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Here at Diliberto Photo & Design we do a lot – portrait photography, wedding and event photography, business branding and marketing, and event and party design.. Today I’d like to focus on our party printables and party design and how we make that all come together by showing you what we did for Bethia and Joel’s wedding.
We started by sitting down with the bride and talking about her vision for her wedding, the color scheme, the look and feel, the style of the event. She wanted colorful and fun so we went with it and came up with an over all graphic design theme for her wedding.
The Wedding Invitations
I was lucky enough to be able to do a For The Love of Couples engagement session with Bethia and Joel and we knew they wanted to include an image or two on their invitation. Even though the invitation would be seen by guests months before the wedding I knew I wanted it to coordinate with design elements we’d use later in the wedding decor and accessories. So I created their own wedding seal, which we used on their invitations, party printables, and their photo guestbook.
What else is great is that if we replaced the date with their home address created awesome return address labels for their custom thank you cards!
The Decorations and Printable Decor
We had a lot of fun working together to create Joel & Bethia’s custom printables and wedding decor. Bethia was a very hands on bride and did a ton of crafting with friends and family to create her perfect wedding. Her boquet was probably my favorite of all time!
She created it using antique broaches she found on ebay and local antique stores. It was beautiful.
Anyways, back to the printables. Bethia knew she needed 2″ Circles for cupcake toppers, food labels, and 2″ thank you circles. At first she had planned on doing adorable colorful bags with different artisan sandwiches in them so we created these to stick onto the colorful bags:
Last minute they changed the food menu so we scrapped these awesome food labels and went a different direction. I still love these labels and hope I can eventually find a way to use them.
Bethia planned on making tons of cupcakes and using them on tiered platters for the centerpieces. She asked if I could create 2″ party circles they could attach to lollypop sticks and use at cupcake toppers. We utilized their personal seal as well as elements from their invitation to create the 2″ circle cupcake toppers.
We also created 2″ thank you circles with the phrase “thank you for sharing in the merriment” as their thank you circles. In the wedding invitation wording that Bethia wrote “to be followed thereafter by merriment, dinner, music, and cupcakes” which is where we got the thank you for sharing in the merriment line. The cheers wine glasses were from their invitation.
While the whole wedding was AMAZING, and Bethia did a great job of bringing everything together, one of my favorite things was their photo guestbook.
It’s an exclusive item from Diliberto Photo & Design, we explained the whole thing a while back on this blog post. Basically we used photos from their engagement session and left space for people to sign. In my opinion it’s way better than a book of people’s signatures.
To top it all off, we also used their custom wedding seal on the back of the book.
It was SO fun to be at the wedding and watch people look through the book and sign it. Most people wrote wonderful message to the bride and groom and I hope that this book becomes a cherished piece in their home that holds tons of memories and love from family and friends.
The last and final thing we created for Joel and Bethia’s wedding was the little instructional signs which were framed in inexpensive frames. Signs like these need a bit of planning but they really bring it all together and helps guests know what to do. For Bethia and Joel we did a sign the guestbook sign and a few other instructional ones as well as two quotes that really summed up who they are together. The one below by Dr. Seuss is probably my favorite:
“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
And that’s how we bring it all together. For Bethia and Joel’s wedding I had the pleasure of working directly with the bride but we love working with wedding planners too. These custom wedding collections are some of my favorite to create and the most exciting part is seeing them in use, among all the other elements of the wedding and decor.
Are you planning a wedding or party? What kind of theme are you doing? Is there anything we can do to help?
Introducing our Thanksgiving Party Printables! I’m so excited for these, they were a blast to design and they feel all warm and fall-ish.
I’m pretty sure the turkey is my favorite part. You can purchase them at our etsy shop! And because you heard about it on the blog we’re offering a discount of 10% off all Thanksgiving Party Printables by using the coupon code TURKEYDAY. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
I recently had the honor of creating this custom invitation for one of my loyal etsy clients. I love doing custom work, it gives me a chance to be completely creative and artsy. I’m very happy with how this one turned out, I was going for a 1950s “wish you were here” postcard type feel. My favorite part is the boat silhouette, which I created of the actual boat they’d be cruising on.
Thank you for the awesome job, and happy sailing!
I’m loving the Retro BBQ theme, I think of all our themes it is my favorite. I had such a great time designing it and researching retro patterns. I’m also in love with 50s era food and kitchen stuff (I’ve got a collection of 50s pyrex, kitchen odds and ends, and cook books). I can’t wait to use this party printable theme for my own Retro BBQ.
Every time I create a treasury I think, “no, this one is my favorite!” There are so many really really cool items I found for this party treasury. I think my favorite thing about the Barbecue Party Theme Treasury is I got to use so many vintage items like the Vintage Cow Hamburger Server, Anytime Barbecue Vintage Serving Plate, or the Vintage Daisy Table Cloth.
There were also a lot of fun and unique hand made items like the I Heart Meat Cutting Board and the Vintage Silverware Meat Markers. My absolute favorite thing from this treasury is the Cuts of Meat Dress, how awesome would it be to wear that as the hostess of a Barbecue Party!
Pair all these items with our Retro BBQ Party Printables and you have a pretty unique Barbecue or Cookout Party on your hands!
I’ve spent most of the day finishing up a new line of Barbecue Party Printables. I still need to set up a promo photo shoot with Stacy from Stacy’s For the Love of Cake, but I was too excited about them not to share right away! They make me want to have a BBQ party like tomorrow!
My favorite are the new printable items, the party flags which are super cute attached to straws and the “This Burger Belongs To:” custom food labels. You can label your burgers, hot dogs, and the done-ness of your steaks, just attach them to toothpicks. They make me smile.
I can’t wait to see how everyone puts these to use.
And of course you can find them all on our etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/dilibertodesign
Ann over at City of Annie is doing a giveaway of our party printables!
Go check it out for your chance to win! Also you MUST stick around a while and read some of her blog. She’s got a guest chef doing all kinds of fun recipes, fashion ideas, and just flat out fun stuff.
Visit http://cityofannie.com/?p=1527 for the giveaway.
This was the most spur of the moment of all the new party printable designs. My friend Stacy from For The Love of Cake said, “I think I am going to try making some tulip cake pops.” And I said, “I think I can build a party theme around that.” Thats when I came up with my Garden Party Design, it ended up being one of my favorites and I think it would be perfect for a little girl’s birthday party. I can just see the decorations, all cute, trees filled with streamers and paper lanterns, little girls in party dresses, bright blue rock candy. It makes me smile.
I used a common flower pot, you could do SO much with these. They’d be great to serve things (though I think it would be best to line them or put a container inside them). We filled this one with beans and used a rolled piece of fondant to add a little color on the top, but you could do the same thing as we did with the foam ball on the Fourth of July printables. Tie the pot off with some fun ribbon and there you have it!
I LOVE the double cup cake liners on these, I think they really make it pop! We used some more scrapbook paper as a place mat.
The bee was left over from the Bee Party Printables shoot, but I thought it fit. You could use a little bird here, or a butterfly. It just added a nice accent and some visual interest to the set up.
How does your garden grow? The cup cake toppers are made with the Garden Party Printables and candy sticks from Michael’s Crafts. I used a 2″ craft punch to cut them out, but any 2″ shape would look cute. And that my friends is the Garden Party! Let my printables and printable thank you’s be your guide, get creative and enjoy your garden party!!
Introducing July 4th Party Printables from Diliberto Photo & Design! Hurrah!! July 4th is just around the corner, its become a much bigger holiday in my household since my husband and I got married. He’s from Philadelphia and they do it BIG in Philly. One day we’ll spend the 4th of July in Philadelphia but for the time being I think we’ll do it BIG with a party at home.
These are delicious vanilla cupcakes from Stacy’s For the Love of Cake. If you wanted to extend your red white and blue theme and add a little summer flare you could add a few raspberries and blueberries to each cupcake before baking. Make sure to coat them with flour before you add them to the batter to help keep them from floating to the bottom.
I used candy sticks for the cup dsfcake toppers (found them at Michael’s Crafts) and the ribbon was from Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby has a special place in my heart. They also always have their holiday stuff in months before the holiday rolls around, this also means that a few weeks before the holiday most of their stuff is on sale. It’s wonderful.
I got this bucket on sale at Hobby Lobby as well. Several of these in different sizes would be great to serve snacks or used in a red, white and blue candy bar. A simple blue and white polka dot ribbon dresses the bucket up for the occasion. I used a 1/2 foam ball covered in a fourth of july themed scrapbook paper to stick all the wonderful cake pops in. Some pops are tied with just red, white and blue ribbon others have the printables on them. I did two hole punches (with a standard size hole punch) in each printable and slid them on.
Everything ties in together with some red check fabric and some more themed scrapbook paper used as a placemat. You’d be surprised how far a yard of fabric goes and at $2.40 a yard (with a 40% off coupon) and its much cheeper than a standard table cloth and the patterns are basically endless.
And thats the Fourth of July collection! I’ve also created some Thank You printables. There are invitations to come as well (leave a comment if you’re interested and I’ll put them at the top of my design to do list. Thanks for reading and Happy Fourth of July!!
I am absolutely ecstatic to be introducing my own line of printable party designs. I was totally inspired while helping with my friend Kristen’s baby shower and developing the chandelier and onesie theme for her baby shower. I kept getting more and more ideas the more I thought about all the different kinds of parties and events. I LOVE that the things I create get to be a part of people’s lives and a part of their memories. Its the greatest honor I could ask for.
Over the next few days I’ll be introducing each of my most recent party themes right here on the blog. I’ll be including different and creative ideas to help further your theme as well as tons of pictures from the awesome shoot I did with lovely Stacy from For The Love of Cake.
So stay tuned! And for now here’s a little preview…
Oh and if you just can’t wait for this week’s string of posts you can view and purchase all the collections at dilibertodesign.etsy.com