The Cream Austin, A Recap

Sunday Anna and I packed up our bags and hit the road for The Cream in Austin. For those of y’all that don’t know, The Cream is a curated wedding event showcasing the best of the best in the wedding industry. Hosted by the amazing ladies of Bash, Please, The Cream is truly a gem of an event. The styling was impeccable, the cocktails were flowing, and inspiration was everywhere. Not to mention, I’ve never seen so many cute, stylish people in one place.

There were tablescapes (like this one from Byrd Collective), tastings, paper examples, and even a make your own bouquet station. This tablescape had tiny little gold animals on it, which I adored.

Bunting everywhere

Bake Sale had the sweetest set-up, not to mention delicious treats. I tried the mini strawberry pop tart. Anna and I had the pleasure of seeing Bake Sale in action at Carla’s wedding last fall.

A very exciting moment was the BHLDN fashion show that showcased all of their brand new spring pieces. There was so much to gush over. Anna and I met the BHLDN girls from Philly and they were the cutest, most stylish girls. Watch for them on Mosey!

Other great highlights:

  • Dancing to tunes by The Flashdance (and might I add that Anna and I won the dance competition and a two night stay at Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach)!
  • Meeting Brian from Shark Pig. It was sort of a big moment for me, I love his work.
  • Chatting with the girls from Moon Canyon Design Co. in LA. They had the most beautiful sugared fruit on their tablescape. If you’re getting married in the area, look them up!
  • Shaking hands with Krista from Blue Eyed Yonder, a vintage event rental company based out of Atlanta. Check her blog!
  • Finally meeting Amberly from The Swoon. Have you become a vendor yet?
  • Taking pics in the Smilebooth, can’t wait to share those with ya!

Anna Routh Photography Thank You Cards

I love a ‘secret’ project. It’s so fun for me when I collaborate with people wanting to surprise another. This time, I worked with Amir, Anna’s husband, to create a unique Christmas present for her and her business. He wanted to create thank you notes for her to send to her clients – so we worked together to come up with this fun outcome. Goodness knows I love to collect vintage things, and I happened to have tons of vintage black and white photographs on hand. Anna’s brand is centered around a black and white color scheme, so why not use black and white photos themselves as cards? I took her logo and letterpress printed it along the back of each card. We then paired the cards with French Paper’s Steel Grey envelope, a white stamp pad for her return address stamp , and a white pen for writing on the grey envelope. (By the way, this white pen is the best I’ve ever used: Uni-ball Signa Broad in white, purchased at Asel Art Supply). All wrapped up and packaged just in time for Christmas!