Wednesday, October 28, 2009

As Seen In... Today's Bride

A bit overdued but we'd still like to express... that we had a blast, back in April, when we were invited to collaborate with a design team for the Lavish and Lovely photoshoot for Today's Bride magazine. We didn't get to see the photos until the issue's release in July. But it was worth the wait!

We designed stationery for two tablescapes - Rustic Charm and Island Chic. Each table had its own endearing qualities.

color palette: kiwi green, butter yellow, peach, warm wood tones
photographed by The Memory Journalists

color palette: tropical greens, vibrant orange and yellows, gold
photographed by Arrowood Photography

Many thanks to Christine and her staff for organizing a great day! It was a pleasure working with you on this shoot.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Real Wedding: Tiffany + Eric

We regret neglecting this blog over the summer as things got busy around here. With the summer gone and many of our couples getting married, we have a backlog of some beautiful real weddings.

Here is one I never got to share from last year of Tiffany and Eric's fun, young and fresh courtyard estate wedding. They really went all out for their guests with a cigar bar, putting green, bocce ball, and a trampoline (!) to keep guests entertained and active.

ceremony: Saint Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco, CA
reception: Private Estate in Atherton
photographer: Ann Hamilton
stationery: Cards de Luxe

All images taken by Ann Hamilton.

The fire hydrant ice sculpture is a salute to Eric who is a firefighter.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Promises and Pearls | A Bridal Soiree | July 8th

Don't miss Promises and Pearls - A Bridal Soiree with the Finest! A fantasic event designed by Michelle of { MB Wedding Design & Events } and Bev from { Especially Yours Chair Covers }. This year's theme will be intimate and reminisce classic elegance. Come soiree with the finest event professionals in the bay area!

Date: Wednesday, July 8
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Place: The Payne Mansion - 1409 Sutter Street, SF, CA
Space is limited and registration is required

Event stationery and flyer designed by Cards de Luxe.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Promises and Pearls | Save the Date

Cards de Luxe is honored to take part in this year's Promises and Pearls - a bridal soiree put on by my fabulous friend and event designer, Michelle of { MB Wedding Design & Events } and Bev from { Especially Yours Chair Covers }. It will be fun, chic, glamourous, with great ideas... And oh! you'll get to meet some of the industry's finest!

So, SAVE THE DATE to join us!... with more details to come....

Image designed by Cards de Luxe

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Una Bella Sera: A World of Glamour | Asia Vignette

We had a fun time mingling with some of the hottest vendors in the industry a week ago at Una Bella Sera. Crystal and Nicole did it again with an awesome display of lavish extravagance and exquisite details. It was definitely a feast for the eyes!

This year, each vignette was inspired by one of our seven continents. We had the honour to design stationeries for three very different continents - Asia, South America and Antarctica.

Below is our feature on Asia... Asia is a suggestive outdoor wedding ceremony inspired by Asian botanicals representing the four seasons: plum flower (spring), orchid (summer), chrysanthemum (autumn) and bamboo (winter)

Event Designer: Crystal LeQuang of Amazae Special Events
Floral Designer: Nicole Ha Designs
Lighting and Drapery: Enhanced lighting
Rentals: Cort Event Furnishing, Hartmann Studios, Wild Flower Linens
Caterer: Le's Kitchen
Stationery: Cards de Luxe, Paper Orchid Stationary
Specialty: Asian Import Store
Photographers: Jerry Yoon and Erin Beach

All four botanical elements are present in Asia's invitation.

We'll follow up with posts from the other vignettes!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Bella Intima - A Bridal Charity Event

Patty from { 8events } will be hosting a bridal event to benefit the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. It will be a relaxed and distinct afternoon affair featuring work from top event professionals. Cards de Luxe will be there with works on display. Come and join us!

Saturday, April 18th, 2009 from 1-5pm
Allied Arts Guild
75 Arbor Road
Menlo Park, California

Registration is required at Bella Intima's website.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Una Bella Sera II: A World of Glamour

Crystal Lequang from Amazae Special Events and Nicole Ha have teamed up again to host Una Bella Sera II: A World of Glamour. Last year's event was a smashing success and this year promises nothing less!

The showcase brings together exceptional and talented professional to create an event with the latest trends, tabletop designs, exquisite floral work and much much more. The ultimate goal is to inspire! So come join us!

Sunday, April 5th, 2009 from 5-9PM
The Merchants Exchange Building (Julia Morgan Ballroom)
465 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Space is limited and registration is required at Una Bella Sera's website.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Postage Increase on May 11

The post office have done it again! They will increase the first-class letter rates to $.44 for the first ounce, and postcards will be $.28. Please take note of this when planning for your invitations and response.

Additional new rates can be found at the USPS website or here.

I just hope they come out with pretty stamps or custom-designed stamps is always a nice and fun option.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Huckleberry Karen Designs D.I.Y. Workshop

My friend, Karen, from { Huckleberry Karen Designs } is hosting a floral DIY workshop to give brides some tips and pointers on creating their own personal flowers. It promises to be a hands-on experience with a wealth of knowledge.

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2009
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Location: Fort Mason in San Francisco, CA
Cost: $75 per person (group discounts available - please inquire)
Space is limited!

For more details or to register, you can email Karen at

Monday, February 23, 2009

And the award goes to...

Noelle and Alberto for pulling together a very classy movie-themed wedding worthy of being an Oscar party in and of itself. It resonate old Hollywood elegance with the glitz, lights, stars and a red carpet too! And see the really awesome cake! The film strip is so very creatively done and the feathers add a perfect touch. The beautiful photos are by { Heidi Huber }.

venue: The Lodge at Sonoma
photography: Heidi Huber Photography
event coordinators: Natalie and Lea of Simply Sparkling Events
floral designer: Nicole Ha
rentals: Wine Country Party Rentals
lighting: Elle Music & Events
cake: Glass Slipper Gourmet
stationery: Cards de Luxe

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A's Baseball Wedding

Chris and Charlene dared to be different and infused their favorite sport, baseball, into their modern classic wedding. Not too much, but just enough to keep the groom happy and adore the guests with their whimical humor. We used stationeries to bring most of the baseball theme to life. See if you can spot them in the photos below...which was so graciously shared by the husband-and-wife team of { Lisa + James }.

To top it off, guests were treated to a half-time performance so cleverly arranged by the ever-so-talented Michelle at { MB Weddign Designs & Events }. Amazing! And so brave... no nets in place....

venues: The Cathedral of St. Mary and San Francisco Design Center
photography: Photography by Lisa + James
event planner: Michelle Barrionuevo-Mazzini of MB Wedding Designs & Events
floral design: Passiflora Designs
cake: Schubert's Bakery
makeup: Sherrie Long
cinematography: Andrew Hsu of Studio MSV
entertainment: Trapeze World

Chris and Charlene's wedding was featured in the 2009 winter issue of Today's Bride. You can read all about their planning in their real wedding feature.

Guests autographed their wishes on baseballs - which the groom will box and keep beside his baseball collection.

Thank you, Lisa + James, for sharing these beautiful photos with us!