Thursday, August 28, 2008

Busy, Busy Bee

I'm headed up to Vermont this weekend for my brother's wedding. I have been slightly m.i.a...busy making wedding programs and tying up loose ends. I get back on Monday with a few breaths until my good friend's wedding the next weekend. Don't get me wrong, I'm joyful at the amount of quality time I get to spend with my loves :-) I'll be back to you soon with shots from a rustic wedding in Stowe, Vermont.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

a view to: etsy shop

Dreamy and lovely finds from this new etsy shop by a view to.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Bridal Shower - Check!

We were fortunate enough to knock out two bridal showers in one weekend. I had to share a few photos with you from our shower this past Sunday, Dustin is so interested in the gifts (he's a good sport).

Day at the Lake

I spent little less than a week in my hometown recently finishing up some wedding planning. I had the chance to take a few photos of my parent's 6 month-old lab at the lake one evening. I love watching her jump in, if only my 4 year-old bichon frise would take the plunge... :-)You can see more here.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

skinnylaminx: mugs

Lovely ceramic transfer mugs from skinnylaminx.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wedding Wednesday: Napkins

Have I mentioned how much I love the Gocco? Last night I printed about 250 cocktail napkins with orange/aqua ink and am so pleased with the results. Another check-off on the list :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Engagement Session: Barbara & Nathan

A dear friend of mine is getting married in January and I offered to take her engagement this past weekend we headed up to her grandmother's farm and started shooting. They were great sports considering this was my first real shoot with people other than Dustin and my dog :) You can check out a few more of my favorite shots here.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Bridal Luncheon.

Despite the fact that I'm the one getting married, by default I usually design/create/send most of the invitations surrounding the wedding events. I definitely don't mind it, it gives me an opportunity to experiment and create a piece that is completely what I want. Above is my bridal luncheon invitation.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Wedding Details

Completed another project for the wedding yesterday. Thanks to the doilie punch from the Martha Stewart craft line, I have this cute sign to hang above our cake table :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

for the love of light.

Got my For the Love of Light: A Tribute to the Art of Polaorid book in the mail the other day. I love it. It is so satisfying. I also received a postcard and original polaroid print, and the whole package was all worth it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Maggie Valley Rustic Wedding

Here are a few shots taking from my cousin's wedding this past weekend just outside of Asheville, NC in Maggie Valley. The bridal party stayed in the Lodge below which was also where the rehearsal dinner and reception took place. It was the ultimate rustic wedding.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Have a Lovely Weekend.

[polaroid image from my nest collection]
I'm off for a wedding-filled weekend in Asheville, NC. My cousin is getting married and I am headed up the mountain to support her. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the summer air :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Toots and Magoo

[all images by Julia Parris]
I have had the opportunity to freelance with a new boutique in downtown Chapel Hill on Franklin Street called Toots and Magoo. I am so happy to be working with a store that shares the love of paper goods and interesting finds the same way that I do. The store is great because they have just a little bit of everything. There is a definite command of beautiful letterpress printed goods and antiques however you can also find bags, jewelry, shoes, and more. I love having meetings at the store because every time I go in it's a little different with something new to discover. Toots and Magoo also has a small weddings department, offering the best in letterpress invitations. And coming soon...they are going to start providing workshops.
If you are familiar with the Chapel Hill area, it is located betweeen Sugarland and the former SchoolKids Records.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Programs: Sneak Peek

I'm mid-way through production of my wedding programs so I just wanted to post a sneak peek...more to come later with this one :)

. oh my deer . wedding

When I posted about Tec Petaja, I had no idea his wife of oh my deer would check out my blog -OR- that they had an amazing wedding. Here are a few detail shots of their big day, images by Jose Villa.
So fun :-)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


When I think pop-up card, a cheesy hallmark image comes into my mind...but the work of Tracy Chong is not that at all. Aren't these modern pop-ups clever? I love how the cut outs can be rather complex but are contrasted with a simple color palette.

[images from tracychong]

Vintage Spools

[image from grandmothersattic]
Doesn't this description sound lovely, "Lot of 30 Vintage Wooden Thread Spools." Not exactly sure what you could do with such a prize, but isn't this a great find?!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Tec Petaja

Found the work of Tec Petaja via The Bride's Cafe...I love the dreamy style.

[images from Tec Petaja]

Saturday, August 2, 2008

More Invites..

Considering all that I have been posting lately has been wedding paper products, I found this invite set on flickr and thought it was a great mixture of paper, pattern, and ink.[images from juicyyumburger]