Saturday, January 12, 2013

Centerpiece Idea

I came across this blog post recently, and while it's a couple years old and meant for Valentine's Day, these candy and flower combo would be a fun and affordable way to do centerpieces. And, you could change the whole look and feel just by using different candies or different colored flowers!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Courtney & Matt - Fireseed Cellars

Earlier this fall, we had the pleasure of coordinating Courtney and Matt's gorgeous outdoor wedding at Fireseed on Whidbey Island. It was our first wedding at this gorgeous venue, and it didn't disappoint. The morning cloudiness and sprinkles even burned off in time for a beautiful, personalized outdoor ceremony, followed by a reception in the venue's shabby-chic barn.

You also can't mention Fireseed without mentioning the amazing food! The organic vegetables used in the dinner were hand-picked on-site that morning!

Courtney and Matt's wedding had plenty of personal touches, from personalized vows to a massive candy bar with their favorite treats, and a sparkler sendoff lined with all of their friends and family.

What else did we love? This great review from Courtney and Matt:

"Jen and Jamie from Vivid City were a blessing for our big day. Those two made the time beforehand and the day-of run more smoothly than any bride could ever wish for. Not only were they extremely professional, but they handled everything in a timely and efficient manner. As scheduling changes came up, they both consulted us on a quick solution, making the night even easier and more care free.

"They even offered personal experiences and stories to help calm my nerves while waiting to walk down the aisle. We honestly couldn't have imagined the day going off so perfectly, and that is largely attributed to the wonderful work of Jen and Jamie."

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Great Client Referral

A thank you card for guests
A few months ago, we were very excited to work with some great friends, Lauren and Bryan, on their beautiful Port Townsend, WA wedding. We designed all of their paper goods for the big day, including programs, thank you cards, table assignments, and more. Check out the finished products here and here

We just received a lovely email from Lauren that we wanted to share. 

"How can we thank Jen Lyons of Vivid City for creating our beautiful paper products and signage? By telling everyone we know. My husband and I were thrilled with the creativity and thought that Jen put into creating our programs, guest book cards, thank you notes, and instructional signs. She took the time to sit with me and nail down out the exact vision of how we wanted the end product to look for each product. 

I will be the first to tell you that I can be nitty gritty about details but I was no match for Jen. She made sure that everything was perfect, not one feature was missed. We received so many compliments and we will continue singing the praises of Vivid City. We can’t wait to use them for our next big event."

Thanks Lauren! 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sh*t Brides Say

We've all seen the new "Sh*t Girls Say" YouTube videos, and probably some of the spin-offs and parodies. Well, just came out with "Sh*t Brides Say" and it is pretty clever. Most things are funny because they're (at least partially) true, right? Check out the video below for a good laugh. 

(Oh, and pardon the language)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Design work for a cause

Because of all the design work we do on invitations and other party materials at Vivid City, I was contacted by a good friend to pitch in on another project, Hope for Jess. It's an Etsy site in honor of Jessica Oldwyn. Jess is a friend of a friend (who I actually had the pleasure of meeting last weekend) who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2010.

Jess is an inspiring young woman who has grace, perseverance, and an amazingly positive attitude. Because of this, her friends have donated money, time, and materials to set up an Etsy shop to help raise money to cover some of Jess' mounting medical costs.
Etsy banner, designed by Vivid City

And what's the best part? They are selling prints and unstretched giclee canvas prints that are Jess' own creation, called "Hope".

The prints are available in their Etsy Shop. Learn more about Jess and her journey on the Etsy site, and on her blog, which is a really great read.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fun table number idea

Sometimes here at Vivid City we cook something up that is so fun I can't help but share it right away! My dear Vivid City business partner Jamie is getting married next month, and we've been planning day and night. We came up with a super fun and easy way to make table numbers for her wedding.

We cut out cardboard numbers, and, with camera in hand, hit up some of Jamie and Bill's favorite Seattle landmarks. I love that some of them are classic Seattle (Pike Place Market), but some are more subtle (cheers-ing at their favorite bar, Kells). These will be framed and placed on each table at the reception.

Here's a sneak preview. Aren't they so stinkin' cute? I am loving this idea!

Pike Place Market flower stands

Pike Place gum wall--gross but awesome

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A couple more from Lauren & Bryan's Wedding

Here's a few more pictures of our design work featured at Lauren & Bryan's Port Townsend wedding!
Advice for the happy couple!