When a client asked me to create an ELEGANT custom wedding invitation with fireworks, I have to say I thought it would be a challenge. Hand painted fireworks and elegant script framed with sparkling metallic cards made this handmade invitation a BLAST (pun intended) to design. Months ago I gathered lovely pairings with this invite design to share with you on this very day.

Fireworks photo by the awesome Gia Canali Photography \ Elegant fireworks wedding invitation by My Personal Artist \ Bridesmaid dress and shoes at BHLDN

Have a delightful July 4th holiday weekend and as always… ENJOY!

Wedding Engagement Photo Ideas

Sparkle and Smiles. It’s all I can think of when I first laid my eyes on the wedding engagement photo shoot by the lovely Platinum Photography in Ohio! This is only ONE of many fun wedding engagement photo ideas I will be sharing with you in July! For obvious reasons *the July 4th holiday weekend* this one came first. Enjoy!