Behind the Scenes – Wooden and Foil Invitations on Style Me Pretty Pennsylvania

I think many of us are wishing the last weeks of winter to make a quiet exit as we happily glide into Spring.  This Winter, at least in Northeastern Pennsylvania has been…for lack of a better word… insane!  Snow after snowstorm has crippled us time after time leaving the white stuff to collect everywhere in towering piles.  But just as winter has gotten on my last nerve I recall our Holiday celebration held in a local private cabin.  So let’s let Winter linger for just a few more minutes and soak up the warmth and coziness it brings as we shelter ourselves from its harshness.

Cabin Glam Winter PartyEvery Momental Celebration starts with an invitation, no matter how small the guest list might be.   I collaborated with childhood friend and master woodworker in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Dan Brody, of Skilltree Designs, to create these exotic wooden slide top invitation boxes.  Of course we had to experiment with adding a watercolor finish to the wood and the results were simply breathtaking.  Seeing the woodgrain through the watercolor was important to give the look a certain softness and maintain the natural textures of the wood.

Watercolor Wood Part Invitations
Silver Foil Wedding InvitationsOur friends at Tieks worked closely with our planning team to develop a perfect gifting experience for the Momental Girls.  Each artist was given a gift certificate for their very own pair of Tieks! XO

Tieks in a hand painted boxEach iconic turquoise Tieks box was painted with impressionistic winter scenes and abstract patterns…

Hand Painted Tieks BoxesThe fire was crackling and roaring as the team arrived.  Seating was a mix of old chairs, tree trunk benches and even a few rocking chairs.

Rustic Glam Party provide the wholesale flowers for my creative pleasure.  White Amaryllis, Scabiosa Pods, Hanging Amaranthus, Dusty Miller and loads of textural bits made their way into my collection of Vintage Daher Tins.  Oh and how about those sweet flatware pockets/menus?  We foiled a simply bare tree on each and added touches of white ink….

White Amaryllis CenterpiecesCan hardly get enough of LaTavola Linen‘s sequin chevron number…so fun!

Unique silverware pockets My Grandma’s Vintage Noritake China made an appearance…Love the eclectic mix of decor…those watercolor paper chains were made at 2 am the night before!!

banner place cards in silver foilI’ve been hoarding this one textile for a while, waiting for the perfect moment to use it.  It had the most amazing woven texture and thickness…each invitation box was lined with its glory.

Wood Watercolor Box Pine trees painted in whites and teal kept things fresh and youthful…not overly traditional.

Wooden Boxed Wedding InvitationsLove these ladies!

Cabin Glam Rustic Celebration
Head over to Style Me Pretty to see the full gallery!  Curious to see past Momental Celebrations?  Have a look here, here and here!

Photography –  Morrissey Photo  ::  FoodThe Epicurean Delight  ::  Wholesale  ::  Flower DesignDIY By Kristy Rice  ::  Gifting –  Tieks  ::  LinensLaTavola Linen  ::  Styling, Celebration Design and Watercolor StationeryMomental Designs  ::  Watercolor Wood Invitation Boxes –  Skilltree Designs