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Wow! What a fun trip this was for me. Anna and I had been chatting for a long time about hosting classes in her home town, Chapel Hill. I always love a reason to visit her! Making it extra sweet was the opportunity to team up with Southern Weddings – such a treat for me. The ladies of Southern Weddings were the perfect hosts, meticulously preparing southern snacks and cheerful decor for all of the attendees to enjoy. I especially loved the biscuits and pimiento cheese – YUMMY! Southern Weddings also provided the cutest little mason jars for each lady to take home, as well as their latest issue of their magazine. Anna stood by and took images of each class – you’ll see her photo story here.

Thank you so much to Southern Weddings for hosting and being so gracious, to Molly of Ply Studio for letting us use her space, and to Anna who took all of these beautiful (film) images and spread the word about the classes to make the dream become a reality! Looking forward to coming back in November. You can read Southern Wedding’s recap on their blog here.

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Last week I went on a little calligraphy road trip – first departing to Houston, then to Austin, then back home to Fort Worth. Most of the trip was sunny and breezy – the perfect combination for long hours in the car with the windows down and the music up. This was my first trip to Houston to teach classes, and I was so so happy with the experience. I found the venue, a combo print/design shop called Workhorse Printmakers and Spindletop Design, through Style Me Pretty. The folks there were so nice to let me set up shop. It didn’t hurt that I was totally enamored with their workspace and hospitality. Oh, and not to mention their design aesthetic and talent. Man, they’re good.

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I felt a pang of longing being around their beautiful presses all night long, I won’t lie – I miss printing greatly. Sometimes business decisions can be tough. But it’s a wonderful thing surrounding yourself with creatives and surroundings like this one.

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Major gorgeous branding and business cards – am I right? Thank you so much, John and Jenn, and to your team for being so hospitable and kind. And thank you to the wonderful ladies who came to class! It was a great night.

I’m so excited to announce that online classes are in the works and coming soon! If you’re interested in learning more about what to expect and release dates, please sign up for my email list on the right to stay in the know! Yay!

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Stay in touch and be the first to know about new class announcements, special events and more. You can now sign up to be on my official e-mail list! You’ll find the sign-up on the right hand side of my blog. Thanks in advance for your continued support and interest in Blue Eye Brown Eye!

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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.

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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.

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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