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.
I think it is always so interesting to see and read about how people choose a word that represents what they hope the year will encompass. We are a few weeks into 2017 and I thought today would be the perfect day for sharing my reasoning behind choosing this one for the year. I've already noticed a difference in my general day to day and what I pay more attention to, so I am excited to have an entire year devoted to this, both personally and in my business.
Last year was a really big transitional year - from moving away from wedding planning (see more on that post here) to creating loved custom wedding invitation collections for so many amazing couples and also building my shop into what it is now (let alone raising two kids at home with me while all of this was happening too), it was filled with a lot of hectic, a lot of busy, and a lot of exhaustion, honestly. Even though my business turns seven this year (which is my lucky number, so it's got to be a good year!) in a lot of ways because of making the change from primarily wedding planning to wedding invitations + day-of items, there were a lot of new things I had to learn last year. Every day I worked on new ideas, new systems within the business and different details that I hadn't before.
Oh my goodness. I am SO excited to finally be able to share this wedding with you all. Ashley and Justin and I worked together for about eight months on their wedding, and it was definitely a good time had by all. They are such a happy and easy-going couple, and let me have a lot of creative control to just make it look elegant with a touch of gothic-ness blended in. It was one of the most naturally beautiful settings I have had to work with, as we were surrounded by grassy fields, beautiful horses, and just overall peace.