Skip to main content


Showing posts from 2011

Love Candee Photography | Logo Design

You might remember the wonderful wedding invitations below from this wedding that I had the honor of designing for! Well, I got the chance to work for Candice again!  You see, she started up her very own photography business, Love Candee Photography and needed a logo designed!  I was so excited to work with her again as she always brings unique and creative ideas to the table!  This time she wanted a modern logo using a yellow, black, and gray color scheme.  After playing around with a few concepts and fonts, we came up with the final product!

If you are looking for a photographer in southern California, I highly recommend you check her blog out!  She's quite the talented photographer!  Visit the Love Candee Photography blog or "like" her on Facebook!
All images copyright of Love Candee Photography

Halloween: Alice In Wonderland Style, Part 2

Over a year ago, I got the chance to design birthday invitations and accessories for an adorable set of twins.  During that event, a guest at that party (Melanie) noticed my work and asked or my info so she could get in contact with me about her daughter's 8th birthday.  Soon after, we met and realized she actually lived on my same street!  As we spoke, she told me that her daughter, Maggi, was born on October 27th and  they had always had a Halloween inspired party for her but this year she wanted to put a twist on it.  I had just seen an Alice in Wonderland inspired paper line that had just hit the stores and when I showed the paper to Melanie she fell in love with the idea of using the paper as our inspiration and turning Maggi's party into a Alice in Wonderland tea party with a Halloween twist!
We designed two panel invitations that were held together with ribbon.  The fronts of the panels featured Alice in Wonderland and Halloween elements while the backs featured the in…

Halloween: Alice In Wonderland Style, Part 1

Halloween is almost here!  We love this time of the year at MDS!  So many fun projects to work on that set the tone for the rest of the holidays!  The next three posts will be dedicated to what we've been working on for Halloween this year!
We got another chance to design for one of our very favorite clients, Brittany.  We designed for her wedding that took place in May 2010 and had the chance to design baby shower invitations and announcements that will hit the blog soon!  When she came over to pick up the announcements, I showed her a sneak peak of something we were working on for a Halloween "Alice in Wonderland" style party.  She loved the things I showed her so much, she asked if we could make a hanging decor item with the same theme for her home.  
We quickly went to work ordering in the same paper and came up with the 2.5 foot wide hanging banner that featured different panels that included lots of embellishments and the names of each family member, Brittany, Col…

A Lobster Bake Party!

At the beginning of the summer I was contacted by Denise of Fairy Godmothers who was helping to coordinate a lobster bake party for a client. I was so excited to get a chance to work with Denise and design some lobster themed placecards for the party! We did red tent cards with a matte white placecard that featured a lobster graphic and the name of each guest in a bold red font. Here are pictures of the placecards plus two pictures Denise sent over of them set up at the party! How cute do they look paired with the lobster cookies from Anamie's Sweets!? :)

"Will You Be My..." cards for the guys!

The "Will You Be My..." cards have been so popular this wedding season! They are a great way to ask your friends and family to be a part of your special day and to give them alot of the information they'll need. One of our couples recently came to us and wanted to order cards for her girls but also do cards for the guys! What a great idea! Lakers ended up being the theme for these cards. We created a folded card out of actual basketball textured paper! I designed a Laker inspired logo using the name for each guy and we customized the wording to include some basketball references. :) Here are pictures of the final project including the one we did for the ring bearer!

Here is a teaser of the cards we did for the girls! I'll blog these soon!

Erica's "Will You Be My..." Cards

Wow, someone please tell me that it hasn't been nearly 4 months since I blogged last!? Well, the bad news is that is true, but the good news is, I haven't blogged because we have been so incredibly busy designing for our clients! It is WAY past time for a new blog post!
A popular trend we are seeing this wedding season is what we call "Will You Be My..." cards which are cards designed to be given to your friends and family that you'd like to be involved in your big day as part of your bridal party! The first cards we designed this season were for Erica! She has been such a lovely bride to work with so I was super excited when she mentioned that she wanted to order some "Will You Be My..." cards. Erica is having a destination wedding so she needed to include a lot of information for her girls so we opted for a pocketfold card. Erica wrote each girl a beautiful letter that was displayed on the main part of the pocketfold where the invitation typical…

Woodland Baby Shower

I had the joy of reconnecting with an old classmate of mine who was expecting her first child! Julianne and her husband live out of the country (all the way in Dubai) so we started chatting through e-mail to gather ideas and info regarding what vision she had for the design. Julianne is an artist herself and I love the direction and inspiration she brought to the project!!

I first met with her sister and mother to discuss the details and then was lucky enough to get to see Julianne and meet with her sister again to finalize everything. Julianne wanted to use earthy, vintage colors and as many eco friendly materials as possible. She also wanted to incorporate a doily/lace border. She illustrated the woodland animals that we incorporated into the design to give it a personal adorable are they!?

Each of the invitations were enclosed in forest green string tie envelopes that featured recycled kraft paper wrap address labels that matched the invitation panels. We also enclosed …

FEATURED EVENT: Candice + Jared

I had the pleasure of designing pocketfold invitations for Candice and Jared's summer wedding! When Candice and I started talking, she had a variety of really cool and unique ideas that she wanted her invitation design to incorporate. I loved that she made me think outside of the box and was so creative! Candice wanted her invitations to reflect vintage romance with birds, birdcages, and lace! She is a court reporter, and to tie that in, she selected to go with a vintage typewriter font. She had seen this image that featured an invitation that had an image "span" across all of the inserts, and after some playing around with it, we got the same idea to work for her design. After a couple of revisions, the whole design really came together and is still one of my favorite designs we've done to date. The design was brought together with metallic merlot pocketfolds, dove gray cardstock and envelopes, and matte white cardstock. Each pocketfold was finished with a merlot s…