Monday Matinae Feature | A Rock 'N Roll Baby Shower

Monday, January 30, 2012

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 a smartie" for Nerds and Smarties, etc.). Loved this idea!  We created coordinating labels for each of the containers that we were providing her with and designed glassine bags for her guests to fill with the candy!  Below are several pictures of the designs along with a couple of pictures I was able to take while we set up the candy bar and a few from Ashley herself!
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MDS Announcement | 2012 Happenings Thus Far

Monday, January 23, 2012

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 "An Officer And A Wedding"!  An Officer And A Wedding was created by Andrew of J. Andrew Photography and his wife Joslynn.  They've organized quite the group of vendors to sponsor two weddings a year for military couples. This is a cause very close to my heart as both of my grandfathers, along with my cousin and some of my friends, have served.  These are couples who have, or are currently, serving our country and have done so much by doing so!  Vendors with An Officer And A Wedding will be donating or discounting their products and services to these couples so they can finally have their "dream wedding"!  Some of the couples have been married but had to rush and do so before being deployed and didn't get the chance to fully celebrate with their friends and family!  The first couple chosen is Eileen and Miguel and we had the honor of meeting with Eileen this week to start her invitation design and talk about other wedding designs that we'll be doing for her!  We had such a great time and are beyond excited to be working with them!!

An Officer and A Wedding will also be participating in different charity events year round as well as helping other military couples plan for their big day!

You can "like" An Officer And A Wedding on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/anofficerandaweddingfollow us on Twitter @OfficerNWedding, and if you'd like to read more about it and how it got started you can read this blog post by Andrew!

We are so excited to be a part of this and to be working with fellow vendors including J. Andrew Photography, Anamie's Sweets, A House of Flowers, Fairy Godmother Day Of Coordination, PM Custom Catering, Kevin Rush EntertainmentRoger “The Lounge Guy” Martin, Sit-N-Grin Photo Booth, The Randall House, and Fino's Menswear!  The list of vendors is still growing too!

Our second announcement is we had the opportunity to work on a top secret project this week with some local vendors.  Not much can be said about this as of yet, but we promise it will be amazing when we can post the details about it.  This too was a huge dream of our's to work with such amazing vendors on such a unique project!  I can't wait to be able to share it with all of you!

One more little glimpse of what is to come!  Matinae Design Studio will have a whole new blog-site that will launch soon!  

We hope everyone else is enjoying 2012 thus far!
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Monday Matinae Feature | Rabobank Dinner Party

Monday, January 9, 2012

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!

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And one more final picture I took using my phone...
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Paper Styling | Matinae Design Studio
Cookie Favors | Anamie's Sweets
Floral Design | Uniquely Chic Florist
Linens and Rentals | Walker Lewis Rents
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Monday Matinae Feature | Christin + Jason

Monday, January 2, 2012

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.

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Here are some highlights from their "Beloved" session!
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Wedding Venue | Bakersfield's Woman's Club
Photography and Videography | Made U Look  Photography
Paper Accessories and Garters | Matinae Design Studio
Floral Design | Irma Salazar
Catering | Caesar's Deli
Rentals | Details Party Rentals
Makeup | Kate Alley
"Beloved" Session Location | Kern County Museum
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