NEW images of the published shoot: Soiree chez Chateau de Chambord

NEW images just posted on the Wedluxe website Jul 30, 2013

This stationery suite designed and created by Papier by Judy included a handmade boxed invitation, custom designed invitation interior, place cards resembling luggage and tags (playing on the “Wanderlust” theme) and delicate round menus.

The exterior was lovingly hand assembled with fabric featuring golden/champagne tones and a lattice pattern. Wrapped in a tassel and finished with a golden crown this handmade silk box is fit for any princess, queen or HRH of your choosing. The interior is custom designed with soft pinks and golds and accented with a crystallized blue cameo.

For the love of travel! Complete with little personalised luggage tags wishing a Bon Apetit to the guest.This little place card adorned with delicate lace and pink cameo reflect upon the venue, Chateau de Chambord a famous castle in the Loire Valley of France.

This lovely round cut menu nestled atop a Versace dinner setting has soft pinks and golds. Dressed up with silk flowers with Swarovski crystal centres and soft wispy feathers.

This soiree has all the makings of an elegant affair, wouldn’t you say?

All the soft feminine features and the sparkle will take your breath away!

For even more awe inspiring photos from this collection, visit the Wedluxe website. This could not have been possible without the amazing contributions of

Photography: Jasalyn Thorne Photographers

Producer and Creative Director: Fleur de Lis Events

Floral Design: Sunflower Florist

Stationery: Papier by Judy

Cakes and Cookies: Berliosca Cake Boutique

Macarons and Mini-Cupcakes: Cakes By Meg

Location: Terminal City Club

Gown: Reem Acra from Blush Bridal & Special Occasions

Headpiece: Elsa Corsi

Shoes: Jimmy Choo from Holt Renfrew

Jewellery: Lugaro Jewellers

Hair: Salon 88

Makeup: Chantale Walker

French Silk Drapes, Bouquet Brooch, Ostrich Feather Fan, Favors, Napkin Rings, Golden Fabergé Inspired Eggs, and Silk Table Linen: Farzaneh Basiri Design

Sandstone French Urns, Pillars, Frame for the French Silk Drapes, Balustrades, and Fountain: Upright Decor

Brass Candleholders, Urns, and Flatware: Panache Antiques & Objets D’art Inc.

Pillar Candleholders: HomeSense

Table Trays and Bronze Stand-up Frames: The Cross Decor & Design

Tassels: Chintz & Company

Plates: Versace from Neiman Marcus

Charger Plates and Stemware: The Bay

 

Wedluxe Magazine Style File: A Nautical Affair

Published today Wedluxe Magazine’s Style File.

This nautical affair included lots of fun elements from Papier by Judy. Lots of navy blue, golds and metal accents were used and yes, Swarovski crystal elements to always make things sparkle!

So to this, I salute the high seas and say “All Aboard!”

The invitation suite included custom folded envelopes, maps, mini monograms, anchors and heraldic imagery. I played with layers and textures on the papers and included metal studs, grommets and rope to “tie” it all together.


For the full post, visit Wedluxe.com. If you’d like to source any of this amazing talent, a full list of credit goes to these amazing people!

Photography: Vasia Weddings

Secondary Photographer: Christine Williams Photography

Venue: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Decor: Art of the Party Design Inc.Pedersen’s Rentals

Floral Design: Roa Floral and Event Designs

Stationery: Papier by Judy

Compasses: Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Coordination, Linens and Chair Coverings: Trousso Thé

Chairs: Universal Decor

Model: Luisa Koehler Sullivan

Hair: Jade Kugelman

Makeup: Charrisse Mae Makeup Artistry

Gown and Accessories: Blush Bridal & Special Occasions

Jewellery: Elsa Corsi

Cake: Anna Elizabeth Cakes

Soiree chez Chateau de Chambord

Check the pages of Wedluxe Magazine for our latest editorial feature in their Wanderlust issue!  [Wanderlust (n.) A desire to travel, to understand one's very existence]

Wedluxe Magazine, Canada’s Luxury Magazine. Their Summer/Fall 2013 issue features eye-candy wedding ideas inspired by travel. Our feature, titled: Soiree chez Chateau de Chambord, showcases the beauty & elegance of a soiree in France.

A full page feature on a custom boxed invitation by Papier by Judy starts the spread on page 90, continuing on to page 93 showcasing other items in this stationery suite.

Here’s a sneek peek at our team’s 4 page spread.

The stunning shoot was planned & styled by Fleur De Lis Events & photographed by Jasalyn Thorne Photographers. This issue is on stands now! Pick up your copy today! Official photos, a complete list of all vendors involved and more details on the stationery to follow.

A collection fit for a queen, wouldn’t you say?

 

A world of colour

One of the most asked question by any of your vendors will be: what are your colours? The colour of your wedding can bring life, interest and emotion to your event. Do you want to go monochromatic (tints, tones & shades of the same hue); this can add depth without being chaotic OR do you choose striking complimenting combos? Just remember that when choosing a colour palette try to stay with 2-3 colours as to not confuse or distract the eye.

So what can your weddings colours say about you?

RED: passion & love

ORANGE: energy, joy & warmth

YELLOW: freshness & cheerfulness

GREEN: harmony & life

BLUE: stability, loyalty & wisdom

PURPLE: romance & power

WHITE: innocence & purity

BLACK: power, formality & mystery

With a rainbow of colours and shades to choose from, what thoughts would you like your event to provoke? So when choosing your wedding colours, be bold, be unexpected, be YOU. Most of all, have fun with it!

Happy planning. Love Judy

Sweet Love

As featured on Wedluxe.com Style File: Sweet Love

Featured just in time for Valentine’s Day! A day of love, hearts, flowers and of course sweet confections! Stationery was provided by myself (Papier by Judy) with lush golds and black, a recurring antiqued flourish and gold Swarovski crystal elements. Nestled amongst soft pinks and greens it is sweet indeed! So on this wonderful day remember to give out extra kisses to your special valentine and to appreciate the joy around us – Not just today but every other day!

View the full post on Wedluxe.com

A nod to the wonderful and talented vendors involved in this sweet affair. An honour to have worked amongst such an amazing roster!

Photography by: Leanne Pedersen
Planning & Design: Nargess Tabrizy of Fleur de Lis Events
Stationery: myself Papier by Judy
Floral: Tala Florist

Jewellery: Elsa Corsi, Jeweliette

Macarons and Heart Confections: Thomas Haas

Rentals: Lonsdale Event Rentals

Hair Stylist: Mahyar Khoda, 88 Salon (778.737.3253)

Makeup Artist: Houri Khademi (604-600-9966)

Models: Sarah Voyer & Molly Smith

 

Silk Collection

Papier by Judy’s new Silk Collection has arrived!

100% handmade. 100% imported Japanese silk (fully lined inside and out). 100% keepsake piece. Simple and elegant, all wrapped up in a beautiful satin bow.

Handmade with love with pure silk (over 50 different fabric choices to pick from!), this lush collection is a sturdy book that can be showcased up on your mantle or desk. Open up this 6″ x 6″ book to reveal (on the left) a photo matboard with bevel cut inset to display that cherished engagement, wedding or just because photo. The right side with a pocket where your DVD of images can be nestled, card inserted with your wedding invitation details, or pocket replaced to hold another mat board with photo. All mat boards are custom cut to hold photos 5″ x 5″ (or smaller).

Contact me today to inquire about pricing, material options and other details. Can order as little as one piece or as many as your heart’s content! Also makes a lovely gift for that special someone.

 

A very special thanks goes out to Kunioo for the beautiful photography and to Balconi Floral Design Studio Inc. for the beautiful backdrops! Check out their websites via the links to view more of their amazing work!!!

xoxo Judy Phan

 

 

Toast to a New Year!

As we wrap up our first official work week of the new year, I look back and reflect on 2012 and all the joy and blessings it was filled with.

I am grateful to all the things bestowed upon me – 2012 felt like a whirlwind year! On a personal front I thank life for giving me a doting husband to whom I celebrated my first wedding anniversary with. The pregnancy and birth of my brand new baby boy. My little one just turned 4 months today and I am already amazed and in awe of how something so little can intrigue and inspire me so! As I celebrated the holiday season with many great friends and oh so much family, it reminds me of the importance of these human connections and how laughter really is a cure for all. On the professional front I am humbled by the amazing people I have meet within the wedding industry. As I start and grow my business it is a great feeling to be in the company of so many wonderful and talented vendors who appreciate the story of love as much as I do! As a hopeless romantic I think I’ve hit the mark and have chosen an industry which allows me to listen to those heart melting stories between the love of a man and a woman, over and over again.

As wedding season fast approaches, I am busy at work dreaming up new custom designed invitations. Fresh new ideas, papers, textures and colours. A joy to be working at something that doesn’t quite feel like “work”.

So on this note, wishing everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and may 2013 be filled with nothing but LOVE and joy!

Winner of the Creme de la Creme contest draw!

A draw was done to select a winner to receive up to $800 off their wedding stationery order. Congratulations to Veronica Ho of Vancouver! I am so excited for your August 2013 wedding!

In the spirit of the holiday season and the time of year when giving is at it’s highlight, I’ve decided to name a second winner! Congratulations to Nazanin Bahrabadi of North Vancouver. Your June 2013 wedding will be a splendid affair.

Happy planning ladies!

Crème de la Crème: a sight for the senses

by Judy Phan

Having wrapped up the Crème de la Crème grand wedding showcase last weekend, I am abuzz with inspiration and excitement for next year’s wedding season! The show delivered on lush florals, intricate decor, rich colours, decadent treats and of course… fabulous dresses – the brides (and grooms!) were in for a treat with items to entertain all their senses.

Here are a couple of photos of the tables displaying our custom designed stationery.

photo courtesy of Kunioo

Custom designed invitations and supplementary items: Rich metallic papers, crystal brooches, ribbon accents and custom cut lucite plates are a few items integrated into these pieces above.

photo courtesy of Kunioo

Wishing tree tags: An alternative to the typical guest sign in book. Have guests write a note with wedding well wishes, marriage tips and advice or even draw a picture to bring on a smile.

photo courtesy of Kunioo

Personalized packaging: Monogram embossed boxes, custom tags, and personalized ribbon. Make your favors uniquely you!

The “Red” table: Amazing florals by Granville Island Florists and rich decor by Upright Decor. Papier by Judy supplied menues mounted on custom cut mirrored plates, table number with etched text on a vanity mirror and placecards personalized and mounted in mirrored compacts (for the ladies) and silver pocketwatches (for the men).

It was a wonderful affair. I met happy and eager brides, chatted with fellow industry leaders and had a great time! I can’t wait to work with the upcoming 2013 couples!

I am often asked how early you should start thinking of invitations. I suggest 4-6 months in advance. Earlier if you have many invitations being sent out of province or overseas. So to all you 2013 brides and grooms out there… happy planning and we’ll be chatting about your stationery needs really soon!

Also, stay tuned to hear the winner of our draw for up to $800 off their wedding stationery!

 

We’re exhibiting at the Creme de la Creme Grand Wedding Showcase

 

We are so excited for next month! SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012 to be exact. In the company of some of the top wedding vendors in Vancouver, we will be exhibiting at the 8th annual Creme de la Creme grand wedding showcase hosted by Countdown Events.

  • SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012
  • FOUR SEASONS HOTEL VANCOUVER, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
  • 11am – 6pm (with an haute couture fashion show at 1pm showcasing some of the top dress designers)

Hailed as the wedding show of choice by Vancouver’s most distinguished wedding experts, Crème de la Crème raises the standard of wedding shows with an unmatched haute couture fashion show, trendsetting designs, and showcase of products and services that convey style, artistry and excellence.

Last year’s show was a luxurious success, this year will be no different. Come visit Papier by Judy to see some of our unique book style invitations and customs designs. There will also be a chance to enter a draw to win up to $800 off your 2013 wedding stationery order.

View photos and video of this fabulous affair HERE 

Be inspired, awed and enchanted. To all those 2013 brides out there, this is an event not to be missed.

We hope to see you there!