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.
I am so excited to share details from Ashley and Brett's wedding day with you today! Their wedding was one of those "perfect day out of a fairytale" kinds of wedding days. The two of them are so kind, caring, and truly genuine people that it was an absolute pleasure and joy working with them to plan their wedding day. The moment that we started chatting at our initial meeting, I knew that their wedding day would be one filled with character but also with love ... because these two have *that* special kind of love - the kind that fills a room, the kind that makes you melt when you see the two of them together. Their wedding day took place at the Pensacola Country Club, and they were joined by 100 of their closest friends and family.
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!
Amanda's dress was amazing! It was filled with so many details - the beading and lace was beautifully done and it was absolutely incredible.
I love this image of Amanda's mom looking at her. This describes their love for each other so well.
Nick was incredibly handsome that day as well!
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!
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!
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!
I loved the lace detail chair backs that they had for their Bride and Groom chairs!
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!
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!
Congratulations Amanda and Nick, I hope that you have an amazing life together!!
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
Hooray for Part Two of this Blog Post incorporating Pantone's Color of the Year for 2015, Marsala! When I was putting this grouping together and saw all of the different boards together, I knew that it would be better suited to be split into two different posts. So today, I'm bringing you four more ideas, that incorporate blues, pinks and greens into the marsala derived color inspiration. This color can be incorporated into so many hues - from the deeper reds to the rustier reds that I decided to design them with the deep burgundy and purplish elements that are in this same color family.
When I saw that Pantone had chosen their color of the year for 2015 to be Marsala, my mind instantly started swirling with ideas. There are SO many different color palettes that you can create using this color, and every single one of them screams romance. It may look like a bit of a rust red color, but I chose to use it as an inspirational color and design a few inspiration boards using the color hues in this color, incorporating the deep berry reds that are also in this color family, with burgundy, aubergine, maroons, and created a few different boards for you to use as inspiration for your wedding, if you'd like to incorporate this color!
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)!
Well, I officially have hit the 6 month mark and this belly of mine is growing more and more every day. It kind of really hit us both this past weekend that we have got to get a move-on on putting his nursery together!. My husband and I have finally decided on a theme that we both love and I am soexcited about all of the different elements we are going to mix in together! I didn't want to go with anything too modern, but at the same time definitely wanted something that had unique characteristics and a big element of fun as well. So, this is what we decided on - a woodland themed nursery! When I was planning my daughter's nursery, I wanted to do a woodsy theme too, but we decided to go with a complete garden one instead. I was exploring on Etsy one day and saw an adorable little fox that had been knitted, I swooned, and I was sold on what we were going to do. Lucky for me, I showed my husband when he came home, and he fell in love with it too! I am really trying to incorporate items that are handmade and will support small businesses around the US as well. My go-to place for this little guy is going to be Etsy, and we are going to make a lot of items ourselves as well. Something about knowing that the majority of his items will come from creative hands instead of the big box stores makes me so much more excited about it. It may be a little bit of a challenge, but at the same time knowing that some of his little items will be made by hand makes my heart a little happier too.
I am really excited about having a gray crib. I have never really liked dark furniture in a nursery, but didn't want to do white either. The orange pouf will get a lot of use over the years as well I'm sure, and I love that it'll convert from a footstool for me when we're rocking the late nights away to a little seat for him to read on when he's older. My husband is going to make shelves and drill holes from rope to hold a few small tidbits. I am probably most excited about the little fox - my aunt is going to make one for him! The one I found on Etsy isn't the same one as pictured above, but it will be the cutest thing ever. Plus - I really love that she is making it for him! I would love to be able to find a stump of some sort that we can sand, stain, and add varnish to - so if you have any ideas on where to start on that little project, please let me know!
So there you go! Here is to the next few weeks of putting a nursery together, as I have the hope to have it all put together by Christmas when my parents come down, and also because when wedding season picks back up in January, I want our little guy's room to be ready to go! A little ambitious? Perhaps. But hey. It's just another fun little thing I am so excited to get to design. Here's to a lot of happy creating days to come!
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!