Archive | September, 2011

my coral fixation

23 Sep

when minhee from paper + cup asked me if i wanted to do a guest post on her newly relaunched blog i didn’t even pause before saying yes. i couldn’t wait!

we decided that a color inspiration board would be a fun thing to do and i had a blast pulling some of my favorite coral things together. i put the images together with captions i typed in a font i made from my actual handwriting. that way it felt like an actual sketch pad.

check out the full post on the new paper + cup sketchpad. scroll down the post for a fun little q & a session.

thanks again for having me minhee, it’s my honor to be one of your first features!

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“tunes”day: ‘never tear us apart’

20 Sep

why not bring some of the “charm” of the 80s to your wedding? no, not teased hair and shoulder pads, or blue eyeshadow up to your thick eyebrows—save that for a costume-themed bachelorette party! how about playing a little INXS?

here’s what i’m thinking… after your bridal party has walked down the aisle, you cue ‘never tear us apart’ and the instrumental starts to play. but don’t rush to the altar just yet…wait 15 seconds until the first verse starts (plus a little pause before the bride makes her entrance is always good). imagine walking down to ‘don’t have to tell you, i love your precious heart. i, i was standing, you were there, two worlds collided and they will never tear us apart”. if your aisle on the shorter side and you can make it to your man by 49 seconds in, there’s a great break before the song picks up. if you need more time, you can either enter earlier or just fade out once you’re front and center.

“tunes”day: ‘september’

13 Sep

in honor of the month, i thought i’d share one of my favorite classic dancefloor staples: “september”. you play this song by earth wind & fire and i will get up and dance. and so will most of your guests. because it’s good music, with horns, and a catchy hook.

happy anniversary

12 Sep

today my parents celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. i’m pretty sure they didn’t give each other any coral or jade, as is tradition, but back on their big day they did stay true to form, with two staples of any wedding: custom cocktail napkins and matchbooks.

because the napkins only have their nicknames and no date in a casual typeface, they’re pretty versatile. perfect for cocktail parties over the years that followed or various feasts and fetes. the matchbooks, with their names and wedding date foil stamped on the cover are a bit more formal, but a completely useful keepsake.

i always endorse little custom touches like these. my go-to resource for all things custom foil-stamped is for your party. the color options are endless and the product is always top notch. order extras, since you can keep using them after the wedding and throughout the marriage!

“tunes”day: ‘precious love’

6 Sep

james morrison’s “song for you, truths for me” album is one i could listen to on loop for a few hours. but ‘precious love’ is one of my favorites, and it’s got a beat that you can’t help but sway to.

and the lyrics? just sweet enough without over doing it. he’s professing his love and it’s precious, really.