Inspiration to-go {place setting pretty}

Emily and I attended a dear friends baby shower yesterday and the place settings were just too darling!! Happy Weekend my friends.


Martha Stewart Weddings Feature

I am beyond excited to share with you some of the gorgeous photos Aaron Delesie captured of what we created for John and Chrissy, featured on the cover of Martha Stewart Weddings!! We had so much fun working with the amazing Lisa Vorce on this project.


The invitations featured hand calligraphy that was letterpressed on hand torn paper, wrapped in Japanese rice paper and sealed with a custom wax seal. We also created a hand sewn leather paper weekend itinerary book with vintage maps and so many fun details. The guests were met with Prosecco arriving in a custom screen printed linen bag, and a box of goodies wrapped sealed again with the custom wax seal. Sachets were screen printed with the couple’s crest we designed for a recessional rose petal toss.


This is one of my favorite weddings we did last year. There were so many fabulous details and of course the dream team behind the festivities was AMAZING! Photography: Aaron Delesie   //  Event design and production: Lisa Vorce Co.   //  Floral and event design: Mindy Rice

For all the gorgeous photos and details visit the full feature on the Martha Stewart Weddings website.

Quote of the Day {To Thine Own Self be True}

A little reminder for you my friends.


A Spring Party in 4 Easy Steps

Here are 4 easy steps to throw a fabulous spring party. These are seriously the easiest but cutest ways to transform your standard gathering, to a memorable soiree. You could even adopt these ideas for your outdoor wedding!


1. Whip up a simple and delicious margarita mix and let your guests add their own tequila. Simply set all the fixings out on a table and you have yourself a Tequila bar!

2. Simplify the seating by placing blankets and pillows on the lawn.

3. Taco bar! Whether you create the fixings yourself or pick up from your favorite local Mexican joint, tacos are super easy and always a crowd pleaser.

4. Don’t forget the decor. You can pick up honeycombs like the above at your local party supply store. Hang from your trees and voila!


Cold Brew Packaging Crush

There is something about this fabulous Cold Brew coffee packaging that really makes me want to take up coffee again. I mean how do you NOT buy one of these in the store when you see it? Truly.


Grady’s Cold Brew  /  Milton and Small  /   Seaworth  /  Stumptown  /  Slingshot  /  Jittery Johns

The New Retro Glam Bride

I am really loving this trend towards Old Hollywood, but in an entirely new way. Think black and white and dramatic, feathers and moody lighting, vintage architecture and fashion fashion fashion.


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A Lovely Workshop on Utterly Engaged

Remember that time I collaborated with some of the most amazing wedding artists I know at Elizabeth Messina‘s A Lovely Workshop? Well some of the photos are up on Utterly Engaged this week. I can’t tell you how amazing it was to collaborate with calligraphy genius Maybelle on the branding and paper items. Here are a few teaser shots including one of the invitations I designed just for the workshop!


Images from top left by Qiqi Huang  &  Michele Beckwith

Hop on over to the Utterly Engaged for the full posts, and check out the latest issue to see Elizabeth’s gorgeous images from the workshop!

And drum roll please…the amazing team from the workshop : event planner MINDY WEISS // design & florals MINDY RICE // calligrapher MAYBELLE IMASA – STUKULS // patisserie & Martha Stewart food editor ELIZABETH COLLING // location SUNSTONE VILLA // hair & makeup ERIN SKIPLEY // hair & makeup CHRISTINA BURNS // album company KATIE of ARTIFACT UPRISING // couture bridal gowns CLAIRE PETTIBONE // vintage rentals JENI MAUS of FOUND // paper goods & design RACHELLE of WILEY VALENTINE // table settings & dishwear JASON MURAKAWA of SMALL MASTERPIECE // chocolate DELYSIA // food & catering THE BAKERS TABLE // album company VELVET RAPTOR // film & cameras FUJI FILM // linens LA TAVOLA // photo lab IMAGE SOURCE // accommodations FESS PARKER INN

Honeymoon Wardrobe {beach edition}

Heading to the beach for your honeymoon or vacay with your sweetie? Here are a few fab essentials to be sure you are looking your best on that beach.


1. Rayban Aviator Colors

2. Splendid Capetown Sandal

3. Spell and the Gypsy Collective Playsuit

4. Vitamin A bikini

5. Free People dress

6. Arnhem Kimono

Mom Monday {Oh Joy for Nod}

Like most everything Joy Cho touches, her new collaboration with Land of Nod is spot on.  True to her signature design of happy colors and playful imagery, these are the perfect pieces for your little one. Check out the entire collection here. Here are a few of my faves from the collection.


Inspiration to-go {radish bite}

Finding inspiration in the littlest things. The color of this radish is so fabulous. Have a great weekend my friends!