Monday, January 21, 2013

Elegant Winter Invitations

Allison and Andrew were married this past December and had a very elegant winter wedding. Allison wanted a very classic invitation incorporating a pine cone, since she was using them as part of her decor (and bouquet!). We used a thick off-white card with a gold pinecone and border and black writing, inner and outer envelope sets with a light gold lined outer envelope. I also designed ceremony programs and menus to coordinate.

Congratulations Allison and Andrew--wishing you a lifetime of happiness together!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Football Rookie's 1st Birthday

Sharon contacted me to see if I could design some football-themed first birthday invitations for her son. Her only requests were to put her son's head on the football player, and make it all Denver Broncos colors.

Here's what I came up with -- front and patterned back:

Sunday, January 13, 2013

It's Official!

Weddings, Wedding VenuesJar of Ideas Design, Best Wedding Invitations in Newark - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner

North Plainfield, New Jersey – January 13, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Jar of Ideas has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 for invitations in North Plainfield, New Jersey.

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Jar of Ideas’s selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by  past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews.  While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Jar of Ideas.

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.  As a Bride’s Choice Awards winner, Jar of Ideas is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program continues to recognize  the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize Jar of Ideas for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

Jar of Ideas is thrilled to be one of the top stationery designers in New Jersey in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2013.

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Engagement Party Invitation

For those of you that watch "Say Yes to the Dress!", you might recognize Kelley below. She was featured on this past Friday's episode, looking for an elegant Grace Kelly style of gown. 

Here are the engagement party invitations that I created for them last May. The coral pink border was printed on and mounted to a dark chocolate card. We were able to use one of their engagement photos, and put their initials into the sign that was mounted on the tree.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Photo Birth Announcements

I'm working on some first birthday invitations for one of my clients and wanted to share their birth announcements. We had some beautiful photos to choose from and had a lot of fun with these!

These were double sided 5x7 announcements, with a great vintage pink motif on the front and incorporated into the background as well.