Monday, June 25, 2012

Dallas & Bloody's

This weekend, I went on a surprise girls trip to help a friend celebrate her rapidly approaching nuptials! Last year, we surprised a friend in San Francisco...

                  and this year we went to Dallas! [In San Francisco, we said we should do a surprise trip for each broad that becomes a bride]

I've heard Lisa mention multiple times that she loves a good bloody mary with brunch and the spicier, the better :)

Our gracious and fabulous host bought all the fixins' and I made a sign to add that personal touch. I think it turned out so cute... whatdya think?

I just printed this and then cut it in a circle... a fun touch to spice up the spread!

The flowers were beautiful, the spread was amazing and I think the bride was happy with her surprise! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Save the Date Fun!

Playing around making save the dates... 

...for the fictitious couple Sarah & Sam who just got married this past weekend!

Once I get our engagement pictures, I'll make some sample save the dates examples with those :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

TGIF people!

It's the weekend baby woo!!! My June has already been completely crazy and it is only half way through. I went to my friend Shannon's wedding last weekend in Gulf Shores, AL. It was pretty rainy but that didn't stop us from having an amazing time! So happy for Shannon and Matt!

This weekend, I'm going to see my friend Mary Ann, or MASexy as she's formally known, get married! I am so excited and lucky to see so many different friends within a week! As someone who is constantly missing my friends, this is very exciting for me. Congrats MASexy!

In other news, I'm flying to Nashville and I rented a few movies:

I promise to report back on both. Unless I forget. 

It's weird not traveling as much so I think I'm going to enjoy my alone time on the plane watching one of these movies... my hardest decisions of the day will be deciding which movie to watch and if I should have red or white wine on the plane. It's a hard life I lead. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wedding Pinterest Finds!

Hello, people! I've got more than 11 months until our nuptials but let's get real, I've been looking at wedding stuff for a while :) what girl doesn't?! 

If you follow me on pinterest, you've seen all of this but this is a summation of what I would really like my wedding to look like. Enjoy!

I am obsessed with this whole look. Love the blush dresses and love the bouquets. Although, I want a little more color in the bridal bouquet. 

So light and romantic! Love this :)

Love the hair, love the flower, love love love it all!

I actually think I like these more than the centerpieces above because the colors are a little more subtle. I don't think Gregg wants tons of pink. I don't see why?? :)

Look this cake that Amber pinned for me. Isn't it to die for?!

Love the brides dress! And of course the bridesmaid's look. 

These are a few ideas to get some great pictures together before the wedding without breaking tradition. I would love to write each other and read the letters on each side of the door. 

Okay, I think this is such a cute idea. And you know what? What people love most about the photo booth is the fun outfits/hats/sunglasses so why not just set up a section and have people take their own pictures and then text them to the same place? A way to save money and still have the fun photobooth feel!

Ahh welp, that's enough wedding chatter for one day. Take care!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Save the Date Fun!

I've had a little free time so I'm trying to make one creation a day. I made an invitation this morning but I don't think I want to share because I'll probably use it here soon :)

However, I played around and made an adorable little birdie save the date... I really wish I could shorten it to STD, but I just can't bring myself to do it. Although, if you're skimming this then maybe it's caught your attention?

Whatdya think of my love birds?

I hate to brag about my own work but isn't that adorable?! I hope my friend Ali sees this because she thinks I'm weirdly obsessed with birds and maybe it's true??

Again, would you buy this? Just doing some market research :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wine Labels - Wedding Edition!

Thanks to Pinterest, the way brides ask their 'maids to stand by their side has gotten more and more extravagant. I imagine that back in the day people would just ask their friends and family in person... not anymore

A new trend in weddings is using wine labels to get your message across! Actually, I don't know if it's a new trend but I think it is ADORBS and I love wine so there ya go. It's my new trend :) I found this specific label from etsy.

What do you guys think of the wine label I made? Would you say yes?! More importantly, would you purchase something like this from me on etsy?? :)

Another great thing to do with a custom wine label is have it be your table numbers! What do you think of this rustic label found here:

I love these small details that make your wedding fabulous and memorable. And I'm loving that I'm learning to do this now.. good timing :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wine & Design

Last week, I felt like I could never cool down. It's been so hot here and I feel like the only thing cools me off is a good, refreshing glass of white wine. I have a new favorite and I wanted to share:

I've only had the Pinot Grigio (my all time favorite white wine) and it's dangerously good. Also, it doesn't hurt that it has such a cute label! Check out their website to order or you can get it at any grocery or liquor store. 

I was just playing around tonight and made a Bachelorette Party invitation for my friend Danielle! She had no idea but I just had an idea for a simple but chic nautical themed invitation and I just went with it! Also, have you ever searched etsy or even googled bachelorette invitations? It's slim pickens out there!

Thoughts? I am obsessed with the anchor in the middle of the wheel :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Let's Have a Fiesta!

There are two things I crave: mexican food and girls nights! [And yes, I've basically blogged about this already] I love my man but I love a good night of wine/margs, eating good homemade food and catching up with my girlfriends! Lately, most of my girls nights have been via phone or FaceTime but I am absolutely craving some QT with my girls.

I have friends coming in late Thursday night (no excuses about being tired, we're staying up for wine!) and then we're road tripping to Gulf Shores for Shannon's wedding! I absolutely can't wait to see everyone and I'm sure I'll be depressed to leave. Love my girls!

Okay, got off the subject so back to Mexican food and booze. I made a fun little fiesta invite for a casual ladies night... who wants margs?! I need tequila & gossip asap.

Sooo who's in? :)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Personalized Wine Label

I really like the idea of custom wine labels for a reception. I was just playing around and came up with some circus-y (not sure if that's a word but just go with me) themed wine labels. Tell me what you think!

Thoughts? It's a little loud but I think it's super fun!

Let's Toast!

I feel like I am constantly looking for fun party ideas.. not even necessarily wedding stuff just unique party ideas! I saw a picture on pinterest a while ago and there was a mimosa bar. If you know me, you know I love mimosas. I wish it was just a breakfast drink so it wouldn't be weird if I want to order it at the bar or dinner!

I totally agree... Champagne is the answer!

I basically started teaching myself photoshop so I could make cute and simple tags for parties and also simple invitations. Here are some simple tags for a fun champagne brunch!

Ahhh I just can't wait to host a party now! 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Simple Designs

Thank you!

Okay I just made this and had to post :) I just love thank you notes!

Okay stating the obvious but I love chevron!

Test, test :)

I have been teaching myself graphic design and to say "I'm obsessed" is a bit of an understatement. I literally stayed in bed all day today [um, it's a Saturday and my crew is on a boat] to learn as much as I can about photoshop, etc. 

Let me know what you think of the new blog!