[design update] wedding showcase + wearable art!

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San Francisco skyline wedding invitation & reception suite

I’m excited to be a part of the wedding showcase at The University Club of San Francisco!   I personalized my SF Invite suite to match the event theme colors + I’ll be raffling off my city skyline save the date postcards!  *find tickets at link below

We Left Our Hearts in San Francisco: A Mock Wedding 6.12.17
This isn’t your typical bridal fair where you’ll be hopping from booth to booth to booth, it’ll be set up to reflect a real wedding! This also isn’t just for the ladies, we have events and giveaways for the men too! So bring your gals and your guys, and even your grandma!


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VIDA Announcement [Gift Card]

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Recently I’ve spent time creating wearable art with VIDA (a company committed to creating clothing in a socially conscious way) and would like to share my most popular designs with you. *see above my SF Stone Tile sleeveless top …now modeled on their main page!   All the items I’ve designed are shoppable, and can be found on my personal collection page. I would love to share a gift card for 15% off my collection with you.

ENJOY 15% OFF YOUR ORDER / Use code DISCOVERVIDA

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Your purchase not only supports my personal collection of hand-designed products but makes a global impact. VIDA is passionate about helping to drive social change for artists and makers. Their company offers literacy and empowerment programs for their factory workers so they can build a better life for generations to come.

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[Real Wedding] San Francisco Skyline Custom Stationery

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Congrats to Kate & TJ, married May 7th 2016 at the University Club of San Francisco!
I designed their full stationery suite from the save the dates to invites, and finally reception cards. I’m so thrilled that they sent me a few gorgeous photos from their big day to showcase!

2-layer san francisco skyline invite card [beige + navy metallic]
2-layer san francisco skyline invite card [beige + navy metallic]

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After their save the dates were sent out [see below], Kate & TJ wanted to customize my SF city skyline wedding invitation suite. We changed the paper colors and fonts, and moved the skyline to the top of the 5×7 invite card.

We also carried on this design style & paper color combo for their reception stationery; table signs, large format program, and 2-layer escort tent cards!

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reception stationery *photography by quincy cardinale

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save the date card with envelope; fonts were chosen for this piece first then picked up for the rest of the invitation & reception suite 

[Real Wedding] City + Island theme on Treasure Island in San Francisco

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Congrats to Eilleen & Ron, married on September 20, 2014 at Casa de la Vista on Treasure Island [with the lovely San francisco skyline as their backdrop].

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I personalized my invitation suite to showcase the city skyline with bay bridge [as seen from their venue] along with their color theme which was champagne, fuchsia and accents of antique gold. When it was time to create the reception stationery, we easily picked up the design and metallic papers to match.   View More: http://umeusstudios.pass.us/eilleene-ron

I love all the wedding details they added to bring together their city / island theme… especially the wedding cake which incorporates both [orchids + skyscrapers].

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>> see more inspirational photography by U Me Us Studios

 

[Event] The Big Fake Wedding : San Francisco

Have you heard about this new bridal show trend?

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional ceremony, a tasty dinner and a dance-party reception. “Wedding guests” are brides-and-grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action.

Well, I totally love the idea … and I’m super excited to announce that Papercake Designs is a 2015 featured vendor for the first San Francisco Big Fake Wedding (formerly known as The NotWedding).

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Check out the cities scheduled for the 2015 season… plus, find out more info on how you can get involved below:

> If you’re a bride [or groom]-to-be, RSVP asap! Tickets are $25.00 and include a light dinner, sparkling wine and a swag bag.  *ps: contact me directly if you live in the SF Bay area 😉

> If you’re a wedding vendor, apply now to join The Big Fake Wedding family!

> If you’re not engaged [yet!] or a wedding vendor or media partner, but REALLY LOVE weddings, apply to join their marketing team as a Brand Ambassador [apply here.]

[custom wedding invitation] City Skyline

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I cannot believe it’s been 2 years since I first illustrated the San Francisco skyline for Lianne’s custom wedding invitation. Recently I’ve been on a roll designing more cityscapes, as well as updating the SF skyline to each clients venue location! I’m excited to finally have a gallery of new invites, showcasing how each can be customized to a specific color theme, shape & size. Let me know your favorite combo! 😉

Boston City Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [single-layer vertical, tall cards]
Boston City Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [single-layer vertical + enclosure cards]
San Francisco Skyline [2-layer horizontal invite with belly band to hold enclosure cards]
San Francisco Skyline [2-layer horizontal invite w/belly band to hold tear-off enclosure card]
Washington DC SKyline Wedding Invitation Suite [2-layer horizontal invite with tear-off RSVP postcard & wedding map enclosure card]
Washington DC Skyline [2-layer horizontal w/tear-off RSVP postcard + wedding map enclosure]
San Francisco Bay Bridge Lights Invitation [2-layer 5x7 horizontal with enclosure cards]
San Francisco Bay Bridge Lights [2-layer 5×7 horizontal invite w/enclosure cards]
San Francisco Palace of fine Arts Skyline Invitation [2-layer 5x7 horizontal card with belly band & oval tag]
San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts Skyline [2-layer 5×7 horizontal card w/belly band + oval tag]
San Francisco Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [booklet with pocket for enclosure cards & belly band]
San Francisco Skyline Wedding Suite [5×7 booklet w/pocket for enclosure cards + belly band]
New York Queesboro Bridge Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [digitally designed for DIY print & assembly]
New York Queensboro Bridge Skyline [digitally designed for DIY print & assembly]
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Chicago City Skyline Wedding Invite [2-layer horizontal card w/belly band]
San Francisco Zoo Wedding Invitation Sutro Tower Skyline [single ticket folder with belly band & label]
San Francisco Zoo Sutro Tower Skyline [single-ticket folder w/belly band + label]
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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Rehearsal Dinner [2-layer 5×7 vertical Invite]
Paris Skyline [all-in-one guest/return address label wraps]
Paris Skyline [all-in-one guest/return address label wraps]
 

[Real Wedding] A San Francisco Couple

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Congrats to Eunice & Ryan, married September 7, 2013!
Check out just a few amazing photos from their special day [photography by Elle Jae]

> and below is their custom invitation suite that we designed incorporating my San Francisco skyline with a diagonal flap pocket folder, belly band & layered enclosure cards.

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PLUS… even more exciting is their wedding video below [by Matter Video]:

 

[real san francisco wedding] naomi & kevin

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Thanks to photographer Gustavo Fernández [along with naomi], I’m able to share these wonderful wedding day photos & planning inspiration! I loved customizing my san francisco skyline invitation to complement their venue location (we replaced the bay bridge with the golden gate bridge). They also personalized the metallic paper colors to match their color theme.

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San Francisco Skyline Wedding Invitation

OH MY GOSH!  I’m Super excited about the monogram on the cupcakes!! 😉

2012.10.20 Naomi Evarts & Kevin Hurley Wedding Contract

We used Kara’s cupcakes (I’ve always been a huge fan of their cupcakes, so it worked perfectly to have them for our wedding). They will do the custom monogram for $1 per cupcake, and they have those cute six-inch cakes so you can still “cut the cake” but serve your guests cupcakes too. (At one point, our youngest flower girl was storing cupcakes in her flower girl basket) 🙂 ~naomi

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Wedding Reception Escort Cards

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I assisted in designing & printing the wedding programs, but Naomi made her own CD wedding favors & escort cards to match!

Everything came together beautifully… and what a gorgeous venue [the Clubhouse at the Presidio Golf Course, San Francisco] and of course, a gorgeous couple! Congrats!

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trolley: Events West  |  bridal hanger: Etsy shop Two Broads Design

cake topper: Etsy shop Milan Creations  |  florist: Carol from an Added Touch Flowers

[real city wedding] lianne + al in san francisco

Congrats to Lianne & Al, married September 24th, 2011 at the
Terra Gallery in San Francisco, California!

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I was thrilled to illustrate the San Francisco skyline for Lianne & Al’s customized wedding invitation…and I love that the design was carried on throughout the reception stationery! Page Bertelsen photographed these beautiful images that lianne was sweet enough to share with me.

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*I redesigned vanessa’s wedding program using the city skyline design (4 cards are held together at the top with a brad embellishment)

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*a unique idea to combine a thoughtful favor (apple butter made in lianne’s home town); the seating cards were personalized as the jar labels to seat each guest at their assigned table.

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Summer time!

Wow, I haven’t had any time to post in the past few weeks. Every summer seems to be the same; fall wedding invites due, summer weddings that need their reception stationery + random freelance design projects, and they all hit at once!  So why did I plan a move at the end of June? I have no idea… but I did, and I do love the new loft in San Francisco. I quickly set up my home office near the large windows and I’ve been sitting here designing, printing, assembling from day one (no worries, I took a break on the 4th of july)!

Hopefully I’ll be able to post some new invite designs, as soon as I can find my camera-to-computer cable? … 😉

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