Bridal Brunch: Signage + Floral

My mom and I hosted a traditional bridal shower for my little sister in early September, and I was tasked with the decor and the mimosa bar. I lettered a few chalkboards (which will soon be available to rent locally) and I put together all of the floral arrangements (shout out to the Trader Joe's flower section!).  I didn't get to grab very many photos before everything was eaten/used so here's what I have:

Grey on Grey

Custom grey ink on light grey envelopes for a Lovestruck bride. 

White Ink on Cipria Envelopes

Is this not the prettiest color combination you ever did see? Addressed these gorgeous envelopes for a Lovestruck bride and I'm smitten with them. Also, paired with roses from my garden. *swoon*

Housewarming Party: Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Last fall, my husband and I purchased our first home: a fixer-upper in an adorable neighborhood in Omaha, NE. We spent the first six months in the house doing small projects like refinishing the floors, painting over awful blue hues from the previous owners, and adding furniture and our own style to our new home. Once spring rolled around, we decided to throw a housewarming party to show our friends and family all of the progress we've made so far. 

We decided to do an open house ice cream social so guests could come and go as they pleased. It turned out to be one of the hottest days in June, so ice cream was perfect. I laid out a kraft paper runner and used my calligraphy skills to set up the ice cream sundae bar. See photos of the set-up below. 

Place Tiles

These little pieces of tile were used as place holders for a Lovestruck Events wedding. I used a round 0 brush with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed-Proof White ink to letter guest names.  

Escort Cards in Gold Ink

I am so lucky to be able to work with the coolest wedding vendors in the industry. This escort display was a Lovestruck project designed for the sweetest of brides. The cards were from Inclosed and the crest from the invitation design was blind embossed into the paper. I added names and table numbers in gold ink. Be still, my heart!

Hump Day -- Free Download

Hey hey it's HUMP DAY! Time to get sh*t done. (Pardon my french.) Enjoy this free desktop background to inspire you to finish out your week strong. <<Click here to download at full resolution.>>

Styled Shoot with Victorian Gardens

Look how pretty! Last month I shared that I lettered some menus and place cards for Victorian Gardens' bridal show at The Stanley in Kansas City, MO. Spencer Studios Photography took some gorgeous shots of the set-up. Swoon! 

Handmade Paper: Fabulous Fancy Pants
Nib: Hiro 40
Ink: Higgins Eternal

Handmade Paper

I have been LOVING the look of handmade paper for things like menus, invitations, place cards, etc. but it can be quite a challenge to write on this stuff. I recently purchased some lovely paper from Fabulous Fancy Pants and loved how everything turned out. The edges are so soft and lovely; perfect for a wedding. 

These pretty paper goods will be displayed at a Kansas City bridal show at Victorian Gardens' booth. Can't wait to see how she styles them!