Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sealed With A... Fleur-de-lis?

Birthdays have always been a BIG deal in the Ferrai Family; therefore, when my sister turns 30 (come February 19), you better believe a ruckus will be made. In preparation for the big day, my mother and I have tag-teamed to produce a wonderful weekend in wine country, something my wine connoisseur sister will adore. My sister also has an adoration for the color purple, gold, and the fleur-de-lis (okay maybe not an adoration, but she really likes these things).

As an early birthday present, I decided to make handmade custom invitations that had Tiffany's name all over them. After a quick trip to Paper Source the crafting began...

The envelopes were lined with purple tissue paper for a softer and more feminine look

The birthday girl's favorite symbol was used to seal the invitations with gold sealing wax

Cheers to the Birthday Girl!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Guest Book Gone Digital

In the day of age where most individuals are more incline to watch television before reading the newest best seller, it comes as no surprise that wedding traditions are following suit. Meet the newest guest book...

"Years from now, you could flip through an album of well-wishes and scan all the handwritten names. Or you could flip the switches on your computer and watch your guests in action. Devote a corner of the event space to a video photo booth: set up a digital camcorder, leave a movie clapper and dry-erase pens for guests to write their names, and let them raise a glass and talk a blue streak. For a seamless background, hang a large white piece of fabric or paper" (Winter 2011 Edition of Martha Stewart Weddings).

Check out Keira & Dan's digital guest book featured on The Knot to see what fun this new take on an old tradition can really be.