Photography|| Kristina Gaines Photography
Like most families, our family is missing quite a bit of loved ones. I made a wood sign for a bride who is planning her upcoming vows with this thought in mind. Even though we can't see them, they are there in spirit.
Love, LOVE, LOOOVVVEEEE! This bride and mother!
I can't believe it's been over two...three? months? since this event occurred!
I asked the mother of the bride if I could be an honorary member of the family. THIS! is how much I loved working with them. and you know what? They SMILED AND LAUGHED! ALL OF THE TIME!!!! Who does this anymore? They did! Love all around. Especially between the mother and daughter.
Reminds me of my mother and our relationship. Just the two of us. Always having each other's back.
The genuine enthusiasm was contagious and made me want to do the best work I could to make them happy. I do hope I succeeded.
It was a pleasure working with this delightful bride. I don't think I've ever met anyone so excited to be married and exuded such love for her fiancé. She was the bees knees!
I've had a personal blog for years. Back when everyone had one. Before the kids were in school and before I thought I would be held accountable for every word I typed. Man, times have changed and the content and readership changed as well. As with most of us 'old-timer's,' we have faded out the writing and daily musing for carpool, dance classes and well, Netflix binge watching.
One such reader I want to be when I grow up, has followed me through all of my ups and downs and in-betweens. She has always commented on my calligraphy I've put on my personal blog, Twitter and Instagram. If only she had an occasion to use my services......
One such occasion finally occurred! Her Ten Year Anniversary!
I had such a great time hand designing and illustrating her personal invites as well as addressing these cute and fun black envelopes. White ink on thick black envelopes with a laurel design added EVERYWHERE!
The only downside to this project? Forgetting to think about the size of the envelope in relation to postage. Square envelopes and odd sized envelopes add extra cost to your already expanding budget of an invitation. Always keep this in mind when you are calculating your cost estimation for invitations.
I love a change of pace from plain white and cream envelopes to something more contrasting and visually stunning.