We branded this entire wedding in beautiful pastel colors meant to reflect the gorgeous surroundings of Malibu. From a full invitation suite with map to can coolers and signature cocktail signage we customized everything for this celebration. Every element had a purpose and tied the entire event together so just by glancing a guest would know they were in the right spot.
This Monday is Martin Luther King Day and we wanted to share a map we’ve been working the past few weeks. Our client, The Guest House at Graceland, contacted us about making a map of some of the most significant spots of the Civil Right Movement and it really forced me to reflect on the his life and contributions.Read more
I think I spent a solid hour clicking back and forth over these amazing shots of my client’s wedding. How beautiful are these pictures? It really warms my heart when a client thinks enough of me to send pictures of their wedding day. Laura and her husband Lindsey, could not have looked happier! Photographer, Caroline Robert, of Sweet Caroline Photo, did an amazing job capturing their beautiful smiles and the amazing scenery. How beautiful do they look? She is simply gorgeous! Wow! She also sent along shots of all the custom creations I made.
I really worked to create a theme that could be carried throughout the wedding celebration. A custom color palette, monogram, and font can transform and bring order to any wedding. I look the wedding as an event that should have a true story and continuity throughout, capturing the importance of the occasion and the personality of the couple. Laura and Lindsay, nailed this wedding and their guests had an amazing time celebrating with them. Check out the wonderful vendor below that helped them pull together such an amazing wedding.
Laura met up for lunch a few weeks back in Dallas while she was in town and she couldn’t have been sweeter. She’s a successful salesperson for Roadtrippers.com, an awesome resource for planning your next trip. Check out her bio HERE. She was so complimentary and really encouraged me to utilize my talents as a designer on an additional pathway I’ve been working on. I am so thankful for her, and others like her, that have taken their time to support me. I look forward to staying in touch and supporting one another. Thank you.
Swept Away Events:
Photo: Caroline Roberts:
Venue: Mauna Kea Hotel:
Hair and Makeup: Mara McMichael
This Malibu B'nah Mitzvah invitation was one of the most fun and unique that I have created. I was so honored to be entrusted with such an important tradition in the Jewish faith. A B’nah Mitzvah is the plural of Bar Mitzvah, the tradition when children turn 13 and take on the responsibilities in the community and attend are obliged to attend religious services. This was a celebration of twins (a boy and girl). I worked to bring a balance for formality while attending to elements that pre-teens (or now teens) could appreciate.
The kids had a full weekend packed with activities and fun at the Gindling Hiltop Camp. I’m sure they had a blast! Unfortunately, the site was destroyed only a few weeks later in the California wildfires. I am glad we created a map to remember what the camp once looked like and I hope that they rebuild and make the camp even better than it looked.
Guys trips are great, but the details and memories start to fade over the years. Some memories you will never forget… A while back, we were contacted by a very supportive wife to create a poster that she could frame and give to her husband and friends to capture the highlights of their guys trip. Every 5 years these guys meet up to hit their favorite fishing spots and swap stories in Montana. It’s a really cool tradition. Carol worked very hard to make sure this map was masculine and whimsical at the same time. Check out the map and think about how you could use a map to remember your next family vacation or special trip.
Over the Holiday’s many of you are going to embark on the family road-trip to visit family and friends. Many hate the idea of driving in close quarters with their back-seat-driving spouse and impatient children, but I on the other hand love it.Read more
I wanted to share with everyone some amazing photo’s I received from a wonderful client of mine! Erin and Camerons Palm Springs wedding looked beautiful! We worked together for many months to create some amazing mid-century modern meets desert stationery — map, programs, menu’s, seating chart, napkins — that completed the entire look of the day. I love getting the opportunity to see my work in the setting it was intended. She was so amazing to work with and such a sweet person, and really enjoyed the time we had together on this project. They are a BEAUTIFUL couple and she is absolutely GORGEOUS! I am so happy that CW Designs could play a role in such an amazing day in their lives. Thanks to her Erin for sending me the shots and to the obviously talented Daniel Neal at Daniel Neal Photography for his keen eye! Erin was nice enough to send me a list of all her vendors, so check them out as well.
Mid-Century Palm Springs Wedding Monogram
Carol created this monogram for client's Erin and Cameron by taking elements of modern mid century and Art Deco design to create something totally unique. The monograms here are what they settle on.
The real estate market is still humming along, but agents are facing more and more competition from new agents, sell by owner, and internet-based real estate brokerage firms. Traditional agents must do more for their clients and stand out to potential buyers and sellers to justify their traditional higher fees in the age of internet. Agents must be proactive, creative, and have the right experience to attract the right clients. This is where CW Designs can help.
Over the past few years we have created more and more material for real-estate agents and property developers looking to get a competitive edge. One of the most in demand pieces are our custom maps. A custom map can highlight an agents recent sales, a hot new location with properties available, or surrounding attractions. These maps can be incorporated into all sorts of promotional material including; mailers, door-hangers, magnets, handouts for home showings, and even websites.
In addition to custom maps we also create business cards, stationery, signage, and logos. Our designs stand out and grab the readers attention. An agent that stands out is one that will stand out to potential buyers! We want agents to think outside the box because when you can sell yourself clients know you can sell their home. Check out some of the latest designs we have created for locally and around the country.
Getting engaged, and the subsequent journey to the big day is a very exciting time — a journey filled with parties, planning and the occasional headache. Many times, I am contacted soon after engagement by enthusiastic brides ready to hit the ground running planning their dream wedding. I love it when I am able to work with a client throughout their engagement because I know that when we’re done the wedding day will be the easy part. A little planning up front really goes a long way, and while I am not a wedding planner, the items I design are meant to bring cohesiveness, order and beauty to the wedding day. The perfect color palette, typeface, theme, and timing are all important aspects when it comes to having a smooth running wedding and reception. Check out what I was able to do for Alex and Emily!
I am so flattered when past clients refer me to friends and family, and I have been so lucky to have such awesome clients. Over the years I have developed a large part of my business through referrals, but these ladies took it to another level. Perris, Alyssa, and Rachel were married within 3 years of each other and I was blessed to work with them all because of a referral from Perris. How cool is that? They were so sweet to take a photo with their wedding maps, and it's one of my favorite photo's ever! It was so fun to work with these ladies and see the bond that they shared. I know that years later they will look at this photo fondly as well. It's just another reminder for me that CW Designs isn't just a business, it's about capturing special moments in time that can be cherished for decades to come.