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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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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Wedding Hair: Planning Your Trial

Wedding Hair: Planning Your Trial

Wedding beauty: it's so fun, but there are so many choices to make! Being overwhelmed with wedding decisions and etiquette can be tough, especially when the pressure to get all of your beauty details right. This post goes into explaining some prepping you can do to ensure you have a close-to-perfect hair trial experience, including some photos behind my trial.

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Why We Chose To DIY Our Wedding Favors

Why We Chose To DIY Our Wedding Favors

For our wedding favors, we certainly knew what we did not want to give our guests: something they would never use, or throw away, or lose. We decided to bottle our own olive oil for various reasons. It represents meaning and of course, function. Here's how I came to the decision, how we bottled it, and the function is served for our wedding!

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Styling Tips for Your Invitation Suite

Styling Tips for Your Invitation Suite

As a calligrapher, I really focused on the invitation suite for my wedding. Surprisingly, I did not splurge for the invitation suite of my dreams - that's another story for another time. I understand how expensive it can be! However,  I did make sure I fell in love with the colors, the calligraphy style, and the paper types used for all the different pieces of the suite. I went for neutrals that complemented each other in an autumnal feel, like peaches + earthy grey + copper + blush and wine colors.

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