Monday, October 29, 2012

Eggplant Custom Monogram Wedding Invitation

Bride Whitney desired a color palette of fall colors and eggplant purple. Using details from the Texas State Capitol and her wedding location, we created a custom monogram to adorn the top of her save the date and other accessories. Her wedding invitations were letterpress printed on Crane Ecru luxurious paper. Whitney’s father, Texas State Senator, John Whitmire, also inspired the stately look of her wedding invitation wardrobe.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Gold Floral Wedding Invitation

Bride Kimberly wanted a masquerade-inspired invitation to set the tone of their ball reception at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. With a color palette of shimmery gold and floral detailing, we were able to complete her invitation with a vintage monogram.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Gold Engraved Monogram Wedding Invitation

Bride Grace wanted a very traditional and southern wedding invitation. She wanted a very formal feel so we engraved her hand-lettered invitation in gold on Crane ecru paper. The edges were trimmed in gold and her custom monogram adorned the top of the invitation. She is still getting raves about her invitations to this day.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Coastal Chic Wedding Invitation

Inspired by their wedding location in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Kelly and Wyatt requested coastal details in a sea foam and coral color palette. We printed their wedding invitations and accessories on a luxurious creamy textured paper.

Wedding Planner: Morgan Gallo Events

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Branding Design for Libby Lane Press

I had the pleasure of meeting Nicolle at Stationery Academy earlier this year and I was thrilled to meet her, become friends with her and watch her new brand come to life. Nicolle's business focused on party paper and styling, but she yearned for the business of custom weddings. We felt Libby Lane Press needed a more polished look in the effort to appeal to brides seeking custom wedding papers. Nicolle commissioned the talented Lindsay Letters to hand render a beautiful logo for the new look of Libby Lane Press. We took the logo and further defined her color palette, custom patterns, letter style recommendations and logo abbreviations. Below is the before and after so you can see the transformation - we are thrilled with the results and are pins and needles waiting to see the new website!

Libby Lane Press : BEFORE

Libby Lane Press: AFTER

Thursday, October 4, 2012

I choose THIS kind of love.

Sarah Buck Photography

I thought I knew what it meant to love things. I loved my husband. I loved my home. I loved my career. I loved my family. I truly loved everything about my life. (Well, maybe not my parents living 4+ hours away, but I have faith that will change one day.) But overall, I loved everything else. It turns out, I had no idea what real love was. I thought I did... but I have been proven wrong in the past 10 months of my life. 

It's hard to believe Rhett is almost 10 months old. Just a year ago, I was wrapping up the nursery details and counting down the weeks until the big moment arrived. Where does the time go? Everyone says that time flies and to cherish every moment. We have cherished every single second - every laugh, cry, tear, bottle, meal, diaper change - knowing these days are limited - we have never wished this time away. It saddens me to hear other parents wish their child would hurry up and walk or hurry up and crawl, etc.  - it always seems as though they are wishing their baby's life away. They are never this tiny again and I don't want to be the one looking back and wishing I had treasured these moments more. I have no regrets and I don't wish Rhett would grow faster. I miss snuggling and swaddling and everything else between. 

The everyday routine (or lack thereof) sometimes gets the best of me. I feel like my daily life is an episode of The Amazing Race - always trying to get the most done before time is up. A good friend told me from the very beginning that I needed to lower my expectations for my daily to-do list. I knew I needed to trust her advice and I have grown to believe it more every single day. Some days are so successful they make my head spin, while others are a complete wash. I'll take that though. I am so unbelievably fortunate to work from home, run a very successful business, make and produce everything my son eats and drinks, and have the support of my husband and family. We are surrounded by everything we could possible want or need and it humbles me. God is truly amazing and I always seem to have peace about my life and that everything has a purpose. My husband can tell you that I hardly stress the big things. I don't worry about finances, I don't worry about our home and providing for our family, I don't worry about my business - I am always confident that God will provide everything we need. I might stress about dinner not being cooked or the proof I didn't send today, but all of that doesn't matter in the big picture. It's definitely not what life is all about.

My life is about true love.
True love for this redheaded blue-eyed baby boy.
(and, of course, my other redheaded blue-eyed man)