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The Closing of a Chapter

The Closing of a Chapter

I have a thing for dates and seasons that harmoniously play into each other every year.  There are those that remind you about wonderful days, those that remind you of the days that aren't so great, but more than anything else, there are the dates that you feel will always be a turning point in your life. This is going to be a long post, but I think that every single thing is necessary to share. So, here we go.

Five Things to Remember when Budgeting for Wedding Invitations

Five Things to Remember when Budgeting for Wedding Invitations


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. This is a pretty lengthy post, but I also knew that it would be good to include all in one so that you had something to bookmark and come back to.

Wedding Tips: A Timeline for Custom Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations

Wedding Tips:  A Timeline for Custom Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations


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!

Bespoke Invitation Design: Ashley and Brenton's Vibrant Floral and Letterpress Wedding Collection

Bespoke Invitation Design:  Ashley and Brenton's Vibrant Floral and Letterpress Wedding Collection

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.

Real Wedding: Sami and Drew's Pensacola Bohemian Beach Wedding

Real Wedding:  Sami and Drew's Pensacola Bohemian Beach Wedding

Hi loves!  Today I am thrilled to share details from this beautiful bohemian beach inspired wedding with you.   You may recognize Sami and Drew from the previous post on their alternative guestbook Love Notes Wall that they incorporated into their wedding, but today I am sharing a bit more about their wedding, including their color palette as it is still such a beautiful combination together for so many beach weddings, especially here in Pensacola at Margaritaville and Landshark Landing!  For Sami and Drew, I was both their wedding planner and designed all of the paper details, and we worked amazing as a team together.  Our meetings were always filled with laughter and I think that so much of it has to do with the love that they have for each other, that they knew that at the end of the day, the most important part was that they got to marry each other and vow to spend the rest of their lives together.  Because truly, that is all that matters.

The Love Notes Wall, a Wedding Guestbook Alternative

The Love Notes Wall, a Wedding Guestbook Alternative

Hey loves, happy Thursday!  I am so excited to share this alternative guestbook idea with you today for those of you who are planning a wedding, or an engagement, or even a birthday or anniversary celebration!  This past June, the beautiful and oh-so in love Sami and Drew said their I Do's here on the beautiful beaches of Pensacola.  They were such a fun couple to work with, especially when it came to their paper beauties.  Sami gave me complete creative control to think outside of the box when it came to their wedding, and this Love Notes Wall may just be the most favorite guestbook alternative idea I've ever gotten to create.

Saying Goodbye to Wedding Planning ...

Saying Goodbye to Wedding Planning ...

I have started and restarted this post a dozen times in the last few months. However, I wasn’t able to write it fully because every single time, I have added to it or taken away and thought about it honestly way too much. So today, it is Monday, August 8th, and I am sitting at my computer with a blank canvas in front of me to write this post with whatever emotions come to my mind, and simply hit publish.  Because sometimes, writing things as they come to you is better than coming up with trying to find the perfect way to say what you feel.

Peach, Mint, and Navy Floral Wedding Invitation Suite {Jessi and Joseph's Wedding}

Peach, Mint, and Navy Floral Wedding Invitation Suite {Jessi and Joseph's Wedding}

Oh my goodness.  I am SO excited to finally be able to share these peach, navy, and mint wedding invitations with you today!  I feel like this design was 100% spot-on for Jessi and Joseph's wedding this past Saturday at 511 Palafox from the moment we first started working on it.  For their wedding, I provided both planning services and also designed all of their wedding day paper.  You will have to wait until the images from Cook Images are ready to show details of their wedding day and all of the pieces that were created, but this is a small sneak peek of the main designs that we created together: their wedding invitations, programs, and one of my favorite gold foil details, their reserved signs.