Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Red Married the Wolf

This is a post I have been so excited to do! Last year I was asked to help out with a staged bridal shoot. The purpose was to inspire brides looking to have darker wintery weddings. We wanted to do something with a bit of a dark fairy tale twist, and ultimately settled on Little Red Riding Hood. To give it an even more unique spin, we thought "What if Red married the Wolf?"
I was given the honor of being the set designer, and got to design how the reception table would look. It was a huge team effort and I had such a blast working with these ladies! So far we have been published on multiple wedding blogs, but most exciting of all we made it into the Winter 2014 issue of Today's Bride! 

Photographer:  Nerinna Studios// Set Design: Rachel Miller// Bakery: Artistic Bites// Event Planner: Blissful Events// Makeup Artist: Ellyse Bernales// Floral Designer: McCallum Designs// Jewelry: NCC Diamonds//Other Location: Sanborn Park// Model: Sarah Agar// belt, headpiece and brooches: Something Treasured// Other: Steele My Hearts// Dresses: Watters


Today's Bride SF Which can be purchased at Barnes and Noble!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! I have not blogged in some time, and am currently feeling ever so under the weather. I am currently writing from my bed all bundled up and trying not to completely contaminate my keyboard. I am in a particularly good mood today because I can actually do something that feels productive, my sinuses have been so wrecked I've barely been able to keep the lights on let alone look at an illuminated screen. I decided to use some of my energy today to complete my valentines.
I am a huge fan of Valentine's Day, but not just for celebrating a romantic love, but for celebrating all kinds of love. Keith and I usually don't do anything, and I opt for a "Galentine's Day" with Lauren instead. Though I don't celebrate the holiday traditionally, I do always manage to hand out at least a couple valentines. This year my friend Emma and I got together and made these Cupid's Arrows out of twigs, embroidery floss, glitter paper, and some watercolors. 
They were so much fun to make and have inspired my next DIY project for the house! 
I hope you are having a fun (and healthier) Valentine's Day!
Spread love to everyone!

This is Lauren's Valentine. She hates this holiday, and I seem to be the only one she will accept a valentine from, so I like to have fun with them.

Some quick doodles for inspiration!