This past September we got to be a little part of an awesome project. The Pop Up Wedding Project orchestrated 10 marriages over two days to couples looking for an alternative to the big, expensive, traditonal wedding. The planners coordinated with a number of local Vancouver vendors to produce a breathtaking decorated and styled venue, decadent food and florals, a ready to go officiant, all to be captured by a really talented photographer and videographer – all the couples needed to do was show up (pretty much).
Tylor and I got crafty and made a wooden banner to be used in photos, and decor. Tylor cut and planned, I sanded and hand painted. We also made some hand lettered cake toppers and tent cards for the food. Here are some photos of the making process.
Now, take some time to soak in some photos of the event gorgeously captured by Sarah Nickerson. Yeah, she knows what she's doing!
Though our contributions were small, we were so honoured to be part of such an exciting and successful event! All the best to the newly married couples, and a massive thanks to the PUWP coordinators All & Sundry and The Nickersons. Bravo!
Its been a while since I did a Fancy Friday post. I'm sorry. But, I'm back at it and have been lettering up a storm. I thought I'd share this piece with you and make it available for you to decorate your computer for Christmas! Tis the season, right?
You can download the "Tis The Season" wallpaper here, or by clicking the image below. Happy Decemburrrrrr!
Last Sunday I was able to join Porchlight Press for a holiday letterpress workshop at their beautiful studio. I've had a keen interest in letterpress printing for quite a few years but have yet to learn the art of the trade, or be on this side of the printing press.
It was a creative afternoon spent designing a piece (holiday card), with our choice of lead and woodblock type. We fit our select type together like a puzzle with wood and metal spacers to create a uniform block, then inked up the presses and hand cranked the card stock through the letterpress to create gorgeous impressions. A big thanks to Sam for his careful instruction and wealth of shared letterpress knowledge. Much appreciated!
Maybe one day I'll have the space to have a press in my garage and crank out beautiful printed work. Until then, thanks Porchlight Press for such a great afternoon!
And, count yourself very lucky if you receive one of my letterpress Christmas cards in the mail this season :)
Its December, and yes I'm writing this in a cozy sweater and slippers, but maybe these cheery floral invitations will cure your Monday blues!
Jacqui and Mark are having a soft, romantic wedding with vintage touches including an afternoon tea reception. The soft florals and delicate script of their invitations hint to their guests of a whimsical day to come full of love at the historic Kirlkland House. We perforated the card so the bottom portion of the invitation breaks off into the RSVP card. Clever, and practical!
All the best with your upcoming wedding Jacqui and Mark!
Happily married to a handsome fellow named Tylor, she is a graphic designer, paper lover, hobby crafter, culinary adventurer and an all-round creative enthusiast.