I was so excited to be a part of an amazing photoshoot put together by Luxe Events and featured in the newest Exquisite Weddings Magazine. The scene was set on the beach at La Jolla Shores with a table filled with vintage bottles, seashells, and gorgeous florals by Root 75. If you don’t know me I am slightly obsessed with seashells, bottles, vintage salt and pepper shakers and any tiny antique object that seems to hold stories in its worn edges and chipped paint. So this table was filled to the brim with details I love. I was excited to add a few finishing touches from invitations with vintage stamps and velvet ribbon to curled menus and a gold leafed directional sign stuck in the sand.
There are two things I love to make – custom wedding maps and gold-leafed signs. This map was short and sweet but a perfect addition to the invitation suite to help the guests find their way down the path to the beach. And this sign – I just love how it turned out. I gave the wood a vintage white wash and then hand gold-leafed the bride and grooms names on the wood.
Twinkle and Toast added her gorgeous calligraphy with love letters and place cards.
Happy Valentines Day! I am so lucky to spend each day working on projects that are inspired by love. I hope each of you are getting to spend this day with someone special! Here are a few pics of some of our LOVE inspired designs. Enjoy!
Photo Credits: Shewanders Photography (1-3, 8-11 and 13), True Photography (4), Hugh Forte (5 and 12), Boucher Photography (7), Trever Hoehne (14), This Modern Romance (6)
I can’t tell you how much I love Gennine’s Art Blog. If you haven’t visited it before head over there right now and check out the macrame belt she made this weekend for her pet rock – hilarious and amazingly beautiful! She also recently posted a download of a December calendar screen saver (see below) – it makes me smile every time I sit down at my computer ! Take a break and get lost in her design for a little bit – not too long though, it is Monday and we’re supposed to be productive right?
I love vintage finds. If I could spend every day scouring antique markets I would. On a recent excursion I found this vintage tin sign with a sweet quote handwritten in gold ink across it. I walked past a booth and it caught my eye, but being the end of the day and having bought too many things already I passed. I walked away, but this voice in my head kept telling me I needed to go back and bargain a bit so I could add it to my collection. I am always inspired by pieces that are unique and hand-touched. I always wonder who owned it, who took the time to write that down on that particular piece of metal and where did it hang? Did it hang in a public place where it was seen by people every day and hopefully reminded them of the beauty in the world or did it hang in the kitchen of a family who did there best to live a life that did just that. I love antiques because even if the story is lost along the way the piece inspires us to wonder and imagine and create a new story to share.