Thursday, February 23, 2012

Someone's Turning 90!

Here's a sweet little gal! And as you can see, music has been a part of her life since she was very young. So a music theme to the party was the obvious choice. My client is still deciding between these semi-rough drafts.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Many Hands, Two Designers, One Invitation

A wedding shower that will be at an old train station! There's so much to play around with on this one that a friend and I teamed up to pull this one together. The invitation design is by my friend Danielle Leopold, and I did the choo choo train envelope liners and figured out how to have the celebrated couple "pop up"! The luggage opens up to the list of stores where they are registered. The hands of other friends assisted with the cutting and gluing on this one so it was truly a combined effort because the groom's parents are dear friends to us all.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

All Sweethearts Deserve a Valentine

Valentine's Day is not just for lovers. It can also be a day to recognize the kindness of a friend or neighbor or other real sweethearts in your life. This year I have decided to send a Valentine to a handful of clients as a thank you for their business. They have trusted me with creating something for a special event in their lives and that was SWEET!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Decor and Details for the 60th Anniversary

Can you believe they still have the bride's dress? And I thought I'd try a new style of bunting too.

Friends from church brought some goodies for dessert. Can you believe this layered Jello?
I've never seen anything like it!
She even made it to match the color scheme.

What a wonderful party that honored this deserving couple! If a couple has been together for 60 years you know they've got a lot going for them. Good health, obviously, much in common and a good sense of humor are a few of Ed and Lorraine's attributes. This couple's marriage has been filled with travel, family, friends, parties and a whole lot of music. I decided to focus on the music and used vintage sheet music as a runner down the long tables, breaking it up along the way with some folded music fans, paper roses from sheet music and then real yellow roses tucked in here and there. No great surprise there was singing at the party! The church choir did an adorable rendition of "Do You Love Me?" from Fiddler on the Roof and some family members sang the song which Ed serenades Lorraine.

My client made a wonderful program that included a custom crossword puzzle on the back that had "Ed & Lorraine" clues and answers. Lorraine is a regular NY Times crossword puzzler. The pinwheel on a pencil was the party favor and it had a dual purpose. One, the party-ers needed something to solve the crossword puzzle with, and two it represented how the couple met all those years ago when Lorraine's dropped pencil was picked up by Ed. Awe. You can check out the invitation here.