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San Jose, CA

Specializing in event stationery (but not limited to), my goal is to give you the opportunity to express your personality and style through design that exemplifies you. With over 10+ years in the design world and loving every second of it, coupled with my innate nature to help others, and being the planner at heart that I am, allow me to provide a one-of-kind design experience. Simply stated, Rita Alexis Design is smitten with all things design.

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Rita Alexis Design blog's mission is to share knowledge for design + paper through super informative and beautifully curated posts. I hope to share my love for wedding stationery and design theory with anyone and everyone interested in the world of design!

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RAD Bride Highlight: Estela

Rita Garcia

RAD Bride Highlight: Old Hollywood meets Movie Theme meets Art Deco = Estela and Christian's Wedding! I love a good themed wedding, and what designer doesn't love art deco?

You see, Estela and Christian's wedding was hosted at the vintage Fox Theater in Salinas. It's adorned by ornate gold fixtures and red velvet fabric. Their names were in the marquee and their posters were in the entry way. You can imagine, she thought of EVERY detail and it showed. It was simply gorgeous.

So how do I know this pretty lady? Well, I've known Estela since middle school (although, I believe we were in the same kindergarten class!). We've played high school sports together (#tallgirlsrule) but didn't really connect until after college when we decided to room together. This is where her and I really developed such a strong relationship. We were there for each other through the silly times, laughing on the couch, crying over sappy movies, crying to each other through life issues, and elated for each other through life's joys. I came to realize how genuine and kind-hearted she really is (like 10x nicer than you'd imagine)!

I hope you see the beauty that Estela created through her wedding day, and the beauty we created in her stationery!

If you're interested in custom invitations or day-of stationery, please check out my custom wedding design page or email me directly at hello@ritaalexisdesign.com.

RAD Bride and Groom Highlight: Jessica and Ivan

Rita Garcia

Jessica and Ivan have been in my life since I can remember.

You see we've all gone to the same elementary school, middle school and high school together. However, I didn't actually know them until later in life. I met Ivan in middle school cause we were in the same classes with each other (from then through high school). And I officially met Jessica post college (!) when Ivan brought her out with us. Fast forward a couple of years and Jessica was one of my roomies and both of them were there for our Costa Rica trip when my husband proposed to me. They've also been there for some times when I was in tears. As you can tell, both Jessica and Ivan are near-and-dear to my heart, so when they wanted me to design their invitations and wedding day-of stationery, I was TOTALLY on board.

I absolutely loved that Jessica had a super refined and elegant style, and Ivan had the budget to match! Their wedding was absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking. I hope you enjoy their stationery as much as I did designing it! #jessicaplusivan

If you're interested in custom invitations or day-of stationery, please check out my custom wedding design page or email me directly at hello@ritaalexisdesign.com.

Modern Mexican Styled Shoot Featured on 100 Layer Cake

Rita Garcia

Rita Alexis Design partnered with K2 Event Production and Betsie Wing to design a beautifully styled shoot inspired by a modern Mexican motif! Photography (all featured in this post, as well!): Betsi Ewing / Venue: The Ruby Street / Designer & Wedding Planner: K2 Event Production / Florist: Pigsty / Hair & Makeup: Paige of BE.NYLA / Printed Materials: Rita Alexis Design/ Baked Goods: Smoky Hollow Baking Co / Rentals: Classsic Party Rentals / Linens: Nuage DesignsLa Tavola / Bridal Gown: Galia Lahav / Shoes: Badgley Mishka / Groom’s Suit: Zara / Tie & Bowties: Neck & Tie Co / Custom Accessories: IZOLA & ODEME / Models: Isabella Grosso & Jeff Stanfield

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RAD September Mobile Wallpaper Freebie

Rita Garcia

September of last year was AMAZING. You want to know why?! Because my husband and I were blessed enough to visit the country you see in these wallpapers... ITALY! Photographed here is the famous Almalfi Coast... and it was simply magical!

You can view our wonderful trip here for more magical photos, but here's a glimpse into a couple of more wonderful sites from that trip.

Download your wallpaper below!

RAD Bride Highlight: Sarah Rachelle

Rita Garcia

Sarah and Gilad :: Sarah and Gilad's Wedding Day-of Stationery is the epitome of romantic elegance. Her vision is just beautiful and I am so glad I was able to work alongside such an amazing bride. Pictured are her menu and program... Not pictured, those amazing little escort cards and welcome signs!

Traditional and sophisticated floral motifs coupled with a whimsical script and a serif typeface. A dream, isn't it? 

If you're interested in a more custom route, please check out my custom wedding design page or email me directly at hello@ritaalexisdesign.com.

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Mr. Gunn and I!

Rita Garcia

And just like that... 730 days / 104 weeks / 24 months / 2 years have passed since our perfect little day we were blessed enough to celebrate with our family and friends on 08.15.15.

We've gone on so many adventures from small trips down the coast of California, to large trips overseas; to little wins with new business and jobs, and some extraordinary heartbreaking losses. But there's no one in this world I'd rather rejoice in every single happy moment with or ugly cry on his shoulder with than that man I said "yes, I'll be your girlfriend" 6.5 years ago and "I do" to being your wife 2 years ago. Feels like we've experienced so many highs and lows and we're just getting started! I love you more than you will ever know.

Enough of the sappy stuff! Interested in what we did for our 2 year anniversary? Read below!

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08.15.15

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We decided to stay a bit local this anniversary since we're planning on another mini trip next month! Although, our local (Bay Area, California) is a wealth of fun and beautiful places, we decided on wine country–Napa, to be exact! 

Napa was absolutely gorgeous. From the more vintage homes, the smaller towns, the Summer Nights bands, the beautiful weather, the delicious food, to of course, the WINE... we were completely blissful. I've hinted to going through some life tribulations, so having this little getaway to celebrate our love was the PERFECT stay-cation. 

Friday night started with checking out a Friday night band playing near the river in downtown; followed by a delicious cheese platter. #softcheesesrock Next, we had tapas for the first time at Zuzu's. We were seated at the end of a longer table of a big party, so it wasn't exactly the romantic setting we were looking for, but hey, roll with the punches, right? #silverlining The food was DELICIOUS. I'm a nibbler/snacker, so tapas were perfect for me. We then went in search for ice cream, but unfortunately it was closed. At least I got to sit in a huge chair! 

Saturday came and we were ready for wine tasting. We went on the historic Napa Valley Wine Trolley and it was super fun! The wind in your face/hair everywhere was a bit much in the beginning, (yea, my beautiful curls were a bit less voluminous) but the weather was great!

First stop was Pestoni Winery! Five wines tasted and I was feeling goooood. You have to give me a break though. I hadn't had one ounce of alcohol in 4 months! I can't remember the wine name, but it was the first one (a white wine), but that was my favorite (of all the wines tasted–perhaps because it was the first wine?). And the chocolate sauce with wine was divine. I'm sure I just liked the chocolate though. Ha! Outside was gorgeous. We played cornhole and sat with large lady bugs! And I must note, I made quite a few in the cornhole, holding my purse, wineglass and in wedges on grass. #talent

Second stop was Raymond Vineyards! I was so excited about this place only because of the cool frames they had set up outside. The inside did not disappoint either! It definitely was themed throughout and seemed to cater to a younger crowd. We tasted in the Red Room. It was swanky and luxurious. Kind of like Hugh Hefner would like it or Moulin Rouge could be filmed there. By this time, I'm pretty buzzed. And although only my husband saw, I rolled on my ankle taking a photo near the frames outside. But to be fair, there was a dip in the grass that I didn't see–hence the awkward stance. And I fell pretty gracefully. #dontjudge

Next on the trolley stop was Cosentino! Here, we were served lunch. And thankfully so since I was in need of something to absorb this alcohol. The food was from The Girl and the Fig and was delicious! (Sandwiches, pasta, fig cookies, brownies). We all sat at a long table and had fun chatting with everyone. Our wine sommelier was pretty awesome. He knew his stuff, was personable, funny, a legit chef, AND a football star from ASU (with a massive ring to prove it!). 

Our last stop #sadface was Andretti. We were all about drinking the wine and playing in the vines (to taste the grapes!). At this point, I don't even remember the taste of these wines. Perhaps why it was the last stop?

We were then dropped off by the Oxbow Market. Why we decided to eat again, not sure. But we did. I didn't eat much, but definitley saved room for dessert! #ricemilkforthewin When we arrived back at our hotel, I don't remember even falling asleep! But 2 hours later, in daze, we decided to go back out on the town. We were both a little out of it but grabbed a snack and more wine. The restaurant we chose ended up turning into a mini club which was pretty cool. Although it was a bit odd seeing these young (and some older) folks dancing to "This is how we do it"... drinking hard alcohol... in Napa. #shrugs

Our SnapChat of a silly time!

The next morning, thankfully, I had no hangover. We decided to have a picnic in the adorable town of Yountville (10 miles above Napa) which is like a mini French town. Our picnic, unfortunately was cut short by some bees, so we headed out. It was fairly early at that point, so we decided to go to this elusive castle our Trolley drover mentioned–Castello di Amorosa. And OMG, it's a legit castle... with bricks and animals! The views from up there were also super gorgeous. All in all, an AMAZING getaway.

On our ACTUAL anniversary (8.15, a Tuesday), we took it easy. We had Ethiopian food for the first time (super yum!) and cuddled watching Netflix. But we started it off re-reading our vows to one another. Of course, I teared up. #sap From adventures to simple pleasures, no one I'd rather do them with than my hubs. <3

RAD August Mobile Wallpaper Freebie

Rita Garcia

Can you believe it's August?!

I took a bit of a break from my social media... but I'm back! As we enter a new month, it's reminds me of the beginnings of a fresh start. I heard a wise and amazing man (#barackobama) say about an extraordinary woman (#michelleobama) she had GRIT & GRACE. I thought those were two words that complemented each other so well despite being so polar opposite. Personally, I've been through the ringer the past couple of months and I plan on taking on August and the future with #gritandgrace. Although I can be a bit more gritty than graceful, but I also give myself grace through those rougher periods. You can remind yourself of this motto by downloading your free wallpaper here www.ritaalexisdesign.com/blog

RAD June Mobile Wallpaper Freebie

Rita Garcia

Summa Summa Time!

Enjoy the heat and this adorable little wallpaper for your mobile FREE! Get yours below!

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RAD Bride Highlight: Joelle

Rita Garcia

Joelle was a complete delight to work with. Granted, I already knew that considering we are college sorority sisters (Kaaayyyy Deee!) But she really was one silly bride with impeccable taste. She recently had her best-day-yet this past Saturday and I want to wish her a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! Take a look at the gorgeous invitation suite we designed together for that magical day.

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Traditional and sophisticated floral motifs coupled with a whimsical script and a serif typeface. A dream, isn't it? 

If you love this invitation design, please check out the RAD Firenze Minivite, which has similar aesthetics. And if you're interested in a more custom route, please check out my custom wedding design page or email me directly at hello@ritaalexisdesign.com.

May Flowers Free Mobile Wallpaper

Rita Garcia

Oh la la! We're officially into May! Bring on the heat. Bring on the flowers. Bring on the sunny long sunny days! And I'm bringing some pretty flowers to your handheld BFF. Grab yours below!

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RAD Bride Wallpaper

Rita Garcia

Brides-to-be, I have something for you! To commemorate this period of transitioning between Ms. to Mrs., I've designed this adorable wallpaper for you! In between colors, venues, food choices, family "helping you out," and all that in between, you can simply glance at your phone and smile knowing you're going to be a Mrs. very soon!

Download your free wallpaper below!

RAD March Lucky Wallpaper

Rita Garcia

For all of my practicing Catholics out there who are doing away with a vice for the Lent season.. I wish you all the LUCK!! And to keep your mind preoccupied, download this adorable wallpaper below!
 

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2016 RAD Wedding Suite Roundup!

Rita Garcia

Friends! Last year was a whirlwind of learning and creating for Rita Alexis Design (RAD) as it was my first year as a baby business (side hustle, at that!). Although I love learning (even if I wasn't too keen on it at the time) the ins-and-outs of business, like the bookkeeping, legals, sales funnels, etc, my absolute favorite is looking at all the stationery I designed with all my RAD brides! Such a wonderful experience to be a part of a couple's beginning <3

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Jemille and Wallace's Simple and Rustic Wedding Invite

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Lydia + Eli's Secret Garden Invite Suite

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Amber and Chris's Colorful and Comic-book Inspired Suite

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Kelsey and Adam's Whimsically Chic Suite

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Wedding Suite Giveaway Suite!

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RAD Valentine's Day Hangtag Freebie

Rita Garcia

I have to admit, I'm a sucker for love. And although Valentine's Day is deemed as a commercial holiday, I don't see any problem with showing the ones you love a little extra mushiness today. So, of course, I designed some adorable little hang tags for you to hang onto whatever gift you decide to spoil your loved ones with. Candies? Date Night? A bottle of wine? Whatever your loved ones like, these sweet little hang tags will hug them perfectly.

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TOOLS

  • Hang tag printable
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch (not necessary)
  • String/Ribbon


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Print out your favorite hang tag.
  2. Trim with scissors and punch a hole at the top.
  3. Grab your favorite string (bakers twine or some lovely satin ribbon) and wrap accordingly.

Send a Card to a Friend Day! (Free Card)

Rita Garcia

When a text message, comment, or like doesn't satiate that quality friend time, sometimes some snail mail can do the trick! And one that brings the tropical feel to our gloomy winter days is the cheery on top! Print this mini friend card, trim, and send to your friend ASAP! Their little heart will fill up! #SendACardToAFriendDay

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November RAD Mobile Wallpaper

Rita Garcia

Can you believe November is here already?! Holy smokes! Well, to add to your Pumpkin Spiced everything, comfy sweaters, and cozy leggings, I've designed a sweet little mobile wallpaper for you ladies! You can download below!

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