wedding preview.

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pretty sure I squealed when I opened the email from our incredible photographers containing these preview photos. and, of course, I couldn’t even wait 24 hours to get them up on the blog…

it’s honestly a magical feeling to relive your wedding after being totally off the grid for over two weeks. remembering all of the little moments from the day, the ceremony, the reception – it just fills you with such joy. it’s an incredible feeling…(and was 100% worth all of the work).

more to come. xo

 
*all photography byfloataway studios
*venuesmog shoppe
*haircorey phillips
*makeuplex peterson

behind the scenes: save the dates.

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it’s the post you’ve all been waiting for! after working on our save the dates for so long, I’m beyond ecstatic to FINALLY share them with you. although legit photos are coming soon, I want to reveal our behind the scenes video, website & venue (so much I can hardly contain myself really). 
 

**the cards** 
funny enough, the design I ended up moving forward with, was one of the first ones I had originally sketched out. you basically get the run down of how I handcrafted these guys in the video. it was a lot of sketching, inking in all of the text (over 6,850 letters & numbers), and then using gouache to paint every single one. follow that up with some final details in ink, and you’ve got yourself a one of a kind save the date card. 

it was incredibly important for me to let our guests know and feel like they were getting a piece of artwork. even after all of the time that went into these, I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else. in fact, I’m so happy with the way these have turned out (and enjoyed the process so much), that I have already decided I will also being doing all of our invitations

**the website & video**
now, the video is a fun little bonus for our guests. I knew pretty early on that I wanted a behind the scenes section on our website. I always thought it would be fun to feature and in a way, count down to the big day. not only does it highlight the handmade details, but it’s a creative way to get our guests excited. my intent is that with each new video (that we plan to release over time as our date approaches), their anticipation will build just as much as ours! puff of course, built our website (thanks dear!), and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. it’s unique & very us (which is my #1 goal for our entire wedding). 

**the venue**
you might have also noticed, I’m finally revealing our wedding venue! yes, that’s right. we’re getting married @ the smog shoppe (<-insert super girly squeal here, as this is basically my dream wedding location ever of all time). I booked smog three days after our engagement (no, I’m not kidding), because I have loved the venue for quite some time. it’s such a unique & gorgeous space to say I do
 

sigh – isn’t puff cute in this first little video of ours? love that bearded man of mine.