Weekend Recap

I haven't done a "weekend recap" in ages. I think that's because I spent most of January and February holed up in my house, hibernating like a bear. Seriously, I was such a loser - I didn't go out at all. This past weekend was productive and fun. I got some much needed puppy time. Abbey is so great, I just love her. In honor of opening day coming up, she got a new collar - Go Cubbies! I also got to break out my new "Limited Edition 80's Glam" Sharpie set. I now have 24 colors to doodle with - yippee! There was also some yummy apple cinnamon oatmeal to gobble up and dinner with friends on Saturday. Lastly, I got around to 'blingin' out my nails with Sally Hansen's Salon Effects nail polish strips. I think I'm obsessed. You should head over to your local CVS, Ulta or beauty store and pick up a pack - they're easy to apply and they seem to last much longer than regular polish.

Talking Points

Upon being seated at the reception, Luke's Great Aunt Sister Rita read a beautiful wedding blessing. She was followed by Megan, my Matron of Honor, who touched on some great memories of our friendship during college. Next up was Pat, Luke's Best Man, another fiery red head (I guess Luke and I are partial to red headed friends? Ha!). His speech was lighthearted and very funny... they've been friends since the first grade. We also presented our Mom's with roses during the reception. We originally planned on doing this during the ceremony, but as you know (or will find out), things don't always go as planned on your wedding day. Finally, my Dad gave his speech and it was the most emotional part of the day for me. I didn't choke up on the alter or at any other time until his speech. His words were so loving and heartfelt. I regret not having a videographer at the reception (to capture this), but I've tried to convince myself that these kind words and memories are better kept in the heart rather than on some videotape.

Tropical Destination Wedding Invites

Save The Date: Caroline & Tanner

I finally got a chance to take photos of Caroline and Tanner's beautiful Save The Date card... I love how it turned out! Using their wedding logo as a starting point, I wanted the overall design to feel classic and rustic. Incorporating the engagement photo was super easy, as it worked perfectly with the couple's color palette. Each 5x7 card was paired with a coordinating green shimmer envelope.

Final Wedding Logo: Caroline & Tanner

Last week I shared some of Caroline & Tanner's first round of wedding designs... here's the final wedding logo they chose. It's a monogram of their first names and future surname (obviously starting with "I"). The logo is a representation of rustic elegance - a theme the couple is going for since they're getting married in the mountains of Northern Georgia. This logo will be used on all pieces of their wedding collateral and paper items. I love how versatile it is - it can be used on a variety of different backgrounds, and with numerous colors. Next up, their Save The Date...

Wedding Logo 1: Caroline & Tanner

I've been meaning to blog more about my work... I've been keeping busy lately, designing wedding logos, invitations and more. Caroline and Tanner approached me in early January about designing their full wedding paper suite. They will be getting married this August in Northern Georgia at the beautiful Brasstown Vally Resort & Spa. I was so excited to hear about their wedding plans and I can't wait to see how everything comes together! This first logo design was inspired by the beautiful "city & state" vintage postcards that are part of our American history. I wanted the logo to capitalize on the beautiful location and excite guests about the destination event. Using Photoshop, I made the photograph look like it was painted and incorporated the couple's chocolate brown/red/orange/green color palette. The Save The Date designs evoke the feeling of an old-world postcard while still having a modern touch. These designs almost made the cut, but ultimately the couple went with another look (which I love). Details coming soon!