I'm off to the mountains! Tomorrow we leave for Colorado for a family reunion, and I'm so excited to return to my favorite state. Each year we try to visit Colorado, and in the last nine years I think we've been 8 times. We considered moving there at one point too. I think what I love most is the fresh air, the cool nights and warm days and basking in nature's beauty. And the lack of int[...]
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In my world, antiques are a family business. I own an antique store with my brother and sister-in-law. My husband and I bought out an old antique store's inventory with his parents last summer. So in our family, when someone has a party, you know it's going to be vintage-infused. It was no differ[...]
Friends, I'm so excited to be sharing today's wedding with you! I worked with Meghan most of last year on pulling together the look for her September wedding, and once the big day came I helped her with day-of coordination. Meghan was such a joy to work with - she trusted me with all of the de[...]
Over the summer I had the pleasure of working on some fun invitations for a girl who lives in Denver but got engaged in Paris. She wanted invitations that honored the places that meant a lot to their relationship, so we worked together to come up with this vintage postcard inspired suite. Printed[...]
You guys - it's gonna be a busy few weeks around here. For months I've been helping a lovely bride Meghan with her Dubuque winery wedding, and wedding week is HERE! My dining room is full of rental props and my garage is full of hydrangeas and burlap wrapped mason jars. I'm so excited to see how[...]
I've been working with a lovely couple this year on their September wedding - everything from their stationery to their decor and day-of plan. Now that the date is slowly creeping closer, I thought I'd share some inspiration for their decor! I've been so wrapped up in it, I've even been having we[...]
Most brides I've worked with have opted out of having true seating arrangements at their weddings - whether they were cocktail parties or grab-a-seat-where-you-can type receptions, they didn't want to fuss with table numbers and putting people in specific places. While a seating chart can be hard[...]
I've been re-inspired by Pinterest lately, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite finds lately. Some are for my antique store, some are wedding related and some inspire me in every day living. That bedroom is to-die-for, right? Links: Ring Boxes | Typewriter & Vintage Stuff | Mini[...]
Happy Wednesday loves! I'm over on Keep.com's blog today talking about how to properly gift your bridesmaids - I've got 9 super personal ways for you to thank them for all the help they've been with your wedding day! Check out the full post over at blog.keep.com!
Annnnd I'm in love. Actually I'm in love with this couple, but I'm loving how their invites are turning out as well! They're perfect for their mountain-infused, vintage milkglass, peach and mint kind of wedding day, right? I can't wait to share the finals for you when I have them done next[...]
As a graphic designer, most of the wedding work I do is invitations and signage. And fonts are big part of making the whole invitation suite cohesive and well put together. Today I'm sharing with you the fonts that I cannot live without right now and the perfect way to use each one! My[...]
For my wedding, there were a few traditions I absolutely knew I wasn't going to follow - one of them being using a traditional ring bearer pillow. I wanted something that fit my theme a bit more, so I took a small vintage jewelry box, filled it with floral foam and moss and stuck my rings into it[...]
When it comes to your wedding day, it can be hard deciding what to splurge on (I wanted to splurge on everything!) and where you can save a few bucks. DIYing your boutonnieres can help you save! The fun thing about boutonnieres is that they don't have to all look the same - you [...]
Late summer is the perfect time for a colorful, fruit infused wedding, right? I'm sharing a gorgeous fruit inspired theme over on My Wedding Favors this week and it features the best color palette for summer. Make sure you head over to the MWF blog to check out the colors I chose and the design details I shared - it's all so beautiful! Happy Thursday :) 1. My Wedding Favors 2. Frie[...]
Yesterday I was going through my phone trying to figure out how to get more free space and I came across some videos I took in the first few months of Holden's life. It's crazy to think that just a few months ago he slept most of the day and kicking his feet was the most active he was. His sweet little babbles and funny faces nearly brought me to tears - time truly is fleeting, and I[...]
Tropical print, pineapples & flamingos are big right now, so it's no surprise that those trends are spilling over into wedding design! Last week I shared a bright & tropical wedding theme over on the My Wedding Favors blog. To see the fun color palette and all of the other details, head on over to MyWeddingFavors.com - and Happy Thursday!
On Friday I entered the last year of my 20s, which kind of terrifies me but also has me eager to know what's in store for the years to come. Each year that passes seems to be better than the last but so different from the one before it as well. There have been so many changes in my business and my life in the last three years - I never dreamed that once I quit my full time design [...]
She'll know me crazy, Soothe me daily Better yet she wouldn't care We'll steal her Lexus, Be detectives, Ride 'round picking up clues We'll name our children Jackie and Wilson, Raise 'em on rhythm and blues. This song is one of my favorites right now! Jackie and Wilson by Hozier would be wonderful for your wedding playlist. Such a great song for a dynamic couple. &nbs[...]
Happy holiday weekend, friends! 'Knee High by the 4th of July' - that's always been the phrase of the summer for as long as I can remember. It refers to how high the corn should be by July, and when your dad runs detasseling crews in the summertime, the height of the corn was a big determinant on when he was going to be out of the house for a few weeks so my brother and sister and best frie[...]
I'm over on The Budget Savvy Bride again this week sharing this month's pick of fonts for your DIY wedding invitations. There are some fun ones this month! Head on over to The Budget Savvy Bride and check out all of the details!
One of my most popular wedding invitation suites is my Dreamy Mountain Wedding invitation - complete with a lace doily wrap tied with baker's twine. It has the perfect amount of lace detail to make it perfect for a rustic wedding, a bohemian wedding or a super feminine wedding, and I've been designing sets for brides all over the country! Today I'm going to show you how you can make your own la[...]
This weight’s too much alone Some days I can't hold it at all You take it on for me When tomorrow’s too much I’ll carry it all I’ve got you Another great love song from Mr. Jack Johnson. Perfect first dance, don't you think? Happy Monday!