I have a Pinterest account (doesn’t everyone now?). It can be kind of addicting to look at other people’s pins, repin items, etc. But I also find it really handy for inspiration in creating my designs. I can discover new fonts, be inspired by different color combinations, see what’s trending… Right now I am designing a visual display for my space at the Wedding 101 store in Greenville, South Carolina (opening at the end of January). I have been using Pinterest to find fun inspiration for my display. Please find me on Pinterest here and check out what I like! Here is a little screen shot of my boards.
Hello! My kraft paper escort cards were recently featured on the Woodsy Weddings blog. Thanks for featuring my designs, Woodsy Weddings! Go check out the blog post for other kraft paper items for your wedding or party. You can purchase this item from me in the Sofia Invitations Etsy shop here.
I am so excited to announce that my die cut blossom save the date card has been featured in Town Magazine! The feature is about local stationery designers to the Greenville/Spartanburg Upstate South Carolina area. Thank you Town!
“Too often weddings are generic or become focused solely on the couple……But we are creative people, and our friends and family are the most important thing to both of us. We saw a real opportunity to do things differently, to express ourselves in the program and celebrate the talents of our community members.” -Jacqueline Schmidt
Jacqueline is an artist and David is the founder of Lucid Events in NYC. A unique and creative couple, it is only appropriate for the two to have an open invitation to their wedding with an event series included! Sounds like a wonderful time! They are having an accupuncturist speak, a teepee tent for guests to renew their vows, and a stationery area where guests can write love letters.
New items in my Etsy shop: Wedding Guestbook Posters! Have your wedding guests sign one of these beautiful posters to commemorate your wedding. The poster size is 11 by 14 inches, recommended to be matted in a 16 by 20 frame… beautiful! Customers can choose any of the designs for my invitations to be made into a custom poster. Contact me for more details, and visit my Etsy page: http://www.sofiainvitations.etsy.com
Art nouveau has always been one of my favorite art periods. I love the rich colors and repeating patterns (I studied textile design, so how could I not love this period in time?). So many artists made work during this period, and so many artists today are still inspired by this period that it is easy to find beautiful images to draw for inspiration. Here is my inspiration board for art nouveau. I am working on an art nouveau style invitation…to be seen later..
Inspiration for a wedding theme, wedding invitations, or any stationary product can come from anything. Vintage items of all sorts have great history, but also have beautiful designs. Look at old postage stamps for inspiration….they have so many beautiful colors, compositions, and central imagery! Take a look at these and think about how they could be applied to your wedding invitations or wedding theme. Ask a wedding planner and a wedding invitation designer to help make your inspiration come to life. All postage stamp images are courtesy of deposit photos: www.deposit photos.com
Here is the first of a series I plan to expand on: Accessory designs from Etsy sellers. I think there are many fantastic shops on Etsy where brides can find wonderful things for their weddings (including my shop!)
For this first of this series, I am focusing on accessories with birds.
Happy Monday! I collect butterflies (preserved species) and have always loved their beauty. Here is an invitation I designed for a butterfly themed wedding, and a butterfly inspiration board that I hope gets you inspired for your wedding! The invitation can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/79806979/butterfly-wedding-invitation