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Entries in Wedding Goodness (15)


Behold: BHLDN

I have a love/hate relationship with Anthropologie's new Wedding Line, BHLDN. I LOVE EVERYTHING about the designs: the gorgeous gowns, the perfectly adorned shoes, the delicate hair pieces...and I HATE that they launched after MY wedding. You're about a year too late Anthro! Oh well, I loved our wedding and wouldn't change a thing, but I am a little jealous of all the women who get to be BHLDN Brides. The silver lining: I can still choose from their pretties for parties, holidays & vacation ensembles! Check out the gorgeousness above and see everything they have to offer here.



Scrabblicious & Wedding Photo Sneak Peek

Hi lovelies! I am taking a little break from fashion today to share one of my fave wedding crafts! Remember this post? As soon as I saw these babies I knew they had to be our favors. And after many hours of gluing (and the Hubs spelling inappropriate things...) we completed 125 sets of Scrabble Magnet Favors, boxed them in adorable oversized matchbooks & tied with our signature stamped tags. And here is how they came out! I was thrilled and wanted to share. 

And here are a few shots of our September wedding at the GORGEOUS Barr Mansion
It was such a beautiful and special day and I can't wait to share all of them with you soon...

Plus, I am putting together a DIY Section to share How To's on all the crafty critter projects I did for our day!

P.S. See if you can spot this...


Photos by the beautiful, talented, & lovely Julie Cope.


Ring a Ding-Ding (& a Little Tucker...)

Happy Friday! I am so ready for the weekend (even though Geoff and I are taking an 8-hour marriage prep class-yikes! ;) Actually, everything is fun with G, so I'm even looking forward to it. Speaking of marriage, the wedding is only 36 days away!! Double yikes! Its getting so close- I am so excited! G and I were discussing a travel ring for me the other day (so nothing bad happens to my wedding set on our honeymoon) and we had quite the difference of opinion about what I needed. He says just a simple silver band would be fine, but my thought is that there is no reason my travel ring can't be super fun, right? Right. So, here are some that I think I would love to rock while sipping rum drinks on a Jamaican beach- I let you know what we decide.

Have a great weekend loves!



(from top left...) 

Allison Daniel Wrapped Leaf Ring available at Max & Chloe

Rachel Leigh Greta Banded Ring available at Shopbop

House of Harlow 1960 Peacock Ring available at Shopbop

Juicy Couture Nostalgia Cluster Ring available at Shopbop

Bleachblack Tangled Branch & Stone Ring available at Urban Outfitters

Gorjana Perry Ring in Gold available at Revolve Clothing 



Oh, and don't forget to check out the sneak preview sale of the Tucker by Gaby Besora Collection on Gilt today. I Love Tucker blouses, but hate the steep price tag, so I am super excited to see the super cute (affordable) collection!



Invitation Sneak Peek

Hello lovelies! I hope everyone had a great weekend! We did- we went to my hometown for my bridal shower- it was so much fun! We had such yummy food, lots of mimosas and plenty of good girl time. My sweet friend Grace even flew up to surprise me at the shower & brought her precious baby Ian-I really have the most amazing friends and family in the whole world! I am so flattered that Ian's first plane trip was to come to the shower :) Thank you to everyone who made it so wonderful!

On the same wedding note (I'll be stuck on this note for a while people...sorry!) I am getting close to getting the invitations out. Let me tell you, for a graphic designer, doing your own wedding invitations is like the World Cup of design-so much pressure! I am so glad that I finally picked a theme (after doing about 20 different versions) and it should be coming from the letterpress printers any day now. And it wouldn't be me if the whole invitation package wasn't a little complicated and had lots of pieces, so we are also using a muslin bag as part of the packet. I will be sure to post pics of the complete invite package, but until then, here's a little taste- the muslin bags I hand-stamped with a custom rubber stamp I designed with our monogram. I love them! I can't wait to see al the pieces put together and check these babies off the list.

Wish me luck!



Scrabble Favors. G E N I U S


Image by Julie Wan via Project Wedding

I've mentioned before that G and I love us some Words with Friends (scrabble for the iPhone.) We are constantly in the middle of a game, and, I'm not gonna lie, some trash-talking may be involved. So imagine my gasp of sheer joy (so dramatic) when I came across these ADORABLE Scrabble magnet wedding favors. Housed in little tins, each set spells out a four letter word related to love. And its something my guests may actually use! G and my mom keep saying I need to stop adding DIY projects to my long list of wedding to-do's, but I'm really thinking I can't resist making these. Stay tuned...

Get the full DIY here