Limiting your guest list isn’t easy, and for those that had to do it, I feel for you! Having those people close to you not attend your wedding can be tough, especially when you had a vision for your wedding day.
These “You Were Missed Sleeves” are perfect to let your loved ones know you missed them. You can add any message to the front or back and simply place your thank you card/photo inside the sleeve.
Last month we celebrated Naaya’s fabulous first birthday and with the stay at home order in effect we couldn’t have any of my go to vendors help out. Instead I had so much fun designing this backdrop for Naaya’s cake smash. It was a really great learning experience and was actually pretty simple to put together. For all you new Moms and Dads who are looking to DIY, here are a few tips on how to build a backdrop.
1. First figure out your theme. It could be a colour theme or an actual theme (florals, sports, winter wonderland, etc). In my case, I went with the art deco, roaring twenties, flapper girl style.
2. Second, do some research. Take a look at what other people have done. Save the items you like and pick and choose what you’d like to place in your backdrop. It's all about the layers. I used the poster I designed as layer 1, then added the silver drapes and beads as another layer. The spray painted bottles added another layer followed by the cake and of course Naaya herself. This creates depth and makes your scene more interesting.
3. Think about the first layer of your backdrop. You can use your wall, a coloured bristol board, a poster, or you can even hang material. I designed a poster and then layered things on top of this. If you’re designing your own poster for the background, keep it simple. You can do dots, lines, zig zags, or find a pattern similar to mine that goes with your theme.
4. Then shop around. Sometimes you won’t find exactly what you’re looking for, but it’s okay to change things up. You might find something better than you originally sought out for. I found most of my items on Amazon, and at Party City.
5. Start putting it together. Take your time, try a few different layouts. I played around with the silver draping and beads for a while. Even the bottles I moved a quite a few times until I got it just right.
6. Once you’re happy with everything, have fun taking LOTS of pictures!
You can apply this to almost any backdrop you design.
Switching gears never comes easy. Last year was a year of major changes. Lots of ups, lots of downs, but more so creating a new path that works best for me and my family.
I had my sweet baby girl Naaya at the beginning of 2020 and with Covid-19 putting the wedding industry to a halt, it was a stressful time trying to motivate myself to switch directions all while raising a baby. As a first-time Mom, it was a tough beginning, but I’ve learned to see the positive of knowing that “I got this”.
Covid-19 made me hit the brakes, come to a stop and take that much needed break. It really couldn’t have come at a better time as I’ve had the most amazing year watching my baby grow into a little lady. While I worked on smaller projects, I took the opportunity to consider a new direction and how it’s going to fit into my family’s life. @priteshvashi has been and will always be my rock. He’s been there every step of the way to switch gears and journey forward.
Lots of new concepts, lots of new designs. I can’t wait to share it all with you.
Steph and Rory! One of my favourite custom designs from last year. We added in some hidden elements to the laser cut pocket, had lots of fun with the type and kept it classy with the florals. Loved working with you both to make this happen! xx
Love is the greatest adventure! I love to travel and when my clients tell me they're having a destination wedding, I become so excited (and a little jealous!) but over the moon to design something completely new and unique for them.
Melissa and Mehdi had their wedding in beautiful France! For their invitation we designed a vintage travel themed card fit personally for them. Congratulations to you both!! #rminvitations #invitationsbyrupa #wedding #destinationwedding #destinationinvitation #destinationweddingcard #travelcard #travelinvitation #francewedding #vintageinvitation #customdesign #custominvitations #weddingstationery #weddingcard #weddinginvitation #stationery #soinlove #loveisthegreatestadventure...
"As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen" - pooh - fairytale themed reception
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Only a few more days until these two tie the knot! More stationery to follow.
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