Take a peek into a wedding from last weekend. If you don’t feel love and happiness, you are dead inside.
I am honored the bride and families trusted me to take care of every detail down to the bouquets. Such a huge feat, I had to ask my co-designer, Tab, to help with centerpieces, garland and the arch. He is beyond FanTabulous!
I only hope I can be there when these lovelies begin having beautiful babies and celebrate and fawn over them as well!
Thank you for letting me be a part of this most beautiful day!
Also, thank you to all of the vendors who put up with me as well!
Hey! My Family made it to the shindig! I spent 2.3 minutes with them though I have to say, my main dude is great with clean up and conversation! I love you! Thank you for sticking with me for 18+ years and my multitude of career changes! xoxo
Photography|| Kristina Gaines Photography
A different take on a traditional table number.
I was involved with a baby shower recently for someone who used to baby-sit my babies.
Man, time passes so quickly. I can't believe kids I know are no longer kids and are starting to have their own bambinos!
When I get involved, you know I go all out and well, I love doing things that are different than my normal day-to-day jobs.
It started with the invitation:
Boho Baby was the theme.
Coupled with a little Beatles in the mix.
Then I started going a little crazy from there....
I'm helping with another baby shower in May. This time there are more women in charge. I'm not sure they are going to let me be as creative as I want to but then again, I am sure my paying clients will be very glad if I am cut off.
When you don't want a huge fanfare, wedding announcements after the day are the way to go.
Hot Mess here at a reception!!!! Well, I AM a mess and this was a reception for a friend's daughter and I DID DO this chalkboard HOURS before the party began. and I WAS super hot because I'm peri-menopausal....
I have to say, doing chalkboards for a friend is WAAAYYY more stressful than writing stuff out for strangers or for people I haven't had a 25 year relationship with.....
The part of working with the bride and her family directly is the reason why I love doing calligraphy. The initial contact, the getting to know them and their story and the delivery of unique one of a kind pieces in many aspects of their wedding. The calligrapher is often a person who many forget when crediting the end result of a wedding but is the person who adds special touches throughout the engagement, showers, parties and the actual grand event.
When the end has come and we have finished all we can scroll and swish with abandon, the lasting relationships we make in the process is the best and satisfying result for me and why I continue to pick up my pen.