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Behind the Scenes Wedding Details

Today I'm sharing some more behind the scenes shots of the details I'm putting together for an upcoming May wedding. I already posted these pictures of the pennant flags and place cards and a few months ago I even shared the custom burlap banner I made for the bridal shower. So you have come along on this journey a bit with me, seeing all the handmade details as they develop. This morning I took some pictures of the programs and menus. The menus are done (big thanks to my Mom for tying most of those bows) and the programs are just about finished. Just a few more days of work.

Here are the printed programs, ready to go into the burlap covers.

This is a small stack of bound programs. They are all hand-bound with pink embroidery floss. All they need now are the muslin labels.

When they are all finished, the programs will have these muslin labels attached to the front. The labels have the couple's names and wedding date stamped onto them. I think these will be such a nice keepsake for the guests. And to the right is my Trader Joe's bag stuffed with completed programs. There is probably 75-80 in there.

And the big box of menus. We had to make 200 of these!

Everything looks great in my home but it will look even better at the wedding mixed in with all the rest of the decor. I cannot wait to see the professional photos from this event.

What are you busy working on this week?  


Sneak Peeks of the May Wedding

Hi friends! Sorry for the lack of post yesterday. I was hard at work on wedding details and paper goods that I designed and am currently in the process of putting together. I am in 'crunch time' because the wedding is coming up so scheduling in a post wasn't in the cards unfortunately. But I did manage to snap a few pictures of some work-in-progress photos to share with you all today. Things are looking really good and I cannot wait to deliver this all to the bride. These will be such sweet, handmade touches on her big day.

My house is a sea of pink right now. But isn't it fun?! On the right is some stamped muslin that is going on the programs. I'm adding the little pink x's in the corners for a bit of that homespun, rustic style. On the right are the completed pennant flags. It is hard to resist waving these guys around.

The pennants are strips of muslin. Some are dip-dyed ombré pink and others are just plain. And all have the pink 'Hooray!' stamped on them. The guests will get to proudly wave these after the ceremony when the bride and groom walk back up the aisle. What a photo opp! I cannot wait to see that shot.

And finally I'm in the process of finishing up the calligraphy on the place cards. More pretty pink! I'm creating a hanging display for all these cards. I think it will be unexpected and just a beautiful detail at the wedding. 

More and more gets completed everyday so expect a few more sneak peeks from this wedding. How are you liking things so far?

Happy Wednesday everyone!


My Week Through Instagram: Week Ten

Happy Monday morning everyone! This time change seems to have done me in and I feel a bit behind already. Clearly I'm playing catch up this morning since my Instagram recap post is happening on a Monday instead of the weekend. An official 'birthday week' Monday post is coming later (promise) but I had to stop and share week ten with all of you.

Sunday: I spent a little extra time sleeping in, reading in bed, and just relaxing on Sunday morning. It felt good.

Monday: I worked up a possible program idea for a wedding using burlap and pink/peach details. I got a lot of nice compliments on Instagram (thanks guys!) but it was especially nice to hear that the bride loved it too. Moving forward with this design now.

Tuesday: I got to watercolor again today. Even though it was for work, it was relaxing and fun.

Wednesday: I had to go into Downtown LA to retrieve my digital camera from my brother. We spent some time catching up and eating pie at a new favorite spot The Pie Hole. As you can see, the pie was yummy and it got devoured.

Thursday: Working on more burlap details for a wedding, this time simple bows for the menus. 

Friday: March 9th is my official blog birthday (I'm 2 now!) and to celebrate I'm kicking off 'birthday week' here on the blog. I'll have some fun things to show you so stay tuned.

Saturday: A birthday just isn't complete without cupcakes so I stopped by a local place to pick up a few. I'm going to be taking some pictures of those fun sprinkle ones today. Can't wait!

So that was my week ten of 2012. What did your week look like?


Ruffled Wedding Feature: Devon & Kevin

Happy Friday friends! And today is such a lovely Friday too. I have something so incredibly exciting to share, something that happened awhile ago but now has the chance to be revealed. Last year I was contacted by a fabulous bride named Devon who was looking for some crafty help for her wedding. She had a lot of fantastic ideas and just needed help with the execution of creative details. It was such a joy working with her and her husband Kevin on their rustic and vintage-inspired, ranch wedding. I designed custom decor elements for their big day and also was there the day of to style decor and all her amazing vintage props (she seriously had a mini antique store going on in her home). I showed you some sneak peeks before but now I can finally share pictures from the main event.

Today the stunning images from their wedding were featured on Ruffled and I had so much fun reliving this celebration. It was a beautiful day filled with all kinds of fun. Devon did a fantastic job with all the little details and she created such a spectacle for her guests. And the talented photographers of Stone Crandall Photography captured the day flawlessly. 

The Camarillo Ranch venue was the perfect compliment and backdrop to Devon and Kevin's day. The ceremony was simple. It was about this couple, their love, and their family so the ceremony site wasn't clogged up with superfluous props or decor. Other than the chairs and balloons just a few mason jars with pom flowers were added. The grand trees on the site were also a nice backdrop.

The reception was held inside the old barn and in there we had all kinds of fun with decor and vintage pieces. As I said, Devon scored some great antiques so each and every table was adorned with wooden soda crates, apothecary jars and bottles, and rustic picture frames. I designed the table numbers which had embroidered details, wooden spools, and old buttons. They turned out really cute especially since each one was a bit different. 

This dessert table had all kinds of goodies. Instead of a cake, Devon opted for red velvet and lemon cupcakes (they were so yummy, I have dreams about them still). We displayed them on wooden crates and I periodically refilled the table throughout the event. We wanted things at different heights and in all different jars and containers to give it that sweet's shop vibe. As a take-home treat, guests could fill kraft bags with old fashioned candies. The various options were super popular with the guests.

I also made this simple and sweet 'Just Married' sign that was draped across the bride and groom's table.

The guestbook was marked by this cool old typewriter, another awesome vintage find by Devon. The seating chart was written out on old windows which you can see propped up in the background.

Devon is a baker so she decided to give her guests something that was near to her heart. She made homemade Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract which her guests could take home and use in their own baking. The vanilla was packaged in mason jars and decorated with lace. I also made these stitched fabric tags to hang on each jar with the couple's names stamped on them. 

Devon also decided to forgo real flowers and instead wanted something that felt more crafty. I made bunches and bunches of these yarn pom flowers and felt billy ball flowers which got displayed throughout the ceremony and reception, including all the tables like you can see above. There were so many Etsy-made and DIYed elements to this wedding that these faux flowers were just the right detail. And of course they were displayed in old mason jars. I'm such a sucker for mason jars.

Oh and did I mention Devon looked gorgeous. Look at that killer picture! They are the cutest couple.

Here are all the vendors that were involved:

Wedding Venue: Camarillo Ranch / Wedding Photographer: Stone Crandall Photography / Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal / Bride’s Makeup: Makeup in the 702 / Bride’s Hair: Whitney Reck / Wedding Caterer: Big Mista’s BBQ / Cupcakes: Sweet Arleen’s / Ceremony Music: Harpist Corinna Edgington / DJ and Photobooth: David Jay Entertainment / Wedding Rentals: Party Pleasers of Camarillo / Handcrafted Flowers, Table Numbers, and Vanilla Tags: Lauren Elise Crafted / Window Table Chart: Christina Crooks at 6petals / Bunting Flags: Ariane Penrose at Sweet Petunia / Calligraphy on Signage: sparrownestscript / Custom Koozies: Bamilla / Printed Poem Place Cards: Jack & Ella Paper Press / Boutonnieres: Lilify / Save the Dates and Invitations: Ello There / Wooden Ring Box: Paradise Hill Designs / Wooden Photo Display: Treehouse Wood Designs / Guest Book: Kate Blocher / Wooden Sparrows: Little Vale

See the feature on Ruffled and browse the entire gallery of images too for more detail shots. Also, Devon is selling a lot of her vintage props from her wedding in her Etsy shop

I'd like to say a quick thank you to Devon and Kevin for including me in their day. You two were fantastic and the experience couldn't have been smoother or more fun. Thank you for trusting me with all that you did. All my love to your beautiful family.


Custom Burlap Banner

Hi everyone! I just have time for a super quick post. I am working all day at my part-time job at Anthropologie helping with displays (hence minimal time for blogging). I'll try and take a few pictures to share the stuff we're working on. With spring coming in, our store has been making a lot of neat changes to help usher in the season. Everything feels really fresh and exciting.

I just wanted to show you this custom burlap banner I made for a client a few weeks ago. I made it for the bride's shower but it will also get used for photos on the day of the wedding. Cute right? Pink and burlap is definitely a great combination, feminine and rustic. I'm busy making a few other fun details for this wedding and I cannot wait to share them. It's really going to be a beautiful affair.

Enjoy the banner and sorry again for the quick post. Have a great Tuesday!