Wednesday, January 25, 2012

True Woodcuts in action

We love seeing photos from events that have used our products. One that we think is great are our artisan True Woodcut prints. Here are a few from a wedding that used one of the True Woodcuts at their event in October.

Getting the whole family into it:)

The finished product.
 Congrats to Amber and Andy!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

tree love

from the talented Cameron Ingalls
Love this Los Gatos wedding in the rain! Isn't the venue picture perfect too?!

Would be perfectly complimented by our new conifer guestbook trees...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Briar + Jason's geek chic wedding

Featured on 100 Layer Wedding Cake:
Briar and Jason are a super cute couple that decided to have their wedding at the place they fell in love, MIT. That’s why their ceremony was held at the MIT Chapel, a mid-Century architectural masterpiece. The pops of lavender aside sage succulents, the surprise hint of blue tulle underneath Briar’s dress, to the scientific beakers used as vases – these two make geek chic one of 100 Layer Wedding Cake's new favorite looks of 2012. The talented Li Ward of Fat Orange Cat Studio captured both their nuptials and their engagement session.
geek chic wedding
geek chic wedding
From Briar: We both went to MIT (me for undergrad, he for grad school), so we held the ceremony at the MIT Chapel, a mid-Century architectural masterpiece (designed by Eero Saarinen in 1955). We liked the intimate space, and fact that the chapel is right in the heart of MIT’s campus. We asked a close friend to marry us because he’s known both of us for the entirety of our relationship together, and because we knew he’d bring in elements to the text of the ceremony that would have been missing otherwise, such as anecdotes about Ryan Gosling cupcakes.
geek chic wedding
Briar and Jason had guests make their mark at the reception by leaving their prints on the tandem bike guestbook balloon. We love the color combo! (shown with chipped sapphire, dusty concord and broken china)
geek chic wedding
Love the succulents and lavender in glass jars at each table, grouped together by regular vases and scientific equipment. Erlenmeyer flasks were made into terrariums, beakers were turned into desertscapes, and fiddleheads and seasonal flowers added to the mix everywhere.
geek chic wedding
Congratulations Briar + Jason!
Photography: Fat Orange Cat Studio / Ceremony venue: MIT Chapel / Reception venue: Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center / Flowers: Floral Design by Laura Jean / Invitations: letterpress printed and assembled by Briar (bride) / Catering: East Coast Grill / Cupcakes: Sweet Cupcakes / Cake: homemade / Bride’s dress: Oleg Cassini for David’s Bridal / Jewelry: Kendra Scott / Groom’s attire: custom made at the Andover Shop, cufflinks from / Guestbook balloon drawing: Bleu de Toi Handmade

Friday, January 20, 2012

Custom balloon designs

You may love our inventive guestbook thumbprint balloons (originally inspired by UP!..), but we are thrilled how they have sparked the imagination of our clients to request custom designs.

Each week, we get more and more requests for an array of unique drawings to go with the thumbprint balloon concept. The result: a meaningful work of art for each of these clients that represents something that is important to them in their own lives. Here are just a few examples of the custom work we have created upon request.

Special wheels and getaway cars: (we often add cans with strings and a personalized license plate or "just married" sign to the back of the car)

For Jon and Brittany's very NYC wedding:)

Personalized couples to look just like you in your wedding attire! We have a few poses you can choose from, then you let us know what you will be wearing, how you will wear your hair and veil, etc and we make you fly!

Have a special theme for your wedding? This client wanted to carry the mason jar theme throughout every detail of the day, including the guestbook:

Baby showers and birthday parties can be the most fun at time to do a custom guestbook drawing!
We have done monkeys, toy chests, tea cups, teddy bears, tricycles and more:

Custom balloon designs are only $15 more than our standard balloon drawing prices! Check it out, get brainstorming and request yours today.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Client Wedding with Handmade Paper Flowers

Via Green Wedding Shoes

giant paper flower bouquet
Renata + Jess's stunning engagement photos were featured on Green Wedding Shoes (our fav wedding blog) last year… They were recently featured again with their beautiful handmade wedding photographed by the super talented Studio Castillero. Check out some of the beautiful details... including our original guestbook thumbprint balloon inspired by "UP!"
Congrats to Nata + Jess and thanks for sharing your beautiful day with us, via GWS!
parisian umbrellas

From the Bride: Our ceremony was super intimate – about 30 of our closest family and friends. Because we try and spend as much time outside as possible, the botanical garden was an ideal setting for us. My friend, Keoki played us down the aisle (an acoustic version of one of my favorite Dashboard Confessional songs) and our friend Chad was the perfect officiant. My favorite DIY projects for the ceremony were the giant paper flowers I made – the bouquets were made from crepe and tissue paper; the wedding arch was made of cardstock. Because the ceremony site was so simple, I wanted to contrast that with the graphic appeal of bright, oversized flowers.
outdoor ceremony
outdoor ceremony, umbrellas
paper flower ceremony backdrop
giant paper flower bouquets
One of my favorite touches, besides the fingerprint balloon in an art gallery, are these amazing handmade paper flowers. What a stunning statement, and so affordable!

bride and groom

giant paper flower bouquets
“Til Death Do Us Party” was the theme of the evening and around 100+ people. We thought an art gallery/museum would best suit our tastes and I was so lucky to find San Diego Art Institute. They don’t normally advertise as a wedding space so there was a bit of legwork to find it, but so glad I did! The gallery had a ton of great art already and we opted out of a sit-down dinner, which meant I didn’t have to do much with the decor (though there was no shortage of things to do!). It took us 5 hours to prep the reception space before the wedding…I definitely had no idea how much work it’d actually be.
paper flower centerpieces
sweet and savory bar

love candy bowls, chevron stripes

till death do us party, thumbprint guest book

Visit the full blog post at GWS for more photos
photography: Studio Castillero // dress: Brides By Demetrios // hairpiece: Twigs and Honey // bridesmaid dresses: Coralie Beatrix // groom’s suit: Banana Republic Outlet // groom’s tie: Good Heavens // ring book: Conduit Press // ceremony: San Diego Botanic Garden // reception: San Diego Art Institute // lights, audio, dj: RED Audio // cupcakes: Have Cake! // food: Heather Aaker
// guestbook thumbprint balloon design: Bleu de Toi