Monday, March 30, 2009

Historic Inns of Annapolis Bridal Show Pro Pics!

As "teased" and promised yesterday, Jen Lowe ( sent me some awesome pics she took yesterday at the Historic Inns of Annapolis Bridal Show. The overall theme and design for each table (and the ballroom itself) was courtesy of Raquel Shutt from Wedding Savvy ( We were happy to complete Raquel's vision by adding the paper accessories to the tables. Enjoy some of the phenomenal shots from the day! Thanks so much to Jen -- your detail shots rock!!!

Here's the Hollywood Glam table -- lots of white, ivory and gold! Luxurious!

Hollywood Glam invite in ivory pearl, gold and white pearl, adorned with rhinestone buckle

This menu has an ivory pearl backing, gold and white pearl top layer and is adorned with a gold Swarovski rhinestone!
Place card in white pearl with gold Swarovski rhinestone
Doesn't this table number look awesome hanging from the birch branches and orchids?!?
This Deco Indian inspired table was so awesome to see come together. The mint green, spiced red and gold colors really popped on the table.

A triangle shaped place card with Indian henna-inspired design -- which we carried out through all of the items for this "wedding".

Ahhh!!! I'm in love with this with mint green backing with white pearl top layer that is imprinted with coordinating design.
And, here is the pocket invitation we designed to coordinate with this the corner design elements...which are carried through onto the monogram tag that closes the pocket.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Teaser for Tomorrow

We attended the Historic Inns of Annapolis Bridal Show today and designed the accessories for two unique tablescapes in the ballroom. The fabulous Jen Lowe from jlowe photos ( was there for the event too and as always, was my own personal paparazzi. Jen is sending me pics tomorrow afternoon, so check back for some awesome shots from the "Indian inspired deco" and "Hollywood glam" tables.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Anchor Accessories

We started working with Amy & John in July of 2008 and can't believe their wedding has already come and gone. We've blogged about their save the dates and invitations in previous posts. This post is a nod to all of their anchor themed accessories. We created table numbers, menus, a custom guest seating chart, programs and favor tags for their big day. Amy & John used our favor tags and tied them to organza bags that had a iced cookie with their pug's picture on it, too cute! Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Green with Envy!

March 2009 has been our busiest month yet (which means we're a little behind on our blog posts...) Being busy has meant working with new designs, new colors and some amazing new clients. Here are three items we finished working on in the month of March that are all in the green color family. Green isn't a color we work with often and we thought it would be fun to post it this month since St. Patrick's Day is such a Green-colored holiday. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

As Seen in...What's Up? Weddings

We had heard a lot about this article from the folks at What's Up? Weddings over the past few months. Little did we know that about two thirds of the invitations featured in the "You're Invited" article, in the new Spring/Summer 2009 issue, would be our creations! Wow!

Below are all of the pages from the article, along with a description of which invites are ours. The article was a little lean on details, so we wanted to make sure you knew which invites were Allison Barnhill Designs. Enjoy!

Our Designs: Starfish Pocket, Fall Skeleton Leaf and Gerber Daisy Pocket

Our Designs: Red &Gold Pocket, Black Tie, A&B, Green & Black Band Invite and Red & White Pocket
Our Designs: Compass Invite at top right and Naval Academy Dome Pocket at bottom left
Our Designs: bottom four invitations - Green Ribbon Band, Chocolate & Pink Pocket, Spanish Inspired Pocket and Sunburst Invite

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Creative Corners

Here is another custom couture pocketfold invitation that we created for our clients Katherine & Noel. This pocketfold invitation uses a champagne metallic pocket, beet colored backing layer, ivory invite panel with custom corners in sage. Katherine asked us to use the corner design on the invite panel and monogram tag to accent these sections of her invitation. Enjoy!

Monday, March 9, 2009

As seen in...minimagazine!

We just received a copy of "minimagazine: the classic issue" in the mail today and were so happy to see that the "it" girl article in this issue featured one of our custom monogram program designs. The article is all about classic and enduring monograms and we couldn't be more pleased with the inclusion of our design in the article.

Minimagazine is an adorable publication out of Pittsburgh, PA. Check out their website at Each issue has a theme -- this month's in "classic", next issue will be "color". Not only is the branding awesome, but the magazine itself is perfectly, palm sized! How cute!

The cover artwork and article are featured below. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Something Blue

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.... Sara and Jason asked us to create a blue & silver invitation with a hint of a soft yellow. So we used a blue pocketfold with a corner design on the invitation in the same color, a silver metallic backing layer and a maize yellow ribbon to create this couture creation for their upcoming June wedding. Enjoy!

Monday, March 2, 2009

The River Plantation Bridal Show

On Saturday, we attended the bridal show at Hunter's Oak, which is part of The River Plantation, located on the Eastern Shore. The event was an intimate affair with recommended vendors for the venue and brides who are having their wedding at the The River Plantation. We also had the opportunity to design menus, table numbers and place cards for two different tablescapes.

The first table used the white on white linens provided by the venue. We went with an English Garden theme, which worked out perfectly with the floral centerpiece.

The second table was a modern, black and white the polka dots on this one! Enjoy!