Stephannie Barba Weddings + Couture Maps: Mexico

 As the weather becomes a bit cooler here in the midwest, Mexico has been the topic of conversation.  

Several of our lovely couples recently chose Mexico as their wedding destination and we can’t be more thrilled!  

Tulum watercolor guest gift bag map.

Los Cabos map and labels.
Playa del Carmen wedding invitation suite.  Barefeet welcome!!!
Zihuatanejo wedding weekend itinerary.
Watercolor Riviera Maya illustrated map.

Destination I Do Fall/Winter 2012

We’ve only just discovered Pinterest so we are delighted to be featured in the current issue of Destination I Do‘s “A Pinterest-Inspired Wedding”!

Check out the site if you haven’t already and connect with us!

Stephannie Barba Weddings: South America

Our studio works with clients around the world, and recently we had the great pleasure of creating wedding stationery for two wonderful couples in South America!  

Ariana and Santiago were married in Panama City, Panama, and their wedding festivities included a grand tour of the city with a stop at the gorgeous Buenaventura Resort, the site of their wedding reception.

Maria and Alex were married in historic Cartagena, Colombia, an old village on the northern coast.  We created their wedding stationery and maps in both English and Spanish language versions. Congratulations to our lovely couples!
Wedding favor gift tag

Wedding weekend festivities guide.  Our logo was interpreted on the back in the style of the artwork created by the Kuna Indians of Panama.

Simple and elegant wedding programs.

Hand painted sea-inspired invitations.  Stitching details by Mira Aster. 

Hand painted inserts, menus and place cards.

The Fine Art of Stationery: Mira Aster

Today I am excited to be showcasing the work of a true artist, Anne Millett of Mira Aster who creates from her Northern California studio and is known for gorgeous stitched invitations and delicate fabric details.  Combining color with pattern and great design, her stationery is some of the best on the planet.

With an admiration for her unique vision, we began collaborating back when we were both New York City girls and since then we have joined forces on an array of projects from wedding and bat mitzvah invitations to personal stationery as well as (my favorite!) signature illustrated maps. 

She has also sewn birth announcements, table number cards, sweet little placecards and even favors (like bookmarks for Oprah’s big event!)  Anne has been recognized as one of Modern Bride’s Trendsetters, an honor so well deserved!  

Check out a small sampling of our projects and see more inspiring design on her website.

Mira Aster
Petaluma, California
Paris map design with hand embroidered paper + San Francisco illustrated map with foil stamp printing and silk screened fabric

Ocean-inspired Maui eco adventure map.

Hawaiian Mahalo notecards + fun vintage wedding invitation.

One of Anne’s more traditional designs, Japanese paper stitched to a folded invitation for a wedding in Palm Springs, California.  Our lettering style Mira was created just for Mira Aster.

Gorgeous personal stationery + simple and elegant menu design for a wedding in Round Hill, Jamaica.

Colorful wedding invitation inserts + letterpress Bahamas map with paper stitching details.

Gorgeous tri fold design stitched with organza fabric and letterpress printed for a wedding in Los Angeles.

Hello Kitty for Sephora

Last summer I was delighted to be working with Sephora in creating illustrations for a new line of Hello Kitty products. Inspired by my favorite city, the Mon Amour collection depicts Paris street scenes, and my illustrated watercolor maps were also included on the packaging.