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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAYDEN | JUNE 2016

4 May 2017

When your son is into LEGOs®, I mean REALLY into LEGOs, it is kind of a must to have a LEGO themed birthday party. And, when your son is really into Star Wars, it is also a must to have a Star Wars themed party.

But when your son is into both LEGOs and Star Wars, it is definitely a must to combine the two.

Each boy was given a LEGO Star Wars figurine along with the invitation. Naturally the party was held at the local Bricks & Minifigs and was filled with fun building activities and eating. The boys left the party with their own lightsaber and a smile on their face, especially the birthday boy!

Today was only fitting that I put this post up – May the Forth be with you! (ha ha – get it? Today is May 4th. Forth be with you – Force be with you).

Venue: Bricks & Minifigs

Do you need invitations for events other then weddings? I can help you! Get in touch via my contact form here.

Birthday Invitation Suite
Favor tags, invitation, water bottle label, food IDs
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Birthday Invitation Suite
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Lightsaber Favor & LEGO® figurines
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Lightsaber Favor & LEGO® Yoda
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Luke Sky “Water” water bottle labels
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Party food
Cheese & cracker “Tie Fighters”, sausage “Pizza the Hut”, “Darth Cheddars” Cheez-It, “Hans Rolos”, “Vader Veggies” and fruit “Obi-wan Kabob-ies”
©2016 Sugar Pear Design

 

STYLIZED WEDDING SHOOT | WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE 2017

8 March 2017

You know, Madison has some really, really great wedding professionals. I was fortunate enough to collaborate in this Chic Amour Wedding Scape for the 2017 Wedding Planner and Guide. So fun to mix marble with metallic! When pairing gold, copper, and marble with shades of blush pink, peach, and grey, you get a pretty awesome looking décor and design.

Keeping it a subtle accent in the paper goods and cake, marble takes on a contemporary design element. The shades of blush pink, peach, and grey maintain that soft, yet romantic feel. Charlie’s on Main was the perfect backdrop, with their light and airy atmosphere.

So fun that BRIDES Magazine, a leading national wedding source, picked up elements of this wedding scapes for support elements to their online article highlighting marble as a wedding detail! Check out the write-up for yourself here on BRIDES.

Concept Design & Styling: The Darling Wedding Co.
Photography: Krakora Studios
Wedding Cake & Cupcakes: Gigi’s Cupcakes
Floral: Sweet Pea Floral
Venue Location: Charlie’s On Main
Rentals: A La Crate * Vintage Rentals and Event Essentials

Overall table scape and environment. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Overall table scape and environment. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Highlight of all components: marble cake, invitation suite, soft floral elements on the table and wall hangings, linens, place settings, and furniture rentals. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Highlight of all components: marble cake, invitation suite, soft floral elements on the table and wall hangings, linens, place settings, and furniture rentals. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Invitation suite: matte grey envelopes lined with antique metallic gold, invitation printed on marble and backup with a soft matte peach stock, response card on blush pink; table number using the metallic copper, matte gray and marble; and geometric place cards incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Invitation suite: matte grey envelopes lined with antique metallic gold, invitation printed on marble and backup with a soft matte peach stock, response card on blush pink; table number using the metallic copper, matte gray and marble; and geometric place cards incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Invitation suite: matte grey envelopes lined with antique metallic gold, invitation printed on marble and backup with a soft matte peach stock, response card on blush pink; table number using the metallic copper, matte gray and marble; and geometric place cards incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Invitation suite: matte grey envelopes lined with antique metallic gold, invitation printed on marble and backup with a soft matte peach stock, response card on blush pink; table number using the metallic copper, matte gray and marble; and geometric place cards incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Invitation suite: matte grey envelopes lined with antique metallic gold, invitation printed on marble and backup with a soft matte peach stock, response card on blush pink; table number using the metallic copper, matte gray and marble; and geometric place cards incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Invitation suite: matte grey envelopes lined with antique metallic gold, invitation printed on marble and backup with a soft matte peach stock, response card on blush pink; table number using the metallic copper, matte gray and marble; and geometric place cards incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Modern square-shaped marble cake — love that the floral elements are intermixed in the cake layers and not just laid on the top tier. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Modern square-shaped marble cake — love that the floral elements are intermixed in the cake layers and not just laid on the top tier. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Always important! Save room for dessert! Photography by Krakora Studios.

Always important! Save room for dessert! Photography by Krakora Studios.

Dinner menu on matte peach and the geometric place card incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Dinner menu on matte peach and the geometric place card incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Table number incorporating metallic copper, matte gray and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Table number incorporating metallic copper, matte gray and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Geometric place card incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Geometric place card incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Fun angle of the geometric place card incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Fun angle of the geometric place card incorporating antique metallic gold and marble. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Table scape incorporating dinner menus, geometric place cards, and table numbers. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Table scape incorporating dinner menus, geometric place cards, and table numbers. Photography by Krakora Studios.

Holiday Cards | Letterpress Printed

4 November 2014
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’tis the season (letterpress printed)

You do realize that there are only 50 days until Christmas? Not to freak you out or anything. The holidays are upon us! It IS time to start thinking of winter and snow and holiday cheer. Be sure to check out Sugar Pear Design’s holiday cards that are now up on Etsy! (click on each photo to go directly to Etsy’s site).

Each one letterpress printed. Those printed on white are 100% cotton fibers—taking the impression oh so well! Blank inside to allow personalized messaging. It’s this time of year that we all look forward to. Finally, actual letters in our mail box instead of the usual bills and credit card solicitations.

They are for sale in collections of either 4, 8, or 10 cards + envelopes as well as individually.

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peace, love and joy (letterpress printed)

 

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Have a cozy holiday (letterpress printed)

 

Merry Christmas Filigree

Merry Christmas Filigree (letterpress printed)

 

Very Merry Christmas Sled

Very Merry Christmas Sled (letterpress printed)

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Merry Wishes Snowflakes (letterpress printed)

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Merry Christmas Leaves & Berries (letterpress printed)

Happy Holidays! Cheers!

What’s in a name? Sugar Pear Design.

29 September 2014

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome to my shinny new blog!

I have so much to show you from this past year, that I though a blog would be the best avenue. But, what do I post as my very first blog post? What should I say? I have a lot of fun projects from this past spring and summer that I can’t wait to show you, but which one should go first? Uhm…

In a recent client consultation, I was asked “How did you come up with ‘Sugar Pear Design’? That’s it! That would be the topic of my very first blog post! So here it is…

How did ‘Sugar Pear Design’ come to being? The reason is quite simple: my very own wedding. We had a fall wedding and decided to do a harvest theme. Pears are in peak season in the fall. I came across these super cute (I don’t use that word that often, but they were!) miniature pears at a local food co-op. I thought to myself, “Now, how can we use these?” I played around with displaying them in different baskets and groupings. But in the end, I actually sugared these miniature Seckel pears to be used for our wedding cake topper.

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Photography by Appleby Photography. Used with permission.

Those that know me well, know that I am constantly thinking and analyzing. Actions that I take have justification. Everything to me has a meaning. I really do believe that everything happens for a reason. (Sometimes that reason doesn’t surface right away!)

When in the infancy stages my business, I wanted the name of my business to have a personal meaning. I had pages and pages (and pages) of name ideas. Yet, nothing was clicking. None of them stood out as “the one”. While doing some brainstorming, I was going through my wedding photos and it dawned on me. One of these photos is a detail shot of our wedding cake; the pears that I had sugared. It was an “Aha!” moment. Sugared Pears. Sugar Pear Design. That was it! That would be the name!!

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Photography by Appleby Photography. Used with permission.

As I mentioned, I usually have a reason behind the ‘why’. During my client consultations, I ask a lot of questions. I want to get to know them and to understand their wishes, vision, what is important to them—their ‘why’. My job is to translate that personal meaning and verbal vision into something that is physical and tangible. My task is to incorporate their ideas (that oftentimes they don’t know how to fully articulate) into printed pieces that truly are an expression of who they are. My assignment is to show their ‘why’.

Significant events have such a personal meaning. And in today’s world, people don’t want the wedding, the birthday party, the baby announcement, the whatever, that their best friend just had. Similar to coming up with my business name, I can help bring that distinction forward via invitations and other day-of stationery pieces. Stationery reflecting your unique personality and style. Stationery that delivers a true reflection of you. Specializing in the design of bespoke invitations, announcements and social stationery, Sugar Pear Design offers the perfect complement to your event. BEAUTIFUL. ELEGANT. UNDERSTATED.