Top 10: Faux diamonds

top ten faux diamonds

Sometimes a girls just gotta have some bling of a different sort…I’ve always thought diamonds like these are perfection for bachelorette parties or as cute gifts for brides!

1st row: Louloudo, Carrie Weston, Ratgirl
2nd row: CBT’s Closet, Metalicious
3rd row: Mixko, Kates Lovely Crafts, Little Clouds
4th row: by AMT, Misses Bird

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Studio tour: Postscript Brooklyn

Name: Melinda and David Morris owners and visionaries
(written by) Mallory Larson, Creative Director
Location: 168 7th Street, Suite 2L Brooklyn, New York 11215
Company: PostScript Brooklyn

What do you do?: We design and print custom invitations, stationery and event collateral inspired by life in the city for couples all around the world. We also collaborate with our clients and other local designers to create a collection of many voices and inspirations.

What is your aesthetic?: Urban, clean, whimsical, architectural, but also little vintage.

How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic?: The studio is comfortable, clean and bright. An urban environment that has so many interesting quirks and so many things changing all the time surrounds us. It’s very inspiring.

Favorite part of your studio?: I love the large windows in our studio. They have a view of Manhattan, all of the interesting warehouses on our block, and the Bell House.

Where do you go for inspiration?: We get a lot of inspiration from Prospect Park, from the neighborhood of Park Slope and also from the great architecture of Manhattan, but one of the best sources of inspiration is our customers. Most often our clients inspire the design. Each couple comes in with their own unique ideas about what represents them and their wedding, and often it’s something we wouldn’t have thought of for an invitation but the resulting design is fabulous.

What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without?: I think many of us would say coffee, but Adobe Illustrator and the Pantone swatch book are very close runners up.

Is there anything you’d upgrade to?: Because we recently moved in to our studio, we were just talking today about adding more rugs to make the studio more cozy this winter. I think a studio dog is necessary too.

Anything else we should know?: PostScript Brooklyn is the custom line of Lion in the Sun, Park Slope’s Paperie which has been customizing invitations for clients since 2002. This line grew out of our creative work in the shop over the last 8 ½ years and from our most popular local custom designs. We collaborated with many of our Brooklyn artist friends and designers who we work with in the shop to create this unique local line that has a much more broad appeal.

[images from Stephanie Land]

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Real wedding: Jamie + Brian

 

This wedding is just beyond!  The colors, the location, the photography!  All perfection!

so basically, the goal for our wedding was to have it be a celebration of everyone who was there. and, instead of having it just about the love between brian and myself, it was about celebrating the love that was shared between us, and between our families and friends.

the venet sculpture at art omi called arcs in disorder inspired the ceremony. we wanted it to be intimate and personal so we had the guest circle around us and there was moment of the ceremony where we passed the rings around the circles.

my favorite memory… it’s so difficult. the entire ceremony itself with all the moving readings from my mom and from friends and family as well as our vows — it was more beautiful than we ever could have imagined!

and then afterwards, the slight sun showers and the double rainbows that came out later in the evening were absolutely unreal!!!!  the only time brian and i had seen double rainbows was the day he proposed to me in panama… and the double rainbows were two circles in the sky! (the picture is attached).

diy projects: everything was diy! the colored picture frames (etsy), the flowers (my bridesmaids and family friends did the bouquets), the wedding dress! (it was bought then i embellished it), the shoe clips (etsy), the table cards, the table numbers, the dessert tray tags, all of it!

as for advice, i’d say this: don’t feel like you have to do your wedding in the traditional manner. the more you make it your own, the more you will be able to feel like yourself and the more you’ll be able to enjoy each and every second of it!

Vendors:

venue: art omi sculpture park  artomi.org
catering: tommy carlucci: foodcarlu@aol.com
i altered/embellished a dress from jcrew.com
earrings: sucrenyc.com
groom’s suit: hugo boss

[images from 3photographers]

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New from Paloma’s Nest

I know I tweeted this yesterday when I saw them, but they’re too good to not show here too! The ceramic letter garlands from Paloma’s Nest are genius, and I’m pretty sure I’m buying a bunch of the personalized ornaments for Christmas this year!

This weekend has been INSANE with Bridal Market, and I promise I will be getting lots of dress pictures to you soon…

[images from Paloma’s Nest]

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