July 2, 2014

Stars & Stripes

I feel like Independence Day is the official "kick off" of summer, cue the firing up of grills, beach bum lazy days, and those hot and balmy summer nights. And what better than to start the season by showcasing the photos from our starry themed shoot!

The stars of the show (pun intended) are the breathtaking hanging constellation art installations and, of course, that glamorous gold gown. What a great alternative to wearing white! Everything about this shoot- from the delectable looking cocktails, to the hand-dyed table runner, to the custom star plates, and the bright pops of floral- is so vibrant, fun, and whimsical!

Gold painted paper mache stars, with slits cut in the top, work beautifully as Escort Card holders.
Place mats at each setting prompted guests to share their favorite piece of advice to guide the bride and groom on their marriage journey. Take note of this great double duty idea!
Our shoot was featured on Ruffled! A big THANK YOU to the whole team who worked so hard to put all of this goodness together!

Photographer: Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons
Stylist, Rentals, and Floral Design: Sweet Sunday Events
Event Venue: Palm Door
Wedding Dress: Serendipity Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Makenzi Laine
Caterer: Pink Avocado Catering
Wedding Cake: Polkadots Cupcake Factory
Paper Goods: Yuling Designs
Models: Zephyr Talent Agency

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe July 4th!

June 3, 2014

Chanel meets Brooklyn Stationery

I'm SO ecstatic to finally showcase one of the suites that Brie Photography and I were able to shoot! (Brie is a genius and puts together the most beautifully staged vignettes!!! We had a blast putting together each photo-op and working off of each others creative ideas. Cut to eight hours later, I went home completely exhausted from exerting all of that creative energy, haha.)

Well, I promised you that there would be a second post about the Chanel meets Brooklyn editorial shoot, and voila! I had a lot of fun with the stationery for this shoot, mixing and matching that classic and high-end Chanel vibe, with the fun and playfulness of Brooklyn. And Everly Calligraphy's beautifully hand-addressed envelope adds just the perfect touch.

See the whole Chanel meets Brooklyn shoot post here.

January 31, 2014

Lulu & Frederic

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! In the spirit of festivity, I thought it was only appropriate that I post some photos of Lulu & Frederic's wedding suite. The couple wanted something that was traditionally Chinese looking, hence the red & gold and the double happiness, but with a whimsical twist inspired by the Chinese art of paper cutting. Along the way I learned some things from the bride about Chinese imagery and symbolism, like how the dragon and the phoenix are often used in contrast and represent male and female.

Since typically this holiday is celebrated with a reunion of family and friends, and (of course!) the consumption of a lot of delicious food, I wish you all a wonderful weekend! May you spend it (stuffing your faces) with the ones you love.

December 31, 2013

Food, Festivities, and a year of Firsts!

What a year, what a year! It's been a year of many firsts, like my first time visiting the beautiful Big Island (please take me back!?!), or my first time working on some baby shower invitations (not to mention twins!!), or collaborating with some seriously kick-butt vendors on a drop dead gorgeous inspiration shoot at the Plantation House in Austin, or doing my first official product photoshoot, or the time I saw that my design was pinned (and repinned) by BHLDN and I almost died...

Through thick and thin... and lots of celebrations and good food (see instagram)... there is SO much to be thankful for.

Wishing you all a festive and merry New Years! Here's to many more celebrations!