LOVE the color scheme of these program fans, just perfect for a sweet outdoor wedding!
Tree Themed Wedding Program Fans

I offer these in theinklab fully assembled or DIY (I design, print and supply you with the handles and ribbon, you assemble)

 

The Ships of the Sea Museum plays host to all sorts of fabulous events in Savannah!  Each print is painted by hand making it unique and signed with love!

Savannah Watercolor Ships of the Sea Museum by Heather L. Young

Ships of the Sea Museum Savannah Watercolor Painting Print by Heather L. Young

Prints measure 8×10 inches and come matted to fit 11×14 inch frames.  Get yours here!

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.

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!

 

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!

I am so excited to now offer brown kraft paper envelopes for you rustic, nature lovin’ brides!  Being that I’m the daughter of a “paper man,” I’ve always appreciated the simplicity of brown kraft paper.  We used it to wrap Christmas presents and school books in it as kids, and we didn’t dare come home from the grocery store with plastic bags at our house.  (Cardinal sin to a paper bag salesman, and to the environment!)

Rustic Magnolia Tree Wedding Invitation Suite with Brown Kraft Paper Envelopes

Brown bag kraft envelopes are available for the newly listed Magnolia Tree Wedding Invitations & the classic Live Oak Tree Invitations

Rustic Wedding Invitations Live Oak Tree Brown Bag Kraft Paper Envelopes

Of course, I also offer White and Ecru Colored envelopes and the ink colors / wording are completely customizable, so if you’re looking for a more modern feel vs. the rustic woodsy trend, just ask and I’ll gladly dress them up for you!

I’m just getting started with “krafty” goodness, so be sure to check back!

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.

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

 

 

So many exciting things in the works for 2012!  I’ve been designing lots of Wedding Programs (think bi-fold, tri-fold, fans, and now lace)  with hopes of listing them for sale in my shop soon.

Lace Embellished Wedding Program

The problem is, I’d rather be creating than tediously listing items for sale on etsy…so if you’re interested, feel free to call or email me for more information.

I could get myself into serious trouble shopping for lace trim online.  Fun fun!

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!