I still can’t believe my baby brother is married!  AND Nick and I finally get a sister!  Here’s a peek at some of the Rustic DIY Wedding goodness I helped them whip up.

Lofton Creek Outpost at North Hampton Fernandina Beach Florida Gate

The ceremony and reception took place at the Lofton Creek Outpost at North Hampton, Amelia Island.  I couldn’t resist the urge to use the gates to the venue on their wedding invitations…

Lofton Creek Outpost North Hampton Wedding Invitations Rustic

Liz bundled them up pretty with a piece of raffia and had a close friend add the calligraphy on the tags.  Kraft paper envelopes add to that rustic feel and I’m happy to say, I’m now keeping them in stock for all of my rustic brides!

Rustic Wedding Invitation Lofton Creek Outpost North Hampton Florida Twine

Here’s a photo of the bride and groom at their rehearsal.

Bride and Groom rehearsal at Lofton Creek Outpost

So perfect for each other these two!

With everything outdoors, they played up the rustic feel with mason jar lights, canvas drop cloths for tablecloths, and lots of burlap accents.  Here’s a detail of the burlap pennant banner I made for them “Alan ♥ Liz”

DIY Burlap Wedding Banner

Florida can get mighty hot in May, so program fans were a must!

Rustic Wedding Program Fan Lofton Creek Outpost North Hampton Florida Amelia Island

All of their paper goods were printed with chocolate brown and tan archival quality inks, so those mementos won’t fade as the years go by.  Of course they also had a Thumbprint Tree Guestbook, but I had a little too much Sangria to photograph it at the end of the night.

Heather and Big Al too much Sangria

I think Big Al had a little too much Sangria too…lol

Bride and Groom leaving Lofton Creek Outpost North Hampton Sparklers

All in all it was a spectacular night.  Alan & Liz have a wonderful group of friends that helped them pull together their day…so much love and so many details I wished I had captured!  More to come, I’m sure!

Sparkler photo courtesy of Jerrett Dornbusch

Wedding Paper Goods:  theinklab.etsy.com

 

 

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Meet Annie

January 29, 2010

Not only is she my beautiful new cousin-in-law, she’s also one talented photographer.

She was so gracious to tote her camera along for our wedding day, and we are eternally grateful for all the little stories she captured along the way.  Here’s just a few of her stand out shots.  Oh and in case you’re wondering, her studio is based out of Chicago, and yes, she will travel to capture your special day.  View more of her work here…CLICK!

Tags for our wishing tree…one of these days, I’ll give a tutorial on how to make these little gems.

Aerial view of our nest bouquets.

Grapevine nests made by my dear Granny, and of course, my dahling blue birds.

Nick waiting to see me (Chris making sure he doesn’t run away)

Time to get hitched!

Toasts!

Dancing!

The one and only glass of wine I had all night…

More dancing!

and the Brosef being his usual self…managed to tape one cup to the back of our limo.

Annie, you have no idea how happy he was you photographed this cup.  Thanks again for the beautiful photos, we sure hope you had a great time!

All images © 2009 Ann Kristen Photography

Last year he got this one…(the original, of course)…this year a little something to remind him of his 3 months in Central America.

“Tamarindo Bay, Costa Rica”

8″x10″ Acrylic & Oil Wash on Illustration Board

©2009 Heather L. Young

Easter Recap

April 14, 2009

I ventured home for Easter…the first time in nearly 10 years.

eastereggs

It was great to see that not much had changed.

easterbrosef

The Brosef still gets excited for the Easter Bunny.  I apologize for the blurry photo…he was bouncing around like a kid who had consumed a few too many peeps.

easterleeanne

Lee Anne’s competitive nature was out in full force.  Not only did she produce the prettiest eggs, she also dominated wii bowling.

easterdadcake

Dad baked and constructed the famous Bunny Cake.  Oh how I missed Bunny Cake.

easterbunnycake

I helped decorate Mr. Bunny, although, the whiskers were all Dad’s idea.

Fun times indeed.  Hope the Easter Bunny was good to you all!

my gift to the brosef…

December 27, 2008

He paid a visit to Seattle shortly before his three month journey to Central America.  He put in a small request for a painting of the Seattle trees, and here it is.  Directly translated from his photos, however, a bit abstracted…I’m thinking I might paint more like this…

seattletrees

“Seattle Trees”

8″x10″, Acrylic and Oil wash on Illustration Board

©2008 Heather L. Young

Beets for the Shrute in You

November 11, 2008

Aside from fitting in with the series for obvious color choices, beets are my homage to the greatest tv show on the planet right now.

redbeets

Beets for the Shrute in You, ©2008 Heather L.  Young

Of course I’m not the only person paying tribute this week.  The Brosef, all the way from the tropical paradise that is Costa Rica, finds time to watch the greatest show on earth.

alananddwight

more than i expected…

July 12, 2008

to chop off that is…but it was a heck of a lot of fun and hopefully someone here will benefit from my long locks! I must say…no better scissors to do the trick than those of the Hair Princess! (Trust me folks, I’ve been going to her for 7 years, and never have I walked away with a bad cut or color) So here’s a 10 minute sketch of my new bed head this morning…still sassy!

Thanks Renata and Bekah for a supremely fun Friend-a-versary! Oh and for the complete run-down on our day, be sure to visit Bekah’s Blog…(real pics over there!)

p.s. It was great to see you again too Charla!

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One more thing….

H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y Little Brosef of Mine! Love you and hope you have a super-fantastic day!

Can’t wait to see you at graduation!