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!

Lovestru.ck Styled Shoot

I recently had the opportunity to be part of the most beautiful styled shoot at Amigoni Urban Winery in Kansas City. The creative direction was led by the sisters at Lovestru.ck Social Events and it seems like everything they touch turns to gold. The shoot was featured on 100 Layer Cake's blog here.

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Creative Direction: Lovestru.ck Social Events
Venue: Amigoni Urban Winery
Photography: Meghan Savage Photo
Videographer: Gold Hairpin
Florist: Victorian Gardens
Bride's Attire: Bride KC
Boudoir Attire: Birdies KC
Groom's Styling: Adam from Shop Anaphora
Catering: Olive Events
Mixology: District Pour House
Desserts: Adorn Cakes
Desserts: Cirque du Sucre KC
Rentals: Ultra Pom
Featured Tableware: Golden and Pine
Hair: Bijin Salon and Spa
Makeup: Gabi Bailey Mua
Nails: Ever Klara
Letterpress Printing: Inclosed
Calligraphy: Miranda Writes
Bridal Jewelry: Shop The Fold