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My Watercolor Art Floral Adorned Wedding Invitations

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Watercolor Art Floral Adorned Wedding Invitations by Ladyfolk Studio, Laguna Beach, CA

I can't believe it is one month until our one year wedding anniversary! 

I still have so much I haven't shared from my wedding that can inspire you! So I figured today is a great day to start by sharing the original watercolor art and design I made for our invitation suite. 

I knew the minute i was engaged I was going to have alot of work to do. I was determined to put my creative touch on just about everything, especially the paper ephemera. Scroll down to see more about my process...

Watercolor Art Floral Adorned Wedding Invitations by Ladyfolk Studio, Laguna Beach, CA

We chose to get married at my parents newly built ranch in Redlands. It was the perfect location and we both felt really comfortable having it there, so that was an easy decision. As we began to plan our wedding (in less than 4 months I might add, but more on that in another post!) we decided to start the wedding at the front of the house. Our ceremony would take place in front of the large vintage doors I sourced with my parents on a trip to Carpentaria while the house was being built.

i had actually already completed the painting you see above as a gift to my parents and I thought it would be the perfect addition to the front of my invitation design. So I scanned it in and began basing the rest of my design off of elements from the ranch and it's gardens. The scanned art is seen below.

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Being the graphic designer that I am, I decided to lay everything out in photoshop before printing so i could see exactly what everything was going to look like together and how I was going to package it as you can see below. I added art to everything from the stamp to the belly band that packaged it all. I also incorporated florals into the design that I had discussed with my florist, The Nature of Things to include in my wedding.

Watercolor Art Floral Adorned Wedding Invitations by Ladyfolk Studio, Laguna Beach, CA
Watercolor Art Floral Adorned Wedding Invitations by Ladyfolk Studio, Laguna Beach, CA

Above you can see the custom ring boxed I was gifted for my ring and below the glass case for my response cards, which would later turn card holder at my wedding.

Watercolor Art Floral Adorned Wedding Invitations by Ladyfolk Studio

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The Story of Two Artist who fell in Love

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One year ago today, on November 1st 2016, my now husband Ryan Heimbach proposed to me on the beach in Laguna. It was one of the best days of my life so far, other than the day we got married in March 2017. Below what follows is the short and sweet story of how we met and fell in love. I hope you enjoy!

{ larger than life charcoal portraits by Ryan Heimbach}

It began as a chance encounter at a gallery during artwalk in Laguna Beach. An artist (Ryan) was drawing a large scale charcoal portrait in the gallery. Kimberly came into the gallery for a visit and would end up chatting to the artist briefly. That was in March of 2014, fast forward to October 2014. At a party her collective studio in Laguna was hosting she would be introduced by several mutual friends to Ryan, " Hey you guys are both artists," was the common reference as they met. You could say it was love at second sight. They were inseparable from that night on. Staying up all night talking and having their first kiss on Main beach in Laguna (where Kim was later surprised with a proposal from Ryan!).

The next day Kimberly was invited to Ryan's place to walk to the Laguna Canyon dog park with their dogs, Mr.Bailey and Sammy. Upon arrival at Ryan's, Kim noticed the large scale charcoal drawings on his walls. "I met you before!" she remembered back to March, as did he. They knew it was meant to be.

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A Dreamy Watercolor Welcome, Custom Art for your Special Day!

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Bridal Shower Watercolor Roses and Peonies Welcome Sign by Ladyfolk Studio

Bridal Shower Watercolor Roses and Peonies Welcome Sign by Ladyfolk Studio

i had been daydreaming about all the details of my wedding before I was even engaged. So when the man of my dreams popped the question I couldn't wait to start bringing my, er...our vision to life! Now that my wedding has come and past (4 months ago as of yesterday!) I am happy to offer my custom wedding art services to others. 

I loved personalizing my wedding art and would love to help you have the same experience! I completely hand-painted both my bridal shower and wedding welcome signs with watercolor and picked the perfect accessories to adorn them. For my bridal shower sign, I added coordinating flowers to match my artwork and overall color scheme. For my wedding, I chose to use elements you could find in my studio as decor, which included artist easels and vintage frames I have collected from flea markets over the years. 

My watercolor wedding signs have become a keepsake piece of art, something I will treasure as a reminder of that day forever. -Kmberly Heimbach

If you are interested in making these handmade elements a part of your special day please contact me here for a quote or review average pricing and details in the shop if you are ready to place an order. I have a small selection of vintage frames for sale/rent and also artist easels available for rent.

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about wedding art and vintage accessories please email kimberly@ladyfolkstudio.com

Kimberly's Laguna Beach Bridal Shower

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My bridal shower was a dream come true!

To our luck it didn't rain and we were able to enjoy the first half of the shower on the patio at Harvest at The Ranch. I have to thank my sister-in-law (side note: she was also my best friend from preschool to elementary school!) for planning all the beautiful details. I designed and painted all the paper ephemera for my own bridal shower, which included the hand-painted welcome sign you see above.

The flower crown bar was my idea for a way to provide an activity, something to wear during lunch and also a take home for my guests. it came out perfect thanks to local florist Shannon of Cargo Creative. Shannon also provided the garlands for my tables and the flowers for my peacock chair that my friend Roxanne provided for the day. I am sill dying to get my own peacock chair, but for now we have named it the "traveling peacock chair." It also came on my sisters birthday trip to Catalina.

After we all made our flower crowns we had a seat on the patio with a gorgeous view of Ben Browns golf course and The Ranch resort. We enjoyed tray passed hors hors d'oeuvres of farm fresh deviled eggs, burrata on brioche and spinach tarts along with plenty of sparkling Rosé and Spicy Bloody Mary's (see the full menu at the end of this post).

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After flower crown making and a cocktail we moved inside to the private dining room at Harvest for the rest of the festivities. Guest enjoyed a choice of a fried chicken salad (my favorite!), a salmon salad or a club turkey sandwich for lunch.

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{ my sister Courtney and I taking it all in before lunch }

One of my special request for lunch was that we had to have a cheese and charcuterie plate! It is one my favorite things to enjoy with friends and a glass of red wine. This one from Harvest came out beautiful and was a big hit with guests as we mingled before the main course.

{ Pickeled Vegetables }

bridal shower watercolor menu

{ custom menu art and design by Ladyfolk Studio, available in the shop }

I wasn't big on having a ton of games at my shower but we did end up playing one so my guests could get to know our relationship better. Thank you to my maid of honor and younger sister for all her help asking my then fiancé the questions. 

All the desserts were brought in from Sweet & Saucy Shop in Newport Beach because we had very specific request for dessert!  They did an amazing job keeping with my color palette and flower choices, I couldn't of been happier!

{ macarons and my favorite flowers turned cupcakes }

{ pink chocolate covered strawberries, so on brand! }

If you are interested in custom watercolor signage or menus you can order online in the shop or contact me for more specific request.