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Flora Collection

I want to introduce you to what I have been working on the last couple of months. When I was coming up with this collection, I wanted variety. Something that could fit any bride’s taste, from simple to modern, minimal to colorful. And of course, all within a modest budget!

First up, our Flora Collection! These designs are loosely inspired by nature: vines, trees, flowers and even bird’s nests. We’ve kept some pretty abstract and some quite literal. Leave a comment and let us know which one is your favorite!! Enjoy!


Credits:

Nest: The Knot, Forest: Grey Camera, Magnolia: Geitgey and Vines: Chicago Illinois Wedding Photography

This week I am very excited to be bringing you, a preview of the new invitation collection. There are 5 collections with 4 invitations each. So this week , each day through Saturday, I’ll show you one collection. You may have seen the sneak peek from Jason Cohen. If not, here is a taste! See more on Jason’s blog. Enjoy!!


My Google Reader

Spent part of the morning catching up on wedding blogs and the latest trends. Here were a few of my favorite posts! Click on the links to view the full posts.

AT-HOME ENGAGEMENT SHOOT

Love, Milk and Honey

VINTAGE CITRUS SHOOT

Snippet&Ink

CONCERT-INSPIRED INVITATIONS

Raspberry via Wedding Unveiled

VERTICAL SUCCULENTS

What Junebug Loves

COUPLE ILLUSTRATIONS

Green Wedding Shoes

Remember the inspiration board I designed for my friend Lauren’s new site Love, Milk and Honey? Well the site has launched and it is already chock full of wonderful articles and inspiration.

Lauren is starting a P90X challenge March 1 for anyone who wants to participate. Yours truly will be participating and I would love for to have a few accountability partners along the way! Email me or Lauren if you are interested!

A while back I decided to gear my services to brides looking for strong creative direction. Soon after that, I attended the Making Things Happen workshop with Lara Casey. One of the biggest things I took home (there were so many) was that I needed to make sure my marketing was attracting these types of brides. She suggested a photo shoot to showcase our work or what were capable of. I wrote it down and figured, I’ll do that sometime this year.
Today was the culmination of that. I decided about a month ago I was ready to do a design shoot. I asked y’all to vote on one of these. You guys told me and I couldn’t choose between the top two so today we shot both design concepts.
I told Laura and Heather, “I wish I could do this every day.” Why? Because the adrenaline I felt today was the same I feel for weddings: decision-making, timelines (today ours was the sun). great vendors, living in my arch of creativity. and just making something pretty. Because surrounding myself with other creatives fuels me more to become better at what I do. Because I realized what I am capable of.
When the first set was ready, I sat back and just thought “Here it is.”
There is so much satisfaction in creating an idea, then executing it…exactly, if not better than you imagined. You envision something for so long, sometimes ideas start to seem lofty.  The tough part is execution. And to be honest, about 3 days ago I wondered if I could pull it off like I had hoped.
Today went better than I could have ever expected. Working with Laura and Heatherwas just a joy. There excitement fueled me more than they will know.
Tomorrow I have another shoot. A little less daunting but just as exciting. It’s the product shoot for our new invitation collections. I can’t wait to share the new designs with y’all. We are working on some creative ideas for the shots. Trying to put that fuel to use!
Special thanks to (you will be hearing more about them because they are all amazing!):
Heather Bailey of Social Bites
Tiffany Aragona with The Warehouse
Rodney at Les Amis
Marty at Event Rentals
And if you have read through my midnight ramblings, I think you deserve a sneak peak! (Yes, Laura is amazing and sent me over a few teasers only hours after the shoot!) One from each of the shoots! See our inspiration here.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Green Wedding Shoes

Today’s inspiration board is simple and sweet! Brides, remember what this whole wedding planning is about: LOVE! Enjoy your fiances this weekend and save the wedding talk for next week! Enjoy!!

1. Green Wedding Shoes 2. Snippet&Ink 3. Style Me Pretty 4. Elizabeth Anne Designs

So for all of us in South Louisiana, life hasn’t just been about weddings the past week. It’s been all about the Saints! I honestly didn’t know how the Super Bowl was going to go. I was just so excited to see them play in it. It’s still surreal that they won!

So obviously I wanted to incorporate the black and gold (sans gold fleur di lis or who dats) into an inspiration board. This board is a bit different. Every picture comes from the fab blog, This is Glamorous. I could stare at the pictures all day long.

P.S. I totally look like this (picture #1) when I’m at my desk hard at work too!

Since it’s the off season for wedding in South Louisiana I’ve had a few extra projects keeping me busy these past couple of weeks besides Saints celebrations and the pending Mardi Gras season. I just finished our new and improved invitation collection and am getting materials printed for product shoot with the wonderful Jason Cohen. Also, I have a two in one photo shoot coming up next week. Remember I asked a few weeks ago which inspiration board you’d like to see come to reality? I got tons of feedback and honestly couldn’t choose between the top two so decided to do them both! What’s all this for?? A few changes a’ coming! ; )

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