Friday, September 12, 2008

Real Wedding: Sarah & Jim's gocco'd napkins

as soon as sarah contacted me and sent me her the inspiration board on etsy(pictured below), i fell completely in love with the style wedding she was planning.

she said her main colors are
coral, gold, and mocha with touches of chocolate and robbin's egg blue.
after running through a few different design ideas Sarah created herself, here's the proof we went with.
sorry for the large gap here

and here's the outcome of her wedding napkins - funny thing, i work on top of a sheet to protect my workspace, i usually don't photograph my work on this type of background... but in this case i did since one of Sarah's accents is robbin's egg blue, which really makes these napkins pop.

here's an up close view of the colors used:
these are ivory napkins with custom mixed coral & metallic gold gocco ink.
i really wish i had a better camera that could capture the shine
that the gold ink puts off in the light!

just a glimpse of the workspace as i gocco'd... i just about squealed when i first opened the lid of my gocco to see how these looked... i just love them! it's always an exciting experience to see the outcome of the design process, especially when the final product turns out like this!

and another view =)

these turned out so different from my own wedding napkins, and i loved how beautiful they are and really can't wait to start working on my upcoming orders.

i love helping brides personalize their weddings, so if you are interested in custom designed paper goods please convo me via my etsy shop.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

past time blogs - total randomness

thanks to my brother and sister in law for the intro to 

my family and i were back east visiting family and they told my husband and i about this blog, and i kid you not, my husband spent 2 hours laughing at every other post and video clip on this site...

here's a sample of the humor

Friday, September 5, 2008

Real Wedding: Lindsay & Rob

Lindsay was married back in June at the beautiful Rancho Las Lomas in Southern California. 
her main colors were fushia and lime green, with many other accents mixed in too.

here's a photo all the bridesmaids during the ceremony and Lindsay's amazing dress and veil! 

since Lindsay is a good friend from college, i was fortunate enough to be there to be paparazzi!
here's anoter shot of all the girls toghther

i designed jardin bon bon earrings with a yellow quartz teardrop, 
bon chance bracelets with the same stone, and she picked out the grand eternite necklace 
which looked great with the BMs' necklines.  
below is a montage of professional photos of the BMs' goodies courtesy of 

if you are interested in giving you special gals the special gift of jewelry they can wear on your wedding day and for many years to come... please convo me via my etsy shop!

Monday, September 1, 2008

I'm back

... and back as a MRS! i can't wait to get caught up on all the blogging i fell behind on while i was in the midst of planning & finalizing our wedding... i will say this though, i have a whole new perspective on weddings and all the details that surround the big day, and i believe my own wedding expereince will only help to enhance my creative process and my perspective with all of the brides i work with!

get ready for some new and fun things i have in store for everyone! in the last month of wedding planning many new creations came about and i can't wait to show all the new products that i've added to the Joie de Vie repertoire!

- the new Mrs. Britt!