I"m thrilled to have Michelle Loretta of mmm…paper guest blogging for us today! I'm a huge fan of her work and I've come to know Michelle via Twitter. She is a constant source of great information, smart comments and support. A former accountant who left behind the world of numbers for crafting one-of-kind pieces of art, she's someone who is firing on both sides of the brain. She's a dynamo! Here then, in her own words…
As an invitation designer for mmm…paper, I LOVE working with couples that have destination weddings, particularly those with a beach or tropical locale. The use of colour in these weddings is what excites me the most. Our specialty in design is creating completely hand-made invitations. With a tropical wedding, you can really get into some fun decorative papers!
For 2010, it is all about colour. I love these tropical floral papers…vibrant colour yet not overdone.
A passport invitation is always fun for a destination wedding but I love how this bride chose bright, festive colours: fuchsia for the booklets with a turquoise and gold seaweed patterned wrap.
If you prefer crisp blues and bright greens in your tropical bouquet, these are some of my favourite papers to work with these days. I love their liveliness!
There are soooo many ways we can play with all of these fun papers! Here's a humongous bite of juicy colour:
Celebrate the colours of your tropical location and have fun with it!
Thanks so much, Michelle, for this colourful introduction to the beautiful work you do at mmm…paper!