The Inspiration: St. Barths Wedding Style!

The Destination: St. Barths  The Location: Eden Rock Hotel The Occasion: Miriam & Sacha’s Wedding!!!  The Inspiration: Love Birds

This couple was adoringly known by their friends as family as ‘Les Amoureux’, which in French means ‘The Lovebirds’. After hearing this I was immediately inspired to take this gorgeous phrase, along with her French heritage and his romantic streak, to a whole new level. By infusing French + Romance + Beach I coined the name of the wedding ‘Deux become One’.

Miriam wanted to bring the softness of bleached peacock feathers and color range of pastel ombre linens. I have hand dyed ombre table runners and fabric chandeliers before and love being able to find brides that encourage custom commissioned pieces. We talked about bringing in the simplicity of the beach but adding a chic and opulent vibe to it while infusing a bits of black for a modern twist. To incorporate the ‘Love Bird’ theme we wanted to bring in bird cages and feathers but give them an updated look for a fashionable twist. From our detailed inspirational pow wow’s I created these inspiration boards to communicate our direction to the vendors on St. Barths. Relying on images to tell a story is extremely important, especially in this case when there was a huge language barrier.

Flower Credits: JL Designs, Elegant by Design, Studio Fiore.

Sculptural Elements and Sketches by Heather Pando of Little World Design, formerly of Krislyn Design.

**If you have been featured in these inspiration boards and not properly credited please email and I will update credits promptly.

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Invitation to Celebration: Contemporary Classic Wedding Stationery featured in Exquisite Weddings Magazine!

Recently we were asked by Catherine Bachelier Smith, wedding planner extraordinaire and someone I’m proud to call a friend, to create an invitation and complete wedding suite for two of her special clients. When I met with the couple and started asking for inspiration about what they love, who they are as a couple and how I can translate ‘them’ into my designs,  I received quite a whirlwind of thoughts. Contemporary, modern, vintage florals, classic, incorporate the grooms Moorish heritage. Combining a multitude of contrasting inspirations is always a challenge, a challenge I love!!! View the invitation and a few gorgeous photos of their wedding here but also make sure to catch it in the latest issue of Exquisite Weddings Magazine.

From the inspiration of the Moorish tiles and some contemporary fabrics I illustrated two custom pattern that were incorporated throughout the invitation and wedding stationery. The die cut invitation was wrapped in a laser cut wood grained paper and adorned with a separate green and gold foiled disc designed in the same ornament as the pattern. Wendy Ware Calligraphy addresses each envelope in her chocolate brown elegant script for the final touch.

Collaborating with other planners is always such a delight and gives us a chance to meet other talented individuals in the wedding industry. Whether we contribute the invitations, total event decor or even candy and dessert bar styling, we always love being able to work  along side others we inspire or that we’re inspired by.

Invitation: Invitation & Wedding Stationery by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations, Calligraphy by Wendy Ware

Coordination & Collaboration: Catherine Bachelier Smith, CBS Weddings

Photographic Interpretation: Wedding photos by Paul Barnett, Invitation photos by Christine Chang

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Celebration Inspiration: Jean Paul Gaultier for Roche Bobois

When I heard that one of my favorite fashion designers, Jean Paul Gaultier, was combining his creative genius with one of my favorite furniture designers, Roche Bobois, I was giddy with delight. Gaultier proved his talents again in the interior design world with his new collection featuring modular sectionals with gorgeously illustrated and graphic textiles. Combining various style inspirations and genres to create surprising juxtapositions is what drives me in each and every event and invitation design. Seeing this mixture of modern, Parisian, Eastern,  Moroccan, and nautical is making me giddy with new design ideas! View the gorgeousness below.

For a modern, posh event,  create the perfect lounge by combining low seated lounges filled with plush throw pillows and various textiles and patterns. Mix patterns, shapes and sizes and then keep enjoying them after your special celebration in your own living room or bedroom.

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Inspiration to Invitation: Rachel Leigh Showroom Invite

We were recently asked by the amazingly talented jewelry designer Rachel Leigh to create an invitation that they could send out to their buyers to show off their brand new showroom and jewelery lines. Rachel gave me such great inspiration such as her love of ikat style patterns, Moorish inspired shapes, pinks and oranges and of course, her gorgeous jewelry! She came up with the adorable idea of gifting her guests with a single Rachel Leigh earring in the invitation and offer for them to collect its other half when they arrived at the event. With this inspiration and direction I designed a piece with the ultimate goal in mind of showing off her jewelry as the centerpiece. So, from the inspiration to the creation of the invitation, here you go!

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