BEAUTIFUL BEACH WEDDING!

I think I spent a solid hour clicking back and forth over these amazing shots of my client’s wedding. How beautiful are these pictures? It really warms my heart when a client thinks enough of me to send pictures of their wedding day. Laura and her husband Lindsey, could not have looked happier! Photographer, Caroline Robert, of Sweet Caroline Photo, did an amazing job capturing their beautiful smiles and the amazing scenery. How beautiful do they look? She is simply gorgeous! Wow! She also sent along shots of all the custom creations I made.

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I really worked to create a theme that could be carried throughout the wedding celebration. A custom color palette, monogram, and font can transform and bring order to any wedding. I look the wedding as an event that should have a true story and continuity throughout, capturing the importance of the occasion and the personality of the couple. Laura and Lindsay, nailed this wedding and their guests had an amazing time celebrating with them. Check out the wonderful vendor below that helped them pull together such an amazing wedding.

Laura met up for lunch a few weeks back in Dallas while she was in town and she couldn’t have been sweeter. She’s a successful salesperson for Roadtrippers.com, an awesome resource for planning your next trip. Check out her bio HERE. She was so complimentary and really encouraged me to utilize my talents as a designer on an additional pathway I’ve been working on. I am so thankful for her, and others like her, that have taken their time to support me. I look forward to staying in touch and supporting one another. Thank you.


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Grace Flowers:

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https://www.graceflowershawaii.com/

Swept Away Events:

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http://www.sweptawayevents.com/

Photo: Caroline Roberts:

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http://carolinescollective.com/

Venue: Mauna Kea Hotel:

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https://maunakeabeachhotel.com/

Hair and Makeup: Mara McMichael

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http://www.beautyluxshop.com/

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Jillian and Brady • McKinney, Texas

This past week my good friends at Lot 207 and In Season Catering hosted an amazing rehearsal dinner for some really great people, Jillian and Brady Luby. We began working with Brady's mother, Donna, months ago creating custom invitations, menus, seating charts, table numbers... you name it. We even used a design Carol created on chocolate made by Yelibelly Chocolates! It was such a blast working with Donna, and we hope to work with her again very soon. Congratulations Jillian and Brady! Oh, and of course, Carol designed a map for their wedding! Check out some of the photo's before the party started below.

SHOUT OUTS!

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McKinney Bridal Show 2016

CW Designs has had a wonderful start to 2016 and the good times kept rolling when we attended the 2016 McKinney Bridal Show at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. We set up in our familiar cozy spot with our new video montage of some of our favorite work. The McKinney bridal show is one of the best if not the best show in DFW. Rebecca Heart of the MPAC does an amazing job getting the word out and putting together some of the best wedding professionals around. We had a wonderful day mingling with fellow vendors and friends and enjoying the energy that only newly engaged couples can provide. It was quite a day!

To our amazement bride after bride and couple after couple were familiar with our work and ETSY shop. Others were followers on Pinterest or actually received wedding invitations and wedding maps designed by us from friends and loved ones. Now it's their turn! One bride was casually talking to her friend about a wedding map she saw at a friends wedding, only to realize that the map she was referencing was featured on our video montage! It really is a small world. Bridal shows are great because you can get a sense of what brides are digging these days. We received some valuable feedback from some well prepared visitors and can't wait to implement what we learned. Other couples were a bit overwhelmed by the daunting task of planning a wedding, but we were able to settle some nerves and point them in the right direction. We love doing that!

Some of the best wedding professionals in the DFW area were within arms reach. They are not only talented professionals, but they genuinely care for their clients. Something we take pride in with our business. People like Julie Shields of Phase3 photography, Julie Blakey of Forever Events and Weddings, Scott Thomas of Creative Touch Audio,  Christie Connell of Azure Photography, Wendy Kidd of Each and Every Detail, Lindsay Crump of The Stalk Market, Laura Greiner of the McKinney Sheraton Hotel, and on and on and on. When a bride brought up that she was struggling to decide on a spot for her rehearsal dinner we instinctively suggested our good friends Jason Lewis and Carlos Gonzales at Lot 207. It was awesome and we hope these couples took our advice. We are really proud to be associated with such quality people and appreciate the support we've been given since setting up shop in McKinney. This is a very close knit industry and we know that with such wonderful support from clients, colleagues, and friends, 2016 is sure to be a wonderful year.

 

Favorites for January

State Save the Date

Multilingual Wedding Map

Modern Wedding Invitation

Modern wedding invitation




Customized!

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New Years Day 2015, I was contacted by a wonderful woman named Tracy about creating a custom wedding invitations for her wedding. Her and her fiance were getting married in September at the Liberty House in Jersey City, NJ, overlooking Manhattan. We had the normal exchanges of e-mails, but after she realized I created more than invitations and maps, she decided to customize her whole wedding! I designed invitations, wedding maps, luggage tags, stickers, even their "Just Married" sign, if it was on paper I designed it! She even had me design custom lunch boxes for the children attending the wedding! I’ve had some really amazing clients over the years, but Tracy and Van are definitely at the top. She was so fun to work with and always open to ideas. We woulds text each other anytime we thought of something cool, and through our correspondence I saw how sweet and considerate Tracy really is. She is always thinking of her friends and family and it was truly apparent on their wedding day. Her husband, Van, is really a lucky man, and I could tell the way she spoke of him that he really loved her. They are sooooo cute!  I am really proud of the small part I played in helping them celebrate their special day! It was an honor.

Since then we have worked on a couple of other projects including a map of her and Van’s travel on their yacht, Sunday Morning, and more recently a Christmas card. I had so much fun working on all of it, but sometimes I’d catch myself daydreaming of past travels and had to snap out of it! I truly love my career and the people I have met along the way. During this time of reflection and thanksgiving, I am so happy and thankful for people like Tracy and Van. She was my first client of 2015 and the catalyst for my most successful year ever! I look forward to working with her in the future, but more importantly I feel like I made a friend. I can't wait for the day when our families meet and I can give her a hug.

Thank you to Brandon Remler for the wonderful photographs!


 
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