Fresh Squeezed

June 23, 2011  |  Color Me Inspired  |  No Comments

It’s summertime y’all! Today’s palette is light and airy and, of course, FRESH!! It’s actually raining all week here so I think this would be the perfect thing to distract us from the gloomy skies. Enjoy!!

1. Elizabeth Ann Designs 2. Flickr 3. This is Glamourous 4. Mae Mae Paperie 5. Paula Deen 6. Yes Bride

A Night of Relief

June 14, 2011  |  Southern Fete News  |  No Comments

I am so excited to announce a fun event we’re throwing at 2504 Creative! In case you didn’t know, I share an office with Daniel Kedinger, a wonderful web developer and owner of Cruce Design and Jason Cohen, fab photographer and owner of Jason Cohen Photography.

We talked about hosting a Cafe Cohen night like we’ve done a few times in the past but wanted to raise money for several great causes in addition to the usual good time.

I will have some items from our Southern Life Collection available like perpetual calendars, 2011 calendars, memo pads and stationery cards (hello there, thinking of you, and a few initials). 100 % of these proceeds will go to sponsor a child (or children) for Hope for Kids, a program in Haiti that provides tuition, a uniform and shoes, etc to children and more than anything, a hopeful future.

Friend, vendors, brides, please join us if you:

a. love great coffee and have never tried a cup from Cafe Cohen (This is a must! Everyone who tries it says it’s the best in town!)

b. love looking at paper and want to see/leave with SF’s wedding or everyday collection

c. want to meet new friends or just want to come by and check out the studio

d. did I mention photobooth??  : )

We’d love to meet you! Details below! Or let us know you’re coming here!

Palm Springs Summer

June 8, 2011  |  Color Me Inspired  |  No Comments

There is something about black and white stripes that always looks fresh to me no matter how many times I see it! When I saw this poolside photo, I fell in love! I can see it now: a warm summer Cali night with poolside wedding and late night treats from the gastrotruck. Enjoy!!


1. Unknown 2. Green Wedding Shoes 3. Grey Likes Weddings 4. Snippet & Ink


June 6, 2011  |  Personal, Southern Fete News  |  3 Comments

Five years ago, I spent a summer in Philly interning at Philadelphia STYLE Magazine.

It was my first big adventure. Besides working at the magazine, I learned to love baseball watching the Phillies play, ate apples we picked about an hour beforehand. I took a train to NYC for my first visit to the big city and visited friends in DC. I was lucky enough to have family in suburbs to stay with. I left with a heavy heart knowing I wouldn’t ever live there again.

My sweet husband and I share so many dreams together. One of those dreams was to spend a month each year in a different city. We’re blessed to both own businesses where working remotely is possible. I’m so excited for OUR first big adventure together.

So for the entire month of August, we will be living in downtown Philadelphia!

Everything fell right into place as my spring and fall weekends began to pile high, while July-September I was able to keep free. This trip will be the perfect end to an already amazing spring wedding season and refreshing beginning to a crazy fall!

We’ve got a few things planned for our trip:

1. Working with our clients and on our businesses till about 2 each weekday. (I’ll still be working with my brides on wedding plans and taking invitation orders. And will also have a new team member starting soon to take care of things at the office.)

2. Exploring the city and finding inspiration for creative projects in the afternoon. (This is so essential for creatives to stay inspired and keep producing work they’re proud off.)

3. Taking trips on weekends to NYC, DC and Boston. (If you know me well, you know I can’t fly because of bad ears. : ( This will be an amazing opportunity for me to visit places I wouldn’t get to visit.) Edit: Will also be visiting two current brides who conveniently live in DC and Boston! YAY)

4. Meet and receive mentoring from event planners and stylists and florists. (So excited about this!) Philly vendors, email me if you’d like to meet a chat paper or wedding day war stories!

Our apartment is about 1/2 a mile from my favorite view of the city! Ben Franklin Parkway…

and the Philadelphia Museum of Art! These were the only three photos I took all summer, can you believe? This girl’s got a new grown up camera this time, so expect plenty of inspiring pictures!

We Have A Winner(s)!

June 6, 2011  |  Southern Fete News  |  No Comments

Last night I got to sit with one of my best friends and a new friend, as they flipped through the new collection. Getting to see and share in their reactions was priceless. It summed up the last week for me.

I am grateful for every tweet, pin, blog post, comment about the new collection. My heart is full and I’m feeling incredibly blessed to do what I do.

Enough mushy gushy stuff. Who are our two winners?!?

Sara Neely – 100 wedding invitations

Katie Bond – 100 stationery cards

Congrats Ladies!! And thanks again for everyone’s support!

Also, I’ll be posting this afternoon about some exciting personal news!!

Easy, easy, there’s no bun in the oven, yet. : )

Let’s Celebrate!

June 1, 2011  |  Southern Fete News  |  1 Comment

…with two giveaways! After many long days the last few months, the collection is live on our site and I could not be more excited. So we’re having a contest to give away:

100 INVITATIONS AND RSVPs to one lucky bride AND

100 STATIONERY CARDS to one vendor/SF friend/etc. (custom thank you cards from the collection of their choosing).

We have a few ways you can enter.

Twitter – Tweet the link to your favorite suites from the new collection.

Pinterest – Pin your favorite suites from the new collection.

Blog – Post about our new collection and your favorite designs.

AND because we’re so excited to finally get to share the collection with you (I seriously can’t wait to see the color combos y’all come up with for these designs!!) all who enter the contest will automatically receive 5% off their next order! : )

Contest ends Friday at midnight! Both winners will be announced Monday!