Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Behind The Scenes: Juliana and Nicolas

It's no mystery that I'm a big fan of modern art and design. I love how clean lines, simplicity and minimalism can make just as bold a statement as ornamental design, it's all a matter of great typography and what you do with all that white space! So when Juliana and Nicolas came to us looking for just that aesthetic, I was excited to revisit all my favorite modern inspirations from furniture giant, Knoll to many of my favorite artists and designers whose work resides at the Cooper Hewitt and Moma Museums.

To start with, the invitation would celebrate the couple's different heritages and the cities they had called home. It also needed to be tri-lingual and incorporate all three languages (English, French and Portuguese) in equal importance throughout all pieces of the wedding stationery. Now that was a challenge that we were excited to tackle! This week I'm excited to share a brand new behind the scenes of the invitation suite we created for them!

We decided early on that an accordion-fold style booklet would be the perfect construction on which to apply our graphics because of its architectural lines and many surfaces for us to tackle the placement of the different languages.
 
We designed a unique system of modern icons to represent the different languages (Eiffel Tower for French, Sugar Hill for Brazil/Portuguese, etc..). These icons came apart for the different language designations and then locked up together to form the couple's very own insignia.


When designing graphics for the different cities (Rio, Paris and New York), we wanted to make sure that the imagery and illustrations we used were fresh, contemporary and not cliche in any way which is why we decided on abstract snapshots of icons from those very cities instead of more recognizable ones. This also prompted the guests to examine the invitations a little closer and take them on a journey from the beginning to the end and from front to back.


And finally, the finished product! We used ultra-textured watercolor like paper to create a unique surface for us to apply the modern graphics on. Using foil stamping and letterpress printing on different shades of paper also allowed us to play with different effects from matte to shiny and metallics.
Click here To see more pictures of Juliana & Nicolas' custom wedding invitations!


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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New Designs for The Wedding Collection!

At Atelier Isabey, we're always looking to create fabulous and innovative invitations for couples across a wide spectrum of styles, looks and budgets. Being a studio that specializes in custom work, it's always fun to see the trends that emerge season after season. This summer, we're proud to launch three brand new designs that have just been added to our Wedding Collection lineup! We're now bringing gorgeously crafted foil stamping and laser cutting to the forefront of our collection so that you can get the luxe look from within our pre-existing design collection!

The three designs hold three different and very unique looks.  Combining traditional elegance with opulent scrollwork and gold detailing, our Palais invitation design evokes a perfect balance of regal beauty with a timeless chic look. The invitation suite features lush deep letterpress printing and gold foil stamping on luxurious thick papers, perfect for any lavish and ornate affair.



Our second design is a a boldly Art Deco wedding invitation. The Ellington design pairs stunning black and white graphics with luxurious combinations of letterpress and foil stamping on crisp white papers. Perfect for a 1920s inspired wedding or a fashion forward couple looking to make a statement with a uniquely glamorous look.


Last but not least, one of our most exciting new ventures of the season has been bringing one of our bestselling laser cut designs into our collection. Our new Monarc wedding invitation design has our signature intricate lace motif and now comes in a rainbow of new colors to match to your wedding color scheme.



Here's just a peek at some of the new colors we're offering!



For more information on the Atelier Isabey Wedding Collection visit our website.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Styled Shoot: Baiting Hollow Farms

We were thrilled when we were recently invited to participate in a horse meets vineyard styled shoot taking place at Baiting Hollow Farm in New York. One of my favorite sports growing up was horseback riding and I started riding as early as age 7 (showjumping and dressage among other disciplines), well into my late teens so the thought of drawing inspiration from horses was oh so exciting to me! I was even more intrigued when I heard the story of the horses of Baiting Hollow Farm. The Farm is actually a rescue shelter which has saved countless horses from the slaughterhouse by giving them a new home and a second chance. They fund the shelter by selling fantastic wines which are also grown on their vineyard. The most endearing thing I noticed was how they have named all of their wines after the extraordinary rescue horses. How wonderful is that?

This shoot is all about vintage and chic farm meets horses. Headed by the talented photographer Elisabeth Millay, the collaborative team was amazing in bringing every aspect and detail to life! Take a look for yourselves!







Invitations and Stationery Atelier Isabey | Venue Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard | Wedding Dresses Carol Hannah | Floral Design and Styling Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design | Cake Lisa Vivo Custom Cakes | Makeup Stacie Ford Weddings | Hair Rhyan Bledsoe | Models Ashley Vasicek & Jordan Brooke Ostrander | Jewelry Judith Jack | Groom's Suit Nautica

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Behind The Scenes: Gigi and Peter

Having studied and been a design student in New York City, I've long been a fan of modern and urban art. I have to say, the city has no shortage of gorgeous visuals from street art and murals to the fine art and gallery scene of downtown Manhattan and I love it! When Gigi and Peter came to us for their wedding invitations, they were looking not only to celebrate the joyous occasion but also celebrate their personal style and love for edgy art. They were in love with everything from grunge and graffiti art to the works of vanguard artists like Shepard Fairey and Jean-Michel Basquiat. So we were oh so excited to create something extraordinary for them! I pulled from all the inspiration I knew and places I visited while studying at Parsons School of Design in the East Village to create something both memorable and true to spirit for their big day. Take a look at our behind the scenes!


Click here To see more pictures of Gigi & Peter's custom wedding invitations!


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

Also don't forget that we have extended our Honeymoon giveaway to the end of the month! There's still time to sign up for an invitation suite with Atelier Isabey and be eligible to win a four night stay for two at the magnificent Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. Click here for more details!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Honeymoon Giveaway: Extended!

We've extended our Atelier Isabey Honeymoon Giveaway special to the end of the month!

This giveaway offers one lucky couple a chance to win a fabulous four-night getaway for two at The Brazilian Court Hotel and a Dinner at the renown Café Boulud in Palm Beach, Florida. We're giving away this incredible trip to one lucky couple that signs up for an invitation suite with Atelier Isabey from March 28 to May 31st!

What if you're not in New York? Well, you don't have to be in New York to participate in this offer. Basically, any couple signing up for an invitation suite with us from March 28 to May 31 will immediately be eligible to win the prize!

Click here to contact us about your wedding invitations!



Monday, April 23, 2012

Real Wedding: Timeless Elegance in Bali (Part II)

We're excited this week to share part two of the gorgeous Bali wedding of Gladys and Henry. As you can seem after an incredible outdoor ceremony (did you see that amazing view?), the guests proceeded to a stunning tented reception filled with lush flowers, chandeliers and luxurious details! We just love how everything came to life with the vibrant use of pinks, creams and blush tones. It's hard to imagine a more romantic setting!






Wedding Invitations Atelier Isabey | Wedding Coordinator The Wedding Company | Photography Ira Lippke and Samuel Lippke | Venue Khayangan Estate, Bali | Attire Vera Wang and Barney Cheng | Cake Ixora Cakes Catering  M&M Innovative Catering | Entertainment Innonation Productions and The Three Waiters

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Check out our portfolio!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Real Wedding: Timeless Elegance in Bali (Part I)

After being in the wedding business for years, I can comfortably say that we've seen and participated in countless gorgeous weddings all around the world. From New York to London, Africa to India and as far as Australia, we can say that we've worked on and seen a whole lot of unbelievable events! But every now and then I have the pleasure of working with a wonderful couple on a wedding that totally blows me away! Gladys and Henry were a really sweet couple we met with remotely (they live in my hometown, Hong Kong!) who were getting married in Bali. We worked together with them and their amazing wedding coordinator, Michele Li of The Wedding Company to create fabulous handmade silk wedding invitations. Each and every invitation was individually hand bound out of imported Dupioni Silk fabric and letterpress printed in gorgeous shades of pink, blush and ivory. What a statement!

When I saw the pictures of their wedding, it literally took my breath away! It doesn't hurt that the incredibly talented Ira Lippke was there to capture the details and moments of their special day. I couldn't bear to condense these pictures into just one post so we're going to be doing a two post special of this spectacular wedding. Now take a look for yourselves!











Wedding Invitations Atelier Isabey | Wedding Coordinator The Wedding Company | Photography Ira Lippke | Venue Khayangan Estate, Bali | Attire Vera Wang and Barney Cheng | Cake Ixora Cakes Catering  M&M Innovative Catering | Entertainment Innonation Productions and The Three Waiters

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

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Real Wedding: Dreamy Wedding at Buttermilk Farms

I'm excited to share this gorgeous wedding today of one of our couples who tied the knot last August at Buttermilk Farms and Spa on the Hudson River Valley. Larissa and Richard came to us looking for elegant and romantic wedding invitations that would perfectly match the sophisticated look they were going for. We designed a unique lavender version of our beautiful Romance design that complemented their look to perfection!

Something that threw a real curve ball was the arrival of Hurricane Irene that weekend. Not many brides have to plan for a Hurricane on top of everything else!! Though rain is a sign of good luck in most cultures, many couples might have gotten disheartened or let it ruin their day but I'm so glad to see that Larissa and Richard were able to not only make the most of it but get some of the most amazing pictures too! The result is dreamy, ethereal and gorgeous!







Wedding Invitations Atelier Isabey | Photography Parker Young | Venue Buttermilk Farms Inn and Sp

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

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New York Weddings Event 2012

Atelier Isabey is so excited to be participating again this year at the New York Weddings Event on March 28th!

There's so much you have to think about to ensure your special day is extraordinary—why not find a way to make it easier? The New York Weddings Event does the legwork for you, bringing together the most creative and stylish wedding service providers for one incredible evening.

As you sip cocktails and stroll through the Metropolitan Pavilion, you'll discover the city's top jewelers, caterers, photographers, bridal fashion designers, stationers, planners, and much more.


It's the most exciting wedding event of the year!




Here are the details..

The New York Weddings Event
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 5:00 - 8:00pm

Location: The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, New York


Read more about the 2012 New York Weddings Event and buy your tickets now!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Atelier Isabey Honeymoon Giveaway

We've been buzzing with excitement and preparation for a very special announcement and promotion we've put together that we are thrilled to unveil today! It's been in the works for the past few weeks so without further ado, we're proud to announce Atelier Isabey's very first Honeymoon Giveaway! The event will kick off on March 28th in combination with our annual showcase at the New York Weddings Event at the Metropolitan Pavilion!

This giveaway offers one lucky couple a chance to win a fabulous four-night getaway for two at The Brazilian Court Hotel and a Dinner at the renown Café Boulud in Palm Beach, Florida. We're giving away this incredible trip to one lucky couple that signs up for an invitation suite with Atelier Isabey from March 28 to May 11.


What if you're not in New York? You don't have to be at the New York Weddings Event to participate in this offer. Basically, any couple signing up for an invitation suite with us from March 28 to May 11 will immediately be eligible to win the prize!

Click here to contact us about your wedding invitations or click here to learn more about the New York Weddings Event!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Real Wedding: Bahamas Chic

Around this time last year, our first Bahamas bound bride and groom exchanged vows on beautiful Harbour Island. Joanna and Peter came to us looking for unique wedding invitations that perfectly captured the spirit of their destination wedding whilst also maintaining a traditional invitation look and feel. They loved the idea of keeping the invitation card traditional and timeless, with crisp, engraved hand-calligraphy, and then celebrating the fun of the Bahamas on all the invitation accessories, such as coral inspired design motifs, personalized coat of arms and the hand-painted map we created just for them! We were so thrilled to see how everything tied in perfectly together and what a chic, not to mention memorable wedding it was!












Invitations Atelier Isabey | Coordinator and Event Design Exquisite Events | Venue St John's Church, Harbour Island | Photography Ray Santana and Nakai Photography | Shoes Christian Louboutin