Hi there! I know I have been entirely neglectful of blogging in 2014 (or always, for that matter). How boring! I’ll be better, I promise. So I am doing a little recap here, partially for selfish reasons, as 2014 has ended a bit crappy with sickness and frigid temps and bad family health news. I want to remind myself of all the good there was this year, and there was plenty! Some highlights that deserve sharing:
The year started with Fresh: A New Way to Plan Your Wedding. Produced along with many of my favorite Denver wedding vendors, guests enjoyed food, chocolates, florals, vintage rentals, and a fashion show by Emma & Grace Bridal Studio. (Photography: Red Shoes Photography / Make Up: Pretty Bride Shop / Hair: J Audrey Hair Studio)
I spent the Spring months working on some awesome projects, my favorite among them for Shannon Gray and David’s wedding at Chatfield Botanic Gardens, planned by Brynn at Save the Date Events. This laid-back couple wanted a casual and organic feel, so we combined flowing watercolors with kraft materials and a bright color palette. We housed it all in a box with a pouch full of goodies in the lid detailing the various wedding events. My favorite part was the invite for the wedding welcome reception on the 4th of July during a baseball game and fireworks at Coors Field – we custom-stamped a muslin bag filled with Cracker Jacks! This project may continue to delight in 2015, as we are nominated for an ICON award for the invitation design!
Summer = The Not Wedding! I spent my summer preparing for the biggest event I have ever been a part of: the first Denver NotWedding (now known as The Big Fake Wedding). I felt really honored to be hand-picked as one of the paper goods vendors. Inspired by the boxed invitation I had just finished, I continued in that vein so that I could include some very textured and surprising elements. We had been challenged as vendors to keep it simple with a blank canvas inspiration board, and only include details and pops of color when they made sense or to create impact. My overall design was white with pops of blue, and included a tiny palette of watercolors for recipients to paint their own reply card. I had a really amazing time meeting and working with the other talented Denver vendors (see everyone’s work featured on Ruffled Blog!). And I was also thrilled to be featured as the Big Fake Wedding Vendor of the Week in December! Photos by Jackie Cooper Photo, Our Love is Loud, and Green Blossom Photography.
It is always a treat to work with McCall Bureau of Lucky Malone Photography. My ears perk up when she comes a’ calling! This time was for the paper goods for a Moto-themed styled shoot at Stem Ciders in Denver. McCall and the lovely Lindsey of Bello & Blue Events styled a beyond-amazing scene full of leather and metal details that took our breath away.
I spent three years as Marketing Designer at Outward Bound, and this organization will always hold a special place in my heart. I also experienced a week-long course backpacking through Joshua Tree, and can say wholeheartedly that an Outward Bound course that takes you out of your comfort zone and into the wilderness can have a lifelong impact. I was honored to design marketing materials again for them this fall, and it was even fun to get out of the wedding world for a bit!
With a little downtime due to a nasty cold, I whipped up a funny personal “year in review” infographic for our family. Good for a chuckle (especially if you know who Ron Swanson is!).
Whew! I feel better already. Who cares about a silly cold?! 2014 was a great year. Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to my family, friends, lovely clients, and fellow wedding vendors for the business, support, learning and fun this year. And here’s to a wonderful and healthy 2015 for us all! I look forward to launching my first collection, creating magic with wedding couples, and some fun events and photo shoots with my vendor friends. xo