Open, Unwrap, Enjoy

Hang on to your hose-panties, because you are in for a visual treat!  I’ve been working with a wonderful client for over a year now and we finally received the invite suite that we have been working so hard to perfect!  Nichole of Nic.Roc. Designs created the most fantastic, tactile experience for an invitation, our hearts are all a-flutter! So, sit back and watch the magic unfold!

As you open the mustard colored box decked in custom stamps, an adorable, custom sticker affixed to a delicate Kraft-brown tissue greets you.

Open the tissue to find a hand-sewn pouch (fabric courtesy of Santa Fe Fabrics, woop woop!).

Inside of the pouch is another bundle of goodness…

…tied with a simple jute bow.

Yup, that is a slice of wood, laser-engraved with a beautiful tree and the details for the bride and groom’s special day! My favorite line is “As best friends become husband and wife.”

A heart carved on the tree!  Pinch me, it’s so sweet!

Brightly colored RSVP and Details cards finished with another custom stamp for the reply card.  Like a cherry on top!

Can you imagine if this showed up to your door!?!  What a delightful experience to unfold!  I think it is a great way to let guests know that they are in for a very special wedding, with layers upon layers of beauty to be appreciated throughout the evening! Till soon…


Ricki & Geoff



























Remember this amazing invitation suite?  Well it set the tone for Ricki and Geoff’s earthy and colorfully-rustic celebration.  LaVonne of Adorations botanical created the most stunning floral displays and installation.  She took our request of “mismatched, über-rustic, eclectic and bountiful” to a whole other level by incorporating mosses, succulents, rocks, books, wrought iron planters, railroad ties, filament light bulbs, mercury glass and artichokes to name a few.  We were able to source a chalkboard globe that guests could write their well-wishes upon for Ricki and Geoff and Ricki’s mother crocheted about 1000 doilies to adorn the ceremony benches and other installation pieces.  Ricki and Geoff’s main priority was that their guests have a great time!  Guests were treated to a decadent meal and the elaborate dessert was highlighted by a flaming crepe bar.  As a nod to Geoff’s favorite, In n’ Out, guests were served late-night snacks from the classic California staple.  The sounds of PopVinyl had the dance floor packed till the wee hours!

Geoff + Ricki :: The Rancho Bernardo Inn from Modern 8 Films on Vimeo.

Photography~ Chrisman Studios / Cinematography ~ Modern 8 Films / Invitations, Programs, Menus,~  Nic.Roc. Designs/ Make-up~  / Bride’s Dress ~ Melissa Sweet / Bride’s Headband ~ Jennifer Behr / Bridesmaid’s Bouquets ~ Bedouin / Ceremony, Cocktail and Reception Location~ Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA / Tenting ~ Raphael’s Party Rentals / Linens, Chargers and Lounge Furniture ~ Concepts Event Design ~  / Floral Design~ Adorations Botanical Artistry / Lighting Design and Sound~ MSI / Band ~ Pop Vinyl / Cupcakes ~ Marisa’s Cakes / Vintage Umbrellas ~ Bella Umbrella / Photobooth ~ The Portable Photo Booth