I love love love when couples give me enough time play around with their invites.  Thank you Mara & Brett!  We added a deep purple backing board to the invite and coordinating envelopes.  They have just the right amount of shimmer to give their guests an idea of what’s ahead.  I can’t wait to see how the rest of this event comes together!

Tree Themed Wedding Invitations

a closer look…

Purple and Grey Oak Tree Wedding Invitations

For a peek at more of my wedding goodies, skip on over to The Ink Lab.

Not only are my new Welcome Bags more budget friendly than the hand-stamped bags, they are also customizable!…..Even better, you can now buy the labels by the sheet, so if you want to put them on favor boxes, smaller or larger bags, etc. you can!  The possibilities are endless.  I offer a choice of two designs:  the Forsyth Park Fountain, perfect for your Savannah Destination Wedding and The Candler Oak, a great choice for a tree themed event.

Savannah Wedding Welcome Bags

Buy them with the brown kraft paper bag for $2.25 per bag OR purchase a sheet of 4 labels for $3.20 per sheet…

Personalized Oak Tree Labels

Reduced rates for bulk orders!

Find out more about them in the theinklab. 

I’m sure there are those that will debate me on this, but Lafayette is hands down, my favorite of all the Savannah Squares.  I adore the patina on the fountain, the beautiful oaks that surround it, and of course the company it’s nestled between:  The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Hamilton-Turner Inn and the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home.

Lafayette Square Savannah Wedding Invitations and Ceremony Programs by FLYoung Studio

Happy Wedding Day Lauren & John! It was such a pleasure working with you and thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with one of my favorite squares, Lafayette.  I loved Lauren’s color scheme of Eggplant and Chocolate Brown and it paired nicely with the rustic kraft paper envelopes.

I’m so happy to now offer Tree Themed Place Cards! Choose from my moss draped Live Oak Trees, Magnolias, or even Weeping Willows!

Tree Themed Wedding Place Cards Escort Cards Photography Diana Daley

above photo courtesy of Diana Daley Photography

You are welcome to mix and match trees and/or colors to help differentiate entree choices.

Savannah Wedding Place Card Oak Tree Live Oak

above photo courtesy of Diana Daley Photography

Whether your wedding is large or small, all guests appreciate a personalized detail!

Thank you Diana for sharing your stunning photos with me!  Click for more beautiful photos of Erica & Matt’s wedding day captured by Diana!


I’m listing new wedding paper goods like mad in theinklab! 

Tree Themed Wedding Program Fan

Live Oak Tree Wedding Program Fans – perfect for your rustic outdoor wedding!

Lace Wedding Program Savannah Westin Wedding Photography Diana Daley

Lace Embellished Bi-Fold Wedding Program – a sophisticated and elegant way to add a little frill to your Big Day!

So much more to come!

Lace Program photo courtesy of the very talented Diana Daley.

Looking Back at 2011

December 31, 2011

I spent the greater portion of the year finding my niche (unexpectedly) in the wedding industry.  It started with a few brides and quickly snowballed into a full blown line of wedding paper-goods…most of which have yet to make it to my wedding section…(goal for 2012)

officiating wedding

Speaking of weddings, I officiated one!  (Thank you Val & Pat for a once in a lifetime honor – love, Officiant-O!)

aj and liz engaged

Love, there was just so much of it! Alan Jr., aka Brosef, proposed to sweet Elizabeth…finally, a sister for me!

Transitioning our sweet Lee Anne from life at home into a nursing facility was by far most challenging obstacle of 2011.  I have a long way to go accepting what HD has done to our family, but I can honestly say, that we have felt God’s Grace throughout the process.  To all of you who have taken the time to write letters, send family photos and care packages, and pay visits, you have no idea how much it means to all of us.  It warms my heart to walk into her room and see just how loved she is.

In other news, my baking skills have certainly improved since the first of the year.

I even learned to make Granny’s Famous Cherry Pie…

It took me 31 years to catch it, but I officially have Baby Fever.

I found time to hang family photos down the hallway, and it makes me smile every day when I walk by them.

Mom taught me how to Tie Dye, though I’m still pondering how I will find use for this technique in 2012.

We fed buffalo.  The herd of 30 arrived in McIntosh County in 2011, talk of the town!

Mom’s face here = priceless!

nick and i blackhawks game

We capped off the year with trip to Chicago for Christmas.  Tonight, we’ll keep it low key.  Just the two of us, our pups and a fire in the backyard.  A little peace before the firestorm that is 2012 arrives with all it’s surprises.

Best wishes to you all for a warm and wonderful New Year!

Many Thanks

October 23, 2009

One of the most enjoyable things about pulling this Savannah Wedding all together was getting to meet and work with other local artists…(and a few that aren’t so local)…

First, I’d like to thank the lovely Elissa Frankino for not only designing our rings, but allowing us to be a part of the process.  It was so much fun to see her studio, and make friends with her and her husband…Elissa, I’ll be happy to show you a painting trick or two, if I can just come play in your studio for day 🙂


Special thanks to Merritt of Appearances Salon for her hair magic!


One of the most meaningful gifts came from Nick’s Aunt Phyllis…Phyllis makes custom wedding gowns and accessories out of Chicago, and she was kind enough to create the perfect veil for me!  She even used the extra beads from my dress to adorn it.


Fabulous esthetician and girlfriend to my baby brosef, Elizabeth Schrom, was kind enough to do my makeup…(and that of most my girls)…she’s a true gem!


AJ of Nigh Bluey worked with me to create some beautiful custom Swarovski crystal earrings for my girls!  She was even so kind as to throw in a pair for me, that worked perfect with my dress.  AJ, my girls loved them more than you can imagine! I have a feeling we’ll be working on matching necklaces soon!


Some other folks that made this day spectacular:

Peacock’s on 37th – They saw my vision for the flowers, and far exceeded my expectations where they could have shown me the door.

The Gingerbread House – Made finding the perfect dress all too easy!

Baker’s Pride – the most yummy cake around, and the design fit right in…love love love our cake!

All About You DJ’s – your professionalism sets you apart from the rest!

Quantum Inc. – Employs over 175 adults with disabilities, and makes a slew of personalized products.  Thanks for the matchbooks and cocktail napkins!

Oglethorpe Trolley Tours – Thanks for getting all our guests back safe and sound!

Rev. John Haney – Your ceremony was absolutely beautiful!  We’ve heard nothing but raves!  Hope to see you real soon.

Angie & the entire team at the Savannah Yacht Club – Can’t thank you enough for your help!  The food was amazing, everyone had a wonderful time!


And last, but certainly not least, thanks to Jade McCully for capturing our special day.  It was a dream to have her photograph our wedding and it’s been so much fun getting to know her…for a look at her gorgeous photos form our day, CLICK!

Of course none of this would have happened were it not for our incredibly generous friends and family.  We love you all bunches!

Now it’s time to get back to work!