Wedding

New Wedding Lookbook!

New Alicia's Infinity Wedding Stationery and Jewellery Lookbook

Hot off the press! My new Wedding Lookbook is officially ready for distribution! It features my illustrated stationery, one-of-a-kind jewellery and brooch bouquets. I’m so excited and proud to show it off ¬†ūüôā

If you know any brides-to-be, I’d really appreciate you sharing this with them!

Create an Etsy Wedding Registry!

When you’re getting married, you’re expected to register for gifts at the typical stores for home goods. ¬†That’s all good if you need those items, but nowadays many of us have been living together before we tie the knot, and already own pots, pans, sheets, etc. ¬†So, for those of you who are in that situation, there’s no need for you to register for more of what you already own, you can register for fun things to decorate and bring personality to your home!

I wish I had known about this when I got married – you can create a wedding registry on ETSY for all the little handmade goodness, vintage and crafty items you could ever want for your new home together! ¬†You can get artwork to frame, hand-knitted pieces, screen printed tea towls, decorative dishware, and that’s just the start! ¬†Directions to start are here, but all you need to do is sign up for a registry and browse as usual, but you can click “Add to Wedding Registry” instead of “Add to Cart.”

Here are a few of my favourite etsy finds for the home:

Owl Tea Towels
Owl Tea Towels

 

Handmade Ring Holder
Handmade Ring Holder

 

Custom Wedding Artwork
Custom Wedding Artwork

 

Cutlery Garden Markers
Cutlery Garden Markers

 

Hand Knit Pillow
Hand Knit Pillow

 

Mason Jar Spoon Rest
Mason Jar Spoon Rest

 

Have fun browsing and creating your wishlist on Etsy, one of my favourite online shopping sites!

Vintage Inspired Wedding Décor

I have a wonderful guest blogger post today from the lovely, Lianne!  She has put together some inspiration and ideas about the perfect, vintage style wedding!  Enjoy:

Your wedding day is a big milestone, it’s a day all about you and the things you love and cherish. So it’s no surprise that vintage style weddings are so popular all around the world, they’re the right amount of girly and can be described as sophisticated & stylish. You don’t have to break the bank either, lots of budding brides actually make their own decorations with friends and family to make their day not only more personal but also more cost effective. Below are a few examples of vintage d√©cor ideas that any blushing bride can make or get their hands on.

Table Plans

Table plans are really important to think about at your wedding, everyone is going to look at them so you want them to be as clear as they can be. Giving the tables their own ‚Äúnames‚ÄĚ or colours can really help, displaying the tables visually can be quite fun, you could even get your children or your friends children to draw you some pretty pictures to go with your seating plan.

Vintage Table Decor

Wedding Flowers

These vintage wedding flower ideas are just divine. You don’t have to have them as your centre piece or even your bouquet, just having them lying around here and there can make the look go from plain to fabulous. They add that much needed colour to your surroundings and can smell amazing.

Wedding Flowers

Wedding Props

Props add something special to your wedding, it makes the ceremony more personal to yourself and the people around you and can make the day feel more homely. Little signs or tables with tea sets on them can really shine through when decorating your vintage wedding. Let your creativity take over, make your surroundings the way you envision them to be.

Vintage Wedding Props

Vintage Wedding Props

Wedding Cakes

Everybody loves a cheeky cake or two, so every wedding should have a smell selection of them for guests to tuck into and take home with them just to top the day off. You can buy or make your own decorations, from small dainty flowers to lace patterns and edible pearls. They’ll look so good you won’t want to eat them!

Wedding Cakes

Wedding Favours

Every wedding should give out wedding favours to show your wedding guests your appreciation of them being there for you as you turn from Miss into Mrs. Home-made pots of jams or sweets are a fun little gift, or even just small personalized notes to say thank you. It’s the least you can do and it doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg to do.

Wedding Favorus

Vintage Jars

These can be used for all sorts at your wedding and are visually pleasing. They can hold flowers or sweets on tables or they can be dotted around with candles in to create an awesome atmosphere. You can also have lanterns hanging from the ceiling, or trees if you’re having an outdoors wedding.

Vintage Jars

For lots of planning inspiration visit Hitched for ideas and styling!

Hamilton Halton Wedding Show

This past weekend I participated in the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show, and would love to share some photos! ¬†I met some LOVELY brides(and grooms)-to-be, as well as some fabulous vendors. ¬†It’s always nice to be face-to-face with my clients and get feedback on my work! ¬†It’s also great to see the latest trends and inspiration from the industry pros ūüôā ¬†My favourite booth was Sue Gallo Designs¬†with her stunning florals and vintage decor from Warehouse 84. ¬†I also loved the new addition to She’s So Beautiful‘s collection in their “Two Birds” bridesmaids dresses! ¬†All in all, a great show, and I’ve already had some quote requests!

Here are some of my favourite photos from the weekend:

Hamilton Halton Wedding Show Illustrated Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods       Hamilton Halton Wedding Show Alicia's Infinity Wedding Jewellery - one-of-a-kind and custom!

 

Hamilton Halton Wedding Show Alicia's Infinity      Hamilton Halton Wedding Show Wedding hair fascinator - can be customized!

Hamilton Halton Wedding Show Sue Gallo Flowers      Hamilton Halton Wedding Show Alicia's Infinity

p.s. I need to get better at this blogging thing ūüėČ

Alicia’s Infinity Wedding Stationary is featured in weddingbells.ca!

I am THRILLED to tell you that my wedding stationary, chalkboard and jewelry designs are currently featured on weddingbells.ca! ¬†What a fabulous photoshoot, thanks to Event coordinator, Shealyn Angus from¬†Bliss Events¬†and photographed beautifully by Tamara Lockwood. ¬†This is perfect for the bride who wants to feel like she’s in a woodland fairytale!

Fairtytale Wedding - illustrated escort card - Alicia's Infinity

 

Fairytale Wedding - table     Fairtytale Wedding - illustrated chalkboard - Alicia's Infinity

They did a gorgeous job capturing that fairytale look and feel with the white birch trees, feathers, flower
cupcakes and whimsical Baby’s Breath flowers.¬†Click¬†here¬†for more Alicia’s Infinity stationary samples!

Fairytale Wedding - bride    Fairtytale Wedding - illustrated wedding invitation - Alicia's Infinity    Fairtytale Wedding - illustrated table number - Alicia's Infinity

Fairtytale Wedding - napkin ring jewelry - Alicia's Infinity

Shealyn even used my necklaces as napkin rings Рhow creative!  This whole look is so soft, beautiful and just lovely.  Great collaboration, I hope to be part of many more like this!

 

Photography courtesy of Tamara Lockwood Photography.

Vendors
Bridal gown: Ines di Santo
Cake: Amy Pelley from Grace Cakes
Event designer and floral design: Shealyn Angus from Bliss Events
Groom’s tux: Top Man
Hair and makeup: Maria Delduca Hair and Makeup Artistry
Stationery: Alicia’s Infinity
Table rental: The Prop Room
Venue: Leslie Street Spit Trail

Planning a Wedding?

Spring is in the air, which means that wedding season is just around the corner! ¬†Some of you may be planning a wedding, so maybe my new illustrated infographic will get you even more excited than I’m sure you already are! ¬†It’s a little guide of 10 steps to plan a wedding, in a pretty, girlie way of course!
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Planning a Wedding Infographic

Lace Decor & New Wedding Invitation Design

Weddings represent and celebrate the love between a couple, so you want to show off your best side! Whether it be through your dream wedding gown, gorgeous flower arrangements, or beautiful wedding art for your invitations, you want your big day to be tailored just right to fit your taste and aesthetic.

I believe that having a theme, or at least a colour palette, is the most important part of planning a wedding (or any event for that matter).¬† It can really make a celebration at any price point feel cohesive and perfectly put together. ¬†The¬†wedding invitation design is¬†the first piece of your wedding that your guests will see. ¬†It absolutely sets the tone for your big day, so it’s helpful and comfortable to maintain that feeling and tone when the guests arrive at the venue for your wedding. ¬†My new teal¬†wedding invitation design combines two of my favourite things: teal and lace!

Alicia's Infinity Teal Lace Wedding invitation design   KJ & Co. Vintage Rentals

Keeping within the same tones and colour family is an easy and beautiful way to do so, but there are also more creative ways such as having some key icons throughout the day and decor. ¬†Since I’m in love with lace and aqua, for example, you could have lace watercolour¬†wedding artwork, lace decor with antique letterpress notes, antique lace jewellery, centrepieces¬†of lace wrapped antique aqua bottles filled with white poppies, and of course, cupcakes with decorative lace icing!

Patricia's Cake Creations     Alicia's Infinity Teal Lace Wedding jewellery design

When you mix other elements, like poppies and aqua glass, with the antique lace, it gives it a fresh and feminine feeling!  Just use whatever it is you love, and it will be beautiful!

Photo Credits:
“XOXO Lace” by¬†KJ & Co.
Patricia’s Cake Creations” by¬†Corina V.¬†Photography
Alicia’s Infinity Invitation and Jewellery