Monday, April 1, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

Don't these look divine?
This recipe and many more can be found at Hummingbird High, a baking blog based right here in Portland, Oregon. This is the latest must-read on my blog list... and not just because she featured my Celebration Flags in the recipe photos (yay) but it's simply post after post of gorgeous, mouth-watering sweets, expertly photographed.
I am seriously going to try this Strawberry Milkshake Cupcake recipe asap. Yummmmm.

photo by Michelle at Hummingbird High

Friday, March 15, 2013

P & P featured in Mollie Makes!

Oh yay, I've been featured!

More specifically, my Celebration Flags have been featured in the latest issue of Mollie Makes magazine! Now, I have to admit, I had never heard of this UK publication until they contacted me last month. But what a treat! Here is how they describe themselves:

'Mollie Makes is published thirteen times a year. We curate the best craft from around the world into a tactile, collectible and totally irresistible magazine. We love to make- handmade is more than just a hobby for us, it’s in everything we do.  We can’t resist hunting down treasures in thrift stores, then customising, re-covering and embellishing our finds with our endless stash of ribbons, buttons, fabrics and felt. We’re forever on the lookout for new inspiration. Whatever we do, we’re living and loving handmade.’ 
~ Making ~ Thrifting ~ Collecting ~ Crafting

Isn't this just the perfect magazine? All of my favorite things! Together! Swoon.
If you live in the UK, this is issue is on newsstands now. Or you can subscribe to the print or ipad versions here.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Wedding Style :: The Dress

Classy. Elegant. Non-traditional. My wedding-style aesthetic could be described as any of those things but perhaps "unique" describes it the best. This also applies to wedding dresses, possibly the biggest decision a bride has to make when styling her own wedding. Your dress should complement & enhance your natural  beauty, reflect your sense of fashion and, most importantly, make you feel your absolute best, especially when all eyes are on you.

Basically, I like wedding dresses that don't actually look like wedding dresses. Isn't this jade gown the most beautiful color?

Ah, so elegant! (And you don't have to show a lot of skin. Unless you want to.)

I can already tell I'd love these two. You've got to be a fun gal to get married in a bright orange dress.

And here's a more "traditional" shaped gown, but in black!

And if you're wondering... yes, I would totally wear any of these at my own wedding. My favorite? It's close, but probably the jade. What a stunner.

top photo via greenweddingshoes

Friday, March 1, 2013

Oh, the Colors!

It's the Sweetly Wrapped Collection, in rainbow colors!

This collection is so darling, I just had to show off some of the color options available. But this is just the beginning: there are a total of 45 different Ink & Envelope choices and 13 twine options (with more coming soon!) Endless color combinations! The examples shown above are all currently listed in the shop and can be purchased as samples or ordered as a full set. From top left: Cherry, Cotton Candy, Tangerine, Sunshine, Green Apple, Aqua, Thistle & Brown Bag.
Questions? Email me at

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Not Wedding

Brilliant. A bridal show that's hosted like an actual wedding!

From ceremony to reception, The Not Wedding event is essentially a chance for potential clients to see a curated selection of local wedding vendors in action. A faux bride, groom & wedding party model stunning wedding attire, catering companies showcase their best delicacies, floral designers arrange stunning bouquets. The attendee is a "guest" at the wedding and can view the invitations, sample the wedding cake & hear the DJ spin on the dance floor.

The Not Wedding currently hosts events in Atlanta, Orlando & San Diego. {These photos are from the 2012 Atlanta event.} This is such a fantastic idea, I'll bet it will be catching on in other locations around the country. So fun!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Across the World

Paper & Pinafore shipped orders to clients in 14 countries last year! United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland & Netherlands! We have done wedding papers in multiple languages and are happy to do so (as long as the client provides the text, via Word document or other format). Every order includes two free rounds of revisions to make sure we get all the details just right.

AND now through March 31st, shipping is free for Invitation & Save the Date samples! To any country. Just enter code SHIPFREE during checkout.

xo- Havilah