Monday, November 28, 2011

Fantasy Twilight Wedding: Bella and Edward

Along with millions of women around the country, I have to admit that Twilight has been a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. Hailed as a modern day Romeo and Juliet, there's not denying that the books as well as the recent movie adaptation have captivated fans from all over. So when the Breaking Dawn movie was released this Friday I was excited to see the wedding of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen come to life on the big screen. And boy was it beautiful! It also got me thinking of what I would have done for the wedding styling and wedding invitations. So today, in honor of my guilty pleasure, I've put together a Twilight Fantasy wedding. From dress to flowers and invitations to centerpieces, here is our Atelier Isabey vision of Bella and Edward's wedding day.

Our Zara invitation suite (designed for our The Pressroom & Co. partnership) seemed to click perfectly with the overall look and feel of our fantasy wedding vision for Bella and Edward. The design features classic calligraphy and romantic decorative swirls, reinterpreted with a dramatic twist using silver inks to mimic moonlight on midnight black paper. Mysterious and dramatic, but oh so chic!

To see more fantasy weddings by Atelier Isabey, check out our Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Fantasty Wedding.

Images courtesy of
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn | Fairy Song Gown  by BHLDN | Hypnotic Poison by Dior | Swank Productions | Zara by Atelier Isabey (for The Pressroom & Co) | Preston Bailey | Manolo Blahnik | Gail Garceau Weddings | Michael Norwood Photography | Swank Productions | Green Wedding Shoes | Zara by Atelier Isabey (for The Pressroom & Co) | Odyssey by Temple St Clair | Ron Ben Israel | David Schwartz Photography

To get more information about our Zara design
Check out our The Pressroom & Co!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Invitation Inspiration: Chandeliers

There's something that's so undeniably glamorous about a wedding that uses chandeliers and crystals as a centerpiece to the overall look and design. Recently we had the pleasure of working on a gorgeous wedding invitation that did just that! With chandeliers and crystals as a starting point, we brought in fabulous materials, techniques and printing to take that idea to a whole new level and make a unique statement. I've decided to share our invitation and invitation moodboards today along with some of our favorite chandelier inspiration and event design. From crystal studded shoes to dazzling, chandelier filled rooms, these pictures just take my breath away.

I love how each image showcases a different spin on the exact same idea! Like using light, color, texture or just an unexpected twist to give the same theme a new freshness. On our invites, we used metallic foil printing, on mirrored paper to mimic the way crystals reflect light in a candlelit room, and laser cutting to showcase the intricate chandelier, dangling from the ceiling. The result is nothing short of show-stopping and unbelievably glam!

Photos Courtesy of
The Becker | Reasons to Breathe | Atelier Isabey | Mds Floral Design | The Cake Parlor |
Christian Louboutin | Leigh Miller Photography | Critsey Rowe Photography |
Emily Riggs Bridal | Jessica Claire Photography

For more ideas and examples of our custom wedding invitations,
Check out our portfolio!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Real Wedding: Vintage Summer Wedding

This week's real wedding features a delightfully romantic wedding that took place at the beautiful Cairnwood Mansion in Pennsylvania. Dina and Leo established early on that they wanted to focus on creating an intimate event surrounded by only their closed friends and family so when we began creating their wedding invitations, we embraced that idea along with the bride's love for all things vintage. The color palette of rich marigold, honey and yellow tones complimented the summer season and brought a vibrant twist to their special day. And what a day it was! Just take a look at their gorgeous wedding photos!

Needless to say, I'm such a fan of how they were able to bring in bright colors and accents yet still maintain the beautiful vintage and timeless look they were going for. And how gorgeous are those fuchsia colored shoes?

 I always love seeing how designs we create get translated into wedding decor, details and even cakes! Take a look at how our unique invitation monogram and motif were applied to the cake!

Photography: Laura Novak Photography
Invitations: Atelier Isabey
Event Designer: Offshoots

Catering: Fastivities Catering
Venue: Cairnwood Mansion

For more ideas and examples of our custom wedding invitations,

Check out our portfolio!