Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Snow White Wedding Styled Photo Shoot

Magic Beyond Midnight had the pleasure of participating in a Snow White Themed, Wedding Styled Shoot last month. The shoot took place on the outskirts of Pittsburgh PA, at the incredible Armstrong Farms Bed and Breakfast. Having snowed at the venue a few days prior, coupled with the beautiful and cozy barn setting, made it a perfect backdrop for the fairy tale photos. 

The super talented Ashley Broskey of AB Occasion Design, who lead the event, invited MBM to design stationary and accessories for the shoot and we couldn't have been more excited to be a part of the day. 

We started by tweaking a version of the Snow White Invitation that is part of our Disney Inspired Stationary Collection, added a little extra flare to it and some design reconstruction-- then she was ready for her close up. 

In addition, we had the pleasure of creating table menu cards and mirrored table numbers for the mock place settings.

The menu cards were a more traditional black and white, with a pop of red, boasting a mirror and an apple, with Snow White's silhouette, true to the movie's plot.

The mirrored table numbers were a little trickier to design. We tried to tie in the traditional charm featured in the movie by using the gold scalloped lace design, while also keeping it modern for today's brides. To do so, we created a square mirror, red bow and white painted numbers to reflect the style featured in the invitation.

Below are only some of the beautiful photos taken at the shoot, that include items we had the pleasure of designing. All of the gorgeous photos were taken by Pittsburgh based photographer Krystal Healy. To view all of the photos from the shoot, please visit Krystal's full Gallery.

Another big thank you to Ashley and AB Occasion Design for choosing us to be amongst the many other amazing vendors that made this shoot possible. 

You can purchase the Snow White Inspired Invitation and Accessories, direct from our website.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

"A Perfect Cacch"-iola - Dee's Bridal Shower

The winter month's have kept MBM very busy, expanding our office locations to include Charleston, South Carolina, as well as designing our new Website, which will launch in the upcoming week. These new ventures have left us blog-less, for which we apologize!

As we close in on the start of spring training, why not blog about our baseball themed bridal shower. On 8/8/14 we showcased Dee and Joe's baseball Save the Date.... as their wedding approaches we'd love to recap the bridal shower decor, which followed suit with the baseball theme!

Below you will find a Bride sign, for Dee's chair, using the MLB colors, Blue and Red, as well as a baseball lace design.

The centerpieces added a more elegant touch with submerged red glitter branches, blue and white accent crystal, lit from within, as well as floating candle and rhinestone vase wrap. 

Matching stationary included not only the bridal chair sign, but also  the bridal shower invitation, table menus, table numbers, favor labels and place cards. These photos can be seen below.

L: "Hey Batter Batter" Pancake Mix Favor and Mini Whisk
R: Baseball Lace Table Number Accented with Red / White Twine

Table Cards & Recipe Box

Dee's Bridal Shower Invitation and Full Stationery Suite

We hit this one out of the park! Congrats Dee & Joe!

Baseball themed wedding invitations can be found and purchased HERE:

Please stay tuned as we update our blog with news about our new website, coming soon!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Christmas Party for the Queen....

This past week MBM has the privilege of designing and crafting a Christmas Party Invitation for Ms. Colorado 2013, Mina Muirhead.

Specifically, the Christmas Party would play host to all of the recent Pageant Queens from each state. 

Ms. Colorado chose beautiful colors for the invitation, envisioning something sparkly, to mirror these beautiful ladies and their dynamic work with various charities. While it is a Christmas Invitation, uniqueness was a strong factor, straying away from your standard red and green colors. Inevitably teal glitter was chosen as the backdrop of this super fancy invite.

In an effort to make the invitation stand out, we chose a swirly font for the important wording, using Bickham Script and swashes, highlighted in teal colored fonts. 

A matching RSVP card was included in the suite for the Queen's responses. The traditional 'M' for the name line was replaced with 'Queen.' 

As with many of our custom created invites, the back of the invitation included our signature stamp.

We were so excited to be a part of the planning and hope the Queen's have as much fun at the party as we did designing the invites!

Keep  your eye out on etsy as these beauties will be available for purchase this week!! 


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Summer Weddings ... Inspired by The Little Mermaid

Just because our summer is coming to an end, doesn't mean summer weddings have to! Our southern states and beautiful destination spots play host to 'summer beach weddings' long into the winter months...

Recently we had the pleasure of working with Cori and Patrick a wonderful couple, native to the gorgeous beaches of Pass-a-Grille, Florida. With a backdrop as beautiful as their hometown's surrounding beaches, they didn't have to look far for a wedding venue. 

Cori and Patrick found MBM after seeing our Disney Collection, specifically those adorned with glitter and the beach themed 'Ariel' inspired invitation. Taking these two ideas and joining them together, we were able to create an invitation perfect for the couple's 'Wedding Weekend Celebration,' that even Ariel would be proud to show off. 

To reflect the bride-to-be's sparkly style, we used a teal glitter as the centerpiece to their invitation, backing both the monogram and the wording with glitter in shades of teals and greens. We accented important wording and headings with the same color, making it stand apart from everything else... the Bride and Groom's name, date, titles, etc. The interior ribbon held a crystal encrusted starfish, reiterating the beach theme throughout the invitation. Matching ribbon was used outside as an closure, adhered to the monogram, which boasted their names and wedding date.

Cori and Patrick had 3 inserts for their wedding, since their celebration will last a the whole weekend! The 'Response' of course, where guests have the opportunity to respond to one or all events. The 'Reception', which give us a peek into their wedding by giving guests the wedding website link for additional details and photos of the couple. Lastly, the 'Details' card, which gives guests an opportunity to view itinerary and description of each event, prior to responding. Since most guests will be from out of state, the more detail they have in advance the better.

Congratulations Cori and Patrick!!

This invitation will soon be available for purchase with the rest of our Disney Collection!


Friday, August 8, 2014

Saving the Date...

It has been a busy wedding season at MBM, between bookings, orders, events and prep work, we have been off the blogosphere for almost a month.

Therefore, there is no better way than to re-introduce ourselves to our followers than with something we've never blogged about before; the all important Save The Date.

As you know, Save The Dates are sent in advance of your wedding invitations, letting guests know to keep the couple's nuptials on their calendar. In most cases they are used for long engagements, and go out many months or years before the invitation is even starting to be created.

Uniqueness is something MBM adores; being able to put your own spin on your wedding with different ideas, themes and decor makes us, and more importantly, your guests happy. No one wants to feel like every wedding they go to is exactly the same, right down to the ever popular flower ball centerpieces.

Dee and Joe, one of MBM's super couples, are the definition of unique wedding ideas. They met in college, where Deanna played softball and Joe, baseball. Paying homage to their roots, they're splashing their wedding with baseball themed accessories, at the same time, keeping it really elegant.

To start the fun, with the help of the super talented owners of Refined Impact, we were able to create this gorgeous Save the Date.

The stadium / ticket / scoreboard themed magnet, showcases the couple's engagement photos. Even more cleaver are all of the 'hidden' gems, including the fact that the couple is watching themselves on the scoreboard that includes all their wedding details. The ball, strike and out count is  even their wedding date! 

Dee and Joe chose the beautiful Il Tulipano for the reception; their logo is seen on the top right. The brides family church, St. John Canty, will be the setting for the ceremony and is showcased on the top left. The ticket location section tells the guests to ' Get Ready 2 Play. ' 

It's easy to get lost in the details of this creative piece, and so fun once you notice everything going on. The custom created logo finishes the bottom of the save the date!

We are very excited to begin working on this wedding and look forward to bringing you more baseball details of the big day!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Glorivette's Creations

Relationships are an extremely important part of life, that is no exception for business owners. Having strong vendor relationships make day to day business activities easier, for a number of reasons. It's always great to know that there are other people who share in your passion for you creative projects and understand how important your clients are to you.

As an etsy seller, we want to introduce one of our favorite fellow etsy shops... Glorivette's Creations. Glorivette puts a unique spin on useful items such as every day organizational tools, decor and fashionable jewelry. One of the main reasons, aside from the gorgeous items,  we love Glorivette's shop is simply because she boasts a little bit of everything!

Who better to tell you about her products than the super talented creator herself...

A Message From the Owner:

Glorivette's Creations was founded in 2005. I aim to create handmade items that are unique, beautiful, and affordable. Glorivette's Creations is unlike any other business because it simply has a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I have items for all ages and every style. My goal is to make unforgettable items that people want to treasure forever. 


We want to showcase a few different  items from Glorivette's Creations. However, you can visit her shop and view all of her gorgeous pieces by clicking the shop name above.

First up are these adorable custom pillows that include your baby's birth announcement! This is such a great way to decorate your baby's nursery or a perfect gift to give to the proud parents or grandparents. These can also be customized a little differently...

Glorivette Says:

My Announcement Pillow is truly a unique and customizable item. Great for any person or occasion. Many customers have used these 12 x 12 pillows to announce the birth of a child, marriage, or family tree! This item keeps people talking and definitely a thoughtful gift for anyone.

The second featured item are handmade Pillow Letters. You can get one, two or 20! Since they're handmade, any name is available in any color!

Glorivette Says:

Pillow letters are something I have been creating for some time! They are great for names, especially if you have a unique name like "Glorivette". My name is one you can not find when shopping in a store looking for "personalized items". I can make any size name, long or short! Many people have used these pillows for decorating beds and even as wall decor in children/teen rooms!
Lastly, MBM's personal favorite! Unique Dry Erase Boards!! Not only are these boards made to match any room in your house, they are extremely functional. Whether you like glitz, sparkle, flowers or rustic, one can be tailored to your particular style.

Glorivette Says:
I was inspired to create lovely framed dry erase boards when I decided I was done with having sticky notes cluttering my space! Sticky notes are small, get lost, and are a waste of paper. Now I have a board in almost every room of the house (all matching the room's decor). For example: In my kitchen I have my "Need To Buy List", in my sons room (2 years old) he has his "Bed Time Check List", which he looks forward to checking off every night.
We are so very excited to be able to blog Glorivette's unique ideas and more so showcase her exceptional talent!! MBM is happy to know someone who shares in our love of creativity. We hope that you get to visit Glorivette's Creations  and take advantage of the beautiful items that are for sale.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Congratulations Samantha!!

This past Saturday, we had the privilege of celebrating with one of our own!! Regina's beautiful cousin Samantha graduated Stockton College with honors last month and we couldn't be prouder.

We had the task of making Sam's invitations back in March and needed something to mirror her unique personality, but not overtake the day.

With suggestions from the graduates mom we came up with.....

The invitation features a Stockton Blue ribbon, with black backing, reflective of Sam's school spirit. Being a history major and future educator, she's a fan of maps. While mapped invites certainly are unique enough, we decided to make Sam's Jersey Pride show through on this invitation by mapping the famous landmarks in her hometown of Ocean City, NJ. This layout came complete with our graduate's house and favorite shore spots... the stunning Beach and Boardwalk of OC.

                                                                      (Samantha and Regina)

Congratulations Samantha!! We are so proud of you and your accomplishments.