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Real Wedding {Little Palm Island}

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I am beyond thrilled that one of my favorite weddings of the year, if not all time,  is featured on Reverie Gallery. Jeff and Bob were a dream to work with, and really gave us creative freedom to capture them as a couple, and infuse the tropical chic vibe of Little Palm Island into the paper goods. We started with a custom watercolor letterpress save the date. The blue watercolor hinted at the turquoise blue ocean, and the palm trees set the tone for the destination. Next we created a custom calligraphed monogram which we used as a wax seal. We sourced bamboo thatched paper to serve as a backer for the invitation itself and wrapped it in a Japanese rice paper to create a big reveal for the guests when opening the invitations. We used hand calligraphy rather than a font to add to the custom and unique feel of the suite.

For the dayof pieces, we really wanted guests to feel like the wedding was a true experience. Guests were greeted with custom tote bags, and personalized hang tags on each. One of my favorite details were the custom door hangers for guests to put outside their hotel room after a long night. We continued the feel of the invitation on the menus which had the same bamboo backer and custom wax seal. We even had each menu hand calligraphed so they doubled as place cards! Such a gorgeous event for a gorgeous couple! Please be sure to visit Reverie Gallery for more of the details there.

Glamping Dreams

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I have day dreams of throwing myself an epic Glamping birthday party. I have always been a fan of glamping but when I read this post on Camille Styles about the most amazing glamping birthday party, I set some goals. Think farm to table meals, and room service to your tent!! A girl can dream right? Here are some of my favorite Glamping inspirations for a glamping party, wedding or just a little vacay.

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Hot off the Press {Map Liners}

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I just love this invite we recently custom designed for the fabulous Sugar Press.  The letterpress and double thick paper create a classic look, while the envelope liners reflect the couple’s personality. Requesting a subtle nautical feel to hint at the couple’s love for sailing and for the Newport Harbor area, we created custom printed envelope liners showing a map of the area complete with a nautical inspired compass.

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Drink Up {Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita}

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The hubby whipped these strawberry jalapeno margaritas up the other day and they were so tasty I had to share. They would make the perfect signature cocktail at a wedding or party, or even just for fun on a Friday night. They are super easy to make and are sure to impress. They also make great mocktails if you are so inclined.

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Wedding Style {Champagne Chic}

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I am loving this wedding style. Think shades of champagnes and metallics mixed with black for a strong contrast. Classic styles mixed with a touch of the unexpected like a touch of glitter or shimmer. I can’t get enough!!

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