Thursday, October 28, 2010


One of my Brides came to me with a decor idea for her wedding and asked for my help. She wants to put candle lit luminaries down the isle of her wedding ceremony. Gorgeous right! Now, the dilemma for me was to figure out how to give her a custom monogrammed luminary that, A) won't burn the place down, and B) actually have the design show through. Being the DIY girl that I am, I took this project on with open arms, even though I have never made these before, I am certain they will turn out spectacular and be an amazing addition to her wedding.

Check out these different types of luminaries... you can use them for table number signs, simple decor placed around your venue, down the isle, and even at each table in a cluster of different heights for added ambiance! Depending on the type of luminary, whether it's glass or paper you can use standard white tea lights or battery operated tea lights. Wish me luck ladies! Pictures of the finished product to follow...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Adria & Jim - 08.21.10

Adria and Jim came to me last year for their save the dates, their theme was dark purple and white, simple and elegant! Although I had never met them in person I was able to put together a Save the Date magnet design that they absolutely loved... the main star being a beautiful picture from their engagement shoot with Suzanne Collier Photography!

As we got closer to the big day they wanted to do their "Day Of" ensemble, as I like to call it, with a little more flair and design. Even though Adria still wanted to keep it on the simple and elegant side, I was able to come up with a design that fit right into the entire theme and feel of their wedding. Her flowers had lots of hydrangea in them... which is one of my favorite flowers to work with! HYDRANGEA I said! So we ran with it.... 

The first and foremost item was the program... Adria and I will laugh over it now, as it was quite the project! Check out their Full Catholic Mass bi-fold program with the hydrangea detail on the front (which carried over to the back where their thank you note was written). 

Next on the list was their menu that was placed at each place setting. We carried out the hydrangea theme with their monogram. The printing method we used was raised thermography purple ink on a crisp white 105# smooth cover stock.

Lastly, the escort cards!!! As you know, this is my favorite piece to design out of all of the "Day Of" ensemble pieces. I thought, let's give it a little more punch then having their design on white tented cards... lets add a purple tented backer!!! Adding a backer card is probably my favorite thing to do to just about anything. I feel it just finishes off the piece. We used a variable imprint method that printed each guest name on each card instead of having a blank line to hand write the names. I loved the way these turned out... to me it screams simple, elegant and hydrangea! Don't you think!?! 

Congratulations to the happy couple, Adria and Jim! It was a pleasure to work on their wedding stationery and I wish them nothing but happiness and love for years to come! Here's a peak of the fabulous Bride and Groom on their wedding day.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Holiday Photo Cards

'Tis the Season! Here's another reminder to order your holiday cards, and even better PHOTO cards for this years' holiday season! Don't miss out on these gorgeous and adorable greeting cards from Paper Concierge. I can't wait to show you mine for this year, once our pictures are done (woof woof!)!

When ordering, make sure to be on the JW Impressions site! You will know you are there when you see a big old picture of my "mug" on the top left corner. My Paper Concierge web address is:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wined and Dined with Conroy Catering...

I wanted to give a quick "shout out" to Conroy Catering. Tonight I will be visiting their venue Knowlton Mansion to observe and get a feel for their monthly Open Houses they host at each of their three locations. They invite their clients to this Open House to try out their food and meet their other preferred vendors. A possible new relationship in the future... we will see. In the meanwhile, check out their venues, two of the weddings I recently worked on both were married at Glen Foerd Mansion. Simply beautiful! Update to follow...

Laurita Winery

Knowlton Masion