Thursday, January 19, 2012


The last time I wrote I was frustrated by having to design a new logo for myself as a designer vs. myself as a business. Well I did it and I'm very happy with it. Go and see my design portfolio at, won't you?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I've been stuck. I have to redesign a logo for myself, me, Amy Armato. So hard. The worst actually. So as a distraction for myself, here are a few places for a bride to go to get unstuck: the above photo was found on Snippet & Ink through a delightful interior design friend of mine, Holly Bayer of Haut Haus (of course I found this image on one of her Pinterest boards).

There are many places to find inspiration boards. The boards from BHLDN allow you to peruse theirs, see other's boards and create your own.

This photo is from Cecilia Levy via Poppytalk. Sometimes you need non-wedding things to get your wedding brain going.

Where do you go?

Thursday, January 5, 2012


This post started out as a year in review type post. I did a lot of interesting jobs and projects last year and wasn't the best about blogging them. The first work I chose to look at was this photo shoot revisiting the church basement reception popularized in the 1950's and 1960's. This shoot was originally produced for Hearten, the online magazine of the Independent Wedding Association.

I couldn't boil down my work on Hearten or this shoot to a couple images so I'm turning it into an Inspiration File post. There are just too many good ideas that would make for a quaint and personal wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. I adore this invitation suite and though it was created for this shoot, I am just dying for a couple to love it and have it for their wedding. I have highlighted my stationery work for this post, but go and see Hearten for the full spread with more great ideas from this and other shoots.

Pie on a stick: Cocoa & Fig
Apron: Roycraft

Alternative Guest Book Ideas
{guests fill out what their recipe for love is and leave a note for the bride and groom}

Recipe Card Favors

Invitation Suite

Guest Book Cards, Recipe Card Favors and Food Tags

Alternative Layout for the Cover of the Hearten Spread

Church Basement Buffet

Minnesota Shaped Pie-on-a-Stick

Floral Centerpiece