I am SO excited to be sharing this post with you today! There are so many amazing small businesses out there, and this season, I really want you to encourage to shop small. Below are ten amazing businesses that all offer products that have been designed or created to make life more organized, adventurous, pretty, or just plain fun, and they all make fantastic gifts for people in your life. There is such a wide variety that I am hoping you will find something for someone on your list (and perhaps even something for yourself)!
Sometimes, you have an idea in your head and something you want to portray, but you know that you can't do it alone. This goes hand in hand with weddings as well! So, I teamed up with Ashley from Ashley Victoria Photography and Shannon from Fiore, and together, the three of us turned an idea into SO much more than that! I am so excited to share this styled shoot with you today - it is filled with gorgeous lace details, oysters as placecards, and even a cockatoo as a ring bearer, and we all feel that it turned out so beautiful because we worked great together as a team and the end result turned into an amazing shoot that I hope inspires you to think outside of the box for your own wedding! Enjoy this little piece of happiness that is The Lacy Oyster!
A few months ago, I was contacted by Valerie of Fleur de Lis Event Planning to do a styled shoot with her and provide all of the paper goods. I designed all of the signs, created a pennant banner, and hand-lettered a cootie catcher, where it said "Will You Marry Me"? along with a few other details! It was featured today on FabYouBliss, which is kind of perfect considering that it was the first day of school for those of us here! Below are a few of my favorite images captured by The Veil Wedding Photography!
Every now and then, I get to design an invitation suite that is just elegant, pretty, and fun all rolled into one. This was one of my favorite suites I was able to make this year for one of our styled shoots this past spring. I designed every element, and even lasercut the envelopes out with a machine, rather than leaving the edges square, adding an envelope liner inside as well. Our photographer for the day, Ashley Victoria, did such a good job laying them out and taking the photos of their beauty. On the first two, she laid them on the wedding dress, and the last one was on top of a vintage table supplied by Angela of Hemstitch Vintage Rentals.