Wedding Inspiration :: The Blue Lagoon

I love collaborating with other wedding vendors, and I have to admit the email that I received from Renee from Renee Hollingshead Photography just about made my year!  She was getting ready to leave on a trip that would take her to Iceland, Germany, Italy and more!  And, asked if I was interested in designing paper for a styled shoot in one of the locations.  Well, I just about broke my finger clicking “RESPOND” to her email…so I could say, “YES!”

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Having had a few weddings in Italy this year, I decided to take on an invitation for a new locale — Iceland!  At first I was thinking ice, fur and snow, but I kept coming back to this one image I saw when I Googled Iceland.  It was a picture of the Blue Lagoon…gorgeous light blue water with a hint of green.  So, water was on my brain and I just decided to take a leap of faith and pull out the watercolors.

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I am not an artist by any stretch of the imagination, but I do love art in all forms and love to play with new techniques.  So, I decided to watercolor every part of the invitation I was designing.  I painted the cardstock, the envelopes and even the satin ribbon.  There was a lot of trial and error, but really, in the end, I was over the moon with the outcome and was thrilled to hand over my creation to travel with Renee to Iceland.

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The amazing part of this whole story is that Renee took these photos on my 40th birthday.  That was probably one of the best gifts that I received this year!!  Thanks Renee and I can’t wait to follow my paper to Iceland very soon!

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