At Long Last...

Lupa & Pepi wedding in The Knot Magazine Summer 2014
After months of biting my lip and resisting the urge to Instagram, blog, post and tweet, I'm beyond excited and so incredibly thrilled to announce that my wedding has been published in The Knot magazine!!! If you can't wait to get to the newsstand, there are a few photos from our nuptials on The Knot's website too! Phew — so glad to get that out!!!

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Scavenger Hunt

Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt Marriage Wedding

This isn’t just any ol’ scavenger hunt — it’s a Bachelorette Party Scavenger Hunt! It all started with my dear friend Jenn’s bachelorette weekend Miami. In the midst of planning, the other bridesmaid and I were brainstorming ideas and thought it might be fun to have a game that we played throughout the weekend. We weren’t interested in the stereotypical bachelorette games. We wanted to think outside the box. When I mentioned that I participated in a scavenger hunt in Los Angeles and thought it could be fun with a “bachelorette” twist, we immediately started brainstorming! Once our list was complete, I designed a 2-sided card (pictured above) including our ideas and some empty lines that could be filled in as we were inspired over the course of the weekend. We handed these out as we toasted Jenn and, well, the rest is history! At the end of the weekend, the score was tallied and one lucky winner went home with a prize — a tank top with a line from a song by these guys!

This weekend I’m off to my own bachelorette party in New Orleans — JazzFest, Po-boys and beignets, here we come! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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Here Comes the Bride

Bride Bridal Shower Invitation Envelope Liner

I’m one lucky gal! Not only one but TWO bridal showers are being thrown for me in celebration of our upcoming June nuptials! I’m headed back east this weekend because two of my sister-in-laws are hosting the second bridal shower near where I grew up in Pennsylvania. In contrast to our Jack & Jill shower back in February, this shower is going to be just us gals! How does that translate to the invitation design? A pastel color palette with a pop of metallic gold and a font with lots of swoops and swirls!

This invitation design started with the ombré background (hand drawn by yours truly!). It provided some color and texture upon which the slate grey typography was set. The swirly, curly and very girly Carolyna font is balanced by the clean lines of two sans serif fonts: Bebas Neue (outlined) and Nobel. (Psst, Bebas Neue is a free font download!) The modernity of the sans serif font is carried over to the color of the envelope and the clean lines of the gold herringbone paper used for the envelope liner. The liners were hand cut using Paper Source’s envelope liner template. For a quick refresher on how to line envelopes, check out my DIY video!

Looking forward to sipping some bubbly, noshing cupcakes and catching up with all the gals!

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