Audubon style at it’s finest

Today, we’re over the moon to share with you one of our all time favorite inspiration shoots, which was just featured on Style Me Pretty! We had the pleasure of collaborating with Greenlion Weddings, Glass Event PlanningRussell Morin Fine Catering and the lovely Erin McGinn Photography to name a few of the talents behind this Vintage Audubon wedding styled shoot. 

With a charge to design an invitation suite and accompanying paper goods that exude Vintage Audubon style, we got to work and had a blast doing so!! We think that Kristen Henderson’s hand calligraphy was the perfect touch on that chocolate brown envelope!:)

If you’re pumped about how the invitation suite turned out, you’ll definitely want to check out the rest of the feature & gallery here! But here’s a little peek at the beauty to further entice you…

*all photos are courtesy of Erin McGinn Photography

Nautical Baby Shower Invites

It’s hard to believe that over 10 months have passed since Emily welcomed her little guy into the world! That sweet little guy is definitely a charmer!! Today we’re FINALLY sharing photos of the nautical baby shower invitation that we designed to celebrate his arrival!

Of course we couldn’t deny this opportunity to share a photo of this little heartbreaker… isn’t he the cutest?!

*stationery photos are courtesy of Ruth Eileen Photography

Once a year

This friends, is great advice. If you haven’t planned an excursion lately, you probably should start dreaming one up now.:)It doesn’t have to be some grand adventure far away, or even one that costs a lot of money. Just the act of getting away from the norm and into a new surrounding is renewing, refreshing & inspiring.

I’m taking these words to heart this weekend, as we head out to Sonoma for a wedding! Here’s to a weekend of exploring and celebrating! Hoping you have a beautiful weekend too!!

Hints for a happy marriage

It’s easy to revel in the emotions of being in love and planning a beautiful wedding, but we think one of the most important parts of wedding planning, is MARRIAGE planning! Marriage is hard work and it’s not about always “feeling in love”, it’s about choosing to love your spouse for better or worse. Those of you who are engaged, we want to challenge you to spend some intentional time building a foundation for a lifetime together, even when you’re busy picking out linens, centerpieces and going to dress fittings.;)Plan date nights, ask each other tough questions, talk about if and when you’d want to start a family, be transparent about finances {gasp! I know, it sounds scary but it’s worth it}, share your expectations of what married life will look like… etc.

We absolutely adore these helpful hints for a happy marriage that Southern Weddings put together. Such a great reminder for marrieds and almost-marrieds, alike.

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Because Every Kid Needs to Celebrate

Last week I had the chance to catch up with Stephanie Frazier Grimm, a wedding planner friend based in Newport, RI. My time with her was every bit inspiring… as an understatement!! Not only is Stephanie running a very successful event planning company, Couture Parties {specializes in all types of celebrations, in addition to weddings} but she recently launched a non-profit that we instantly fell in love with. Friends, meet the Confetti Foundation

The goal of the Confetti Foundation is to give every hospitalized child the opportunity to celebrate their birthday by delivering a “Party Starter kit”… AKA a party in a box. While so much of these kiddo’s lives is defined by the illness they’re being treated for, taking a moment to celebrate their special day and feel like a “normal” kid again is a huge gift to them and to their family. At absolutely no cost to the family or to the hospital, every themed Party Starter kit includes the following items to help get the party started:

2 tissue pom decorations

4 wooden spoons & forks

4 Napkins

4 Plates

4 Cups

4 straws

Themed Coloring Pages

Crayons

Stickers

Happy Birthday Banner

Birthday Card

And it’s all beautifully wrapped together in a white gift box!

If you’re moved by this awesome cause like we are, we can help them reach their goal of making 500 party boxes by December 31st… or help spread the good news so they can have a presence in all 50 states! Check out their website for opportunities to support it & get involved!!

*all photos are courtesy of Meghan Sepe Photography