I am so excited (SO EXCITED) to be sharing this with you all today!!! Back in the summer, I closed my Etsy shop and told myself that I would only reopen when two conditions could be met.
(1) it had to be on my own website and (2) It would only hold products that meet these specific criteria:
Over the years, Grace and Serendipity has grown and changed, and more than anything, it keeps coming back to living a life well loved. So, today I wanted to share our Manifesto, or Mission, with you.
I was going to put this into a series of Instagram posts, but honestly, every time I look at it I don't want to split it apart. So, I put the entirety of it here as one long image for you to read instead. I hope that you love the direction we are headed as much as I do.
In writing this post, I keep coming back to that one fateful day back in May of 2015 where I heard “I made you for more than weddings.” And when you keep hearing and seeing that phrase appear in different ways over and over again, you eventually have to make the decision to listen to that voice. So with that said, it’s time to make a change. One that is incredibly bittersweet, but moving forward, is definitely right.
You are getting married! Congratulations! There are quite a few things to take care of right from the beginning, and chances are you have a budget to keep in mind when you are planning everything. When it comes to planning for your paper design, what do you need to think about, and what matters or are your needs for your wedding? I haven’t really seen that many posts for brides to really, truly help you to determine how to create a budget for your wedding without telling you what your number should be.
I have been keeping a secret for the majority of 2017. And today, I very happily can tell you what that is.
Have you ever had that moment that has come before you, where you knew if you didn’t take the chance, it would lead to a life of wondering?
Have you ever had that moment where you don’t think you have the strength, and so you pray to God for help, and over and over again He fills your heart with courage to just say YES? From things that other people say to you in conversation, verses you happen to read, from that song that *just* so happens to be on the radio right at that moment, that things are happening way too many times for them just to be a coincidence any longer?
Hello, inspiration! This styled shoot was featured recently on Every Last Detail and I am so excited to share the images of these beauties with you here as well .... the creativity by all involved is absolutely awe-inspiring, and there were so many beautiful details weaved into every piece. I tried hard to choose a favorite, but between the protea flowers or the stunning gown, the carefully hand-deckled edging included on the invitation or the delicate details incorporated into the cake design, I love every single detail.
I love designing bespoke wedding collections, and want to be as helpful as possible when it comes to planning the paper side of the details for your wedding day. A lot of times, brides contact me when it is only a few weeks prior to their wedding day, and we don’t have enough time to design the collection they had in mind. I am hoping this post today is helpful in helping you to realize that sooner rather than later is a good thing when it comes to paper! You may not realize how far out you actually probably want to reach out to someone for custom design, or when to order all the pieces to make a beautiful collection that you will treasure for so many years to come. So, I hope that you find that you learn something new today!