Snow Much Fun To Be One First Birthday Party

Friday, December 19, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, Colleen and I were so honored to be asked by a friend of ours to help her out with some calligraphy and photography for her precious son’s first birthday party.  Lindsey is an amazingly talented hair and makeup artist and stylist and has a blog that you guys should definitely be reading.  We have known her since she did our hair and makeup for Colleen’s wedding and I am here to tell you that she is every bit as sweet and charismatic in real life as she seems on her blog.  Her house is seriously a dream and she put together one of the most adorable first birthday parties that you ever did see.  For some fun Friday eye candy, do yourself a favor and go to her blog to check out the rest of this party.

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Emily + Grant Wedding

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Emily and Grant were married on a sunny November day at the Bottle Factory in Monroe, NC.  My favorite moment was watching Grant tear up as his bride walked down the aisle.  So much love.  Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your wedding.  Here are just a couple of my favorites from the day.

Also – I finally put together a photography website.  It is still awaiting a couple of finishing touches from a certain calligrapher that I know, but good enough for now.  Please contact me there (or here) if you would like for me to take your picture :).

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Simple Christmas Mantle

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Big news folks!  I just found out last night that I passed the PE Exam!  Oh man am I relieved that I won’t have to start all over with studying!  To celebrate, let’s talk about my Christmas mantle.  This year and last, I have been liking the idea of more simple and neutral decorations.  A little bit of greenery here and there with a good dose of candles and/or Christmas lights.  I didn’t go all out with the mantle like I thought I would, mostly because every time I started to add items, I liked it less.  Sometimes simpler is better.  See the sources below.

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Garland – I grouped two garlands on top of each other to make it seem more lush.

Stockings – Our first year of grown up monogrammed stockings!  West elm doesn’t them anymore but these are similar.

Picture frame – One of my favorite simple black frames with one of my favorite wedding photos.  I topped the frame with a quick DIY wreath I made out of left over greenery from our Christmas tree like so.

Mirror – I bought this from Wisteria and obviously it is gone.  But it is a beauty.

Cloche – It is amazing how many different ways you can style this thing.  If you don’t have one, buy it here.

Twinkle Lights – I’m almost positive I got the twinkle lights under the cloche from Restoration Hardware last year.  But it is also possible they came from Anthro.  Either would work.

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