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Seagrams Wedding Invitations | Haute Off the Press

Seagrams Wedding Invitations via DelphineWe love this bold approach to wedding invitations with our Seagrams design. This design was inspired by the mid century modern Seagrams building in Manhattan, where Erika’s godmother worked for decades. It’s shown here flat printed here in red and gris. Right away guests will know that this isn’t going to be a traditional wedding. Fun and modern are the adjectives that come to mind … it’s killing me to know what the Seagrams bride has in store for her special, stand-out day!

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Color Fun

Color if Fun via Delphine EphemeraI’ve had color, color, color on the brain lately. I’m loving everything chromatic these days. Here are some fun ways to introduce a bit of color into your life. I just bought the 2-tone balloons from Brooklyn Bride’s Pop Up Shop to use at an upcoming party. Love them so much, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to wait until the party to blow them up!

Sources: 1| Two-tone balloons  2 | Colorful packing tape  3 | Brightly colored note books  4 | Colorful Pantone iPhone cases 

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Fun Friday Wishes

Fun Friday Geometric Beach Shells via DelphineWishing all of you a fun Friday! I’m going to be working, working, working away all weekend to catch up on a few overdue (oops) deadlines. So please have some extra fun for me this weekend.

 

// photo: Erika Firm |  Delphine

 

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Emily Lime Pro | Font Geek

Emily Lime Pro font is a sweet script font that flows well on any event invitation. It’s a very readable, handwritten font that is casual and elegant at the same time. It would be a perfect font choice for any afternoon tea party or shower invitation.

 

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Hot Air Balloons

blue sky day hot air balloonTuesdays are photo shoot days. It’s such a great break from sitting at the computer all day. But booooo, it’s cloudy and icky this morning, so I’m not sure how much shooting we’ll get to do. Wishing it was a blue sky day, like last Sunday, when we went to the pumpkin patch near Rancho Santa Fe, California and were surprised to see hot air balloons launching in the field next to the pumpkin patch parking lot. The pink one actually hit our car as it was filling up!

pumpkin patch balloons

neon hot air balloonsDon’t you love the neon pink balloon? The color combo of neon pink with bright yellow, hot red and black is so cool.

//photos by Erika Firm

 

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Pecha Kucha Night San Diego

Pecha Kucha Night San Diego Oct 20 2011San Diego area creatives, take note … this sounds AMAZING ….

PechaKucha Night is an event for designers and creative types of all disciplines to meet, network, show their work, and play. Presenters are allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. You don’t have to present to attend! It’s a super way to get inspiration from fellow creatives.

David Lecours, a North County designer, will emcee the upcoming San Diego event. He also designed the sweet poster.

PechaKucha Night is open to all creative types: architects, photographers, designers, sculptors, chefs … anyone who creates. DETAILS: October 20, 2011 8:20pm to 10:20 pm at Til Two Club 4746 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115. $10 suggested donation. MIHO Gastrotruck will be there with delicious eats.

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Neighborhood S’mores Party

S'mores Party Invitation

S'mores Party Napkins

S'mores Party marshmallow on fire

S'mores Family Erika Firm John ArquetteS'mores Party FireA few weeks ago, just before school started, John and I invited the neighborhood kids (and their parents) over for a S’mores Party. It was a hot sticky mess, but also a ridiculous amount of fun.

I designed fun brown and white S’mores party invitations, as well as a few party accessories like brown cocktail napkins, but that’s as fancy as it got — overall the party was super low key. My dad made brats and we had a wagon full of beer, the kids ran around the yard playing tag, and patiently waited for dark so we could make s’mores. One of our neighbors brought over homemade marshmallows drizzled with caramel (we ate most of them before the fire was hot!).

Some s’mores party tips: 1. Buy cheap wood dowels at the hardware store for disposable s’mores sticks.   2. Keep a box of wet wipes nearby to help little ones get “unsticky.”   3. Put each ingredient in its own big jar with wide mouth, for easy access.   4. If you want to try something a little fancy: replace the Hershey’s bar with a Reese’s Cup. Trust me on this one.

//Top 3 photos by Erika Firm; bottom photos by Jessica Davis Photography

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Hooray for Long Weekends

hooray for long weekendsHello friends. I Hope you are enjoying yourself this long holiday weekend. Take some time to relax, okay? I’m trying to follow my own advice and am planning an afternoon at the beach with friends Sunday, and brunch by the pool on Labor Day.

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big weekend plans

//photo: Erika Firm

We’ve been working so hard getting those new wedding invitation albums finished that we are taking a much needed weekend off from work. We’re going to spend our weekend having fun: building a treehouse, roasting some marshmallows with the neighbors, swimming in the pool, walking on the beach, reading magazines, watching silly family movies, and just hanging out. 

Wishing you a relaxing weekend with your friends and family, too.   xoxo—e.

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summer plan: a s’mores party

// photo: Jennifer Dery

We’re planning a little backyard get together this Saturday for the neighborhood kids … just ‘cause. S’mores will be the star ingredient to the shindig. When I told my 7yo he got so excited he started clapping his hands and jumping up and down with pure joy in his eyes.

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