Photos: Edyta Szyszlo
As many of you know, Jared and I are tying the knot after 11 years! And as you’ve probably seen so far (follow the IG/twitter hashtag #edytaandjared) that we aren’t the traditional type :) Yep, I’m in the business of weddings and as of late 2012, Jared has entered it. I frequent them often and have a special place in my heart for them. But of course after photographing so many and telling Jared all about them, we’ve realized what works for us as a couple. Jared and I have some of the bestest friends you could ever ask for. Seriously. They are the family one chooses, and we absolutely believe that. After lots of conversations, we decided to not have an official bridal party. Ok I’ll share our reasons, but these are our reasons why and by no means is there a right or wrong people! 1. We wanted everyone coming to our ‘wedding vacation’ (destination with super small guest list) to have a balls out blast with no strings attached, 2. We’re in our 30s, been together for many years so it’s more about the celebrations than the traditions for us, 3. Avoiding wedding dramas. However, we still wanted our closest closest to feel special and to know that all our wedding festivities (leading up to and day-of) wouldn’t be the same without them! And the diy air plant secret message packet was born! The perfect token was mailed to our bestest to compliment our Palm Springs wedding! See more on how we did it… (more…)
Photos courtesy of Whisker Graphics
Need I say more?! How adorable are these paper bags for a party or wedding favor! I know Whisker Graphics well from their charming and striped Divine Twine. And I’m so excited that they’ve added more packaging goodies for us to all drool over! Be sure to take advantage of this pop-up sale over at 100 Layer Cake to buy all the Whisker Graphics goodies mentioned above.
Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings
I’m a huge fan of Martha Stewart’s ‘Good Things’…so simple, achievable and adorable! So come visit here to see their classic favorite good things from the past 15 years! Um, yes please to guests-type-their-best-wishes-and-congrats-at-a-vintage-typewriter-that-you-later-turn-into-your-guestbook.
Photo: Edyta Szyszlo Photography
Instead of spicing up that egg nog, spice up your holiday photos with Smitten Sticks! Guests, friends and family will have a blast! Will you have a photo booth at your corporate event during the holidays? Looking for stocking stuffers? Celebrating a holiday wedding? As you can see, there are lots of reasons why you should have our holiday colored Smitten Sticks at your fun-filled event! Supplies are limited, purchase here!
Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photography
Yesterday was the 2 week anniversary of our love-child being publicly born! And of course, in my hoopla work schedule I forgot :( Do I loose brownie points? Anyway, we know the sales are a’coming, AND we want to see you using them! If you’ve purchased Smitten Sticks please send your photos and/or experience to firstname.lastname@example.org – we wanna hear from you! Also, BIG THANKS to everyone’s support out in the blogosphere, wonderful world isn’t it? Please keep passing the word along and sharing the good things in life. You can find more info at the website, twitter and facebook.
Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photography of Smitten Sticks
Announcing Smitten Sticks!!! Brought to you by moi and Vana of Le Papier Studio!!! You can say it’s been our love child for quite some time now – planning, designing, chatting, planning, etc etc. I am soooo excited to finally being able to chat about our new paper photo product that I can’t stop using exclamation marks :) Come learn more about these handmade expressions, mustaches and the like… (more…)
Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart
I don’t think there’s ever been a more popular grouping of letters – DIY! It’s so 2009 (and beyond) isn’t it? Ha! Martha Stewart Weddings has it’s on DIY wedding section – here are some of my favorite favor how-tos. I love these Yarn Favor Boxes too…
Photo courtesy of Wonder Erin via Flickr
Candy bars have been the wedding reception craze for a while now. I definitely don’t see it stopping, but I do see hope for us savory-loving people! The concept remains the same – setting up a favor table with various spices for your guests to scoop into bags or mini jars. Or you can pre-assemble the spice favors yourself and place at your guests dinner setting. Why not attach a little recipe to the container using the spices provided?! Some even suggest providing spices that compliment your hors d’oeuvres or specialty cocktails. The ideas are endless! The colors and smells will lure them in and you can even come up with your own spice or rub mixture, check out this diy project! Season with love!
Photos courtesy of Nature Favors & Little Birdie Boutique
Hope you had a great weekend! While you are reading this, I’m headed out of state for a product photo assignment. I couldn’t leave you hanging all week so I found you some fabulous wedding-related Etsy finds to gawk over (like this eco-friendly napkin holder/bird feeder and table place card). Handmade crafts for weddings equals trend of 2009 for sure. I’ll be out for most of the week but promise to have good things when I come back!
*Any blog posts after this one were scheduled, you’ll know when I’m officially back :) (more…)
Photo courtesy of Estilo Weddings
In need of wedding favors, gifts, fashion, paper goods and everything else inbetween?! Estilo Weddings is having a sale now until February 14th!