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Envelope Liners ... adding the finishing touch { Wedding Tips }

Envelope Liners ... adding the finishing touch { Wedding Tips }

When I'm designing invitations, one element that I love to be included are envelope liners.  I just finished completed a couple of invitation suites where the envelope liners made a huge impact (for a sneak peek of the two of them, check out my Instagram!)  Your wedding invitations are the first clue your guests receive as to what your wedding is going to be like.  And if your guests open the envelope and are immediately met with a gorgeously romantic floral pattern, thick black and white modern stripes, or gold glittery sparkle, it immediately will make a huge difference. 

{Amanda and Nick} Old Christ Church and Crowne Plaza Pensacola Wedding

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I am so excited to share Amanda and Nick's wedding with you today!  They were married in March of this year and had their ceremony at Old Christ Church, with their reception in the ballroom at the Crowne Plaza in Pensacola. Amanda and Nick have dated for quite a long time, so this wedding meant a lot to so many of them.  I didn't actually get to meet Nick until the weekend of the wedding, but the minute that I met him and saw the two of them together, I knew that these two lovebirds would have an amazing wedding day and an incredible marriage after.  They are a great team, and I know that they are going to have an amazing life together!  Thanks so much to Alley Kat Photography for sharing these photos below from their wedding day.  Their Pensacola wedding was beautiful!

Amanda knew the kind of wedding that she wanted to have from the first time that we met.  Romantic, vintage, filled with lace and babies breath, cotton and shabby chic details.  Blush pinks, ivories, and navy blues were added into the mix to complete her dream wedding.  From vintage birdhouses filled with flowers for centerpieces to her amazing dress, this wedding is one that was filled with eye-catching details.

One of the first things I learned about working with Amanda is how closely knit their families are.  Amanda, her mom, and her sister are so close and every meeting that we had together, I saw this love firsthand.  They all were always so loving with each other, and were an amazing family to get to be a part of their lives with while planning!

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Amanda's dress was amazing!  It was filled with so many details - the beading and lace was beautifully done and it was absolutely incredible.

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pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
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pensacola wedding - jewelry
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I love this image of Amanda's mom looking at her.  This describes their love for each other so well.

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pensacola wedding - bridal portraits
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding

Nick was incredibly handsome that day as well!

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pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
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pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding

On the way to the ceremony, they took the Five Flags Trolley from the Crowne Plaza to Old Christ Church.  It made for a very relaxing ride to Old Christ Church and then back to the Crowne Plaza after the ceremony!

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pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding

When it came time for the rings, Amanda had kept a fake toy ring that Nick had given her years ago.  Nick was pretty surprised when this same ring was placed in his hand during the ceremony! However, there was no need to worry, as they had special a "Ring Security" gentleman come and and bring the real one during the ceremony!

pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding

After the ceremony, everyone headed to the Crowne Plaza for the reception, which was filled with vintage items from Hemstitch Vintage.  We incorporated birdcages, cotton, beautiful pink flowers of many different kinds, and they even had lace chair backs for the Mr. and Mrs. Chairs!

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pensacola wedding planner - shabby chic wedding babies breath
pensacola wedding planner - shabby chic wedding babies breath
pensacola wedding planner - shabby chic wedding babies breath

I loved the lace detail chair backs that they had for their Bride and Groom chairs!

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pensacola wedding planner - candy buffet dessert bar
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding

Instead of having a traditional wedding cake, Amanda and Nick opted for an incredible candy buffet.  All of these sweets made the room smell so good!  With dozens of cupcakes, chocolates, and sweet treats for people to choose from, everyone had something to enjoy that they liked to eat.

Amanda changed into a sparkly gorgeous dress about halfway through the reception.  It was a beautiful going-away dress!

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For their exit, Amanda and Nick chose to have guests throw mini airplanes instead of bubbles or sparklers.  It was a great nod to Nick's military career.  We gave each guest a few so that they could toss more than one as they were leaving.  It definitely made everyone laugh and added a bit more fun to the night too!

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pensacola wedding planner - reception alternative exit
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding

Congratulations Amanda and Nick, I hope that you have an amazing life together!!

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Pensacola Wedding Planning and Paper Goods Design:  Grace and Serendipity // Ceremony Venue:  Old Christ Church // Reception Venue:  Crowne Plaza // Photography:  Alley Kat Photography // Vintage Decor: Hemstitch Vintage Rentals //Florals:  Fiore of Pensacola // Cake and Cupcakes:  Oh Snap // DJ:  AnyDayDJ // Bridal Gown:  Renee's Bridal // Bridesmaids and Flower Girl Dresses:  made by Amanda's mom // Bride's Bouquet:  made by Amanda's aunt // Transportation:  Five Flags Trolley

In the Press: Style Me Pretty! A Beautiful Rose Gold, Pink, and Glittery Sequin Inspiration

In the Press:  Style Me Pretty! A Beautiful Rose Gold, Pink, and Glittery Sequin Inspiration

I am so excited to be sharing this styled shoot with you today!  I am so blessed to have amazing vendors who understand my creative mind, and I love so many different pieces about this shoot that my heart soared when it was featured on Style Me Pretty.  So many different things come together for a styled shoot - usually you have one element that spurs it, and as your idea develops, it grows and changes and adapts. For me, this one item was a rose gold sequin table runner.  One of my brides used a rose gold sequin linen for her wedding in March, and the minute that I saw it and felt it in my hands, I was hooked.  

The Lacy Oyster { Pensacola Styled Shoot }

The Lacy Oyster { Pensacola Styled Shoot }

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!

Fall Inspired Navy, Ivory, Lace and Ribbon Invitation Suite { Custom Wedding Invitation Design }

Fall Inspired Navy, Ivory, Lace and Ribbon Invitation Suite { Custom Wedding Invitation Design }

Last weekend, these two people in the photo to my left got married!  Their wedding was so incredibly beautiful and I loved designing their invitations along with other paper beauties that were incorporated throughout the day!  I am so glad to be able to share them with you ... thank you SO much to Aislinn Kate Photography for capturing their paper details so beautifully!

{Amanda and Nick} old christ church and crowne plaza pensacola wedding sneak peek!

{Amanda and Nick} old christ church and crowne plaza pensacola wedding sneak peek!

I am so excited with the way that all of these elements came together for Amanda and Nick's wedding on March 22, 2014.  We planned their wedding for 364 days - we met for the first time literally one day less than a year, so we got to know each other pretty well in that time.  I worked with the bride Amanda and her mom Sheri and we had such a great time together.  Nick, the groom, was deployed for part of our planning time and then was relocated to the Northeast, so I was so excited when I finally got to meet him at rehearsal the night before the wedding.   Amanda wanted to have a country vintage shabby chic theme - combining so many different pieces, from vintage birdcages and burlap, to lace, pinks, and ivories, with navy as an accent.  Overall - I love the way it all turned out.

Winter Wedding Ideas { Wedding Inspiration }

Winter Wedding Ideas { Wedding Inspiration }

Here in Pensacola, it doesn't snow.  Ever.  However, today we are home, and as I look out my office window, I can see sleet, which eventually is supposed to turn into snow (whhaaaatt??!).  To say that I am excited, as a Minnesota girl, is a major understatement.  My husband has never seen it, so I think he's pretty excited as well, since his work kept him home as well.  My stepson keeps peeking out of the windows as well...so I think this house is filled with excitement