Our Minted Holiday Cards

As we have the past few years, we turned to Minted to create our holiday cards and could not be happier with the results!  While in London, I brought my tripod and we found a darling street behind our hotel to to a little self-maternity/holiday card session.  I think we got a few precious shots, including the one we used on the card and the outtakes below.



The design we used is called "Limitless Joy" and the colors enhanced the whimsy of the Kensington street.  We used flat card option with the timeline backer to tell the CliffsNotes version of our busy buys year.  And, one BIG bonus, Minted is offering free printed envelope addressing, which was so easy to use and yielded awesome results.










Our 2013 and 2012 cards.

2014 Planner Round-up

I didn't realize that people find their planners so far in advance.  I am a little late to the game, but I combed the entire internet to find my favorite planners that are still available.  If you're you're behind like me, there's still time to get organized, but they are moving fast, so get out there and get one!



gold dots / pink spiral / gunmetal leather / gold leather / leopard / purple / mint leather / color-blocked spiral / chevron mini binder / hot pink leather

Our Wedding (The Flowers & The Paper goods)

One of the things I really loved about the wedding was the paper goods.  A lot of blood, sweat and maybe a few tears went into designing and creating the invites the programs and all the other paper details around the wedding.  

First up the invites.  I shared the DIY tutorial for the accordion-folded invitations

here

.  A friend helped me design and personalize the guest's introduction to our wedding. 

Then the programs.  Of all my DIYs, I think I may be most proud of these.  The booklets contained all the info pertinent to the wedding, a special message to our guests and a time-line spanning the bottom of the entire book chronicling our relationship.  Each program was packed in a glassine envelope containing confetti to shower us with as we walked down the aisle.  

Here

is the DIY tutorial for the programs.

And the last detail to share, the flowers.  We decided to save a few bucks by doing the table flowers ourselves.  We ordered ahead from a flower wholesaler and picked them up on the eve of the wedding.  Our moms, aunts and grandmas had a grand time filling the dozens of glass bud vases, that brought life to the tables and made for the perfect base for the glorious bouquets.

To say I loved the bouquets that

Elements of Elegance

put together for us would be an understatement.   I was obsessed!  The colors in-your-face bright, exactly what I wanted.  The shape and look was the exact amount of casual I was going for.  And the ribbons were the icing on the cake.

Dee, you knocked it out of the park with floral perfection on these.

photos: 

Lizzie Photo