New Ketubah

Tsilli from New Ketubah just emailed to let me know about her new line of ketubah’s utilizing of all things, polaroids, along with her trademark hand stitching.  So beautiful, right?  She’s also got a DIY ketubah kit for download on her site, which you can get right here.

[images from New Ketubah]

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Real wedding: Julie + Hugh

Julie & Hugh did a really great job keeping their wedding minimal but modern…just how I like it!

Catering:  Yen Ngo of Real Foods Catering. Amazing! We cannot praise her enough.  Incredible food, very cool staff, and she became our defacto (mellow and fun to work with) wedding planner

Cake: One Girl Bakery in Brooklyn (they provided the cookie take home gifts too). Our cake was banana with chocolate ganache middle and cream cheese frosting : )

Flowers:  Melarosa (excellent – great value for money)

Dress:  Monique Lhullier

Hair:  Crystophe Marten

[images from Dreamscape Studio]

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Studio tour: Paperfinger

Name: Bryn Chernoff
Location: DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) | Brooklyn | New York City
Company: PaperfingerModern Calligraphy & Hand-Drawn Design

What is your aesthetic? Organized | Tasty | Comfortable | Contemporary | Natural | Spacious

How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? A place for everything and everything in its place. It’s important to me that when I walk into my studio each morning that it is the kind of space that makes me excited to sit down and start working.  On a clean wooden desk, whatever is spread out while I work looks good in the process. I work mostly to natural light thanks to the large windows. And I get immense pleasure from the organized drawers stocked with pens, inks, paper samples. My studio has pops of color here and there but still has a quiet, graceful feel to it.

Favorite part of your studio? My tackle-box of nibs. It’s my version of a candy store.

Where do you go for inspiration? Children’s books. A photo of myself at age 7 that I keep on my desk. Plants. World wide web.

What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? Harvest, my bookkeeping and invoicing software. I love everything about it. It makes invoicing fun.

I have to give a shout-out to my geeky device that helps me keep straight lines on opaque envelopes, the Phantom Liner.  Oh and one more must-have! My wireless Sennheiser headphones that I wear all day and keep on my head all the way across the office and at the sink while I’m washing nibs.

Is there anything you’d upgrade to? A giant studio where I could explore larger format work, host events, work with friends, run around.

Anything else we should know? I used to have a radio show called “Plus Size Soul” featuring women vocalists from the first generation of jazz, blues and soul. I relive those days by posting a song to my blog, Paper Tastebuds, every Friday. The music is diverse and is always a song that I’ve been listening to that week in the studio.Via my blog, I also continually add ideas to a wedding gift guide if you’re looking for unique presents. Come visit and listen in on Fridays!

[images from Emily Gilbert]

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Ryan Feerer

These custom portraits from Ryan Feerer over at Elsewares make excellent wedding or shower gifts for the happy couple in your life!

[images by Ryan Feerer]

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