Wednesday, November 12, 2014

samantha + brian // rustic winery wedding




for samantha and brian's paso robles wedding, we used florals in rich, vibrant colors and printed everything on metallic champagne-colored paper. we did a full invitation suite with floral envelope liners and matching return address wrap labels (not pictured), as well as place cards, menus, programs and signage. the result was a perfect mix of sophistication and fun!

Monday, November 10, 2014

give thanks // free printable



a couple years ago i shared a printable "thankfulness card" and i loved seeing so many of you use it yourself and/or with your kids. this year i thought i would offer a new design so you could let others know why you are thankful for them.

you can download the printable notecard HERE.

STEP 1: simply print at 100% onto letter-sized paper (preferably 100-lb cardstock) and trim down to the size indicated by the crop marks.

STEP 2: fill out your cards and let someone know you are thankful for them!

STEP 3: if you feel so inclined... post a pic on instagram and tag with #thanksriverandbridge

STEP 4: let's all GIVE THANKS for the wonderful things in our lives. no matter how tough life may get, there is always something to be grateful for.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

distinguished gentleman // baby shower







this client wanted a fun "hipster baby" theme, but wanted to stay away from the usual mustache graphic (which i can appreciate). instead we used bow ties & glasses, and incorporated a baby pin in shades of gray, mustard, aqua & maroon. we did invitations, address wraps, thank you cards and "little man" mad libs. i love how it turned out!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

kendall + phillip // great gatsby-inspired wedding




kendall & phillip's wedding took place at the gorgeous hummingbird nest, and she wanted her invitations to complement the venue's romantic feel. when she started describing her vision (gourmet food trucks, twinkly lights, a mint & gold color palette), i wanted to be a guest at that wedding! it was so fun working together and seeing her vision come to life. thanks to one of my personal favorites, melissa brandman, for sharing the beautiful pictures with me. you can see more of the stunning couple HERE.

congrats mr. & mrs. ostermann!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

under construction // camden's 2nd birthday




once again, camden's mom came to me with some awesome ideas! since camden is really into construction trucks right now, she wanted to use that as the theme for his party, and incorporate some fun, vibrant colors. we did it all: invitations, address labels, thank you cards, favor tags, stickers, and tons of signage! i had the pleasure of attending the party and seeing it all in person, and it was amazing! (it was also very hot. hello, 100° in september.)

the desserts (by cakes by rumy and dutch girl cookies) were not only cute but delicious! vanessa came up with cute construction-themed names for each item.

can't wait to see what we cook up together next year!

Monday, September 8, 2014

vintage circus // shayne's 1st birthday





for this party, i actually used an existing design and gave it a little facelift! shayne's mom wanted to incorporate a ferris wheel, and she wanted additional pieces like address wraps, stickers, signs and banners. we even found these adorable postage stamps to use! aren't they perfect??


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

two peas in a pod // twin baby shower

invitation

thank you card, food signs & desserts (by dutch girl cookies)


my brother and sister-in-law will be welcoming twin girls in a couple months! i had the privilege of doing the invitations, and the theme was "two peas in a pod" so i created a simple little pea graphic in a peach and green color scheme with a geometric pattern. my sister was in charge of the dessert table... doesn't it look incredible? and the desserts were as delicious as they were beautiful.