You’re staring at your bling all day, still getting used to your new name (hey there, Fiancé!), and you’ve just set your wedding date for October of next year. Congratulations! Among all of the congrats, squeals, and spontaneous dance parties, the first thing that people ask is “Ooo, are you planning a Halloween themed wedding?” Um...no.
If you are a bride like I was, you love fall, but do not want to see pumpkins at your wedding. You still want to have the feel and overall fall aesthetic, but just need some inspiration to get you started. Well ladies, this blog is for you!
Click through to read more, and to get some FREE and fabulous mood boards to get you started planning your fall wedding!
PS: Don't forget to pin these boards, and head on over to our contact page to get started on your fall wedding invitations! Read More
Knives chopping bright, crisp vegetables, and pots sizzling with new combinations of fresh ingredients. All of this is captured immediately and in full vibrant color by Rachel E.H., owner of the food blog Vorace. Read More
About 2 months ago I was going through emails and working remotely and when I came across one email in particular, and it broke me down. Right there in the middle of a hotel lobby coffee shop...
Click the link to find out what I was reading when it happened...you just might need it too. Read More
You've saved the money, reserved the venue and photographer, and even said, "YES" to the dress. The big things are taken care of (phew!) and you've turned your attention to the next round of details, wondering where can we cut back so we can upgrade our honeymoon flight to first class.
Wedding invitations may be entering your mind as you go down the list of to-do's. You've searched Pinterest and a few online shops, but haven't found "the one" yet, and are wondering if the investment is really worth it.
The short answer is, yes.
Here are three reasons why you should invest in your wedding invitations. Read More
You just bought your first place together, and want to upgrade your home from the leftover college hand-me-downs, to a cozy and modern place that looks like both of you. The problem is...
you have no idea where to start.
He likes bulky black leather furniture, and you like light and bright marble finishes. He wants a huge TV over the mantle, and you want your engagement pictures proudly displayed.
All couples go through this, and it's important to value each others decisions to come to a compromise. But sometimes you just need that outside perspective that will be able to bring it all together with a good mix of each personality.
Click the link for a few options of how to get that HGTV worthy home, while finding your home style as a couple and continuing to plan that wedding of yours! Read More
Beachy. Moroccan. Moody. Vintage. Bohemian. These were all of the words that were used to describe this styled shoot.
Are you intrigued yet? Read More
You're prepping for an important work meeting, catching up with an old friend for drinks, and trying to figure out the maze that is wedding planning. Your week has turned into one crazy, non-stop hustle, and you can barely slow down enough to enjoy a week night in with your sweetie to binge watch all the shows that you've missed.
It's exhausting, right?
And the LAST thing you want to do is go to the grocery store to wade through the crowds of other exhausted and multi-tasking career men and women, who are just trying to pick up dinner so you don't have to order take out for the 3rd night in a row.
I'm tired just thinking about it. And if you are like me, I HATE meal planning! I just have some sort of mental block that when it comes down to planning out the week and deciding what to eat each day sounds exhausting.
I like cooking, but hate the planning. It's the "chore" aspect of it that I just continue to resist.
I'm here to tell you the simplest solution of all solutions, that will immediately free up your mind and your week...
Follow the link to find the solution to simplifying your life in one step! Read More
Nicole and Bryan came to me from somewhere out in the social media wonderland, and I'm so darn happy they did.
Nicole has so much energy and excitement, and they were both SO in love. Nicole knew that she wanted an invitation suite that would accent her designer gown and gorgeous chandelier-filled reception hall when sending it to their over 300 person guest list! She knew she wanted pinks and maybe some green, and wasn't a fan of too much cursive. Read More
I met Andrea through a mutual friend when we worked on a logo for Maple Tree Education together (you can see that post here), and since it went so well, Andrea hired me to complete another logo for her "side" business as well.
I highlighted "side" as I did because with all the good work she does through her center for couples in Hawaii, it deserves no less attention than her main career path does.
In her own words, here is a brief description of the Hawaii Surrogacy Center... Read More
The sun has set and the ocean breeze has chilled the guests, but the memories of Jen and Mike's wedding are still warm and fresh in our minds.
I had the amazing pleasure and honor of not only being a bridesmaid, but also stationer for Jen and Mike's New Jersey Beach Wedding. It's not often that I am so involved on both sides, but for Jen, I'd do anything.
Jump on in to hear more about their special wedding day, and to view some pretty pictures of the event! Read More
Have you ever had one of those friends that instantly upon meeting them, you feel like besties? Well when I met Alyssa, that's how it felt.
Alyssa had come to me for a logo for her personal blog (blog/teaching resource/creative nuggets of wisdom for the kiddos), and in the midst of designing that logo she brought another client to me through her professional contacts.
Enter: Maple Tree Early Childhood Education, and the school's director, Andrea. Read More
Working in the wedding industry is a crazy, exciting, and very emotional thing. We get to be a part of the very best days in a couple's life, and it is an incredible experience to take part in. I've worked with and met many other members of the wedding industry, but the professionalism, enthusiasm, and passion that emits from Teresa from the very first email is what sets her apart from the rest.
Read more about Teresa, our project together, and why this was one of my favorite projects of 2016! Read More
In an embellished ball gown, Joanne walks down the aisle to meet her soon-to-be-husband, in a church full of their friends and family. Their elegance and love is apparent as they say I do to each other, smiles as wide as their hearts.
We created a super elegant and jaw-dropping invitation suite with rich navy blues, blush and ivory accents, and rose gold foils as the stunning centerpiece...just click here to read more, and see the final suite! Read More
As I sat down to write this post, I was staring at my notebook that has the below quote, and thought about how perfect it is to start off this project.
Be bold. Be charming. Be sharp. Be generous. Be silly. Be amazing.
This perfectly sums up Alyssa, who is an early education and theater teacher, arts enthusiast, and pretty much the sweetest person you're ever going to meet. She has started a blog that will inspire and give resource to parents, teachers, and artists who want to add creativity to their lives through their kids.
Read more here to learn about this new blog, and to see the creative behind the scenes process! Read More
You may remember me talking about a Valentine's styled shoot last year that had everything to do with Kate Spade. You can read about it here, and as you may notice, I was just a LITTLE bit excited about it.
I mean...did you SEE those inspiration boards?!
Well it's almost Valentines Day again this year, so it's fitting that I finally follow up with this today. In the post I mentioned that I'd show you the final products of this Kate Spade Valentines Shoot... Read More
It started with a few weeks of "I'm too busy" and then went to a few months of "I should really get back to that", and then I actually sat down one day to prep a whole bunch of posts... Read More
My family has been known to dumpster dive (with head lamps), and drive big trucks wherever they go because, "you never know what you will find on the side of the road". You could say that we're just a bit looney tunes, or you could also say we're a little bit obsessed with good deals and finds. Either way, what you SHOULD be saying is how much you wish you could be a part of my family, because, we're all pretty awesome.
Over the weekend my mom, aunt, and sister came to visit me and new bride Jendy for a thrift shopping day of fun! (yes that's totally a thing.)
Read on below to find out the secret to thrift store shopping and family bonding... Read More
Ashley Macadam is a creative wedding and lifestyle photographer based here in New Jersey, who is heavily influenced by the beauties of nature. We found each other through a local networking group, and I knew we would be great together because, among other things, we both have a slight obsession with red floppy hats...
Read on below to see the design process Read More
Planning a wedding? You’ve saved the date, secured the venue, and booked the photographer…so what’s next? Time to start thinking about your wedding stationery! With endless options for the design, finishes, and day of pieces, it may be a bit overwhelming, but we’re here to help!
I've teamed up with Lauren Reed from Darling + Pearl to set it straight when it comes to wedding stationery!
Hint: Read all the way to the bottom for a FREE download of EVEN MORE bonus tips! Read More
Hello, my name is Chelsea, and I'm addicted to all things Kate Spade.
From the black and white stripes, to the bold pink florals, to the tiny gold bow-shaped paper clips, the Kate Spade brand definitely has my heart.
If you are planning a wedding or are looking for color palette inspirations, click here to read more and find 4 (yes, four!) wedding inspiration boards incorporating just a little bit (or a lotta bit) of Kate Spade into your Valentine's Day wedding. Read More