Monday, March 31, 2008

The perfect combo...not quite

A veil and sand dollar table numbers...okay, so not quite the perfect combo, but that is what we shipped out today. Of course, it was to two different brides, but I thought the visual was entertaining!

The veil was a very simple design of ivory, cathedral length tulle, to be worn of the top of the bride's head. Mary's wedding is later this year, but she wanted it for her final fittings and hair preview.

Onto the sand dollar table numbers...Karen is getting married in Florida and wanted to add a touch of real sealife to her tables. I've done these for other brides, but Karen wanted her table number to be in gold, so that is what we did. These are freestanding, real 3" sand dollars with the table number hand detailed onto the front of the sand dollar. Below is a picture of these that I did for another bride. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Historic Day

Today, Handmade by Allison was a showcased vendor at the Historic Inns of Annapolis Wedding Show. It was held at the beautiful Governor Calvert House on State Circle. There was a great bride turnout and we're looking forward to working with some "Historic" brides!

On another note, the website will be updated at the beginning of every month with a featured wedding or vendor. In April I'll be showcasing Lana & Hunter's wedding from December of last year. Here's a taste of what's to come!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

So we meet again...

Today, I had the pleasure of meeting with Katherine and Matt...for a second time. We met last year, at my old favorite meeting spot -- the cafe inside Barnes & Noble, regarding their December 2008 wedding. Today, Katherine and Matt had the opportunity to sit down in the new studio and re-visit all of the wedding items that Handmade by Allison is creating for them....and boy are there a lot of 'em! Katherine is a very organized bride and brought her wish list back to me today with a few updates and additions. I really think their wedding is going to be spectacular. Below is a picture of their save the date...this will give you a taste of their style and colors. Happily ever after!

Friday, March 28, 2008

It's a Navy Thing

As many of you know, Annapolis is home to the United States Naval Academy. Since Handmade by Allison is based out of Annapolis, we have a lot of brides who get married at the Naval Academy Chapel. Today we wrapped up an order for Regina and Joseph who are getting married there in a few short months. Regina's invitation is a folder style invite in navy blue, with celery and white accents. The monogram tag on the front, invite panel and response card incorporate my hand sketch of the dome of the chapel.

Hope you enjoy the pictures of Regina's invitation!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Welcome to Handmade by Allison's Blog!

Well, I've done it now! After watching many fellow wedding vendors blog their days away, I've decided to enter the world of posting. I hope it will be a place where my current clients can see their designs come to life and give potential brides the opportunity to learn a little more about Handmade by Allison.

I hope you enjoy the posts, pictures and more!

So, in my first post, I wanted to share a picture of Kim's invitation, which we just finished today! These unique pocketfold invitations include a pool colored square pocket, lime accents, natural raffia and gerber daisy accent. We love this invitation and can't wait to see what Kim thinks on Saturday when she picks them up from our studio!!