Eleven + West



4th of July Wedding Inspiration Shoot

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Happy Fourth of July! 

I recently was part of a shoot with some local vendors and wanted to share it with you guys today! This was a Summertime Rustic American Styled Wedding Shoot and we worked with a local florist and a REAL happily married and incredible gorgeous couple for the shoot. It was incredibly laid back, sunny, and fun to be a part of. I got to try my hand at styling for this one, and came up with the tablescape as well as the stationary! (I may have also crafted a last minute flower crown, don't judge me on that baby though! Focus more on the table florals and bouquet that were actually done by an AMAZING florist here in town) 

STLYING: For the tables I wanted to incorporate a lot of rustic and old details. They live on this incredible cute barn so I knew red would be a huge color component and I tried to balance that with white and blue vintage dinnerware. 

PAPER GOODS: This was meant to be informal and light hearted. The only traditional aspect of it might be the vintage-style airmail RSVP Envelope, other than that the rest is pretty whimsical and fun. We added some watercolor brush strokes, a navy envelope with red paint and a mixture of white calligraphy and handlettering. I loved getting to finish off the invitation with "Fireworks to Follow" 

You can see more from this shoot over at Gina Paulson Photography

Holiday Shop Introductions | My Christmas Cards

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Now that Halloween is over, I can officially start gearing up for Christmas. Okay, in the retail world this actually started months ago but I've been saving up to share with you guys! I have a few products that I can't wait to put out there and offer to you this holiday season! The first one actually came by popular request by friends and family and I've created a process that allows me to share it with even more people now! 

Meet my SEMI-CUSTOM Holiday Cards (which also happen to be my ACTUAL Christmas cards for 2015, adorbs right? Thanks Jordan for capturing our wedding so beautifully

What does SEMI-CUSTOM mean? Well as much as I would LOOVEE to hand-design a fully custom card for every human possible, I wanted an option that was cheaper and quicker for people. (Though, if you still want something totally custom- I'm all ears!) These are hand-lettered by me and the designs have the ability to be customized to your photos. So if you need to change the size, placement or color of any of them it can easily be done. I'm printing these on some really nice 110 lb cardstock and they come with envelopes! They are one sided and sharpie proof so if you do want to add your own little message to the back of any of them, you totally can! 

So how does it work? Check out the SHOP here  Under Almost-Custom Holiday Cards, you can view a large selection of ideas for the cards and start to get an idea of what you want. 

  1. Decide on how many photos you have and you want to use and decide on what saying you want on the card
  2. Select how many cards you need and click Add To Cart (NOTE: Shipping is already factored into cost, so there are no additional costs!) 
  3. Follow check out instructions on website
  5. You'll receive a digtial proof within 48 hours. EMAIL ME BACK with your approval.
  6. You receive them within 2 weeks. BOOM. DONE. 

Feel free to email me with ANY questions you have or if you're not sure which photo would look best you may send a couple and I can help you decide. I'm REALLY in LOVE with these cards, I want to make one for myself in like every design, that's normal right? I'd love to help you create your own custom Christmas card so let's do it! GO CHECK THEM OUT!! Thanks, friends!