Wednesday, August 17, 2011

1st birthday invitations for brooklyn

For the past five years, most of our focus has been on designing and coordinating weddings, but on occasion, we've taken on custom projects in between. We've actually been receiving more and more inquiries for kids' birthday parties, baby showers, and birthday paper goods, and today, I'm sharing a really special invitation. KD emailed us to help her with her daughter's first birthday invitations. I knew these meant a great deal to her since she took time to contact B&W for a limited quantity and completely custom project. We provided three designs, and through some minor design changes, came up with this hand-made beauty. All of the elements were hand made, cut and assembled, including the monarch size envelopes, labels, and the vellum wrap with slip tab. We also made a fabric flag banner which I will hopefully share after Brooklyn's big party. :)

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

parisian inspired wedding invitations :: une belle invitation

Trina+Mike's wedding is quickly approaching, and though I don't want to give away too much of this exquisite event, I would like to share their invitation ensemble. A few months ago, we designed their "sauvez la date pour le mariage" postcard save-the-date (below). And most recently, we put our creative minds together to design their custom invitation, which plays on a delicate Parisian flare. It's a simple design, sans the pocket fold, multiple inserts, and additional envelopes, but we've incorporated a variety of premium materials -- white cotton rag paper, metallic slate blue backing, metallic white stock, parchment card stock, double-sided satin ribbon, and a dainty white paper doily. Just wait to see how we've designed this event!

T+M's save the date (postcard)

T+M's logo

T+M's invitation ensemble

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Friday, August 5, 2011

what's stirring in the pot? {aug 2011}

I've been on a blogging hiatus, as you might've noticed. Between working events, doing corporate projects, carrying a big belly, and being a wife and family woman, posting has been put aside to manage an already challenging schedule in preparation for the baby. I totally apologize, but I've made somewhat of an effort to share things on the Bellz & Whistlez Facebook page, so if you want to keep up with our current status, feel free to "LIKE" our page and see what we're up to! :) In the meantime, B&W has been working full force on invitations, weddings, and now other events like baby showers, children's parties, and bridal showers!

I've been a mom for 35 days now, and it's definitely a remarkable time in my life. I mentioned pics would come soon, and here are two images, one in his daddy's hand taken by the in-house photographer at the hospital (2 days old), and the other, taken by me, at home (1 month old). Abram, Jr. has been keeping us quite busy. I'm managing a crazy work schedule while he naps and when his daddy gets home. We do miss my hubby/wife life, but wouldn't do anything to change the fact that we now have our little boy. I can't imagine myself without him.

* NEWS: Janissa just wrapped up working Comic Con for Andaz; Cyril coordinated another successful wedding in Hawai'i; Christy and I worked to coordinate and design a spectacular 4th birthday party; and we've done quite a few invitation jobs. We are looking forward to a busy, busy fall season, designing and coordinating weddings in San Diego, Long Beach, and Westlake! Lastly, we are continuing to revamp the blog and will eventually convert to WordPress .. might not happen till the end of the year, but we're on it! . . .(click for full post)