Monday, September 25, 2006

Coming soon to a computer near you!

Liz's Invitations
Originally uploaded by bridedesign.
Be on the lookout later this fall for the revised website. I will be sure to share this exciting launch with all of Bride Design's friends and clients the moment we go live. Recently, I had a talented local photographer, Crystal Petrisak, take photographs of my work for the new site. The result was a fresh look at the many styles and options Bride Design offers.

I loved Crystal's take on this modern and distinctive invitation I did for Elizabeth and Jessup, a bride and groom from Wisconsin. From the urban colors and graphic details to the sharp-looking brad fasteners and vertical shape, this invite truly reflected the fashion-forward tastes of this unique couple. Just as I work hard to express the singular style of each couple, family, individual or business that Bride Design works with, Crystal's shots similarly capture the authentic design approach I bring to each and every invitation, stationery suite, and event accessory I create.

The new website should launch right around the same time that I'm due to welcome another new and eagerly anticipated creation into the world, my second child! I am looking forward to the arrival of both the new site and the new baby and the adventures that await my business and family in the year to come.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Edible InvitationsTM

Edible invites
Originally uploaded by epmdesigner.
Back in March, I promised to blog about Bride Design's collaboration with Jen Comfort of She Takes the Cake. That month, we debuted our Edible InvitationsTM at Syracuse Wedding Magazine's bridal show at the Lodge at Welch-Allyn in Skaneateles and were met with great enthusiasm. After the launch, we were recently featured as a "Women TIES Success Story" in the Spring 2006 Women TIES Newsletter.

Starting at $10 per invitation, hostesses can send their guest a unique custom made cookie printed with the time, date, and location of the event. Pictures and art work can also be printed on the cookie. Shrink-wrapped, tied lovingly with tissue paper and ribbon, and enclosed in a high-quality A7 mailing box with a decorative sash, these invitations hold up well in the mail. And as the Women TIES article noted "...they are just as good as they look."

Just in case a guest can't wait to consume Jen's delicious sugar cookie/shortbread combination recipe, a printed paper invitation is also included along with the cookie. Tailored to the individual needs of an event, edible invitations are perfect for bridal showers, bridesmaid luncheons and teas, birthdays and anniversaries, as well as weddings, corporate events, or any celebration that you'd like to announce with a deliciously different twist !

She Takes The Cake and Bride Design are the only source offering this new and (literally!) tasteful approach to invitations. Inquire today regarding this unique product by emailing Bride Design and She Takes The Cake have also joined forces to provide additional exclusive wedding services for the discerning bride. More on that in a blog to come. Happy planning!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Catch your cards in our new custom created cake boxes!

Cake Card Box
Originally uploaded by epmdesigner.
Guests always appreciate the unique details of a wedding. Instead of having guests drop cards in a plain old box, why not dress up your gift table with a custom designed cake card holder from Bride Design? Designer Erin Nowak takes you beyond the typical ivory, satin, and pearl-trimmed options by using tulle, silk flowers, lokta paper from Nepal, and a variety of ribbons and distinct embelleshments to create a functional faux cake that's just your style.

Available in one, two and three-tiered designs, cake card boxes are perfect for weddings, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, and more. They can even be created to match or compliment your actual wedding cake! For more information or questions about this one-of-a-kind way to collect your cards and monetary gifts, email Erin at Happy Planning!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Our Menu

Kristen's Table Numbers
Originally uploaded by bridedesign.
With the new year upon us, I figured it would be a great time to review the many services available at Bride Design. Besides custom designed wedding invitations, we also offer bridal shower invitations, wedding programs, place cards, table names or numbers, and menus. Hand bound guestbooks and albums that match a bride's stationery wardrobe, have also been very popular.

While we've always offered Save the Date cards, we've recently launched a line of Save the Date magnets. They're a stylish and functional way to keep your guests updated on the big day! Call or email for information or a quote today.

In addition to our bridal offerings, Bride Design Baby carries handmade announcements, baby stationery and thank you notes. Each design is as unique as the little person who inspires it! Recently Bride Design has also made a splash with corporate and charity event invitations.

Bride Design is booking up fast for 2006, so please email for a free consultation today. We've also begun scheduling for 2007 dates, so it's never to early to get on our calendar and begin thinking about the perfect invitation for your event! Thanks for all of your business in 2005! I look forward to hearing from you!!!