Photo by Eric Seo
1 month ago today I woke up at 7 am and it felt like Christmas morning. I had spent the last 15 months preparing for my wedding day and I could not wait to see my Ben in his tux and proclaim our love before God, our friends and our family. It was a beautiful summer day, the weather was unbelievably pleasant (especially for August in RVA), the food was fabulous, the company was favorite and I'll never forget the memories I made that night with so many people I love.
I remember at the beginning of our engagement when Ben asked me what my hope was for the wedding. My response was that I didn't expect much, just for it to be the absolute best night of all our friends/family's lives. No big deal. Totally attainable. I was determined to make the wedding perfectly symbolize our love in every way, from the centerpieces to the music to the napkins. Like many a bride before me, Pinterest had forced it's DIY Kool Aid down my throat, urging me to make just ONE MORE decoration, and begging the question, why buy flowers when you can make fabric flowers YOURSELF?! Needless to say, I became insane. Luckily, Ben was there to tell me it wasn't necessary to draw a portrait of every single attendant at the wedding (yes, it got that bad) and that I should focus more on what the whole purpose of our wedding was - to promise to love each other forever. He's very smart. Unfortunately for my stress level, but arguably fortunate for my art business, I didn't take his advice until a few weeks before we said our vows...
One of my proudest achievements in my DIY explosion was making the labels for the guest tables be places that have significance to us, ex. Hogwarts. This idea was given to me by my crafty Mama - however I took it to an obsessive level by not just naming the tables places we love, but drawing them and making them peach & grey to match the decor. I was a little out of control. So after I completed the drawings, I learned a lot about photoshop and manipulating colors, which means that I can now make any of my RVA drawings your favorite colors! Check out all the peach & grey pretties below:
So now I have all these images and I'm able to manipulate them to be any color! Check em out! :
So head over to the Prints section and get your very own Richmond print in one of your favorite colors for only $12, shipping is free! :)
Photo by The Dominion Club
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Photo by Kristin Partin Photography
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