Wedding Tips

Join the Serendipity Soirée!

Join the Serendipity Soirée!

If you've been following us along for a while, you have seen a few transitions take place since this business began almost nine years ago. One thing that has remained consistent through it all is our love for weddings, and how much we absolutely love being a part of this incredible journey with you when you are planning one of the best days of your lives.

We receive a lot of questions about paper when working with our brides and grooms.  Sometimes they're simple questions, but other times they are more in-depth. We want to answer these questions directly for you, but add in a few additional items that you want to take into consideration when you're planning your wedding as well!

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!

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.

In the Press: Romantic Woodlands Styled Shoot

In the Press:  Romantic Woodlands Styled Shoot

Hey everyone, happy Monday!  I had such an amazing weekend participating at the Bridal Show at the Pensacola Bay Center.  The day before, I stopped by Target to pick up a copy of Weddingstar Magazine because a styled shoot that I was a part of last spring was published in it!!  To say that I was excited was an understatement.  There is something about seeing your work in print form that is absolutely exhilarating.  They are sold at Target, Walgreens, and Barnes and Noble if you would like to pick up a copy of the newest edition!

One thing that I plan to do more of this year is share color palettes from real weddings and current designs I am working on for bespoke collections, so that it can help you to plan your wedding as well! The majority of palettes that I work with are not traditional - they have unique color combinations or elements that aren't expected, so I am really excited about this addition to the blog. 

Top Ten Bridal Show Tips for Brides

Top Ten Bridal Show Tips for Brides

The season for wedding planning is upon us!  Usually in January and February, there are a few Bridal Shows in our area.  I really look forward to this every year, as I get the opportunity to meet with new brides and say hello to fellow vendors that I haven't seen in a while.  This weekend, I'll be at the Pensacola Beautiful Beginnings Bridal Show put on by the Bridal Loft, and this will be my seventh time being there!  It is crazy to think that this journey began so many years ago.  I have prepped everything and set up my display here at home beforehand to make sure it all fits right, and if you'll be in attendance,  I can not wait for you to see the wedding invitation collections I'll have for you to see in person!  If you're not local?  Something tells me I may be on Instagram posting a few stories before the day begins during you may want to follow me there for behind the scenes details!

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.

Color Palettes: An Organic Inspiration with Sage, Navy, and Gray

Color Palettes:  An Organic Inspiration with Sage, Navy, and Gray

Oh my goodness, I am so excited to be sharing a few more details on this with you today!  One of the things that will be changing for this blog this year is showing more of my current works in progress through inspiration boards with you, and this one below is one I'm currently designing paper details for.  I'm already swooning! I am working with Shannon of Great Southern Weddings for her Bridal Workshop to design some paper details for a small group of brides on January 30th of this year.  I don't want to give away too much yet, but if you are a local bride, this is not something you want to miss!  Fiore of Pensacola and Aislinn Kate Photography will also be sharing floral and photography planning details, and Shannon has curated such an amazing event, so if you're engaged and interested, head to the link above for more information!