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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Etsy Shop

HOW embarrassing! It's been such a long, long, LONG time since my last blog post! I think I have an good excuse though... getting MARRIED and all! :) It was such a wonderful day! I had SO many projects I did for my wedding. Everything turned out exactly how I imagined it. I plan on posting those projects eventually so keep an eye out for that!

Here's one of my favorite pictures from my wedding day. Taken by Janey Pie Photography.

In other news, and the reason I am writing this post today...

I have officially opened an Etsy shop! YAY!

I love making invitations so I decided to sell some online! I only have a few up there right now... variations of ones I have made before. I opened the shop at the end of November, and finally got my first sale today! I was SO excited! Hopefully it will lead to more sales! :)

I love doing custom orders so next time you are needing an invitation for a birthday party, shower, wedding, etc., consider me! :)

Merry Christmas!

❤ Emily

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Project of the Week: Learn a lot with Mrs. Scott Blog Design

My sister-in-law, Katherine, started a new teacher's blog recently and needed some help with the design of it. She had been getting a lot of views so she wanted it to look good. She knew she wanted it to be blue with green polka dots and to have an owl. That's where I came in! In just a few hours, I revamped her blog! Check it out!

130 days until my wedding!  I'll have a lot of fun projects to post from it the months to come! :)

♥ Emily

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Project of the Week: Save The Dates

My wedding is only 6 months away, and I think I am on schedule with everything I need to get done! In March, Janey Pie Photography took our engagement pictures, and last week, I sent out a save the date postcard that I designed featuring one of those pictures! We have a lot of family from out of town (especially on Will's side) so we wanted to make sure everyone had an heads up so they can plan to travel! And well... it was also just a fun little project for me to do! :)

Front of postcard

Back of postcard

The process for this save the date took awhile because, as a graphic designer, I wanted to set up a brand for all my wedding graphics. So in order to design my save the date, I had to design my wedding invitation. It was difficult (as I knew it would be) to decide what would be the perfect design for my wedding day. I wanted something that said "fall" but wasn't overly fall... No orange leaves or pumpkins.  After I finally was satisfied with my invitation design (which you will have to wait and see!) everything else, like the save the date, fell into place!

I also have been working on my wedding website, www.barlettwedding.com (A hint of what the invitation will look like). I wanted someplace for my guests to go to learn a little more about the wedding, especially places to stay.

The wedding invitation, save the date and the website were the biggest projects for my wedding lately, so now that they are complete,  I need to start focusing on what's next!  :)

♥ Emily

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Project of the Week: Wedding Cake and Photos

Hello! Long time, no speak! I know, I know... I haven't been updating my blog like I should... BUT! Rest assured! I have been VERY busy and creative! Planning a wedding is like working on one HUGE art project. The most fun/biggest/hardest project of my life! I have been working on my invitation, save the date, website, decorations, etc.... So many things! I can't wait to show y'all everything, but I can't yet! :)

My wedding hasn't been the only thing on my plate. I made my first ever wedding cake a couple of weekends ago for my dad's wedding. It came out nice. I just did a two tier cake with some piping ( I piped a bunch of S's to represent my dad's last name). I tasted great! Chocolate cake with white buttercream icing! Yum!

Also, in March I had a little photo shoot with my two nieces, Maddie and Natalie. Here are some of my favorites!

I also would like to recommend the leisure classes at the Louisiana Culinary Institute. I have taken a pie making class and two cake baking classes. They are a lot of fun, and you learn a lot of good tips that you wouldn't know just looking at a recipe!  They have other classes besides baking. Check them out!

♥ Emily

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Somebody's Getting Married!!!

Yes, it's been a while since I have posted anything, but I have a good excuse.... I am working on, as I see it, the biggest art project of my life!!! On Thursday, December 22nd, on our 3rd year anniversary, my boyfriend asked me to marry him! We are extremely excited and have been busy planning ever since! We have a lot of the big stuff done already! The location (Magnolia Mound Plantation), the caterer (LA Bayou Bistro), the cake (Ambrosia Bakery), the photographer (my friend Jane, Janey Pie Photography), the Florist (my wonderful Aunt Tammy), my DJ (an iPod and my brother) and my dress (Alfred Angelo)!

The wedding is October 27, 2012, and though I have some big stuff out the way, I have so much left to do! But most of it is stuff I want to create! So this year my blog will be filled with many of my wedding projects! I may not have many to post at first, but as the date draws closer, I should have many projects to share!

Here are some of the things I will be working on:
  1. Save the dates - Most of Will's family is live in other states so we think it would be a good idea to send out save the dates. I was thinking of maybe just an email, but I got a good deal at Vistaprint.com so I think I may be designing some magnets! Still debating that though!
  2. Invitations - Oh, invitations... Now... I love making invitations. But designing MY invitation for MY wedding... THIS will be one of my biggest challenges yet! I know I am going to be SO picky and want to make it perfect. So I have a feeling this is going to be tough one! I started playing with it, and it's already making me mad! hehe :)
  3. Wedding website - I decided that I will make my own wedding website. I know you can make quick ones for free on theknot.com, etc., but I really want to customize it to the look I want!
  4. Centerpieces and decor - have a lot of cool ideas for decorations. I will share some of those ideas in a bit!
  5. Favors - I have a few ideas of things I could do for favors!
  6. Cake topper - This is a maybe... I saw some ideas I like, and I think it would be really neat to make myself!
The Color Palette

Why, oh, why did I have to envision a color palette that is going to be so hard to work with?! This is how it happened. I always wanted my wedding color to be a dark blue. I had always envisioned getting married in the spring time, so I saw the dark blue bridesmaids dresses with bright, springtime flowers. But after we got engaged, we decided on a fall date. So what to do? I didn't want a typical fall color scheme. So after browsing the internet I came across this color palette using a dark teal blue. I fell in love....

It's fall.. but not "too" fall! LOVE! What I am NOT going to love is trying to match the teal. Everyone's definition of teal is different... it can be lighter... it can be darker... it can be greener... it can be bluer... the color I want is just like the dresses below. This is the color I want my bridesmaids to wear. It's called "Tealness" from Alfred Angelo.

So a darker, bluer teal... I also want to use browns, tans, flower colors of orange, red, yellow and salmony pink. I would like to have the tablecloths at the reception to be this teal color too. I got some fabric samples in from suppliers, but they aren't the "right" teal. So I am going to have to get creative and make it work somehow because I love this color!

Decor Ideas

Our ceremony and reception will be held at Magnolia Mound, a pretty plantation near LSU's campus. The ceremony will be on the steps on the back of the plantation home, and the reception will be held under a big, nice pavilion.

Magnolia Mound's Pavillion
So, as you already know, for tablecloths I would like the dark blue teal... but I am not sure if that will happen yet. For the centerpieces, I am thinking I want mason jars! All different sizes! Some with flowers and some with candles!

I want the mason jars to sit on round tree slices in the middle of the tables!

I also want my wedding cake to sit on a tree slice!

I think this is an awesome "guest book" idea!

I am thinking of getting a wood burning tool kit to burn the heart and initials on the guest book tree slice and the centerpiece tree slices! My mother's work should be able to make these slices for me!

I also love the look of burlap!

Since Will is known for his cookies, we are thinking about this for the favors!

Well, this is all I have to share so far! All of these ideas could change before the end of it! All I know is that this will be a chance to do a lot of fun projects so I am excited! It feels kinda weird though because these projects are focused on me when I am usually doing it for other people!

If anyone has any ideas or tips they would like to share, please let me know!! :)

So keep an eye out this year for all my wedding projects... and others as well! I still have a Christmas project I have been meaning to post. Maybe I will get around to that next week!

♥ Emily