Happy Tuesday everyone!
I have been hard at work on some lovely designs lately. In addition to a digital proof, I always send clients photographs of their invitation when it entails extras such as lace, ribbon, a tag, and other embellishments. This gives the client a visual of what the invitation looks like assembled and how it will appear when guests open the pretty little package!
Below is a sneak peek of a few new designs in the works. Interested in more details? Simply send an email with your event information. I would love to hear from you!
Be sure to stay tuned for the finished, complete looks of these designs + more!
A beautiful ivory and kraft brown lace wedding invitation suite.
The pearl and rhinestone buckle adds just a hint of glam!
Pink die cut birdcage invitation tied with lace. Simply divine.
A modified version of the very popular pocket envelope baby shower invitation. So precious!
A super romantic and gosh darn pretty blush and grey wedding invitation suite!
Totally drooling over the how this Save the Date invitation turned out. I can’t wait to share the finished look.
Adorable baby girl shower invitation with rounded corners and a paisley pattern on the back.
Can you believe October is here? A new month with so much to look forward to…pumpkins, cool weather, fall leaves, comfy sweaters and boots. Ahhhh.
I am now 36 weeks pregnant and patiently waiting for our baby girl to arrive. This October is going to be an especially special one. One filled with sleepless nights and lots of love and joy. We can’t wait and will be sure to keep you updated on our new addition!
In the meantime, here is some fall inspiration for you. Enjoy!
Image Credits (clockwise)
I Miei Sogni Country
Lace seems to be incredibly popular lately, don’t you think? From weddings, to home decor to fashion, I keep finding myself discovering the material used in fresh, inventive ways. Hoping these pictures inspire you and give you ideas on how you could make lace part of your next project.
All of these images (plus more!) can be found in my Pinterest board titled “Lace Love.” If you are not yet following us on Pinterest, then hop to! Join the fun.
Lace wrapped cupcakes? I am totally doing this for my next event!
Lace Manolo Blahnik crocheted heel. Yes, please!
Love this idea of filling embroidery hoops with lace. Wouldn’t this also look great as a wall collage?
Lace Plate from Anthropologie
DIY Lace and Ribbon Chandelier from Spearmint Baby. I would love to see this as a mobile in a nursery!
Sassy, vintage inspired lace dress from Free People
A really lovely way to dress up an ordinary set of terra cotta pots.
Such a pleasure to create the paper goods for this fabulous inspiration shoot, which was just featured on Every Last Detail blog! So gorgeous. I am particulary obsessing over the raised green ivy charges and floral chandelier. Take my breath away!!! Thanks to the incredible team of vendors who made the prettiness happen.
To see more images from the Modern English Garden Wedding photo shoot, CLICK HERE.
Photographer: Elle Parks Photography / Cake Baker: Sugar Bee Sweets / Flowers & Decor: Branching Out Events /Photographer: Hansel Dobbs Photography / Rental Furniture: POSH Couture Rentals / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Sweet Pea Events / Bride’s Dress: Stardust Celebrations / Bridesmaid Dresses: Gap /Invitations & Stationery: Memento Designs
Well, I have some very special news! I am really excited to share that my husband and I are expecting our first baby…and its a GIRL! She is set to arrive late October and we cannot wait. I am so thankful that my dream of becoming a Mommy is finally coming true. I know this lil baby will be the biggest blessing we’ve ever known…
So of course the nursery planning is in full force! Right now…my ideas are a little all over the place. I love so many things and narrowing it down is super difficult. Despite how excited I have been to decorate a nursery, my indecisiveness has me stalling. Anyone relate?
I have started a Pinterest board titled “Nursery Inspiration” and all of the images below can be found there. Wanna follow me on Pinterest? Just click on link to the right! If you have any ideas, suggestions or resources you want to share for cute baby stuff, please let me know! I would love to hear from you.
Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day.
USPS just came out with this years new Love Postage Stamp. It is graceful and perfectly suited for all romantic occasions. I love the swirly script used on this stamp and the bright red…a perfect way to add a pop of color to your envelopes.
In this photo, the newly released stamp is paired with few vintage Love stamps from my collection.
Every time I go shopping I am always snapping photos for friends and clients who have asked me to be on the look out for unique finds….whether it be burlap table cloths, vintage china, bridesmaid gifts, floral handkerchiefs or antique wall art. I have about 600 images on my i-phone of beautiful, vintage pretties I’ve found while treasure hunting. Because I can’t bare to delete them, I thought I would start sharing them. Hopefully you will find inspiration and enjoy some of my favorite shopping spots too.
Saturday, I made a visit to Alston’s Old Home Place, located in the Garland’s downtown square. Alston’s is definitely one of my “go-to” favorites. The prices are fair and affordable so I rarely walk away empty handed. Here are some photos I took while purusing through his lovely store and the items I just couldn’t leave without.
I feel like it’s been ages since I last set aside a few hours to just play with pretty details….AND then share it with everyone! So what brought this on? Several of the brides I am currently designing for have an affinity for luxury, romantic details, and vintage touches. LOVE! Below are a handful of photos I took of various paper goods, textiles and embellishments to spark inspiration for their designs. I needed this creative therapy.
I will be back soon with some of my new work. There is so much to share. Thank you for dropping by!
This new shower invitation was created for a fabulous bride getting married this fall in Guatemala! We really wanted to set the stage for their destination wedding through this invitation. Jennifer was inspired by the intricate patterns and bright, bold colors used in Guatemalan fabrics and had the genius idea of using tying this into the design. The outcome is fun, festive and bound to get guests excited about the shower, where they will even be featuring authentic Guatemalan cuisine!
They say the magic is in the details…and when it comes to making your dream wedding a reality, this is absolutely the truth! Of course for my big day, I focused on the paper goods to reinforce our vintage-garden theme. One of my most beloved creations- the stitched burlap ceremony programs and it is an honor to have the DIY tutorial featured on Intimate Weddings today!
Be sure to visit Intimate Weddings blog for information on materials and DIY instructions! And HUGE thank you to the oh-so-incredible Jenny Martell Photography for the dreamy images!
The bouquet…truly one of the brides most important accessories. No matter what your style, the bouquet should be an extension of your personality and wedding theme. The options are endless and oh so fabulous. Here are a few of my favorites!
This fabric bouquet is perfect for the shabby chic, blush-aholic. So divine…and you can keep it forever.
I dream in these colors.
Style Me Pretty
Baby’s breath never goes out of style. So affordable and airy, you can
totally go over-sized without going over budget.
Buttoned up in prettiness.
Style Me Pretty
Vintage, whimsy and so Anthropologie..wrapped up in one pretty package.
Adore the vintage broach tied to the ribbon. What a fabulous way to make your bouquet a true memento!
Style Me Pretty
The details on this bouquet are to-die-for. I could stare at it for hours.
The Ardent Sparrow
Classically gorgeous white flowers adorned in burlap? Perfection.
Green Wedding Shoes
For the girly, girl at heart. This combination of blush and creme roses is timeless.
The French Bouquet
SO, what style bouquet do you prefer?? Please share your ideas by leaving a comment below!
Oh, my. I am so over-the-top giddy to share this inspiration shoot that was featured on The Wedding Chicks blog today! Every detail is so romantically swoon worthy and I am honored to have provided the paper goods for the event, shot by Christa Elyce Photography.
To see more photos from the “European Elegance” inspiration shoot, visit The Wedding Chicks blog by clicking HERE!
Photographer: Christa Elyce Photography
Event Design: Amanda Carol
Venue: Heritage Park
Makeup: Thalio Beckham
Hair: Robin Wormington
Stationery: Memento Designs
Floral Design: Gardner’s Grow
Cake: Ruth Palmer
Caterer: Jamie Smith
I need a vacation. We all do, right??? Well, in the spirit of traveling and fabulous indie fashion, I share with you some of my favorite must-have finds from Modcloth.com. So affordable and incredibly A-dorable. Of course I love their vintage inspired clothing but this place is also a stellar spot for unique gifts and home goods. I am really obsessing over the Paris inspired cupcake kit. How perfect would this be for a kitchen shower gift? Enjoy my friends and keep checking back…I promise to get back to blogging more soon!
Well, my oh so talented friend Emily Hewett of A Well Dressed Home has done it again! She never ceases to amaze me with her unique ideas and totally current interpretation of all things pretty.
In addition to her other freelance services, Emily is now offering Wedding Registry Design Boards to help guide brides through the process of creating a new stylish space. Upon receiving your exclusive design board as well as your detailed specification index, you can register for the items suggested and your friends & family will shower you with wonderfully stylish gifts to make your vision a reality.
This is greatness. While my wedding registry days are behind me, I can’t wait to purchase one one of these Design Boards as a gift for one of my newly engaged girlfriends.
For more details and design fabulousness by Emily Hewett, visit A Well Dressed Home!
I love pairing simple, organic elements with ultra feminine materials such as frilly chiffon, lace, or pearls. Rustic chic just seems to be the best of both style worlds and can easily be achieved by taking advantage of natures finest elements and incorporating lots of texture…with a dash of girly glamour.
So from me to you….a rustic collage of prettiness, which happens to include of number of Memento Designs photos! Enjoy!
Table setting: Little Emma English Home
Bridal photo: my own personal fav; Jenny Martell Photography; venue-Parkhouse Antiques
Buttons: Sparkle and Hay
Button and Lace Wedding Invitation (New!): Memento Designs
Vintage cardigans and jewelry: BHLDN
Flowers: Memento Designs
Embellished wedding gown: Alisa Benay
I want to apologize for the very light blog posts as of late! The past few weeks have been so busy with designing and proofing. Designing and proofing.
So today I thought I would share a few proofs of new project in the works. These are ideas and options that I have recently presented to my brides, tailor made for just for them.
I cannot wait to share the finished and complete package of each with you…so stay tuned!
Lace, burlap and twine…done 3 ways.
Can one go wrong with blush, black and ivory?
Custom couture map and silhouette profiles of the bride and groom.
Robins egg blue and gold.
Lace. Luxury. LOVE.
A new interpretation of a former save the date design.
Again, blush, black and ivory. When this package is complete, it is going to be major.
1940′s Vintage inspired invitation in the making.
I am truly obsessing over this design and where it’s headed.
Custom illustrated map for Austin, Texas wedding!
This invitation set is divine. More to come…
New flourish invitation design that I adore.
We have decided to go with something similar but different…and equally as pretty, pretty, pretty.