Monday, November 29, 2010

Invitation Shoot - Caroline Johnson

These photos were shot by the amazing Caroline Johnson for an elegant wedding held at the Ritz Carlton in September. I am blown away by her skill at capturing the detail in my work and had to post (yes, I am horrible at updating FB and blogs!!). The silk was truly beautiful in person - an iridescent blue and purple. It is very difficult to capture with a camera but she managed to do so beautifully!

Interior of the Invitation - Swarovski Crystal Detailing

Save the date and exterior of Invitation

Invitation, Save the Date and Place cards

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Brides Magazine Feature

What is probably the MOST repeated phrase in this infrequently updated blog... I am WAY behind on posting! I figured that I had better post this quickly before a new issue went on stands!

So! Dragonfly was asked by Brides Magazine to contribute for the Fall/Winter 2010 issue currently on stands. They asked us to send a recent invite and describe how we were inspired to create the design.
We were super thrilled to contribute to the article and had a perfect fit for what they were looking for.

::{In case the article is too small to read}::

"Because the bride and groom had decided to wed at the Cloister at Sea Island, just off the coast of southern Georgia, Lindsey began the design process by visiting the venue "for inspiration," she says. "I was struck by the beauty of the oak trees surrounding the wedding chapel, and decided to incorporate them into the design." The couple wanted their invitation to have a luxurious feel, so Lindsey letterpress-printed it, then mounted it on a base covered in pewter-colored silk, which featured a back pocket for the enclosures. Finally, an illustration of a bumblebee was letterpress-printed onto the response cards, a subtle play off the groom's last name, which begins with "B."'

I had a wonderful time with this one! The couple was super easy-going and had a great neutral and calming color scheme. Also a HUGE plus; this property was to.die.for. I will eventually get around to posting about my trip up there. Absolutely one of the most exquisite properties I have ever seen.

Here is my quick photo of the same invitation. The colors are a little washed out and yellowish in the magazine.
Have to say, I am in love with creating these pocket-style invites - super stylish and leave a great (and tactile) impression without having the mailing rates of a larger boxed invitation.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gala Awards!

I just found out that I am a nominee and finalist for the 2010 Gala Awards! This is the most prestigious award in the special events industry and I am so honored! The actual ceremony is not until the end of January, but wanted to share this EXTREMELY exciting news!!
I'm a pretty small fish in this proverbial ocean of talent so I am thrilled to be in the same company. This is the full list of nominees:

Wish me luck!! :)

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