I’m pretty sad I’m just getting a chance to post about this beautiful shoot I was able to be a part of in the spring! A few lovely local vendors put together a styled wedding shoot showcasing some beautiful florals, rental equipment, table settings, bridal looks and photography. This shoot was recently featured on the Virginia Bride Magazine blog, which is really exciting. Here are some of my favorite photos that came out of the shoot, enjoy!
While to some of us wedding paper is top of mind all the time, to many brides it's almost an after-thought. Like many things in life, it's put off until the very last minute and then you're out of time and can't get what you really wanted and have to settle for whatever is available. I'm here to help you plan out the different types of wedding stationery you might want to consider and map out the timeline for planning, hiring, and send-off purposes.
I have brides write me two weeks before they want to send out their invitations when they haven't even received their invitations yet and don't have their address list completed, and I, like most calligraphers, have a turnaround time of about 4 weeks or more. All it takes is a little extra thought early on in your wedding planning process and you can work your wedding stationery nicely into your timeline and budget.
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Whether you decide to have your return address printed, write them out yourself, use a stamp, or hire a calligrapher, figuring out your return address is more daunting than you might think! I've put together a few tips on placement, who's address to use, and ways to format the address for your reference!
You guys! I took a leap and joined on as a vendor for the Stevenson Ridge Bridal Open House last weekend. It was such a great experience and helped me get organized and actually finish my semi-custom suites and put together some helpful guides that you'll see on the site over the next few weeks (think timelines, checklists, etc.). Here's a quick snap of our table from the lovely Wolfcrest Photography.
Photo credit: Wolfcrest Photography
This weekend, my sister helped me host a baby shower for baby girl at our house. Bryan and I wanted an excuse to get a few friends together before we become a family of four and become hermits for a few months. While it was loads of fun getting all of the decorations ready and doing planning, the final 24 hours was pretty exhausting! I had so much fun but I'm glad to return to a normal week and take a load off. With only about seven weeks left, my body can't handle quite as much as it normally can.
Here's my sister and I (and a 33 week old baby girl bump). I am wearing an amazingly comfortable Tart maxi dress I scored for a steal on 6pm.com, and I believe this is an over-sized shirt my sister is wearing as a dress. I love Tart dresses; the fabric is so soft and hangs really well, and doesn't seem to stretch out even with a very advanced baby bump. I wear a lot of my Tart dresses whether I'm pregnant or not, and they always look great. I highly recommend them.
Here's a rundown of some of the decorations we came up with:
We found these letter balloons at Shop Sweet Lulu for $2.50 each. They took two seconds to blow up; I bought a bunch of string from Michael's for $0.39 each, and made quick tassels to add a little something extra to the garland.