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Faryn & Mike’s Engagement Party Signs

engagement party sign from bright room studio

What do you get when you combine newly engaged awesome friends, burritos and a couple drinks, wood slabs painted with chalkboard paint and chalkboard pens? Well, you get some pretty fun hand-lettered signs for a wonderful engagement party!

Faryn and Mike are great friends of ours and it has been so fun celebrating their engagement. Faryn is all about trees and a rustic vibe and Mike is hilarious (I called him giggles growing up….sorry to reveal that to the world :) ). So we had some fun with these chalkboard signs for their engagement party last month.

I can’t wait until their wedding and I know we’ll have lots of design projects together before then. So get excited for lots more rustic fabulousness!

complimentary engagement party signage

engagement party signs

Congrats again, you guys!

Photos by the bride-to-be herself, Faryn David Photography. Hand-lettered signs by Bright Room Studio

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Rachel’s Lavender Wedding

Bright Room Studio reached a big milestone last month. Our first client got married! Remember our lavender and kraft bride Rachel?

She was so kind to send over this stunning teaser photo for me! Her invitation was inspired in part by her dress and the lovely subtle striped seams in her tulle skirt. How amazing is it to finally see the invitation with the fabulous dress that inspired it!

rachel's lavender wedding invitation

Photographer: Sean Morrison

I can’t wait to see photos from the rest of the day! Congrats to Rachel and Chris!

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And the winner is….

First of all, thank you to everyone who entered our Love is Love giveaway! It was so fun to read all of your stories!

I spent this last weekend at my friend’s wedding (remember her sparkly invitation suite?). Seeing these two so in love made me even happier to be able to give this custom suite to a happy and in-love couple.

So without further adieu, I’m thrilled to introduce Becky and Allison!

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Alison and I met three years ago while working at a summer camp. I had been on staff there for 6 summers at that point, and joked that I was there to find the love of my life. It took a few sessions for us to really notice each other, but once we did, we knew that we had something special. In the past 3 years, we’ve weathered the loss of her father, 2 years of graduate school for me, and many months of long distance. Now we’re living together in Nashville and getting ready for a big transition! I am finishing up school as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and plan to work with children, adolescents, and young adults. Al is trained in sustainable agriculture and loves her work in youth development. Our future will be full of chickens and goats and gardens and children smiling! Total dream.

 On December 23, she proposed to me at sunrise at the top of a mountain in North Carolina, with my sister and her brother hidden away in the bushes snapping pictures. It was magical– she managed to have our whole family in town AND keep it a surprise. We’re planning our wedding up there for June 14, 2014.

How adorable are they?! I can’t wait to meet them and begin their design! Maybe an invitation suite full of chickens and goats and gardens… :)

Missed this entry? Never fear! I’m offering 10% off all design services for same-sex couples until the end of July! Just mention this giveaway when you contact me!

Thanks again for all the love!

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Love is Love: Deadline Extended

I come baring good news this Monday morning: I’m extending the deadline on our Love is Love contest! You have one more week to enter to win a custom designed invitation suite! Enter by July 8th!

I look forward to hearing your stories!

Was that enough exclamation points for you? :)

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#LoveIsLove

Today is a pretty big day here in California. Prop 8 was overturned and gay marriage is now legal in California. It is a big step towards equality that I’m happy to be witness to.

One of the things I love most about my job is that all my clients are enjoying some of the happiest moments of their lives. There’s really nothing better than love. My wedding day was the happiest day of my life and I’m thrilled that so many more people will be able to experience that same joy.

In celebration of this exciting day, I’m doing a little giveaway. Actually, kind of a big giveaway. I would be honored to give one same sex couple a free custom invitation suite design.

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Couples will pay for all printing and hard costs, but all design work and coordination will be totally on me. To enter, comment below or email loveislove at brightroomstudiodesign.com with a little bit about you and your fiance(e) by July 1st. I can’t wait to hear from you!

See my work at brightroomstudiodesign.com

Image Source: Ken Kienow

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Pattern Play

The wedding blog Engaged & Inspired holds a special place in my heart. I blogged for it during my own wedding planning, I’ve worked with one of their bride bloggers on her invitation (more on that VERY soon), and Allison and I even have some projects in the works! It is still a regular on my blog-checking list, and I was instantly obsessed when I saw this recent post.  One of the bride bloggers worked with a designer to create a custom pattern for her wedding, using her colors and style inspiration with fun touches personal to her and her fiance’s relationship. I’ve always been a big fan of fabulous patterns and think this idea is incredible. There’s so much you can do with it!

Of course, you can incorporate it in your invitation suite. Line the envelopes, print it on the back of your invitation or keep it a bit more subtle with a patterned belly band.

patterned invitation details

She’s planning on taking it to Spoonflower (a site I seriously need to use sometime soon) to have fabric, wallpaper and giftwrap made with the fabulous pattern. Love it. How amazing would it be to include your pattern on table linens, photobooth or ceremony backdrop or wrapping for your favors? From bold to subtle, the possibilities are pretty endless.

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patterned table linens

patterned favors

Have I mentioned yet that I’m obsessed with this idea? Who wants to do it with me?!

Invitations: striped liner / blue liner / triangle belly band 

Backdrops: dessert / ceremony / photobooth

Linens: table / napkins

Favors: box / seahorse

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Inspiration to Invitation: Gold and Silver

I think I’m very behind on my inspiration to invitation series! Today I get to feature the invitation suite I created for my fabulous college roommate. She’s wanted silver and gold, formal but still fun.

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cheers / ribbon / candlesticks / hearts / foil / reserved

We played with confetti and sparkle but ended with gold foil stars and silver-grey letterpress. Silver and gold envelopes and shimmery paper for the details added the perfect final touches.

I can’t wait to see how the whole wedding comes together…less than a month away!

Christina and Greg's Gold Foil Invitations from Bright Room Studio

Christina and Greg's Gold Foil Invitations from Bright Room Studio

Christina and Greg's Gold Foil Invitations from Bright Room Studio

Christina and Greg's Gold Foil Invitations from Bright Room Studio

Christina and Greg's Gold Foil Invitations from Bright Room Studio

Christina and Greg's Gold Foil Invitations from Bright Room Studio

Christina and Greg's Gold Foil Invitations from Bright Room Studio

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Hawaiian Wedding

Hawaii week is coming to an end—I know, I know, it’s only Wednesday, but I’m leaving on a jet plane tomorrow! Since we’re going to Maui to celebrate my amazing friend and college roommate’s nuptials,  I thought it would be apropos to put together my dream Hawaiian wedding mood board. I’m sure her wedding is going to be ten times as beautiful as this board, but I sure wouldn’t mind this romantic tropical wedding, with weathered driftwood, floral crowns, umbrellaed cocktails and all. It also really makes me want to design some ethereal and tropical wedding invitations….

hawaii wedding mood board

aisle / bride / driftwood / table setting / invitation / cocktail / watercolor

What’s your dream wedding?

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Inspiration to Invitation: Stephanie’s Bridal Shower

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I was lucky enough to spend the first part of my weekend with my bff in stunning San Luis Obispo and then spend the second half with my honey celebrating our 10 year dating anniversary! I’d say it was a pretty good weekend.

Today’s installment of Inspiration to Invitation features the bridal shower invitation for my wonderful friend and college roommate! She’s getting married in Maui (!) so we wanted something with a tropical feel, without going over-the-top with palm trees and hibiscus flowers. I think the hand-drawn flowers and string lights are the perfect solution and are highlighted perfectly with the green, purple and pink color palette. I tried to incorporate a little bit of a travel feel as well with the layout of the event details.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for my pina colada already.

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Inspiration: crest / sunset / merci / string lights / flowers / illustration / happy / flowers

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Print It Digitally

Letterpress is  a big trend these days, and for good reason. The textured printing is beautiful, luxurious and has a built-in sophistication. But it is also expensive, so I have brides coming to me asking for equally beautiful flat, or digital, printed invitation for a more budget conscious, yet still custom and personal, look.

Digital printing can be really stunning. It has some great benefits too, in my opinion. You have a lot more freedom with colors (most letterpress only uses a couple of colors), textures, backgrounds and shading. How stunning are all of theses? And while I often show off digital printing as a way to have more fun with color, I’m seriously loving the way it looks with a simple black or navy text on cream paper. So many options!

I’m about to send off some invitations to be digitally printed so this won’t be the last you hear about digital printing from me!

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