Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite days of the year! I designed the invitations for my parents party and duplicated them for a friend. Had so much fun celebrating this year!
I always like to end the year looking back at my fave projects. I’ve stayed very busy this year so it was hard to pick only 10! Here’s a look at what I would call the best of the best!
I had the pleasure of helping my friend, Colleen, plan her son’s first fiesta! Tacos, cervezas and dips galore… how could anything about this party be wrong!?
The birthday boy had a great time and even wore the sombrero for hours! Can’t wait to start planning the next one, Grant! Two is a great year from what I’ve heard! :)
I recently had the pleasure of attending a class at the City Sewing Room in St. Louis. The class was taught by the oh-so-crafty Michelle Kidwell, who happens to be a great friend of mine! We learned to make aprons out of old jeans and I can’t wait to put mine to good use!
Art directing photoshoots has become a HUGE part of my day to day life. Here’s a few samples of what we’ve been rocking lately!
My oh-so-stylish grandma just turned 80 and we threw her a lavish luau!
I LOVE everything about this wedding. I know the bride, Ashley, from working out at the same gym. We became fast friends when we started working on events for St. Louis Children's Hospital together. When she asked me to design her wedding stationery last year, I knew I had to because she does life to perfection. No detail is missed and her taste is impeccable. Proof in the photos below!
I had a ball designing everything from the invitations to the menus to the final thank you cards. This truly was a dream wedding and I couldn't be more happy for Joe & Ashley.
Not that I need to point this out, but aren't the flowers to die for!? They were designed by my second cousin, Alaina, of Accent Floral Design. Small world, right?
The AMAZING Photography by: Susie Vreeland Photography
See more photos here.
Location: Oak Knoll Park. ceremony and St. Louis Community Foundation, reception
Catering: Butler’s Pantry
Event Coordination: Kristin Ashley Events
Flowers: Accents Floral Design
Calligraphy: Caraway Calligraphy
Letterpress Printing: Ollie Ollie Press
Music: Acoustik Element, ceremony; DJ Chris Brown through Contemporary Productions, reception
Rentals: Weinhardt Party Rentals, ceremony chairs; Premier Rentals, reception chairs; La Tavola, linens; Traube Tent, tent
Lighting and Fabric Draping: Exclusive Events
Cake: Sugaree Baking Company
Ice Cream: Clementine’s Creamery
Bride’s Gown: Claire Pettibone from Fleur De Lis Bridal Boutique
Hair and Makeup: Blown Away Blow Dry Bar
Groom’s Tuxedo: Tom James Company
Rings: Genovese Jewelers
My good friend, Michelle, and I took a class at Perennial Community Workshop here in STL a few weeks ago. They offer educational programming in turning trash in to amazing items and teach the community to do the same! If you're like me, you save things for those "some day" moments. Well with Perennial you can repurpose those old clothes and wood scraps into something useful! We took a Wine Bottle Reuse Class hoping that we could turn a drinking habit into art.
Overall, it was a fun class but I doubt we'll become regular bottle poppers any time soon. I do, however, highly recommend Perennial or taking ANY local arts class. It was a lot of fun and I definitely learned something new!
Be sure to check them out here.