Wedding Season

Well friends, it’s that time of year. Love is in the air and I’m busy working on a bunch of amazing projects I won’t be able to reveal until the summer and fall. So it seems like the perfect time to start sharing some of the amazing styled shoots I had the privilege to be included in last year!

First up is a collaboration with a photographer you’ll be seeing a lot this year: Amanda Duke. Amanda and I connected through The Rising Tide Society when she was looking for invitations for a romantic spring shoot, and we’ve now worked together on two additional shoots. People often lament we’re losing true connections in the digital age, but for me, groups like RTS have allowed me to grow my business from abroad in ways that would never have been possible before.

Anyway, I won’t keep you waiting any longer to see these amazing shots! And make sure to scroll all the way to the end to see the other fabulous vendors who made this shoot sing!

Hair & Makeup: Elizabeth Sloan Beauty
Tablescape: Swoon Designs
Stationery: 622 press 
Photography & Coordination: Amanda Duke Photography

 

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Happy 2017!

You guys, I’m such a bad blogger! Between holiday travels and some big exciting projects, I haven’t had much time to write, but this rainy morning seems the perfect opportunity.

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First things first, if you’re here trying to find out more about the Kindness is Everything, I’ve licensed the design to the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health and you can shop for signs, shirts and more here. Follow our Kindness is Everything facebook page for updates and to connect with people across the nation that identified with the movement that began as a simple sign.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about above, check out my original post for the back story. Hundreds of emails and thousands of orders later, we’ve raised more than $7,000 for the ACLU with our Midwest sign distribution, and dozens of other groups across the country have raised even more! There were three of us managing all the requests and etsy page (completely pro bono of course) and it just got to be too much, so we started seeking a nonprofit with the capability to sell branded merchandise. Two of us had worked with WAWH previously, were familiar the good work the organization was doing in Wisconsin and nationally and thought it was the perfect fit (plus we knew the executive director would make the most of the opportunity!). It’s been really exciting to have something I made “go viral” and more importantly, to be able to connect with like-minded people across the world.

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I also took a step toward expanding the flower arm of 622 press in December. I offered my first flower making class in December! We ended up having to cancel it, but now that I’ve got the instruction booklets and material kits made—I even hosted a practice class with friends!—I’ve totally got the bug. I’m talking with a few venues in different cities about 2017 classes, so stay tuned! (And if you’re interested in having me teach a class in your area, get in touch, I’m available to travel!)

Speaking of flowers, I felt like they were starting to take over my Instagram feed, so I started a second account completely devoted to paper flowers. Follow here!

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I also had quite a few engaged couples get in touch before the holidays for save the dates and invitations. I can’t share any of those until after the big day of course, but here’s a lovely piece I received in late fall—nothing better than getting your own work in the mail! I’m so excited to work on more wedding invitations in 2017—get in touch if you’re planning your nuptials!