Wednesday, March 18, 2015

busy, busy bee.

i have found myself so incredibly busy these past few weeks. while it has been amazing to get the opportunity to plan, design, and execute a wedding all by myself... whew, it is a lot of work! not to mention, planning a wedding that is 750 miles away (phoenix AZ, here i come!). it has been an adventure charting brand new territory on my own. it has also been extremely satisfying to prove to myself, and others, that not only am i capable at making shit happen, but i'm also pretty darn good at it. below are a few pictures of what i have been working on. i can't wait to see it all come together!
lyrics written by the groom

so much glitter!

ombre table numbers

can't wait to show all the fun details of the kids table!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

gold, gold, gold!

Two Fridays ago was such a magical day. I spent the morning and afternoon with my beautiful bride, Erin, and her wonderful cousin, Leila, crafting, painting, and brainstorming. We gathered all of our previous bounty from the thrift stores, builder's resource, and craft stores and went to town! Erin, as many of you will notice, LOVES gold- and it is truly amazing what gold spray paint can to do a dingy old frame, or outdated candlestick holders. I am so wildly excited for this wedding I can barely contain myself!

bar signage

gold spray paint changed this from princess to gorgeous!

beautifully stained wood makes a great blank canvas!

"i love gooooooold!"

from wooden, scratched, and outdated to a gold statement!

too legit to quit.

Well it is official- I am literally to legit to quit! My business license came in the mail last week and, to be quite honest, I am almost embarrassed as to how excited this made me. 

For people that know me, I tend to shy away from things that are not my forte—business, legalities, etc. Now you may be thinking to yourself, “How are you going to run your own business if running your own business makes you uncomfortable?” 

Well let me tell you this story to illustrate how I operate... 

All throughout school I was HORRIBLE at math. Hated it. Never liked it. Always dreaded it. It was my weakest subject and the pain in my butt every single year of school. When it came time to write my thesis for my Masters in Teaching program you want to know what I chose to write about? TEACHING MATHEMATICS! Ha! So that’s why I am going to rock this whole business thing—because it makes me uncomfortable. Because it is hard for me. Because I hate not being good at something—so I WILL NOT STOP until I have conquered it and become an expert. 

Anyway, I am legit now. Watch out world — Here I come!

my apologies...

First, let me apologize for the lack of posts lately. I have been extremely busy with projects, business license stuff, and life in general. These past few months (and months to come) have been and will be some of the most exciting months of my life! Not only have I had the time to help grow my business and dedicate energy into delivering quality project and ideas to my brides, but it has also been an exciting time in my personal life as well. I have had the pleasure to attend friends’ weddings, showers, and parties—it is always exciting to be on the showering side! I am so blessed to witness so much love, excitement, and creativity. It has been an inspiring year thus far to say the least!

These next few months have shaped up to follow suit—more weddings, showers, and parties! From planning to crafting to showering, I am looking forward to every aspect of the events to come in the next year. Sam, Eliza, Erin, Lauren, Kris… I’m looking at you! Xoxo.