Monday, November 25, 2013

Featured Couple: Mariam & Todd ~ Colors of the Hydrangea

Mariam & Todd Spencer
June 16th 2012
Ocean Pines, Yacht Club
Ocean Pines, Maryland

Theme: Hydrangeas
Colors: Purple, Blue and Green
Location: Ocean Pines Yacht Club

This couple is the perfect example of why we love what we do. We went full force with creativity on this wedding. Mariam and Todd knew they wanted to incorporate two key elements in the wedding invitations: Hydrangeas tied into simple style. PRESTO!!!! We did a single panel 
invite, information card and reply post card all in three different shimmery colors with a simple image of a hydrangea. Why three different colors you ask?!?!?! They are all colors of the hydrangea, Mariam and Todd's wedding flower. Blushing Bride, Nikko Blue and Amethyst hydrangeas flowed throughout the whole wedding. From over sized bouquets to the favor labels, it only made sense to have the introduction to the wedding be the pace for what the guest would be encountering. 

After the invitation came the wedding and reception. Mariam's and Todd's love for Ocean City showed at their wedding. For the guest favors they had a buffet of Candy Kitchen Taffy's and Fisher's Pop Corn. We supplied bags for guest to fill with their favorite treats along with a personalized thank you labels to seal it up their goodies.

And we can't forget about the cupcakes!!!! We did table cards printed on the same shimmer card stock we used for the invitations to tell guest what each delicious cupcake option they had.

Lastly is the Thank You's!!! We took the same style and format as the reply post card and made it into single panel thank you card with shimmer envelopes. 

To take a detailed look at the Colors of Hydrangea invitation set see our past post:

For pricing information on invitations, favors, thank you cards or table tents email us at:

Sunday, November 24, 2013

A look at Jerry Kiesewetter Photography

What would we do without cameras? Thanks to these nifty little devises we can capture memories with just one click. From weddings to first birthdays, from first homes to vacations, you name it it can be photographed. Some photographer have an amazing eye and snatch up an image and turn it into a masterpiece. 

Ocean City's Boardwalk Elvis ~ Ocean City Beach Week

Our friend Jerry Kiesewetter is one of those people. Jerry is an Ocean City native and loves to photograph what he know best... the beauty of the Eastern Shore. He is devoted to capturing the special moments people and places have with an artistic style. His portfolio is filled with exquisite photos of our famous boardwalk, athletes of the national DEW Tour, local musicians, landmarks and all the wonderful people he encounters and not to mention our furry friends that we love. 

Bucky Lasek ~ Dew Tour 2012 ~ Ocean City, Maryland

The following photos are available for sale in Jerry's Etsy shop. 
Click on the link below each photo for a direct link.

Mine Mine ~ Ocean City Boardwalk

In the Weeds

OC Fishing Pier 1 ~ Ocean City, Maryland

Sad Dog ~ Black and White Weimaraner

Visit Jerry's Etsy shop for more great prints to purchase:
Jerry Kieswetter Photography Etsy Shop

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If you are interested in a session contact Jerry directly at:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Anniversary Years

The wedding is over and now you're newlyweds. Before you know it you'll be pulling that top tier off your wedding cake out of the freezer to gobble down on your 1st anniversary!!!! Don't let your year old wedding cake be the only gift you both can enjoy. Every year there are traditional and modern gifts you can treat each other to. There's also an anniversary travel gift for those who love the 2nd, 3rd and 4th honeymoons. Keep this marriage fun and exciting and get your creative juices flowing with some unique gifts to one another.

Here is THE LIST of what each year has to offer:

Desk Sets
Diamond Jewelry
Fashion Jewelry
Textile Furs
Gold Jewelry

Toss the hallmark card and dinner reservation and get creative!!! For the first year get tickets to a Broadway show or your partners favorite sport team. For the second year get cotton robes embroidered with your names, have them ready for you at a his and hers spa day. There's a lot of room to to put a little thought into each year and make your anniversary an exciting experience every year!!!!

 Need some ideas, personalized Anniversary cards or gift baskets made?!?!
 Contact us today!!!

Check out our past blog on Anniversary invitations for a 50th Anniversary Party!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Featured Couple Suzy & Ryan ~Destination Miami

Suzy & Ryan Winchell
June 9th 2012
The Hilton Bentley Hotel
Miami, Florida

Theme: Miami Beach with a touch of Cuban Flare 
Colors: Electric Blue and White
Location: The Hilton Bentley Hotel

So, you just got engaged. You start dreaming of your perfect wedding day and all that keeps coming to you is sun, sand and well...the beach. But not just any beach, Miami Beach!!!! And now there you have it, your first decision in planning your wedding is decided and now it's time to start planning a destination wedding. A destination wedding is a perfect way to enjoy a gorgeous setting away from home while reciting your nuptials to your best friend. Suzy and Ryan wanted just that - a destination where they can have their family and closest friends together to help celebrate their love (while in paradise with a little style:).

When we met with Suzy and Ryan they knew they wanted their invitations to be a combination of style and beach, but left the rest in our hands. With any destination wedding there will always be a lot of information needed to give to your guests. Pocket fold invitations are perfect for destination weddings because they neatly keep all your information organized in one sleek pocket style invitation. The pocketfold style was indisputable so next we needed to figure out some kind of pizzazz we could add. Clearly they wanted their guests to be just as excited about their upcoming travels to MIAMI BEACH!!!! Taking their destination and their electric blue wedding color we did just that!!! We found the perfect blue cardstock that has a glitter effect which screams electric blue. We used this blue color as an accent throughout this invitation set and used our bright white shimmer paper line too and added a subtle palm tree image (because you cannot forget the palm tree). But to top it off (orrrrr bottom it off??!!!) we added sand along the bottom of the invitation which is NO better way to invite those who you love to a beach destination. The sand was from Ocean City, Maryland of course!!! 

White shimmer pocket fold invitation with reply post card and information card.

After the party was over we continued the fun with matching thank you cards. Printed on white card stock with the same palm tree imaged used on the invite and slightly more sand. 

This group don't mess around...they showed Miami they knew how to through a party!!!!

For more information on our Destination Miami Beach 
invitation set with matching Thank You cards email us at:

Take a detailed look at this invitation on our past blog post:

Monday, October 21, 2013

Modern Lace ~ vintage meets modern wedding invitation

Vintage meets modern with this earth friendly and elegant invitation set - that pretty much sums up this breathtaking invitation. The custom design started from our Vintage Lace invitation set.

We made a single fold invitation into a layered panel invitation. Three layers are used, two of which are earth friendly with an ivory shimmer card layered in between. The shimmer card adds that little bit elegance and dimension when you see it glimmer. Speaking of elegance...when mixing a classy script font with a vintage style font we've created the perfect mix of modern meets vintage. We kept the guests guessing who the lucky couple is behind this breathtaking invitation by applying a thick light peach ribbon over the couples names. On top of that ribbon is a delicate lace wrap.

We decided to use the vintage style font throughout the rest of the invitation to give it a bold feel. With the simple titles, RSVP and INFO, this old time looking font just POPS! We created a classy monogram mixing the two fonts together to be placed above the couple names on the reply post card.

We didn't stop there with the personalizing. To complete detailing this invitation set we decided to add the same monogram to the back flap of the outer envelope. It's just that little extra somethin' somethin' to make this delicate classy invitation set complete.

For more information and pricing on our Modern Lace invitation set email us at:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Year of Wedding Bliss~ Our 2012 Wedding Showcase

As we welcome in the new year of 2013 we would like to take a look back at all the amazing people we were fortunate enough to work with. It has been our most successful year yet and we are really excited for the new year and what's to come.

Ticket to Broadway Wedding Invitation Set
Tanya & Eric 

Broadway themed wedding. Fun Broadway ticket pocket fold invitations, printed on opal shimmer card stock with a black shimmer pocket fold.

This Old Hollywood Invitation set is for purchase in our Etsy Shop below:

Custom Playbill wedding programs.

Colors of the Hydrangea Wedding Invitation Set
Mariam & Todd

Hydrangea themed wedding. We took the various colors of the hydrangea flower implemented with the use of different colors of card stock along with a delicate sketch image of a hydrangea.

Single panel Thank You Cards.

Popcorn favor bag personalized labels

Modern Meets Recycled Wedding Invitation Set
Amy & Patrick

Earth friendly meets modern with this large square layered wedding invite. We used 100% recycled card stock with a modern format.
This Eco-friendly wedding invitation set is for purchase in our Etsy Shop below:

Fan programs on 100% recycled card stock attached to Popsicle sticks.

Endless Summer
Helen & EJ

Vivid colors and beach theme wedding all in one. We designed a rich navy hand made paper pocket fold invitation and adhered beach sand (from the Eastern Shore:) to the invite, attached this beach invitation with hemp knots.

Nautical Crate card box.

Miami at Twilight
Victoria & Luis

Black shimmer pocket fold wedding invitation using silver, eggplant purple, black and white colors, shown with enclosure cards.

For purchase in our Etsy shop below:

Destination Miami
Suzy & Ryan

Miami Beach destination wedding invitation set filled with palm trees and sand. Shimmer white pocket fold invitation with electric blue shimmer card stock.

Matching palm tree and sand fold over thank you cards.

The Firefly
Grace & Jay

We used layers of 100% recycled card stock in light brown, kraft and cream speckle colors. We used a firefly image on the invitation which is symbolic to this couple, and carried through to the reply post card and even on the outer envelope.

Invitation set for purchase in our Etsy Shop below:

We also continued the firefly theme to the guest wish cards. 
For purchase in our Etsy Shop below:

The Charleston 
Carrie Voutsas

Layers of shimmer steel gray, grass green and bright white card stock on a square bridal shower invitation with Charleston's signature pineapple. 

Anchor in Love
Stacy & Chris

Nautical themed wedding with an anchor monogram used throughout this white shimmer pocket fold. Accent colors of navy and lime green add the finishing touches with a shimmer navy sheer ribbon.

New Etsy Listing: Over the Rainbow Birthday Party Invitation

Since we both have little girls who are slightly obsessed with the ever-so-trendy rainbow theme, we've become slightly obsessed too:) If you can't beat 'em...join 'em, right??!! Here is our first rainbow birthday invitation we've designed and have if you have a little girl, like ours, who loves loves lovesssss rainbows, it's now listed on Etsy for you to buy. This rainbow theme birthday invitation is printed on a bright white shimmer card and the  invitation wording, which is customizable, is creating the arches of the rainbow.  We bordered this colorful invitation in a hot pink shimmer card.

These cool invitations can be used for other themes as well. Perfect for any St. Patty's Day parties or even for a Crayola crayon or art themed birthday party. 

Let this birthday party be a piece of cake and let us do the work for you :)

See our etsy listing for pricing and to purchase:

Email us with any questions about our Over the Rainbow invitation:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Football San Francisco 49er's theme Birthday Party invites

The BIG 4-0 is something to celebrate. As another decade ends and a new one begins we take on the challenge of a more mature "cool" birthday invite. We always look forward to a challenge, especially when we're creating an invitation just for him. Clearly it has to be masculine - so what did we do you ask?????  
Turn to football of course!!!
It doesn't get more manly than FOOTBALL!!!!

This invitation was customized for a San Francisco fan....
We took our football theme birthday party invite and transformed into a San Fran football lovers dream. By switching the backing card stocks to maroon and gold this invite just got a little personal. We kept the same format mimicking the football field counting down to the football fans age. HE COULD GO ALL THE WAY!!!

For more information on this masculine invitation or to customize your own contact us!!!