Category Archives: Weddings

Wedding Invitation: Jeanette and Matthew

carco-invite

Jeannette and Matthew had a special story that they wanted incorporated into their wedding invitation – they were getting married the same day their parents had in 1983 (Sapp), and 1989 (Carco).  The live oak tree on the invitation tells the story in its branches, and the brown and green color palette blend perfectly.

Wedding Invitation: Creagh and Timothy

Creagh and Timothy’s invitation was my first one where I actually worked with a wedding planner, rather than a bride.  It was a fun and smooth process, which was probably helped by the fact that the wedding planner is a friend of mine.  The bride wanted a simple and elegant design.  The finished product is absolutely lovely:

 

invitation

A Few of My Favorite Blogs

Sorry there has been an extreme lack of posts lately.  I am working on several craft projects, but they all happen to be top-secret birthday gifts for my two nephews and niece…tutorial posts will be available in mid-May, after they have all received them.  T and I have also concocted several delicious recipes, but they need some tweaking before sharing.  What I CAN do, is share some of my favorite blogs.  Here are my top 5 (in no particular order):

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess

This blog is written by cutie Elsie Larson.  Even her name is cute.  She writes about outfits, food, beauty, photography, decor, and also creates DIY projects.

 

Kendi Everyday

Kendi Everyday

Kendi posts creative outfit combinations nearly everyday (thus the name).  They are very inspiring when you are in a “I have no clue what to wear today!!” rut.

 

How About Orange

How About Orange

I love the color orange.  So does Jessica Jones, the blogger who created How About Orange.  Subjects she writes about include:  DIY tutorials, free downloads, time wasters, and other random things.  She also has designed some very funky fabrics that I would be happy to add to my collection.

 

Somewhere Splendid

Somewhere Splendid

Somewhere Splendid’s main focus is entertaining.  Party themes, decor, treats and more.  Beautiful pictures showcase parties that I can’t even imagine being invited to.  There are also a decent amount of posts about interesting objects, artwork, and recipes.

 

Eat Drink Chic

Eat Drink Chic

A very trendy girl named Amy Moss is the author of this blog, which centers around style, DIY, printables, entertaining, weddings, food, and more.  And she’s Australian.  Which is just cool.

That’s it for today, but please feel free to post a comment with any of your favorite blogs.  I’m always looking for more to add to my list.

Wedding Invitation: Diedra and Tyler

I was recently hired to design a wedding invitation based on the story of how the soon to be married couple had met.  Although it was quite a challenge to fit all of the words on one card (and make them look pretty), I was SO happy with the results!

Here is the sweet story-style invitation for Diedra and Tyler:

Invitation

 

The Food

The food…oh my, was it delicious.  For our wedding, T and I decided to continue our “old fashioned and homemade” theme.  We enlisted friends, family, and a few people we had heard great things about to create memorable desserts for our reception.  A family friend, Sherry Bowling, did the catering.  She did such a fantastic job, and we are so lucky she was able to help us.  My best friend made adorable cake pops; my aunt made buckeyes, the popular peanut butter treat from my home state of Ohio; a family friend, Ann, made her famous caramel cake;  T’s mom made the chocolate ganache cake; my mom made her now-famous carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  Our wedding cake came from a local bakery.  And I can say, pulled from our freezer a year later, it still tasted very good!  We bought several cases of classic coke bottles, and Trader Joe’s wine and champagne.  I made custom labels for the wine bottles, and we used chalk boards to label the desserts.

Everything must have been good, because by the time we go inside to grab a plate of food, the only thing left from the dessert table was a half a buckeye on a friends plate.  She let me eat it.  :)

 

classic.

food table

the spread

more of the spread

shrimp

our cake (with poloroids from the ceremony)

Ann's Caramel Cake

Aunt Lisa's buckeyes and strawberries

Whitney's cake pops

 

Photography:  Studio A Photography

The Decor

Welcome to our wedding. I knew I wanted cotton incorporated into the wedding since T was born and raised in the south. The wedding has a homespun look (since my family made most of the decorations), and the colors were mustard, gray, and navy. Some friends of ours happen to be photographers. They did an incredible job capturing the details of our day.

welcome

Barkley House

lanterns

centerpieces

photo booth props

activity sign

food

reception

 

Photography:  Studio A Photography

The Wedding

Being married is the best.  I have never been happier, and love creating new memories with my best friend who also happens to be my husband.  I love you T!

Stay tuned this week as I revisit some of my favorite images from our wedding.

getting ready

me

T and his best friend

my girls

my dad and I

vows

wed

my new family

 

T's new family

 

Photography:  Studio A Photography

Wedding Invitations: Amber and Ben

This sweet invitation was designed for some friends we go to church with.  They are both very stylish, have lively personalities, and LOVE collecting antiques.  Their wedding, at the end of October, will be themed with many items they and their families have collected throughout the years.  I can’t wait to see all the creative things they come up with.  Here are the invitations I designed to match their vintage themed wedding:

 

Rhodes-invite

the final product

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