Archive for August, 2009

Today I came across Nole’s post about her trip to the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF). With lots of inspirational pictures of her favorite paper goodies, it definitely has my creativity flowing! I was one of those girls that decorated their room with paper snowflakes, glitter, Christmas ribbons and fabric swatches, pretending to be a fairy princess. ^_^ It’s neat to see a modern take on our childhood whimsy. (Can you imagine an archway draped with these paper flowers for a ceremony? A reception with a flower-filled ceiling? How about a reading nook with a flower and paper theme? Sooo pretty!)

Courtesy of Nole (Oh So Beautiful Paper) - A paper lamp from the Artenica6 booth at the NYIGF

Courtesy of Nole (Oh So Beautiful Paper) - A paper lamp from the Artenica6 booth at the NYIGF

With this being the first of her recap posts, I’ll be checking back to see what else she’s discovered! Craving a little wedding inspiration of your own or simply wanting to indulge your inner fairy princess? Click here to see all of the beautiful eye candy.

Happy Wednesday!

A few weeks ago, our friends Mel and Paul were married at the Irie Bean Coffee Shop. It was the first wedding the shop had played host to but it totally worked for their ceremony and relaxed celebration after. Plus, they’re regulars =) Being guests at a wedding was fun too but we still ended up photographing here and there. Big thanks to the Irie Bean! Such a pretty place to get married. And can I just say they have the most awesome Green Tea smoothies ever!? Yum!!

intro

Mel made these cute favor bags to hold different colors of chalk so guests could doodle after the ceremony.

favors

I really liked Mel’s ensemble. (very cute)

filigree

One cool feature of the Irie Bean’s outdoor area is the cement mixer. It actually has a cutout in the middle so you can walk through it. Mel and Paul almost got married under it but the stage won out.

the really cool cement mixer

skyglasses

americanspirit

And this is Mel and Paul’s very short (but sweet) ceremony. Almost whirled by but we caught it! ^_^

ceremony

Can anyone guess which comic book hero this pays tribute to? (Paul loves his comics!) =D

themaroonlantern

I have to say it. Mel is awesome. She baked her own fondant wedding cake. (awesome)

Time for cake

Remember those chalk favors? Well, a talented artist friend decided to create this masterpiece in celebration of their wedding. He titled it ~ The Marriage Dragon. Epic!

The Marriage Dragon

Mel

Bamboo and Lava

the buddha

Mel loves chalk. Mel also loves the Irie Bean’s cement mixer. Prettiest mixer …ever

Just married

Huggles

And a little cross-processing just for fun (^_^)b

exhale

I’m happy to announce that Shirley + Tony’s Wedding Gallery is now open. You can find their gallery on our client page by clicking here.  To access the images, please use the password provided on their gallery guest cards. You may also view their awesome 4th of July wedding preview here.

Happy (1 month) Anniversary, Shirley + Tony and enjoy the show!

Fireworks