Sunflower Bridal Shower Invitations & Summery Stationery from Basic Invite

Sunflower Bridal Shower Invitations & Summery Stationery from Basic Invite

One of the wedding planning areas where I was hyper-focused was the stationery and invites, unsurprisingly. As for calligraphy, I loved my invites, but honestly I stressed over them. I remember feeling so overwhelmed and sometimes crippled by indecision. My wedding invites, which I designed on a popular wedding invitation website, felt like a chore because the process was filled with micro-details and frustrating “this or that” options. I was definitely on a budget, with limited time, and an vision for a timeless and classic design. You may imagine that I designed something custom myself but it couldn’t be further from the truth. I was in it to save money, time, and headaches. That being said, I was incredibly picky - I wanted a balance of original design, customization and online. This is where I wish I knew about Basic Invite!

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Portrait of Tanner

Portrait of Tanner

The urge to paint always hits me the same way. I don’t watercolor nearly enough, and when I miss it, it is this instinctual craving. I just know that I need to slow down and paint. I don’t need to see paint supplies, or even a painting to inspire me…sometimes I just know it’s been a while, and it is time to bring out my brushes and paints again.

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Inspiration: Wedding Place Cards

Inspiration: Wedding Place Cards

The reason I wanted to make a post devoted solely to place cards is NOT only because they might be my favorite kind of bespoke project, but to showcase some of my work over the past few years I've done for really creative and inspiring brides! Scroll through this post if you want to see some pretty neat place card inspiration!

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Romantic Full-Custom Invitation Suite

Romantic Full-Custom Invitation Suite

In terms of my creative pursuits, the feeling of seeing your work after months of effort is hard to top! And this full-custom suite was truly a labor of love. While it was not my first project in invitation design, this was the largest and most sumptuous suite (look at that letterpress!) I have done to date.

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My Favorite Tools for Gorgeous Wood Signs

My Favorite Tools for Gorgeous Wood Signs

I am by no means a woodworker, but I have been able to figure out how create pretty wooden signs with a dash of calligraphy! I could never have figured it out without trial and error, expert advice and wisdom (most from my mom), and probably six different types of stains and sealants. It's taken a few years, but I am happy to say I've finally got the hang of it!

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The Giving Mirror

The Giving Mirror

The story behind this mirror is heartwarming and incredible. It epitomizes the good will and generosity in people - in this case, total strangers. Whenever I look at this mirror, I think of the life it had before it welcomed the guests at our wedding. I loved using it as such a harbinger of happiness and excitement, and the way I found it makes it even more of a gift. So, I call it, the giving mirror. In honor of our 6-month anniversary (today!) I wanted to share this beautiful story with you.

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