Tuesday, January 20, 2015

francine + alan // champagne florals

this invitation suite was designed for 2 of my coworkers who are getting married in vegas! and what says 'vegas' better than champagne?! the invitations were printed on metallic champagne paper, with coordinating envelopes. we also did labels that incorporated the floral design. i love this mailing label that wraps around with the monogrammed return address! i'm thrilled with the final product, and even more importantly... the bride & groom are too!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

holy batman! // ben's 1st birthday

ben's mom (aka erica) contacted me months ago when she started planning his big 1st birthday bash. she wanted a batman theme, but she wanted to keep it classy and sophisticated. we found our inspiration from a vintage batman poster and chose the 1986 logo for all the paper goods. we stuck with black and yellow, with touches of gray and covered the gamut with invitations, labels, food tents, signs and tags!

rock the cradle // baby shower

i had so much fun working on this rock & roll themed baby shower! we really tried hard to keep it cool (and not cheesy), so when my client told me one of the husbands said the invitation looked "awesome"?? mission accomplished. 

we made the invitations look like concert tickets, the address wraps like VIP wristbands, and incorporated different sayings and songs throughout the stickers and signage. 

coolest baby around.

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!