Category: design

Indian Summer Workshop_Brush Calligraphy Marfa Letterpress Suite

Cibolo Creek Ranch, nestled deep in the west Texas desert, what a magical place. This past summer I traveled with the bows and arrows team to Marfa to teach a mini calligraphy lesson at their Indian Summer Workshop. There, 13 attendees learned the ins and outs of floral design, styling, and a little bit about calligraphy, too. It was a wonderful trip, and here is a snippet of some of the styling and floral sessions (with the suite I designed for the photo shoot above). I’ll share more about my calligraphy class here later. All images were captured by Ryan Ray.

Indian Summer Workshop_Bows and Arrows Flowers_Marfa

Indian Summer Workshop_Bride with Bison

Indian Summer Workshop_Bison

Indian Summer Workshop_Bows and Arrows Bouquet_Marfa

Indian Summer Workshop_Tablescape

Indian Summer Workshop_Texas Desert

Indian Summer Workshop_Desert Tour

Indian Summer Workshop_Cibolo Creek Ranch

Inidan Summer Workshop_Tablescape Styling_Marfa

Indian Summer Workshop_Marfa_Students at Work

Indian Summer Workshop_Cibolo Creek Ranch_Marfa Texas

Indian Summer Workshop_Group Shot

All images by Ryan Ray


The 5th Anniversary Edition of The Brides of North Texas launched a couple of weeks ago, and it was exciting to see some of the work I did months ago come alive on page! I took part in three different shoots, one being a bright, tropic-inspired vignette designed by Bows + Arrows. I helped out with the favor boxes, invitation suite, the design of the neon sign, and the laser-cut cake toppers. Gotta love bright colors with black and white accents.



Design and Floral by Bows + Arrows // Photography by Sarah Kate, Photographer // Sweets by Layered Bake Shop // Linens by BBJ // Hair and Makeup by Natalia Issa // Bridal Gown by The Bridal Shop at Neiman Marcus // Videography by Sweet Honey Films // Rentals by AFR Event Furnishings // Venue 129 Leslie

The second shoot was the backdrop for a feature on Bows + Arrows florals. This things was a labor of love!

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Photography by Perez Photography // Venue 129 Leslie // Gown by Bella Bridesmaid // Florals by Bows + Arrows

For the last shoot, I switched gears to a softer vibe in Jen Rios Design’s vignette, inspired by romanticism and handwriting. Here you’ll find my custom backdrop and invitation suite.




Design by Jen Rios Design // Photography by Ben Q Photography // Videography by Sweet Honey Films // Furnishings by Fauxcades // Sweets by Layered Bake Shop // Florals by Lush Couture // China and chairs by Posh Couture Rentals // Venue The Room on Main // Linens by La Tavola // Custom napkins and pillows by Love Dove

I love my dogs.

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Travis and I had some holiday images snapped this year by my friend Apryl of Apryl Ann Photography. She teamed up with Lindsey Zamora and offered fun styled shoots. We don’t normally do this, but with the addition of Millicent this year I somehow thought taking a picture with 3 dogs was a good idea! While it was a little stressful during our session, I love how they all turned out, especially the ones of just the pups. These dogs make me so happy.

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Matilda and Millicent

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Feeding Millicent

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Family Portrait

And here’s a little peek of part of our holiday card:

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Kraft and Aqua

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Kraft and Aqua Chevron Invitation Suite

When Anna was in town recently, she snapped some images of my recent work, including the suite you see here. This one was a lot of fun to dream up. Plus, the bride, Lauren, was such a dream. We incorporated lots of fun details: white foil printing on kraft and aqua paper, vintage stamps, calligraphy, a chevron paper sack enclosure, and hand lettering.

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Lauren Fine Detail Shots

Blue Eye Brown Eye_White Calligraphy on Aqua Envelope

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Mad Lib Reply Card

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Custom hand lettered thank you card

Sew in Love

Blue Eye Brown Eye Embroidered Wedding Invitation

I am so behind on posting this photo shoot I was so thrilled to be a part of! Designed by Jen Rios Design and photographed by Apryl Ann Photography, this shoot was full of charm and beautiful color. See the full gallery over at Wedding Chicks!

Sew in Love_Embroidered RSVP card

Sew in Love Tablescape

Sew in Love Photoshoot floral and tablescape

Sew in Love Table Setting with Chairs

Sew in Love_Sewing Machine

Invitation suite and calligraphy: Blue Eye Brown Eye

Cakes: Cakewalk Bake Shop

Floral: We + You