Just before the start of the New Year, I was approached by Ash and Laurel of Ashley Hilton Jewellery to use one of my Oak Tree Drawings on a sample wedding band.  I’m always thrilled to work with other Etsy sellers, and I promptly agreed.  I could not have been happier with their translation of my drawing, except to find out that others wanted their very own Spanish Moss draped rings AND to hear that it was featured on Huff Post Weddings, May 1st!  What a way to start the month!

Huffington Post Feature Ashley Hilton Jewelllery

Their jewelry can be customized with your favorite tree, landscape, etc.  Pieces can be designed with  gem stones and a variety of metals, to suit any budget or style.  Here’s a link to the Savannah Live Oak band, if you’d like one for yourself!

Savannah Live Oak Drawing Heather L Young on Huffington Post Weddings

Thanks for finding me Ash and Laurel!  It’s been a pleasure working with you from half way around the globe!

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I have had the pleasure of working with so many Jekyll Island Club brides, that it’s about time I added this beautiful wedding venue to my collection of hand painted watercolor prints.   Each print is printed with archival quality inks onto watercolor paper, then painted and signed by yours truly.  For more information CLICK!

Jekyll Island Club Fine Art Print Watercolor Painting by Heather L Young

Jekyll Island Club Watercolor Painting Print

Prints measure 8×10″ and are matted to fit 11×14 inch frames.

After many requests, I’ve finally designed a Weeping Willow Tree Fingerprint Guestbook.  Available in Black / White or Chocolate / Ivory, these trees are perfect for Weddings, Baby Showers, Family Reunions, all sorts of gatherings!  The wording at the bottom is completely customizable and you can even dress them up with a couple of my love birds.  For more details visit The Ink Lab.

Weeping Willow Thumbprint Tree Guestbook

They all come mounted on sturdy 1/4 inch thick foam core, for easy display at your event!

Thumbprint Tree Guestbook Weeping Willow

 

Printed with archival quality inks to prevent fading of your keepsake over time.

Weeping Willow Guestbook Tree Baby Girl Nursery

Hope y’all are enjoying a happy spring!

 

 

Couples getting hitched at Whitefield Chapel take note!  Your invitation is the first impression your guests will get of your wedding day, why not give them a sneak peek of the beautiful gate and oak tree lined drive at Bethesda?

Bethesda Gate Wedding Invitations

Of course, I’m happy to coordinate your save-the-dates, menus, programs, weekend festivity cards, and other paper goods to match the invitations. The colors are completely customizable!  Choice or White or Ivory Paper.  Envelopes come in Ivory, White, and Brown Kraft Paper (for the rustic affair).  Colored envelopes like the blue shown are available upon request and may require an additional fee.  For more details CLICK!

Savannah Bethesda Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday y’all!

 

Delicately washed watercolor prints of Savannah’s Harper Fowlkes House are finally up for sale in the The Ink Lab!  Each print has slight variations that make it unique, comes hand signed and matted.  If you ever get a chance to visit Savannah, I highly recommend taking a tour of this beauty. From the exterior to the interior to the lush garden, this house embodies Savannah’s grace and charm!

Harper Fowlkes House Savannah Watercolor by Heather L. Young

8×10 inches

hand watercolored & signed

get yours here!

The bride’s sister commissioned me to capture that quiet moment before the the guests arrived and the festivities began.  I can remember peeking out of the window at my own wedding to see everything set up, and Aunt Pam tossing flowers down the aisle like a little school girl.  That peaceful moment was so full of anticipation.

custom wedding landscape oil painting by heather l . young

Custom Wedding Landscape

11×14 inch – Acrylic & Oil Wash

©2012 Heather L. Young

If you would like to commission your own for a loved one, please see this listing.  Additional sizes are available, just ask!  Also keep in mind that oil paintings take several weeks to paint and dry, so order several weeks in advance.  Gift cards available upon request.

My sweet cousin Rebecca is getting married this year and I have the honor of standing in her wedding.  I hosted a bridal shower back in December and wanted to share some of the handmade details with you.  While I still struggle with my baking skills (I spilled an entire tray of cupcake batter in my preheated oven, total mess!)  I relish any opportunity to get crafty with pretty little things.  Here goes…

DIY Paper Rosettes

I started with paper rosettes, constructed with sturdy papers found at World Market.  For a tutorial on how to make these super easy gems, see my guest blog for Be@Home.

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Next, I printed the lettering onto card stock, used a circular punch to keep them uniform, and adhered them to the rosettes with a dab of hot glue.

Love is Sweet Wedding Banner Paper Rosettes

The finished piece reads “Love is Sweet,” though my photo doesn’t do it justice.

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To compliment the custom banner, I cut corners and purchased these hanging decorations from Party City.

Custom Calla Lily and Daisy Bridal Shower Invitations

I had the most fun designing her custom shower invitations.  Her wedding flowers will incorporate yellow calla lilies and daisies, so I painted a simple floral swag to adorn the invitations.  (I wasn’t kidding when I said I was hooked on custom florals!)

Custom monogrammed keepsake box - Advice for the Bride

In lieu of a guestbook, I painted the couple’s wedding monogram on a keepsake box, and had guests write their “Advice for the Bride” onto little wooden hearts.  It may look fancy but all you need to recreate this monogram are some letters printed on paper, a sheet of carbon paper to trace the letters onto your surface, a good brush, and a little bit of paint!  If you don’t have a sturdy hand, make your monogram with larger block style letters.  For the last little detail, I used a scrap piece of handmade paper to line the inside of the box.

Calla Lily and Daisy Thank You Notes Vintage Inspired

I thought long and hard about favors.  I have received so many favors in the past that just get tossed in a drawer and long forgotten, so I wanted guests to have something they could actually use.  My solution was to print coordinating Thank You notes and bundle them with scrap ribbon I had in the studio.

Bridal Shower food table

Last but not least, the spread!  I purchased the little sugar flowers from Sweet Edibles to dress up the cupcakes.  The cake stand in the middle was a “I can’t stop myself purchase” from our local Humane Society Thrift Shop (seriously, $4 and all I had to do was change out the ribbon!)  The vintage embroidered tablecloth came from my friend and expert vintage scout, April Joy’s shop The Mint Green Tag Sale.

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Pam, Mother-of-the-Bride, Sierra, Robin, and Elizabeth

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The glowing Bride-to-Be and me!

We’re already  hard at work with details for the Big Day, so be sure to check back for more handmade wedding goodness!