28 December 2010

Schedule } Email and Web Inquiry Blackout Planned

Hope your holidays are everything merry & bright!!! We have a planned email and web inquiry blackout scheduled for 12/28 thru 12/31. We will respond to messages as soon as we're back up and running on the first of the New Year!

Cheers to 2011!

IMAGE COURTESY OF: MARTHASTEWART.COM

21 December 2010

Press } Blogged by Sweet Cakes by Rebecca

Today our good friends over at Sweet Cakes by Rebecca featured their fab cake creation based on our papery for Sarah and Josh's glam ranch wedding. See the full post over on the Sweet Cakes by Rebecca blog.

One of the really fun pieces for this wedding was the cake topper! Custom made by us to coordinate with Sarah & Josh's monogram and wedding suite. Super glittery and a fun unique creation to your wedding day sweets!!

Call for your custom cake topper today!

20 December 2010

Schedule } Holiday Break

Stephanie J Designs is on Holiday break until the New Year!!! We are returning calls and emails during our break, however consultations will be scheduled after January 10th. Cheers to everyone who has supported SJD this year and years of old!!! Without you our little bespoke paperie would not have enjoyed it's continued success!!!!

24 November 2010

Events } More Lavish and Fabulous Pics!

Fab Fearon with Fearon May Events sent over some pics of my goods to post on my site!! Hope you enjoyed checking out all the pics from Lavish and Fabulous. :)

Photos Courtesy of:
Moulin Rouge by Sharpe Photographers
Heavy Metal by XSIGHT Photography

Schedule } Thanksgiving Holiday

A quick note to mention our studio will be closed Wednesday, November 24th 2010 through Sunday, November 28th celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with our family and friends. We will return to the studio Monday, November 29th.

Happy Thanksgiving!

23 November 2010

Recent Creations } Celebrating Love Abroad

Sometimes ... I have to wait a whole year before I can share what I've been working on!! And that can be realllllly difficult for someone who isn't all that great with waiting to share my day-to-day design projects. Don't want to give away dates, details & locations before my clients big days take place!

That brings us to this little invitation! When Marianne contacted me from {literally!} the other side of the world to create her wedding day invitations I was thrilled! She was referred to me by one of my clients from 2009 that had nuptials in India. Love, love, love working with clients abroad! Definitely gives you some perspective when you're working on a map detailing the Indian Ocean, Paris, Madagascar to name a few - the world is much, much grander than my little bubble of Northern California.

For Marianne and Olivier it was a merging of France & Egypt ... they were looking for something to bring together their origins and how they got to where they are today. Thus, an emotional map of sorts! Taking guests on a little tour of where they were each born, grew up, went off to school, where they met, where Olivier proposed, etc. ... all the way to where the wedding would be held.

And ... I got to stretch my 4 years of high school French {with a lot of help from Olivier}!! Because the invitations were made in English and French. Soooo much fun!

Congrats Marianne & Olivier!!

Events } Lavish and Fabulous - Moulin Rouge

The pics for the final table I worked on at Lavish and Fabulous are up on the website! I can't grab pics to post here on my blog for some reason ... sooooo you'll have to hop on over here to view.

Items created by SJD included an invitation, banner and place cards.

The front of the boxed invitation was designed with a feathered boa, taffeta ribbon bow and gold filagree heart pendant with a Swarovski Rivioli crystal. Inside, the invitation was mounted on a layer of black and antiqued ivory paper. The interior top and bottom of the box was tailored with a luxurious pin-tucked taffeta fabric.

The little banner shouted, "CAN! CAN! CAN!" with feather boas and ribbon tying the individual panels together. Came out super-cute!

Place cards were set beneath an acrylic table top and set down into the floral table ... really an awesome effect! Each place card had a giant golden shadow Swarovski Rivioli crystal set atop a ribbon sash.

Below are the amazing vendors that made this vignette come together ...

Creative Designer: Fearon May Events
Place Setting:
Tableaux Event Rentals
Drapery:
Studio B Event Designs
Lighting:
BP Productions
Linen:
Mimi & Co.
Invitation & Place cards:
Stephanie J Designs
Florist:
Bella Bloom

Cake: Shelton's Wedding Cake Designs
Designer Gown:
Miosa Couture
Hair & Makeup:
Salon Cabochon
Photographed By: Sharpe Photographers

PHOTOTGRAPHY COURTESY OF: SHARPE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Hot off the Press! } Real Weddings Magazine

The latest issue of Real Weddings Magazine is out!! We have a new goth-y vamp-y sorta pic featured in our ad. Yummy. Aimee & Jarrod's Malibu wedding was featured inside and yours truly handled the save the dates, invites and dessert tags {see original post here}. And ... we're tickled to have several product shots in the Style Files - Paper. Lolli-stick Dessert Tags, Wedding Invites, Custom Coloring Book & Crayon Pack, Table Cards and a Bridal Shower Invite!!

AIMEE & JARROD'S WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF: SARAH MAREN PHOTOTGRAPHY

20 November 2010

Recent Creations } Baby Shower Banner

Here's a little banner just whipped up this past week for one of my brides from 2007! She is throwing a baby shower for one of her girlfriends this weekend.

Super-cute banner for baby Carson! Nell gave me complete freedom within the color palette of chocolate & blues. I had some fun mixing solids and patterns of stripes, polka dots and plaid. Added in some fun shapes between the letters of ovals, squares and some chunky stars.

I hope it's a hit at the shower!!

Banner Pricing
$45 for the first 5 letters, additional $3.50 per letter thereafter
Custom letter shapes, papers, colors are available!

Events } Lavish and Fabulous - Heavy Metal

Next up from the Lavish and Fabulous event held on November 11th Twenty Ten ... the Heavy Metal Vignette.

Think industrial meets Rock ‘N’ Roll! A touch of glamor, lots of metal and a wild dress makes this vignette ROCK!

Items created by SJD included an invitation, monogram, place cards and table card.

The front of the boxed invitation was finished off with a a pleated satin ribbon, studded leather and a heavy chain for a truly rocker inspired look. Inside, the invitation was mounted on layers of a vibrant purple, gunmetal gray and finished off with a transparent black text printed overlay.

The guitar place cards were fabricated by Fearon's {of Fearon May Events} family business, O'Hara Metal Products. I chained clear name plates to the metal guitars as to not distract from the appeal of the raw metal. Super-cool ... I think! And added a little leather strap to the napkin to finish off the look with a little more black.

To see all the rockin' shots by XSIGHT Photography visit the Lavish and Fabulous website!

Below are the amazing vendors that made this vignette come together ...

Creative Designer: Fearon May Events
Place Setting:
Tableaux Event Rentals
Drapery:
Studio B Event Designs
Lighting & Cake Display:
Extreme Production Entertainment
Linen:
Mimi & Co.
Invitation & Place cards:
Stephanie J Designs
Florist:
Botanica Floral Designs
Metal Products:
O’Hara Metal Products
Catering:
Lounge on 20
Cake:
Village Cake Shoppe
Designer Gown:
Miosa Couture
Hair & Makeup:
Salon Cabochon
Get Flipped!:
San Francisco Photo Booth
Metal Picture Frame Box:
Created by
Fearon May Events
Photographed By:
XSIGHT Photography

PHOTOTGRAPHY COURTESY OF: XSIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

19 November 2010

Events } Lavish and Fabulous -All You Need Is Love Vignette

Remember that glam event I mentioned a week or so ago?? Pics are rolling in!!! First up ... the All You Need Is Love Vignette.

This space is inspired by the TV show Mad Men on AMC. The design for this room started with the daisy theme chandelier that was found at Ikea and really took over from there. Combining the fab era’s of the 50′s and 60′s and a twist of 2010 into one amazing retro chic vignette.

I had such a blast creating the invitation, menus, place cards, poster, dessert bar tags and hand-sewn fabric flower pom-poms for this spread!!!

The boxed invitation was hand-finished in a modern-yet-retro black and white fabric, inside was finished with a yellow and white polka-dot fabric with the paper part of the invitation in matte black and white. The front of the invitation was finished off with a thick black double-faced satin ribbon and a little yellow and white polka-dot fabric flower pom-pom.

The menu's were affixed to each one of the individual floral arrangements placed at each place setting. Fab idea from Katie with Ambience!

Place card - slash - snazzy soda-pop beverage! Oh, yeah. Super-cute floral fabric pom-poms were attached to each of the soda pop bottles in alternating black/white and yellow combinations. The actual little place card flag was attached to the vintage green and white paper straws. You know I am a huge fan of those little straws!!

Poster! What can I say? Measures 24x36 affixed to foamcore for stability on a matte bright white paper. I am such a fan of pop-art and this added just a little touch of whimsy to Rebecca's {with Sweet Cakes by Rebecca} aaaaamazing dessert bar. The dessert bar tags came out super cute too - I created those in alternating yellow/white and black/white to mix it all up a bit. Rebecca and I were emailing into the wee hours making sure no detail was overlooked - hello!! the couples monogram is even on the sugar cookies!!! Love.

My absolute favorite ... would have to be those little fabric flower pom-poms!! Soooo, much fun to make ... look for them soon in the SJD Shop!! We're planning on making 4 different sizes to choose from.

To see all the grand shots by Carmen Salazar Photography ... visit the Lavish and Fabulous website!

Below are the amazing vendors that made this vignette come together ...

Creative Designer: Fearon May Events
Furniture & Place Settings:
Tableaux Event Rentals
Draping:
Studio B Event Designs
Designer Gown:
Miosa Bridal Couture
Invitation & Place cards:
Stephanie J Designs
Linens:
Mimi & Co.
Catering:
Scott’s Seafood
Cake & Desserts:
Sweet Cakes by Rebecca
Lighting:
BP Productions
Florist:
Ambience Floral Design
Beverage: Johnny Walker & Tanqueray
Hair & Makeup:
Salon Cabochon
Photo Booth:
San Francisco Photo Booth
Photographer by:
Carmen Salazar Photography

PHOTOTGRAPHY COURTESY OF: CARMEN SALAZAR PHOTOGRAPHY

02 November 2010

Recent Creations } Barn Chic Papery | Part 1

Loved how this invitation turned out! Sarah and Josh were super-fun to work with and were open to anything and that made my job as designer a dream. Their wedding planner Michaela with PLUSH is super-sweet and a workhorse on wedding day!

This post is all about the invite {their save the date was featured previously here} and Part 2 will feature the reception paper and a cake topper that was sooooo much fun to create.

The invitation was pink, pink, pink and touches of antique and champagne gold. Little custom heart monogram to coordinate with the brand of the family ranch. LOVE that. The map had to be my favorite part with a little layout of the entire wedding location - complete with little pink barn animals here and there.

We used mainly metallic finish papers, because Sarah was all about the sparkle! Soooo much fun ... can't wait to share reception details.

Congrats {again!}, Sarah and Josh!!!