For the big-ticket items, I will always (always) advocate working with a vendor one-on-one for your wedding. However, there are lots of small “odds and ends” that you as a couple will need for your big day. This blog rounds up some of my favorite Amazon wedding finds for you.
I was recently on a consultation call with a potential client — let’s call her Jane. Midway through my spiel, Jane asked how much do wedding invitations cost. I explained that invitation pricing varies a lot, and that there are many elements people forget about when budgeting for their wedding stationery.
Katie and Atticus met as undergrads at Notre Dame. So, fast forward past graduation and these two decided to “come home” to campus to get married. Their Notre Dame Basilica wedding was the perfect next chapter in their love story. Let’s relive their special day.
As the midterm elections approach, we’re surrounded by challenges of how to deal with difficult people. So many folks have entrenched themselves on one side of the aisle or the other, and political discussions turn ugly all too frequently. We’re familiar with interpersonal problems when it comes to governmental policies, but your wedding is supposed to be fun! What do you do when someone is hard to deal with during the wedding planning process? Here are my tips on how to deal with difficult people during your engagement.
Annie and John’s Telluride wedding was a complete stunner. They had the most picturesque backdrop for their special day, thanks to the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. Every detail lived up to the landscapes, making for an incredible day. I was honored to design their wedding invitations and day-of-wedding stationery, as one small part of this celebration. Thanks to these beautiful images from Laura Murray, let’s relive their day.
Before I even met Hannah, I had the pleasure of connecting with her mom, Nancy. They both are such lovely women with fun senses of humor, tremendous kindness and impeccable style. Hannah wanted her and Bob’s Mackinac Island wedding to be colorful and elegant, in an homage to the island itself. Thanks to planning and coordination from Conradie Event Design, their day at the Grand Hotel was just that. Let’s relive this quintessentially Mackinac Island day, courtesy of Stephanie Baker‘s beautiful photos.
When Bess and I first chatted about the barn wedding she and Alex would be having, I was struck by her contagious joy. Aside from being a genuinely happy and excited bride, she was also an incredibly trusting one! She told me that their day would reflect them as a couple. In her words, “a little bit redneck, but still classy and elevated — and of course, full of love.” Thanks to their beautiful photos from Inly, let’s relive their barn wedding day!
From the first time I chatted with Annie Kate, I could tell how excited she was to marry Troy. I knew their Battello wedding in Jersey City, New Jersey was going to be meaningful, with lots of personal touches. Their day was beautiful — neutral and sophisticated, with plenty of food and appearances from their pups! Thanks to gorgeous photography from Nicole Wagner, let’s relive their day.
Seeing wedding invitation examples always helps bring a product to life! In today’s blog, I’m highlighting two couples who chose the exact same invitation from my semi-custom collection as their “base,” but ended up with wildly different results. Color palettes and varying bells and whistles transform the same starting point to vastly personalized end sets in these invitations — and it’s easy for you to do the same. Having versatility in an invitation that’s customizable is so important, so you can make sure it feels like your wedding!
Our unique wedding celebration was on November 10, 2018 — black tie in a boxing gym. My dad walked me down the aisle in a landing bay for parked vans, accompanied by a live pianist. Adam built our chuppah with trees felled from my family’s cottage. He also built the tables our wedding party sat at, beneath mossed chandeliers hung from the industrial ceiling. Our band’s “stage” was set up in a boxing ring. I designed all the paper goods and wore my grandmother’s silk gown. We skipped the cake but staged an extra bartender for boozy hot cider add-ins at our dessert bar. That’s just how we roll. Oh, and it was all planned during our a seven-month engagement. A huge thank you to all our vendors, but especially Parsonage Events for absolutely blowing me away with their installation, the Downtown Boxing Gym for your incredible hospitality, and Casey Brodley for the photos and video we’ll forever cherish. Though I’m a notoriously private person, here’s a glimpse into our wedding day. It was certainly an unforgettable one.