Monday, August 31, 2009

Wedding Wire Review- Janell

"I must say that Stella Bella Invites was my favorite vendor by far. The owner, Christine, is one of the most creative people I've ever met. She was so quick to respond to my emails, concerns and questions and really gave me a lot of ideas that help me pinpoint exactly what I wanted. She helped me create such a beautiful, unique and timeless wedding invitation. I am still getting emails about how great they looked and how everyone is saving it because its soo pretty.Her prices are so reasonable and her attention to detail is astounding. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. I'm encouraging all my friends to use her for at least some aspects of their wedding planning whether it be invitations, programs, menus or table numbers, etc.. "
Thank you Janell for the amazing review. It was such a pleasure to design these invites becuase they were truly unique. We went through so many designs and types to get the perfect invitation for her and her groom. In September/October I will post her table numbers, seating chart, programs and OOT Stickers.
Thank you once again!!

Seating Chart- Vu

The bride contacted me after a recommendation by Nicole at Pink Design. We incorporated her monogram that Nicole created and kept with the grey and yellow tones. This is one of 5 different color schemes that I sent her. For those wanting seating charts the design fee is $50.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Christina- Baby Announcement

I made Christina's wedding back a couple months ago and she contacted me to design her baby announcements. She is going to be doing a red Z fold from and wanted her design to incorporate light blue and orange. She said she wanted dots, so this is my take on dots!

Alexa and Kenny's Reception Details

Alexa and Kenny will be getting married on beautiful cape cod this Labor Day weekend. Their colors are deep red and brown.
For the table escort cards we used three colors, brown was fish, red was meat and cream was vegetarian.
Not sure why my camera made it blurry but these will be tied to their favors!

Janell's Final Invitations

I absolutely loved these invitations. They were my first accordian invites and were a lot of work. I personally think they came out amazing. I used a sapphire folded layer, with quartz printed layers. The outside "jackets" were envelopperinc venezia print in lilac/quartz. Her envelopes were lilac with a deep purple ink.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Real Weddings- Custom Napkins

I was looking through cake images, when I came across a cake with the Monogram that I printed on over 300 napkins. It was around this time last year that I made her napkins for her. Sadly I no longer make the custom napkins becuase the Gocco machine has been discontinued.

Just a recommendation for those brides who want custom napkins without the outrageous costs. Buy a custom stamp from an etsy or ebay seller and stamp them yourself iwth oil based Staz-On ink pads. I will be doing this for my own wedding. I just ordered the stamp from Sand Shooters on Etsy. The stamp will have my custom monogram on it and I will use it to stamp on the napkins and coasters. I have also started a new blog that will chronicle my wedding planning with a lot of projects and resources for Northern California Brides: Follow it!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sneak Peek- Accordian Invite

I have a few pictures of a mockup of the accordian invite. I just had to make one quick to find out the postage rate for the bride. I did all the cutting myself so it is bad! The printing is also off for the last panel and the RSVP card (why it looks magenta). I made the mock up of all the rejects so I didn't waste the good pieces!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Janell's Wedding Invitations

Janell and her groom Mat wanted a different kind of invitation. We decided upon a Z fold or accordian invitation with a pocket. Here is the picture of her inspiration:

We are going to be doing everything in lilac, deep purple and deep blue. The cover and the back will both be a designed cardstock from envelopperinc and the middle accordian part will be sapphire blue. She will have three panels and then an insert and an RSVP in the pocket. They will all be tied together with a bow that will be able to slide off to open up the invite. The supplies all come in this coming week and I can't wait to get working on these and will post a picture of the final product.
Here is a picture of how the inside will look if you spread it all out. There will be the patterened cardstock on the front of the first panel and on the back of the pocket panel

I am so excited to actual start making these invitations. I will post pictures as soon as I have them done!!