April 18, 2013 § 2 Comments
In its simplest form, the landscape in West Texas could not be more beautiful. I’ve fallen in love with it over the past couple of years as I’ve spent more time at my husband’s family’s ranch and in Marfa. Heather Rowland, a photographer recently transplanted from out West is now in Fort Worth and asked me to participate in a styled shoot dedicated to the landscape. I think the images are just beautiful. With help from Lindsey Zamora, who styled the shoot, this team of talent did an amazing job. I helped out with the calligraphy you see below.
March 20, 2013 § 2 Comments
February 23 marked the wedding of my close friend Lauren to her fella Clint. It was a grand time, full of color, delicious food, and dancing. I’ve been working on Lauren’s wedding for a while, starting with her save the dates, invitations, and then her event design and flowers. It was so fun to work with color! Below are some images from my pal Anna, as well as the official event photographs by Daniel Davis.
Papel picado and little flags by Ay Mujer
Cake balls and cake by Sugar Bee Sweets
Pies and cupcakes by Stir Crazy Baked Goods
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February 5, 2013 § 1 Comment
Hey Fort Worth! I’m teaming up with Cakewalk Bake Shop to help bring you some fun, unique Valentine’s Day gifts this year. With V Day just a little over a week away, get your order in now so we can deliver to you on February 14! It’s that easy! For all of the details, full menu, pricing, and more visit Cakewalk’s website.
Image by the always fantastic Anna Routh Photography
February 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Happy February! I love February – the month of love. Valentine’s are my absolute very type of card to design and print. I love to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the cheesiest way possible – champagne, strawberries, dinner for two. In honor of the month of love, I wanted to share some images with you from a little styled shoot I recently did with Cakewalk Bake Shop and Anna Routh Photography. All the treats are from Cakewalk, and I helped out with the styling. Of course the beautiful images are by Anna!
Tiny milk jug – my new obsession. Get it here.
January 31, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Sometimes reinventing the wheel isn’t necessary when something is just so consistently pretty – and that’s how I feel about white and kraft paper. Always a winning combination. This invitation suite was a spin off of a suite I did a couple of years ago. The bride wanted to add pretty details like a botanical liner, a fun little map and a way to tie it all together. Let’s not forget the vintage stamps. I feel strongly that they’re always worth the investment. Questions about vintage stamps? Read this post I wrote three years ago (woah! – I apologize for the bad image). It’s very helpful on how to find the stamps you want!
Often clients ask me how to include their wedding website on their invitation suite since those hold such valuable information these days. In lieu of putting it directly on the invitation, I like to come up with different ways to include this information that’s still designed and aesthetically pleasing. Here, we put the information on a little hang tag to tie everything together.
And for fun (and because I’m obsessed), the Instagram shot of this suite:
January 24, 2013 § 2 Comments
My good friend, Lauren, is getting married in one month! I’ve had the honor of doing her paper pieces for her – and I’ll also be doing the floral and decor (stay tuned for more on that)! Her wedding is a Mexican-themed fiesta, thus giving me hours of fun playing with color, pattern, and texture. For her invitations, we did a more modern – less literal – interpretation of a fiesta and I love how they turned out because they are so happy.
And an Instagram shot – just ’cause I’m obsessed with Instagram. Are you on it? If you are, I’d love to follow you! My username is laurenessl.
P.S. The amazing confetti in the shots is from Knot & Bow!