Friday, November 04, 2005


Winter Wedding
Originally uploaded by epmdesigner.
The holidays are a busy time here at Bride Design. We are hard at work designing mock-ups for spring and summer 2006 weddings. Each wedding is special, exciting, and a joy to work on. This year we're getting to work with some very cool themes, several inspiring color palettes and a wide variety of media. But there is more than just mock-ups going on these days!

Winter is close at hand, which brought to mind a lovely invitation I was honored to create for a wedding last December. Pictured here, it used embossed holly berry paper and a shimmering soft white envelope. The stylish ribbon resembled a bow on a Christmas gift and the envelope reminded me of newly fallen snow. In addition to wedding invitations, Bride Design gets into the spirit of the season by creating custom greeting cards and holiday party invites. Whatever your needs, we try to help make your stationery dreams happen. We might not be able to ensure that your letter to Santa makes it to the North Pole, but we can certainly help you put on the prettiest paper possible! Email us at if you'd like to find out more about holiday offerings or Bride Design in general. Happy holiday shopping everyone!

Friday, September 02, 2005

Want to make your own amazing invitations?

Green Spirograph Invitation Suite, and Program
Originally uploaded by bridedesign.
Are you looking for designer wedding invitations but find yourself with a do-it-yourself budget? Would you like to celebrate an upcoming birth by creating one-of-a-kind announcements? Well you're in luck! Bride Design now offers custom invitation, announcement and stationery workshops in the Central New York area.

Erin Nowak, owner and principal of Bride Design, runs each workshop herself, sharing with you years of professional design experience and a few artistic tricks of her trade. Workshops are best with 4-8 people and will get you started designing and assembling your own invitations, announcements or stationery. Using a variety of unique papers, ribbons, brads and other specialty items, each participant will make 1-3 sample invitations. At the end of the session you will leave understanding several techniques that you can take home and use to create an invitation or announcement unique to your event or purpose.

Custom workshops can take place at your home, or location of choice. Fee for workshops is $35 per person and includes materials. You provide the hospitality and I'll bring the supplies and instruction to help you create and invitation or announcement with you own personal touch! To schedule a Bride Design Workshop today please email

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Fall is around the corner...

Kris' Invitations and Program>
Originally uploaded by bridedesign.
and things are busy here at Bride Design! Congrats and best wishes to all of my spring and summer brides. I had the pleasure of seeing pictures from a few of the weddings I created invitations for and each bride looked radiant and lovely.

Looking ahead to Fall, there is a lot going on. Please stop by and visit us from 1-4 pm on September 25th at Syracuse's Perfect Bridal Show at The Holiday Inn. My entire portfolio with be available for you to view at this event, so be sure to check out some of the items I offer in addition to invitations. I will have thank you notes, shower invitations, and save the date designs with me.

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology and the flexibility of Bride Design, please keep in mind that I can work with brides and grooms in almost any situation. I have worked with couples all over the country, most recently with brides in California, Ohio, Florida and Wisconsin.

Now is also the perfect time to start thinking about invites for winter 2005-2006 and spring 2006 weddings. It's also never to early to get a jump on finding the perfect invitation for your event. Please email for a free consultation today!

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Blogging for Brides

Erin's Wedding Suite
Originally uploaded by bridedesign.
I enjoy my personal blog so much that I thought I would start one for my business. It is my hope to showcase some of my work here. I also thought this might be another outlet through which I can communicate with brides and other clients. I look forward to a future of fun and profitable business blogging. Hope to hear from you soon!