Butterfly Wedding Invitations & Details

Butterfly wall art We were recently featured in One Wed's butterfly inspiration board, and it reminded us of how these delicate critters can be such a sweet motif for a garden wedding or (when treated in a more graphic manner as shown above by Lushbella - imagine these as seating cards!) for a modern urban wedding.

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Butterfly wedding invitation

These butterfly wedding invitation designs feature calla lilies, orchids (by Joel Dewberry for Hello!Lucky), and a vintage bouquet.

Butterfly Cake

Organic cake by Sarah Magid.

Butterfly purse

Adorable butterfly purse from Etsy seller Unisac (for bridesmaids!)

Butterfly lanterns MSWButterfly stir sticks

Butterfly embellishments for lanterns and stir sticks from Martha Stewart.

Butterfly & flower cake

Colorful butterfly cake via Brides.

Dresden butterflies and birds

Silver Butterflies

Classic Dresden foil butterflies (and birds!) are the perfect embellishment for bouquets, centerpieces, or cakes. Gold butterflies and birds from Rock Candy Studios, and silver ones from Retro Cafe Art.

Butterfly seating cards

Butterfly seating cards with calligraphy by Hello!Lucky

Butterfly LaceButterfly seating card on glass

DIY Butterfly lace and perched butterfly seating cards via Martha Stewart.

one girl cookies (mmm...cookies!)

 We are totally enamored of One Girl Cookies (oh, if only we could live on cupcakes and hot cocoa with handmade marshmallows...)  They have an adorable shop in Brooklyn, and for those of us not fortunate enough to be able to pop by for an afternoon cappuccino and pointy cupcake, they ship! (well, maybe not the cappucino). shop2

The walls (and their bakery boxes) are decorated with family portraits.



70’s cake!

Remember those awesome sheet cakes from the 70's shaped like teddy bears, Darth Vader, Care Bears  (like the Barbie cake where the cake was a giant skirt with Barbie stuck in the middle of it?), covered with delicious blobs of frosting?  That's what this reminds us of! Perhaps we just have glorified memories of such cakes, since our mother was prone to making healthy (ish) desserts like carrot cake - delicious, but just not the giant sugar bomb one craves as a child!

mini cupcakes

So delicate!  These would be great in a dessert bar. So cute in their stripey wrappers.

cakes and concept boards

Love the cheery colors...a fun take on your standard wedding cake!

mini cakes

They make favors such as this cute, individually boxed, mini cakes

Animal Cake

Hilarious and adorable animal cookie encrusted cake.

cappucino and hot chocolate

Coveting the retro coffee cup, and oh, that marshmallow....dreamy!

Licking the Table

This photo says it all...

Modern Creative Bridal Fair

 Dekker Photography Magnolia Floral Design

We recently blogged about the fabulous Stacy McCain, and are thrilled to be participating in a bridal fair she's organizing with Dekker Photography on February 26th, featuring a collection of wonderful vendors, including Magnolia Floral Design, Cake Work, Best Beverage Catering, Amy KuschelGot Light?, and Papineau Calligraphy.


The party will be on Thursday the 26th of February from 6-9pm and will be a low-key, intimate affair (unlike many of the large, impersonal bridal fairs out there!). There will be an open bar, delicious catering, live music and beautiful decor. So come on by, have some food and drinks with us and have fun! Tickets are available at


Modern Creative Bridal Fair

Real Wedding: Danielle Spinetta & Greg Piché

The Couple We recently did fabulous invitations and day-of paper for our friend and fellow card maker, Danielle Spinetta of Tallulah.  She and her husband, Greg Piché, were married at Foreign Cinema in San Francisco, and had a fun vintage movie theme - Foreign Cinema has a giant wall for projecting movies (so cool!) - they showed Grease and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid during the reception. Love it!

Photography by Beth Hurley and Deb Mindel of Greg Piché Photography.

Danielle’s Menu

Danielle had her save-the-dates printed at the amazing Hatch Show Print and asked us to do the rest of the pieces in a similar show poster style (an aesthetic we happen to love, so needless to say it was a great pleasure to work on). Here's the menu (above)...


The place cards were inspired by vintage movie ticket stubs...


We designed these great custom cocktail napkins from For Your Party - such an adorable detail - served alongside these delicious looking glasses of huckleberry lemonade.


Love these Hooray! flags made by So Inviting (she also made the flag for the cake)...


The truffle cake was made by  I Dream of Cake


Love the earthy modern look of Foreign Cinema.  The giant letters in the background were made by Madeline Edwards. Congratulations, Danielle & Greg!

Vintage Cake Toppers

Vintage Cake Topper We just love vintage cake toppers - here's one we found at the Alameda Flea Market a few months ago. Flea markets are by far the best place to look for these beauties - there are only a couple of sites online we've been able to find that specialize in them - Fancy Flours and Gulden & Brown but the prices are pretty steep (we paid about $75 for this one, and prices online can touch $300!)

Martha Stewart Vintage Cake Topper

Martha Stewart Weddings took elements from a vintage cake topper and incorporated it into the design of the cake - brilliant idea!

Parasol Vintage Cake Toppers

Love these parasol toppers - $65 for the set - we're tempted! How fabulous would these be for a bridal shower or bridesmaid's luncheon?

Sailor cake topper

And how 'bout this cheeky and charming sailor boy and his gal? Just love it but at $295 it's definitely an heirloom piece!

Hollywood Glamour Cake Topper

And for all you beauty queens out there - here's a fabulous old-Hollywood-glamour inspired piece of fabulousness. Let me powder my nose...there, now I'm ready for my close-up, darlings!

BAWN Event at Flood Mansion

Flood Mansion We were thrilled to co-sponsor a cocktail party and networking event hosted by the Bay Area Wedding Network (BAWN) last week at the glorious Flood Mansion in San Francisco. This is one of the city's iconic wedding venues, perched on a hill top in elegant Pacific Heights, with sweeping views over the bay.

McCall & Associates Place Setting

Co-sponsor McCall Associates designed this lovely table setting featuring orchids and bamboo, and a gorgeous citrus colored linens from Wildflower Linens.

Orchid and bamboo chair decor

Here's a detail of the decorative touches they added to the backs of the chairs - lovely!

Kathy Goodman - Well Rehearsed

Everyone had a grand time, including the effervescent Kathy Goodman of Well Rehearsed! Cake by True Confections

Gorgeous modern cake by True Confections.

Coco Délice Fine Chocolates

Lovely chocolates by Coco Délice - their chocolates can be customized with a monogram or design and come in a range of adorable favor boxes!

Finally, Curtis & Johan of Perfect Circle Photography did a beautiful job documenting the event.

Real Wedding: Heather and Tom

apple farm invitations We are so excited to share these amazing photos of Heather and Tom's wedding this past August! We met Heather and Tom when they approached us to work with them on their wedding stationery.  When we heard they were getting married at Heather's dad's home in Cape Cod (where Heather grew up), we were smitten.  Oh, did we neglect to mention Heather's childhood home is an amazing 11-acre property with an apple orchard, pond and a farm house built sometime in the late 1700s?  Obviously, we drew heaps of inspiration from their venue and designed their wedding stationery accordingly - the save the dates and invitations were designed with vintage fruit crate packaging in mind.

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Heather looked stunning in French chantilly gown by Liancarlo with a floral motif resembling apple blossoms.


A vibrant color palette of oranges, reds, greens, yellows and pinks was evident throughout.

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Guests were greeted with vodka spiked Arnold Palmers (iced tea and lemonade) and Heather walked down the aisle to "You are My Sunshine"  performed by Uni and her Ukelele who also played during the cocktail hour.

apple seating cards

We worked with the delightful Allison of Pineapple Productions on these seating cards which Allison threaded onto bamboo skewers and inserted into mini macintosh apples.

tenthay bale sofascake by Delicious Desserts

Allison writes:

The party tent, provided by UnderCover Tents, featured lanterns in various abstract shapes in the spectrum of late summer colors -- pomegranate red, spicy orange, mango yellow and deep raspberry.  Tables were dressed in linens in the same color palette.

Guests lounged on hay bale "sofas" draped with colorful quilt and outdoor pillows all placed under an heirloom apple tree.  We used upturned antique cranberry crates as occasional tables.  Hanging votives and staked lanterns were placed throughout the property.

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Guests danced (and sang) the night away to Sticky Fingers, a Rolling Stones cover band.


Beautiful photos courtesy of Kristin Spencer Photography.  Check out more photos here.

Catering:   The Lobster Trap

Cake:   Delicious Desserts

Flowers:  E. Sandwich Florist

Congratulations Heather and Tom!

Wendy Kromer's Gorgeous Cakes

Cherry Blossoms You've likely seen Wendy Kromer's work if you have ever picked up a copy of Martha Stewart Weddings - she is an incredibly talented cake designer and has created some of our all-time favorite cakes.

Marzipan Forest

Wendy has a bakery and design studio in Sandusky, Ohio which would seem incredibly inconvenient for those of us who covet her cakes, but much to our delight we have discovered via BFF Bridal that you can buy her gorgeous sugar flowers as well as cake kits (like the amazing Magical Marzipan Forest Cake featured above) so that you (or for those of us who are less daring, your favorite local baker) can emulate some of her most fabulous designs.  Shop online at  Wendy Kromer Specialty Confections.


Marzipan Cherries

If you're still dreaming of one of her cakes for your big day, she will deliver her wedding cakes throughout Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois.  If you're further away, no need to fret; they will deliver throughout the United States and even internationally!  All of their cakes are hand-carried on planes - it seems like a nerve-wracking job to us, but there you go!

strawberry cake kit

You can also check out more of her cakes the new book she co-authored with Martha Stewart, titled Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes, where over 100 of her cakes are featured.