Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Heather's Invites

These are Heather Beesley's wedding invitations that we did back in December.... I have been waiting to get all new pictures of my recent work for my new website so stay tuned for that as well as some catching up on the blog!

So I love these invites that we did for Heather! She really wanted an elegant and traditional look, but didn't want them to be boring. Her colors where black and cream so we did a custom landscape black pocket with cream shimmery card stock for the invite and enclosure cards. We added a Victorian design to the band wrap to give it a little extra uniqueness as well as sophistication. We also used this same design for the matching thank you cards. I love how traditional this invitation is but how we created a custom look with the landscape pocket and band wrap.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Spring 2008 Invitation Colors & Trends

Spring 2008 Invitation Color & Trends from Martha Stewart Weddings:

Perfect Palettes
Whether your color palette is based on a longtime favorite hue or the natural shade of seasonal flowers, be sure to incorporate the scheme in various details of planning.

Pink & Gold
"America Fell in love with blushing pink and gold during
the 1940s and 1950s. Borrow from the nostalgic palette of
exuberant pinks and shimmering golds
to create a wedding that is elegant without being stuffy."

Marigold & Pewter

"Marigold cardstock offsets gray ink on white...
yellow and gray makes for a contrapuntal dance
that's neither too sweet nor too subdued"

Brown & Green

"Use this gentle, evocative color combination on your invitations
to give guests a taste of warm celebration to come.
Then repeat the colors to personalize
other paper pieces and carry the theme throughout."

Emerald & Aqua

"Some romances are all fire and ice. Such is the case with eye-catching emerald green -- the shade of the gemstone thought to be favored by Venus, the goddess of love -- and serene aquamarine. The pair look natural almost anywhere, whether playing off each other on a menu card or coloring the blooms on a tie. Lighten things up with notes of white for a look that's effortlessly choreographed and full of flair."

Blue & White

"It's a match made in the heavens. Think dreamy clouds and powder-blue sky, pearly stars on a velvet-blue backdrop. Here on Earth, both hues have long been dear to brides. "Marry in blue, lover be true" was a popular refrain in the early 1800s."

Stripes & Dots

"Couples often think everything at a wedding needs to be white. But using pattern and color is a great way to express your personal style. Polka dots and stripes are so versatile. Dots can be playful, feminine, retro, or sophisticated (think of Audrey Hepburn in a black-and-white polka-dot scarf). Stripes can be preppy, nautical, graphic, or casual (like those on a summer porch awning).With patterns like these, a little goes a long way. Whether you pick one or the other, or use both stripes and dots for an interesting mix, just stick to a few colors that go well together."

Monday, January 14, 2008

Dana's Invites

Dana's wedding was in December and these where her gold metallic invitations! I love the colors that Dana chose. This is a good example of other great winter wedding colors besides black and red. Don't get me wrong... there is nothing wrong with black and red... but there are a lot of brides that feel like those are the only colors to use for winter weddings. We used a antique gold metallic pocket envelope with green and cream accents. I love the sophistication of this look! Brides... don't be afraid to think outside the box and choose some fun colors!
*photography by: Rebekah Westover

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Grand Show!

On Saturday was the Bridal Extravaganza show at the Grand America! I have to put a special thank you out there to Audrey with Studio Stems who did all of the floral design for my booth and it looked awesome! What an amazing show... it was so crazy.... I have never seen so many brides and a show before! Thank you for all of you who stopped by to say hi and check out all of my designs! Pink Piggy has already got off to a great start this year and I'm so excited to be working with so many new clients! Feel free to set up a complimentary consultation with me to get a better idea of everything we offer! Thanks again to everyone!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Bridal Extravaganza!

The winter Bridal Extravaganza is back and it's Saturday, January 5th 2008! The Bridal Extravaganza is at the Grand America Hotel in the Imperial Ballroom. The bridal show is from 11 am - 5 pm. Come check out Pink Piggy and all the other great wedding vendors in Utah! Our booth will be decorated by non other then the best floral designer.... Audrey with Studio Stems! You don't want to miss this the biggest bridal event of the season! Drop by and say hi!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year...2008!

Happy New Year to everyone! 2007 was such a great year and I just wanted to say thank you to a few people who really made it a great year. Thank you to all of my wonderful clients who I have had the opportunity to work with and be apart of the special moments in their life's. Thank you to the other wedding vendors that Pink Piggy worked with:

Audrey with Studio Stems: I love you and can't thank you enough for everything you have done for me! You truly are amazing and the greatest of friends. I will forever owe you for all of your advice and inspiration! Thanks!

Rebekah Westover: Your work is amazing and your personality too! Thank you for all of your help and for the beautiful photos of my work. I look forward to working with you more in 2008!

Jason McGrew: Your work is so unique and I love your creativity! Thank you for allowing me to design some things for you and thank you for the amazing family pictures!

Matt Christensen: You are defiantly not the average grumpy photographer! I love your enthusiasm and love being next to you at the wedding shows! Thank you for being such a great friend!

Swensen Photography: Tori, it has been so much fun working with you again and coming up with some great ads for 2008! Thank you for everything and I look forward to working with you a lot more!

Brittany with Pandora's Box: You are so cute and your work is adorable! Your website has been so much fun to work on! Thanks for being such a great friend and I look forward to seeing how much Pandora's Box grows this next year!

And last but not least thank you to the best husband in the world and such a supportive family! I love you guys so much! Happy 2008!