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Sarah Parrott, Rhode Island Vendor: Invitation Designer Website: Parrott Design Studio About Me: I am the designer & printer behind Parrott Design Studio, specializing in custom letterpress and screen printed wedding and event invitations, stationery, and paper goods. With a background in non-profit marketing & art history, I began the studio in 2006 in my small apartment in Providence, RI. Since then I have moved to a studio built my fiancé, acquired a Golding Jobber letterpress, & have been happily printing ever since. I grew up in Portland, Maine, and I have always had an affinity for the ocean, mountains, birds, gardening, & the simple life. When I am not printing, I can be found somewhere outside with my fiancé & playful pup.
About Sarah @ Parrott Design Studio

Happy Fall! I love this time of year. These invitations were a new take on some previous invitations. I find I often do not take photographs of designs I have already done, because I feel like I am repeating content, however, with different color combinations & additional pieces, the suites end up looking quite different.

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This couple had a small wedding at a private home on Lake Tahoe this past summer. With gerber daisies as the main flower at the wedding, they became the main feature for the wedding invitation in a vibrant yellow ink contrasted with chocolate brown and olive green.

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Kristy Rice, Pennsylvania Vendor: Invitation Artist Website: Momental Designs About Me: I remember drawing by flashlight way past my bedtime as a young child – I never stopped. For me creating art is not an act but a lifestyle. I am passionate about creating moments on paper, my home, loving my hubby and believe you can never have too many fantastic handbags.
About Kristy @ Momental Designs

In addition to contributing to Weddingbee PRO I also write for my own blogs, RiceInk and Muddy Brushes.  I thought it might be fun to share my favorite project from Muddy Brushes each week.  Head over here to read more about the story behind the gallery name!

So this week it is Janelle’s project that really wowed me, largely due to the subject matter honestly.  Janelle’s celebration is taking place in Sedona, AZ,  one of the most beautiful places on earth.  She requested that a red rock landscape be incorporated into her Vintage Lace Tree wedding invitation.

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Janelle’s favorite quote was included in the wrap design:

“I will bring you water if you will share your wine and I will feed your heart if you promise to feed mine and so we will dance together until the end of time.”

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Sarah @ Parrott Design Studio's Picture
Sarah Parrott, Rhode Island Vendor: Invitation Designer Website: Parrott Design Studio About Me: I am the designer & printer behind Parrott Design Studio, specializing in custom letterpress and screen printed wedding and event invitations, stationery, and paper goods. With a background in non-profit marketing & art history, I began the studio in 2006 in my small apartment in Providence, RI. Since then I have moved to a studio built my fiancé, acquired a Golding Jobber letterpress, & have been happily printing ever since. I grew up in Portland, Maine, and I have always had an affinity for the ocean, mountains, birds, gardening, & the simple life. When I am not printing, I can be found somewhere outside with my fiancé & playful pup.
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A Wedding Under the Cosmos

September 16th, 2009 @ 5:37 pm by Sarah @ Parrott Design Studio

Hi there! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. We went up to Brimfield on Sunday, and we left tired & disppointed. It was the last day of the last show of 2009, so that may be the reason. We are going to give it another try in May 2010.

Before the weekend I sent off another beautiful invitation suite to a couple in Tennessee who are getting married at the Cosmos Club in Washington D.C. The club began as a society that embraced the sciences and the arts and is located in a Beaux Arts mansion. While inspired by the ornate architecture of the building and its rooms, we decided to focus on the word “Cosmos” and shoot straight into the galaxies! Shelley and her fiance, Willie, were looking for a real “deep space” feel to their invitations, so I used hundreds of stars in various shapes and forms to surround the words of the invitations.

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Kristy @ Momental Designs's Picture
Kristy Rice, Pennsylvania Vendor: Invitation Artist Website: Momental Designs About Me: I remember drawing by flashlight way past my bedtime as a young child – I never stopped. For me creating art is not an act but a lifestyle. I am passionate about creating moments on paper, my home, loving my hubby and believe you can never have too many fantastic handbags.
About Kristy @ Momental Designs

It seems like forever ago I created the very first Momental Hydrangea Wedding Invitation for Kelley, my fabulous managing assistant. The artwork was small and stunning and seemed to inspire a continuing interest in this lofty bloom from that point on.

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The first Momental Hydrangeas as created for Kelley.

As the years passed, my hydrangea artwork has evolved to be included in what we now call the Big Bloom Collection. Big paint strokes contrasted with fine painted detail epitomize this collection.  The bloom has come a long way for us, but holds a special place in my and Kelley’s hearts for sure!

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From the big and lush to petite and refined, hydrangeas have been interpreted a variety of ways at the studio.  Earlier this year I created a bold black and white pattern for Tamie’s custom stationery collection (top right) mimicking the silhouette of my ivory hydrangea illustration.

Is there a flower being used in your planning that holds special meaning for you?

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Kristy @ Momental Designs's Picture
Kristy Rice, Pennsylvania Vendor: Invitation Artist Website: Momental Designs About Me: I remember drawing by flashlight way past my bedtime as a young child – I never stopped. For me creating art is not an act but a lifestyle. I am passionate about creating moments on paper, my home, loving my hubby and believe you can never have too many fantastic handbags.
About Kristy @ Momental Designs

For this week’s Inspired Ink, I called on the amazingly talented Janie of The Bride’s Cafe and Janie Medley Flora Design!  I am sure you are all familiar with the edgy, romatic style featured on her daily blog in addition to the artistry she weaves into each of her floral creations.  Janie sent over a few of the newest images of her favorite bouquets captured by Katie of Open Air Photography.

Read more here about Janie’s new line of greeting cards - stunning idea!

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Sarah @ Parrott Design Studio's Picture
Sarah Parrott, Rhode Island Vendor: Invitation Designer Website: Parrott Design Studio About Me: I am the designer & printer behind Parrott Design Studio, specializing in custom letterpress and screen printed wedding and event invitations, stationery, and paper goods. With a background in non-profit marketing & art history, I began the studio in 2006 in my small apartment in Providence, RI. Since then I have moved to a studio built my fiancé, acquired a Golding Jobber letterpress, & have been happily printing ever since. I grew up in Portland, Maine, and I have always had an affinity for the ocean, mountains, birds, gardening, & the simple life. When I am not printing, I can be found somewhere outside with my fiancé & playful pup.
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Set Sail Wedding Invitations

September 14th, 2009 @ 10:30 am by Sarah @ Parrott Design Studio

Sometimes a week just slips right by, especially when I am trying to get projects out the door.  As a follow up to my recent letterpress post, here is the final product!  John, the groom, was a friend from college {go PC!}. He and Kelly were both on the sailing team and still love to sail so it was only natural their wedding would be inspired by the sea. They are getting married at the chapel on PC’s campus followed by a reception at the Conanicut Yacht Club.

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Sarah @ Parrott Design Studio's Picture
Sarah Parrott, Rhode Island Vendor: Invitation Designer Website: Parrott Design Studio About Me: I am the designer & printer behind Parrott Design Studio, specializing in custom letterpress and screen printed wedding and event invitations, stationery, and paper goods. With a background in non-profit marketing & art history, I began the studio in 2006 in my small apartment in Providence, RI. Since then I have moved to a studio built my fiancé, acquired a Golding Jobber letterpress, & have been happily printing ever since. I grew up in Portland, Maine, and I have always had an affinity for the ocean, mountains, birds, gardening, & the simple life. When I am not printing, I can be found somewhere outside with my fiancé & playful pup.
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A New York Fete

September 10th, 2009 @ 8:31 am by Sarah @ Parrott Design Studio

I had the great honor of printing the lettering of the ever-talented Betsy Dunlap. I tell you, I get quite a thrill out of printing hand-drawn artwork and hand lettering! But let us start from the beginning of this design process.

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Rae, the super creative Art Historian & bride, initially contacted me to do her save the dates {okay, so that is the only pic I took of them, but they kind of looked like these}. Once those were complete, she sent me a folder full of wonderful and inspiring photos including arrangements by Saipua, work of her favorite artists, and one image entitled “calligraphy.” I took one look and knew it was Betsy’s lettering. After viewing Rae’s images I could see she was going for a very organic, flowing look, and I knew she had to work with Betsy. And she did!

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Cynthia Converse, Syracuse, NY Vendor: Invitations Website: Bella Figura About Me: Bella Figura is a wind-powered, eco-friendly letterpress shop committed to the fine artisanship of letterpress printing and the environment. Along with our sister company, Smock, we print our wedding invitations and stationery on only the finest luxury cotton and bamboo papers to ensure the most beautiful of prints in sight and to the touch, while working tirelessly to do our little piece for the good of the earth. We are hopelessly in love with our abundant collection of cast iron presses, farmer's markets, fall in Upstate NY, creating beautiful heirlooms for our brides, businesses that do good for the world, calligraphy, spending time in nature, contributing to the greater letterpress community, our rambling studios in a converted warehouse turned artist's haven, and our two year old in residence. Turning invitations into art on paper while dedicating ourselves to the environment is not what we do, it's who we are.
About Cynthia @ Bella Figura

We recently printed some fabulous letterpress invitations for our friends at StudioWed in Atlanta. A custom design by Debra Saba of Luxe Expressions (who also shared these amazing photos by Project Duo with us), these invitations were for a recent StudioWed event inviting couples to come in and meet the wedding professionals who call StudioWed home. I love the bright shades of purple and the fun, festive feel of their event. And cookies and cream topped cupcakes? Delicious!

Lovely Lettepress Invitations for StudioWed

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Sarah @ Parrott Design Studio's Picture
Sarah Parrott, Rhode Island Vendor: Invitation Designer Website: Parrott Design Studio About Me: I am the designer & printer behind Parrott Design Studio, specializing in custom letterpress and screen printed wedding and event invitations, stationery, and paper goods. With a background in non-profit marketing & art history, I began the studio in 2006 in my small apartment in Providence, RI. Since then I have moved to a studio built my fiancé, acquired a Golding Jobber letterpress, & have been happily printing ever since. I grew up in Portland, Maine, and I have always had an affinity for the ocean, mountains, birds, gardening, & the simple life. When I am not printing, I can be found somewhere outside with my fiancé & playful pup.
About Sarah @ Parrott Design Studio

Hello!  I hope you had a fun, long weekend.  While I did get some relaxation in with a little camping trip, I spent a lot of the weekend printing.  The wedding invitations I am printing are for friends.  They were interested in seeing the letterpress process, so I took a few photos and decided to share them with you!

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I mix of all of my inks by hand using the Pantone Matching System {PMS}. This specific blue is PMS7459 which actually corresponds with Paper Source’s Lake.

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Kristy @ Momental Designs's Picture
Kristy Rice, Pennsylvania Vendor: Invitation Artist Website: Momental Designs About Me: I remember drawing by flashlight way past my bedtime as a young child – I never stopped. For me creating art is not an act but a lifestyle. I am passionate about creating moments on paper, my home, loving my hubby and believe you can never have too many fantastic handbags.
About Kristy @ Momental Designs

It is time for another Inspired Ink!  Read more here and here to catch up with my previous creations!

While making my morning blog rounds (as I like to call it) earlier this week, I checked in with one of my absolute favorites, What Juneug Loves, to discover a post on the very talented Kathy Wright and Company.  I often get lost in the luscious photos included in each of Christy’s posts (this time was no different), but after reading a bit I discovered that the hydrangeas in these magical bouquets are hand-painted!

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