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Organic Linen & Velvet Invitations with Grocery Bag Envelope

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I’ve had such a great first part of 2014.  My clients have all been tops and I’ve had the lucky opportunities to work on some beautiful shoots with some great people.  As the weddings and shoots take place and are published, I am finally able to share some of my work with you.  Yay!  This invitation suite was one of my favorites.  The combination of textures is fabulous – the grocery bag envelope with the string closure (love!) to the velvet ribbon and linen backed invitation.  The way it all ties up is so pretty.

This suite was for a styled shoot that I collaborated on with Ashley Lloyd (Attention 2 Detail ) and Alixann Loosle Photography, and just happened to have The Bachelor as our groom.  It’s a beautiful shoot, and I can’t wait to share the whole thing.


Simple Summer Outdoor Wedding

With the days getting warmer, I’m really anxious to start hosting outdoor dinner parties.  It’s one of my favorite things about this time of year.  Late spring and summer weddings are incredibly popular, and have been (probably) forever.  This board is a great mix of seasons, with the brighter yellow-greens and the pillow-filled seating.  The pillows and throws take the slight chill out of the spring air and the bits of yellow feel fresh.

simple-outdoor-weddingoutdoor bench seating via Style Me Pretty |  boho bride by Hushed Commotion photographed by Jen Huang via Burnett’s Boards  |  centerpiece by Sarah Winward, Honey of a Thousand Flowers  photographed by Britt Chudleigh |  watercolor thank you sign by Peter Loves Jane  |  meyer lemon thyme icebox cake by She Wears Many Hats


Spring Mountain Bridal Session by Chantel Marie Photography

Let’s end the week with something stunning, you say? Absolutely, I say.  Chantel Marie‘s work knocks me dead every single time.  I can’t help but hear music coming from every photo she takes.  For all you fashion-minded folks, her blog, Stay Gold, is tops. The girl can make everything look like it belongs in a magazine. She shoots fashion look books all the time, which is no surprise, once you see her work. Be sure to check out her blog – it will easily make it to your daily read list. For today, get swept away in this beautiful story.

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photography by Chantel Marie  |  flowers & hairpiece by Lisa Firth Floral   |  wedding dress by Enzoani  |  dress alterations by Debbie Issacson, And Then Some Bridal Couture  |  groom’s suit from Dress Code

Write on 001

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Unlike most mornings, today I took it slow.  I have a baby in middle school, which forces me to wake far too early.  Normally, I drag out of bed and start right into my day, which I did follow through with today…until about 8:45 this morning, when I walked in my house after dropping off the last round of kids at elementary school and heard my bed calling my name.  I gave in.  Crawled under the covers and dozed off for almost an hour!  I can’t recall the last time that happened.  Right then and there I resolved (after all, April is as good as January, right?) to s l o w  d o w n and take more moments in life.

I work with one of the youth groups in my church. Last week, I had the thought come to mind that I really ought to write a note to a darling 12 year old girl telling her how much potential I saw in her.  I regret to say that I got caught up in other things and haven’t yet written the note.  The good thing is that I still can.  Little notes and letters are some of the most important things we can share with each other.  We all know the power that the penned word has – because we all have that special note or two that we keep buried in our secret place and pull out when life is dealing us a hard hand, or when we just want to remember.

So, today, I’m writing that note.  I challenge you to do the same.  In fact, if you join the challenge or share this post, leave a comment and let me know and I’ll send you something fun in the mail.


Classic Art Deco Font


Thanks to a serious era of bold and unmistakable design + recent hit films, Art Deco style fonts and lettering are still going strong.  I thought I’d share one of my favorites today.  Core Deco is a fantastic font in many ways, but my most favorite is the number of variations in this typeface.  If you are new to typography, it’s easy to pick a few of your favorites and know that they will look great together!