Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Exciting News!

 WOW! I'm beyond excited to share that last Friday was a very exciting day for me! One of my recent client's July wedding was featured on one of the most fabulous wedding websites, Style Me Pretty. I created many of the paper products for their big day (invites/fan programs/menu's/rehearsal invites/save the dates) and I'm thrilled that some of my products were featured in the blog. See the full post here. I'm just so excited for them and it was such an honor to work with Kalin - she was one of the most down-to-earth and sweetest brides I've had the pleasure of working with. Congrats Kalin + Brian!

 In other exciting news, the twin girls zebra themed baby shower I styled last month was featured online at Occasions Magazine....see the full post here. Eeek! So exciting!! Thank you, Callie for featuring! :)

This past weekend I styled a shoot for my upcoming Halloween Collection that will be sold in my etsy shop as DIY printable files coming SOON! So excited that it's going to be featured on my most favorite site sometime in late September. Will keep you posted! For now...I'll leave you with this little sneak peek. Fabulous custom tee made by the sweet Rachel from *golden*.

Super excited I reached 1600 facebook fans last week! Woohoo! Are you a fan? If not click here to "like" my page to get exclusive deals and be the first to see new designs. Thank you to all of my fabulous fans, family, clients, etc. for allowing me to do what I love and helping create something special for your special day. XO, m

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

HWTM Launch Party in Wonderlandia

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I went to SUNNY San Diego to attend the Hostess with the Mostess Launch Party for their new site. Since we celebrated our five year anniversary in June, we decided to make a mini trip out of it and enjoy an extra day there.

I met sooo many people who inspire me on a daily basis. I was pretty much the new gal who didn't really "know" anyone besides the fact that I felt like I knew most of them considering I'm a blog stalker, haha. I was able to lend a hand and help cut, glue and stuff swag bags for a few hours that afternoon before the party with many other fabulous, beautiful and funny party girls - Chris from Celebrations at Home, Lisa of With Style and Grace, Jessica of Modern Moments, Amy from Operation Shower,  Lindi of Love the Day and Victoria of A Subtle Revelry. It was so fun hanging out with you all and thanks for making me feel welcomed! :)

Now on to the party....it was FABULOUS, I got to meet JENN, and the tablescapes and styling was INCREDIBLE. It was so amazing to see one of her parties in person. The details were perfect and the flowers were out of this world!
Welcome to Wonderlandia...

 Donuts have never looked so good, have they?!
 Lisa from With Style and Grace
Chris from Celebrations at Home and Jessica of Modern Moments
Sweet Nancy from A to Zebra Celebrations
Amber from HWTM (she's beyond sweet!)

The beautiful Jennifer Sbranti, Founder of HWTM
Victoria from A Subtle Revelry

A few other fabulous ladies I got a chance to chat with were Paige of Paiges of Style, Lynlee from Lynlee's Petite Cakes, Jillian from Catch my Party and Elizabeth from Bump Smitten. I just love their work.

Oh, and there was a mini red carpet - so fun! This is my FIRST red carpet people....and probably my last so I should probably frame this baby! Hehe :) Photo taken by Dan Fields Photography. You can view all of the fun photos here.

I had so much fun and I'm so glad we were able to go. My husband was a sport and tagged along with me to the event. Luckily there were many other guy's there he could mingle with :) 

Thank you to Jenn, Amber and the HWTM team for everything! Be sure to become a member to their amazing new site: www.hwtm.com. You'll LOVE it. XO, M

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jamie + Mike's Chicago Wedding

I had the pleasure of creating all of the paper products for Jamie + Mike's Chicago wedding last month. The colors were fuchsia, deep red, eggplant and black. I just love when brides send me photos of my work and see how everything came together. I love the romantic, yet modern feel of everything. And um, her flowers? AMAZING. I wouldn't expect anything less since she is a floral designer at Town and Country Gardens. Stunning. I think that's the biggest and most beautiful bouquet I've ever seen! I love the DIY touches - added matching gems on her heels, LOVE the fuchsia rhinestones on the menu's she added. Gorgeous touch! They had a smaller, intimate reception and she suggested I create the table numbers using the five Chicago Sports Teams. (Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox, Bears + Cubs) I incorporated each team's logo's and added the modern swirly design you see on most of the pieces.

Congratulations Jamie + Mike! Thank you for thinking of me for all of your wedding paper needs! Everything looks amazing! XO, m

Brenda + Mike's Wedding Sweets Table + More

Last month I styled a wedding sweets table for a couple who got married in June in Treasure Island, Florida and held their formal reception back home on July 15th. I created all of the paper products for their wedding and reception - invites, table numbers, escort cards, menu's, signs, etc. Their color scheme was hot pink with lime accents and had a floral/beachy vibe to it. Everything was super cute! It was my first time making the Hershey Kiss labels and I just love how they turned out. I adhered a thick piece of lime ribbon around each of the jars and added a matching label. I pinned up the fuchsia satin fabric I purchased from Hobby Lobby and added a lime green ribbon/bow at the pick-ups. 
 {above photo taken by Danielle of Mains Photography}
{above photo taken by Danielle of Mains Photography}
 {above photo taken by Danielle of Mains Photography}
 Here are some of the stationary elements I created...
Congratulations to Mike + Brenda! What a beautiful couple and wedding! :)
XO, m

Monday, August 15, 2011

Custom Banners + Spa Party

Below are a few adorable photos taken by the fabulous Chelsea Corinne Photography from a few recent newborn shoots using my custom name banners. I just love how they turned out and have had a great response from other photographer's wanting to purchase something similar. These would be cute to hang in your child's room as well for wall decor or across the front of their crib (until they get old enough to rip it down) :)
Choose from squares, pennant or circles in any style/color scheme.

I also created some food labels, cupcake toppers and more for a local mama's daughter's 8th birthday party this past weekend. It was a spa themed party with lots o' sweets! Here are a few pictures :) Love the tissue poms hanging from the ceiling! Looks like she had a fun party!

Happy Birthday Brynn, your mom did a fabulous job! Be sure to check out Becki's super cute hair accessories shop, Frills ~ Pretty. Fancy. Fun.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Eggplant + Damask Wedding Sweets Table

Below are a few photos of a candy buffet table I styled last month. I also created everything paper - Invites, Programs, Table Numbers, Seating Chart, and more! Their theme was eggplant and black with touches of damask. Super elegant! I am friends with the bride + groom so we were lucky enough to attend the wedding as well. The candy table was a big hit! (They always are! So in case your a bride-to-be....you should consider it!) I also added my new watermark to my photos for the first time - isn't it cute?! :) {The bottom three photos were taken by Modern Image Studios} Congrats Jimmy + Melissa!

Stay tuned for another fabulous wedding sweets table I styled the night before this wedding! So fun! xo, m