Saturday, January 29, 2011

Love Letters

It's nearly Valentine's Day, and it's time to find the perfect, unique gift for that someone special in your life. Before you spend way too much on roses that will eventually whither away, check out these BEAUTIFUL creations from Ijorere The Invitation. Ijorere's Love Letters are the perfect way to express your love. Included in Ijorere's signature, gorgeous wooden box is a letter from your heart hand written in calligraphy (done by me!) tied up with a bow and a box of delectable Anna Shea Chocolates. This is truly a gift your loved one will treasure for years to come. Visit Ijorere's website for ordering and pricing information. You'll be glad you did...and so will your sweetheart!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

WeddingWire: 2011 Bride's Choice Award

I received another exciting honor - I won WeddingWire's 2011 Bride's Choice Award for the second year in a row! For those brides out there looking for wedding vendors, check out

The reviews on there are from real brides being brutally honest. What's better than a recommendation from a fellow bride!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ruffled's Blue Label

I'm so excited to be one of the latest members of Ruffled's Blue Label. Ruffled is a wedding blog for vintage, indie and DIY brides and Ruffled's Blue Label is a handpicked directory of the best of the best wedding industry professionals. Blue Label is an invitation-only based membership and I'm honored to be selected!

Check it out ~ inspiration is right around the corner!

Blue Label Member - Ruffled's Preferred Vendor

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bridal Shower Gift Idea

I spent yesterday at a wonderful surprise bridal shower for my cousin's fiance'. She is Swiss so all of this wedding planning is so foreign to her and my cousin isn't much help! She didn't want a shower at all so an aunt decided the only way to host one for her was to surprise her. It was lovely and while she was so overwhelmed by the entire thing, I think she really enjoyed herself.

It was next to impossible to find that perfect shower gift for her. She and my cousin aren't registering anywhere (it seems strange for her to ask for gifts), so I had to get creative. I decided to make her a set of note cards (along with a gift card). They are a super cute gift idea and who can't use note cards after a shower to write all those thank you notes!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Style for 2011 -- Zaner

I had the pleasure of addressing invitations for a David Tutera bride this past wedding season. The bride chose Ijorere The Invitation to create her one-of-a-kind wedding invitations. They were stunning! The invitations needed to be packaged in a box so I used one of the fonts from her invitation to address the boxes. That font is now my newest style for 2011! Introducing Zaner! It's a beautifully whimsical style that replaces one of my less popular styles. I can't wait to address another set of envelopes with this style!

Friday, January 14, 2011

First Bride of 2011

I've been off the map for a while. I believe my New Year's Resolution last year was to keep up with this blog. But I fell short - WAY short! This year I promise to do much better.

And that's why I thought I'd share with you a quick pic of the envelopes ready to be delivered to my first bride of 2011. Chelsey asked me to write her invitations in a custom style - one that matched her wedding invitations. And since I'm always up for a challenge, I dove in to her envelopes.

So here's to keeping our New Year's Resolutions!