Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Linthicum Wedding Programs

The programs for Jenny's wedding probably took the most time - I decided to print them on tabloid sized cardstock 3-up, then cut them, etc. I wanted them FULL BLEED which took a lot of time...but TOTALLY worth it in the end - they were definitely one of my favorite aspects of her day. Classy and sophisticated but still a lot of whimsy and FUN!
If you look closely, you can see that rather than labeling the "bridesmaids" and "groomsmen" I went with "the lovely ladies" and "the massive men" ha! CLASSIC! Josh (the groom) is 6'10" and SOMEHOW we HAD to address the giraffe in the room!

I still kind of can't believe they're married...it was just so long in the coming...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Linthicum Wedding Table Numbers & Placecards

My childhood best friend Jenny Holden got married YESTERDAY an is now (even on facebook) officially Jennifer Leigh Linthicum. She and her hubs Josh are headed to FiJi and I'm excited to FINALLY be showing off some of the design work I did for her big day! Jenny planned for over a year, so we had PLENTY of time to be creative. We decided to play up the "travel" theme... throughout the entirety of their relationship (minus the one summer when Josh stayed in California) Josh lived in Illinois while Jenny lived in California meaning that they flew back and forth MANY a time. Now that they are married, Josh is moving to California and they will live TOGETHER happily ever after...but that definitely wasn't ALWAYS the case. We coined the phrase: "LINTHICUM AIRWAYS" and it all took off (haha pun intended) from there. I think they turned out well and definitely added a quirky touch to the reception.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Truglio...

On July 23, 2010 (exactly one year ago TODAY), Shalina and Craig became husband and wife. Shalina started as my roommate but quickly became one of my closest friends. I had the joy of coordinating her big day and helping her with a lot of the paper goods. AND let me just say, coordinating a wedding is WAY easier when you live with the bride...I knew just about every detail of the day WITHOUT having to hold many formal meetings to dicuss family dynamics, etc. PERFECTION. 

The wedding was purple and orange - a color combination that surprised me with its beauty. I didn't know how truly striking it would be. Everything came together BEAUTIFULLY and it was an INCREDIBLE day.   

Happy Anniversary dear friends!
Hope you have a total blast on your anniversary trip!
LOVEYOU!

Friday, July 22, 2011

HGTV design star...

HGTV design star is BACK and you should set your DVR (for Monday nights at 9:00pm) because outside of Secrets from a Stylist, it is definitely one of the most decoration inspiration packed shows on television! LOVE IT! This season my favorites are Kellie...she's just stinking CUTE...and Karl who is inventive and ingenious...and my least favorite (thus far) is Cathy.  Are you watching? Are you rooting for anyone in particular??

Friday, July 15, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Wygant

On July 9, 2011 I coordinated my first wedding of the summer for long-time family friends Kristin & Marshall. Kristin and I have known each other for literally as long as I can remember...we sang in Children's Choir together, went beach camping together, and did a LOT of playing in the backyard together. Many a childhood memory includes the Sampson family.

Kristin married Marshall at Marina Village on a perfect day...the sun was blazing, but there was a glorious breeze and the palm trees could not have looked any more stunning against the piercing blue sky. Kristin was GLOWING and Marshall looked as excited as he was. Their wedding was simple and classy and overflowing with love from friends and family. It was a great kick-off to a wedding filled summer and it was truly my honor to coordinate for them.

Their photographer was Arleth and she was incredible! I heard LOTS of compliments regarding her ability to be discreet especially throughout the ceremony. She got amazing photos without being a distraction! PERFECT! She just posted their pictures on her blog, head over and check them out...it will be SO worth your time!

Congratulations again Kristin & Marshall...I pray you have a RICH marriage and that the years ahead overflow with joy.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Secrets from a Stylist

did you hear, did you hear?? Secrets from a Stylist Season 2 starts SATURDAY (as in not tomorrow but the next day!) YAY! if you don't already watch it, you should, it is an inspiration explosion! and Emily is SUPER fun! Check her out, you won't regret it! OH, and read her blog too...she's bascially HYSTERICAL! alright, there's my plug! now set your DVR!

Carrie Wright Wedding Invite...

i once had a roommate named Carrie...but soon she's gonna be married...so she's not so much my roommate anymore! ha! Carrie is a FUN bride.  she has a LOT of personality and a TON of spunk. she loves with her whole heart and shares joy with all she encounters while seeking wisdom and having a true desire to grow. Carrie and Joe are getting married August 20, at Ev. Free Fullerton - they're having a simple ceremony and reception, including a homemade photobooth!! and it should be really fun!
Carrie wanted her invitation to be grey, yellow and cute...that is a wide range and allowed for a LOT of creative interpretation, but ultimately we came up with something that encapsulates her personality and has a touch of class...and i've already gotten several compliments, so apparently they went over well!
Carrie has a TON of DIY ideas for her wedding, so there will be a LOT more posts to come...YAY! i love summers filled with weddings! LOVE THEM!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Mina's Guestbook...

Source: etsy.com via Shelly on Pinterest

My friend Emily lives in Springfield, Missouri and I went to visit her earlier this year (January to be exact). When I got off the plane, I immediately walked towards baggage claim overwhelmed with excitement about seeing my Emy. She was just as enthusiastic about my arrival, and actually brought her friend Mina with her. John had JUST proposed and Mina was just beaming. We didn't spend much time together at all, but in those quick minutes, I could tell she was just a dear. Mina and John aren't getting married until summer 2012, but she is already dreaming. She mentioned on facebook that she had spent (way too long) a while browsing my pinterest and fell in LOVE with the tandem bicycle thumbprint guestbook idea...so I whipped one up for her. It doesn't have the cutie little basket on the front, but I think it turned out well and MINA loves it...