September 27, 2009

Carolina Herrera's 2010 Masterpieces

Thanks to Carolina Herrera, the worlds of fine art and couture wedding fashion have collided—in a very good way. It's always a joy to see how fashion designers, season after season, continuously reinvent the entire concept of the wedding gown and still hang on to its innate romance as well as their individual style. Many of their choices inadvertently create subtle ripples in the sea of upcoming wedding trends for the entire industry. What an extra pleasant surprise today though, to see Carolina's haute 2010 fashions inspired by some of the world's most beloved painters, most of whom shook up our culture many centuries ago. We think the masters would be pleased to see the lines of art and fashion blurred in such an exquisite way.

September 18, 2009

Itty Bitty in the City

Recently we had the honor of designing sweet invitations for Connor's first birthday in Central Park. Connor's doting mom, Andrea, had an adorable idea to honor her sweet boy's big day with an "itty bitty in the city" theme, so we helped her introduce guests to the theme with a custom tiny invitation (at just 1.5" square.) It even came housed in a larger format teal envelope to exaggerate the tininess—so fun.

Andrea ran with the theme so tastefully too—seamlessly "thinking small" in her creation of delightful decor, favors and snacks. The best part is, she just shared these darling photos with us, captured by her talented friend Rafael Tongol Photography, and we couldn't wait to share them. What a perfect summer day in the Big Apple.

Invitation Photos courtesy of Neysa Ruhl Photography; Birthday Party Photos courtesy of Rafael Tongol Photography

September 9, 2009

A Shout-out to Sprouts

Today, we're highlighting one of Giddy's favorite creative partners in the world of inspired weddings: Sprouts Floral Design Studio. Founded in 2000 and owned by the uber-creative and completely lovable Joni Sherman, Sprouts is the go-to florist in Cincinnati for truly original and impeccably refined florals. Her show-stopping bouquets and arrangements are not only layered with exquisite (often never-seen-before) goodies, they're also made from the highest quality product available—and it shows. Dabbling even further with alternative materials and containers, you simply can't predict what kind of grooviness Joni will create. Our advice is to describe the vibe you're going for and let the floral whiz just do her thing.

Photo 1 Tine Hoffman: TM Photography; Photo 2: Bluebird Photography
Photo by Tine Hoffman: TM Photography
Photo by Tine Hoffman: TM Photography
Photo by Tine Hoffman: TM Photography
Photo by Tine Hoffman: TM Photography
Photo by Neysa Ruhl: Neysa Ruhl PhotographyPhoto by Neysa Ruhl: Neysa Ruhl Photography