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Monday Matinae Feature | A Rock 'N Roll Baby Shower

Ashley contacted me last summer and I had the pleasure designing for her baby shower!  She e-mailed me this post from Hostess with the Mostess along with a picture of the adorable Michael Miller fabric she had picked out for the nursery as inspiration for the shower.  We decided to design using the same color palette from the fabric and to add interest to the design, we used several fonts paired with guitars and stars as the graphic elements.
We also had the opportunity to create a candy bar for the shower!  As most of you know, I had been doing candy bars for events by word of mouth but we recently officially launched the business as Sugar Rush Candy and Confection Bars.  Ashley had seen candy labels on another blog that featured cute sayings that tied into each type of candy (Ex. "We're going to love Tristan to pieces" for Reese's Pieces,  "He'll be cute as a button" for button candy, "We hope he won't be a nerd but are betting he'll be …

MDS Announcement | 2012 Happenings Thus Far

Starting this business almost three years ago, I had huge dreams of where it would take us; Clients we were so excited to meet, venues that we wanted to see and have the opportunity to set up at, fellow vendors that we wanted to work with and so much more!  Today, I still sit here pinching myself thinking that this could all be a dream.  It's hard to believe Matinae Design Studio has taken off as much as it has. I'm feeling beyond blessed!  Going into 2012, I knew it was going to be a BIG year but didn't think it would be quite this big of a year and that it would all happen so soon.  I mean, we're only 4 weeks into 2012! :)
We have a couple of huge announcements to make and I am keeping my fingers crossed that there will be more announcements to make in 2012!
First and foremost, both of my companies, Matinae Design Studio and Sugar Rush Candy and Confection Bar Rentals have been asked to join an elite group of local vendors that now makes up an organization called &q…

Monday Matinae Feature | Rabobank Dinner Party

Last spring we were contacted by Colleen Bauer (owner of Fairy Godmother Coordinating Service) in regards to designing some elements for a dinner party that Rabobank was having!  Colleen works at Rabobank as well and we were thrilled to design for the party which was going to included some pretty important guests! 
Colleen selected an apple green and chocolate brown color scheme which was so unique and beautiful for Spring!  We designed square menu cards using the color scheme as inspiration that featured calligraphy flourishes that were printed on white metallic cardstock and layered on bronze metallic cardstock.   We folded each napkin to create a pocket, tucked the menu cards inside, and tied it off with a satin chocolate brown ribbon.  Also designed were coordinating place cards and monogrammed notecard sets for each guest as a favor along with delicious cookies provided by Anamie's Sweets!
We loved working with this group of vendors and how everything turned out!
And one mor…

Monday Matinae Feature | Christin + Jason

Welcome to our first "Monday Matinae" feature!  We're starting the year off with Christin + Jason's wedding that took place this last spring.  Christin and Jason were wonderful to work with and their wedding featured tons of vintage shabby-chic details!  They were married at the historic Woman's Club in downtown Bakersfield, California.  The venue was the perfect setting for their wedding and Christin was stunning in her dress, wouldn't you agree?  We love the pictures of them with the '47 Pontiac and while we don't typically feature engagement pictures, the pictures from Christin and Jason's "Beloved" session are just to amazing not to post! Wishing Christin and Jason many years of wedded bliss! :)  Click here to view product pictures of designs from their wedding.  Enjoy!
*All images and video done by Made U Look Photography.
Here are some highlights from their "Beloved" session! Wedding Venue | Bakersfield's Woman's …