Seaside Inspired Watercolor Save the Dates

You guys have probably heard me tell you how much I love the water and seaside inspired celebrations so many times you could recite it back to your grandkids someday. And I’ve also done my fair sharing of waxing poetic about gorgeous watercolor stationery on multiple occasions. That said, it’s probably pretty predictable that I’m straight up in love with these striped watercolor save the dates from Scout’s Honor Co.

Annemarie took inspiration from the couple’s plans for a summer wedding on the Jersey Shore, designing the save the dates to set the tone for the wedding’s color palette, the seaside locale, and the fun-loving casual atmosphere of the shore. She created them using gouache paint for the striped background and anchor, and hand-type for all of the text. The elements were then combined in Adobe Illustrator and printed digitally. Don’t you just love these? This is one wedding I’d love to crash. Thanks for sharing, Annemarie!

p.s. If you missed it yesterday, check out a little peek at Annemarie’s studio space.

{Photos by Scout’s Honor Co.}

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A Baby Celebration for Kristin + Tommy

Oh boy do I love a great backyard party. This colorful shindig was planned by photographer Andrea Hubbell for her good friends Kristin and Tommy in anticipation of the arrival of their baby girl. With a focus on bright colors, fun balloons, and delicious fiesta-inspired food, Andrea drew inspiration from the invitations by Smudge Ink from Rock Paper Scissors. I never grow tired of pretty mason jar centerpieces and love the budget-friendly mix of bright tulips and cheerful party balloons. And, allow me to just say – I love coed baby showers. Who says Daddy can’t be part of the fun?

Many thanks to Andrea for sharing this pretty little fiesta and congratulations to Kristin and Tommy!

{Photos by Andrea Hubbell.}

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Daydreaming of Paris

Traveling the world is one of my greatest passions in life and something I don’t get to do far often enough these days. Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world and I’ve loved living vicariously through Jordan of Oh Happy Day these past few months while she and her family have been living abroad. The pace is just so different there. You find time for long walks, leisurely visits over coffee, sweet desserts and even going to the market seems a much more wholesome pursuit than here in the States where we’re always hustling and bustling. If you need a little break, too, be sure to check out all of Jordan’s Paris adventures.

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Oh Happy Day and the launch of her newly redesigned site, Jordan is giving away a trip for two to Paris! Check out all the details at Oh Happy Day and get yourself entered to win.

{Photos by Jordan + Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day.}

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Studio Inspiration

I’ve been on the hunt for great studio and office inspiration as of late and loving getting a glimpse of the studio space of Scout’s Honor Co. on Brooklyn Bride last week. I’m a huge fan of Annemarie’s work so it’s no surprise that I find her workspace completely inspiring, too. The mix of great light, bright white walls, worn wood floors, colorful ephemera and cottage-inspired textiles is the perfect blend of form and function. This is a space I could hang out in all day.

{Photos by Scout’s Honor Co. via Brooklyn Bride.}

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A Hello Yellow Third Birthday Party

Good morning! Boy do I have a treat for your Monday. We’re talking a birthday party so bright and happy you’re going to forget all about it being a Monday morning. This is Burke’s third birthday party, where he happily shared the spotlight with five little friends who have a birthday around the same time. There was a tent of ruffled crepe paper streamers cascading over a candy buffet loaded with yellow treats and cute party hats to go around. Using one repetitive color easily pulled all of the details together and I love the awesome lemonade bar complete with lots of pretty fruit garnishes. Of course, you know I’m obsessed with these amazing ruffled streamers.

Sources –
DIY ruffled crepe paper streamers tutorial: MADE / DIY party hats tutorial: Oh Happy Day / Event design: Kojodesigns / Party wares: Hey YoYo

{Photos by Kojodesigns.}

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