A little preview of a calligraphy piece I made as a wedding gift for a sweet D.C. (formerly Athens) couple who were married this spring can be seen over on the bride’s blog, Two Take Two. The piece is a bible verse that was read at the wedding and is definitely the longest piece I’ve done, which was such a fun challenge. I’m so happy to see it find a perfect spot in their new home. More pics to come!
And now a sneak peak of the Labor Day weekend wedding of my summer roommate Amanda Kay to Austin in their college town of Columbia, South Carolina. Stay tuned for more photos of the circus-themed event I helped coordinate which included handmade (by the mother of the bride) pennants, huge pink balloons, cotton candy and clown noses!
Photo via Amanda’s lovely friend Martha Collins of Two Take Two.
In early August I had the honor of coordinating and designing the wedding of Meg and Mike at their church in Augusta, Georgia.
Following the ceremony, the reception was held in the church’s adjoining cafe.
Most of the decorating was done the night before the wedding and all of the wedding party pitched in, including the groomsmen, who were responsible for hanging the crepe paper. Although I had grand plans for something a bit more organized, what they came up with worked just as well.
Thank you Meg & Mike for letting me be a part of your special day!
For the past few months I’ve been helping a sweet couple from Augusta design and plan their DIY wedding. The event went off without a hitch this past weekend. Here is a sneak peak of the reception which was held in the cafe at their church, which happened to be an awesome space with brick walls, exposed beams and concrete floors.
More details to come soon…
Last Friday V and I celebrated one of his best friend’s birthday. She and her husband had a party on their porch with wine, chili and most importantly, delicious homemade ice cream, so I made her a quick homemade caramel sauce as a little gift. I used this recipe and it worked fabulously (a first attempt with brown sugar wasn’t quite as successful).
Above: The Table Decor Competition entry by AGH Event Maker, my favorite overall of the 5 entries.
Detail of the AGH Event Maker centerpiece.
I love the striped fabric on the chairs for the Table Decor Competition entry by Brown Linen & Co..
I also loved the clear plates with calligraphied name cards underneath from the Brown Linen & Co. table.
The flower arrangement from Christina Nicole’s table was dramatic, but still down to earth. The linens were also pretty special.
There are so many uses for the custom pennant banners by Liddabits Design Shop. I could see them on an escort card table, dessert table, or a “Thank You” banner for a photo thank you note.
I absolutely loved these embroidered invitations by a darling day
These wine glass place cards by Paper Acorn would also be a cute escort card idea. Have freshly poured champagne flutes ready after the ceremony with one of these for each guest.
Last but not least, I loved these customizable cake plates hand thrown by Jeanette Zeis Ceramics. They’re reminiscent of gorgeous antique milk glass plates, but can be customized by color or with the bride & grooms name and wedding date. They would make a great bridal shower gift.
Not pictured, but definitely enjoyed were the cupcakes from Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes (I had the Chocolate Mint Cupcake, yumm). I also spent some time chatting with the lovely ladies from Lucky + Lovely and Ciao Bella Weddings. So much so that I forgot to snap shots of their booth. Suffice it to say that there were some lovely flower arrangements and blue Bell mason jars, so of course I loved it. I also thought the cake toppers (customizable to match your wedding dress, event and personality) by The Small Objects were pretty adorable.
It was a great event, and there were tons of vendors I didn’t make it too (mostly jewelry, since that’s not what I was after). If you’re looking for something handmade for an upcoming event, I’d definitely recommend you checkout the vendor list.
Maybe the most un-tacoy tacos: Beans-and-Greens Tacos with Goat Cheese, originally from the May 2011 edition of Martha Stewart Living, featuring Swiss chard (or collard greens in my case). I also made the spicy Tomatillo Chipotle salsa, which is essentially the same as this recipe, and I cooked some chicken in Trader Joe’s tomatillo salsa to give it some more substance.
Delish, and ready in under an hour.
Played around with my new cake decorating tips this weekend on some cupcakes for a work BBQ. The cupcakes are just a vanilla mix from the grocery store, but I added blue food coloring to half in an attempt to make the cupcake layered. It didn’t quite do what I want, but turned out looking cool anyways.