Thursday, December 23, 2010

MHW is on a holiday break!

I've informed my current brides and have made it a point to add it to the end of my estimates that have gone out in the last couple weeks that I will be taking time off from 12/24 to 12/31. During this time, I will not be generating proofs. I will, however, be checking my email to provide estimates and answer any questions. You'll probably see me on twitter, so keep in touch that way. :)

May you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2010 has been very very kind for me (I'll elaborate more on that later) and I'm so excited to see what's in store for 2011.

Now, I have to pack to head back to snowy Ohio. It's going to be quite the change from the mild California "winter" we've been experiencing!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Etsy Finds

It's too easy to get lost on etsy with all the great finds. Seriously, there is some great stuff on there. And, of course--there's some stuff on there that leaves me saying, "people buy this?" Today, I was checking out all the different sashes. I'm still trying to decide if I want to add one to my dress for a little something extra.

Here are three that I was drawn to:

I love the pop of color that this blue flower adds. This sash is simple yet fun, and it's one of our wedding colors...score! It runs $95, not bad.

This sash is all kinds of elegant. While I do not consider myself a flashy crystal kind of girl, I love this. And, you can customize the ribbon color to fun it up some. Perhaps a nice aqua or red? This sash is a little more, but the added detail is worth it at $149

The last sash that caught my eye looks like the first two sashes I picked had a love affair. It mixes the fun of the flower with the elegance of stones and is $148 (right in the middle of the other two!). I'm going to be wearing pearls, so I like the idea of having them in my sash and fascinator (which I will be looking for next). This one is great because I can possibly throw it on something in the future. The etsy page shows it on the strap of a dress, which could be cute on a simple black dress later on.

What do you think?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Featured Testimonial: Teal!

Teal and I worked together at an ad agency in Columbus. She was one of my last brides before we made the trek across the country to San Francisco. She had such a great vision of her wedding, which was held at the oh-so-amazing Venue at Smith Brothers. It was a lot of fun working with her on her wedding stationery and I couldn't be more pleased with how they came out. The "Tea for Two" invitations have quickly become my new favorite design!

Here's what Teal had to say:

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Marit through work. A colleague mentioned that Marit designed her wedding invitations and suggested I speak with her about my upcoming event. It was a blessing. Marit listened to what I envisioned and made smart suggestions to help polish the design of our Save the Date cards, invitations, RSVP cards and more. She also helped with reception details and designed beautiful place cards, table numbers and bar/station menus that matched our invitation design. It pulled everything together beautifully. Our guests loved the details. Marit worked quickly when I made some last minute requests and was able to execute beautifully almost overnight! My new husband and I would recommend her to any couple looking for beautiful and detailed work for their special event.
- Teal and Todd

Go check out Teal's wedding photos on her photographers blog--they're beautiful!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New invitation design!

I am so excited to share this new invitation with you. I had the opportunity to work with Teal to create a custom invitation design for her vintage yet modern wedding in Columbus, Ohio. We met over lunch and talked about all the details of her wedding, from the venue and the flowers to her beautiful lace dress and wedding colors of gray/orange. And how cute is it that both their names and her new last name all begin with "t?" These were all elements that I wanted to play up, while still keeping it sophisticated.

After a few rounds of designs, this is what the couple chose to represent their big day. I am calling this design "Tea for Two," a double reference hinting at the lace/doily pattern and the amazing couple I was able to work with to create it!
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This invite will be on my website soon, but you can purchase a sample now on etsy.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December is ready to download!

Oh my goodness, I can't believe Christmas is only FOUR weeks away. Being in California is playing tricks on me, as it does not feel anything like the holiday (other than seeing all the trees strapped to roofs of cars we passed over the weekend). Looks like I should probably start my shopping!

Speaking of which, my calendars are on an extended Cyber Monday sale through the end of this week. They are regularly $12, but are selling for $8 on my etsy site.

December's calendar is based off of my Blooms and Stripes invitation. What you're seeing here is obviously the stripes. :)


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