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!
So, you have just started in your business or you're considering doing a branding refresh because your branding just doesn't feel right. You start to think about what you want your business branding to really look like, particularly the colors you'll include. You don't know where to start, so perhaps you think you should look to what's trendy or even research what your "competition" is doing. Perhaps you'll go on Pinterest and search for popular color palettes. However, although this may help, this isn't at all where you want to spend your time looking. When it comes to your branding, you want to look internally into your own personal loves and favorites instead, and make sure to focus on five things in particular. If you keep these in mind at the forefront for your branding, it'll set you off to a great start.
Every now and then, I work with a couple where the bride knows exactly what she wants from the beginning. For Ashley and Brent, Ashley had a particular hue of purple, or fuchsia, that she wanted incorporated into her wedding paper design from the beginning. Pairing that particular color with bright florals and letterpress details for the paper with incredibly soft and romantic touches incorporated into the wedding day design, when everything was complete, it is by far one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen.
Instead of saying yes to doing more, expecting more of yourself, filling up every single second of spare time you have with other things, what can you say no to, that you can choose to fill your cup up with something else?? Something that will fill your heart with more joy, that perhaps has nothing to do with work?
A very popular color for weddings this year is Dusty Blue, and the number one question I receive after that is wondering if it should be paired with silver or gold. Although I believe a lot of that has to do with your personal preferences, I think there are some pretty substantial differences in the way the two metallics look with it, so today there are two inspiration boards for you to compare and choose your favorite!
Hello hello! Today is all about Serendipity Sessions, which will become available THIS Thursday (!!!) to creative business owners! I am pretty excited about this addition and know that it will be able to help fellow creatives ... so I guess you could say I am pretty stoked to be writing this post today!
Goodness, do I have a beauty of a bespoke wedding invitation design to share with you today. Beautifully rich colors and a custom monogram incorporating the same florals as were in the bride's wedding bouquet, this one was one of my favorite custom wedding invitation designs from the winter of 2016.